Can you read the book The Odd Egg with your child up to the part when the egg starts to crack. If you don't have a copy you can find a version on youtube. Can the children predict what will be inside the egg? Encourage the children to think about what it could be and draw their prediction and mark make/ write to describe what they think it will be. Make sure you read the end with them so they can discover what really was inside the egg!
For example based on ability: Some children who are able to identify sounds in their writing might build a simple sentence using high frequency words 'in the egg is a ……...'. Some children will be able to use some sounds in their work to represent this. Some children may be able to use marks and lines to represent this sentence. Some children will be drawing a picture to represent their ideas.
Using this story discuss different animals that can hatch from eggs. How do adult animals care for their eggs? Watch a video of a chick hatching from and egg to make a real life link for the children.
The children can explore forming 'long ladder' letters. These are letters 'l, i, t, u, j, y.' Remember it is important for children to explore creating these letters in lots of ways, rather than just using a pencil e.g. in paint, in sand etc.
This video demonstrates how to form these letters https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/zcd9jty
Remember to continue reading a variety of stories with your child. It is important that children learn how to use books for example turning pages, holding the book the correct way, discussing the pictures in detail, predicting what might happen in the story and locating text on a page and knowing the direction of the print. This week can you practice the words: and, the, to, no. There are further phase 2 flashcards on the phonics play website. Don't forget to access bug club for simple picture books that your child can discuss.
We are on the sound 'l' and 'll'. Please use the phonicsplay website to practice and reinforce sounds. Maybe you could go on a sound hunt around the house and see what you can find that begins with that sound. Recap all of the sounds we have done so far: 's, a, t, p, I, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f and ff. Explore building simple cvc words using these sounds.
Can you recap and explore 2D shapes with your child. What shapes can you find going on a shape hunt around the house? Can you create a pattern using shapes. Discuss the properties of the shapes with your child e.g a square has 4 edges and 4 corners and all the edges are the same length. Use the links below to reinforce learning about shapes.
Please continue to sing number rhymes with your child such as 5 little ducks etc. Youtube have many versions of these.
Try and keep your children active by using these 5 minute workouts by The Body Coach https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/zwnh4qt
Also try these dance activities in Lets Move!
This week try the gruffalo dance.