Please read with your child for 20 minutes each day. This could be a story book which you read, a phonics book which they read or a mixture of the two.
Oxford Owl have a library of free books which can be read on a phone or tablet.
Follow the link below and sign up yourself. You can then access a variety of books which are age-appropriate. Start on age 3-4 (Oxford Level 1) and work your way through as your child gets more confident.
Today we are learning our new sound 'l'.
Watch the video below and encourage your child to join in. Once the video is finished, ask your child to practice l and ll 10 times each so that they are confident. Ensure that you provide lines for them to write on so that they know where to start the letters. It may be helpful for you to write the letters at first in felt tip for your child to trace over. After that, complete one of the following activities.
Blue challenge: sound out the following words for your child and as them to blend the sounds together. Once they have done this confidently, ask them to sound the words out for you to blend together.
Green challenge: ask your child to sound of the following words and write them down on lined paper.
Purple challenge: encourage your child to write 3 of the above words and then write the following sentences.
A lot of gulls.
A cats sits on my lap.
I fell in the mud.
Today we are thinking about the properties our our learnt shapes.
Watch the video below and then complete one of the following activities.
Blue challenge: play the 'I'm Thinking of a Shape' game with your child. Have examples of a square, a rectangle, a triangle and a circle in front of you and your child so that they have something to look at and reference whilst listening to your descriptions.
Green challenge: play the 'I'm Thinking of a Shape' game with your child. Have examples of a square, a rectangle, a triangle, a semicircle, a hexagon (or a pentagon) and a circle in front of you and your child so that they have something to look at and reference whilst listening to your descriptions. Once they are confident, allow them to describe some of the shapes for you to guess.
Purple challenge: play the 'I'm Thinking of a Shape' game with your child without examples. Provide descriptions for your child to decipher. Once they are confident, ask your child to describe some shapes for you to guess.
Today we are learning about the North Pole (the Arctic) and the South Pole (the Antarctic.)
Watch the video below where The Cat in the Hat talks about the two poles.
Talk to your child about the key facts that your learnt about the Arctic and the Antarctic. You could ask them some of the following questions.
What is the same about the two poles?
What is different between the two poles?
What animals live near the North pole?
What animals live near the South pole?
What do you think it would be like to live there?
What sort of clothes would you need to pack if you went to visit?
Activity: Create a representation of the North or South Pole. This could be a picture, a model using junk or construction or a collage. It is completely up to your child.