How to support learning at home
- Share a book and talk about the story/ pictures. Ask questions about what is happening in the story.
- Give the children opportunities to draw simple pictures.
- Write simple sentences.
- Write your name
- Practice key words
- Name the parts of the body – eyes, nose etc.
- Play ‘i spy’
- Talk to your children.
- Count to 10 – forwards and backwards and when they can do that start at different numbers.
- Match 1:1 objects e.g laying the table.
- Go on a shape hunt – find all the circles in the house.
- Sing nursery rhymes
- Write numbers
- Simple cooking – measure ingredients
Make Playdough with your child to practice fine motor skills
1lb plain flour
1 ½ pint of water
8 teaspoons of cream of tartar
4 tablespoons oil
Put flour, salt, cream of tartar into a saucepan.
Add colouring to water and stir into mixture in saucepan.
Stir to make a ball
Turn onto plate or worktop and let cool
Some ideas to keep you busy at home.
|Make a den||Make jelly||Decorate biscuits||Play simon says||Do a puzzle|
|Finger paint||Make a paper plane||Facetime a family member||Make a crown||Make sock puppets|
|Play a board game||Play charades||Have a teddy bears picnic||Dress up||Make binoculars out of kitchen roll ends|
|Plant some seeds||Draw a family portrait||Keep a diary||Play outside||Look at the clouds what shapes can you see|
|Play musical statues||dance||Perform a show for your family||Play hide and seek||Play snap|
|Make a band out of pots and pans||Make fruit kebabs||Play simon says||Freeze toys in ice watch them melt||Do some colouring|
Some useful websites you can access at home with the children
Jolly phonic songs
Oxford owl reading site
Yoga for children
Easy craft ideas
Lots of resources covering all different topics