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(Wk 2) 27.04.20

Below are some simple,fun things your children can help with at home that don't involve looking at a screen!

Hanging out the washing- Using clothes pegs is great for fine motor development. You can also get the children to put socks into pairs and count the items of clothing on the line.

Putting Away Clean Clothes- This is a great job for exploring a range of mathematical possibilities. Matching and sorting socks using size, colour and pattern would be a great start.

Cleaning and Tidying- Putting things away will involve a degree of matching and categorising. It will also lead to some great conversations. Even something as simple as having a go with the vacuum cleaner and then talking about how it works will be fascinating for many young children.

Washing the Car/Bike- This is a great sensory experience for young children. It’s rich in physical movements and often leads to some great water play too. 

Sorting out a Kitchen Cupboard- Helping to sort out the kitchen cupboard is a great activity for getting children involved. It will often naturally lead into talk about likes and dislikes and using different senses.

Cooking and preparing food- Measuring, weighing and talking about ingredients, utensils and following instructions. Explore fruit and vegetables when you’re making dinner together- How do they feel? What do they smell like? What do you know about them; do they grow in the ground? Or on a tree, or on a plant above the ground? Do they have seeds, or pips or stones? Can you find them and do you know what these seeds are for?  If your grown-ups have a safety peeler you might be able to have a go at peeling a vegetable. Perhaps you could make a simple soup or salad together.

Observational drawing - Lots of you have been really excited about the flowers and plants that you have spotted in your garden or on a walk. Looking at a photo or the real plant (if in your garden/on balcony) can you draw a picture of all the details you can see? Look very carefully at the shapes and colours and try to draw them just as you see them. You could then make a painting in a similar way. 

Music/Storytelling- Can you find some objects around your house to make sounds to go with the Jack and the Beanstalk story. Perhaps something quiet and tinkly for the magic beans e.g a little tin you can tap or some keys you can gently shake. Or something loud and frightening for the Giant such as a large pan that you can bang or stamping your feet. Try to tell the story using all these sounds.

Role-play- With some other people in your family you could have some pretend games. You could pretend to go to Scotsdales together: what would you buy? What would you need to grow some vegetables? How much does it cost? How will you get there and back again? Perhaps you could pretend to plant your seeds?

Useful websites

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/#subjects- The Oak National Academy is recommended by the Department for Education. There are lessons being taught by teachers. 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/maths/#subjects- The Oak National Academy (Maths lessons)

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/my-face-in-nature-reception-wk1-5/- Make a face using natural objects

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/zcx3gk7- What are seasons?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/ztdnyrd- What is day and night?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z2vdjxs- What is the lifecycle of a plant?

https://www.orchardtoys.com/dept/things-to-do_d0127.htm- Orchard Toys

The phonics learning for this week is attached below.

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