End the day with a story!
'Staying Home' by Sally Nicholls inspired by her experiences over the Lock-down with COVID-19
A story about a family of Raccoons and how they cope with the Lockdown
For lots of online games you can visit https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk. Please explore the Phase 1 and Phase 2 areas of the website.
Jolly Phonics in correct order with actions (sing along) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpdvv
- Sound out words for your child to blend e.g. Can you get your c-oa-t?
- Go on a listening walk. Ask your child to close their eyes and listen. What can they hear inside? What can they hear outside?
- Sing lots of Nursery Rhymes.
- Read books with rhyming words and ask your child to identify which words rhyme.
- Write letters on paper and ask your child to find one thing that starts with each letter and to then match them e.g. they could put a teddy on the paper with a ‘t’.
- Play ‘I Spy’.
- Watch Alphablocks on YouTube.
- Look for letters around the home such as on packaging.
- Practise writing your name.
- Watch Jolly Phonics Phase 2 on YouTube.
- Draw a picture of your family.
- Think of words that rhyme with dog or rat.
- Keep reading to your child everyday – ask them questions about what they have read. Here is a list of possible questions-
- Who are the characters in this story?
- Where is the story set?
- What is the weather like? How do you know?
- How is the character feeling?
- Who is your favourite character? Why are they your favourite character?
- What do you think will happen next?
- Can you think of a different ending to the story?
- Which was your favourite part of the story?
- You could support your child in making puppets or masks of the characters and then act out the story.
- Perhaps your child could paint the scenes or characters, writing their name on it and telling you the initial sound of what they have created, e.g. if they paint a duck, they would tell you it starts with a ‘d’. If your child is able to sound out all of sounds in a word, you could encourage them to label their pictures too.
- Can your child count how many stairs there are? Count the toys in the bath? Count how many windows and doors there are in the house?
- Continue to sing counting songs such as ‘1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive’, ‘Five Little Ducks’ and ‘Ten green bottles’.
- Go for number and shape hunts in the house, garden and during your daily exercise.
- Write numbers 1-10 on different pieces of paper and ask your child to find the correct amount of objects to go on each numeral.
- Play board games or make up your own. You could create a large chalk snakes and ladders outside. Encourage your child to recognise the pattern on the dice, count the jumps and recognise the numerals.
- Watch Numberblocks on YouTube.
- Can your child paint pictures of the family, their favourite toy, their favourite character and their house.?
- Your child could practise forming letters and numbers outside with chalk, or draw pictures using a paintbrush dipped in water.
- They could make their own instruments using rice in a plastic bottle, elastic bands around boxes or pans as drums. You could then sing nursery rhymes and your favourite songs.
- Bake a cake.
- Ask your child to help you hang the washing out, pairing up socks and using the pegs.
- Look in the garden for signs of Spring.
- Work together to make a Lego house.
- Have a scavenger hunt. There are some lovely ideas at https://buggyandbuddy.com/30-free-printable-scavenger-hunts-for-kids/
- Make an obstacle course with opportunities to jump, crawl and hop. You could time how long it takes to complete.
- Make your own play dough and then join in with a daily dough disco session on YouTube. What shapes can your child make from the dough? Can they make their family? Can they make enough cakes from their dough for each family member to have one?
Miss Hutchinson, Mrs Gurnhill & Miss Petty
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