The six week holiday is nearly here and whilst we want you and your child to have a relaxing break please spend time, with your child practising their Reception learning to make sure they are ready for Year 1. Make it fun and practical and just for a short amount of time each day-little and often! We have sent home activities to help your child with their learning-a whole pack of ideas. If you need more ideas look back at previous blogs for activities. Below are even more ideas! If you have any questions about the activities please come in and ask.
Have a lovely summer and thank you for all your support!
- Buy some pastry and let your child explore it. Can they make sausages? Can they make a sphere or other 3 D shapes? Cook the pastry afterwards and enjoy eating it!
- Make a fruit kebab by putting fruit on a kebab stick. Can your child make a repeating pattern e.g. strawberry, apple, strawberry, apple etc?
- Practise reading the Green words we have sent home.
- Each week get your child to choose their favourite activity that they have done and get them to draw a picture of it and write a sentence e.g. I went to the shop and got some sweets. Let them use their sounds to write the sentence.
- Set up a pretend shop at home and your child can choose items to sell. The prices of the items can match coin values e.g. 2pence. Can your child find the right coin to buy the item? Can they buy two items by adding the amounts together?
- Can your child make a model using junk materials e.g. bottle tops, small cardboard boxes? Can they make a car, a camera or a boat?
- Can your child find minibeasts when you go for a walk or go to the park e.g. ants, spiders, butterflies, bees? Which one did you find more of? Which one do you find less of?
- When your child is having a bath give them different sized containers that they can fill with water. Which hold more and which holds less? How do they know? Can they make the containers empty, full, nearly full, nearly empty or half full?
- In the park or the garden get your child to practise jumping, running, jogging, hopping, skipping and balancing on one foot!
- Let your child make toast and get them to spread their favourite toppings onto the bread.
- Play a board game with your child e.g. snakes and ladders or play pairs using cards.
- Research a Superhero! Can your child choose their favourite Superhero? Look it up on Google! Can they draw a picture of them? Can they write a sentence about their super power using their sounds to spell the words?