Letters and Sounds: Initial Sounds Sheet - Sit with your child and clearly say the first image name, (having the jolly phonic sound sheets to hand will be useful). Can they say the word clearly and hear the initial sound?
Emphasise the sound and use the action to help ie. b b bee. Your child is not expected to recognise the graphemes/letters at this stage so will need you to tell them the two options given. "Does b b bee start with a 'b' or a 'c' sound?"
Exercise Maths: Remove jokers and picture cards from a standard pack of cards. Assign an action with your child to each of the 4 suits. Perhaps: Hearts - punch in the air with alternate arms, Diamonds - Shoulder rolls, Spades - windmill arms, Clubs - jumping jacks/star jumps.
Take turns to turn over a card and complete the action represented the appropriate number of times. eg. 5 of clubs - jump 5 times, 8 of hearts - punch in the air 8 times.
Can your child recognise the number on the card? Check together by counting the symbols. Remember to count as you do the actions to the required number.
10th February - Whole School Book Day!
Story: Mrs Perryman reading So Much - YouTube
Make your own book about your family:
Fold a large piece of paper in half three times to create 2 rows of 4 equal sections. Carefully cut along the middle fold by sections 2 and 3 and push out to fold into a book.
Write on the front cover and talk about the members of your family with your child. They can draw the different people onto the pages. Read through together.
Other Ideas you could try Based around the Book - So Much
Look at a selection of family photographs .
Show your child a photograph of them as a baby, 1 year old, 2 year old. What could they do at that age? What can they do now that they couldn’t do then? Look at pictures of other family members as a baby. Are there any black and white photographs? Why are these photographs black and white? Do they show older family members when they were younger? Talk about how life was different then.
Do you have any photos of family celebrations? Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, Christmas etc. Talk about the traditions of each celebration.
Plan a Family Celebration - It might not be anyone's birthday but you could celebrate 'Wonderful Wednesday' or have a 'Dinner Dance'! Make invitations for the family members and plan a menu. Perhaps you could make a cake!
Lay the table for your family celebration - How many people are there? How many knives, forks, cups do you need? Write out name cards for everyone in your family to show them where to sit. Role play as a waiter/ waitress. What would everyone like in their sandwiches for lunch? What drinks would everyone like to have with their dinner?
Favourite songs - Ask everyone in the family what their favourite song is. Listen to each person’s favourite song and make up a dance or some actions to match for you all to join in with. Do you like the same music?
Make a seasons Birthday Bar Chart: You could draw or paint something for each season eg. A daffodil for spring, bucket and spade for summer, bonfire for autumn and a snowflake for winter. Or you find some family photographs taken in each season.
Think about what season each member of the wider family was born in. Write their name on a postit note and add it to the season chart. How many are born in each season? Which season has the most birthdays? Practice writing the numbers.
Maths: Using the 10 frame to help complete the owl dot to dot in the resource pack.
Letters and Sounds: Mrs Perryman Banana Song - Sound b - YouTube
Watch: Brilliant Bananas: from field to fork - YouTube
How to make Frozen Banana Pops - YouTube
Story: Mrs Perryman reading You Can Swim Jim - YouTube
Letters and sounds: Mrs Perryman Blending animal names - YouTube
Letters and Sounds: Mrs Perryman Robot oral blending - YouTube
Maths - You will need your 5 frame and 5 cars or other objects Maths 5 frame and cars - YouTube
Letters and Sounds - Make a snake from pasta, cereal hoops, cardboard or anything else you have around and practice saying the sound 'ssssssss'
Go for a hunt about to see what things you can find that begin with the sound 'sss' eg. socks, soap, spaghetti, spade, slugs!
Listening Walk – Make a big listening ears headband using the sheet in your resource pack.
This activity can take place inside or outside. Remind your child about the things that good listeners do (keep quiet, have ears and eyes ready). Take a walk around the garden/park/house stopping now and then to ask 'Adam, Adam (your child's name), What Do You Hear?'
Talk about the different sounds they can hear. Can you make the sounds?
(Perhaps a bird, motorbike, wind, plane or washing machine, tap dripping, toilet flushing etc.)
After the walk, make a list of all the sounds they can remember. The list can be in words or pictures.