Home Learning Ideas
Ideas for Home Learning if you are unable to attend school.
Reading books together and talking about books
Spend time looking at books together. Talk about what you see in the pictures, about what is happening and what might happen next. Talk about how the characters might be feeling. Ask the children if they liked the story, what did they like best?
Play I spy, make and identify animal sounds, listen to and identify sounds in and around the house.
One of our first targets in Reception is for the children to learn to write their names forming the letters correctly. That means a capital letter at the start and lowercase letters for the rest. Correct formation is really important - they will be writing their name for years to come!
Look for numbers in the environment, on doors, buses etc. Count as you climb the stairs or as you set the table. Practice counting up to 10 and beyond.
Practice putting on their school jumper and taking it off independently. Make sure your child know how to use a knife and fork - fingers are not acceptable for most foods!
Fine motor control
Lots of activities to get their fingers working and to build up strength to support pencil control.
Spend time drawing, colouring and cutting (it is important children know how to hold scissors correctly and use them safely)