Whilst your child is working from home there are lots of opportunities where they could practise their counting. I’ve made myself a health snack and have recorded a video demonstrating how we teach counting out at school. I am using the terminology one more and one less when adding to the number sentence. We say that we want to find how many there are altogether, when finding the total.
Food is a great resource to use when teaching counting, as it makes it a bit more exciting and feel a little less like learning (it may also help any fussy eaters try some new foods!)
Here are a couple of examples of a typical week when learning from home. Remember to take breaks and have fun with it! We recommend reading and stories above all else. We will be posting one every week onto class dojo which is tailored to the work we are covering.
Children in Reception should be practicing sentence writing at least once a week, using the graphemes, phonemes, tricky words and techniques they learn in phonics sessions. Here is a short explanation on how to write a simple sentence…Enjoy!
Why not have a go at the game clap, clap, turn around. You can use this video with your child or to become familiar with the rhyme. Hold up the sound while your child claps twice and spins around before calling it out. Remember the rhyme- “Clap, Clap, turn around, I’ll show you the letter, you tell me the sound.”
Aldi have launched an exciting new competition, which I have entered our school into. We need to design recipes that are inspired by Team GB. Your recipe can be for any dish (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert), but it must include features that are listed on the checklist, such as two fruits or vegetables.
If you would like to take part, have a look through the PowerPoint that I have attached and the overview sheet before designing your recipe on the template.
Please send your finished recipes to myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your class teacher, by 8.2.21.
Lewis in Year 6, has earned his ‘Community’ star on the Year 6 wall of fame by single-handedly collected over 70 tins of food amongst other things that were donated to a local charity ‘The Pantry’ who support people in food poverty. His stash was collected by them over Christmas.