If you look on the Class Learning page for this week you will be able to find an overview of the learning we are focusing on in class this week, linked to our Book of the Week 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. Below are some activities you can try at home to help support your children develop their learning. There are many options so that you can choose those which best support your individual child, based on their current knowledge, skill and attention span. It is not expected that you do them all - choose those that suit you best.
- Practise singing the Jolly Phonics songs for this week's sounds: d g o c (below)
- Hunt around the house for items beginning with this week's sounds: d g o c
- Write some three letter words on cards and practise reading them together, make a snap game or play a game of pairs (Words that can be read using the sounds we have learnt this week: dad, sad, dim, dip, din, did, and, tag, gag, gig, gap, nag, sag, gas, pig, dig, got, on, not, pot, top, dog, pop, can, cot, cap, cat and cod).
- Complete this week's Phonics Home Learning sheet (below). You do not need to print it off, you can display it on a tablet/screen and talk through it. There are lots of ideas on the sheet to choose from based on the ability and attention span of your child.
- Play Picnic on Pluto or Buried Treasure on the Phonics Play website (links below). These games encourage your child to read and blend three letter words before deciding if they are real or fake words. You need to select Phase 2 set 1 and 2 sounds for each game. The username 'march20' and password 'home' gives you free access to the whole site.
To help your child practise counting things that they cannot see or touch, ask your child to close their eyes as you drop pieces of dried pasta one at a time, into a glass bowl (or something else that makes a sound). Ask your child to listen carefully and count in their head how many pieces they drop. When they open their eyes, you can count the pieces of pasta together and check if they were correct.
Practise writing the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3 using the rhymes we use in school:
Encourage your child to have a go at this Bear Hunt themed Yoga to develop their concentration and gross-motor skills
As a family create and tell your own version of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' Maybe you could create 'We're Going on a Dinosaur Hunt' or 'We're Going on a Dolphin Hunt.' Let you imaginations carry you...