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The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about celebrations. Learning may focus on different types of celebrations that take place and who may celebrate them. It could look at how people celebrate different events differently in other parts of the world.
Look over a selection of photographs of family celebrations and discuss with your child:
- what the celebration was about
- who attended
- what you did to celebrate
- when it took place
- whether it is an event that happens each year
Can your child remember the event taking place? What do they remember of it?
Plan a family celebration
Now, more than ever, celebrating the little things can be really important.
- Decide on a family celebration for the week. This could be a family indoor picnic, meal, dance, etc. Ask your child to write invitations to family members to the party.
- Create homemade decorations using coloured paper (If you do not have coloured paper at home, you could use old newspaper or wrapping paper) You could make paper chains or bunting.
- Plan a menu for the party and make the food together.
Watch the Let’s Celebrate video collection for Easter. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-easter
- Discuss the celebrations with your child. Did they celebrate Easter? Which of the events did they take part in?
Watch the Let’s Celebrate video collection for Eid-al-Fitr. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/lets-celebrate-eid
- Discuss the celebrations with your child. Did they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr? How did they celebrate? Are there any similarities and differences between the celebrations they saw in the Easter videos?
Look through the range of videos available on Cbeebies and watch together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/lets-celebrate
Discuss who celebrates the event and any similarities and differences with celebrations your child has taken part in.
Talk to your child about when they were born.
Look at photographs of the day they were born, if you have them available. Do they know the date of their birthday?
Support your child to create a book/poster with their birth date, current age and anything else they think is important for people to know about them.
Aim to complete one each day
Aim to complete one each day
Read a variety of books at home. Favourites can be repeated. Hearing the patterns of language in a story will support your child’s language development.
Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.
With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.
Use the Small Talk website for ideas on supporting your child’s Communication and Language development.] https://small-talk.org.uk/
click on the link and complete the home learning activities.
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.
Use this guide to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode.
Practise counting up to 20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.
Listen to a number song from the CBeebies website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/number-songs-from-numberblocks#playlist
After listening to them, watch again and sing along if you can. Talk about the maths you can see in the video clip.
Make a selection of birthday cards with numerals on the front. Can your child count out birthday candles (if you have them available) or objects to match the amount? Can they order the numerals from the smallest amount to the largest?
Aim to complete one a day
Aim to complete one a day
Go onto Phonicsplay.com
They have made their resources free with the username March20 and the password home
Play any Phase 2/Phase 3 games.
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. We have learnt all phase 2, and phase 3 – j,w,y,v,x,z,qu,th,sh,ch,ng,ee,ai,igh,oa,oo
Watch a video of a fireworks display. Can your child explore using instruments (if available) or household objects e.g. pots and pans to make their own imitation of firework sounds.
Learn the song ‘On Bonfire Night’ and encourage your child to make marks to represent the sounds in the song e.g. whiz, whiz could be a swirling pattern.
Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname?
Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment on pieces of paper.
Create a card for a celebration of your choice. Can your child use their phonics knowledge to write a message for the person they would like to give it to?
Ask your child to draw a picture of a celebration they have taken part in. Encourage them to use their phonics knowledge to write about their memory of that day.
When we share at story at school, we talk about our story thoughts.
This means we talk about 4 things:
- something we like about the story - characters, things that happened, specific words, etc.
- something we dislike about the story.
- puzzles - something that made us wonder. We always start our sentence with "I wonder..." e.g. I wonder why Bob didn't notice the aliens.
- connections - anything the story reminded us of e.g. "It reminded me of Red Riding Hood because there was a wolf" or "It reminded me of when we go to Cattle Country because of the big slides".
For each story you share with me, I'd love for you to pop some story thoughts up on the Padlet.
Just click on the add symbol, type your child's name and the story you're watching (or let them see if they can type) in the 'Title' section, then type your child's story thoughts in the box that says 'write something'. Once you've done that, click anywhere on the screen and it will pop your thought up.
In school, I do yoga with my class at least once a week, and now we are at home it is something that I would love to continue. It is a great way to give yourself some time to stop, be present in your own body without a million things going on inside your head, and to do some movement that isn't 1000 jumping jacks.
There will be a new one up every Monday evening for you to have a go at whenever suits you.
Have a look at Cosmic Kids yoga too as Jamie is a certified children's yoga teacher! https://www.cosmickids.com/