Early Years Guide
(Nursery and Reception)
As you're all aware we have put together a learning pack for the children to complete gradually over the coming weeks.
It's key for children to continue to sharpen their communication, personal social and emotional skills as well as physical development skills.
We suggest reading and sharing stories by reading together, retelling and talking about pictures in the book. Children should complete one activity within the pack daily as well as have a sound(a-z) and number(1-10) focus this can be done through songs and rhymes. Mark making, exercise via The body coach on YouTube
and cutting and sticking activities can also be found in the pack which can strengthen their finemotor skills.
I will be collecting the complete activities when we return to school so please keep it safe and prompt children to complete as independently as possible after you have explained the task.
Currently the children should be able to identify numbers to 10 and be able count and move accurately. As a challenge the children can be asked to represent these numbers using their fingers or forming on paper. The above is a good starting point to work on this week.
This pack includes the early learning goals which parents and carers can refer to for guidance as well as challenge cards and suggested activities that are age appropriate. I will be collecting the complete activities when we return to school so please keep it safe and prompt children to complete as independently as possible after you have explained the task.
Currently the children should know and recognise their numbers to 20 and be able to say 1/2 more or less any number between 0 and 20. As a challenge the children can be given the same task in the form of a word problem. Some children have also been practicing counting in 10s and 5s. The above is a good starting point to work on this week.
Please refer to the sound mat to learn/revise their set 1 and 2 sounds. Please cover 1 sound a day and ask children to spell words which contain the sound and write 2 sentences/phrases/ captions depending on ability. Kindly note that the children are working at different levels so it's best to use the mat to identify any gaps which would identify their individual starting point.
Lastly please complete 1 workout per week of home work books and listen to your child read daily for at least 10 minutes, asking them questions about the story, characters and help them identify any tricky words and sign their reading record. Parents and carers can read the book selected by your child for pleasure.
We will be in touch every week and will access our email daily to help you deal with any questions or advise you may need.
Mrs Brown and Mr Hamilton