Supporting Your Child
There's lots of fun learning games on this website...
Here are some more interactive learning games...
This is a website where you can practise your Maths skills...
Sing along to some Nursery rhymes and songs...
You could visit the local Library. If you find a good book please bring it into school to show us! Maybe we could read it at Storytime.
Talk to your child about what they have been doing at school and who they have been playing with. Encourage your child to tell you about something new that they have learnt this week.
Encourage your child's independence skills. You could help them practise the following things in particular: * dressing/undressing themselves
* putting on/taking off shoes and tying laces
* zipping up their own coat
* using a knife and fork
Read books with your child. As well as reading any school reading books, read to them for enjoyment too and help them develop a love of books and stories. Ask them questions about the stories and talk about the pictures and characters. Don't forget to write in their Reading Records!
Encourage your child to practise their writing in a range of fun ways - with large paintbrushes and water, with their finger in sand/flour/shaving foam etc, on the ground in chalk etc. They could help you write a shopping list or birthday card. Encourage them to 'Fred-talk' (sound out) the words they want to write and write down the sounds they can hear (even if it's only the initial and final sounds to start with). Make sure they are forming their letters correctly!
Count forwards and backwards up to 20, sing number rhymes and songs and look for numbers in the environment.
Do some cooking or gardening! If your child would like to bring in something they have baked or planted to show their friends, or a photo of what they have done, that would be lovely!
Go on walks in the local area or on a trip a little further afield! If you go on a special outing, you could take photos for your child to bring in to school and talk about.