|Class learning set by the teacher
||Write letters and identifying them by ‘feel’
Choose a letter and write it on your child’s non- dominant hand as they watch, using your finger like a pencil. What letter is it? Can they tell? You can identify it by the letter name or the sound it makes – either is fine. Ask your child to write the same letter on your hand. Praise their formation or help them if they are not forming the letter correctly Now for a trickier task. Say you are going to write a new letter and they will try to work out what it is just by feeling it. This time, ask your child to shut their eyes as you write. Can they guess it by feeling the formation? When they guess the letter, get them to try writing it on your hand. You can show them with their eyes open first.
Make food for a tea party
Set up the activity – pick a guest to make a tea party for (this could be a household member, toy or fictional character e.g. The Tiger Who Came to Tea). Talk about the type of food which would be good to serve them with and how you might shape it. While you child makes biscuits, cakes, sausage rolls, pizza etc. chat about what they are making. Encourage different techniques such as rolling, pressing cutters, pinching and scoring. Arrange the food on nice plates and welcome your guest/s
|Read a favourite story to a pet or toy.
Pick the book together. Can your child remember what happens in the story? Look at the pages and talk about what happens. Set up a calm and cosy place to share the book. Ask your child to tell the story, either by reading the words or using the pictures to prompt their own retelling. They might do a mixture of both and that it fine. You could do this together, taking turns to read pages or parts. Your child will enjoy reading repeating words and phrases.
Heads, Bodies and Legs
Pre-fold each piece of paper into three equal folds so that when you unfold it there are three creases across the page. Each player draws a head in the top section, drawing a neck right down to the crease. They then fold the paper over so that the head is hidden. Pass the papers round and everyone draws a body for a different head (they cannot see the head they are drawing for). They draw the body with the lines coming down to the crease and then fold this over again. Pass the papers round once more and draw the legs and feet. When finished, pass the papers once more and unfold to reveal the funny pictures.
Introduction to your new class bird
Parrots are going into Flamingo class
Ducks are going into Rainbird class
Using this afternoon and the rest of the summer holiday children are to do the following:
- Research about their class bird online
- Use their phonic skills to write sentences about the information they have found about their class bird (Please ensure your child focusses on their handwriting as this will be used as part of their display work when they go into Year 1)
- Children to draw (paint or colour) their Year 1 class bird
- Children to use a variety of recyclable material to create a 3D model of their year 1 class bird