Today it is Friday, it is the last day of the week before the weekend. I hope you all had a try at remembering our days of the week song and counted the days of the week on your fingers!
- Today’s first activity is a maths challenge! You will need to use the number line that we made the other day. Lay your number line / number cards on the floor. Count up and down your number line to remind yourselves of each number and the order of numbers. Once you have done that I want you to find as many shoes as you can around the house (remember to put these away after with your grown up). Then start at the number one by placing one shoe next to the number. Then go to number two and find two shoes to place next to the number two. Go all the way up to the number ten adding the correct number of shoes to the correct digit on the number line! This activity is essential as it encourages your child to understand quantity of objects in connection to number digits.
- You will need to find the playdough that you made the other day! Place the playdough onto a dry flat table. Have a go at trying some of these creative play dough ideas – I would love to see some of your designs 🙂
- The next activity is a physical activity – This is another Joe Wicks PE lesson. Have a go as physical activity is essential right now for your child!
- This is another great story to read with your child. If you can get hold of a copy that would be great! If not, watch the online YouTube animation of this book through the link below 🙂
- Here are some Nursery Rhymes to learn with your child. Rhyming is really important for your child’s early understanding of language and intonation. They know a lot of rhymes already but here is a few more that we didn’t have the chance to learn.
I’m a Little Tea Pot
I’m a little teapot, short and stout
Here’s my handle (place hand on hip)
Here’s my spout (stick your other arm out straight)
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out (lean over with your spout arm)
Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
Up Jack got, and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper,
He went to bed to mend his head,
With vinegar and brown paper.
Hey diddle diddle
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun
And the dish ran away with the spoon!
- Lastly, try playing ‘Simon Says’ with your child. This is great for their listening and attention and also learning the names of each body par
While the rules are simple, the options for movement are endless. Simon can have kids jumping like a kangaroo, standing as tall as a house, making funny faces, standing on one foot, or waving their hands over their heads.
Skills developed: multiple depending on the leader’s actions (jumping, balancing, hopping, etc.
- TWINKL are offering free accounts for parents at this time – There is a lot of free activities (colouring sheets etc.) you can download for free and do with your child.
- CBEEBIES have a lot of different activities in all areas of learning to access for free!
- Please send me things you have made / created over this time J – email@example.com