Welcome to our Early Years page
Working together morning - Friday
Children need their book bag and Reception children need their PE kit in school every day
PE is on Monday and Thursday for Reception children. For the Nursery children its every other Thursday.
Phonics homework given on Fridays.
Library books are changed on a Friday.
What have Early Years been up to?
Monday 6th July and Tuesday 7th July Suggested Learning Activities
Hello everyone, we hope you have been enjoying the sunshine. Mrs Whitbread went to Walton on the Naze at the weekend. It was lovely, we made sand castles on the beach, had a paddle in the sea and ate lots of ice cream! What did you do? Can you draw a picture of something you have done recently and tell us about it? Perhaps you could write some sentences or ask an adult to write your ideas for you. We would love to see your drawings.
Listen to the story ’Into the Castle’, click on the link below;
Talk about the story with your child. What happened? Where was the story set? Who were the characters? Was there a main character? Can they name any features of the castle? Ask your child to draw their favourite part of the story and talk or write about why it was their favourite part. I like it when…My favourite part of the story was when…because…
Share the ‘Castle Information PowerPoint’ (see link 1) with your child. Talk about the pictures and see what they can remember. What did they learn? Would they like to live in a castle? Why?
Then label a castle (see link 2).
Daily Handwriting/Fine motor Activities
Remember to practise your handwriting every day. Here is a link to support your child with how to record each letter correctly;
If you have some play dough can your child make a castle or a character that might live in the castle. Can they use the play dough to make the letter ‘C’.
Castle begins with ‘c’. Find objects or name words that have the ‘c’ sound. If you can draw the objects or record a list of words that have the ‘c’ sound. How many can you find/name? Now can you say or write a sentence for each ‘c’ word.
Phonics Videos and Games;
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk (username: march20 password: home)
Watch Numberblock castle, click on the link below;
Hidden Jewels Game
Children often enjoy hiding games, especially if they involve gems, jewels or golden coins!
Put three bowls over one, two and three jewels.
Quickly lift and replace one bowl and challenge children to say how many there are.
Swap the bowls around rapidly for a minute. When you stop, can they point to the bowl with three? Lift the bowl and see if children can instantly say whether they are right. Encourage your child to say how many there are without counting them. Repeat the activity changing the amount of jewels under each bowl.
Sing your favourite rhyme or song and upload the video to Tapestry.
Imagine you are a character that lives in a castle. Tell a story about your character. You could dress up or use castle characters if you have some. What might they say? How might they speak? What do they do? What happens in your story?
Below are some links you may like to share with your child at home;
CBeebies – My First (Castle visit);
Story - The Three Wishes;
Stansted Mountfitchet Castle;