|Letters and sounds ideas||Maths ideas||Ideas linked to topic/curriculum|
Place objects with the same
initial sound in a bag and pull
them out one at a time, saying
the initial sound.
Sound story time
Read a familiar story book
(The Three Little Pigs) and
change voice for different
characters. Use loud, quiet,
soft, hard intonation etc.
Encourage your child to read
the story back to you.
Sort and count groups of
objects. Can the children say
the number in one group
and then add the numbers
together. Encourage language
1 more,1 less, add and equal.
Match the correct number of objects
to the chosen numeral.
Have a teddy bears picnic. Can
you lay the table/blanket. Try
counting the number of plates/
cups needed. Add too many and
model taking away 'we have too
many 5 take away 1 is 4. We
needed 1 less.' Perhaps add too few,
encourage the children to problem
solve, how can they correct the
Try a science experiment. Perhaps
look at what happens to fruit that is
cut and left out. This will help the
children to learn about growth, decay
and changes over time.
Answer one of the questions linked
to the story.
Dress teddy for different weather
This weeks motivational checklists
Please use this if your child finds it helpful to have an additional guide to help them prepare for activities.
Fine motor activities
Song of the week
This week we are thinking about problem solving and calculations. We will be looking at adding and taking away while exploring groups. It's important to remember that problem solving occurs in many different ways and using simple questions can extend children's thinking at a wide range of activities for example:
Have a go at brick play and use key questions such as:
Sharing key questions when reading for example:
You can also practice problem solving using popular games and puzzles by encouraging the children to think carefully or by involving them in everyday tasks e.g. can you help sort the socks and make pairs?