Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne say each of the phonemes (sounds) of the letters that we are learning.
To help develop children's physical development here are some suggestions:
- To help children develop their muscles running, jumping, skipping, hopping, dancing and crawling etc. will help to enhance their control and coordination of large and small movements.
- To help them with their pencil control you can use play dough, flour and water mixed together for them to kneed, roll, squeeze, stretch, pull, push. this will help strengthen the muscles in their hands.
- To help them to form their letters correctly here is a guideline of letter formations we use in Reception.
Mark Making ideas.
During Mark Making day we had lots of activities for the children to participate in. Here are some ideas that you can do at home with them.
*Put some paints in small flat plates/trays, use kitchen utensils such as potato masher, a fork, etc. and dip into the paint and then print onto paper.
*You can use construction toys such as Lego, Duplo, wooden bricks to print with as well.
*Try using the wheels on car toys, trains, etc. to create a pattern or a road track on paper by dipping it into the paint and then printing it.
*Use plain wall paper or large paper and cover a table or floor with it. Add one of your child's favourite toy and place it in the middle of the paper e.g. a boat, shark, car, teddy, a toy person. Place some crayons/coloured pencils/felt pens in a pot/box nearby. Children draw a scene around the object. Encourage the children to add details and talk about their work.
*Make fairy dust by adding a few drops of food colouring to a bag of salt. Close the bag and give it a good shake. Let it dry overnight. When dried, you can add some glitter/sequence/shiny objects into it. Get a tray (any size) and cover it with tin foil. Spread the coloured salt into the tray, hide a few sparkling objects e.g. buttons, beads, small wand, small paint in the tray. Place small paint brushes in the tray and allow the children to use the brushes to dust off the salt and find the objects. They can use the brushes to make patterns/ write words/names in the tray.
We had fun acting this story out with 10 children and puppets.
Our version is class is slightly different to this video but I am sure your children will enjoy watching this story with you. We tried different breads from around the world and also made our own bread. Ask your children about some of the ingredients they needed to make our bread.
Brad Jacobsen - Autumn Walk - Solo Pianom,
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