This week we are going to continue our 'materials' topic. This will begin by recapping the Gingerbread man story and the events. Children will be retelling the story to the class, using visual prompts to assist them. We will then sort a range of objects according to the material they are made from. Can your child find items around your home made from plastic/ wood/ metal or with your assistance: glass?
For phonics we are going to recap the letter sounds s/a/t/i/p/n . But, the main focus for phonics will be rhyming words. (see resources below).
For mathematics we are going to practice counting out quantities to match to a number. You can do this easily at home by writing a number and they can count out for example: 4 cars to match number 4. This will move on to adding small quantities together e.g. if you have 2 dolls and 2 teddies, how many toys altogether?
As well as trying out some of the material activities on this page, please take a look at the 'Phonics for Afternoon Nursery Children' section below. There are some wonderful games to play which will help your child discriminate different environmental sounds that they hear. Maybe you could also find time to try a 'listening walk' either indoors or outdoors. 'Phonics with Felix' is great for setting up the use of a sound box. Perhaps you would like to make a sound box of your own and send in a video showing that you can tell what the different sounds are that you hear, just like Felix.