We hope you all enjoyed the sunny weekend and had time to look at the Lings Teachers’ Easter video.
We will not be posting up daily activities through the Easter holidays but if you did not do the ones to date then it would be helpful to do – especially the phonics activities. It goes without saying that the best way to fill your child’s time is to spend time with them – talking, reading, cooking, going outside, playing games etc. But here’s some ideas for activities that you can do that supports the Early Years Curriculum too.
Letter and number formation to practise correctly forming letters.
High frequency words (https://www.highfrequencywords.org/hfw100fp.pdf) – start at the first column and work your way down – these words need to be sight read. You could hide them, copy them and play snap, copy them and play pairs.
Numbers to 1-20 – cut out and use to order and calculate
Simple addition and subtraction
Listen you your child read or read to them – useful sites to access free books
www.topmarks.co.uk – has an Early Years section – great for maths in particular
https://play.numbots.com – We have subscribed to this online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. Those children with a pack have a username – if you do not have one e-mail us.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – a free resource to play phonics games
www.letters-and-sounds.com – although we do not use this programme at Lings there are some good games – start at Phase 2 and as your child completes move onto the subsequent phases.
Activity ideas for outside
Other useful resources www.ABCdoes.com – 50 fun things to try at home for Early Years
Boredteachers.com – website for science activities
Initial Code – this follows the Sounds-Write programme we use in school – there is a free app or it is £4.99 to access the full programme. More Sounds Write resources can be found at www.soundswrite.co.uk
Any apps that involve subitising or early reading – many are free