YR Monday 30th March

Good Morning to you all.

We hope that you have all had a good weekend and that this Monday finds you all fit and well.
Here are your challenges for today.

Physical development : We know that you have been enjoying Joe Wicks so please continue with this. For fine motor development choose a picture from your favourite book and see if you can trace it. If you are struggling to see it, tape it to the window. A light shining through will make it easier.

Phonics : Today we are re-capping the sound ‘ng’. Can you find it on your basic code? Can you think of and write any words with the ‘ng’ sound? What do you notice about where in a word this sound comes? Practise reading your tricky words and look at the photo to read the ‘ng’ words. Don’t forget that the sound buttons will help you.
Check which sounds your child is confident with by pointing to them on their basic code. The ones that they are less confident with you could write on paper and stick to the wall. Call a sound and get your child to swat it with a fly swat or shoot it with a nerf gun!

Handwriting : Please see the cursive handwriting powerpoint (on tapestry or it can be downloaded from twinkl) to help your child to continue to practise letter formations. Do not do them all at once but choose a few that are similar in formation, for example, c, o, a, d and g all begin the same. Likewise I, l, t, u and y are similar as they woosh upwards to begin. Use the letters taught to write simple cvc words which incorporate those letters.  Remind your child that all letters start on the line.  This will help them to form letters which sit on the line.

Maths : spatial awareness; Using positional language. Positional language can be modelled and practised on a daily basis with the children through their play. Tidy up time is full of opportunities (put the bricks into the box, put teddy on the shelf next to the books etc.) Many stories also focus on positional language or journeys. Encourage your child to use actions to represent the language such as over, under, around and through as you read the story. (We are going on a bear hunt is an excellent one which can be found on line if you don’t have it, which you could link to a walk to spot the bears that I know people are putting in their windows.)
You could set up your own bear hunt, hiding bears outdoors and asking your child to describe where they could look and where each bear is found. You could extend this into everyday practise by having a bear which hides in a different place every night.

Art : With Easter approaching could you make an Easter card to send to a family member. Perhaps you would like to make an extra card to send to a local care home. I’m sure the elderly residents would love it. What Easter symbol will you use on your card? How will you create your card and what message will you write inside? There are lots of ideas so you could use google to search for some images.

Don’t forget to keep practising your reading ( and your number work (numbots or

Have a lovely day!

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