Forestdale Primary School

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## Announcements

Can you find 5 minutes every night to read with your child? It makes all the difference!

# Things to do if I am isolating at home

If you find yourself self isolating this half term, please have a go at these...

Number

We are looking more deeply at numbers 1-5.  The children will be learning to count the numbers, finding the right amounts, recognising the numeral, counting actions, recognising the number of dots on a dice and matching the numeral to quantities.  Please focus on these activities with your children using everyday materials at home, for instance the number of shoes by the door.  We will be using Numberblocks on Iplayer as a tools to help us and focussing on each number for a couple of weeks.  We encourage you to watch Numberblocks and find activities to do with that particular number.  You might even spot some of the numerals in your environment!

A link to Numberblocks is at the bottom of the page.

Literacy

The Three Little Pigs - Traditional Tale

Read or watch the story with your children and encourage them to join in with the repeated phrases 'I'll huff and I'll puff' etc.  Talk about the characters: what is the wolf like? Think about words to describe him - nasty, evil, hungry, sly.  Discuss the story. Why was he able to blow down some of the houses but not others? Why might this be? Have a go at building your own house and with an adult use a fan or a hair dryer to be the wolf blowing and see if it stays standing! Discuss how you could improve it, or what was structurally sound about your house.  Talk about the ending of the story - some of the 'Three Little Pigs' stories have different endings - that's because over time the story which has been told has been changed.  How would you end the story?

Phonics

We will still be differentiating between environmental/instrumental sounds but also moving onto alliteration and rhyme.  See if you can make some musical instruments using boxes and rice/lentils/pasta or elastic bands.  How do they sound? Do they sound the same or different from each other?  Choose an object or toy and then collect all the items in your house that start with the same sound such as ‘soup, snake, spider, sock, slipper…’.

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