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Pudsey Waterloo Primary School

Home Learning

Summer 1 2019

Ways you can support your child this half term…

  • Talk about signs of spring when you are out and about
  • Look at the school website and learn the names of some of the staff
  • Draw a simple map together of your journey to nursery and bring them in to share with us
  • Help your child to learn the name of the street where they live
  • Look out for numbers on the homes of family and friends – can your child recognise any of these numbers?
  • Talk about your weekly routines using the names of the week
  • Look for shapes in the environment, for example, what shape are your windows and doors?
  • Attend Pudsey Carnival and add some photos to Tapestry for us to share
  • Talk about where you go in the local area and how you get there
  • Share some photos of any family events via Tapestry
  • Encourage your child to dress/undress themselves independently
  • Support your child to become independent when using the toilet

Spring 2

Ways you can support your child this half term…

· Pick up a cardboard box large enough for your child to sit in, perhaps from the supermarket. What could the box be? Anything is possible when using your imaginations!

· Make a model together using a cereal box and other materials from your recycling bin. Let them have a go at cutting whilst you supervise them.

· Use positional language whilst playing together (on top/under/in between/next to etc.

· Talk about rhyming words and point them out when sharing books together.

· Practise counting out up to 6 objects from a larger group together.

· Look out for numbers 1-5 in the environment.

· Play ‘I spy’ but do not say the name of the letter, say the sound. This will encourage children to know the sound a word begins with.

· Say words in robot talk (saying the individual sounds), can your child work out what you are saying. (“I can see a c-a-t.” What can I see?)

Spring 1

Ways you can support your child this half term…

· Talk about the change in the season (weather/clothes/shorter days etc)

· Read and retell familiar stories together. Talk about the characters, setting (where the story takes place) and main events

· Talk about rhyming words and point them out when sharing books together

· Take a ride on the bus or train

· Talk about your own family celebrations

· Visit the local library and look for books about different types of transport

· Count how many vehicles you see whilst out and about

· Explore different ways of moving. Practise running, skipping, hopping, jumping etc

· Make a model vehicle using materials from your recycling bin

· Practise counting out objects from a larger group together

Autumn 2

Ways you can support your child this half term…

· Talk about how to keep safe around bonfires and fireworks.

· Talk about seasonal change. Encourage them to notice the leaves changing colour, the darker nights and the change in weather.

· Continue to sing lots of nursery rhymes at home together.

· Practise counting and reciting numbers at every opportunity.

· Talk about the size of objects and try putting them in order by length or height.

· Talk about how they use kind words with their friends and family and how to be a good friend.

· Share Traditional Stories and encourage your child to join in retelling them.

Autumn 1

Ways you can support your child this half term…

* Talk about the seasons. Discuss what the weather is like in summer and the clothes we wear. 

* Play games together that encourage sharing and turn-taking.

* Encourage your child to tidy away their own toys.

* Let your child help match up their socks. Talk about the colours and patterns.

* Sing 'Head, shoulders, knees and toes'. Make up new versions with different body parts.

* Talk about similarities and differences within their family.

* Visit the local library and borrow some books to share together.

* Visit the local playground together.

* Encourage your child to put on their own coat and shoes.

* Encourage your child to become independent when using the toilet.

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