EYFS Home Learning – week commencing Monday 30th March
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you and all your families are well. Thank-you so much for all the observations you have shared on Tapestry. I and the EYFS team will do our best to check Tapestry regularly during term time. It is wonderful to see the children and all the amazing things they have been doing at home. I trust you all received Mrs Waddell’s letter to reassure you of expectations of home learning in the current situation. As parents of a child in EYFS please be assured that the EYFS curriculum is a mixture of adult led and child initiated learning or play based activities. Play will make children happier, more self-reliant, better students for life and give them the opportunity to apply and move their own learning on. So please bear this in mind as you balance your time.
At school in EYFS the children get three daily adult inputs, a phonics, mathematics and a topic input in between their child initiated learning time. This week at school in phonics we would have been assessing which sounds and tricky words the children recognise from those already taught. What would be most useful at home is spending a few minutes each day with your child using their phonics packs to recap on all the phase 2 and 3 sounds they have learnt so far and the tricky words. Then trying to help them learn any sounds or words they are unsure of. Phonics play (see the link on the school website) has phase 2 and 3 games such as Picnic on Pluto which the children really enjoy to practise reading words and sentences. At school each day the children write their name and a simple sentence or label a picture using their phonic skills and knowledge of tricky words in their morning book.
It would really benefit the children if each day they continue to practise counting to 20 and back. This could be while washing their hands, walking up the stairs, joining in with an action song or bouncing on the trampoline etc. In Maths this week we would have been learning about the number 19 at school and learning the number bonds to 10 (using Numberblocks – Ten again and lots of practical objects). Please watch and discuss the Numberblocks programme 19 (available on You tube.) Then see if your child can find the number 19 on a number line (they can order the numbers in their number pack first), say what is 1 more or 1 less than 19, write the number 19 and count out 19 objects and make models out of 19 Duplo bricks.
It has been lovely to see pictures and videos of the children learning outside. At school this week our topic would have been Easter. We would have been learning about the Easter story, making Easter cards, an Easter garden, chocolate crispy cakes and going on an Easter egg hunt. Inside the home learning pack the children brought home from school were some Easter Home Learning challenges to give you some ideas of what you may choose to do with your child. The following two weeks are the Easter holidays so have a well-earned break with your children. Many thanks for everything you are doing to support your child’s learning.
Happy Easter and stay safe
Mrs Moxham x