Not sure what to do to support your child's learning at home?
There are lots of great things you can do, including:
Number knowledge activities eg. counting forwards to 100 and backwards from 100, asking what numbers come before and after other numbers, eg. what number comes before 29? What number comes after 83?
When in the supermarket, teach your child how to find the cheapest products. Then get them to estimate the cost of your shopping and see how close they can get.
Read out letterbox numbers when walking or driving - this is a great activity to help children learn to skip count in twos.
Writing activities Get your child to write you a creative story. Use a story starter like: If I was a (horse, monkey, alien, teacher...) I would.....
Get your child to write their grandparents or other relatives a letter. They can talk about what they have been doing at school or with their family. Their relatives will love it!
Reading activities When out and about, get your child to try to read you billboard messages, brands of food in the supermarket, shop names etc.
Visit the library and show your own enthusiasm about books - your enthusiasm is contagious, and your child will be much more likely to love reading if you do.
Activities to develop fine motor skills Your child can practice cutting, pasting and colouring in.
Spelling Some ideas to help learn spelling words.
- Read the words and put them into sentences.
- Put the words into alphabetical order.
- Spell the words out loud.
- Write them out 5 times each night, saying the letters as they are written