“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”
Learning Objective: Writes for different purposes.
Discuss why Stanley carries a stick. What do you think he might do with it? Collate ideas and write then down.
Challenge children to show you the correct letter formation for each sound that you give by writing it into the trays. Start with graphs (1 letter, 1 sound e.g. s, f, t), move on to digraphs (2 letters, 1 sound e.g. sh, ai, er) and, for an extra challenge, try trigraphs (3 letters, 1 sound e.g. igh, air, ear).
Children can use their fingers to write in washing up liquid, vegetable oil, paint, sand, rice, flour.
Challenge: This is also a great, fun way for children of all ages to practise simple spellings – they can ‘write’ into the trays using their fingers, a pencil, the end of a paintbrush or anything that will make a mark.
Learning Objective: Explores the characteristics of everyday objects, 2D and 3D shapes using mathematical language to describe them.
Use sticks and leaves and other outdoor resources to make a simple pattern. Circular and linear patterns.
Learning Objective: Uses cross lateral movement to move forward and negotiate space when moving through tunnels, dens when on made or created vehicles and able to turn the pages in a book.
Go on a bike ride outside or set up an obstacle course for a bike in an outside space.
Listening and Attention
Learning Objective: Is able to respond to stories, asking questions and making comments.
Ask an adult to read you a favourite story and sit back, listen and enjoy it. Afterwards discuss your favourite parts or ask a question about the story.