Early Years

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Our Current Topic – Spring watch

We are looking at seasonal changes that happen during spring. We are also reading the story ‘The Enormous turnip’ which has lots of repetitive phrases and learning to retell it using actions.

Things to do with your child:

  • Observe the changes to plants, the weather and animals.
  • Match animals (mother with their young)
  • Plant seeds and watch them grow
  • Develop an understanding of growth
  • Ask how and why questions

Nursery

Please do not feel that all the targets listed below need to be worked on at the same time. Pick one or two at a time for each subject and work through them.

Reading Targets

Guidance on phonics can be found here – http://www.dovedaleprimary.co.uk/serve_file/201501

  • To look at books independently holding them the correct way up
  • To answer questions about what has been read to them
  • Recognise their own name and logs e.g. McDonalds
  • To know some rhyming words and find the odd one out.
  • To recognise s, a, t, p, i, n sounds.
  • Begin to blend short CVC words orally e.g. t-a-p

Before your child reads a book, ask:

  • Why did you select this book?
  • What makes you think this book is going to be interesting?
  • What do you think the book is going to be about?
  • Does this book remind you of anything else you’ve already read or seen?
  • What kind of characters do you think will be in the book?
  • What do you think is going to happen?

While your child is reading a book, try asking:

  • Will you catch me up on the story? What’s happened so far?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • If you were that character, what would you have done differently in that situation?
  • If the book was a TV show, which actors would you cast in it?
  • Where is the book set?
  • If the main character in that story lived next door, would you be friends?
  • What does the place look like in your head as you read? Would you want to visit there?
  • Did you learn any new words or facts so far?

After your child has finished a book, ask questions like:

  • What was your favourite part of the book? Why?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned from the book?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • Would you have ended the book differently? Did it end the way you thought it would?
  • Did the problem of the book’s plot get solved?
  • If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be?

Writing Targets

  • Give meaning to the marks they make
  • Uses one handed tools independently e.g tweezers and scissors
  • Hold writing tools correctly (using a tripod grip)
  • To record their name
  • Begin to form recognisable letters

Maths Targets

  • To count forwards and backwards to 10 (and then to 20)
  • Recognise numerals to 6
  • To say 1 more or 1 less than a number
  • To count out from a larger group
  • To compare amounts saying which has more/less
  • Recognise and describe 2D shapes

Reception

Please do not feel that all the targets listed below need to be worked on at the same time. Pick one or two at a time for each subject and work through them.

Reading Targets

Guidance on phonics can be found here – http://www.dovedaleprimary.co.uk/serve_file/201501

  • Read short words and sentences independently.
  • If your child finds reading words difficult, they need to practice Fred Talk where you say the sounds in a word so they can blend them together, e.g. c-a-t so they can say cat
  • Use your sound mat in your home learning pack to recognise set 1 and set 2 sounds in words you are reading
  • Recognise “red” words (tricky words that can’t be sounded out) the, I, he, she, to, go, are in their reading

Before your child reads a book, ask:

  • Why did you select this book?
  • What makes you think this book is going to be interesting?
  • What do you think the book is going to be about?
  • Does this book remind you of anything else you’ve already read or seen?
  • What kind of characters do you think will be in the book?
  • What do you think is going to happen?

While your child is reading a book, try asking:

  • Will you catch me up on the story? What’s happened so far?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • If you were that character, what would you have done differently in that situation?
  • If the book was a TV show, which actors would you cast in it?
  • Where is the book set?
  • If the main character in that story lived next door, would you be friends?
  • What does the place look like in your head as you read? Would you want to visit there?
  • Did you learn any new words or facts so far?

After your child has finished a book, ask questions like:

  • What was your favourite part of the book? Why?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned from the book?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • Would you have ended the book differently? Did it end the way you thought it would?
  • Did the problem of the book’s plot get solved?
  • If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be?

Writing Targets

  • Write simple words and sentences using your sound card in your home learning pack
  • Read their work back to tell an adult what it says
  • Use “red” words (tricky words that can’t be sounded out) the, I, he, she, to, go, are in their writing
  • Keep letters sat on a line and clearly formed so they can be read easily
  • If children are confident writing simple sentences, they could have a go writing stories. They could retell a story they know from a book or think of their own story to write

Maths Targets

  • Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number
  • Focus on teens numbers, understanding they are 10 and how many more (e.g. 13 is 10 and 3 more)
  • Using objects to help them count, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer

Reception

Please do not feel that all the targets listed below need to be worked on at the same time. Pick one or two at a time for each subject and work through them.

Reading Targets

Guidance on phonics can be found here – http://www.dovedaleprimary.co.uk/serve_file/201501

  • Read short words and sentences independently.
  • If your child finds reading words difficult, they need to practice Fred Talk where you say the sounds in a word so they can blend them together, e.g. c-a-t so they can say cat
  • Use your sound mat in your home learning pack to recognise set 1 and set 2 sounds in words you are reading
  • Recognise “red” words (tricky words that can’t be sounded out) the, I, he, she, to, go, are in their reading

Before your child reads a book, ask:

  • Why did you select this book?
  • What makes you think this book is going to be interesting?
  • What do you think the book is going to be about?
  • Does this book remind you of anything else you’ve already read or seen?
  • What kind of characters do you think will be in the book?
  • What do you think is going to happen?

While your child is reading a book, try asking:

  • Will you catch me up on the story? What’s happened so far?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • If you were that character, what would you have done differently in that situation?
  • If the book was a TV show, which actors would you cast in it?
  • Where is the book set?
  • If the main character in that story lived next door, would you be friends?
  • What does the place look like in your head as you read? Would you want to visit there?
  • Did you learn any new words or facts so far?

After your child has finished a book, ask questions like:

  • What was your favourite part of the book? Why?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned from the book?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • Would you have ended the book differently? Did it end the way you thought it would?
  • Did the problem of the book’s plot get solved?
  • If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be?

Writing Targets

  • Write simple words and sentences using your sound card in your home learning pack
  • Read their work back to tell an adult what it says
  • Use “red” words (tricky words that can’t be sounded out) the, I, he, she, to, go, are in their writing
  • Keep letters sat on a line and clearly formed so they can be read easily
  • If children are confident writing simple sentences, they could have a go writing stories. They could retell a story they know from a book or think of their own story to write

Maths Targets

  • Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number
  • Focus on teens numbers, understanding they are 10 and how many more (e.g. 13 is 10 and 3 more)
  • Using objects to help them count, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer