Here are a number of songs we sing throughout the school day:
Days of the week:
Clean up song:
Hand wash song:
Counting to 20 songs:
Letter sounds and name song:
Speaking and Listening
Talk about scarecrows, weddings, harvest and autumn.
Listen to and say the initial sounds (phonemes) in words.
Sing nursery rhymes.
Say rhyming words in a string.
Read and re-tell The Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson
Other books: The Scarecrow who couldn't scare. The Enormous Turnip. The Harvest Mouse Autumn and Harvest Fact books and many more.
( Encourage your child to scrimble, write letters they know and that they can hear in words) :
1. About the Scarecrows Wedding.
2. Write a wedding list. (guests, food, presents)
3. Draw and label a scarecrow.
4. Instructions on how to make a scarecrow.
5. Design and write a wedding invitation.
6. Write facts about harvest.
7. Write a list of rhyming words.
8. Practise writing a s,a,t,p,i,n g,o,ck, with cursive script.
9. Repeatedly write your name, use a crayon, pen, different colours, crayons, chalk.
Share books including, information books, factual books, stories, rhymes and poems.
Listen for sounds in words, at the beginning, end and in the middle.
Re-tell stories and share information from books using bears, puppets, dolls etc.
1. Practise 1:1 counting, with objects 0-10 and beyond.
2. Recognise numbers 0-10 and beyond.
3. Say number names accurately.
4. Knowing all about a specific number. (eg. 2 is 2 objects, 2 dots on a dice, 2 eyes, 2 legs, 2 ears, 2 wheels on a bike, a pair of socks, a 2p piece, a domino with just 2 dots. etc.)
Shape, Space and Measures
1. Use 2D and 3D shapes to make a model.
2. Print a repeating pattern.
3. Order things by length, weight and capacity.
Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development
1. Cutting skills: Model how to hold and use a pair of scissors. Encourage your child to constantly look at the piece of paper and the scissors, making small snips. Cut up a catalogue, newspaper, magazine etc.
2. Pencil skills: Show your child how to hold a pencil correctly and make circling movements, draw shapes and objects, lie on your tummy and draw on large sheets of paper, (wall paper) (use many different crayons, chalks, paintbrushes, pencils)
3. Talk about sharing and taking turns, play board games, encourage turn taking.
4. Knife and fork skills. Model holding them in each hand and putting food onto the fork, pushing with a knife and cutting with a knife.
5. Practise dressing and undressing. Putting on a coat and taking it off. Model how to fasten and unfasten zips and buttons, taking shoes on and off.
6. Take your child out on a scooter and a bike. Model how to pedal, scoot, balance.
7. Encourage walking, running, hopping, skipping , jumping and climbing in a park or the garden,