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As well as the learning for each day please also encourage your child to practise writing their name everyday using a range or mark making tools - pencils, felt tips, pens, crayons, paints, chalks. They also need to try to use a tripod grip (two fingers and thumb) when writing. If your child can write their first name they can practice their surname. If they can write both please practice writing all the letters of the alphabet. 

Tripod Grip

Monday 15th June

Read the following letter to your child from Mr Bear and talk to them about what he might need to take on holiday. You could sound out some of the smaller words for your child to orally blend and read for example 'c a n'. Encourage your child to think about what they needed to take on a holiday they went on in the past. Would Mr Bear need the same things? There are some holiday clothes and objects word mats to help your child think of the items Mr Bear might need. You can use the following questions to support them to talk. Encourage your child to talk in sentences. If they only use one word answers, model a sentence for them and ask them to repeat it back to you. You can try and extend your child's sentences by asking the question 'why' encouraging them to use the words 'and'/ 'because'.


Where do you think Mr Bear is going on holiday? Why?

What clothes/ toys/ things might he need? Why?

Did you bring a hat/ sunglasses/ sun cream on holiday before, do you think he might need one of those? Why?

Is there anything else he might need? Why?

Would he need a woolly hat/ scarfs and gloves? Why? Why not?

Tuesday 16th June

Ask you child to mark make/ draw/ write about what Mr bear would need to take on his holiday in his suitcase (Holiday List). Use the following templates below to help support your child. If they are able they can use the sound mat to sound out some letters of the words and write them next to their marks/drawings. 


It is important each time your child completes a writing activity from Nursery they are encouraged to try and use a tripod grip (two fingers and thumb) to hold their pencils/crayons and also always practise writing their name on each piece of their work. The more they practice the better.

Wednesday 17th June

Read the postcard from Mr Bear to your child. You can sound out some of the words for them to orally blend for example 'b i g'. Talk to you child about the questions Mr Bear is asking and allow you child to answer them using sentences. Scribe the answers your child gives on the piece of paper. They could think of 5 things they like about the seaside, 3 creatures Mr Bear might find and 3 other things he could do at the seaside. If you child would like to have a go at writing some of their words themselves they can using the sound mat.  

Thursday 18th June

Listen to the story Lucy and Tom go to the seaside with your child. After the story ask your child some questions for understanding. 


What did Lucy help mum make to bring with them?

What did Tom get to bring to the seaside?

How did they travel to the seaside?

What did Lucy wear on the train?

What are people doing on the beach?

What do Lucy and Tom do at the seaside?

What happens when they are eating their picnic?

What did Lucy and Tom ask to have a go at?

What did Lucy do at the end?

What happened at the beginning/middle/end of the story?

Lucy and Tom Go To The Seaside

Listen to the story and answer the questions.

Friday 19th June

Can you child talk to you about the differences in both seaside pictures. What is missing and what is not.