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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 13th July

Talk to your child about this week being their last week in the Nursery year group. Tell them as they are getting older and after the summer holidays they will be in a new year group called Reception. Explain they will have new teachers, a new classroom, new toys to play with, new learning to do and they may see some of their old friends and meet new friends too. Remind them of the last few zoom sessions where some of the Reception teachers read them a story, explain to your child one of those teachers might be their new teacher in Reception. Ask them some questions about starting Reception after the summer holidays and about how they are feeling about it:

What would you like to do in Reception?

What would you like your Reception teacher to be like?

What would you like to play with in Reception?

What would you like to learn about?

How are you feeling about being in a new year group?

Who will you like to Play with in Reception?

Tuesday 14th July

Ask you child to mark make/ draw/ write about what they are looking forward to doing/ learning in Reception You can remind your child of the questions you asked them yesterday and think what they want to draw and write about. 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. Also to always talk about what their marks/pictures are. The more they practice the better.

Wednesday 15th July

Below is a story for you to read to your child today as part of their learning. You can sound out some of the smaller words for your child to orally blend together and say the words, for example  b / a  / ck. Or if your child is confident with their sounds they can have a go at sounding out the smaller cvc words themselves. After you have shared the story with your child ask them the following questions for understanding:

Why did Jake need to get ready?

What did Jake's new teacher say to him?

What did the letter tell them to do?

Where did the pirates go?

What did they find when they dug?

What did they do after they got the chest?

Why did the pirates have to be careful in the sea?

How did the captain get the pirates back to the ship?

What was in the chest? How many of each item was there?

What did they have to do to the ship after?

How was Jake feeling at the end of the day? Why?

Thursday 15th July

Remind your child of the story you read yesterday see if they can complete the activities below.

 

1. Sequencing the story -  can your child put the pictures in the correct order of the story. They will need to cut them out and stick/ place them in the correct order of the story. Ask your child what is happening in each picture, you could scribe what they say or they can have a go at sounding out some words underneath the pictures if you think they can. 

 

2. Finding the things in the poster and answering the questions about the story. 

Friday 17th July (Please note there will be no learning zoom session today)

Your child can have a go at mark making/ drawing/ writing all about me in this transition booklet for starting Reception. 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. Also to always talk about what their marks/pictures are. The more they practice the better.

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