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As well as the activities below please encourage your child to orally count everyday to 10/20 or beyond if they can. Also practise recognising the numbers everyday in a random order. Do this using the number cards below, hold them up one at a time and ask your child to name the number then show them another number and name it. Another way is to stick the numbers up around the house and tell your child to name the number when they see it. Use the numbers your child knows (0-5/0 -10 or 0-20) and only introduce one or two more numbers as a challenge for them and tell them the numbers they don't know yet and see if they can remember the new numbers next time. Your child can also hold up the correct amount of fingers to match the number - 0-10. There is also a copy of the numbers below for your child to practise number writing. 

Monday 15th June

Practical Activity - Look at the 2D shape pictures below. Re- cap the names of the 2D shapes with your child. The main ones they need to know are - circle, triangle, rectangle and square. If you think they know these have a go at introducing one or two more 2D shapes. Remind them about everyday objects around us are all different shapes, show them the examples in the pictures. Ask them what shape is a ruler? What shape is a clock? etc. Tell you child now you are going to find/ hunt for some objects around your home that are different 2D shapes. When they have found something they can draw a picture of what the object is next to the correct 2D shape using the table attached below. If they find an object but forget which 2D shape it looks like refer them back to the posters of the shapes to help them. If they find lots of circle shape objects but not other 2D shape objects, direct them to find objects of another shape for example a rectangle. 

Tuesday 16th June

Recap the names of the 2D shapes with your child from yesterday - can they remember them? Look at the power point below with your child and go over the properties (describing the shapes) of the 2D shapes with your child. Look back at their pictures of everyday objects from yesterday can they orally describe the properties of the objects using what they have just learnt from the 2D properties power point. For example - 'the window is a square shape it has 4 sides and 4 corners'. Encourage your child to talk in sentences if they can about the 2D shapes and their properties. Scribe what your child says next to their pictures. Go over the properties of the 2D shapes again if your child needs more support to remember how to describe the shapes and objects. 

Wednesday 17th June

Your child can have a go at creating the pictures below using the different 2D shapes. They will need a child scissors and glue stick. Support your child to hold the scissors using the correct grip when cutting. When your child is creating their picture encourage them to name the 2D shapes they are using and talking about the properties of the 2D shapes - using the language 'sides' and 'corners'. You can prompt them by asking some questions like - What 2D shape are you using now? What does it look like? Can you tell me about the sides and corners of that 2D shape?

Thursday 18th June

Another place we might see lots of 2D shapes is at the seaside. Look at the photos below with your child and ask them to name the 2D shapes of the seaside objects. Can they describe the properties? Now ask your child to draw a seaside picture using different 2D shapes for objects or they could use 2D shape craft materials like pom poms and sequins (if you have some at home). Again encourage your child to talk about the 2D shapes for example - 'the kite is a diamond shape it has 4 corners and 4 sides'. 

Friday 19th June

Other 2D shape activities your child can have a go at. Each time encourage them to name the 2D shapes and talk about what they look like (properties of the 2D shapes).