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Week 13/11/2020

Please note you can choose if you want to do some or all of this home learning with your child. If you do not have a printer or wish not to print the homework, you can use resources you have at home to complete your child's home learning. All they need is plain paper and pencils/ felt tips/ crayons to have a go. 

Communication and Language -Talk Homework

This week we have been learning about the festival of light called 'Diwali'. Look at the pictures below and talk to your child about the different traditions people who celebrate Diwali have. 

Phonics - Phase 1 Aspect 2 - General sound discrimination – instrumental sounds

Open the file below and try some of these activities with your child at home. 

Literacy - Writing

Use a plain piece of paper or print the page below and get your child to colour the star. Encourage your child to talk to you about the colours they have used and have a go at writing their name (with support). When you child is holding their pencils/ felt tips/ crayons encourage them to use a comfortable tripod grip:

Your child can also keep practicing their name writing with the page we sent home last week. Please keep the piece of paper inside the plastic wallet and use a whiteboard pen to practice their name writing twice - once going over the letters and once by them writing their name independently (please see photos below). Your child needs to start at the back dot for each letter and follow the arrow to form each letter correctly.  The name writing page can be kept at home for the year for your child to keep practicing every week. You can use a tissue to rub out the whiteboard pen and they can practice again and again. You can send some photos via email of how your child is getting on with their name writing at home. 


Every week your child will be sent home a story in their bookbags. Please read this story with your child. Encourage your child to turn the pages independently and talk to them about where the words and pictures are and that we always read from left to right. You can also talk about the person who write the story is called the Author and the person who draws the pictures is called a illustrator. 


After/ during reading you can ask your child some questions for understanding:

Where are the words?

What is happening in that picture?

What do you see? 

Where are they?

Who is in the story? Characters?

What do you think will happen next?

Did you like the story? Why?

How are they feeling? Why?

What happened at the beginning? End?



This week the children learnt about the festival of Diwali. We also learnt what a Diwa Lamp was - a special type of candle that is lit for Diwali. Look at the cards of the Diwa Lamps below and count them with your child - remember when your child is counting to touch each item slowly with their finger and give 1 number name to each item. Can you child choose/circle/tick/peg the correct number that matches the amount of Diwa lamps? If you cannot print the page they can count on the screen or have a go at drawing the candles and counting them. Please only work on the numbers your child knows 0-3/5/10 and introduce only 1 or 2 more as a challenge for them.  

Expressive Arts and Design

We also learnt that people decorate their house for the festival of Diwali by making rangoli patterns. 

If you have some paints and craft resources at home your child could have a go at using a scissors and glue to create a rangoli pattern like the ones below. Talk to your child about what they are making and the colours/shapes they are using.