Literacy related ideas
Practise letter formation - following the corrent formation. Letter families are in the children's green reading diaries.
Tricky words - look at your tricky words:
- put them into sentences
- play pairs
- play hunt the tricky words
- look for tricky words in your reading book, magazines or other books
Labelling - find a simple picture you can label. Use a ruler, add labels, and a sentence.
- read your book
- hunt for the vowels in your book
- make up an alternative ending
- design a new front cover for your book
- review your book (adult to scribe) - what is the best bit; would you recommend it to others; why?
- are there any words you did not know the meaning of
Practice asking and answering questions. Be clear about the difference between a question and a statement or sentence. A question needs an answer
"A" or "an" and vowels "magic e"
- sort words into "a" or "an" set
- find as many "magic e" words as you can eg time, cake
- find as many words as you can without vowels
- vowel race - which vowel will win the race in that book, on that page?
- making a mini book; an alphabet book; something for each letter; or a Jack and the Beanstalk book.
Hot seating - an adult pretends to be a character eg the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk, and the child asks questions. Then try reversing the roles.
Maths related ideas
Simple problem solving involving addition and subtraction
eg I had 7 apples (draw the apples); I needed 4 more (draw 4 more). How many apples did I have altogether. Write this as a number sentence ie 7 + 4 = 11
I had 8 oranges (draw the oranges); 3 fell on the floor (cross out 3 oranges - not rub out). How many oranges were left. Write this as a number sentence ie 8 - 3 = 5
Counting various items around the house accurately
Saying one more/one less up to and beyond 20
Practice writing numbers correctly
A lot of these suggestions could be done on a screen, but if possible try to do them practically - using objects, paper and pencil - so that screen time is limited.
- Board games