When you try these activities at home please send a photo or video to your child's classroom teacher using ClassDojo. We would love to see the learning that is happening at home!
Storyline Online provides a range of stories to read with your child at home.
You could ask your child to talk about the characters, setting or events in a story to help their comprehension and oral language story telling skills.https://www.storylineonline.net/How many ways can you make a number?You will need?
- a piece of paper
- a pencil
- Give your child a number or ask them to choose a number of their own.
- Ask your child to write the number in the middle of their page and put a circle around it.
- Around the number in the middle, ask your child to show their number in as many different ways as they can. For example draw a picture to represent the number, write the number in words, using tally marks, using addition or subtraction etc
- If you want an extra challenge you might set a timer and see how many different ways your child can make their number in one minute, 5 minutes etc
You will need:
- a piece of paper
- a pencil
- a timer, watch etc
1. Choose a topic to write about or decide on one together eg trains, cats, summer, the jungle, shoes etc. (You could also show your child a picture and ask them to write about the picture).
2. Talk with your child about their chosen topic or picture to help think of ideas of what they could write about.
3. Set a timer for 3 minutes. You can allow more time (5 or 10 minutes) if you feel your child needs more time to write however it is meant to be fast like a rocket!
4. Once the timer is set your child can write about their topic or picture in whatever style of writing they choose eg story writing, persuasive, letter etc
5. Once the time is up ask your child to read their writing to you.
6. Draw a picture to match their writing.
When you try this activity again try a different topic or picture to write about!
Learning games for the car ride to school and home
The Name Game
Ages 6 and up: One person names an animal. Then each person in order has to name another animal that starts with the last letter of the previous animal named. For an example the first player might say pig. The next person must name another animal starting with the last letter of the previous animal. In this case “G” is the last letter in pig, so the second person might say gorilla. There cannot be any repeats, so it will get harder and harder as your list gets longer. With older children, try the game with TV shows, different foods, jobs or countries etc.
I Spy with My Little Eye
One person finds an object they can see and then starts the game by saying, “I spy with my little eye something beginning with…” and then states a letter of the alphabet.
The others players then try and guess the object. Once the object has been guessed the next player has a turn.
Family Week Learning at Home Ideas
- Read books together and share your favourite part of the story/book or create a new ending for the story
- Visit the local library and read books together
- Create a piece of artwork at home as a family
- Play card games, board games or a game outside together