Literacy – Reading and Writing
Sharing stories with your child is such a lovely thing to do and I would recommend continuing with reading and sharing picture books with them daily. If you wanted them to continue with reading books that they may get in school there are lots of free eBooks on many websites, here are the links I have found:
How to read with your child
Take a look at Oxford Owl for Home where we now have 14 free Read Write Inc. eBooks (click on the ‘eBooks’ link underneath ‘Read Write Inc. Phonics Guide for Parents’), plus lots of guidance for parents and carers:
Epic is offering free 30 day trial to lots of ebooks:
Audible stories are offering free audiobooks at the moment – these are great for playing to your child at bedtime instead of watching TV (they are a life saver in my house):
This week in literacy we were reading ‘The Tiger who came to tea’. If you don’t have a copy of the book here is a link to a video of the story:
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been reading the story and retelling it using actions. We have sequenced the pictures of the story and talked about the beginning, middle and end. We have re-written the story. In the story the Tiger eats all of the food, including the sandwiches so this week we were going to make our own!
This week we were going to be designing and making our own sandwich (links with Design Technology). We were going to talk about making a cucumber sandwich and then sequence the pictures (sheet 1). The children would then move on to designing their own sandwich (sheet 2). This can be using any ingredients that they like. If they are making it for someone else, how are they going to make it look appealing? How can they make it healthy? Can they follow all the correct steps? There are some helpful videos on YouTube explaining various methods children can use for cutting foods safely:
https://youtu.be/zo0lx_tFhH0 - the bridge method
https://youtu.be/tlqpB_LrmjE - the claw method
https://youtu.be/HdcBN9eQ-_U - chopping using scissors
Finally, when they have finished making (and possibly eating) their sandwich they need to evaluate it. What worked well? What would they change next time?
If they wanted an extra challenge – can they write instructions of how to make their sandwich?