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The schools total attendance is currently at:91.1% (Since September 2020)
Here you will find Writing home learning activities and resources for the week. Scroll down to see activities for each day from Monday to Friday.
Learning Objective: We are learning to make marks and talk about them.
Monday 18th January
Make some playdough using the recipe below. There are lots of actions to do with playdough to strengthen your child’s muscles in their hands/ fingers/ wrists/ arms and shoulders. This is important if children are to become excellent future writers. Can they squeeze the playdough in each hand? Can they squash it flat on the table like a pancake? Can they use one finger at a time to poke it? Can they use their thumb and index finger to pinch the playdough? See Mrs Uredi’s video of Dough Gym below.
2x cups of plain flour
1x cup of salt
1x tsp of vegetable oil
1x cup of cold water
Spices, food colouring and glitter (optional)
Add all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and give it a good stir. You can also add some food colouring, spices or glitter if you would like. If the mixture is too wet then you may need to add some more flour but if the mixture is too dry then you may need to add some more water.
Stop mixing when the dough begins to firm, as the children will now need to knead the dough using their hands and knuckles. This will help children strengthen the muscles in their hands, fingers, wrists, arms and shoulders which is important if they are to become excellent future writers.
Making playdough is very much a trial and error activity, but this is great as you can talk to your child about how the textures are changing when making playdough. Also, it is lots of fun!
Tuesday 19th January
Fast finger challenge. How many small objects (e.g. paperclips, marbles, pompoms or buttons) can you pick up using only your thumb and index finger? Use your thumb and finger like tweezers to pick them up and put them in a bowl. Get someone to time you and make it a competition with your siblings. Who can pick up the most objects in 1 minute?
Wednesday 20th January
Picking things up with your feet challenge!
Can your child take off their own socks and pick-up small objects using their toes, e.g. pompoms, raisins, tissue, stones, marbles, a pen etc.
Can they carry and put the objects into a basket/ bowl while still holding the object with their toes?
Thursday 21st January
Can your child recognise their name when it is written down for them? Can they copy some letters from their name? Make sure they form each letter correctly, starting and finishing in the right places. Remember you need one capital letter at the start and lowercase letters for the rest of your name.
Click the link below to see YouTube videos for correct letter formation for the whole alphabet. The first video is the letter 'a', the next video is the letter 'b', then 'c' and so on.
Friday 22nd January
Can your child have a go at writing and forming the letter ‘a’? Can they think of something that begins with the letter ‘a’ and draw a picture of it? E.g. ‘apple’, ‘ant’, ‘ambulance’ ‘astronaut’ etc.
If you feel your child is ready, they could have a go at labelling their picture. E.g. writing the word ‘apple’.