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Game 1: Parents using Lego /Duplo, challenge your child to build a tower using a selected colour? Only have a selection of two colours to start. e.g. 'Can you build a tower of blue bricks?' To simplify this game parents start to build the tower of blue bricks. Pass a blue brick to your child and guide their hand to put it 'on'. Play 'my turn, your turn' until you have built a tall blue tower. You can extend the game by playing with two colours to create a pattern creation.
Game 2: For todays pattern I would like you to dig out your Lego/Duplo blocks. Watch 'Learn Patterns with Milo the Monster' Can you copy his patterns with your Lego/Duplo blocks? Can you make your own repeating pattern? Parents encourage your child to point and say their pattern starting from left to right.
Game 3: You will need some interlocking blocks/cube (Lego/Duplo) Place one block on the table. Then give your child two blocks and ask them to combine their blocks to build a tower, and place this next to the one block on the table. Repeat for three blocks and four blocks. Lining them up the towers on the table. Discuss the pattern. Each tower is one more than the one before. Watch the button 'Simple Linear Pattern'. Challenge your child to copy this pattern with the cube towers (remove every other tower, leaving 1, 3, 5, 7…). Discuss this pattern. Ask children to describe it. Every tower is two more than the one before. How many will be in the next tower? And the next?
Today I've added a recipe for Gingerbread playdough. Use cutters and rollers to make your shapes. You could make all the characters from the story. Use buttons or sweets to create the buttons and eyes.
Game 1: Chalk it, paint it!
You will need chalks and paint brushes of any size. A bucket or bowl of water.
Parents today I would like you to chalk large pattern lines on the ground or wall; zig zags, wavy, curly etc. Then challenge you child to paint over them with the paint brush and water. Do the lines disappear?
Game 2: Chalk it! Write it!
Similar to game 1, Parents if you can write either CVC words from the list below or high from the list of high frequency words.
I, the, to, go, no, he, she, we
be, me, my, they, all, her, was
or the first phonetically decodable words
at, a, sat, sap, pat, tap, sap, as
it, is, sit, pit, tip
an, in, nip, pan, nap
Challenge your child to paint over the word using the brush and water. Challenge them to read the word before it disappears.
Did you enjoy yesterdays song all about sinking and floating? This is one of my favourite topic themes. Before we start our investigations please watch this short clip of CBeebies Kit and Pup- Floating and Sinking. As you watch challenge your child to remember what objects floated and which ones sunk. Thinking back to looking at our materials investigations can your child name the materials?
Cofion oddiwrth Edwards a Povey xx