Today I'd like my little doctors and nurses to do some reading.
Skill - Use pictures to tell a story.
Please visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk . This site is currently offering free login for parents. If you click on books, then eBook library, you can browse the online ebooks that the site has. If you then click on books for ages 3-4 years you will see some picture books based on the reading books we have in school - The Oxford Reading Tree. Spend some time going through the books on here. These are the same picture books that we use in school. The teaching points you need to consider are - reading the story from the left page to the right page, spend time encouraging your child to talk about the pictures, what do they see? why? how? what do you think will happen next? were they right? Ask your child to retell the story to you at the end. What happened at the beginning? What happened at the end?
Skill - Use mark making to begin to record collections
The little doctors and nurses are going to have to record the number of patients in their waiting room today! How many patients do they have? Ask your child to make a mark on paper to symbolise how many patients they have waiting. This could be like a tally chart. After they have ticked off everyone waiting they can count how many marks they have!
Enjoy your learning and hopefully I will speak to you all in the next few days.