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EYFS 10 Weeks In

In this section you will find our 10 Weeks In presentation as well as all of the documents discussed as part of the virtual workshop. There are also some additional resources that may support you with learning at home.

 

EYFS 10 Weeks In Resources

Dear Parents/Carers,

Your child has now been with us for 10 Weeks! As a small celebration of this, they will be bringing home a free book to enjoy. In addition to this, please find some resources below and ideas of how you can support your child at home.

 

Phonics Actions List

We have included a list of all the sounds that we will cover during their time in Early Years so that you can join in at home!

Phase 2 and 3 Phonics Mat

Please cut these up for the following activities:

Game 1 – Letter Hunts

Hide the letters taught so far around your home. Can your child tell you the NAME and SOUND of each one as they find them? Can they build any words using the sounds that they have found?

Game 2 – Pairs

Write a set of upper case letters on individual post-it notes (in pencil so that it doesn’t show through to the back.) Repeat this on a different coloured set of post-its to create a set of lowercase letters. Place all post-its face down on the table. Take it in turns to turn-over two cards (one of each colour). If the uppercase and lowercase letters match, the person keeps the pair.

Game 3 – Robots

Pretend to be a robot and sound out simple words such as ‘h-o-t’ or ‘f-u-n’ (do not use the letter names). Can your child listen, blend the sounds together and tell you what the word is? If so, they win a point. Swap over so your child becomes the robot.  Who can score the most points? You can extend this game by encouraging them to make each word out of magnetic letters or the post-its from the game above.

Game 4 - Don’t Forget Rhyme!

Set the timer on your phone to sound an alarm after 30 seconds. Give your child a starting word such as ‘meet’. Take it in turns to shout out a rhyming word whilst keeping a count of how many you come up with. Can you beat your score? This game can be extended by setting the timer for one minute and asking your child to write down a list of words that rhyme with ‘meet’ for example.

 

Numeral Cards 0-20

Please feel free to cut these up and use them creatively. Here are some ideas of how to use them beyond basic ordering and reading:

Game 1 – Treasure Hunt

Hold up one number at a time. Can your child go and find that amount of objects and match them to each card? e.g. 3 Paw Patrol Characters, 6 teaspoons, 20 raisins etc. Extend to combining two sets e.g. if we count the raisins and teaspoons, how many objects do we have altogether? If I eat one raisin, how many are left?

Game 2 – Pairs

Using the cards provided, place all card face down. Players take it in turns to turn over two cards (one numeral card and one picture card). If the number and quantity match, the player keeps the pair. Extend by using only one set of cards to match number bonds i.e. two number cards that add up to 10 or 20.

Game 3 – Let’s Subitise!

Find small objects such as Blind Bag toys or Lego people that you can count. Grab a small handful (up to 5) and ask your child to visualise/tell you how many there are without actually counting them. Count together to check. This can also be done easily with fruit. How many slices of apple do you think you have? How many segments do you think there are in this orange? Can they match them to the correct number card? Does your child know that if you have 5 objects and arrange them in different patterns, the answer will still be five?

Game 4 – Go Shop!

Use the number cards as price tags and attach to toys or household objects. Can they count out the correct number of coins from the 1p jar to pay with?

Finally …Throughout the year, don’t forget to complete the ‘Parent Proud Clouds’ included in this pack. Tell us about your child’s achievements at home such as swimming lessons, sleeping through the night, trying new foods, tying their shoes laces for the first time etc. Give the cloud to your child’s class teacher to put in the learning journal as we value all those wonderful things that are going on at home too!

 

We hope you find these ideas useful!

Kind Regards

The Early Years Team