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# Friday 15th January 2021

Dear Parents and Children,

Well done for working really hard this week.  You really are doing an excellent job.  We have got a new activity for home learning to try today.   It is called 'Ready, Steady, Talk' and the activities aim to support and develop children's communication and language skills.  We will, of course, continue with learning our phonics and numbers.

Kind Regards,

Mr Leese

## 'Hi' from all your friends in Nursery.

The children in class have really enjoyed seeing the pictures of your home learning and seeing the fantastic work that you have been doing.  The children wanted to send some photographs back to say 'hi'.  We have been spending lots of time in the woods.  Have a look at our Forest Schools photographs by clicking this link.

## Geraldine the Giraffe learns 'p'

Can you learn the sound 'p'. Listen how Geraldine says 'p'.

## Lowercase Alphabet Letter P Learn to Read and Write

Learn to read and write the lowercase letter P with this fun and engaging letter formation video. Listen to the phonic sound the letter P makes over and over...

You are doing some great writing.  I am really impressed with the photographs you have sent in.  Please have a go at writing the sound 'p'.  Thank you.

The above three pages give some information about the Ready Steady Talk scheme and what it aims to achieve.  The first activity 'Which Animal am I'  relates nicely to the story of The Three Little Pigs that we have been learning this week and aims to improve listening skills.  There is advice contained on the page to make the game more challenging or easier to suit your child.  You could make your own version of the game with your child to include sounds made by things that they really like such as a favourite toy etc.

Maths Game to Play

Smack the Number Game

Prepare some sticky notes (pieces of paper stuck to the table will be fine) with various numbers written on them and place them in front of your child.  Give your child a swatter (you could use a kitchen roll tube / piece of card etc for this).

The goal of this simple yet fun game is to identify numbers.  As you call out a number, encourage your child to find the sticky note and swat it.  How quickly can they swat the number?  If your child is unsure on their numbers, try by starting with numbers 1,2,3 and then adding 4,5 etc as they become more confident.   If you wanted to, instead of the adult saying the number to swat, you could use a dice to roll the number.  This would provide an extra degree of challenge.

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