Autumn 1 Learning
Reception home learning Autumn 1 term 2020
Encourage your child to practise the following tasks independently at home:
- Put on their school coat and fasten it.
- Eat their meals using a knife and fork, practising to cut up their own food.
- Dress/undress themselves, putting on and fastening their own shoes.
- Go to the toilet and thoroughly wash their hands.
- Remember their full name, including their surname.
- Know when their birthday is.
Ask your child to take part in activities that will help to develop their fine motor skills:
- Use scissors to cut out shapes and pictures.
- Make some play dough and ask them to roll, squeeze, twist and build with it.
- Make pasta necklaces and bracelets by threading pasta onto string, wool or ribbon.
- Build 3D models with bricks, Lego and shapes.
- Paint with water (this is fun outdoors).
- Help peg put the washing.
Communication, Language and Literacy:
Help your child to develop their communication skills by:
- Reading stories together and talking about the books when you have read them.
- Sing nursery rhymes together.
- Ask your child questions about their day using the prompts: where? Why? How? When? What?
- Find your name around the house or any letters in your name. You could even have a try at writing some of the letters.
- Encourage your child to speak in full sentences e.g. I would like a glass of water please. I went to the park and played on the slide.
- Involve your child in imaginative play, each take on a role and build stories around props e.g. you could turn a cardboard box into a ship and pretence to be pirates.
Help your child to develop their understanding of number and shape by:
- Counting from 0 to 10 (you could add actions, silly voices etc).
- Count groups of objects around the house (cups, forks, socks, shoes, pens).
- Play games using positional language e.g. put the teddy underneath the table, put your shoes inside the box.
- Look for shapes around your house. See if you can spot a triangle, circle, square and rectangle.
- Go on a number hunt- make some number cards 0-10. Hide them around your house and garden. Ask your child to find them and say the numbers they have found.
- Collect some different objects from around the house. Put them in order according to length and height.