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Summer Learning Activities 

Please find some voluntary activities to do with your child during the Summer Holidays.  They are a mixture of Phonics, Reading, English, Maths, Creative and Knowledge of the world based activities to reinforce and consolidate your child’s learning.  

Each challenge is designed to be short, fun and mainly practical in nature.  

We hope you all have an enjoyable Summer break. 

Phonics 

Recap digraphs

'ay' - may I play? https://youtu.be/WL_-QHxJnFQ?list=PLPVrkr0oJX1sBGLJU2hNbPE2neuhezWSu

'ee' - what can you see? https://youtu.be/M1uW4OtU7aU?list=PLPVrkr0oJX1sBGLJU2hNbPE2neuhezWSu

'igh' - fly high https://youtu.be/Y46--B_7BMs?list=PLPVrkr0oJX1sBGLJU2hNbPE2neuhezWSu

'ow' blow the snow - https://youtu.be/iiap-EZwJAs?list=PLPVrkr0oJX1sBGLJU2hNbPE2neuhezWSu

'oo' long sound - poo at the zoo - https://youtu.be/5s5P-iSSJsU?list=PLPVrkr0oJX1sBGLJU2hNbPE2neuhezWSu

‘oo - short oo sound - look at a book’ https://youtu.be/c9U9y5XfJEs

‘ar’ - start the car  https://youtu.be/7NPAgQhdKN4

‘or’-  shut the door   https://youtu.be/Mape-qC0W54

'air' - that's not fair https://youtu.be/rwLEjJ50LfY

'ir' - whirl and twirl https://youtu.be/Wh7TpEK6TIY

'ou' shout it out loud https://youtu.be/WIxsvUbulYY?list=PLPVrkr0oJX1sBGLJU2hNbPE2neuhezWSu

'oy' toy to enjoy https://youtu.be/x1nuoVWUix8?list=PLPVrkr0oJX1sBGLJU2hNbPE2neuhezWSu

Practise Fred Talk with this video   https://youtu.be/mP3S8hL4ndY?list=PLPVrkr0oJX1sBGLJU2hNbPE2neuhezWSu

Ask children what is a digraph? Answer: two letter sounds together that make one sound.

Ask children what is a trigraph? Answer: three letter sounds together that make one sound.

Continue to practise Set 1 sounds. https://youtu.be/TdpzE9wryzg

Please learn these Red Words - I, me, be, he, to , go, no, my, put, said, you, your, the, of, head, are

 

Reading

Read and share a story together.  Read the ebooks on the www.oxfordowl.co.uk website.

English Activities

Can you write your name with perfectly formed letters?

Find as many words to rhyme with bat.  Can you write them?

Find as many words to rhyme with ring.  Can you write them?

Can you say the alphabet?

Can you write the alphabet?

Can you sequence your alphabet? Play at http://www.abcya.com/alphabet.htm

Can you make and complete your own wordsearch?  Play at…

http://www.abcya.com/make_a_word_search.htm

Choose a letter sound or words with the same digraph, e.g. ‘ar’ - car, star etc

Can you spell the Red words I, me, be, he, to , go, no, my, put, said, you, your, the, of, head, are?

Keep a Summer holiday diary - writing about the things you have enjoyed doing.

Send a postcard to your new teacher if you go somewhere special.

Play ‘I spy’ in the car or on a walk.

Maths activities

Count in two’s 

How far can you count in two’s?

Play ‘Fishy two’s’ on www.ictgames.com/fishy2s.html


Play ‘Save the whale’ number bonds to 10

www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html


Count aloud to 100

Play ‘Whack a mole’ on www.ictgames.com - sequencing numbers


Can you say your days of the week?


Can you recite the months of the year in the correct order?


Can you sort the cutlery in your house into different sets?

How did you do it?


What numbers can you see on the registration plate of your car?  Which is the smallest number?  Which is the biggest number?

Can you add up the numbers on a Car Registration Plate?


Practise writing numbers 0 to 20.


Can you find 4 different sized shoes in your house and put them in size order?  What else can you find to order in length?


Find a pattern in your house, e.g. wallpaper, tiles, on the duvet.

Can you describe it? (It could be squares/circles…)

See if you can draw your own pattern.


Can you find something that is a square shape in your house?

Can you find something that is a rectangular shape in your house?

Can you find something that is a circle shape in your house?


Are you taller or shorter than a door?

Are you taller or shorter that an armchair?

Are you taller or shorter that a window sill?


How many windows are in your house? How many upstairs?  How many downstairs?  Practise writing these numbers at home.


How many footsteps from your house to the bottom of your garden?  Your front door to your bedroom?  Your kitchen to your bathroom?

What happens to the number if you take bigger steps?  Practise writing these numbers at home.

Creative Activities

Make a model using lego/duplo.  Take a photo of it for your new teacher.  Write a label for it describing what you have made.

Use recycling materials to make a model.  Take a photo of it for your new teacher.

Look out the window and draw a picture of the things you can see.

Understanding the World  Activities

Choose a selection of objects. Have fun finding out whether they float or sink.  Find a way to record your results.


Use a paint chart from a DIY store that are available for free.  Go for a walk and find out what things match the colours.


‘Save the egg!’ - the aim of the game is to protect your egg from smashing after it is thrown from a first floor window!  Have some family fun.  Get everyone to find different ways of protecting their eggs.  


Listening activity - go outside, close your eyes and get an adult to record what you can hear and smell.  Lie on the kitchen floor and get an adult to record what you can hear and smell.