This week in nursery we will be looking at the book, 'Supertato.' We hope you enjoy the story.
To develop listening skills and an awareness of sounds in the environment.
Before children can start learning phonics, they need to develop their listening skills and understanding of sounds first. Over the next few weeks we will be concentrating on developing their listening skills.
- Listening walk - First, using the link below, help your child to make a listening ears headband. Remind children of the good fundamentals, 'good listening' and 'good looking.' Talk with your child first about why it is important to listen. The walk can take place indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. What sounds can they hear? Encourage your child to try and make the sounds they can hear.
- Outside drum - Make drumsticks, use a beater or collect sticks. Explore how different sounds can be made by tapping, stroking... Tap the sticks on different objects outside. Which sound do you like best? Can you make the sounds louder or quieter?
- Sound lotto - Encourage your child to match the sound to the correct object or picture. You might have a game like this already at home or you could make your own using different objects from around your house. Twinkl also have some interactive games like this on their website. If you type in, 'level 1 phonics environmental sounds' in the search bar a range of different sound games will come up.
- Use the home learning link below for more listening activities.
Please look at the document, 'Additional activities to support your child's learning in 30-50 months' and the new document 'Summer 2 parent support activities 30-50 months' for more ideas how to support your child in the different areas of learning. Any links in bold in the new document can be found in the rainbow dated 1.06.20.