We’ve had a great week in Foundation Stage, retelling stories, making skeleton masks, having fun on the stage and completing lots of Funny Bones challenges.
Foundation Stage One have been playing with sounds. They have been listening carefully to sounds around them, making sounds with musical instruments, body percussion and investigation rhythm and rhyme. There are lots of ways you can practise these skills at home. Here are some ideas:
Foundation Stage Two children have been learning/recapping the sounds s,a,t,p,i,n. Listening is really important before the children begin to read so some of the above activities may also be suitable for FS2 children. We have also been practising some early reading skills: rhyming, alliteration and counting the ‘beats’ in words. These are key skills which form the foundations for reading and writing and should continue to be practised as the children begin to learn to recognise the written letter(s) (graphemes) and sounds (phonemes).
Here are some ideas for practising at home: