The shops have stocked their shelves with Christmas produce and I have been inspired to create some phonics games using the chocolate coins. So here are a few games that can be used with your children whether they are just starting out on their phonics journey or they have been learning for a year or … [Read more...] about Phonics Games
I wanted to write this blog last week, but with a hospital stay at the beginning of the week with Isabel, and then a hospital stay at the end of the week with Charlie it's been a bit manic here. Luckily they are both doing well now, it's just that horrible time of year and they are both vulnerable for … [Read more...] about Early counting, number recognition and number bonds to 10
I wrote a blog a few weeks ago outlining the ways you can help prepare your child for starting school. Hopefully now most children have had their first day and survived- phew! So how can we continue to support them as they navigate their way through the school day and come across situations that may be … [Read more...] about First day at school is done – what next?
We have been having a lot of fun over the last week, either staying at home or out and about. I wanted to put together some of the maths activities we have been doing that focus on problem solving. Isabel is really keen to count and is interested in numbers, but problem solving is a great way to get her … [Read more...] about Problem Solving Maths Activities during the summer holidays
This week we are focusing on reading. We have had lots of fun with books and some phonics games to keep Isabel interested in reading and also motivated to read. The summer holidays can be long and as children do not get any school reading books for the summer, it can be a long time without having to read. … [Read more...] about Summer Holidays Reading- Fun reading activities to keep children interested and motivated to read
The long summer holidays are here and while the children are looking forward to their well deserved rest I know that many of us parents are wondering how we are going to fill all those days. As a teacher I know that the long summer holidays are needed for the children to rest and recuperate, however it is … [Read more...] about Summer holiday support – fun ideas for writing