Helping at home
In the Autumn term - The children are just getting used to the routine of school - they are very tried to begin with.
At home: share lots of stories.
Reading a story to your child supports:
When your child becomes familiar with letters and sounds they can start to spot some letters on the page.
Writing - making lists.
Let your child take part in the process of writing a list - let them tell you what to put on it - ask them to remember things to add. "When we write the shopping list later can you remind me to add milk to the list."
Draw pictures - talk about what you have drawn.
When you are out and about
Talk about what you can see.
Can you see numbers / letters on signs, houses, stree names?
Talk about the seasonal changes, weather, trees and the plants.
We are working hard on using knives and forks at lunchtime - setting the table and using them correctly at home really helps develop fine motor skills.