30 second challenge
What can you do in 30secs?
It’s time to get physical and see what you can do in 30 seconds.
Make sure you have plenty of space around you to exercise and ask a grown up to time you.
See if you can do the following exercises for 30 seconds each.
Count how many you can do of each exercise.
jogging on the spot star jumps hopping
jumping up and down balancing on one leg
Can you write a shopping list?
Think about baking a cake. What might you need for your cake from the shops?
Have a go at making marks to show what you need. You could also draw pictures of the items.
Encourage your child to make their own marks and letter shapes, rather than giving them letters to copy. It doesn't matter if it doesn't look like real letters, just encourage them to have a go and to praise what they do.
Below are the stages of emergent writing that most young children will go through. Your child may not go through all of the stages, some children may jump a stage.
1. First your child may draw or scribble to represent writing.
2.Then the marks become more meaningful to them as writing.
3.They will make wavy scribbles that imitate cursive writing and have left – to-right progression. Your child pretends to write words.
4.Children then make letters and marks that resemble letter-like shapes.
5. Once they can form letters, they make strings of letters that do not create words, written from left to right, including upper case and lower-case letters. This is often the letters from their name.
6. Children then begin to identify the beginning sound in a word and will represent this in writing.
Understanding of the world
Click on the picture below for a simple cupcake recipe you can make with your child.
Let your child help you to measure and weigh out the ingredients – talking about how heavy they are; watching balance scales move up and down, or watching the needle move to the correct number.
Encourage them to talk about what they are doing, using all their senses.
Talk about what is happening as they mix the ingredients together, noticing the changes that are happening.
Have fun and enjoy the cakes!
Maths - Number
After you have made some cupcakes, maybe you could share them.
Start by sharing the cakes between 2 people. Get two plates.
Put one cake onto your plate and then one onto the other.
Add another cake to your plate and then another cake to the other plate. Keep sharing, “One for me, one for you”, until there are no cakes left.
When all the cakes have been shared out, count how many cakes are on your plate, and how many cakes are on the other plate.
Do you have the same number of cakes?
If not, who has more cakes?
Who has less cakes?
Is this fair?
If not how can you make both plates have the same number of cakes.
If you aren’t cooking, then you can share something else. You could share out fruit, biscuits or maybe your toys.
Click on the picture below to watch a song together about who has more.
Who has more? song
Expressive Arts and Design
Can you help Little Red Riding Hood to find her way safely through the woods to grandma’s house?
She will need a map. Have a go at drawing a map for her to follow.
You can use whatever you like, pens, pencils, crayons or paints.
Start with Little Red Riding Hood’s house and then draw a path through the woods to grandma’s house.