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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 8 2016

Home Learning (FS1)

Governors At St Albert The Great

In FS1 we encourage parents to do things with their children when at home to help extend their learning:

  1. Read the children’s library book that they choose each week
  2. Encourage you child to develop an understanding of number by counting, pointing out numbers of importance, eg your house number
  3. Play rhyming games to help develop your child's understanding of rhyme and alliteration
  4. Encourage your child to name shapes and colours in the environment
  5. If your child wants to write their name, remember to only use a capital letter at the beginning of their name, and the rest in lower case

Here are some useful Websites where you may find some games and activities for your children to enjoy at home:

Here are some useful websites that have games and activities that are age related and fun.

Foundation Stage Recommended Book List

The books have chosen are almost all very repetitive and rather like songs! This makes them easier for children to join in with so that the experience of reading becomes interactive and the children begin to learn the story as they are read to.

All of the books have pictures, which support the text but also compliment and add to it. It is important to discuss the pictures and what is happening in them as much as the text. After a while, the children will get to know each story word for word, which can give great confidence to early readers in terms of fluency when reading.

  • Where’s Spot? – Eric Hill (Puffin)
  • Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell
  • You Choose – Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin Jnr and Eric Carle
  • Jasper’s Beanstalk – Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen
  • The very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy – Lynley Dodd
  • Each Peach Pear Plum – Allen and Janet Ahlberg
  • The Train Ride – June Crebbin
  • Hug – Jez Alborough
  • Come on Daisy! – Jane Simmons

Below are some activities you can do at home if you are isolating and unable to come to school. You can email photos of your child taking part in home learning activities and we can share them with the class.