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EYFS Days 1-2 activities

If your child is isolating, here are a range of activities to do with your child. Please upload responses onto Seesaw each day. This could be a video clip engaged in a play activity, a photograph of them playful learning or it could be a screen shot of a piece of emergent writing they have completed that day for example.

Alongside the ideas below, the EYFS team will post specific activities relevant to the time that your child is off school because they are self-isolating.

Each morning, encourage your child to send a few words either by audio or a quick video clip to say good morning and how they are feeling to their class teacher. This is to be uploaded on to Tapestry and will act as their daily registration. 

Ongoing activities:


Daily reading:  Share a story with a family member.  Discuss what you can see in the pictures and make predications about what you think is going to happen next.  Maybe the book has a repeated refrain that you could join in with e.g. In The Three Little Pigs join in with the "I'll huff and I'll puff" section.


Developing gross motor skills: Challenge yourself to do a physical activity for a minute (star jumps, laps of the garden, throwing and catching a ball).  Count how many you can do.  Do it for another minute and see if you can beat the first score. 

You might want to do a cosmic yoga adventure too.


Phonic knowledge: Practise the letter sounds that you have been learning at school.  We have covered the black cat sounds s,a,t,p,i,n,m,g,o,c,k,l,b,e,d,f,r,w,h,j,p,u,v,x,y,z and don't forget about the digraphs ck, ff, ss, ll, zz, ng, soft th and hard th, qu, sh and ch.  Don't forget to look on youtube to join in with the jolly phonics songs for each sound. 


Developing fine motor skills:  Time to work out those fingers!  Try threading buttons or cheerios onto raw spaghetti.  Have a race to see how many pegs you can peg on a surface in 30 seconds.  Make an animal out of playdough, really work on your rolling, squeezing and twisting of the playdough.


Artistic development: Draw a winter picture.  You might want to draw what you think your garden might look like in the winter time or a picture of the school woods in the winter time.  You could use any materials that you like e.g. pens, pencil, chalks or crayons.  Think about the shapes you are using, how big the objects are and the different colours you could use.  Remember to take your time and it is ok if you need to make changes as you go along.


Mathematical development: Find three different things to count every day.  Go on a number hunt around your house and see which different numbers you can find.  Practise forming your numbers 1-10.