Spring 1 - 2017
These are some of the areas we will be exploring this half term. Please take any opportunity to talk with your child, share books and play games along these themes.
Chinese New Year ( Saturday 28th January)
The year of the Rooster
Milton Keynes 50th Birthday.
Help your child count to 50. What do you like about MK? How long has your family lived in MK? Can your child say what part of Milton Keynes they live in? Do they know their door number? What are your family’s favourite places in MK?
The changing weather and signs of winter.
Help your child to notice the weather and how it changes. Look out for signs of change as Spring slowly arrives. Look for icicles and talk about their shapes, how they are made and how they change during the day.
Shapes all around us.
Encourage your child to look for flat 2D shapes and to name them (circle square triangle rectangle) Also look for solid 3D shapes (cube cuboid sphere cylinder cone ) Encourage your child to talk about the shapes and how they are different. How many cuboids can you find in your house?
Read lots of stories. Encourage your child to say who the different
characters are. Where is the story set? How might it end? Encourage your child to look at non fiction books too and show them how to use the contents page to decide what to look at.
We would love to hear about any special family events or celebrations. If your child would like to bring in photographs of a special time your
family have, they will be able to show the photos and tell us all about it.
The Foundation Team