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...Introduction This is a simple highly versatile activity that gets the children moving and really listening. Characteristically, children will hear the initial and final sound more clearly than the medial sounds. This game teaches...
...Introduction Children learn new vocabulary by repetition because it activates their memory. This game promotes this skill and gives you a method to measure individual children's progress.Focus Sight-reading of high frequency wordsWhat you...
...Introduction This activity uses the rest of the school to provide opportunities to assess how well children are making the correspondence between the phonemes you have taught and their corresponding grapheme in the context of words.Focus...
...Introduction This quick-fire activity will encourage the children to use their knowledge of writing styles and mechanisms without warning or preparation.What you need 30 ping-pong balls (or as many as you have got children) Permanent marker...
...Introduction Music making, particularly getting involved in activities with a steady beat, helps build links between brain cells, co-ordination and listening skills.What you need Some musical baby wrist toys, e.g. bells and rattles. If you...
...What you need bread a toaster or grill butter or substitute blunt knives (little butter knives or plastic picnic knives are ideal) something to spread on top – jam, honey, Marmite, paste, cheese spread, etc.Helpful hints Make sure...
...Introduction This game uses the very simple game of pelmanism to encourage the matching of words or letters, and later, develop sight reading them. This is a fantastic game to help to develop focus and concentration. Children turn two cards...
...Introduction In the early stages of emergent writing, children's mark making represents their own code of recorded speech. Without explanation from the children, the marks recorded may simply look like squiggles and lines. In this activity...
...What you need A big space – indoors is best A shaker, tambourine, or jingle bellsBefore you start Think of all the feelings you want the children to experience. It’s a good idea to write these on a small card so you can use a range...
...Introduction These activities recognise how our children are inspired and motivated to learn, and to then use this information to create exciting and purposeful opportunities for them to mark make and eventually write. They are activities...