Summer Holiday Ideas Y1
It is a well- known fact that children dip in their abilities over the long summer holidays. Here are some suggestions to maintain or improve the skills they currently have.
Write as much as you can! This could be: lists, reminder notes, notes to your family, postcards, letters, facts you have learnt, stories, a diary, instructions to make something, or recipes. Write in the diary on Purple Mash or on paper. See below for a dairy to print.
When writing think about:
*correct letter formation
*finger spaces and full stops at the end of sentences
*use phonics to sound out
2.Fred fingers – stand up one finger for each sound.
3.Pinch the fingers for each sound.
*remember and spell ‘red’ words (words we can’t sound out like ‘said, ‘was’, ‘my’)
*read your writing to check it makes sense
*adjectives (words to describe what something is like – you could even use 2 words separated by a comma!)
*Sentence openers (different ways to start a sentence)
*joining words (and, so, while, because, but, who) not at the start of a sentence. Remember not to use ‘and’ too many times in a sentence.
*time connectives to sequence (after that, next, finally)
*capital letters for names and places and the start of sentences
*a range of punctuation such as commas, question marks and exclamation marks
1. Draw a self portrait, with body, face, arms and legs. Colour carefully, with appropriate colour choices and detail.
2. Develop cutting skills by cutting out pictures from magazines, with increasing complexity.
3. Learn to tie shoe laces. See the instructions below and certificate.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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