(See below at the bottom of the page for extension work).
Today’s sound is “ea”
Watch the video for an introduction:
Today is looking at the beginning part of the story.
Please watch the video and complete todays task under the star on the web page.
Have a go at the MyMaths challenges set for this week.
Numbots challenges- you now have your login.
Activity 1 - Getting to know money
On a mat or tray, place different items all relating to money. These can include: coins, notes, debit/credit cards, till, price tags/labels, receipts, purses/wallets, piggy bank.
Follow this with a discussion about money. Prompts you could ask are:
Look closer at the coins and notes. See whether the children recognise any of the coins.
Work together, encouraging your child to take the lead to order the coins from the lowest value to the highest. It might help to draw a number line for your child to refer to.
Extra ideasSet up or create a role play shop/stall. Make the children a part of ‘opening up’ and organising the shop. They can make signs and price labels. The actual price of items doesn’t need to be accurate but it could provide an opportunity to discuss which items are more expensive than others.
Give your child a purse/wallet of money (you can use play money or make your own) to use when they’re in the shop so they have to consider how much money they have when they choose what they want to buy. Some children may need support in selecting the correct coins.
When playing in the shop, encourage the children to compare how much things cost.
Ask questions such as:
Playing ‘shop’ is also a great way to model and discuss manners and the importance of saying, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.
Encourage your child to play independently, using soft toys as customers.
Read The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen - there are several video versions available online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ISVfZAVD6o
This book is a great way to encourage counting out the coins as each price is mentioned. (You’ll need a pile of pennies.)