For the next two weeks there will be phonics training for the children. The children going up to Reception were due to start Set 1 phonics in Read Write Inc. These videos will be a good introduction to the concept and help parents understand it too by the person that created it. The website on YouTube is: Set 1 Phonics. The times are at 9:30 daily and 12:30. These videos will not be available on demand.
The letter-join is a very good website for the children's fine motor skills and will work with the login provided on the download document. The pattern and fun tabs are the best for the Nursery children and should work on tablets. I would recommend turning the sound down/off on the fun tab, that can be quite a noisy one. When you log in click on the Reception tab.
Attached is a link for a recipe for play dough. In my experience this is the easiest and cleanest way to make it. Play dough is a fantastic way of building up a child's finger strength and wonderful to help those pre-writing skills.
Numberblocks is a fantastic way for the children to get a better understanding of what numbers mean and how we can use them. It is even more fantastic if you can embed each concept is to do activities around the specific episodes. I have used this website to help plan lessons around each episode and it has been very useful in helping me understand what each child can learn from it. https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060.
Please try to make the activities as physical as possible using real objects and games. As always please email me any of your Numberblocks work, I'd love to see it!