Today we are going to think about another
Today we are going to think about
Like we realised with builders yesterday... postal workers don't keep us safe or healthy
They do a very important job that helps us.
We are going to watch a video about Zoey pretending to be a postal worker...
She lives in America and they call them 'mail carriers' but their job is very similar.
Write a note/ letter/ card to each of the people in your family
telling them why you love them
(do this all by yourself using your careful sounding out and your 'magic writing')
- if your family can't quite read it you can tell them what your magic writing says)
You could make an envelope and put your letter in.
Find a bag to put your letters in and then pretend to be a postal worker and deliver your letters.
Your family will be soooo happy that you have written them a note and I'm sure that they will love your messages.
Encourage your child to do some 'magic writing' today
- this is where they do it with no help, just encouragement to 'have a go'
- tell them it is magic because they are doing it themselves and that they can magically tell you what it says.
This is about helping them to find the confidence to write independently and try to use the skills that they are learning by themselves. It can be a little scary at times as they worry that they are going to get it wrong... reassure them that it doesn't matter as long as they have a go. You may need to help them plan an idea first and remind them of their sentence as they write if they forget - but try to let them do everything else alone. Even if they end up writing a long string of letters (and sometimes squiggles)... if they can tell you what they wanted it to say - that's great - and if not, don't worry, they'll get there