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Hello everybody...we have changed the format of our home learning due to staff being at school in classrooms now, and so the daily planned activities will now be added on a weekly document. The activities will be listed next to each day of the week for you to complete.

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Friday 5th June

Zog's 'superpower' is being able to fly. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Draw a picture and write a sentence to describe your idea.

Maths: 3D shapes- Can you remember the names of the 3D shapes you have been thinking about this week? See if you can match the correct shape to it's name on the activity below. Extension: have a go at completing the table to say how many edges, faces and vertices each 3D shape has. A vertex is another word for a corner, and vertices means corners.

Thursday 4th June

Yesterday you thought about somewhere you would like to go. Imagine you have arrived at your chosen destination after Zog has flown you there. Can you make a postcard from that place to the people back at home to show and tell them what it is like?

Maths: 3D shape - what can you build? Use some empty carbboard boxes and packaging you may have in your house to make a model. Maybe you could make a model house, a car, a castle or a robot. Talk to your grown up about the different shapes you use. Which shapes are the easiest to build with? You could draw a picture of your finished model and label the shapes you have used.

Wednesday 3rd June

Imagine you were flying on the back of Zog. What would you see whilst you were up in the air? Where would you choose to go? Can you draw a picture of the things you might see / the place you would go to. Write a sentence about your adventure.

Maths: 3D shapes - guess the shape. For this game you are going to need a bag and a collection of small objects that are 3D shapes, such as a small ball, a piece of lego, a glue stick, a dice. Hide the objects in the bag and then put your hand in the bag to choose one of the objects. Describe the shape to your grown up and see if they can guess the shape you are holding. Think about how many corners the shape has? Has it got a curved side? How many flat faces does it have? Can it roll? Get your grown up to describe a shape for you to guess the name of it.

Tuesday 2nd June

Yesterday you watched and listened to the story Zog. In the story, the Princess dreams of being something else when she grows up. Can you write a dream for yourself for when you grow up? What do you want to be, and why? Draw a picture to match your writing.

Maths: 3D shapes - does it roll? Make a collection of 3D shapes from your home, such as a tin of food (cylinder), a ball (sphere), a dice (cube), a cereal packet (cuboid) and an ice cream cone (cone). Can you remember any of the names of the 3D shapes? Can you describe the shapes? How are they the same? How are they different? Which shapes do you think will be good at rolling? Why? Which shapes have curved surfaces? Which shapes have flat faces? Make a simple ramp which you can use to test the shapes to see if they roll down the ramp after being placed at the top. Which shapes rolled? Why did they roll? Why didn't these shapes roll? What have you learnt about the shapes that roll?

Monday 1st June

Before half term you got busy thinking about the Gruffalo story. This week you are going to be thinking about another one of our favourite Julia Donaldson stories called Zog. Watch and listen to this story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

What skills must Zog learn at dragon school? Draw a picture of Zog and then write a list of the skills after writing the title 'How to become a dragon...'

Maths: 3D shapes. This week you are going to be thinking about 3D shape names and how to describe them. 3D shapes are different to 2D shapes because they are NOT flat. Have a look at the 3D word mat below. Can you name any of the 3D shapes?

Go on a 3D shape hunt around your house (or your garden). How many 3D shapes can you find? Use the sheet below if you want - or you can make your own!

Friday 22nd May

Today you are going to create your own Gruffalo. Design your own fictional Gruffalo character with different features to the original. Draw/colour it and then label the main features.

Maths - measurement : height. Today you are going to be thinking about height and you will be placing up to three objects in height order. For this challenge, you will firstly need to find your favourite toy. Can you find a toy that is taller than your favourite toy? How can you be sure that it is taller? How can you check? Can you find a toy that is shorter than your favourite toy? Are you sure it is shorter? Can you check it? Can you put the toys in order? Can you think of something that is taller / shorter than you?

Kindness activity: 

This activity is bound to make someone smile! Design a postcard to put through the letterbox for one of your friends or family members you are missing! You can choose whatever you like to put on your postcard, you may draw a colourful picture on one side and then write a little message on the other side. Below are some ideas to help get you thinking. Don't forget to say on your postcard who it is from!

Thursday 21st May

Today you are going to think about what you would do if you met the Gruffalo. What would you say? Would you trick the Gruffalo like the mouse did?

Can you finish the sentence 'If I met the Gruffalo .....'

Maths - measurement: weight. Today you are going to be thinking about how heavy objects are. For this challenge you need to find some objects from around your house, such as toys, books, tins and packets. Once you have got a selection, choose two objects and hold them in your hands while you stretch your arms out to the sides, as if you were a balance scale. Which object feels the heaviest and which feels the lightest? Decide which object is heavier, and which is lighter, then bend to the heavier side like a real balance scale. Can you find the heaviest or lightest of all the objects? How would you do that? Are the biggest things always the heaviest? How can we find out? Are the smallest things always the lightest? How can we find out? Do any of the objects weight about the same? If you have a set of scales, you could take this further by weighing small objects.

Kindness activity: 

Watch and listen to the story, ‘The Rainbow Fish' and find out why it is important to share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFORvXhub28

What was special about Rainbow Fish? What did the Octopus say Rainbow fish should do? How did Rainbow Fish feel at the end of the story?

Get creative: design your own Rainbow Fish, use materials that you have in your house: card, paper, scissors, glue, felt tip pens, tin foil, paint and pencils. and have a go at making your own lovely Rainbow Fish!

Wednesday 20th May

You have been thinking about the story 'The Gruffalo.' Today you are going to do a character description of the Gruffalo. What words are used throughout the story to describe him? Can you think of any more words to describe him? Draw a picture of the Gruffalo and then write down some of the words you came up. Try to do your best sounding out when trying to spell a word! Could you put any of your describing words into a sentence? E.g. The Gruffalo is ________   ________   and ________ .

Maths - measurement: height. Today you are going to be thinking about height. For this challenge, you will need some of your toys (of different heights) some string or ribbon, scissors and labels/paper. Firstly, you are going to predict which toy will be the tallest and which will be the shortest. Using the string or ribbon, measure each toy. Write the name of the toy on each label / piece of paper, so you know which string belongs to which toy. Once you have measured each toy, can you order the pieces of string from the shortest to the longest? Which toy is the tallest? Which toy is the shortest? How could you describe the toys that are in the middle? Can you think of another way to measure the height of your toys?

Kindness activity: 

Get your grown up to read this lovely poem to you. Can you hear any rhyming words?

Choose a friend, or someone in your family who you haven't seen for a while and draw them a lovely picture to make them smile. How do you feel when you are kind to someone? Why is it important to make others smile?

Tuesday 19th May

Yesterday you thought about the story 'The Gruffalo' and had a go at finding the rhyming words in the story. Today you are going to make a Gruffalo food menu. Throughout the story, the mouse talks about the Gruffalo's 'favourite foods.' Use these foods to make a menu for a Gruffalo themed café!

Maths - measurement: capacity. Today you are going to be thinking about how to describe how full containers are. Gather a selection of plastic bottles or plastic cups/containers and place them somewhere you can get wet (on a tray, in the sink / bath or possibly outside) Fill a jug or bowl with water. You may wish to colour the water using some food colouring to make it easier to see inside the bottles. Use a jug or bowl to put some water into each bottle. Can you tell a grown up about how full each bottle is? Try to use the words empty, nearly empty, half full and full to describe the bottles. Can you fill a bottle right to the top? Can you create a bottle that is half full?

Kindness activity:

Think about what makes a good friend and tell your grown up your thoughts. What kind words can you think of? What does it mean to share?

Rainbow cloud activity – You are going to need some scissors, glues/sellotape, paper and colours.

You are going to make a cloud and cut it out, and then cut 5 strips of paper to stick onto the cloud (see the picture below for an example). Each strip needs to be coloured in a different colour to make a rainbow. Choose a friend and write their name on the cloud. Can you write a kind word on each strip of paper to describe your friend? E.g. happy, helpful

Monday 18th May

 This week we are going to be thinking about the story 'The Gruffalo.' I know lots of you love this story and may have a copy at home. Don't worry if you haven't though, you can watch and listen to the story on Youtube.

Read through the story, are there any parts you can join in with? There are lots of rhyming words hidden in the Gruffalo. Remember, rhyming words are words that sound the same at the end. Can you find all the rhyming words in the story? Draw a picture of the Gruffalo and then see how many rhyming words you can write down around your picture.

Maths- measuring: today you are going to be thinking about length. Get two pieces of paper and one of your shoes. Draw around your shoe on each piece of paper, creating a shoe template. Then, cut out your template as best you can, You are going to use the footprints to find which is the longest room and which is the shortest room in your house. Before you measure the rooms using your footprints, discuss with your grown up how many footprints long you think each room will be. Can you make a prediction? Next, use your footprints to measure the length of each room. Once you have measured each room, think back to your predictions. Were they correct? Which room was the longest? Which room was the shortest? Which room was bigger than your bedroom? Which room was smaller than the kitchen?

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and the theme is ‘Kindness’. Over the next few days there will be some tasks linked to the theme for you all to complete and enjoy!

Activity: think of something kind that you have done lately. Draw a picture to show your act of kindness.

"No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted." Aesop

Friday 15th May

Choose a nursery rhyme and clap the rhythm whilst you sing along. Can you change any of the rhyming words? Have a go at thinking up new words for the words that rhyme.

Play a game of rhyming I Spy. I spy with my little eye something that rhymes with e.g. cat..... hat

Rhyming riddles: get your grown up to read out the following rhyming riddles. Can you work out what the object is?

You can fly me in the sky and I rhyme with white. What am I?

You have ten of these and they rhyme with rose. What are they?

I fall from the sky when it is cold and I rhyme with glow. What am I?

You need me to eat soup and I rhyme with moon. What am I?

I am an animal that can hop and I rhyme with frog. What am I?

I say 'quack' and I rhyme with truck. What am I?

You could always have a go at thinking up your own rhyming riddle!

Maths - patterns: ask someone in your family to clap a repeating pattern for you to copy. Repeat it back to them. Then, you could a repeating pattern and see if they can repeat it. Try this with some other body percussion, including tapping on your knees, shoulders, head.

Can you draw some animal patterns? Try black and white stripes like a zebra, yellow and brown spots like a giraffe or orange and black stripes for a tiger. Make up your own new animal skin pattern. What would your animal look like? What would it be called? Draw your animal and add the pattern onto its body.

Thursday 14th May

 Make a rhyming chain: get someone from your family to play this game with you. Name a word. Take turns saying a word that rhymes with the first chosen word. When you run out of words, or an incorrect word is given, the chain is broken. Start a new chain.

Rhyming bingo: Twinkl have got a free download for anyone wanting to practise their rhyming skills by playing a game of Bingo! https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-544-rhyming-bingo-set

Maths: patterns- collect a range of different leaves from outside. Can you make a pattern with their shapes or colours? What other objects can you find outside that you can make a pattern with? Can you find pebbles or sticks? How about fallen flower petals? You could stick them onto paper or you could make your pattern on the ground outside!

Wednesday 13th May

 Can you think of 3 more words that rhyme with the following words:

cat, dog, pen, bed, slug, man, dig, star, tree

Draw a picture of the words above, and then underneath your picture, write down 3 words that rhyme with it.

Maths: you have been thinking about repeating patterns using colour and shape. Use this website to play a shape pattern sequencing game where you need to complete the pattern of different coloured 2D shapes:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Tuesday 12th May

 Rhyming words: cut up some paper so that you have 10 equal sizes. On each piece, you are going to draw the following items. They will then be used to play a rhyming pairs game. The following items you need to draw are: cat, frog, mouse, car, fox, dog, star, house, bat, box. Once you have draw your pictures, turn the pieces of paper face down and play a game to find rhyming pairs. You could play this with someone in your family and see how gets the most rhyming pairs! Once you have played the game, can you think of any more words that rhyme with any of the pairs? You could try and write them down and use your best sounding out.

Rhyming odd one out: check out this resource on Twinkl which is a free download. Can you read the words and then choose which is the odd one out? https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-1359-rhyming-odd-one-out-strips

Maths: yesterday you thought about repeating patterns using colours. Today you are going to make some repeating patterns using shapes and colours. Can you make a repeating pattern using two 2D shapes? What about three 2D shapes? Twinkl have got a free resource which you could try. Look at the patterns that have been started, what shapes have been used? Can you continue the pattern? https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/nz-n-127-repeating-pattern-shapes-and-colours-activity-sheet

 

Monday 11th May

Look out for our class slideshow which can be found in the 'Our Work' area on the webpage. Enjoy watching!

We are going to be spending the next couple of weeks thinking all about rhyme. We will be looking at a range of books, including Julia Donaldson texts, where you will identify words that rhyme and also have a go at thinking of your own rhyming words. Remember, rhyming words are two or more words that have the same end sound. For example: car and far rhyme. House and mouse rhyme. Goat and boat rhyme.

To start off our topic on rhyme, we are going to think about nursery rhymes. If you need some inspiration, Twinkl are providing a free download for a range of popular nursery rhymes for you to access: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-tp-5558-eyfs-ultimate-tolsby-nursery-rhymes-resource-pack

Activities: draw a picture of your favourite nursery rhyme. Then, get your grown up to write out the words for the nursery rhyme. Re read the rhyme, pointing to the words as your read it and then afterwards choose a colour to highlight/put a circle around/ underline the words that rhyme.

Maths: repeating patterns with colours. Choose two colours and use them to make a pattern with. For example red, blue, red, blue etc or red, red, blue, blue, red, red, blue, blue etc. Can you make a repeating pattern using 3 colours? 4 colours? Twinkl have got some free downloadable resources which you could use to practise your repeating pattern work if needed: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/early-years-mathematics/early-years-shape-spaces-and-measures/early-years-pattern

Thursday 7th May

REMINDER: If you would like your child to appear on the class slideshow, please can you email a photo of them by Friday. Thank you!

 You have been thinking about different 'people who help us,' why they are important and what they do. Can you remember your own address? Well done if you have managed to learn it! Keep practising if you need to as it is an important bit of information to know.

Activities:

Continue to find out about different helpers and why they have an important role.

Time for some role play: choose a helper that you have been finding out about and get into character! Using one of your teddies (or someone in your family) as the person who needs help, you are going to pretend to be the person who is helping them. What would you say to them? What are you going to do? Have fun acting out different situations!

Create a thank you card for someone that has helped you. You could draw, paint or use collage to make your picture. Remember to use your best writing inside to say 'thank you' and to write your name.

Instead of making a card, you could draw a picture of a person who has helped you. Write a sentence to say what they did.

If 10 children are waiting to cross the road and the lollipop person takes 4 across, how many are left to cross? You could draw a picture or use your fingers to help you work out the answer!

 

 

VE Day: this year, VE day coincides with the early May Bank holiday and this year marks the 75th anniversary of VE day!  

Talk to your grown up about VE day and why it is celebrated. Twinkl -a home learning hub, have provided an online VE Day resource pack if you want to check it out.

Why not create your own patriotic bunting to hang in your windows over the weekend. You can download a FREE bunting pattern from Baker Ross website.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Wednesday 6th May

 Yesterday you had a go at drawing some different 'people that help us' after guessing who they were from a description.

Activities:

Today, your task is to choose one of the helpers and do some research about them! What can you find out about them? What do they do? Why are they important? Where do they work? Once you have found out some facts, write the information down in sentences. Get your grown up to draw you some lines so you can practise sitting your letters on the line. Remember to use a finger space between each new word.

Role play- make your own People Who Help Us costume. You could find a hat to be a helmet or a shirt to be a doctor's coat. Pretend you are the person who is helping. What would you do? What would you say?

Tuesday 5th May

Yesterday you started to think about people who help us. People that look after us and help the people of the community are called 'community workers.' They are very important because they help to keep us safe and help us when we need.

Activities:

  • People who help us -'who is it?' game. Get someone in your family to read out the following clues. Can you work out which community helper is being described? Once you have guessed them all have a go at drawing them and then labelling them to say who they are.

Question 1: I protect people. I catch the criminals. I drive a car with sirens. Who am I?

Question 2: I help the doctor. I take your temperature. I work in hospitals. Who am I?

Question 3: I drive a red truck. I wear yellow and red. I put out fires. Who am I?

Question 4: I work with children. I help children learn their ABC and numbers. I work in a school. Who am I?

Question 5: I wear a white coat. I make you feel better. I use a stethoscope. Who am I?

Can you think of any more people who help us? Tell your grown up what they do and how they help the community.

  • Create your own emergency vehicle. Think about it's features - sirens, hosepipes, ladders, bright colours. You could make your vehicle out of old boxes, cardboard tubes, bottle top lids, or whatever else you can think of!

Monday 4th May

We are now well into the the first half of the Summer Term and, as we plan this, there are no published details of how and when schools are to re-open.
All children, in every year group and every class have been provided with daily activities to do at home. We are all missing school and seeing our friends and we have had an idea to try and get to see you again safely...
This week, as you are doing one of the activities at home with your children, we would like to invite you to take a photograph and email it to your class teacher (the address to use will be listed below)
Each class teacher will then make a slide show and post it onto their class page on the website for everyone to see.
Please note the following :
*You do not have to do this, it is completely optional.
*Please just send one picture as we are restricted to 30 images to make a slideshow and will only use one photo of each child.
*We will need to set a deadline so that we can make and publish the slideshow. This will be 12 PM FRIDAY 8th MAY.
*For safeguarding reasons please consider where you take the photo and how your child is dressed.
So as you are busy doing your jobs this week take a photograph and send it via email to your child’s teacher. It will be a lovely way for the children to see some of their friends faces and we also look forward to seeing them all too.
The class slideshows will be available to view on the school website at the end of the week by selecting the individual class teachers page and then looking in the “our work” section
We look forward to receiving your photos throughout the week.
Please send your photograph to sjones@seatonacademy.co.uk

This week  we are going to be thinking about the topic People Who Help Us.

There are lots of people who help us in the community and it is important to learn about how they help us in our day-to-day lives. Some of these people help us in emergencies, like fire-fighters, police and doctors and nurses. If there is an emergency, you'll need to know how to get in touch with the right person to help you. Other people help us to stay safe and healthy, like dentists, opticians and waste collectors. Anybody can do a job that helps other people if they have been trained properly - maybe you'll want to do one of these jobs when you grow up!

Doctors and nurses are doing an incredible job at the moment helping to look after and to help people get better in hospitals. For the last 5 weeks hundreds and thousands of people have joined in the Clap for Our Carers campaign which is to help show our appreciation and recognise the efforts of the NHS workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic every day.

Activities:

How many of these important things do you know?  Work through the questions below with your grown up and see if you know what you would do...

What to do if you see an accident near where you are?

What to do if you get hurt?

What to do if you smell smoke in your house?

What to do if you are playing outside and one of your friends gets hurt?

What to do if your parent is hurt and can't help themselves?

What to do if there is a fire in your home?

  • :Learn your address and practise what you would say if you were ever in an emergency and had to call 999.  
  • Make a poster to say thank you to the NHS workers. Make it as bright and eye catching as you can!

Friday 1st May 

Design your own Superhero Teddy!

John Lewis and Waitrose are asking children of all ages to help them create a 'Super-Bear' cuddly toy, to honour frontline workers and raise critical funds for the NHS.

The competition launched Friday 24th April, giving children 2 weeks to submit their designs. The brands are asking for toy ideas 'that celebrate the spirit and fortitude of the fearless men and women working on the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis.'

To enter, children (or adult's on children's behalf) must share their creations on social media using the hashtag #DesignYourSuperBear

The winning design will be turned into a real toy, to be sold exclusively in both Waitrose and John Lewis, with 100% of profits going to the NHS. The toy will go on sale in October as one of the brand's iconic Christmas stuffed toys, beloved characters known to sell out year after year.

Good luck!

 

Continue the Tom Moore activities below...

Captain Tom Moore Project - over the next two days we are going to be thinking about this tremendous man's incredible achievement!

Thursday 30th April & Friday 1st May   Read the information about Tom Moore and then pick any of the activities you want to do.You don't have to do them all!

I'm sure you have heard that Captain Tom is a real hero! Tom Moore recently completed 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS charities. Captain Moore, who was a soldier during World War 2, wanted to raise £1000 for the charities, however he has currently raised £28 MILLION ! What a FANTASTIC effort! Well done and thank you Captain Tom!

 

Below are 2 web links: one is an interesting article all about Captain Tom's fundraising news story and the other is a useful video for you to watch - I'm sure you will find both links very inspiring!

Captain Tom Moore fundraising news story : https://bbc.in/2Y0hMsc 

Video of Tom Moore receiving a Pride of Britain Award : https://bit.ly/3aAsW9X

Activities: A Happy Birthday to Tom - Captain Tom is 100 years old TODAY! If you have not already designed and made Captain Tom a birthday card, do so today. If you wish to send Tom a birthday card, then please use the address below: If you have already sent Tom a birthday card but want to make another, you could put it in your window instead.

Captain Tom Moore

C/O Post Office Limited

67 Bedford Road

Marston Moretaine

K43 0LA

Bedfordshire

England

A huge thank you - an alternative option is to make a Thank You card instead for Captain Tom to say how wonderful he is and to thank him for his amazing effort. He is a real hero!

5 questions for Tom! Imagine you are lucky enough to meet Captain Tom. Think of some questions you would like to ask him. It could be about any part of his life! Perhaps you want to find out about when he was younger, or how he feels to have made such an incredible achievement. Try and write your questions down if you can.

A work of Art- create a portrait of Captain Tom.  

Fact file on Tom Moore's life -  can you do some research to find out some information about Tom Moore's life? You may have learnt something already about him from looking at the two links above, or you may want to do some more research. See if you can write down some facts about Tom.

Newspaper article -create a newspaper front page article about Captain Tom's walk for the NHS. Include a picture of Tom Moore and an eye catching title to say what he has done!  

Charity thinking cap -think of ways that you could raise money for charity. Draw pictures to show your ideas. Who would you raise money for?  

Sing sing sing! -have a go at making up a short song thanking Colonel Tom Moore.  

 

Wednesday 29th April

Wednesday Wake up Shake up- today is International Dance day! It is an annual celebration of how dancing can help us to live a happy, healthy and positive life. A brilliant dance video has been made which will make you smile as you watch. Search on Facebook 'Wouldn't Change a Thing' to watch the dance video - there is a young boy from Seaton who has taken part. How can you celebrate Dance day? Just dance!! Play your favourite songs and get your groove on - have fun!

Literacy: You have been thinking about the story 'The Three Little Pigs.' Today, you are going to create a Story Map. On a piece of paper, draw pictures of the events in the story in the order they happen. For your first picture/s, you will need to think about what happened at the very beginning of the story. What happened next? What happened in the middle of the story? Draw your ideas down in order. What happened after that? How did the story end? Once you have finished your Story Map, you could go back and label some of the pictures or write short captions.

Extension: using your Story Map, write down some sentences to say what happened at the beginning, the middle and the end of the story.

Science: thinking back to the story of 'The Three Little Pigs,' why do you think the wolf was able to blow down the straw and stick houses, but not the brick? Do you think you could build a stronger house? Look for materials you have lying around your house / garden that you could use to build with, for example sticks, straws, lego, cardboard, paper, building blocks, stones or whatever you can find! Can you build a house that the big, bad wolf can't blow down? Once you have finished building your house, predict whether you think it can be blown down or not? You could get someone from your family to try and blow down your house. How strong was your house? What other materials could you have used?  

Numeracy: the third Little Pig bought 10 bricks but he only used 8 of the bricks. How many bricks did he have left? Use your fingers or draw a picture to help you work out the answer.

Tuesday 28th April

Tongue twister Tuesday - time for another tongue twister challenge! Saying tongue twisters can be difficult at first, so don't worry if you can't do it very well to begin with. Just keep practising and have fun!

With your grown up, take it in turns to say these tongue twisters out loud. How quickly can you say them? 'Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.' 'I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!'

Literacy: yesterday you watched and listened to the traditional story of 'the Three Little Pigs.' See if you can remember the story by re-telling the story to someone in your family. Try to use different voices for the characters when you can!

Today we are going to be thinking about the different characters in the story to describe and compare. Draw one of the three little pigs. Can you think of some words to describe this character? Have a go at writing down the words you come up with to describe the pig around the picture you have drawn. Remember to have a go at sounding out the words you think of yourself!

Extension: how would you describe the wolf in the story? Draw this character and then write down any describing words you can think of.

Numeracy: can you spot any 2D shapes in the 'Three Little Pigs' story? What 2D shapes can you remember? How many sides and corners does a circle have? Square? Rectangle? Triangle?

Play 'Guess the Shape' with a family member. One of you should describe a shape, remembering to say how many sides and corners it has and to be specific, e.g. 'It has 4 sides. It has 4 corners. It has 4 equal sides.' See who can guess the most shapes correctly!

What animals can you draw using only 2D shapes? Can you make a house using squares, circles, triangles or rectangles? Can you draw a pig or a wolf using circles, triangles, rectangles or squares?

If you go for a walk (or go into your garden) collect some sticks, pebbles and leaves. See what 2D shapes you can make using them. Which sticks are easiest to make using the sticks? Which objects are best for making a circle?

Monday 27th April

Monday movement - get active! Join in with Joe Wicks and his PE session! 9am live on Youtube: The Body Coach TV

Literacy: search Youtube to find the story of 'the Three Little Pigs,' and enjoy listening to and watching this traditional tale. Once you have finished watching the story, can you retell it to someone in your family? Or you could do some role play and act it out! Maybe you could find some props from around your house that you could use too.

Are you able to answer these questions? Why did the three pigs have to build their own homes? What did the wold say when he came to each of the pig's houses? What did the 1st, 2nd and 3rd pig build their house from? How could you tell the pigs apart? Where did the wolf go at the end of the story? What sounds would you hear when each of the houses were being built? Do you think the pigs were good or bad?

Numeracy: can you put the 'Three Little Pigs' houses into order from the smallest house to the biggest house. You could draw them down and label them. Are the pigs the same size? Can you order them too?

Ask someone in your house if you can measure how tall they are. Ask them to lie on the floor and measure them using objects. What do you think would work best? You could try DVD's or shoes of the same size. Ensure that whatever you use to measure them with, are the same size. If you have some chalk, you could use it to measure how tall you are on an outside wall. Ask your family members to measure how tall they are too. Who is the tallest? Who is the shortest? Is anyone the same height as someone else?

Use building bricks to measure some of your toys. How many bricks high are they? How big can you make a tower before it falls over? Count each brick as you add it on.

Friday 24th April

Funny Friday - scientists have told us that laughter helps to make us feel happier. Can you make you and your family laugh? You could learn some new jokes or tell some of your favourites. You could read a funny story or retell stories of things that make you laugh. Apparently, you can't make yourself laugh by tickling yourself. Do you think this it true?

Literacy: choose 3 phase 3 sounds that you know and go on a hunt around your house, or outside, and see how many objects you can find that begin with the sound/s you have chosen. Can you think of anymore? Draw them and then label them. Can you put any of your words or objects that you have found into a sentence to tell your grown up?

Numeracy: measuring - collect some pebbles / stones. How many have you found? Can you arrange them in order from the smallest stone to the largest stone? If you haven't got any pebbles, find some of your toys such as your teddies, dinosaurs, dolls, cars, play figures etc. Can you line them up from the tallest to the shortest?

Use a spoon as a measuring tool. Go around your house / garden and see which things are the same size, shorter or longer than your spoon.

Who is the tallest in your house? Who is the shortest and who is in the middle?

Can you make a list or a collection of teeny, tiny things? What other words describe small?

Which things are larger than e.g. a cow? Could it be a bus, whale, a house, a car etc? Make a list or draw things to show your ideas.

If you have play dough, can you make long and short worms or snakes?

Thursday 23rd April

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