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Home Learning in case you have to isolate


I am sorry they you are unwell and you have to isolate.  We are all missing you very much and look forward to seeing you back soon.  In the mean time here are some activities you can do at home. 

Our topic for the next few weeks is 'My Family' and in school we are discussing the people who live in our house, our grandparents and our pets.  We also discuss our weekend news every Monday. 

Here are some activities and challenges you can do at home. 

Love from Mrs Jones xxx

For the next 3 weeks, we will be thinking about our families.  We will be reading some nice family stories.  One of the stories we will be reading is the story of 'The Owl Babies'.  Below is an animation of the story. It is a lovely story.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Owl Babies Picture Book Animation [].mp4

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Now that you have watched the story video, I would like you to draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.  

Some things to think about and discuss.

Can you remember the characters from the story?

Who is your favourite character?


Where is the story set?


2d Playdough shapes

For this activity, you will need either some ready made playdough or you can make your own.


If you are making your own dough, you will need -

1 cup of flour

Half a cup of salt

Water to mix


You can colour your dough if you wish with either a drop of food colouring or a splash of ready mixed paint, however this is not essential.


Mix your flour and salt together and add water a little at a time, until you have dough.


Use your dough to make triangles, circles, squares, rectangles, diamonds and hearts


This is a really good way to investigate the properties of the shapes.  Discuss how to make the faces flat and how to form the corners and points of your shapes.

It is also an excellent way to develop fine manipulative skills and it is really good fun.


Why not try this  maths/physical activity that we have been doing in class. 

It is very simple but the children really enjoy it. 

All you need is numbers 1 - 5 or 1 - 10 (depending on your child's ability) written on pieces of paper and some clothes pegs. 

Choose a number and clip the matching number of pegs to it.

I have put some pictures of the children in class enjoying this activity below. 

Have fun

Why not have some fun doing the Penguin Dance? 

Penguin Dance _ Brain Breaks _ Jack Hartmann.mp4

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Chicken Count by Mary Jo Huff _ Counting Song _ Count to 10 _ Jack Hartmann.mp4

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The next activity is an Expressive arts and design (music) activity.

Can you make your own musical instrument?

You might want to make a shaker, a drum, a guitar or something else of your own choice. There are some pictures below to give you some ideas.

Here are some resources you may want to use.

Remember you can think of your own ideas too.

Kitchen roll

Elastic bands of different thicknesses

Plastic or paper cups Boxes of different size

Lentils or other dried beans

Tissue paper

Scissors Glue Tape

Draw a picture of your creation.

Can you explain to a member of your household how you made it?


Can you play your instrument to the audio track below?

Start by playing along to the beat of the music. 

The beat is the pulse of a piece of music, like a heart beat.


Cobbler  Cobbler  mend my  shoe.

Tap      Tap      Tap        Tap


Get it    done by  half past  two.

Tap       Tap      Tap        Tap


Now can you play along to the rhythm of the music. 

The rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds in music. 

In this piece of music, it is the tune.


Cobbler     Cobbler    mend    my   shoe.

Tap Tap    Tap Tap    Tap     Tap  Tap


Get   it     done   by   half   past   two.

Tap   Tap   Tap   Tap  Tap   Tap    Tap


Enjoy your music making,



08 Cobbler Cobbler Mend My Shoe.wma

Excercise is very good for you! Why don't you try some Cosmic Yoga, it's great fun!

Yoga Time! _ On The Farm _ Cosmic Kids [].mp4

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The Gingerbread Man

I would like you to look at the story of The Gingerbread Man below.


When you have shared the story (above) with your grown-up.

I would like you to think about the voices of -

the old man 

the old woman

the boy 

the girl

and the gingerbread man 

Then I would like you to make the sounds of 

the cat

the dog

the cockerel

the pig

the cow

the horse

and finally the sly old fox

What other sound effects could you add?

Once you have done this, share the story again with your grown-up, adding your sound effects and animal voices to the story.

Have fun