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Week 2 - 27.4.20

Summer Week 2

It was so lovely to speak to so many of you last week and hear about all the exciting learning you have been doing at home. I really enjoyed seeing some of the pictures that your grown ups put on Tapestry. Remember that play is an important part of your learning. Try to work for 20 minutes at a time and then have choosing time,! I have added a few choosing activities and TV programs that you may enjoy that also support your learning! 


Have a fantastic week, I look forward to seeing and hearing all about your week. 

Mrs Clubb


Revise - 3 days

sh, ch, th, ng -  plus ai, ee, oo, oa, ie, igh.

Recap the sounds, create flash cards for each sound. How quickly can they recall each one. Try to increase speed each time.

Play splat.

Make word list to match each phoneme.  ai, ee, oo, oa, ie, igh. They could add drawings, pictures from magazines etc and photos too.

Collect objects using these sounds, ask children to sort them into groups that use the same phoneme at match to grapheme.  (cut and stick version below if preferred)

(possible items - train, mail, nail, snail, cheese, wheel, leek, seed, moon, spoon, book, hook, boot, broom, goat, coat, oats, boat, tie, pie, light, tights) Try to write labels for some of the objects.

The Cbeebies TV program, Alphablocks Series 3 could also help with this.


Learn – 2 days

Recap – bl, br, cl, cr. Read word cards.

Try and write the words to match spoken words. Black, brush, clap, crab etc

Try this with paint brushes and water on the patio or in sand or make with playdough of magnetic letters.

New consonant blends– look at dr – draw, drop, drip,    fl  - flag, flop, flip,   fr – frog, from, frock.  – can you think of any words that use these blends.

Can you make a flag and draw a frog on it?     See the blend rap below.


Remember playing on phonics apps, watching Alphablocks, doing alphabet puzzles, reading real books or on Oxford Owl, writing with chalk or paint brushes, playing with your foam letters in the bath or magnetic letters on easels all count towards your learning too. 

Reading and Writing

Day one:

Please read or listen to the Story Handa’s surprise. Talk about how Handa would feel if she knew what was happening. How do you think she felt at the end of the story? Discuss what happened? How many animals can they remember? Where do you think Handa lives? What clues are there?

Day 2:

Re-read, listen to or watch animation of the story. Create a fruit basket of your own. You could use play fruits, playdough, drawings, salt dough etc, be creative. Act out the story using toy animals, or you could be the animals and take each fruit. Try to add in adjectives to describe the fruit.

Day 3:

Taste some different fruits – try to record words to describe each one.

Tangy orange, juicy melon, sweet strawberries etc. Which fruit did you like best? Are there any fruits you have never tried? Could you add them to your shopping list this week to try?

Day 4

Plan a new version of the story. Choose your character, how will you carry your items and who will take it. It could be in another country with different animals – e.g. Australia – kangaroo, koala, Antarctica – penguins, seals, whale, birds, Egypt – camels, mongoose etc. begin to make a little book. Draw the pictures. (Choose 3 animals and 3 food items to draw) Talk about What will be they be replaced with at the end and how will they get there? Draw this picture too.

Day 5:

Write the words for your little book. Will it be the juicy pear?   Will it be the stinky cheese? Remember to describe your item.

Ask a grown up to write the beginning and end for you. Tell them what you want it to say. Which fruit will _______ like best?          ________ that is a surprise!. (Just use 2 A4 pages folded in half to create a booklet or print the template below – double sided.)

Why don’t you try to read it to a friend or relative via video or phone call.

Please video and add to tapestry so that I can enjoy it too.


Extra ideas: Watch Tinga Tanga Tales on cbeebies, write with chalks, make up stories, any story role play activities, read recipes for baking, look for words and letters on signs during your walk, use playdough to make words/letters, read bedtime stories, Talk about favourite story characters, use small world play – dolls house, animals, action figures to make up stories.

Handa's Surprise

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Handa's Hen story.mp4

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Day 1:

Talk about the word – subtract – what does it mean? What else do we sometimes call it? What does the symbol look like? 

Gather up some objects – toy fruits, lego, blobs of playdough, toy animals, sweets etc, Ask the children to count out a number between 0-10 to begin. Take one away – Ask them how many there will be now? How do they know? Check.

Repeat with different numbers.

Day 2 – recap yesterday.

Can they state how many 1 less would be without counting with numbers 0-10 and then 10-20. Try 1 more too.  How do they know? (e.g. What is one more than 5 - 6 because 6 comes after 5, what is one less than 8? 7 because is becomes before 8 when I count.)

Day 3:

Try subtracting different numbers and up to 20 if confident with 10.

Show the children the number sentences.  12 – 4 = ask them to ‘read’ it and then use the objects to find the answer.

Day 4:  Recording subtraction answers. Read the number sentences. Use the items to calculate the answer and record.

Day 5: Try to write their own subtraction sentences and find the answers.


Extra Maths play ideas linked to book: Role play Handa going to the shop to buy the fruit. Use coins and encourage them to find the correct coin for the total the shopping comes too.

Handa could weigh fruits. Which is the heaviest/lightest. Read the numbers on the scales.

Measuring – Handa walked a long way. How many steps is it from your door to your slide? From the slide to the vegetable patch. From your room to the kitchen etc or use the same starting position. Write down each number so you do not forget. Which journey is the longest/shortest, which journeys are longer than the journey to the slide? etc.

Watch number blocks on Cbeebies.

sutraction - only print page 1, 2 or 3 (easiest to hardest)

Understanding the World

Understanding the World

Similarities and differences between themselves and Handa.

Talk about how they are the same and different to Handa? (e.g. same: They are children, both like fruits, like to visit friends, wear dresses etc, different – live in different countries, carry fruit differently, not allowed to walk on your own etc)

Use a map to find Africa and then locate Kenya – how does it compare to uk. location, size, shape.

What is it like is Kenya – Watch the video. How is Africa different to England – think about where it is, the weather , language, animals. How is it the same?

Would you like to go there, why/not?



Extra play ideas:

There are so many opportunities to discuss the world around them at this time of year. Look at how the world is changing in your garden, on walks, look at farmer’s fields, trees, wildlife etc.  Go on a bug hunt in the garden, look closely at flowers – paint them carefully.

Try using different technology to make things work– Beebots app on ipad to program, program the microwave, CD player,  calculator – try the subtraction.

Look at old pictures of family, talk to granparents about what their childhood was like? Play with your old toys you may have in the loft!

Watch, My World Kitchen, Do you know, Messy goes to Okido on Cbeebies,

Expressive Art and Design

Let’s get creative and make some amazing fruit art work.

A few ideas that you may like:

Try drawing Handa’s basket, painting your own fruit bowl, printing with fruits/veg, make a sculpture such as salt dough fruit, collage with coloured paper, make handprints into fruits, design fruit man pictures.


See photos below for some inspiration, but if you have another idea go for it!

Fruit Art Ideas

Physical Development

Fine motor Skills. Pretend they are the animals stealing the fruit.


Find a selection of tools that grasp to be the animals mouths/beaks. (kitchen/BBQ tongs, tweezers, litter picker, pliers)


Find some small soft objects – such as craft pompoms, cotton balls, feathers, hair bobbles etc – (Be aware - hard items tend to ping!)

Challenge the children to pick them up and place them into small containers, (e.g. toy tea cups)  


Get out in the sunshine and enjoy being active in your garden. e.g.

Throw and catch balls, roll balls at a target, make a maze to push your hulahoop around, make an obstacle course, play on your bikes, scooters and space hoppers.

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