Term 6 Week 5
We hope you had a lovely weekend! Well done to all of you for completing last weeks challenges. This week we are going to be reading, 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears.' Ask a grown up to find the story online.
We have set some challenges for you to complete at home.
Make a picnic lunch for you and your teddy bears to enjoy in the garden.
Make some porridge and try some different toppings such as jam, honey or bananas. Which is your favourite?
Make a house for Goldilocks. You could use Lego or junk modelling materials. Remember to make her a chair and a bed!
Make a card for the bears from Goldilocks to say sorry for making such a mess in their house.
Order your teddy bears from shortest to tallest. You could use a ruler or Lego to measure how tall they are.
Have fun completing the challenges!
Term 6 Week 4
Good morning everyone. We hope you had a lovely weekend. This week we are going to be looking at the book, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar,' by Eric Carle. If you don't have a copy of the book ask a grown up to have a look for the story on the internet. We have set you some challenges for the week to keep you busy. You can choose which challenges you would like to complete. Have fun!
You can email your home learning to us or upload some photographs using Purple Mash. We look forward to seeing it!
Make a caterpillar number line.
1. Cut 20 circles out of paper. If you don't have coloured paper use white and then decorate it with pens or crayons.
2. Cut out a bigger circle for the head.
3. Stick the circles together to make the caterpillar.
4. Write numbers 1-20 on the number line.
You could use the number line to help you with addition and subtraction by counting on or back.
Make a Butterfly Kite.
1. Draw a butterfly on paper and cut it out.
2. Decorate the butterfly.
3. Attach a piece of string or ribbon.
Take your kite outside to fly it. You will need to run around and watch it fly behind you.
Caterpillar Dice Game
Take it in turns to throw a dice.
If you throw a 1, draw 1 apple.
If you throw a 2, draw 2 pears.
If you throw a 3, draw 3 plums.
If you throw a 4, draw 4 strawberries.
If you throw a 5, draw 5 oranges.
If you throw a 6, draw the hungry caterpillar.
The winner is the first person to draw all the items. Have fun!
Make a caterpillar hat.
1. Draw a large circle and then cut it out. If you don't have coloured paper, use white and then colour it in. You can decide what colour you would like your caterpillar to be. You could also use a paper plate.
2. Add eyes, a nose and a mouth.
3. Make a paper head band. You might need help to measure around your head.
4. Stick the caterpillar mask onto the headband.
1. Cut out long thin rectangles from paper. You could ask a grown up to use a ruler to draw the lines which you can then cut along.
2. Make a paper chain. Your caterpillar can be as long as you like. If you have coloured paper you could make a pattern. If not you can use pens to decorate your caterpillar.
3. Draw the eyes, nose and mouth.
Make a healthy snack for the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
You could make a fruit kebab, or make a healthy salad sandwich.
I have cut up some cucumber, tomato and lettuce to make a healthy snack for lunch.
Term 6 Week 3
Good morning everyone. We hope you had a lovely weekend. This week we are going to be looking at the book, 'The Very Busy Spider,' by Eric Carle. If you don't have a copy of the book ask a grown up to have a look for the story on the internet. The spider in the story is very busy weaving his web to help the animals. We have set you some challenges for the week to keep you busy. You can choose which challenges you would like to complete. Have fun!
Spider dice game. You will need a dice, paper and a pen.
Take it in turns to throw the dice. Each time you throw a number you can draw part of the spiders body. The winner is the player to have drawn the spider fully. Have fun!
Make a paper spiders web.
1. Cut out a circle from a piece of paper.
2. Fold the circle in half.
3. Fold the semi circle in half.
4. Fold in half again.
5. Cut out thin rectangles.
6. Open up the spiders web.
Make a spider using craft materials that you have at home. There are lots of ideas on the internet.
Make a twig spider web.
1. Collect some twigs from the garden.
2. Arrange the twigs in a triangle shape and tie them together with wool or string.
3. Weave string or wool around the twigs to make a web.
Hang up your spider with its web!
Make a spider sandwich.
1. Cut out a circle from the bread using a biscuit cutter.
2. Cut out 8 thin rectangles from the bread.
3. Spread jam or chocolate spread over the bread.
4. Make the spider.
Enjoy eating your spider!
You could use icing and sweets to decorate a biscuit as a spider. You could use strawberry laces for the legs. Have fun!
Spider- web catcher.
You will need 3 medium straight sticks, 1 longer thicker stick and string or wool.
1. Make a triangular shape with the sticks, using the string to tie the corners together.
2. Attach the longer stick to the tringle using string to secure it.
3. Push the long stick into the ground near a place you have seen spiders. Check each morning to see if a spider has spun its web.
Term 6 Week 2
We hope you all had a lovely weekend. This week we are going to be reading the book, 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson. If you do not have a copy of the book, ask a grown up to look for the story on the internet. We have set some challenges for you to complete. You can choose which ones you do. You might want to do all of them. You can send us photographs of your home learning on Purple Mash. We look forward to seeing it.
Make a sock worm. Find an old sock and stuff it with scrunched up paper or material. You could make a family of Superworms!
Play Superworm! Draw a worm with numbers 1 to 20. Take it in turns to throw the dice and move that number of spaces. The winner is the first person to get to number 20. Have fun!
Make different length play dough worms. Use Lego blocks or a ruler to measure them. How long is your longest worm? How long is your shortest worm? Order the worms from shortest to longest.
Make your own mini beast patterns.
Do a worm rain dance. Some cultures do dances to make it rain! Can you make up a rain dance or try this one.
10 stamps on one foot.
10 stamps with the other foot.
5 bunny hops.
Shout RAIN 4 times!
How many worms can you find?
Superworm is very strong! He keeps himself strong by staying fit and healthy. Each day complete his workout.
Do 20 star jumps.
Jump up and down 20 times.
Hop 20 times.
Run around your garden and count to 20.
Do 20 giant steps.
Do 20 bunny hops.
Make a wormery!
1. Make holes into the top of a clear plastic jar or container. Pour a layer of sand into the bottom of the jar.
2. Add moist newspaper strips. Pour in some leaves and some soil. Add more sand.
3. Collect worms by digging them up in the garden.
4. Add some food scraps as food for the worms. Cover the jar and put it in a cool dark place for a couple of weeks. Watch the worms! Add more food scraps as the worms use their supply. Empty the wormery back into the garden once you have finished.
Draw different length worms. Add numbers like the number lines we use at school. Count forwards and backwards. Ask a grown up to cover some numbers. Can you tell the grown up the missing numbers?
Term 6 Week 1
We hope you all had a lovely half term week and enjoyed the sunshine. This week we are going to be reading the book, 'The Snail and the Whale,' by Julia Donaldson. If you do not have a copy of the book there is a link to the story under the Literacy page.
We have set some challenges for you to complete during the week. You can share your home learning with us using the class email or Purple Mash.
1. Look for mini beasts in the garden. How many different ones can you find? Draw a picture or take photographs of them. Can you write a list of the mini beasts that you find?
2. Snails have a spiral shell. Make a spiral pattern. Start from the middle and get bigger and bigger. Cut out your spiral and decorate it. You can then hang it up in your home.
3. Draw a spiral. Use pens or paint to make a repeating pattern, for example blue, green, red, blue, green, red.
How many different patterns can you make?
4. Use play dough to make snails. How long can you roll out the play dough before you roll it up to make a spiral?
5. Go outside and find natural materials in the garden, for example leaves, stones, flowers, twigs. Use these to make a spiral picture. You could try and make a snail.
6. Explore objects that float and sink. You could do this in a paddling pool, or a washing up bowl. You could make predictions about which objects you think will float and those that will sink.
7. The snail and the whale travel to lots of different places. Make a map of where you have been today. It could be a map of your garden, your home or a walk. What did you see on your way?
8. Draw or paint a picture of the snail and the whale. What is your favourite picture in the book?
9. Make an underwater scene using junk modelling materials. You could cut the side off of a cereal box and then decorate the inside with fish and animals that you might find in the sea.
10. Make edible snails. Spread some chocolate spread over a wrap or a piece of bread. If you do not have chocolate spread you could use honey or jam. Carefully roll up the bread / wrap to make a spiral. Cut the bread / wrap to make the snail shells. How many did you make? Can you share them with someone in your home? How many do you have each? How many will you have if you eat one?
You can share your home learning with us using Purple Mash. We look forward to seeing it. Have fun!
Whole School Summer challenges.
There will also be some whole school challenges that you can do this term. Here is the link to the challenges on the school website.
Entries are to be emailed to email@example.com
Monday 11th May
Good Morning everyone. Today is Monday. Can you remember how to sign the days of the week? You could sing our, 'Days of the week,' song to a grown up.
As part of our topic this term we are going to be reading the story, 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff.' You may have this book at home, if not ask a grown up to have a look for the story online. We have planned some activities that you can do at home about the story. You can choose which ones you would like to do and then share them with your teacher on Purple Mash or by email.
We look forward to seeing your home learning!
Mrs Mount, Miss Plumbe and Mrs Tingey.
1. Make a barn for the goats to live in. You could use Lego or junk modelling materials.
2. Make a book about goats. What do they like to eat? What do they look like?
3. Make a troll mask.
4. Make stick puppets for the characters in the story. Use the puppets to retell the story.
5. Use play dough to make a model of the troll. If you do not have play dough, you could make some. Ask a grown up to look for a recipe on the internet.
6. Draw a map / plan of a farm showing where all the animals live.
7. Grow grass / cress for the goats to eat. You could grow a troll grass head.
8. Sing Old McDonald had a farm. Choose animals that you would like on your farm. You could make these animals.
9. Decorate a biscuit with icing and sweets to make the troll.
10. Build a bridge for the goats to cross the river using Lego, wooden blocks or cardboard boxes.
As we were unable to visit the farm this term, I thought I would share some pictures of my animals with you. I have 3 goats, chickens, rabbits and 2 dogs.
I have 2 billy goats called Bramble and Fawn and a nanny goat called Willow. Here are some photos of them enjoying the sunshine.
Here are some pictures of the chickens in the garden. They lay eggs everyday in the coop.
Have a good day! Mrs Mount
Please use the links above (Maths, Phonics and Reading, Literacy, Handwriting) to find activities to do at home. Here is the link to Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/whitfield-ct16, and please support your child to login and attempt the work set. Click on the ToDo link at the top of purple mash to access the work set by class teachers. If you save work that you child does and on the ToDo section remember to click 'Hand In' so that your teacher can view your work.
Each term a page of home learning activities will be sent home in your child's book bag. These help to involve you in your child's learning through simple and fun activities. You can choose an activity to complete each week or save them up to complete all at once. You and your child can choose how you record these activities in your 'Home Learning' book, e.g. photos, parent comments, drawings, writing.
Remember to record WOW moments in your book - these are special moments that you share with your child at home, such as: achievements at clubs, interesting facts your child tells you, first attempts at ... writing, singing, phonics, maths, role play, reading etc.