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I'm so sorry we can't all be together in school today. I feel really sad that I don't get to see your smiling faces this morning but I'm going to put some videos on here to keep you busy. Until they are ready please choose an 'Oak Academy' maths lesson to watch and join in with. There is a maths lesson about numbers to 15 or, if you fancy more of a challenge, a lesson about doubling and halving. Please feel free to watch both!

I will be available to e-mail through purple mash or use the contact form on our class home page. 


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  • If you enjoyed the story you could have a go at building something that flies or a very tall tower like the one from the book.
  • You could draw a picture of different things up in the sky and label them.
  • Go outside and look up - what can you see? What can you hear? How do you feel?
  • Design and make a pair of glasses for Winnie using anything from around the house.
  • Watch the writing lessons below and give them a go!

Spelling practice with Mrs Eyre

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A short activity to practice writing 3 key words. Please have paper ready and something to write with. Be ready to pause too.

Sentence writing activity

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Writing a sentence using key words from the above video

In each of the subjects below are lots of activities which are useful for afternoon sessions [or any time of day]. Please encourage your child to have a go at a variety of subjects.



Introduction to the week

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So sorry that we won't be seeing your lovely children for a while - but better to be safe than sorry. Your children have made a wonderful start at school and we really hope that you continue to support them  with their learning journey. We will do all we can to help with this and are always available at the end of a phone or via the e-mail contact form on our class page. 

Please don't panic at the thought of home schooling. I will update this page regularly and give you lots of ideas of things to do at home using any resources you can lay your hands on. We will explore apps such as Purple Mash, reading eggs and even Microsoft Teams one step at a time. 



Most of these lessons need no equipment or adult input, just a little space and occasionally some paper and pencil

Extra Billy Goat Gruff activities can be found in the Billy Goats Gruff section below.

This week we will continue looking at numbers to 10. Please make sure your child completes these lessons [even if you think they can deal with numbers beyond 10]. It is so important to consolidate their understanding of the value and order of numbers to 10.

It is useful to have a few resources ready for the start of these 10 lessons. 


Something to count eg dry pasta pieces, lego or other blocks, sweets - anything small will do. 

Some maths printed resources - a tens frame/ number cards and picture cards - simply download and print of the resources or make your own - it would be great if the children could help make number or picture cards like the ones below. They can use any pictures.

I’ve been busy building a snowman! Find lots of fun Wintery science activities in the science section. Check out all the other subject areas too for RE lessons about Creation, extra maths and phonic activities, story sessions, craft and some lessons about hibernation from Mrs Kerry



Lesson 1 - Order by size

You will need: Things of different sizes eg toys, scissors and coloured pencils


Lesson 2 - Use everyday language to compare and explore capacity

You will need: Plastic bottles, measuring jugs, mixing bowl, cup, flour, oats, water [To make oaty dough]


Lesson 3 - Using everyday language to compare and explore weight

You will need: Weighing scales [electronic or balance], household objects to weigh eg food jars, tins or toys

FOR THE CAKE - butter, flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, mixing bowl and spoon


Lesson 4 - Using everyday language to explore and compare length

You will need:  playdough [could make using flour, a little oil and water] or string/ribbon


Lesson 5  - Consolidation

You will need string or ribbon, scissors


WEEK 2 MATHS - shape

Shape video by Mrs Eyre introducing 3D shapes - please watch before the Oak academy shape lessons

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3D shape part 2

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3D shape poem

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3D shape game

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Lesson 1 -Describing and sorting 3D Shapes

You will need: household objects that 3D shapes during the shape hunt - cube [eg dice], cylinder [eg tin of beans], cuboid [eg a box], Sphere [eg a ball], cone


Lesson 2 - Exploring the characteristics of 3D shapes

You will need: blocks eg lego, duplo or wooden blocks or household objects that are 3D shapes eg tins, boxes, tubes


Lesson 3 - Using mathematical language to describe position

You will need a favourite soft toy, paper, colouring pencils


Lesson 4 - Using mathematical language to describe position accurately

You will need: a few soft toys, dolls or figures


Lesson 5 - consolidation of shape and sorting


Please follow the link or google purple mash to get to the site. Login using your child's login details which can be found in the cover of their reading record books [the password is numbered animals].


Once you are logged in to the home page please ask your child to change their avatar [the picture of a blank person in the top right hand corner of the screen]. You can change hair, eyes, clothes etc.


Explore Mini-mash which is designed specifically for Early Years children [see the video below for and explanation.




Thank you to those children who had a go at the Reading eggs app. A new assignment has been set for your child with an expiry date of Friday. We will regularly set simple assignments for your child to complete  so please do log in and have a go. Your child should be able to do most of the activities independently [to give you a breather!].


Today we are thinking about Winter clothes and wrapping up warm.  We are especially thinking of clothes that come in pairs.

What can you find items around your home that come in pairs? eg socks, shoes, gloves etc 

Do they match?

Why do we say 'a pair of trousers?' 

Make a collection of pairs of objects from around the house that match. Can you draw them, colour them so they match and write what they are? How many objects did you draw? Can you count them in two's? [Quite tricky this so teach them 2,4,6,8,10]

Have a go at designing your own Winter clothes.

Use the worksheet below or just draw around your hands  to create matching gloves. Make sure the patterns and colours match. 


There are some lovely Winter maths challenge cards to take your learning outside again.

Mrs Eyre’s lesson 1 about pairs

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Mrs Eyre’s lesson 2 about pairs

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Join me to have a go at practising your handwriting and play this game against the clock . You can also try to write other words against the clock eg up, on, is, it, if, at, and, to, the


Handwriting game part 1

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Mrs Eyre showing the correct formation of the letter ‘n’

Handwriting game part 2

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Practise writing the word ‘in’ and try to beat the timer
Can you create a snowy Winter collage picture? It can be made using anything you have at home - tissue paper, old Christmas cards, kitchen roll paper, wrapping paper, travel brochures, flour, cotton wool. If you don’t have glue you can make a paste using flour and water! 


Today's task is to familiarise yourself with some of the online games and activities we will be using over the next few weeks. 






Should your child need to self isolate during Autumn Term 2, here is the planning to show what we will be doing in class. Please choose from any of the activities listed in the planning using any resources you have at home. Many of the stories can be found on YouTube and the links below will take you to many resources. Should the whole class need to self-isolate then separate workpacks will be available from school.

As we come to the Festive part of the year, we will be thinking about the Christmas story and how we celebrate special times.  This is the perfect opportunity to get crafty and create something from bits around the hose;

  • Practice working those fingers by wrapping up any old boxes with spare bits of gift wrap. Talk about size, pattern and shape, practice cutting [carefully] and sticking - great for fine motor skills.
  • Make your own cards - these can be as simple as folded paper with a drawing on or paint/ collage a simple Christmas picture. This activity is great for teaching the children to write the key words ; 'to' and 'from' and also practicing name writing. It teaches the children the importance of writing for a purpose.
  • Set up a little Christmas shop - just label a few Christmassy objects with 1p, 2p 5p or 10p and play shops with them using the correct coins. Lots of children rarely get to handle money now as we rely more on the use of bank cards. 
  • Write a shopping list - ask the children for the sounds they can hear in words eg d-o-ll, e-gg, ch-ee-se. It doesn't matter if it's not spelled correctly, it's just about having a go!
  • Set up a den, how can you see in the dark? 
  • As the days get shorter and the nights get longer talk about night and day. Find out about what happens at night? What animals come out? Who works in the night? What can you see in the sky at night? How does night-time make you feel? 
  • Make Christmas decorations [link to some simple ones below]



Read the story below,sequence Teddy's week, talk about what you did this week, learn the days of the week in order and even make your own book

Colour and write Christmas cards

All children have received a login for 'Reading Eggs' and this also includes 'Maths seeds.' All children have been assessed and are working on a reading and maths program specific to their needs.

Should you need to isolate, these programs should be worked through daily. We will monitor strengths and areas to practice further with your child. 

What is Diwali?

Diwali is a very important holiday in India. It is a Hindi "festival of lights" which celebrates the New Year. The word Diwali means "rows of lighted lamps." 

The festival usually honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Lamps are lit to help Lakshmi find her way into people's homes. 

They also celebrate a Diwali legend, the story of the return of Rama and Sita to Rama's kingdom after fourteen years of living way from their home in excile. Why not try some simple mehndi designs for kids to get into the spirit of Diwali?

How is Diwali celebrated?

This festival is a time for:

- Spring cleaning homes and businesses

- Decorating the home with lots of lights

- Wearing new clothes

- Exchanging gifts

- Preparing festive meals

- Putting on huge firework displays

- Decorating the floors of houses in rangoli patterns

Diwali is a lovely time for crafting! Why not design your own happy Diwali greetings cards? You  could create mehndi patterns [draw around your hand, cut it out and decorate with patterns and shapes]. Try designing your own Rangoli patterns to decorate your home
As poppy day approaches we will be finding out a little about this special time of year. Here are a few activities for the week beginning 9/11/20 which also run alongside the maths and Literacy below [White Rose and oak academy]

A powerpoint that explains what Remembrance day is

initial sound worksheet - what do they begin with?

Can you create your own poppy picture using what you have at home?

First week back we will be finding out about Bonfire night [such a shame we won't be able to experience it properly]. It is important that children find out about with customs and traditions so the powerpoints below are really useful for discussion.

Superhero isolation activities.

This half term in school our topic will be 'superheroes.' Should your child need to self isolate, here are some ideas of the things we will be learning in school. I appreciate your home is not school and resources may not be easily to hand but I have included activities that can be done without too many things.

Superhero plan of activities

Superhero counting, cutting and art