20 January 2021

Image of Class 1-home learning- wk 3 Weds/Thurs/Fri

Good Morning Class 1, 

This week we are continuing with our exciting journey around the world! We hope you are enjoying our topic! We have lots of fun activities planned which are linked to our next country/county. 

There is also another French lesson for you to attend this week with Madam Elliot. This session will be on Wednesday 12.30 to 1pm – we really hope you can join us!

On Friday morning, this week, we are going to be completing a science experiment. You will need the following items ready for this session - Ice cube trays, water, small jugs, small cups or bowls, food colouring (optional)  and access to a freezer.

Here are your activities for Monday and Tuesday. This week we will be focusing on… Antarctica. Click on the links below to see what books we will be using.








Each day you will have a maths and a phonics activity to complete. These are listed below for you. During our morning google meet we will set additional activities. A brief overview of the session and activities set are also listed below. 


Have fun!

The EYFS Team


Maths- Reception and Nursery 



Wednesday-  Click on the link above. Watch the video Alive in 5! Week 3- session 3.

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Reception Phonics

This week we will be learning the oo (u)  sound. Click the link below to see what objects Geraldine the giraffe finds with the   oo (u)  sound in. 


Wednesday- Watch Geraldine then see if you can read the oo (u) flashcards in the resources. How many did you get right? Can you write the oo (u) words.

Thursday- Read the oo (u) word family song. Can you make up some actions for the song? complete the oo and ar word matching activity.

Friday- We will  recap the long oo, short oo (u)  and the ar sounds today. Select the oo and ar word matching sheet from the resources and stick the pictures onto the correct letter page. 


Nursery phonics

This week we will be looking at instrument sounds. Over the next week complete the activities from the instrumental sounds home learning sheet.



Thursday-  Click on the link above. Watch the video Alive in 5! Week 3- session 4.

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Friday-  Click on the link above. Watch the video Alive in 5! Week 3- session 5.

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Online teaching

Wednesday- Literacy 

9.45am. Today we will be learning all about Emperor Penguins. Where they live, what they look like, how they care for their eggs and what role each parent plays.

Home challenge 1 - We are going to create a penguin fact file. Encourage the children to ask questions about penguins and help them to find further information. Using the information from this morning and facts that you have researched you are going to make a penguin fact file! You can present this as a booklet, poster or like the examples shown below. Remember to write in full sentences and add some pictures! ../Screen%20Shot%202021-01-12%20at%2011.07.33.png


Nursery children can do the same as reception or draw their own pictures and an adult can scribe the facts underneath

Be creative as you like- we can't wait to see your fact files!


12.30-1pm- French Online


Home challenge 2- Today we would like you to design and build a paper boat. We would like you to test your boat in some water to see if it floats or sinks. See if you can think of ways to get your boat to move through the water. Can your boat carry anything across the water? 

Remember to take some pictures of the amazing work you are completing and send them to us!

2.15pm Catch up & story time.

Thursday- Maths

9.45am Today we will  recap our one more/ one less learning and then move on to look at using the part, part, whole model.


Home challenge 1-  Reception children have a go at completing the part, part, whole number bonds to 5 worksheet. Try challenging  yourself  and see if you can complete  the number bonds to 10 worksheet!

Nursery we want you to carry on with your counting. Ask an adult to draw you some large circles and write some numbers in them. You can then collect small toys to put in or paint dots or use stickers to represent the numbers.



Home challenge 2-  Physical development

Fine motor skills- Use the information sheet how to draw a penguin and have a go at  drawing penguins. You can also complete the  pencil control sheets.



Gross motor skills- Begin by looking at the Display Photos and talk about what the children already know about penguins. Discuss where penguins live, how they move, how they look after their eggs and how they swim through the water.

       Tell the children that they are going to play a game where they are going to pretend to be penguins!

      Look at the movement cards and come up with a movement for each one. 

  • swimming; Encourage the children to pretend to be a penguins and swim. When an adult shouts, “Iceberg!” the children jump out of the ‘water’ and waddle around.


Once the children are familiar with these movements, other movements can then be introduced. Some examples include:

  • Slippery ice – Children pretend they are on slippery ice and move around carefully without slipping.

  • Huddle – Children huddle together.

  • Whale – Children quickly jump out of the ‘water’ and onto a safe island.

  • Eggs – Children walk around like a penguin with a ball balanced on/between their feet.

Continue the activity by introducing and calling out instructions for the children to follow. Show the children the Penguin Movement Cards to aid their understanding about which movements to perform.


2.15pm Catch up & story time.

Friday- Understanding the world

9.45am Today we are going to complete a science experiment. We will be discussing how to turn water into ice and will show the children how to make ice cubes. Adults will need to support the children to pour some water into the ice cube trays and place them into the freezer. Some water could be coloured with a little food colouring before freezing. If you wish to complete the experiment straight after our meet then you could freeze some ice cubes the night before. 


Home challenge 1-  complete cosmic yoga ‘Pedro the Penguin’


Home challenge 2- Using the ice cubes made earlier today or last night take the ice cubes out of the tray and warm them slightly. Once they have melted slightly, give an ice cube to your child to hold. Encourage them to talk about what happens to the ice cubes as they are held and why they think the changes are happening.

Encourage them to place some ice cubes into the bowls and observe what happens if they are not held. The coloured ice cubes can also be studied to see what happens when they melt. Encourage your child to match the bowls of ice cubes to the Ice Cube Posters showing either ice cubes before they have melted, melting ice cubes and melted ice cubes.


Discuss the words ‘melting’ and ‘melted’ and what they mean. Link to the children’s own experiences, such as eating ice lollies or ice cream or on a frosty, icy day when the sun has melted the ice on the ground.

Challenge children to think about places where the ice cubes would not melt or may melt more slowly or quickly. Place the bowls of ice cubes into different places around the home to see what happens. Try places such as in a fridge, in a sunny window and in a cupboard.

To conclude the activity, encourage the children to talk about what they found out and what happened to the water and ice cubes. The melted ice cubes could be refrozen to see what happens when they are placed back into the freezer.


Alongside these activities you could also complete the following:

  • Daily reading (10 mins) or sharing some stories together.

  • Practise High frequency words  - at, big, she, you, all. Children need to be able to read and write these.

  • Practising Phonics sounds (10 mins) adult to write a sound down, can you tell them the sound? Can you give them a word containing that sound?


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