21 February 2021

Image of Class 1- Home learning- spring term 2- wk1- Mon/ Tues

Good Morning Class 1,

 We hope you had a lovely half term and are ready for some fun learning.

 Here are your activities for Monday and Tuesday. This half term our topic is  All Creatures Great and Small! This week we will explore the ocean and the animals that live under the sea. 

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 




Monday- Click on the link above. Watch the video Building 9-10! Week 1- session 1.

Complete the activity;


Reception Phonics

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



Monday-  Can you make your own flashcards using the words; 

tail, trail, train, rain, sail, snail, paid, rail, email- remember to use colour coding!


Now have a go at the miming game using the flashcards that you have made.

Take it in turns to pick a card- don’t let anyone see the word! Mime the action or noun for your partner to guess. If they guess correctly they get the card. The person with the most cards at the end is the winner. 


Complete the ai crossword.


Tuesday-  This week we are learning the ai sound. Click the link below to watch Teddy Bear ai. Can you spot all the ai words? Can you write a list of the ai words in the song?




Optional- Complete the ai spelling activity in the resources.


Nursery phonics


We are going to learn the S sound this week. Click on the link below to see what Geraldine finds with the S sound.




What did Geraldine find starting with s? Can you draw a picture of different things beginning with the sound s. 


Have a look around your house and see what other things you can find that start with the s sound.


Complete ‘My S workbook’ in the resources.


Tuesday- Click on the link above. Watch the video Building 9-10! Week 1- session 2.

Complete the activity;




Online teaching

Monday- Literacy

9.45am Today we will look at the whale from the story ‘The Snail And The Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. We will think of words to describe the whale and then use our describing words/ adjectives to write some sentences about the whale. 


Home challenge 1-. Click the link below to watch the story The Snail and the Whale.




Reception/ Nursery-

Look at the book and/ or  the animation for The Snail and the Whale. Can you think of words to describe the snail? Write these on the sheet provided. Nursery an adult could scribe your words for you.



Reception- Using the words on your sheet can you write some sentences in your home learning book to describe the snail?  Read back your sentences to check they make sense.


Optional activity


Imagine you are the Snail in the story and you could choose a place to visit with the Whale. Where would you go? Draw a picture on the writing frame provided of where you would go next. Draw and write about four different things the snail sees on her new travels.




 Home challenge 2- Art- Learn about the artist Henri Matisse by watching this video clip


You can learn more about Matisse from the Tate information here;



When you have looked at the Henri Matisse information we would like you to create your own Matisse inspired snail. Here are some ideas;



2.15pm Catch up & story time.

Tuesday- Maths 3D shape

9.45am This morning we will be looking at 3D Shapes. We will learn the names of 3D shapes and see what shapes we can find around us. We will also recap how to record the number of shapes we find using a tally chart.


Home challenge 1-  Reception; we would like you to go on a 3D shape hunt around the house. What shapes can you find? Can you name the 3D shapes? Can you record using the tally chart?

Nursery- We would like you to use the colour recording form. When you find your shapes you colour the corresponding shape on your form. 


Optional activity; Use the animal 3d nets in the resources to make some 3D animal shapes. What shape is each animal? Can you find other shapes in your home that are the same as the animals?


Home challenge 2- Understanding the World / DT/ Art

Watch the video below about Whales. 


Can you write one fact about Whales that you have learnt. We would then like you to make a whale. You could paint a picture, collage or use some resources from around your house to make a 3D model. Be as creative as you like and have fun. We can’t wait to see them at our next online meet!

Here are a few ideas;




Optional activity- Makaton- The Snail and the Whale


Click the link below and see if you can learn the Makaton actions for our story.




2.15pm Catch up & story time.


Alongside these activities you could also complete the following:

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

  • 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?

  • Complete any activities from your home learning pack.

  • Joe Wicks PE is on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Class 1-Spring term 2- wk 1

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