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Help Learn at Home *NEW* updated 15.06.20

To help support your learning at home this page has a range of activities, learning tasks and ideas that you can use. New activities, websites, ideas will be added so please regularly check in for updates. Please scroll down for useful links and activities. You can adapt any activities for your child and change the resources where needed. Any learning can be recorded in learning journeys/blue books/notebooks from home. 

In addition to this page, your child has a home learning code for Seesaw and there will be activities they can complete on that website and they can take photos of their learning and upload them. They can even record voice notes or make videos. You can also message us on here too!

Above all, enjoy the learning together and take regular breaks. If your child (or you) are not enjoying the learning then stop, take a break and consider adapting or changing the learning completely. 


You can be as creative as you like, add in lots of movement eg dancing, imaginative play, get in the garden if you can or go for a walk when possible. and explore the natural environment.

A lot of learning in KS1 begins with a discussion, a question or an idea.

Spend time talking together. Ask questions, discuss, share ideas and thoughts. 

Be Explorers (look around the garden - explore under stones and leaves, sort/tidy cupboards together, matching and sorting objects).

Be Scientists (be inquisitive, research on internet, use Espresso, ask/write questions, experiment and test different variables).

Be Architects (plan, draw and design your own buildings - use any resources available).

Be Engineers (design and build absolutely anything, using whatever you have at hand!).

Read anything, let your child read to you and read to them.

Create a reading den, corner inside/outside, share your favourite books, magazines,comics and enjoy the time we never usually get to read together.




Term 6 Home Learning

Our topic for Term 5 is "Under the Sea".      

18.05.20 - Learn outside!

The weather forecast is looking good. So we thought it would be great if you could apply some of your skills outside. Below is a document with wide range of outdoor learning activities. Choose activities from the list and complete as many as you like! Alongside these, you can check through the other tasks on the class page and use this week to catch up or revisit any.

General links to useful activities

All children have their own log in which will be on the cover of their home learning pack. This website has many games, interactive activities and learning videos. The children will be familiar with this website as we use it regularly in class.
All children have a log in in their learning journey.


You can practise your Makaton signing along with your singing. Get someone else in your house involved and make your own video! You can upload it to Seesaw using your home learning code. If you don't want to sing teach members of your family some of the Makaton signs we have at school. Don't forget to sign and speak as well.


Rabbits are expected to read for 5 mins 5 times a week as part of home learning.

During school they would be learning, practising and applying phonic sounds, reading and spelling high frequency words for 25 mins a day and spending 5-10 minutes enjoying a book of their choice.

Please listen to your child read everyday and discuss the text with them. In addition to this, please encourage your child to complete any phonics worksheets in the home learning pack. Below are links to phonics websites that your children will be familiar. 



Throughout this week practise reading the words: again, different and spelling the words – Mr, Mrs, little


Watch this clip which explains the alternate sound for ea-

Then practise sorting “ea” words:

Then play -


Finally write sentences containing words that have the alternate “ea” sound in them.

Challenge : Oscar says “It is impossible to write a sentence that contains 3 words that have the alternate “ea” sound in that also makes sense. Prove him right or wrong!


Watch this clip which explains the alternate sound for er

Then practise reading words with “er” in them:

Then play-


Finally write sentences containing words that have the alternate “er” sound in them.

Challenge : Oscar says “It is impossible to write a question sentence that contains 2 words that have the alternate “er” sound in that also makes sense. Prove him right or wrong!



Throughout this week practise reading the words: who, because and spelling the words – do, what, please.


Watch this video which explains the alternate "ow" sound - 

Then practise -


Watch this video which explains the alternate "ie" sound

Then practise -

You can also play -




Throughout this week practise reading the words: water, where, day and spelling the words - one, make, here


Watch this video that explains the different ways to say "ch" as "chicken", "school" and "chef" -


Then practise applying the new "ch" sounds by playing these games reading "ch" words

Sorting "ch" words by pronunciation -


You can also practise alternate "ch" sounds by playing "Cheeky Chimps" on -


You can also practise reading "ing" words using this interactive wordsearch  -





This week practise reading the words: looked, time, your, called, asked and spelling the words - there, when, out, made,came

You can also practise spelling your numbers -

You can also practise alternate "u", "o", "e" and "a" sounds by playing "Cheeky Chimps" on -


This week practise reading the words: Mr,  Mrs, don’t, by, people, house and spelling the words - have, like, some, come, were.

You can also practise the days of the week -

You can also practise alternate "i" sounds by playing acorn adventures on -

Alternative Pronunciations - Soft C - C making a S, Soft G - G making J

Fiction Writing ideas for Term 5 

Imaginative writing and Art

Watch the video clip on art under the sea -


1.Create your own sculpture, something that might be found at the bottom of the sea, using anything you have available. 

Recipe for playdough -

Recipe for salt dough - 

Recipe for paper mache -

Use mud, sand, sticks, plasticine, clay, paper, wood?

2. When completed - create your own story about how it ended up at there, did it fall off a boat? Did someone throw it in the sea to hide it? Was it a mermaids? Talk through your ideas with someone at home.

3. Act out your ideas and create a beginning, middle and end.

4. Story board your ideas using pictures and captions - consider interesting words you might use.

5. Put your ideas into clear sentences to retell your story.

6. Check your capital letters and punctuation.


Puppet show

Retell a familiar story involving the sea eg The snail and the whale, Sharing a shell, The Little Mermaid, Commotion in the Ocean or any other sea story. Or make up your own. Create puppets using old socks, wooden spoons, paper. Or you can use your on dolls, soft toys, lego characters anything. You must voice the characters and tell the story. 

When finished you could record part of the story by writing speech bubbles a bit like a comic strip. It doesn't have to be the whole story.


Diary entries

Listen to the story of "Dougal's Deep Sea Diary" and have a go at keeping your own diary. It can be about what you are getting up to at home or you can imagine you are a deep sea diver like Dougal or a Pirate travelling the seas and create your own sea adventure. Have a go at writing like Dougal and split your diary day into sections, you can use specific times or just use time words - morning, afternoon, evening etc. Make your diary interesting by adding description "I saw the shiny, white shell shimmering in the sunlight". Don't forget your capital letters and punctuation we have practised! At the end of the week/term read your diary to someone in your family or record yourself and upload it onto Seesaw. Enjoy!

Pirate video clip -


"The Sea" by James Reeves - steal describing words by listening to this poem! -

You could create your own sea poem.


What might you find under the sea? - watch these videos to discover life under the sea!


20.04.20 - This week have a go at joining your words and sentences using "and". Watch this espresso video to help you - 

Once you have watched the video have a go at this activity to practise using "and" in a sentence -

After that, you can use this activity to practise extending a sentence by using "and" -

Finally create your own sentences using "and" to join your words and sentences.You could use the story of "Traction Man and the Beach Oydssey" to inspire your sentences, for example "Traction Man and Scrubbing Brush went to the rockpool and they met a young prawn and a sharp clawed crab!" - Don't forget say your sentences out loud first, then try to write them.


Your children can also use their learning journeys or blue books to record ANY home learning. They can write their own stories, letters, keep a diary, write a set of instructions, write a recipe or even a shopping list. Children can also practise their pre-cursive letter formation by copying the high frequency word sheets in the home learning pack.

This week find out about Plurals, this means when you have more than one of something.  Watch the video, then have a go at reading and writing some singular and plural words.Look out for them in your reading books too!

 20.04.20 - Apply your plurals knowledge by playing - - Watch out though, there's a few tricky ones in this game! :)

Pre- cursive handwriting rhymes



Try getting active using:

P.E with Joe Wicks -


Cosmic Yoga - Squish the fish -


Go Noodle -


Oti Mabuse Dance classes -





Geometry – Position and direction - Whole, half, quarter, three-quarter turns

Watch these videos involving directions:

Around a maze -

 Around a course -

Line dancing -

Have a go at turning your body a whole turn, a half turn and a three quarter turn. 

Play "know your turns" -


In your house or garden try and create your own maze or obstacle course. Use your words to guide someone else through it, you could even blindfold them so they really have to listen carefully to your instructions. If you don't have room in your home you could try and draw a maze or course and explain the directions to someone at home. 


You could imagine you are a pirate or deep sea diver returning from an adventure and you need the find the treasure you have buried! Create a path that leads to the jewels and involve someone else in your house so you can guide them, don't forget the key words - whole turn, half turn, three-quarter turn.

20.04.20 Number and Place Value

20.04.20 -

Watch this video to help order your numbers -


Practice using your knowledge of most/least with this interactive game


Help the children cross the river by playing (most/least)- - or make up your own problems for someone in your family to solve!


Continue to practice numbers to 100 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Use the interactive games to recognise and read your numbers and put them in the correct places.  Represent your numbers by writing them down or drawing them.

Interactive Maths Activities



Create drawings/junk models/dioramas eg rock pools, seaweed, shells, beach scenes

   Try painting using egg!-  


Fizzy paint - You need baking powder, warm water, food colouring, cornflour -








Explore this factfile to find out about micro-habitats -

If you are able to, explore a micro habitat, draw and label what you see.

Play which habitat


Create your own fact-file about land habitats

Explore animals and plants on land habitats, identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited.

Espresso module on land habitats


Create your own fact-file about pond and ocean habitats

Explore animals and plants in ocean/pond habitats, identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited.

Espresso module on ocean/seashore/pond habitats -

Other Science Activities