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Week 18

20th - 24th July


DT – Can you turn a paper plate into Rainbow Fish? Have a look at the image below to give you a few ideas.


Art – If you have the book “Lost and Found” please read this book as a family. Have a look at the image below. Can you create your own penguin picture? In class we will be using different shades of blue tissue paper for the background and black card for the penguin.


Film Studies – Watch a film of your choice with your family. After, write a film review explaining which bits were your favourite and why. Can you give this movie a rating out of 5?


DT – Your challenge is to make a paper chain snake. What colours will your snake be? Can you make different length snakes?


Reflection – Make a poster of all of the things that you have enjoyed doing in Year One.


Looking Forward – Create a list of all the things that you want to do when you go into Year Two.


Week 17

13th - 17th July


PE – Have a look at the Sock Olympic document below. How many of these challenges can you complete? Send your photos and video to


Art – Have a look at the colouring mixing poster below. Can you use paints to create these colours? Complete the colour mixing wheel below.


DT – Have a go at designing your own imaginary pet. Draw your new pet and label its key features.


Science – Go through the PowerPoint below looking at herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Can you sort the animals into groups? Use the resources below to help you.


Art – Animals have lots of different patterns and colours. Can you re-create the animal print of leopard? Giraffe? Tiger? What other animals prints could you make?

Week 16

6th July - 10th July


DT – Follow the instructions below to have a go at making some paper daffodils. Can you make a bunch of daffodils?


Music – What animal songs can you think of? Make a list and then sing some of your favourites.


Geography – Have a look online at maps of different zoos. Look at what is included eg: pictures, writing, keys. Create a map for your own zoo. Don’t forget to add lots of colour.


Art – Follow the instructions below to have a go at using different art techniques to paint a sunflower.


ICT – Using the software “Paint” have a go at drawing your favourite animal. Remember that the lines you draw need to be closed (touching another line) so that you can colour the animal correctly.

Week 15

29th June - 3rd July 


PE – Have a look at the Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube. How many of the videos can you complete this week?


DT - Children are to have a go at creating their very own paper plate parrot. If you do not have a paper plate then you could cut a circle out of card. Have a look at the picture below to give you some inspiration. At school, we will be using bingo dabbers to create the pattern but be inventive. What could you use? Perhaps tissue paper, finger painting or even stamps. Do not forget to give your parrot an impressive tail.


DT – Our topic this half term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Your challenge is to create an animal mask. You can use the templates provided below or draw your own one. What will you cover your mask in?


Art – This is the time to use your imagination. Have a look at the example below to help you. Show the children a picture of a flower (observe) talk about the flower eg: colour, number of petals etc. The model drawing the flower (draw), discuss light pencil pressure, sizes etc. Then in the imagine column draw the flower as something else eg: the body of an emu, a sheep etc. The children are to then have a go at observe, draw and imagine. Making sure that they take their time to complete it to a take care standard. Feel free to use the template provided below to help you.


Extra English – Sing the alphabet song and ask your child to write all of the letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case. The children need to try to think of an animal that starts with each letter of the alphabet. They are to draw the animal and then write their name underneath. There is a template provided if you would like to use it. There is also a sheet with an animal that starts with each letter in case you are stuck!

Week 14

22nd June - 26th June 


Extra English

If you have the book of Rumble in the Jungle then read this with your child. If not, do not worry. Go through the animal riddle PowerPoint using the clues to help guess what animal the riddle is describing. Have a look at the worksheet below where you need to read the riddle and work out what animal it is describing. You can either print these off or write the answers in your homework book.



Can you make up your own animal riddle for your family to guess?



Ask your child what big cats they can think of? Create a list on a piece of paper. Go through the PowerPoint below. Discuss what continents the countries are in:

Russia – Europe and Asia

China – Asia

Iran – Asia

Pakistan – Asia

Mexico – North America

India - Asia     


Look at the world map together and decide where each big cat lives. You can write these in your homework books or print out the map and write what big cat lives in each continent.



Have a go at completing an egg spoon race. Use a small ball instead of an egg. Can you walk the length of your garden without dropping your “egg”? Who can walk the furthest without dropping the “egg”?



Use some watercolours (or similar) to create a lovely warm sunset. Think about what colours you should use. Once this is dry then have a go at cutting out a tree and giraffe silhouette using some black paper. Then stick this onto your watercolour sunset. You should now have a beautiful African sunset. Have a look at the picture below for some inspiration.



Discuss the terms herbivore, omnivore and carnivore. Go through the PowerPoint below that looks at these terms. Discuss which animals could be herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. Have a go at completing the sorting activity. You can either print this off or draw a table in your homework books.

Week 13

15th - 19th June



Read the story of the Tiger who came to tea. Today’s challenge is to make your own tiger food tin. Look at tins that you have at home and discuss what is on them eg: pictures, ingredients, bar codes etc. Have a go at designing one using the template provided. Once complete try cutting it out a turning it into a 3D tin.



On Sunday it is Father’s Day. At school we will be making Fathers’ Day cards. Have a go at making your own Fathers’ Day card. Below is a picture of the one that we will be making at school but feel free to design your own one.



In art this week, we will be exploring aboriginal art. Go through the video tutorial, stopping after each step to let the children complete that step.

Send a picture of your completed artwork to


Here is another video that you might want to watch if your child enjoyed completing the tortoise:



Have a look at the document called “Room on the Broom Art”. Can you create your own version of this artwork?




Ask the children what different animals they can think of. Create a list of all the animals that they come up with. Go through the PowerPoint giving the children time to discuss and think. Look at the animals pictures in the resources below and discuss with you child how the animals could be sorted. Using the resources below, or recording these in your homework books, sort the animals into different groups.



How many can you do in 100 seconds? Record them in your homework books.

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Sit-ups
  • Hops
  • Toe Touches
  • Push-ups
  • Jump Rope
  • Squats

Week 12

8th - 12th June



This week’s challenge is to finish the animal. Pick an animal and have a go at drawing the other half of their face. Remember to think about the size of the face, your pencil pressure and the colours you use. Don’t forget about completing your work to a Take Care standard.




Based on this week’s story of The Snail and the Whale we would like you to make a themed moving paper plate. Below is an example of what you could do. You could paint the plate, use colouring pens or tissue paper. We look forward to seeing what scene you decide to make. Don’t forget to make a moving element to it.



Why is it so important that we wash hands etc.?

What diseases can be spread from one person to another? (e.g. cold, ‘flu, chicken pox).

Can you think of think of diseases that cannot be spread? (e.g. asthma).

Explain that not all illnesses are caused by germs, but many are - and we can help to stop these from spreading by good hygiene routines.

Display the “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it” Poster. 

What are these posters used for? Any ideas why the government want people to have them displayed - for example in hospitals and schools? 


Explain to the children that they will be making some posters to help prevent the spread of germs, and diseases.

Children should design their poster to show one aspect of preventing spread of diseases, wash hands after toilet, hand over mouth when coughing etc. 

Discuss what makes a poster eye-catching or memorable. (e.g. catchy slogan, rhyming, 3D posters?).




This week we would like you to explore bubbles. Here are a few questions which you might want to explore or can you think of your own question to investigate? Send your pictures and questions to


Can you make bubbles with just water?

Do bubbles last longer in the shade or in the sun?

Do they last longer on a dry surface or a wet surface?

Do bubbles make shadows?

What colours can you see in a bubble?

Can bubbles go underwater?

Could a person float inside a bubble? Why? Why not?




This week we would like you to pick 5 animals and move around your garden like them. You might pick a frog and jump around the garden, or perhaps you might pick a crab and side step around the garden.


Week 11

1st - 5th June



This week’s science lesson is all about zoos. Have you ever been to the zoo? What was your favourite animal? Why? Got through the PDF below, and then use the resources below to create your own paper zoo. If you do not have access to a printer then create a table in your homework books and draw the animals in. Can you add any more animals to your zoo? Can you create another category?



What is your name? – Try to spell your full name including your middle and last name!




Anticipation can be a key aspect in music, for example listening to hear what is going to happen next as a piece of music builds.

Examples of building anticipation musically with children are apparent in many traditional songs and games such as peepo songs and Round and Round the Garden - the anticipation is created by slowly speaking the words "one step, two steps" accompanied with the activity ending with the tickling given by the adult.

You can explore anticipation by playing vocally with your child and use movement to accompany this, e.g., start with your hands together and gradually move them apart whilst accompanying this movement with a vocal sound, keep moving the vocals as you move your hands apart and end this game by bringing your hands back together to clap.

Once you have introduced this you can then wait for your child to clap and end the game so that they have the power to build up and release the tension, building excitement and anticipation.

All of this can be done through the use of sound and without the need to speak or use words.



Have a look at the Pablo Picasso PowerPoint below. What can you remember about Pablo Picasso? Then have a look at the Cubism PowerPoint. This tells you all about the style for which Pablo Picasso is famous. Have a go at creating your own portrait using the style of cubism. A sheet below can help you with deciding what each facial feature may look like. Once complete, take a photo and send it to



Have a look at the Hot and Cold Weather PDF below. Can you name any countries that have a lot of cold weather? What about any countries that have a lot of hot weather? Then have a look at the Climates around the World PowerPoint to give you a bit more information about different climates. For the activities below, if you do not have a printer then discuss the answers with your child and record their responses in their homework books or on a piece of paper.

  • Activity 1: Using the World Map Activity Sheet to highlight three hot and three cold climates, using a key and colour code to support. Children label the Equator and add a title.
  • Activity 2: Children locate the countries on the luggage labels using the Packing for Weather Around the World Activity to find out whether each is a hot or cold climate. Children then match the clothing to the weather conditions.
  • Activity 3: Children use a weather forecast website (bbc weather for example) to compare a 5 day forecast for the UK and for Australia. Use the Weather Diary Activity Sheet to record a 5 day forecast for the UK (1 star), the UK and Australia (2 star) or UK, Australia and another country of your choice (3 stars). Children should be able to compare and contrast the weather differences.

Week 9

18th - 22nd May


Below are some topic activities that you may want to carry out at home. 

If you would like to send any photos over then feel free.

Send them to

We look forward to seeing what you have been up to.




This week's science lesson is all about Lego. I know that many of you enjoy playing with Lego at school so I thought it would be interesting to learn a little bit about Lego. Go through the PowerPoint below and discuss as required. The have a go at completing the Plastic Properties Sheet. This can be completed in homework books.

Here is the link in case it does not work -



Have a look at this video:

Can you carry out the Yoga moves?  Can you guess what book this video is based on?



Use drawing to think about music

Drawing to sounds and music can be a lovely listening activity, you can invite your child to ‘dance with their hands’ whilst using their crayons, pencils, felt tips, paint brushes, encouraging them to listen to the music and respond to the music through their visual art.

You can explore this with different types of music – watch your child, do the contrasting sections affect how they draw or paint?

Experiment with different types of music, does your child have a preference for pieces of music to draw/paint to?




Observational drawing of a flower:

Select a flower in either your garden or an image on the internet. Have a careful look at the flower. What can you see? Can you name any parts of the flower? Carefully draw the flower. Remember to think about using the whole piece of paper, how big the petals are and what colours everything is.



Have a look at the Weather Danger PowerPoint. Can you name any dangerous weathers?

Some of the links may not work as it had to be converted to a PDF as the document was too big. Here are the links needed:

Flooding -

Heatwaves -

Blizzards –

Sandstorms/droughts -

Slip! Slop! Slap! -

Week 8 

11th May-15th May


Below are some topic activities that you may want to carry out at home. 

If you would like to send any photos over then feel free.

Send them to

We look forward to seeing what you have been up to.




Go through the “Terrific Trees” PowerPoint below. On your next family walk, or in your garden, have a go at completing the tree hunt. What trees can you spot? Can you sort them into evergreen and deciduous?




Have a look at the Andy Goldsworthy PowerPoint below. How amazing does his work look? Andy Goldsworthy creates art using the natural environment around him. Can you create a piece of artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy? Have a go, take a photo and draw it. I can’t wait to see these!




Watch some videos of dinosaurs. Look at how they move around. Do they stomp? Creep? Stretch? Think about how they run, walk and eat. It is now your turn to have a go at moving like a dinosaur. Create some dinosaur movements, changing speed, rhythm and direction. Link some sequences together such as stomping, stretching, stamping, creeping, clawing, bashing and biting.



Create a PowerPoint that shows what you have been up to whilst at home. This could include pictures, videos or text. Send these to



Have a go at singing the dinosaur movement song. This is in the tune of “Here we go round the mulberry bush”. Don’t forget to add actions. Here is a backing track to help you keep in tune



Create a time capsule. A time capsule is a container that holds present day items such as photos, clothes, letters, newspapers, a list of your favourite things and books. It is usually filled and then hidden for a few years for either yourself or someone else to look at.


For indoor storage, a shoe box, wooden box, large plastic storage container or even a mason jar will work. You might want to gather all of your time capsule items together first to determine the amount of storage space you’ll need. You can hide your box in a storage closet behind other items. An attic, basement or garage are also great locations. You want to hide your time capsule somewhere where others will not find it! For outdoor safekeeping, consider a weatherproof, non-biodegradable container such as an old metal coffee can, popcorn can or a box made of stainless steel. Make sure this is secured before hiding or storing your box outside.


Next, decorate your container. Make sure you include the date that you tend to hide/bury your time capsule. Once you have done this, then you can bury or hide your time capsule, ready to be discovered in years to come. Have fun.




Have a look at the “Forecasting Weather” PowerPoint. What weather symbol are there? Have a go at conducting your own weather forecast. Use the writing frame to help you or create your own one. Have fun. (here is the link that is in the PowerPoint in case it does not work).

Week 7 

4th May-8th May


Below are some topic activities that you may want to carry out at home. 

If you would like to send any photos over then feel free.

Send them to

We look forward to seeing what you have been up to.



Go through the PowerPoint below “In the Garden”. Discuss different types of plants that you may find in your garden. Design your own garden using some of the pictures of flowers to help you.



Follow the instructions below to draw a T-Rex. Remember your Take Care colouring.



Check out Harold’s Daily Diary

Can you create your own diary, which shows how you are achieving the following:

  1. Be Active - this means doing some exercise.
  2. Get Creative - this means making something.
  3. Be Mindful - this means focusing on the 'now' not thinking about the past or the future.
  4. Connect - this means being in touch with people, like friends and family.
  5. Give to others - this means doing acts of kindness to help others.



Create an obstacle course in your garden. Which member of your family has the quickest time? How many times can you complete the obstacle course in 5 minutes?



Using the software “Paint” or similar, design your own pair of pants that the dinosaurs could wear in “Dinosaurs Love Underpants”. Do not forget to save your work.



Make up a song about dinosaurs. Can you add any music to it? What about dance moves?



Draw a timeline that shows when different types of dinosaurs lived.



Go through the “How Weather Affects Us” PowerPoint. Discuss the 4 seasons and the months that are associated with each season. Have a go at matching the clothes to the correct season. You can either print this off or write a list in your homework book.

Week 6

27th April - 1st May


We would love to see photos of you completing each of these activities. Please send your photos to



Create an information booklet about the plants and trees that you have in your garden or that you see on your walk.


Include pictures, labels and some information about that tree or plant.



Have a go at making a dinosaur skeleton out of cotton buds, sticks, straws, or whatever you have lying around the house.



Have a look at the “What is Weather” PowerPoint. Discuss different types of weather and the seasons associated with them. Have a go at completing the weather observational grid.




Arrange some drinking glasses on the table. If you hit them with a pencil, what sound do they make? Is each one different? Now add different amounts of water to each glass. How has the sound changed? Can you write a song on your water xylophone?



Go through the Self-Esteem Yoga PowerPoint and have a go at the yoga poses. Can you and your family complete them all?



Things I’m learning about…

My physical needs and emotional needs.


Things I can think about…

  • What do we need to keep healthy?
  • What changes happen inside our body when we exercise?
  • Why do you think we need to drink water?
  • What do we mean by a ‘balanced’ diet?
  • Why is sleep important to our body?
  • Is there anything else that we need to make us feel happy and healthy?

There are lots of different things that help us to keep our body and minds healthy.

We need to take care of our mental health needs as well as our physical needs.


Things I can to do…

Doing these 5 things every day - or most days - will help us to be healthy - inside and out!

  1. Be Active - this means doing some exercise.
  2. Get Creative - this means making something.
  3. Be Mindful - this means focusing on the 'now' not thinking about the past or the future.
  4. Connect - this means being in touch with people, like friends and family.
  5. Give to others - this means doing acts of kindness to help others.



Can you think of something you can do for each one? 

Here are some ideas to get you started…

  1. Be Active - star jumps, running on the spot, dancing.
  2. Get Creative - drawing, puzzles, write a diary, making something.
  3. Be Mindful - colouring, drawing, watching the clouds, enjoying a book.
  4. Connect - talking to people, Skype, Facetime, playing a game together, writing a letter to someone.
  5. Give to others - help around the house, give someone a compliment, say kind things to family and friends.


Click on the picture below to download and print - or draw your own unique version! (You could use a plate to draw round.)

Then for each of the 5 sections, draw or write down your ideas of how you could look after yourself. 

Remember we are all unique (that means different and special!) so you can choose



Discuss the differences between prehistoric times and modern day times. Have a look at some pictures of prehistoric landscapes and modern day landscapes. Children are to draw one prehistoric landscape and one modern day landscape. What is different about the 2 landscapes? What is the same?

Week 5

20th April - 24th April


We would love to see photos of you completing each of these activities.

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Resources for these activities are below.




Draw and label parts of a flower

Challenge: Can you write a sentence about what each part of the flower does?



Complete a portrait of someone in your family in the style of Andy Warhol.

Below is some information about Andy Warhol. Here is the link that is in the document in case it does not work:



Discuss healthy eating and balanced diets.

  • What foods do you like? Dislike?
  • What foods are healthy?
  • What foods are not good for us?


After this, the children are to design their own healthy packed lunch. The children can either draw their lunch on a piece of paper (or in the printed lunch box picture below) or they can write what foods they would put into their healthy lunch box.



Joe Wicks daily PE sessions on YouTube at 9am.

How many of the PE activity cards can you complete this week?



Body Percussion – Go through the document below, which introduces body percussion.

Then have a go at this game – this can be played with everyone in your household.

The parent makes a sound. The rest of the group have to copy, paying careful attention to the volume as well. The group take it in turns to explore body percussion.

 Possible sounds

  • Clapping Hands – loudly
  • Clapping hands – quietly
  • Tapping palm with two fingers Clapping cupped hands
  • Clapping flat hands
  • Rubbing hands together cupped
  • Clicking fingers
  • Tapping finger nails
  • Tapping finger tips together
  • Flicking on the other palm
  • Popping air filled cheeks gently
  • Popping inside of cheek Tapping feet Stamping feet
  • Tapping toes on floor




Create a map of your local area.

Challenge: Can you create a key for you map?



Discuss internet safety with an adult. Then go through the “What is an email” powerpoint, focusing on the online safety aspect of emails. Have a go at sending your teacher an email to tell her what you have been doing.

Week 2

30th March - 3rd April 


Below are some topic activities that you may want to carry out at home. 

If you would like to send any photos over then feel free.

Send them to

We look forward to seeing what you have been up to.




Create a contraption that will carry Little Red Riding Hood’s basket down a zip line.



Sketch a portrait of yourself or someone in your family.



Make an Easter card



Draw a story map of the Easter story.



Enjoy a relaxing time with your family.


What makes a good friend?



Play catch and count how many times you can catch in a row without dropping it.


Joe Wicks daily PE lesson on youtube at 9am – Good luck! I am exhausted after 1 session!!



Learn about Internet Safety and make a poster to display the information that you have learnt.



Change the lyrics of The Wheels on the Bus to create a new dinosaur song, for example, ‘The Tyrannosaurus rex goes grrr, grrr, grrr…’

Challenge children to change the words of other well-known songs to incorporate the dinosaur theme.



Research facts about dinosaurs.



Learn about the dodo bird. Find out about other species of animals at risk of extinction from around the world. Mark the creatures’ home areas on a world map or globe.