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‘Together we learn, believe and achieve’

 Class R Home Learning


Good morning Class R,


Happy Friday! It's the end of the week and the end of Term 5 already! I hope you have enjoyed our learning this term. I've been really impressed by your super effort! 


The quote for today... 


Please see below for Friday's learning. 


Have a lovely restful half term and enjoy the sunshine! 


Take care,


Miss Levy :)



Friday 22nd May 


Morning Movement: Joe Wick’s workout or choose a previous movement activity that you particularly enjoyed.


Question of the day: 

Phase 3: Is long hair hot? 

Phase 4: Are you glad when you have a pain? 

Choose one of the above questions and read/write and answer yes or no. 



Tricky word football game:


As many of you enjoyed the Phonics chatterbox activity on Tuesday, we are going to make another one today but this time we are going to create a silly questions version! 


On the outside (top layer) of your chatterbox, write the beginning of your question (see photo below). 


On the first inside layer add a choice of subjects to your question. These can be one word subjects – such as dog or cat, or you can add one or two descriptive words to each question e.g. red dog (sneak in as much reading as you can!). Also number both sides of each flap. 

On the very inside layer, write the verb or silly ‘doing’ part of your question e.g. zoom to the moon, moo like a cow, climb a tree. Again, stick to simple words but try to make them a little fun too! 

Enjoy playing with an adult/sibling!

Here is a reminder of how to make one:


Challenge: To write a silly question for an adult/sibling


Literacy/Understanding the World

LI: To plant a bean seed


Today we are going to plant our own bean seeds to grow our own beanstalk like in ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’! 

You will need:

  • broad bean seed
  • saucer
  • water
  • glass jar
  • a piece of kitchen roll or a napkin


Step 1 

Swirl some water around in your jar, then tip it out. Leave the jar wet - don't dry it.

The seed will need that bit of water to begin to grow.

Step 2

Roll up a piece of kitchen roll or a napkin and put it inside the jar, pressing it against the glass.

Then, slip your bean seed in between the napkin and the glass.

Step 3 

Put the jar with the bean in it on a windowsill where it will get plenty of light.

Use a plant spray or a spoon to sprinkle a little water on it every day.

Can you name two things that plants need to grow well?

Step 4

After a few days your bean should start to sprout roots.

This is called germination.

Then, the bean will start to grow a stem too. The stem should grow upwards, as it looks for the light.

Step 5

After about ten days your bean seed should have grown a bigger stem and some leaves. It is now a little bean plant.

To make sure it keeps growing and stays healthy, carefully take it out of the jar and plant it in a large pot with some soil. 

Enjoy your growing!


Challenge: To complete a bean diary to record the growing process over the next few weeks (see booklet in Literacy folder). 



LI: To consolidate learning of odd and even 


Dice game: Throw two dice and add the dots together. Is the number odd or even? What can you use to help you?


Today please choose from one of the below challenges:


Challenge 1: Odd and Even Teddy Bear’s Picnic 

Set up four plates of food, two bowls and two toys. Each of the plates should have a different number of food items, odd and even. This could be six biscuits, five grapes, four orange segments and three sweets.

Take one plate and explain that the toys want to eat some food. With your child, count the items on the first plate of food and share them out between the two toys’ bowls. If the amount can be shared without any left over, discuss with your child whether that makes it odd or even.  


Ask your child: 

How much food is there on the plate? Do you think it is an odd or even number? 

There is one piece left over. Does this make the number odd or even?



Challenge 2: 100 Square 

On a 100 square (see Maths folder) colour in all the even numbers up to 10, then 20 when secure with up to 10. Can you notice a pattern?


Next do ‘Clever Counting’ – this is were you shout the even number and whisper the odd ones. 

For example: 1 (whisper) 2 (shout) 3 (whisper) 4 (shout) etc. 


Continue to do this throughout the day and soon you will be counting in 2’s! 


If you are still keen to do more odd and even activities see the attached link:



Toilet Roll Challenge: Today I would like you to create something out of a toilet roll tube.  You can be as creative as you like with your toilet roll craft.  I can’t wait to see what you make!  



Act of Worship  

Celebrate Learning


It has been very strange not being at school.

There are many things that all of us have missed and many things that we have done that we would not normally have time to do. What have you enjoyed learning about in your time at home?

Have you cooked? Read more? Learned how to use the vacuum cleaner?


Learning can be done at any time in your life – there is always something new to learn!

Why not say a prayer to God for all the new things that you have learnt and think about what other adventures in learning you could try.



Proverbs 4:13

Always remember what you have learned. Your education is your life – guard it well.




Thursday 21st May


Morning Movement: Play the Bean game from yesterday or do Joe Wick’s workout.


Question of the day: 

Phase 3: Are cows red? 

Phase 4: Can we see the stars on a clear night? 

Choose one of the above questions and read/write and answer yes or no. 



Sight words cloud catcher game:


Secret Sentence: Adult to write a secret sentence with a tricky word in large writing then cut the sentence up and hide each word around the house/garden. 

Adult to read the first word and child to go to find it then repeat with other words in the sentence. Once you have found all the words, lay them out in a line and read the sentence to your adult. Repeat with another sentence to develop reading skills! 



LI: To re-tell the story of ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ using a story basket


Recap story of ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ through song:


Today I would like you to create your own story basket to help you re-tell the story. The basket is great for encouraging recall skills, sequencing, storytelling, imagination and creativity!

You could use the following: 

2 small world play figures - Jack & Jack's Mother
1 slightly large play figure - The Giant
Cotton wool - Cloud
Green shoelace with green buttons threaded along/kitchen roll painted green - Beanstalk
Plain cardboard box - House/Castle
Woolen chick - Hen/Goose
2 plastic Easter eggs
5 Broad beans
Small dish


Challenge: To put pictures from the story in order and write a sentence to describe what is happening in each picture (see Literacy folder). 



LI: To explore odd and even numbers through a real life context 


Recap odd and even numbers using your numicon. It's important for your child to identify the number they are looking at before saying whether it's odd or even. 


Here's a twist in the game Rock, Paper, Scissors to incorporate even and odd numbers.  This is a two player game, one person is "odds" and the other is "evens". Child to shake their fist and chant “1,2,3, shoot!” Then, both players stick out zero, one, two, three, four, or five fingers. Find the total of their fingers. If the answer is even, then "evens" gets a point. If it’s odd, "odds" gets a point.  


Go for a walk with your child to look at the house numbers on your street/nearby street. What do you notice about the different sides of the road? You might like to record the order of numbers you see on a piece of paper. 


Create your own street by drawing a road down the middle of a piece of paper, record odd on one side and even on the other. Then cut and stick the numbered houses in order (see Maths folder) or draw and number your own houses. 



LI: What can we learn from Old Testament Stories?


Write a message for your child saying: ‘You have the gift
 of... (choose something personal to them). Explain that being given a gift that is not like a present that you can hold or play with. It’s a gift of something that makes you special e.g. caring/patience/cheerfulness/sharing. It could be something you’re really good at e.g reading/singing/maths/dancing.


Explore the idea of ‘gifts’ – what does your child think their gift/a friends gift is? Be prepared to steer this discussion a little. 


Recap the story of Joseph:

Explain that Joseph trusted God even when things weren’t good. He used his gift of reading dreams wisely. Christians and Jewish people believe they should use the gifts God gives them in their lives. Joseph’s brothers said sorry and Joseph forgave them. They became a family again. Christians and Jewish people believe that God forgives them when they say sorry. 


Activity: Draw a picture of your gift and write a sentence to match e.g. I am good at singing. (remember to encourage your child to write phonetically)


Can you remember any of the other Bibles stories we have learnt this term? 


Act of Worship  

Choose peace


There are many texts in the Bible that talk about peace. Why not look some of them up:

John 14:27

1 Peter 5:7

John 14:27


Which of these verses did you like best? 

God promises to leave his peace with people so that they will not be worried.


When you are worried you could ask God to help you to deal with those problems.

I wonder if you are worried about anything at the moment?

Could you talk to God about it?


Perhaps write your worries down on a piece of paper. You could give the paper to a trusted adult and ask them to help you or you could say a prayer over the paper to ask God to help you to deal with those worries. Remember God has said he will be there to hear your concerns.




Wednesday 20th May


Morning Movement: Play the bean game. Ask your child to do movements to match each bean name. 

Runner bean: run on the spot as quickly as you can

Broad bean: do a big broad star shape 

Baked bean: curl up into a ball on the floor

Jelly bean: wiggle your body like jelly  

Jumping bean: jump up and down on the spot

Frozen bean: freeze in position

Chilli bean: shiver like you are very cold!

Can you create your own bean movement? 


Question of the day: 

Phase 3: Can toys run? 

Phase 4: Can letters have stamps stuck on them?

Choose one of the above questions and read/write and answer yes or no. 



Tricky word domino game: Write some tricky words and draw domino spots on the back. One person rolls a dice, and then picks up a domino with that number of spots on. They try to read what the tricky word says on the other side.


Code breakers game: Write the beginning sounds of the pictures to reveal the secret sentences. 




Challenge: Can you draw your own secret sentence for an adult to try and break?



LI: To write a sentence about my opinion 


Thank you for your suggestions about what might be at the top of my beanstalk. I heard some grumbling in the night which sounded like a Giant! I hope he isn't too scary! What story is a Giant in? 


Today we are going to read that story, it's ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’. You can either read the story Powerpoint (see Literacy folder) or watch the story video: Or if you have the story at home you might like to read that version. 


What did Jack take from the Giant? Was it right or wrong? Why?



Using the template above (see Literacy folder), draw a picture of the items that Jack stole from the Giant and write a sentence to say if you agree or disagree and why. 

For example, I think it was wrong…

               I think it was right….


Challenge: To write a sentence about what you would do if you were inside the Giant’s castle. 



LI: To identify odd and even numbers 


Watch Numberblocks- Odd and Evens:


Place the numicon number shapes that you used yesterday into a bag. Ask your child to feel inside the bag and find an odd number. How do you know it was odd? Can you find an even number? What is the difference? 


Challenge: Swap roles. Adult to feel inside the bag and give clues about the numicon shape to your child e.g. it is an even number and is one more than 3. What numicon piece is it?


Forest School 

Go on a scavenger hunt in your garden or locally. Can you find the following items?


Act of Worship  

Choose peace


Has your house been a place of peace over the last few months?

Has it been difficult for you to adjust to living in the lockdown?

Have you tried to bring peace to difficult or angry situations or is there someone else in your house who brings the peace?


Jesus said: “Blessed are the peacemakers”


Why do you think God and Jesus want people to be peacemakers – those who are calm, who can bring an end to situations of tension or unrest?

Can you think of things that you could do around the house to help stop situations getting out of hand?

Perhaps you could write a list of things that you could turn to in difficult situations to help you to calm down. 


Remember this verse as you write your list.

James 1:19  Take heart; be quick to listen, but slow to speak, and slow to become angry.




Tuesday 19th May


Morning Movement: Joe Wick’s workout or do some exercises in the garden! 


Question of the day: 

Phase 3: Has a cat got a web?

Phase 4: Have you ever slept in a tent? 

Choose one of the above questions and read/write and answer yes or no. 



Today’s Phonic task is to create your own Phonics chatterbox! Bella had great fun playing at home with me. 

Place tricky words on the outside, numbers in the middle and tasks in the centre (e.g. spell the word they, what rhymes with think?) 


See this video for how to make one:


Then enjoy playing the game with an adult/sibling! 



LI: To draw a picture of what might be at the top of the beanstalk 


Thank you for your helpful advice. I decided to plant them yesterday and this morning I woke up to a beanstalk growing outside my window so those beans must have really been magic! Who else do you know that had magic beans?

What do you think is at the top of the beanstalk? Can you draw what you think is at the top of the beanstalk and write a sentence to match. 


Challenge: To include the connective ‘because’ in your sentence to explain why 



LI: To explore odd and even numbers using numicon 


Today we are going to be exploring odd and even numbers using numicon to help us. Remember that yesterday we learnt that even numbers all have a partner but odd numbers don’t have a partner. 


In the Maths folder, you will find numicon shapes 1-10 that you can print and cut out to help you with today’s activity. If you don’t have a printer, you can draw and cut out your own. 


First put the numicon pieces in order from 1-10. 


Explain and show using your numicon:

Even numbers all have a partner and because they all have a partner there aren't any left over squares.

Odd numbers don’t all have a partner and also have an odd bit that sticks out (except 1). Point to each number and say whether it's odd or even.


Challenge: To sort the numicon pieces into an odd and even pile. 


Act of Worship  

Share love


1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.


Thus verse says that Christians should love through actions, not just words and speech. 

How do you think that can be done?

Think about the things that you have been doing over the last few weeks in your home and within your community to show and share love. 

Think for a moment about what else you could do to show those around you that you love them?

Say this prayer to yourself and take a moment to think about the ways that you can be more loving. 

Thank you God, for all those who share love with me. Help me, God, to share love through my actions to those living with or near me. Thank you for all the people in this country who have shared love in practical ways through their time, service or generosity.





Monday 18th May


Morning Movement: Take your exercise outside today and take part in some one minute challenges. How many jumps can you do in a minute? How many hops can you do in a minute? 


Question of the day: 

Phase 3: Can a taxi hop?

Phase 4: Do chimps come from Mars?

Choose one of the above questions and read/write and answer yes or no. 



Play noughts and crosses Tricky Words game (2 players): To play, each person has to choose a tricky word and repeatedly write the word in the grid. Each time they write the word, they have to read it too. The first person to write down and read three in a row is the winner! 


Introduce new tricky word ‘do’ by saying aloud and writing on a piece of paper for your child to see. 


Read the following questions and answer yes/no:

Do trains run on tracks?

Do clocks get cross?

Do dogs bark?

Do cars sleep?


Challenge: Can you write your own question starting with ‘do’?



LI: To write a sentence about what Miss Levy should do 


Yesterday Bella and I were out for a walk in the sunshine and came back to find these left on my doorstep...

What do you think they are?

Where have they come from? 

What shall I do with them?


Can you help me by writing a sentence to tell me what I should do. 



LI: To explore odd and even by grouping quantities into pairs 


I have 3 pencils that I want to share with Bella. Can I share them equally between Bella and myself? 

There is one left over that cannot be shared. 3 is an odd number so cannot be shared equally between two people. Only even numbers can be shared equally. Let’s find out more about what odd and even means… 


Collect 10 objects (lego figures are ideal). To start with, place two figures side by side. Then add one more person bringing the total to three (place this person behind the pair). 

Ask your child: 

Who is alone? Who doesn’t have a partner? 

Who is the odd one out? 

If the person doesn’t have a partner it means it is an odd number. 
How many people can you see? (three)

Three is an odd number.


Help reinforce the concept by repeating with different combinations of people and invite your child to create their own. It is useful to keep the figures in the ten frame layout. 


Challenge: Draw a simple table with headings ‘odd’ and ‘even’ and write numbers 1-10 in the correct column. 



This week is Mental Health Awareness week. Especially during times like today, it is very important to look after our Mental Health. Each day this week, I’d like you to complete one ‘wellbeing’ activity from the activity sheet I have made (see the Wellbeing folder). 


Act of Worship  

Share love


1 Corinthians 13: 4-6

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not become angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love takes no pleasure in evil but rejoices over the truth. Love patiently accepts all things. It always trusts, always hopes, and always continues strong.


How would you describe love?

The Bible text above is a very famous description of love and is often used at weddings. Why do you think it is often used at weddings?

Do you agree with it? 

There are different ways of showing love. It could be love for family or friends, love for your pets, it does not have to be romantic.

How could you show love in a practical way? Can you be patient or kind or forgiving? Could you try not to be rude or selfish?


Think about something that you could do today that shows love – perhaps helping a brother or sister or you parents, perhaps getting in touch with grandparents to say I love you, perhaps playing with a pet and showing them you care. 

Say a prayer to God to help you give and share love with others.


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