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Focus Activity - Forest School


Go for a walk or go out into the garden and take a mirror. Hold your mirror flat so that it is pointing up towards the trees and sky. Now imagine that you are a squirrel, look down into in your mirror and you will see the trees above you where the squirrels live. What you can see? Draw a picture or write sentences about what you think a squirrel might be able to see or feel when they are running through the trees! If you can't get outside use your imagination to imagine what a squirrel may see. 

Peg Activity - Writing


What do you think Dr Rose might have bought at the market? Have a go at writing a list, sentences or draw pictures of what you think she bought at the market. Add adjectives to describe the food.


You could write; I went to the market and bought a big, juicy steak or a fluffy, bright green broccoli. 

or you could say I think Dr Rose bought .....

Lolly Activity - Maths


Play this game with UNO cards or a classic deck with face cards removed. Each player has 2 piles of cards

and lays down the top card from each. The players say the resulting numbers out loud (e.g. 'twenty - four')

and the player with the highest number wins. For a fun variation, allow players to use the cards they flip to create the highest possible number.

Focus Activity - Phonics


During the morning briefing the children will flick through previously taught digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words.


Rhyming pairs - Jumble the er, ur and ir word cards up. Have a go at sounding the words out and matching them to their correct rhyming pair. The rhyming words may have more than one rhyming pair.

Focus Activity - Tricky Word


We are going to have a go at practising some of our tricky words. We are going to give you a word a day to practise. Today your tricky word is most.


Choose one of the options, or anything you can find at home, and write the tricky word for today using that resource. See how many times you can write the word in a minute! Then choose 3 more resources and rewrite most using;


  1. Rainbow writing
  2. Sand, flour, rice
  3. Paint
  4. Water
  5. Mud
  6. Chalk
  7. Glitter

Additional Activities


Science - floating and sinking


Fill a container, the sink or bath with some water. Choose some objects (with permission from an adult) and predict whether they will float on the top of the water or sink to the bottom. Drop the item into the water and observe what happens.

Talk to someone else you live with or write (adult to scribe if needed);


- your predictions about which item will float or sink

- what you observe happening to the items

- similarities or differences about the objects that are floating or sinking (e.g. their weight or the material they are made of)

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