Challenge of the day

Friday 5th June 2020


Today I would like you to find different sphere shapes in your home (this could be different sized balls, fruit such as an apple, orange, satsuma, tomato or even vegetables such as potatoes and onions.) Place them all together in a container and mix them up. Now tip the container over so that they alll roll out. Now using 'distance' language, tell your grown up where the items are. So using vocabulary such as nearest, near, far, furthest, further the child can explain 'the tomato rolled further than the satsuma' or 'the apple rolled near the onion' etc. This is a great game to encourage mathematical language and really allows the child to think about where each item is compared to the others around it. 


The story on Tapestry today is called Watch out! Big Bro's coming! I hope that you like listening to it. 

Thursday 4th June 2020


Today I would like you to play 'missing sounds'. This involves a grown up writing CVC words (that's words using a consonant, vowel and consonant such as dog, cat, pot, top, bin). But they will leave out the vowels! Your job is to put the correct vowel into each word and read it aloud. It might be m_p and you could put in 'a' or 'o' to make a word. Your grown up could write vowels (a,e,i,o,u) onto post it notes or you can write them into the spaces. Good luck and have fun! You could even try to write a word for your grown up and miss out the vowel - that would be a super challenge!


Today on Tapestry our story is called Rosie's hat. This is a lovely story by the author of The Gruffalo. I hope that you like it. 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020


Using a strip of paper as a stem (any length that you decide to cut) make a flower on a piece of paper. Next, make another flower beside this one but it must be shorter than the one you just made. Finally, Make another flower next to the second flower and this time it must be taller than the last one. 

Reinforce the use of mathematical vocabulary- tall, short, taller, shorter, tallest, shortest. The children can use this language to talk about what they have made and compare the three flowers. 


Today our story on Tapestry is called Titus's troublesome tooth. I know that some of you have already had visits from the tooth fairy, let's see if Titus might be due a visit too. 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020


Today I would like you to sit outside for 10 minutes with a paper and pencil. Listen and look around you. Then draw all of the things that you have seen and heard during that time. Eg; hearing traffic could be a picture of a car.


The story on Tapestry today is The crocodile under the bed. It is a super story and I hope that you enjoy it.



Monday 1st June 2020


Access the game 'Pancake parlour' on Twinkl (it is free to use and has lots of resources). 

It is a super game (yes, I have tested it out!!) and encourages the children to follow instructions in a race against the clock to make different pancakes.

On Tapestry today our 35th story is called 'Boswell the kitchen cat'. I hope that you enjoy listening to it. 

If any more of you have managed to create a time capsule could you please upload some photographs onto Tapestry, i'd love to see how you got on. 

As a school, we have a 30 day trial on Letterland website. This is a brilliant phonics tool and includes books, games and flashcards for all of the phonic sounds. 

You can access it using the link below then enter your login which is your child's first name and the first letter of their surname with the password mary.

For example - 

Login: jack-r

password: mary

I hope that you find it useful. 

2019 KS2 Outcomes - Writing 88% EXS. 24% GD Reading 88% EXS. 53% GD Maths 94% EXS. 41% GD SPAG 94% EXS. 65%GD