Challenge of the day

Challenge one:

Watch an episode of Number blocks on BBC iplayer or You Tube and then draw all of the Number blocks that you saw.

Watch an episode of Number blocks on BBC iplayer or You Tube and then draw all of the Number blocks that you saw. 1

Challenge two:

Think of a phoneme (any letter of the alphabet) and find as many items in your house beginning with this phoneme. Eg: S might be spoon, sofa, sandwich, soap. 

Then make a list of all of the items you found. Repeat this two more times using a different phoneme each time. Please upload pictures onto Tapestry as I'd love to see what you found.


On Tapestry  (from Tuesday 24th March) is a recording of Mrs Mackay reading a story for you to watch and listen to. Mrs Mackay will upload a different story each day. The first is a personal favourite called 'Wish' by Emma Dodd. 

Challenge three:


Create a shop in your home (this is how to do it)

*Firstly, think of a name for your shop and create a sign. 

* Make price tags of no more than 10p and put them onto food, toys, shoes, books...whatever kind of shop you want to make.

* Then use coins, buttons, stones, sticks, or counters as your money.

* Next, you will need a customer. This could be a grown up, sibling, doll, teddy or toy. 

* Now you can have a great time selling, buying, adding up your money to find your total, thinking about how much change your customer might need, making shopping lists and re stocking your shelves. Have fun and be sure to put photographs onto Tapestry ( I'd love to see them).

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Today's story on Tapestry is 'The tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr'. 

Challenge four:

Using paper and a pencil create a grid of nine squares to play phonics noughts and crosses (we do this during phonics lessons so it should be familiar to your child). 

Use any of the single letter sounds (a, b, c, d, etc) or use the digraphs (two letters making one sound) that we have already been learning in phonics such as ee, or, sh, ch, th, ar, ai. Choose 9 of these to fill your  noughts and crosses grid. 

To play the game a player needs to choose a sound, say a word with that sound and use it in a sentence before adding a nought or a cross. For example; I choose a 'sh', my word is shop, my sentence is 'I go to the shop.'

The children enjoy this game and you can make it different each time. Have fun and be sure to let me see photographs of you playing. 

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The story on Tapestry today is 'The Super Scooter' by Axel Scheffler. I hope that you enjoy listening to it. 

Challenge five:


Using your books, toys and games; find lots of shapes and create a tally chart of what you find. Talk about what you know about each shape with your grown up. When you have finished, look at your tally chart and work out which shape you found the most of and which you found the fewest of, how does your tally chart show you this?

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Today's story is another favourite of Mrs Mackay's; it is called 'Meet the parents'. I hope that you enjoy it.

Challenge six:


Today I'd like you to be a word detective. Choose a story book and look for phase two tricky words - I, no, go, to, the, into. Write them down each time you see one of these words and let me know on Tapestry which was the most popular tricky word in your book. Happy searching. 


The story on Tapestry today is 'I need a wee' by Sue Hendra. I hope it makes you smile. 

Challenge 7


Today, all you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and some scissors. Cut out 20 squares and number them 1-20. Then mix them all up and see if you can independently order them from one to twenty. If you can do that, see if you can answer 'one more' and 'one less' questions eg: What is one more than 12? What is one less than 19? 

Mrs Mackay is really enjoying seeing all that you are doing on Tapestry. Keep the pictures coming - they brighten up the day! 


The story today is a Reception class favourite, 'The three little pigs.' Have fun listening to it. 

Challenge eight


Today your challenge is to write a letter to someone you are not able to see at the moment or for a neighbour who you know is on their own. Tell them what you have been doing and draw them a picture to make them smile. This is an opportunity to show your super letter formation and drawing skills. Make it as bright and colourful as you can. Happy writing! 


Today's book is called 'Not now, Bernard.' 

Challenge nine


Choose a toy animal of yours (smaller than your hand) or draw a face onto a stone you find outside. Using recycling, lego, building blocks, pegs or whatever you think would be best for your animal; make a home for it. Think of these things when you are building:

1. Where will your animal sleep?

2. What will your animal eat? 

3. Does it need to stay warm or live somewhere cool?

4. What number house does it live in?

5. Can you think of a cool name for your animal house?

I can't wait to see what you create! 


Today's story is 'The Paper dolls' by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb. I adore this story, I hope that you do too. 

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