Sedley's Church of England

Primary School

Love to Learn - Learn to Love

10th February

Morning Acorns! 😊

It has been lovely to see your learning and some great fun snowy pictures!  I hope you had lots of fun! Well done on completing your different Internet safety activities yesterday. I hope you printed off your certificate for being an internet safety star!

Please continue to send your work to us each day, so we can provide any feedback and see how hard you are working!

Don’t forget this contributes towards your house points. Who will be the winning team this week?


Our daily outline of what your day will look like today:





Choosing activities

Teach your monster to read.

As mentioned during registration, we have signed up to ‘Teach your monster to read.’ This is a website to support your child’s reading and phonics skills. It can be accessed through the website and also downloaded as a handy app.

It is a game designed website, which makes learning to read fun! It covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences and complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.

You will be given an account to log into for your child. You can then create a monster and take it on an adventure through a magical world. Travel to exciting places, meet fun characters, play games, and win prizes as your monster learns the first steps of reading. I will email out certificates to you when you reach them.  

Have fun! If you have any questions, please email me. I will send out your log in details to your email addresses today.

Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics & Reading Game 

Maths task: Combining two group together


1. Find a coat hanger and a basket of pegs. Count out 10 pegs and put them onto the hanger.

Explore how their numbers can be partitioned in different ways and recombined to see how many altogether, by moving the pegs into two groups then adding them back together.

2. Gather some cubes or building Lego / blocks. How many different groups can you make to make a total altogether? Watch my video below to see my cube tower village and have a go at creating your own!

Combining two group - tower picture

3. Have a hunt for some simple board games and a pair of dice. When playing your chosen board game, roll 2 dice and move the required number of spaces on the board. Ask: What numbers did you roll? How many altogether? How many do you need to win the game?


Maths challenge task: Exploring possibilities

Jack rolled 2 dice and scored 10. Amir scored less than Jack. One of Amir’s dice showed 5. What other number could Amir have rolled? Is there more than one answer? Are there any numbers Amir could not have rolled?

Reading task:

Today we will at your chosen book from home. Share one your favourite story books with your parents or an older sibling who can read the story to you. Throughout as they are reading, answer their questions about the story.


Check out the suggested questions below you could ask:

Before your child reads a book, ask:

  • Why did you select this book?
  • What makes you think this book is going to be interesting?
  • What do you think the book is going to be about?
  • What kind of characters do you think will be in the book?
  • What do you think is going to happen?


While your child is reading a book, try asking:

  • What’s happened so far in the story?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • If you were that character, what would you have done differently in that situation?
  • Where is the book set?
  • If the main character in that story lived next door, would you be friends?
  • Did you learn any new words or facts so far?


After your child has finished a book, ask questions like:

  • What was your favourite part of the book? Why?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • Would you have ended the book differently? Did it end the way you thought it would?
  • If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be?

Topic task: Busy Elves!

1. Listen to the story of ‘The Elves and the shoemaker’ using the link below:

The Elves and the Shoemaker Fairy Tales and Bedtime Stories for Kids

The Elves and the Shoemaker Kids Story | Bedtime Stories for KidsPlease Subscribe:"The Elves and the Shoemaker" is an often copied and ...

2. Now your job is to become a busy elf! How will you decorate your shoes? If you have an old pair of shoes at home, you can use these. Otherwise, you can use the shoe resource pack below and decorate your design on paper instead. What different things will you decorate your shoe in? Pom poms, ribbon, coloured fabric.

Choosing activities:

As part of our EYFS Curriculum the children would access a range of choosing activities and learn together and individually through play. I have set some options for you to choose from below. These do not all need to be completed and can be more independent for your child to complete and play maybe even alongside a sibling.


1. Malleable task: Create your very own play dough gingerbread men. You could make your own play dough or using some you have at home, cut out a gingerbread man shape. Can you create different sizes? You could add raisins, buttons or beads for decoration.


2. Construction task: How tall can you make a tower for Rapunzel? You could use large building blocks, boxes and other construction materials or create a smaller scale tower using Lego.