Sedley's Church of England

Primary School

Love to Learn - Learn to Love

14th January

Morning lovely little Acorns! 😊

It has been lovely to see you all during registration, I hope you enjoyed playing our rainbow scavenger hunt this morning! During tomorrow’s registration we will be doing some show and tell. This is an opportunity for you to share or show some of your amazing home learning you are proud of, so please have something ready.  

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


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





Choosing activities

RE task:

Last week we focused on why Christians thought Jesus was special and we explored how he grew up, thinking about how we have grown up over the years. Today we will be looking at ‘How was Jesus special?’  

Have a look through the PowerPoint and complete the task.

Reading task:

Today we will be looking at the picture below and drawing an alternative ending to the story. At end of the Billy goats’ gruff story, the biggest goat knocks the troll off the bridge and the three goats cross the bridge to the other side to eat the grass.

Can you think of a different ending for the story? Could they become friends and the troll join them for dinner? Could he let the biggest goat cross and hide back under the bridge because he is scared? Draw a picture of your alternative ending to the story.

Topic task: The disappearing gingerbread man!

  1. Listen to the video below of the fairy tale ‘The Gingerbread Man.’ Discuss why the gingerbread man needed the fox to take him across the river. What would have happened to the gingerbread man if he went into the water?

The Gingerbread Man

2. Then, set up a table with a bowl of warm water. If you have gingerbread men biscuits great, if not use a normal plain biscuit and ask them to dip it or his legs into the bowl. What happens? Watch carefully to see what changes occur. If they are confident to explain what is happening to the biscuit, discuss the term dissolve and how and why the biscuit has dissolved in the water. Would it be the same for cold water?


3. Now add some different bowls of liquid such as milk at different temperatures, cold, warm and hottish. Ask the children to predict which bowl they think will cause the gingerbread man or biscuit to break apart most quickly and write in the prediction box on their sheet.

Remember biscuits dissolve easily due to the high sugar content. In warmer liquids, this happens more quickly. Maybe you could use a timer to see which bowl of milk dissolved the biscuit the quickest.


4. Record your results using the table below.

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. Continue with your Art challenge task: For the next 30 days, you could complete the art challenge below. Please do not worry if your picture is not exactly 5cm x 5cm as long as it’s a small piece of paper so that at the end your drawings can all be put together to create your very own 30-day art collage. I can’t wait all those amazing drawings!  

2. Role- play task: Create a large castle den, using blankets and sheets. Display the question ‘What has happened at the castle today?’ Using your prince or princess object you made yesterday you can create a scene at the castle. What will the prince or princess be doing today?


3. The three billy goats gruff bridge task: Build a bridge from wooden bricks, Lego, cardboard, or other making materials for the three billy goats gruff to cross the river. Will you bridge be strong enough for the goats or will the troll eat them? You could also use the puppet document below or draw and cut out your very own story puppets to test your bridge with.  

Examples of making a bridge