Sedley's Church of England

Primary School

Love to Learn - Learn to Love

15th January

Morning, happy Friday Acorns! 😊

It was lovely to see your Show and tell of your home learning during registration this morning. You have all worked extremely hard this week, you deserve to enjoy the next two days off! Hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday for our registration.

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

Maths task:

Today we are going to look at composition of 4 and 5. For example 5 can be composed of 1 and 1 and 3 or 2 and 3 or 1 and 4. 1. Watch the number blocks video below to show numbers make up a whole number.

2. Starter: Play Bunny Ears.

Using 2 hands to be the ears, how many ways can you show 4 or 5 fingers? Can you see what number I have made? Can you make ears the same as mine? Can you make the same number in a different way? How many different ways can we find?


3. Using 5 soft objects, throw them into a hoop, pot, or bucket. Discuss how many land inside the hoop and how many land outside. You can record your results on a score sheet. Is there ever 0 inside or outside the hoop?

Ask the children to count out 5 counters, cubes, or small Lego pieces. Shake and drop them onto the table. Discuss How many are one colour? How many are another colour? Do they make 5 altogether? Drop them again. What has changed? Do we have different numbers that make 5?


4. Construction task: Using Lego, cubes or building bricks, gather two different colours. Build a tower of 5 and compare them. What is the same? What is different? How many different towers can you build? What if you make towers of 4 cubes?

Write down all of the different possible ways to make the number 4 and 5 using your towers.

See example below:

Reading task:

Have a look at the picture below from the fairy tale ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. Then have a go at answering the questions.

  1. How does Jack feel when he is climbing the beanstalk?
  2. Should Jack have took the golden eggs?
  3. How will the giant get them back?
  4. How will the giant feel after Jack has stolen his golden eggs?
  5. Would you like to be a giant’s friend? Why?

Topic task: Today’s topic is a range of engaging choosing activities for you to complete. Please complete at least two activities from below if you wish to complete more you can.


1. Again, again! – Choose some stories with repeated refrains to read aloud together at home, this could be a book vision if you have it or looking on YouTube for a video of the story. Here is some examples for you to choose from, ‘The Enormous Turnip,’ ‘The Gingerbread Man,’ or ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ As you share the story together, remember to join in with the repeated refrains, such as run, run as fast as you can, or I’ll huff, and I’ll puff and blow your house down. Can you remember the phrase each time in the story?  


2. Fairy dust! -  Fill a small tuff tray, plastic plate or place a large old cloth on the table with fairy dust. (This could be glitter mixed with salt or sugar sprinkled around) Call out different letters, numbers, and patterns for your child to make in the dust using a range of different mark making tools. For example, paint brushes, cotton buds, cutlery, pencils, and fingers. Once you have completed a range of these, have a go at writing your name in the fairy dust.  


3. Poisoned apples!  - Read the tale of Sleeping Beauty. After reading the story, explain that the evil stepmother has hidden some poisoned apples and they must find them quickly before anyone else discovers one and takes a bite! 

Hide some apples or chose some specific objects for them to find. Once you have found them all, could you count how many you have got?  

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 cannot wait all those amazing drawings!  



2. Have a go at some boogie beebies and show off your moves! Link the link below and choose a video to boogie too!