Sedley's Church of England

Primary School

Love to Learn - Learn to Love

25th January

Morning lovely little Acorns! 😊

I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend?

 I can’t believe we are starting our fourth week of home learning; I would just like to thank all of your parents, grandparents, or adults at home for all their support with your home learning so far. You are all doing such a great job and it has been lovely to receive photos of their learning and your positive feedback.  

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: Counting beans!

Today our maths will be linked to our topic on fairy tales.

Create a jar filled with neither jellybeans, sweets, or pasta, (Something you can see well and pick out of the jar). Place some number cards face down on a table or floor and have a go at turning over each card, one at a time. Once you have picked a number card, say the number aloud and take out the correct number of ‘beans’ or whatever is inside your jar, counting aloud.

Number card template below or create your own

2. Once only half the number cards are left, when taking a handful from the jar, before counting, estimate how many you have in your hand. Are you correct? Does that match the number card you have? If no, what will you need to do, to get the correct number?


3. Let’s make it a game now! You will need at least two players. Roll a dice each, (if you do not have one, use the link below to roll virtually online). Take the correct number of ‘items’ from the jar, for example 5. Both roll the dice for a 2nd time and take another amount from the jar, placing them in two piles. How many do you each have altogether? The person with the most beans is the winner!

For an extra challenge, write the number sentences for the number of beans you have. For example, 3 beans and 2 beans = 5 beans, or 3+2=5.


Reading task:

Check out the story below and answer the questions.


  1. Where did the princesses go to dance every night?
  2. Who followed the princesses to the dance?
  3. Who did they meet each night at the dance?
  4. If you had a secret trapped door, where would you want it to lead to?
  5. Who would you go through the secret door with?  

The 12 Princesses

Topic task: Sleeping dragons – watch out!


Grab some objects from around the house that would make a noise if picked up or moved, for example, a musical instrument, keys, rattle. Place the items around you in a circle and sit in the middle. You will need to cover your eyes with an eye mask or scarf……. you have now become a sleeping dragon! With your jewels and treasures around you! Get your adults or a sibling to take away a piece of treasure without waking the dragon. If the dragon (you) hears someone coming, they must point in the right direction to where they think the noise is coming from.

If they point correctly at the person taking the treasure, they must return the treasure to the circle and try again. If you don’t guess correctly, you lose that piece of treasure! So, listen carefully.  

Once you have been the dragon, maybe you could swap with your adult or sibling and they become the dragon, while you try to steal their treasure. Think about how you might move to get the treasure and not be heard. For example, shuffling on your tummies or bottoms, maybe tiptoeing around the circle. How many jewels or treasures can you get?

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. Physical development task: Magic beans!

Read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk before playing this game. Explain that you will play Jack, and they will be your magic beans. They need to move around a space quickly and in different ways without bumping into anything. Give a command for them to follow. Actions could include ‘Beans jump!’ (jump in the air), ‘Beans freeze!’ (stand very still), ‘Beans grow!’ (stretch up), ‘Beans wobble!’ (wobble like jelly) and ‘Magic beans!’ (runs as fast a you can!)


2. Writing phonics area: Draw out some pebble circles to create a magic bean template and write each letter of the alphabet in each magic bean. Cut them out and see what words you can make using the letters. For example, dog, you would need the sounds ‘d’ ‘o’ ‘g’.