Home Learning Activities

Home Learning Activities

Activity 1

Listen to Mr P read the story of Norman the slug with the silly shell on the school website. Can your child

  1. Find a slug or snail in your garden.
  2. Draw a picture of a slug or snail
  3. Make some snail trail writing patterns, zig zags mmmm shapes etc
  4. Make a model snail
  5. Make a model snail from playdough or a box
  6. Write a story or the story

Activity 2

Watch Mr P’s video Flick a football on the website, can your child,

  1. Do the activity the same as Mr P
  2. Draw a football
  3. Design a football kit
  4. Write about your favourite football team or player
  5. Write a list of who you would like to be in your football team
  6. Write numbers for the players in your team.
  7. Make a goal. Count how many goals you get in or how many miss.
  8. Write some adding or taking away sums.
  9. Kick a football in the garden
  10. Do some keepie uppies count how many you can do.

Activity 3

Listen to Mr P read the story “The Gruffalo” on the school website. Can your child,

  1. Pretend to be one of the characters from the story.
  2. Write a script for the story and get your family to act it out.
  3. Move like a Gruffalo, mouse, fox, owl or snake.
  4. Write the story.
  5. Write zig zags for the prickles on the Gruffalo’s back.
  6. Draw a wiggly snake trail.
  7. Draw one of the characters
  8. Make a model of one of the characters.
  9. Draw some prickles and count how many, make 2 groups the same, make groups with more or less, add 2 groups together, divide prickles, multiply etc
  10. Look out your window or in the garden what birds can you see? How many birds can you see?

Activity 4

Listen to Mr P read the story Dear Zoo on the school website. Can your child,

  1. Talk about their favourite animal.
  2. Research their favourite animal.
  3. Write about their favourite animal.
  4. Draw a picture of their favourite animal
  5. Can you make a shadow outside with toy animals? (Put out some white paper and stand an animal in front of it)
  6. Can you measure toy animals, which is the biggest, smallest, sort big and small.
  7. Count how many animals of each sort have you got, write some numbers to record how many you’ve got.
  8. Can you weigh the toy animals, how much do they weigh?
  9. Can you move like a different animal.
  10. Can you think of some describing words for the animals.
  11. Watch the animals being fed at www.edinburghzoo.org.uk › webcams

Activity 5

Today’s activity is, Operation Help Mum & Dad

Children to help and support parents with jobs around the house:

  • Cooking meals
  • Tidying up afterwards
  • doing the dishes and putting them away in the correct place
  • write a list of all the foods in the fridge / what we need to order from the shops
  • sorting the dirty washing out
  • putting a wash on
  • hanging out the washing
  • hoovering carpets, brushing floors
  • helping to change the beds

Activity 6

Pirate themed

Listen to the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl5EKP1y4Ic ‘Skullabones Island – Five minutes to bed time’


  1. If you were a pirate what would you wear? Draw a picture and add labels for different things.
  2. Can you write a sentence or two about your pirate character or tell your grown up some describing words for them to write down
  3. Can you make pirate patterns or sea waves on a piece of paper, you could use chalk and black paper if you have it
  4. Visit phonicsplay website https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (Free this month). Play buried treasure, phase 3. You can choose any sounds to use or your grown up could pick one that you find a bit tricky to challenge you.
  5. Play buried treasure with paper and pens. Write some real and made up words on pieces of paper (or get your grown up to). Can you sort these into two piles/post them into two bowls. Eg light fright (real) dight pight (not real)
  6. Have a look through a pretend telescope out of the window, what can you see, what is the weather like? Make a list or draw a picture of what you see.
  7. Play Pirate stepping stones. You need a dice, 6 cushions and pen and paper (numbers written on- use numbers your child is practising). How to play: 1. Put the cushions in a line, pop the paper numbers next to each cushion (single digit or teens numbers or even a calculation). One cushion, one digit card. 2. Explain that they need to take it in turns to roll the dice and then jump along the cushion stepping stones. 3. When they land on whichever number cushion matches to dots on the dice, they ‘win’ that number by reading it. They pop it in their pile. 4. Keep taking it in turns until someone has collected all six of their items and has ‘won’ 5. Play until everyone has completed their pile. (If you don’t have a dice just shout out a random number to 6)
  8. Find another pirate book you might have a home and share it with someone in your house. What does the front cover tell you? Read the book then talk about what the characters were like (if fiction book).
  9. Make a pirate obstacle course in your house or garden.
  10. Draw a pirate treasure map- draw, colour, paint, chalk.
  11. Make a delicious pirate stew- water, mud, sticks, leaves, or coloured water and bubbles.
  12. Make some pirate treasure and role play being a pirate.



Activity 7

Design your own Easter Egg (Link below to print off different templates)


Can your child

  1. Identify the different colours they have used
  2. Use different shapes within their design and identify what the shapes are
  3. With adult supervision or help cut around their Easter egg  
  4. Make their picture into a card for someone special at Easter time
  5. Tell you their favourite Easter Egg
  6. Identify the season of Easter
  7. Research the story of Easter
  8. Make some delicious Easy Easter Nests or something even more delicious (link below for recipes)
  9. With other family members take part in an egg and spoon race. Can they beat you
  10. Write a poem about Easter

www.bbcgoodfood.com and search Easy Easter Nests





Make your own musical instrument around the house


Can your child

  1. Think of an instrument they want to make
  2. Use a number of recyclable materials to make the instrument
  3. Talk about the sounds they want their instrument to make
  4. Take a picture of their finished musical instrument
  5. Write a label for their instrument and instruction on how to play it
  6. Make up a song to sing whilst they play their instrument
  7. How many different sounds can it make
  8. Can they play a high note and a low note. How about a long and short note
  9. With a grown ups help video call a family member or friend and play their musical instrument to them
  10. If they have a sibling get your child to help them make their very own musical instrument




Activity 9

Peppa Pig’s Easter Egg Hunt – watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS_LQNCleio


Can your child

1. Name the characters in the story

2. Retell the story, what was the beginning, middle, end?

3. Draw a picture of their favourite character

4. Make some eggs from playdough and count how many they have got, can they make big, small, medium sized eggs

5. Decorate a hard boiled or blown egg with a pattern using felt tip pens, or any collage pieces you might have at home

6. Decorate an egg outline on paper

7. Take part in an egg hunt at home (you can use any objects or toys you have at home to be the eggs) – use positional language to help your child find the eggs or encourage them to describe where they found them



 Activity 10

Everybunny dance – https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/everybunny-dance/

Watch the story together (pick first option, read along)


Can your child

1. Click on the stars and talk about the sounds, can they make the sounds themselves

2. Click on the lightbulb and see if they can answer the question or do the activity it is asking

3. Join in with the actions of the story, pretending to be a bunny

4. Make an instrument from household objects or junk modelling and join in with the story making their own instrument sounds

5. Watch the signing version of the song and learn some new signs

6. Count how many bunnies are on each page of the story

7. Draw a bunny or fox picture

8. Write about your bunny, give it a name and describe what it looks like

9. Make bunnies or a fox out of playdough



Fine motor activities – some different daily activities to work on fine motor control and finger strength which will help build up fine motor skills and help with writing.


1.Threading – use cut up toilet roll tubes, can you thread a piece of string through them, how long can you make it? How many tubes can you thread? You could also decorate the tubes as well.

2.Pegging – use clothes pegs to hang out the washing or go on a hunt around the house or garden and see which objects you are able to pick up by just using a clothes peg. No fingers allowed!

3.Scooping – use any small objects you can find around your house and collect them up. Can you use different sized spoons to scoop and transfer them from a bowel into a pot or even an ice cube tray.

4. Stickers – use any stickers you have at home, can you use them to create a picture, remember to use your finger and thumb to lift and peel them carefully

5. Sort colourful pompoms into colour groups using fine motor skills to pick them up. Also learn colours and count them.

6. Letter and number writing. Trace letters or words. Use playdough to make letter shapes or numbers. Use shaving foam to draw letters, numbers or words

7. Make an instrument: Add bells to a paper plate to make a tambourine.

8. Use ideas from the useful web site called Artful parents, kids art and craft activities.  https://artfulparent.com/kids-arts-crafts-activities-500-fun-artful-things-kids/

Please email home learning activities, photos or videos to homelearning@woolgrove.herts.sch.uk and these will be passed onto your class teacher, we love seeing what you are doing at home.

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