Tiddler's favourite learning choices
Click on this link to find lots of activities linked to Tiddler - our story telling friend.
Have a look at Mrs Ball's mindfulness activities - Even the teachers are doing them!
Literacy- suggested ideas for across the week.
Our new focus story is 'Tiddler'
This week we would have been exploring the story and learning to retell the story with actions.
Explore Tiddler and the morals within the story.
Create a Tiddler puppet.
Role play the story using your puppets.
Watch online versions of this story.
Discuss the characters and the setting of the story.
Create a story map on a story path like we do in school.
Create your own story book. Can you add a front cover?
Miss Hughes’ Daily Learning Choices
Learn your address and practise what you would say if you were ever in an emergency and had to call 999.
Make your own people who help us costume. Borrow an adult’s hat to be a helmet or a shirt to be a doctor’s coat. Pretend you are the person who is helping. What would you do? What would you say?
Practice writing letters (graphemes) and digraphs in different media. You could try sand, salt, sugar, glacé icing, corn flour gloop or shaving foam.
Play a game of ‘I spy…’ using the sounds from Phase 3.
Add letters and digraphs to building bricks to build and construct new words.
Ask your grown-up to read to you their favourite children's book.
Go for a trip down memory lane. Look at pictures of you as a baby and your grown-ups as babies. Do you look similar or different?
Go for a walk with a grown-up and look out for any signs of spring. You could then draw a picture to show everyone what you saw.
Make a weather chart to show what the spring weather is like. You could draw a picture of the weather each day to go on your chart.
During spring lots of animals have their babies. Can you find the names of these baby animals? Duck, sheep, cow, pig, horse.
Have a look around your home. How many different types of technology can you find? Which room has the most electrical devices? Talk to your grown-up and find out what they are used for.
Go for a walk with your grown-up and use a camera or phone to take some photos. When you get home look back at the different photos you have taken.
Go on a number hunt around your house and garden. You could look at door numbers, number plates, food packets, magazines, books, remotes and clocks. You could take photos of the numbers you find or draw pictures. Can you find the numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20?
Practise writing your numbers to 20 in different media. You could try sand, salt, sugar, glacé icing, corn flour gloop or shaving foam.
Practise finding one more/one less than a number up to 20. You could use food, blocks, cars, toys or any objects you like. Test a member of your family and then get them to test you.
Can you double this recipe and make some cakes? Ingredients – 2 eggs, 4oz flour, 4oz sugar, 4oz butter. This recipe makes 1 sponge cake, if you double it or how many cakes will it make?
Miss Duhig's daily learning choices
- Can you fill a piece of paper with your fingerprints?
- Find a wall. How many arm pushes can you do in a minute?
- Can you fill a cup with water? Can you fill two cups? Do they hold the same amount of water?
- Look at some ice carefully. What can you see inside? Can you find a way to melt the ice?
- How many different ways can you time one minute?
- Can you build a tower of blocks as tall as you? How can you make it balance?
- Choose 20 blocks and build a model. Can you use the same blocks to build a different model?
- Can you draw your house? Can you label the picture?
- Can you write your name, using a different colour for each letter?
- Choose a new book to read. Stop reading in the middle of the story. Can you guess what will happen at the end? Were you right?
- Play a game with your grown-up. Ask your grown-up to read a sound to you. Can you write the sound down? You could use different colours.
- Look at the things around the room. Can you spot any words that begin with any of these sounds? Can you hear the sound they end with too? Try writing some of them down.
y j z v
- Can you read the digraphs on this page and think of a word that includes each sound?
igh air ear ure ow ar sh zz
- Can you look in a book and find any of these words? Which words did you spot the most times?
he she we me be you all are her was they my
Mrs Skinner's Top Learning Daily Learning Choices!
Watch our for Miss Duhig's and Miss Hughes in the next few weeks!
- Catch and draw insects.
- Grow a tree.
- Become a leaf collector.
- Go on a scent trail.
- Make your own compost.
- Go on a garden treasure hunt.
- Build a wormery.
- Make a daisy chain.
- Grow your initial on your lawn.
- Make a fresh fruit salad.
- Make a bird feeder.
- Play a memory game in your garden.
- Discover what flowers do.
- Decorate plant pots.
- Are all leaves the same? Explore in your garden.
- Complete a science experiment.
- Spring walks.
Write out the numbers 0-20 on some paper or card, cut them up and then ask a grown-up to mix the numbers up – don’t peek! Then, see how quickly you can put them into the correct order. You could ask someone to time you and then see if you can get faster when you try again.
Collect 20 leaves from your garden or a local park. Write the numbers 1-20, one on each leaf, using a thick marker pen. Use a hole punch to make a hole in either end of the leaves and then thread them onto a piece of string. Don’t forgot to put them in the correct order! You could then put up your homemade number line in your bedroom to help you remember the order of the numbers.
Draw circles on a piece of paper and put different coloured paints in shallow trays. Choose a number between 1 and 20. Dip your finger into paint and add that many petals to one of the circles, making a flower. Count the petals to check how many you have and write that number in the middle of the circle. Choose another number and do the same to another circle on your page. Fill up your page with colourful flowers, each with different amounts of petals.
Write the numbers 0-20 on plastic building bricks. Make a tower of 21 bricks, seeing if you can put the numbers in the correct order. Start with 0 at the bottom and 20 at the top and then try starting with 0 at the top and 20 at the bottom.
Ask an adult to hide the numbers to 20 around your room, house or garden. See if you can find all 20 and place them in order. You could ask someone to tell you a number to find. Can you remember what the number looks like and find it?