Learning Activities

Good Morning,

What a cold start to the week. I hope you are wrapped up warm and keeping safe.

Below are some learning activities for today.


Learning Objective/Focus:Identifying characters.
Main input (explanation)Choose a story. This could be one you are familiar with or you could read one you have not read before. This could be a favourite film or TV show.

MUST – Phonics activities
Look at the attached PowerPoint to learn today’s letter and phoneme. Practice writing the letter and try writing it in flour, salt or sand. Write a tongue twister using alliteration of today’s letter. i.e. Sheep should sleep in a shed.
Look at the PowerPoint for some more ideas.
SHOULDTalk about who the characters are in the story.
COULDDraw and name the characters in the story.
Extension Activity IdeasRead a story to someone or to your favourite toy.


Learning Objective/Focus:To Identify patterns
Main input (explanation)Patterns are made by things being arranged (laid out) in a way that repeats. Patterns can be made using colours, shapes, sounds, movements, pictures and numbers. Patterns can be found everywhere; in your home, on your clothes and in nature.

Look around your house can you find any patterns? Can you describe the pattern? Are they patterns of colour or shape?
SHOULDUse a red pen/ paint and a blue pen/ paint to make this pattern. Red stripe Blue stripe Red stripe Blue stripe. Can you continue the pattern? What colour comes next? You could also use Lego bricks to build the pattern.
COULDSome animals have patterns on their fur. Can you think of any animals that have patterns on their fur? Can you draw the pattern? Can you explain the pattern?
Extension Activity IdeasCan you make a pattern using coloured objects? Try this one blue, blue, yellow, blue, blue, yellow. Can you make your own repeating pattern using two colours?

Foundation subjects

Learning Objective/Focus:Creating a rhythm and body percussion.
Main input (explanation)A rhythm is a regular repeated pattern of sound. Explore the different sounds you can make with your body. i.e. clapping your hands, stomping your feet and clicking your fingers. Use body percussion to complete the activities below.

Ask someone to clap a repeating pattern for you to copy. Can you clap it back? Can you clap a repeating pattern for them to copy?
SHOULDTry using body percussion such as tapping knees, clicking fingers and clapping to make your own rhythm. Can you teach it to someone else? How many different sounds can you add to your rhythm?
COULDRecord your rhythm using symbols. Your rhythm could be represented by pictures, letters or numbers.  For example click, clap, stomp could be represented as A (click) B (clap) C (stomp). Why not try writing a new rhythm using your chosen symbols, then see what it sounds like.  
Extension Activity IdeasSing your favourite nursery rhyme. Can you hear a pattern? Can you clap a rhythm for your chosen nursery rhyme?

Wishing you an amazing day.