Learning Activities for Thursday

Good Morning,

I hope you had a great day yesterday.

Below are some learning activity ideas for today.


Learning Objective/Focus:To plan a newspaper report.
Main input (explanation)Today you are the reporters! You will plan a newspaper report on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Activities Look at today’s phoneme and complete the activities on the slide.
 Note down the key events of the story. The parts you think are important and/or exciting i.e. Jack swapped the cow for beans. The beans grew into a giant beanstalk. Jack climbed the beanstalk. A giant lived at the top of the beanstalk. Jack stole the giants Harp and Hen. The giant chased Jack. Jack’s mother chopped the beanstalk down. These notes will be useful for writing your report.
 Create an exciting headline for your newspaper report.
Extension Activity IdeasThink about how you want your newspaper report to look.   Design a template for your newspaper report that shows where you will have the names of the newspaper, the headline, the text and a picture.  


Learning Objective/Focus:To count backwards from any number within 50.
Main input (explanation)Children need to practice counting backwards from any number within 50.   Children in Reception should practice counting backwards within 20.
Activities Practice counting backwards from 20- 0.   How fast can you count back to 0?   Ask an adult to call a number between 20 and 0 and count down to 0.   
 Practice counting backwards from 50-0.   How quickly can you count to 0?
 Practice counting backwards from any number within 50.   Ask an adult to call out a number within 50 and count back from that number to 0.    
Extension Activity IdeasComplete the missing numbers.  
17, 16, __, 14, 13, __.  
25, __, 23, __, 22, __, __.  
38, __, 36,__, __, 33, 32, __.  
41,__, 39, __, __, 36, 35 __, __, __, 31.

Foundation Subjects

SubjectDesign technology  
Learning Objective/Focus:To design a setting for a story.
Main input (explanation)Re-read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Talk about where different parts of the story take place.
Activities Use recycling materials to create your own beanstalk.
 Create a 3d model (diorama) of one of the settings in the story.
 Make characters from the story to use in your 3d model (diorama).
Extension Activity IdeasUse your 3d model (diorama) to retell the story.

Hope you have fun creating your Jack and the beanstalk models.