Week 3 

I hope you've had as nice an easter as possible in these uncertain times. Thank you to everyone who has been uploading things still.

Please find week 3's learning below. Again, if you pop anything you've been doing up on Tapestry and if you have any questions contact me on beech@stone-with-woodford.gloucs.sch.uk




Amazing Animals

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about key animals that they are interested in. Learning may focus on exploring the physical aspects of an animal, their habitat, categorising animals etc.

- Read the story, ‘Dear Zoo’ or watch the online video

  •  Visit the book’s website and play the interactive games 
  •  Add your own animal into the story and label it e.g. So they sent me a... hedgehog, but he was too prickly....so I sent him back.
  •  Choose a soft toy animal or small animal figure and create a junk modelled container for it.

Identify the birds in your garden

  • Use the RSPB bird identifier website to spot which ones you can see.

  • Draw a picture of the birds you can see.

External Link Icon RSPB identifier

Play animal charades.

  • Take it in turns to act as different animals. Add in noises as a clue…

Learn the song, ‘The Animals Went in Two by Two’

  •  Ask your child to draw out two of each animal and practice writing the numeral 2.



Looking after your pet.

  • If you have a pet at home encourage your child to take part in their daily care. They could help feed, groom and clean up after your pet.

Big and small animals.

  • Draw as many big animals as you can on one piece of paper and as many small animals as you can on another sheet of paper. Some children may be able to write a list as an alternative.

Animal books.

  • Ask your child to look through the books in your house and to find any with animals on the front cover. Ask them to sort the books into groups of their choice e.g. animals that can fly, swim, big, small, live on a farm/ at the zoo.

Build an animal den

  • Provide your child with blankets and sheets to make an animal den. Act out being an animal in the den.




Aim to complete one each day


Aim to complete one each day


Read a variety of books at home. Favourites can be repeated. Hearing the patterns of language in a story will support your child’s language development.


Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.


With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.




click on the link and complete the home learning activities.





Aim to complete one a day




Aim to complete one a day

Go onto Phonicsplay.com

They have made their resources free with the username March20 and the password home

Play any Phase 2/Phase 3 games.


Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.


Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. We have learnt all phase 2, and phase 3 – j,w,y,v,x,z,qu,th,sh,ch,ng,ee,ai,igh,oa,oo


Send your child on a sound hunt around the house. Can they find and record all of the items that make sounds? (e.g. hairdryer, TV, fridge, microwave, phone)


Draw an animal of your choice. Label the parts of the animal.

You could create a fact file e.g. where does it live? What does it eat?


Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname?


Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.


Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment on pieces of paper.