Week 9!

Woohoo! Another week completed, well done everyone.

Thanks again to all who have been popping things onto Tapestry - as usual, it is so important for us to be seeing what you're doing, even if it isn't from the set work, otherwise we do worry. If you need any support with this then please email beech@stone-with-woodford.gloucs.sch.uk as we want to support you to do the really important home learning.


Learning Project 

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about countries and cities around the world. Learning may focus on different cultures and traditions, famous landmarks, food and clothing. 


Look at flags from around the world. Discuss which are your child’s favourites and why? Ask your child to design and make their own flag using 2D shapes

Food tasting

Find some different foods/fruits from around the world and taste each one. These might include: pizza (Italy), curry (India) and taco (Mexican) or the fruits from the story Handa's Surprise. Your child can create a chart putting a tick next to each food they like and a cross next to the foods they dislike over the course of the week. 

Pleasing puppets

Make your own Handa’s Surprise character puppet. Click here https://littleangeltheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Education-Pack-2014_Handas-Surprise.pdf for more ideas.

Toys from around the world 

Look at this photography project of children with their toys from around the world. https://www.gabrielegalimberti.com/toy-stories/ 

Discuss how life is the same and how life is different in other countries. Can your child draw their favourite toy and write a sentence explaining why this is their favourite?

Where in the world

Discuss with your child where your family comes from in the world. If you have them available, show your child photographs of where you, or their grandparents, grew up. This might be similar to where they live now or completely different. Encourage your child to think about the differences between the places. 





Listen to stories from around the world - including: Handa's Surprise https://safeyoutube.net/w/pDV5, The Tiger’s Child https://safeyoutube.net/w/UGW5 and If The World Were a Village. https://safeyoutube.net/w/4HW5



Choose one of the above stories to share again. Ask your child to retell the story in their own words once they are familiar.



Follow the story All Are Welcome Here with your child. https://safeyoutube.net/w/UKV5  Discuss how your child’ school makes everybody feel welcome.



Play memory games, ‘I went to the market, I bought… The next person repeats the above sentence remembering the items bought already and adding a new one to the list each time. Use fruits like in Handa’s Surprise.



Your child can practice reading the tricky words: into, he, she, me, we, be, you, are, they, my all, her. Look at newspapers, magazines or leaflets together and circle these words with a felt tip pen or highlighter.



click on the link and complete the home learning activities.


Watch this video to support counting back from 10. https://safeyoutube.net/w/aNW5  

Ask your child to start at 10 and take away 1. Repeat this until they get to zero. Do they recognise the amount is getting smaller? 


Generate your own subtraction number stories. Use real life objects at home to show this e.g. ‘I have 4 bananas. I eat one. How many are left?



Use a teddy and count backwards making deliberate mistakes. Can your child spot the mistakes? Mistakes can include omitted numbers, repeated numbers or a number in the wrong place.

CHALLENGE: Ask your child to spot the mistake when the numbers are written down.



Look at these pictures of flags from around the world with your child. https://www.worldometers.info/geography/flags-of-the-world/

Can they spot any shapes in the flags and can they name them? 


Use the tens frames http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/tenFrame/index.htmlto subtract/take away numbers. CHALLENGE: Ask your child to write the accompanying number sentence e.g. 10-1= 9.






Ask your child if they can think of a fruit or vegetable for each letter of the alphabet i.e. a=apple, b=banana. 


Play Obb and Bob on phonics play. Children sort real words and nonsense words by sounding out..



Ask your child to use their phonic knowledge to spell some of the things they can spot in your fridge.



Splat the Letter- Write out the letters for the sounds your child has been practising on pieces of paper and spread out on the floor. Take it in turns to shout out a sound and both players have to try and splat the sound with their hand.



List countries from around the world e.g. Spain, Peru. Ask your child to identify the initial sound each country begins with. Can they identify other sounds e.g. S-p-ai-n?



Encourage your child to look at the food in your kitchen and find out what countries some of it comes from. Search on a map for those countries. Help your child to trace the letter with which the name of those countries start.



After listening to the story Handa’s Surprise, ask your child to name and draw different fruits that they know. Label them using describing words.



Ask your child to play in role as Handa from Handa’s Surprise. Ask them questions and they must answer as Handa e.g. ‘Handa, what is your favourite fruit?’ They might answer by saying ‘My favourite fruit is tangerines. I was very excited to find lots of them’.



Your child can draw a picture of a suitcase and all the things they might take on holiday. CHALLENGE: Ask your child to label the items.



Ask your child to pretend they are on holiday. Get them to make a postcard to send to someone at home. Ask your child to draw a picture of what they are doing on holiday. Can they make a list of what they are doing?


Please continue with the daily phonics - if you sit with your child whilst they are on you can pause and unpause the lady as sometimes she moves incredibly fast.

Monday's lesson

Tuesday's lesson

Wednesday's lesson

Thursday's lesson

Friday's lesson

Story thoughts

When we share at story at school, we talk about our story thoughts.

This means we talk about 4 things:

  • something we like about the story - characters, things that happened, specific words, etc.
  • something we dislike about the story.
  • puzzles - something that made us wonder. We always start our sentence with "I wonder..." e.g. I wonder why Bob didn't notice the aliens.
  • connections - anything the story reminded us of e.g. "It reminded me of Red Riding Hood because there was a wolf" or "It reminded me of when we go to Cattle Country because of the big slides".

For each story you share with me, I'd love for you to pop some story thoughts up on the Padlet.


Just click on the add symbol, type your child's name and the story you're watching (or let them see if they can type) in the 'Title' section, then type your child's story thoughts in the box that says 'write something'. Once you've done that, click anywhere on the screen and it will pop your thought up. 

Monday's Story

Tuesday's Story

Wednesday's Story 

Thursday's Story 

Friday's Story