Please complete the following daily activities, while we are in lockdown. Try your best and enjoy

Week Beginning Monday 25th January

Rhyme of the week One Elephant went out to play

Story of the week Elmer Discuss why Elmer was different and why she decided to paint herself with berry juice to be the same as the other elephants. Is it okay to be different? Have you ever felt left out of something?

Tuesday 26th January

Maths Singing Our nursery rhyme this week has 5 elephants in it. What other nursery rhymes can you think of that have 5 in them. Use to help if you get stuck.  
Gross Motor Squiggle whilst your wiggle. Listen to your favourite song and using ribbons or material make big circles in the air. Listen to the song again and this time draw big circles on a piece of paper.  
Speaking Retell the story of Elmer. Use your own animals, the template provide or create your own puppets. Use these to retell the story of Elmer. Try to use the language herd, happy, joked, quietly, rolled, silent, surprised and colourful  

Monday 25th January

Maths This week we are learning about the number 5. Watch the numberblocks song for number 5    
Physical Development Coordination Practice your Elephant walking. Watch this video What other animals did Elmer see when he walked through the jungle. Create an action for 2 other animals.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development The story Elmer is all about what makes you special. I’d like to know what makes you special. Using the template provided or by drawing your own outline of a person to create a collage. Think about what makes you, You! Use these ideas to fill your silhouette. Some things you could include: pets, favourite places, foods, where your family come from, favourite films, songs, or bands and hobbies.    

Week Beginning Monday 18th January

Nursery Rhyme of the week – Yellow Bird –

Story of the week – The Mixed up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Friday 22nd January

Maths Shape picture Listen to the cbeebies shape song  again Create a shape picture by drawing around your shapes. How many rectangles have you used? How many squares have you used?
Physical Activity Choose your favourite physical activity from the week to repeat again. Was it Andy’s wild workout? Feeding the chameleon? Writing your name? Or yoga?  
 Technology Use the internet to find up to 3 interesting facts about a Chameleon. Here are some websites and videos you could use:  

Thursday 21st January

Maths4 sided shapes Listen to the cbeebies shape song Hunt around your house for shapes with 4 sides. Gather your shapes together. What do you notice? What’s the same? What is different? Keep your shapes safe for tomorrow. Which shapes can you name?
Mindfulness Remember to take some time for yourself. Have a go at these yoga moves. Remember to take your big bear breaths to help you be calm.  
Being Imaginative Create a zoo. Follow the links for some ideas for how to create a zoo at home. Use plastic animals or make your own paper animals. Use your zoo to create your own stories. Please share your stories with us throughout the week.  

Wednesday 20th January

Maths Sorting 4 and not 4 Gather some objects from around your house, this would work well with animals if you have them. Sort the objects in to 2 groups. 4 and not 4. Make sure you count carefully.    
Name Writing Practice writing your name. If you are getting more confident, which letters from your name can you write in your book. How many can you remember?  
Language That’s not my Chameleon! Using some card (maybe from a cereal box) or paper, cut out a template of a chameleon. Take this on your walk and look for different textures and materials. Describe your Chameleion by saying, “That’s not my Chameleon it’s tail is too rough!”

Tuesday 19th January

Maths Representing 4 Think of different ways to represent the number 4. Can you draw four objects? Can your find 4 objects? Can you remember what the number 4 looks like? What body parts can you use? Can you make 4 sounds? Can you complete 4 actions? What other ways can you think to represent 4?
Fine motor Using a tube, peg and some scrunched up paper or pom poms, feed flies to a Chameleon. You can add a Chameleon to the front of your tube if you want to. This activity will make your fingers strong. Challenge  – make number cards 1-4, choose a card and feed that many flies to the Chameleon
Exploring media and materials Make sure he is camouflaged. I have included an image of a sunset. What colours will you need?   Create your own mixed up chameleon.   Watch the sun set tonight. Hold up your Chameleon, is he camouflaged?  

Monday 18th January

Maths 4 hunt Go one a hunt for the number 4. Where can you see 4 either around your house or on your daily walk e.g. 4 corner, 4 hobs, the number 4, page number 4 in a book. Share photos of all your things you find.  
Physical Activity – Andy’s wild workouts Chameleons are usually found in the rainforest. Enjoy this rainforest workout What was your favourite action?    
Speaking Listen to the story The Mixed up Chameleon. Stop when the chameloen wants to eat a fly but can’t. How do you think the story will end?  If you could be any animal what would you be?

Other helpful activities

It would be beneficial for your child that during the school closure you could also support their learning with the following…

  • Writing their name- both tracing and then copying letters. Once secure to then write their names independently,  without a visual clue.
  • Drawing pictures with your child- encourage them to discuss the different parts and shapes used (also practice holding a pen/pencil correctly)
  • Number recognition and writing numbers 0 -10
  • Reciting numbers 0-20 – counting to 20 in different ways (e.g. silly voices, loud, quiet etc). Children could also practice counting various amounts of objects, making sure they use one number per object (we encourage putting objects into a straight line to do this).
  • Shapes- recognising and describing common 2D shapes (e.g. square, circle, triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, oval, diamond). A square has 4 corners and 4 sides. They are all the same length etc. Children could go on a shape hunt around their homes and draw what they see.
  • Reading stories with your child- encouraging them to retell the story, join in with the repetitive language (e.g. “run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the ginger bread man” and to predict story endings.
  • Rhyme- Singing nursery rhymes, playing rhyming games (see phonics play or home learning packs)
  • Alliteration- words that start with the same sound (e.g. Naughty Nelly nibbles nuts) Also see phonics play or home learning packs.

    *Any learning that your child does at home, REMEMBER to upload onto ILD so we can see how well they are doing!


One of the best things you can do to support your child’s education is read to them or listen to them read. For tips on how to support your child’s reading follow the following link.


Phonics Play

This is an excellent website you normally have to subscribe to, which has made their resources free to all for the coronavirus.

C Beebies

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