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Week 2

Reading tasks: (one or two tasks require the internet to watch/listen to a story, but children just choose to do the activities they prefer)

Monday Find a bag and ask your grown up for permission to collect items to go in it that relate to a well-known story. If you can’t find an item, you could draw a picture instead and put that in the bag. Then you should use the objects in the story bag to retell the familiar story.
Tuesday Think about a hero from a book you have read recently, for example the Prince from Rapunzel or Mulan. Draw the hero or heroes from the story and list adjectives to describe their appearance and personality.
Wednesday You can listen to the CBeebies story ‘Martin the Mouse’ (click here). Write down the main events from this sporty story. Then please draw the events, write sentences or even retell the story orally in your own words.
Thursday Choose and read a healthy recipe from a recipe book. If you have the ingredients, why not follow the recipe together with an adult?
Friday Watch and listen to ‘The Little Princess: I Want to Win’ based on the Tony Ross book. Talk to your adult after this about how the Little Princess felt each time she won a game. Can you think of a time you felt like the Little Princess?














Writing Tasks: (one or two tasks require the internet to watch/listen to a story, but children just choose to do the activities they prefer)

Monday Have you got a favourite sportsperson? This could be your P.E. teacher/Judo instructor! Your task is to write an information booklet about this person.

Try to think of questions you’d love to ask your favourite athlete. Write a list of questions using a range of questions words such as ‘when’, ‘why’, ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ – remember to use the correct punctuation! You could then answer their own questions in the role as your hero.


Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Catch writing a story about what is happening. Why does the fox take the fish? Does the fox eat the fish? Are the boy and the fox friends or enemies at the end? Why?

Thursday Today please can you design a poster all about teamwork? This could be linked to your family and how you all have to work together as a team.

Design a gold medal and present it to somebody deserving within the household. Why have they chosen this person? Ask them to write a few sentences and include the word ‘and’, ‘because’ and ‘if’.


Maths tasks:

Play a board game together so that you can practise your counting and the language of position and direction. 

Tuesday Place an object on the ground and use positional language such as forward, backwards, up, down, left and right to direct an adult to the object. You could switch roles and get your adult to give the directions. If you wanted to make it harder, you could use a blindfold but be extra careful! 
Wednesday (theme)-

Play ‘Catch’ with another person in your household using a ball or anything else that can be thrown safely. Instead of counting in 1s each time the ball is caught, try to only count every second, fifth or tenth catch. This way you will be counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10.


Can you solve this activity from NRICH to develop your understanding of positional language (Or try it online - NRICH activity)

Friday (theme)

Each member of the family could have a go at the Long Jump. Measure the length of each jump using a measuring tape and record the lengths. Who jumped the furthest? Who had the shortest jump? What was the difference between the shortest and longest jump?


The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about sports and games. Learning may focus on the history of sport, sporting-heroes, physical challenges and performance. (one or two tasks require the internet to watch/listen to a story, but children just choose to do the activities they prefer)

Obstacle Course Fun Designing and make your very own obstacle course in the garden. Draw and label your design first and include all of the equipment you need. You can then use your design to create your obstacle course. Ask your family to complete the obstacle course whilst you time them. You could even make medals from tin-foil or any other suitable material and present them to the winner during a winner’s ceremony.
Make a Family Mascot 

You could make your very own family mascot using materials from around the house. What makes a good mascot? What qualities does the mascot represent? Here are some pictures of past Mascots to give you some ideas. 

Remarkable Routines

Can you create your very own simple routine, just like a gymnast, dancer or synchronised swimmer? Start by watching a video of a routine, here are some suggestions:  men’s gymnastic routinesynchronised swimming routine. After this, you can choose a piece of music to practise your routine to. When you are confident, why not film your sequence and send it to your teacher? We’d love to see and to share it to inspire your friends!  

 Watch the performance together- what do you think went well? What could be even better?

Terrific Team Kits Design your very own team kit. You should consider the flag of the country that you would represent and how to incorporate these colours into the design. You could draw the design with a pencil or use a computer program to do this.
Can you Invent a New Olympic Game?

Challenge! Invent your very own game for the 2021 Olympics. Write a set of instructions for the new game or draw illustrations. Be as inventive as possible! Why not test the game out as a family?