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Week 4


  • Go out in the garden and observe the different creatures/animals that can be seen. Count how many of each animal/creature you can find.
  • Use real coins - sort them from least valuable to most valuable. Make different amounts using coins. Set up a pretend shop and 'sell' items to members of your family - check they give you the correct amount or give them the correct change!
  • Select a number between 2 and 20. Make a poster showing how many different ways to make this number using addition, subtraction, multiplication etc.













  • Create a bookmark with animal facts


  • Read common exception words and time how long it takes for you to read them all. Can you beat your score by the end of the
  • week?  
  • Can you read fiction, non- fiction and poems about animals?
  • Can you find adjectives in the books used to describe the animal?



  • A-Z Animal list: Can you think of an animal for each letter of the alphabet.
  • Draw a picture of your animal and label it. Can you write sentences using adjectives?


  • Write a set of questions about animals you would like to find out about.


  • Create a fact file about your favourite animal. Research an animal of your choice and explore the vocabulary required to describe them.


  • Describe similarities and differences between animals.


Project work:

Create a mask : Using different materials around the house, create a mask of their favourite animal. Think about the colours and shape. Can they add different textures to their mask?


Animal grouping: Get your child to group animals into two columns. Identifying animals that can fly and cannot fly. What do animals eat? Scientists group animals into three different groups according to what animals eat. These groups are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plant material including fruit, leaves, vegetables, omnivores eat a mixture of meat and plant material. (Animals that eat other animals are called carnivores. Animals that eat plants are called herbivores. Animals that eat both plants and other animals are called omnivores)

Sorting Cards  (internet access is needed to print the cards but not to complete the activity itself)

Needs of an animal. Can all animals be kept as a pet? Think about a particular animal and find out if that animal could be a pet. Draw pictures of different animals. Sort the animals into two groups; suitable for a pet and not suitable for a pet. Explain why animals were sorted in a particular way.  Design a leaflet explaining to potential pet owners what each animal will need. - Interview a pet owner to discuss the responsibilities involved with looking after an animal.  How often do they need to find their pet? Who helps clean? What does their pet eat? Find some pegs at home. Can you create your own animal or object, cut it in half and stick it to a peg.