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Week 7

Weekly Reading Tasks

Monday- Read a variety of books and make a list of all the different types of food you find. Or, could make a list of all the stories that you know that contain food e.g. The Gingerbread Man or Snow White.

Tuesday- Listen to Dragon’s Love Tacos. Can you draw pictures to represent the 5 main events in this story?

Wednesday- Read out aloud the ingredients on the back of a tin or cereal box to an adult. This will help with the writing task.

Thursday- Watch Michael Rosen performing Chocolate Cake here. You can then perform your own poem (see writing task) in a similar way.

Friday- Look through cookery books and recipes together with an adult. Can you find recipes involving bananas? Raisins? Garlic? Carrots? Kidney beans?




Please use Spelling Shed to practise the following spellings:













Also write them in your neatest handwriting, tracing over the top several times in different colours to make rainbow writing.




Weekly Writing Tasks

Monday- Your job today is to create a new school menu. Is there anything you’d like to keep the same? How can you make sure the menu offers healthy choices?

Will the menu be different every day? Find or draw pictures of the food items. Have you included all of the food groups in each meal?

Tuesday-. Write a set of instructions for making toast or a healthy sandwich. Can you use time adverbs (Fist, After that,) & imperative verbs (cut, grate)?

Wednesday- Design a new label for a cereal box. You must include a picture of what the cereal looks like, a mascot and an eye-catching logo. Can you write information about the cereal and why it’s healthy? You could include adjectives to describe the taste and an exclamation mark where it would make sense.

Thursday- Today you should write a poem about your favourite food. Can you make it a rhyming poem? Try to perform it to your family once you know it well.

Friday- Design a new milkshake. You can consider the ingredients you need to include, which ingredients work well together and an exciting name for the milkshake. You could even test out the creation and think about improvements.


Weekly Maths Tasks- Place Value

 Monday- On a piece of paper make a grid that has a tens column and a ones column. Think of a number between 1 and 99 and draw or represent this number on the grid. You could represent it using items around the house such as pasta, cereal, sweets etc.

Tuesday (theme)- Play the game Fruit Fall - answer the data handling questions based on how many pieces of fruit you catch.

Wednesday- Play place value bingo. You should write down 8 numbers between 1 and 50 (this could be between 1 and 20 for younger children). Rather than reading out numbers, ask your adult to give clues linked to the place value. E.g. for 47 say the ones is a 7 and the tens digit can be said as forty. Can you recognise the number and cross it off?

Thursday-  Show that they can recognise the representation of a number by playing Place Value Basketball. Have fun, we know how much you love this game!

Friday (theme)- Look in the cupboards and the fridge. Sort some of the foods you can find into different groups. Which food group has the most or fewest number of items? Which item of food is the lightest or heaviest? Why might this be?


Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more food. Learning may focus on where different foods originate from, what makes a healthy meal, opportunities to cook etc .


  • Fruit and Vegetables Printing- Look at the work of the artist Lynn Flavell. How does she represent fruit and vegetables? Can you create a piece of artwork in the style of Lynn Flavell? Alternatively, you could draw a still life sketch of a fruit or vegetable bowl just like this Vincent Van Gogh painting.


  • Healthy or Unhealthy?- Collect food from the kitchen and sort it into healthy and unhealthy foods. Is there anything on the packaging that might help do this quicker? After this, create a poster all about healthy eating. Perhaps you could incorporate real food wrappers or labels into the poster to make it more eye-catching?


  • Finding Favourite Foods-  Do a survey with your family about their favourite foods. You could choose particular food types e.g. favourite fruit, vegetable, healthy snack, drink, etc. You might wish to call some family members so that you have more data to represent. Can you tally the information that you have collected? As a challenge, you could represent this as a pictogram or a block graph and then write statements about your findings e.g. Strawberries are the most popular fruit.


  • Traditional Tastes- Many cultures have various food dishes to celebrate their festivals. For example, in England we cook pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Can you create a fact file about a special food that is eaten in England during a festival? See here for some inspiration. Why not have a go at making one of the dishes if you have the ingredients? You can also discuss traditional food that is enjoyed within your own family.


  • Delicious Dishes- Can you find out what the national dishes are for the following countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland? What do the dishes have in common? Where do the ingredients come from? After this, choose a country and find out what the national dish is for that country. Is it very different to those dishes from the British Isles? Why?

Based on the Robin Hood Learning Projects