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Week 8


This week the theme is based on Eric Carle's book

 ‘The Very Busy Spider’ 



Click here to listen to the instructions for the activities. 

Please note that as from this week we do not have free access to the accompanying pdf notes. Please watch the video and complete the activities from there. 

There are a lot of ideas below, however there is no expectation for your child to complete all of the

activities. Ideally we would suggest one of each of the short activities below each day, if you can. Please

select what interests them and what you find manageable.


Maths Activity 'The Very Busy Spider

An online phonics game

A short writing task

Read a book.


Linked Maths Activities


This week we will be looking at phase 4 consonant blends at the end of words.


Watch the short video below to see how to blend the sounds.

Consonant blends_CVCC.mp4

Still image for this video

Click on the links below. Try out any of the activities which focus on these phonemes.


Try one of the IctGames below, the children love playing these games in school.





Write a list of the minibeasts you find outside.

Write a list of animals that came to visit the spider.

Write a list of words using the picture prompts (see above)

Hide some toys and write some simple instructions to help others find them. 

e.g. under the cushion, behind the chair, on top of the box

Write a menu or recipe for a Mud Kitchen cafe



Click on the pictures to listen to the story What other stories have you shared this week?



Creative Ideas

Try out some of the fine motor activities below, which support finger strength for writing. 







Have fun outside

Make mud pies, petal soup or even create an outdoor cafe.

Measure out the ingredients, count out the petals. Write recipes and lists of ingredients.





Make pictures using leaves and petals.






Cut leaves in half and match them back together again.




Other Outdoor Ideas

Build a simple reading den. Activity game following instructions. 

Cereals threaded on string for bird feeders. 









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