WB: 15th June


Read a book at home. 

As you read, spot some of the letters from your phonics in your book? 

After you have finished reading, can you name some of the key characters in the story? 


Whilst reading - see if you can spot some of your tricky words: 

Phase 2:  the     to    I     go     no

Phase 3:    he    she    we    me    be    you    are    her    was    all    they   my


Questions to ask when reading...

Fine Motor Activities 

Here are a range of fine motor activities you can do at home to develop your child's grip strength, hand eye co-ordination and pencil control.  


Thread pasta tubes onto some string, ribbon or a shoe lace to create a pasta necklace. You can colour or paint the pasta once finished. 


Using sand, sugar, rice or salt in a tray, give the children numbers or letters to practice writing. 

Support them in forming the letters in the correct direction, verbalising the sound or number as they write. 



Using some clothes pegs - see how many you can peg onto a bowl/cup at home and count them. 

Support the children in using their index finger and thumb to open the pegs. 

You could also write number of letters on the pegs for children to match to a piece of paper.



​​​​You have some cutting skills sheets in your home learning pack. You can use these to develop your cutting using both hands - one to hold the paper and one for the scissors. You can also draw faces on toilet roll tubes and cut fun hairstyles into them using scissors. 


Any Duplo, Lego or building blocks activities will help develop fine motor skills, hand eye co-ordination, grip strength and imagination. Develop the children's vocabulary and language, encouraging key words such as numbers, colours and prepositions (on, under, above, next to etc.) whilst playing. 


Cheerios/bead on spaghetti - a simple way of developing fine motor skills, which can then be used as a maths activity showing 1:1 correspondents counting 1 cheerio to match number 1 etc.  



Threading pipe cleaners through a colander is fun and can create some lovely patterns. This can be developed to encourage the children to request specific colours when they are threading. 

Week - 15th June

We are focus on the story - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. 

You can read this story at home, or click the link below and listen to the story being read to you.

Other Stories

Below are some other stories that you could read or listen to this week, linking to our story. 



The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale The Snail and the Whale, a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldso...

Project - Water Vehicles

We are still thinking about vehicles this week but ones that travel on water.

How many different ones can you think of?

Open the word document below and have some fun completing any of the activities you choose!



Read the story The Snail and the Whale, using the online video, or the book you have at home.

Use the symbols below to match the characters as you read. 

See if you can practice writing the character names in your book, or putting them in a simple sentence. 



Can you write a list of all the different things that snail sees on his adventure with Whale?? 

E.g. ships


a volcano


Challenge:  Can you describe the items using the colours? 

E.g. big ship

shooting start

hot volcano




Can you read the story again. Look at the pictures below. Can you sequence where the snail and the whale went together? 




See if you can make your own snail. Think about the patterns that we have used in Maths and try and recreate this for the snails shell. 



Can you use your snail from yesterday, or draw your own picture of a snail.

Use the symbols below to label the different parts, either copying the letters or cutting and sticking the symbols.




Have a look at the patterns on a snails shell. They are spirals and go round and round. 

Have a go at drawing some spirals yourself. Start in the middle and then get bigger and bigger. 

See if you can decorate and cut your spiral like these. 



Look back at your spiral from yesterday. 

This time draw a spiral again, and see if you can trace the line using paint and a cotton bud or finger painting. 



Have a look at the pictures below. 

Can you count the different animals? How many are in each picture? 







Have a look at the pictures below again. How many would there be if we add 1 more? 

Can you write the number sentence for each picture?

How many snails if we add 1 more? 

   How many seals if we add 1 more? 


How many starfish if we add 1 more?


How many crabs if we add 1 more?



Have a look at the pictures below. How many would there be if we had 1 less? 

Can you write the number sentence for each picture?

How many snails if we had 1 less?


How many fish if we had 1 less? 


How many children if we had 1 less?


How many birds if we had 1 less?