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“Jesus replied: anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”


John 14:23



Learning Objective: Is able to respond to stories, asking questions and making comments. (Listening)


Watch the story of The Bog Baby.  Collect together a selection of twigs, leaves, stones, bluebells and other objects to make your own mini pond.  You could place a small container of water in the middle of it.



Learning focus: Tricky Word Slam


Tricky words are those that cannot be read using Phonics. These are sometimes referred to as common exception words. There are two lists of examples at the bottom of this page. Choose a small number (4-6) of tricky words and practise reading these with your child. Lay them out in a row. Say a tricky word and your child should try to beat you to it by ‘Slamming’ the correct word with their hand. Introduce new tricky words one at a time.


Challenge: Include a red herring. Say a word that isn’t in the pile – if children recognise this, they shout out ‘Red herring!’ and win a point. If they miss it, you win the point.



Learning Objective:  Uses everyday language of measures (size, weight and capacity) when comparing quantities or solving problems.


Make a collection of transparent containers, that are full, empty or half full.

Which container is the heaviest or the lightest?  Discuss with an adult why a container full of pom poms might be lighter than a container half full of marbles?


Expressive Arts and Design

Learning Objective: Selects and uses materials to work on processes that interest them. Through their explorations finds out and make decisions about how media and materials can be combined and changed.


 Try your hand at some rock art!  This activity requires lots of imagination and creativity.  Perhaps you could take a walk to the beach and create some rock art to leave behind for other people to enjoy on their daily walks.  Remember to take a photo of it.