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“Be still and know that I am God.”

Psalm 46:10



Learning Objective:  (Listening) Listens attentively with sustained concentration to follow a story without pictures or props.

Learning Objective:  Uses their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Writes some common irregular words.

Read up to the page where Stanley is sitting up a tree, (or watch the video) re-read the first paragraph. Can the children remember what ‘stick activity’ Stanley has in the book? Record the children’s talk and ideas by scribing around the picture.

Children to write a sentence about what Stanley turned his stick into.

e.g. “Stanley’s stick was a fishing rod.”




Watch the video of phase 3 sounds.  Adult to say one of the sounds and Imp to say a word containing that sound.  Children to think of words containing a given sound. Children to write a selection of words.



 Learning Objective: · Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.


Children gather a selection of small sticks and count out 20.  Use chalks or charcoal to write numbers 1 to 20 next to each stick.  Adult asks questions about numbers e.g. “I am thinking of a number bigger than 6 but smaller than 8” etc.



Learning Objective: Through their explorations finds out and make decisions about how media and materials can be combined and changed.


 Children to remember what they turned their stick into and what Stanley turned his stick into.  Add something to your stick to turn it into something else, e.g. string to turn it into a fishing rod.