Home Learning

Friday 3rd April

Hello everyone, so glad to see you here again and it’s Friday already!

Let’s begin today with some ‘Spring’ time breathing and talking picture time. Try and find a quiet space near a window with a feather if you can.

PSED : Remember to take a slow breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Blow your feather slowly and gently or the dust partials in the air. Using each hand start at the wrist and stoke your worries away from each finger, try the other 🌈 Take a moment to listen or look out of the window up at the sky. Taking your slow steady breathes notice the colour of the sky and maybe the clouds ⛅️ Breath gently in a steady rhythm. Enjoy the stillness in the moment.

🗣 Talking – Take a look out of your window, or go in your garden or look at the pictures below and tell your grown up what you see. Remember to use lots of nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs to describe all the details you see.
In the garden there are two big, beautiful windmills spinning next to the little yellow flowers’.
Grown ups, ask your child to make another sentence for the same view or picture. (Grown ups – say what you see in a sentence too, have fun using and exploring new words).

Dough Disco – Let’s have some Friday fun boys and girls!
Time to go to the dough disco with Miss Mullen!

Reading -I hope you are enjoying your story books. Choose your favourite story today and tell it to one of your favourite toys ! Use your pictures, track the words left to right, and read some of your key words using your phonic skills. Try also to use your memory to recall the words from the story as you look at the words. Take a look back at the blog and enjoy any of the story links.

Number – counting backwards from 10 challenge yourself and try starting with 20!

20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

This will help with your understanding of 1 less than, and take away 1 is … (point out adults it’s the number that comes before).

Try writing some 1 less sums in your book. 8-1 = 7. Children can use their fingers , objects or a number line 0-10 or 0-20 to help.

Play your favourite sound track (Dance Monkey ?) and make up a dance. Try and choose 4- 6 key movements and repeat them in a sequence to the music. Another favourite, but most of all HAVE FUN !

Don’t forget to look at the videos at the top of the blog page and take the plunge.😉

Happy Friday everyone !


Thursday 2nd April

Alliteration letters keep going children I know you can do it
here is another one to write in your book
Tt : The tiger 🐅 tried to teach the turtle to trot.
Try out Miss Mullens phonics on her blog page can you blend or use the words j-e-t, j-u-s-t, ch-o-p, ch- i- ll, w-i-sh, and sh- e – d.
Watch out for those digraph sounds sh, ch.

Phase 3 sound mat

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Share a favourite book with a grown up or listen to Mr
Littlewood’s version of the Gingerbread man. Which characters would you choose in your retell ? Have you got a different voice too?

Shape, Space, and measure.
Can you measure different objects using a teaspoon. How many teaspoons long is the …. remember to measure from the base and be very accurate. You can record these in your purple book with a small picture and a number ‘of spoons long’ could you use something else? Lay on the floor and ask some one to measure you using a shoe! 👟

Number – Sumdog games/ challenge. Keep chanting those numbers in 1 s to 20, 10 s to 100, and try 2s to 10 20 and even 5 s to 50! Shout out those doubles every time you climb the stairs or wash your hands. “double 1 is 🍏 = 2 🍏🍏”, “double 3 is 🐟🐟🐟= 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟 6” double 4 is 8.

Creative – Create a rainbow 🌈. Please try this on a separate piece of paper to stick into your book with your pens, crayons, or chalks Why not try something new and paint it on a stone! Challenge yourself to make sure you include the rainbow colours in the correct order.

Look who’s here !

Hi Tommy a MME badge is on its way to you for all your learning this week. What a super star.
Enjoy your day Mars!


Easter activities

Please watch the two videos below to find out about a couple of fantastic projects you could get involved in over the ‘Easter Holidays’! Got a question, let the school office know, or leave a message in the comments box. We can’t wait to see your work!

Please remember to follow the Government guidelines and keep your family members safe. Some activities will need adapting at this time.
Try this game during the week and let us know how you get on!

We have more Physical activity fun for you try at home designed to keep you active and develop skills in small spaces. Let us know how you get on and which are your favourites.

Worksop Priory Academy 100 List

More fun activities to try in the next few weeks. Please select your activities carefully and remember to take a photo or keep your evidence to show your teachers.

Download here!

Home Learning

January February March … April !

Hello everyone, great to hear from you keep sending in your posts and pictures.

Let’s have fun this morning and get started with an exercise session and a rhyme time combined.

Please continue with your alliteration letters in your purple books. Here is another one for you to try.
My mum likes to mop. Remember to circle or highlight all the Mm sounds and form your letters correctly

Listen to the story again.

Once there was a boy 👦 called Sam and he was having a big breakfast cereal bar with his sister 👧🏽. Suddenly there was a ring on the doorbell. wonder who that can be. Sam opened the door🚪and there was a tall handsome looking penguin 🐧. ‘Excuse me I’m very hungry he said.

Now talk to your grown up about what you think happened next. Draw a picture 🐧 and write a sentence or two. Remember to listen for all the sounds you hear in words and use your key word spellings.

How did you do with your number chanting yesterday. Today have a go at making a small or big hop scotch to 10/ 20. Throw an object and shout out your number.

Addition dice game – 🎲 parents make some small number cards to 10. Choose 1 number card ( 6 ) then roll the dice 🎲 to add the two numbers together.
Encourage the children to add on from the number card using the spots 6+ 🔵 🔵 🔵 ( dice number) = 9( 6 on the card 7, 8, 9!). Have fun and write some number sentences in your book 📖.

Creative – Have a go at an observational drawing of either a spring flower or one of your favourite toys. Take care with your shapes and size. To make it special you will need to add the details, and take extra care with your colouring.

Look who’s here today !

Home Learning

Tuesday 31 March

Good morning Mars ! Great to hear from so many of you yesterday. Please send in a photo using the school email if you would like it to appear on the blog.

Your purple books should have a good few alliteration sentences in now. Keep going with this and choose your next letter. Here is one everyone can try.
Larry the lama loves licking lollipops! 🍭

Reading – Listen to ‘The Tiger who came to tea’ again. Here is my story for you to read today. Parents you can help by reading each word, pointing out the bold Phase 2 and 3 phonic key words. Mrs Forman’s group I spy some words you know too b-ar, t-all, keep look-ing!

Once there was a boy 👦 called Sam and he was having a big breakfast cereal bar with his sister 👧🏽. Suddenly there was a ring on the doorbell. I wonder who that can be. Sam opened the door🚪and there was a tall handsome looking penguin 🐧. ‘Excuse me I’m very hungry he said.

Learning any new word – Say together : was was was was was was. Close your eyes, say and remember the three letter sounds w a s. Do this throughout your day,will you remember at bedtime? Mrs Forman likes the Peter Rabbit story, enjoy 😉. There are more on the little listeners tab too.

Shapes – play guess my shape using 2D and / or 3D shapes. Collect your shapes and put them in a bag, pillowcase or box. Your child has to hold one and describe it to you, without you seeing. It has … corners… straight edges etc.


Keep chanting those numbers; 1-20 in tens to 100, try in two’s to 20,or even 5s to fifty.

Addition 1+1= 1+2= 2+1= 2+2= Use your fingers or objects to help you if you need to. Can you recall these from your memory?

Now try subtraction (Take away)

1-1= 2-1= 2-2= 3-1= 3-2= 3-3=

Physical – relay runs. Set up a short distance to run to pick up and drop objects into a container. Take turns in your team. Try beating the clock ⏰.

Creative – have a go everyone!

Look who is here !

Well done a great start in your purple book.

Home Learning

Spring forward 30th March 2020

Hi everyone, I hope you remembered to move your clocks forward. ⏰

Purple book – Let’s begin today with your name write. Next I would like to see you write your alliteration sentences starting with your next letter. Take a moment to think of words beginning with your letter. Here is one for the letter F : Fred the frog found a fish.🐸. When you have written this you can circle the alliteration letter Ff.

Online and purple book activities

Phonics – Log on to using the log in username: march20 password: home Have a go at some exciting phase 2 or 3 phonics games!

Reading – 10 minutes of using your login from your purple book.
Key word read – lay your letters/ words on the floor shout out a word and use a spatula to splat them 😀
Alphabet names – SING your song using your alphabet sheet then try it backwards starting with Z Y X … have fun.

Writing – can you make your own alphabet mat with the alphabet sound and / or the alphabet name Aa, Bb, Cc (parents draw a simple grid of boxes in your purple book).

Number – Login: mars2020 Can you say your months of the year in order, January, February etc. Have fun saying them in different voices or as you climb the stairs!

Creative – make your own clock, draw around a circle and write your numbers to 12. Place them carefully in the correct position. Make a long and short hand and decide on a time then add them to the centre of the clock.

Physical – Stay healthy and join in with today’s Cosmic Yoga video!

Try an active challenge – BEAT THE CLOCK⏰ …how many star jumps can you do in one minute, challenge yourself to try other actions, hop, jump send me your ideas and remember to cool down to.

Have fun Mars! Let me know what you have been up to.

Mrs Neal 👍

Home Learning

Friday challenge!

27th March 2020

Hi everyone, it’s our favourite day today Friday ⭐️

In your purple book you will find an alliteration sheet. Have a go at the activities. Please write the sentence – Andy ant ate a lot of apples. Now take a coloured pen and circle all the Aa letters 🐜 🍏. It’s your turn to think of words beginning with Bb👦 🏏 🚲 🛏 📖 and write a short sentence. Mrs Forman’s phonics group – 5 sentences A-E. Mrs Neal’s phonics group – 3 sentences A-C. A Marvellous Me ⭐️Badge is waiting for you, let me know how you get on.

Chant along together

  • Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday!
  • Learn it doubles – double 1 is 2, double 2 is 4, double 3 is 6, double 4 is 8, double 5 is 10, double 6 is 12 …
  • 1+1 makes 2. 2+2 makes 4
  • count in 10s. 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100!
  • Alphabet name and sound shout out in a random order ( use your alphabet mat to point to in your purple book) Aa, Xx, Hh, Bb, Mm, or sing the Alphabet song slowly pointing to each letter slowly to each letter.

Book day – Make a secret story den(under a table!) share a story book and read your book to a family member. Send a photo to the school email to post on the blog.

Cosmic Yoga – Here is today’s Cosmic Yoga for you to try, hope you enjoy it.

Have fun, thinking about you all

Mrs Neal 😍


Thursday 26.03.20

Good Morning Mars and grown ups! Welcome to our new blog!

Thank you to everyone who is commenting and letting us know what you’re up to. Remember to keep in touch and let us know what you are enjoying and if you have any questions. We love hearing from you.

Phonics – log on to using the log in username: march20 password: home Have a go at some exciting phase 2 or 3 phonics games!

Reading – Remember to keep looking at your reading book from your book bag. Have another look at the story ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ Today I would like you to have a go at retelling the story to your grown ups.

Writing – Imagine the Tiger came to your house for tea. What would you make for him to eat? Draw a picture of the Tiger visiting your house in your purple books. Try labelling the picture.

Number – Write out the numbers 0-20 on some paper or card, cut them up and then ask a grownup to mix the numbers up – don’t peek! Then, see how quickly you can put them into the correct order. You could ask someone to time you and then see if you can get faster when you try again.

Creative – Ask your child to show you the ‘Car Wash dance’. Grab a duster, tea towel or a sponge pretend to wash to music – Move your arms left and right, stretch up and down (whilst washing) – walk forward / back/ side. Move your arms in circles around the wheels.

Have a great day Mars, keep in touch!

Mrs Neal 🙂


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