Early Bird


Play Shops!

Choose 5 items and price tag them:

10p 20p 50p £1 £2

Take it in turns with a partner to be the shopkeeper/customer (not working with change).

If you are the customer, can you give the shopkeeper the exact amount (finding the total) that you owe them?

Word Power


Watch the story below.

Then, with an adult, discusss what alliteration is.

Watch the book again. Can you write down as many examples of alliteration that you can find?

Challenge: Can you write the alliterative phrases in your own sentences?


Using chalks (or lots fo sheets of paper stuck together,,,

Use the map below to draw your own giant version and colour.


Early Bird


Comparing money

The crocodile eats the greater (larger) number!

Can you add the correct symbol in between the money amounts below?

£2 £1

10p 20p

25p 38p

£2 and 20p £2 and 48p

66p 82p

Challenge: Can you write your own maths questions in the same style as above?

Extra challenge:

Using money at home, how many ways can you find 66p?


L.O. To use the conjunction ‘because’ to join sentences.


Watch the video and make a snowflake for a book corner!


Early Bird Maths


L.O. Selecting money

The questions below can be answered using real money or by drawing money.

Can you draw the coins/notes to make the amount?

Word Power:


In English, we read ‘Ice Bear’ by Nicola Davies.

Please see link below.

On giant paper, we then wrote and drew as many facts as we could remember about polar bears.

Big Idea:

RESEARCH PROJECT: Find out as much as you can about polar bears and add to your poster from English (in a different coloured pen).

See below a cool video to get you started.

P.s. Here is a photo of a CUTE cub!

WATCH: Ridiculously Adorable Polar Cub Takes Her First Steps Just in Time  for International Polar Bear Day

CHALLENGE: There is a mistake in the video… The lady said polar bears have white fur. Is it white?

Impress somebody at home, using the word ‘hollow’ to help you! (The ‘Ice Bear’ book will help you to remember, too!)


Early Bird Maths – L.O. Adding three 1-digit numbers (are any of the numbers out of the three number bonds?)

Maths – L.O. To count money (notes and coins)

Success Criteria:

I can recognise how much different coins and notes represent.

I can count money accurately so that it adds up to different amounts (£10, £20, £25).

Look at the part-whole model above. The circle at the top of the model is the ‘whole’. It holds the largest number. The whole has parts leading off it.

In the example above, the whole is 5.

One part holds 2.

The parts add up to make the whole.

How many smiley faces would be in the empty part?

We can work this out by calculating:

2 + ? = 5 or 5 – 2 = ?

The answer is 3.

In the worksheets below, your job is to find different ways of making £10, £20 and £25.

You should draw the coins or notes that you would use in the parts of each diagram.

Can you find six different ways to make each amount?

You will need to count the money in the parts to check that it adds up to make your amount!

Word Power: Spelling Quiz (ask an adult at home to quiz you on your spellings!

English/RE – L.O. TO sequence the story of ‘The Christian Creation’.

Today, we learnt about how Christians believe the world was created.

We watched the video in the link below.

We then read the story on the slides in the file attached.

The next job was to mix up the story sheets and order them correctly.

Children used the storyboard template below to create their own version of the story.

Work for 07.01.22

Early Bird Maths

(Revision from Autumn Term 2)

Maths – L.O. Count money (pence)

Work through the powerpoint below. I have attached it as a pdf as well. If opened as a powerpoint, it includes some interactive activities, too.

Then, have a go at the questions in the file below. There are three activities (the questions get a little more challenging each time).

One sheet has some discussion points that you could discuss with an adult if there is an adult free in your house.


In the file below, your adult will find a useful way to explain how to work out the answer to you.

This is a tricky question so you may need some help!

Common Exception Word Practise:

Once you have found the words, pick your favourite three and write/type three sentences, each one including one of your chosen words.

English (RE Week)

Think back to the Parable of The Good Samaritan that you learnt about yesterday. Can you orally retell the story to an adult?

What characters were in the story?

Where was the story set?


In the file below, you will find a storyboard for the first half of the ‘Parable of The Good Samaritan’.

Can you rewrite the first half of the story using the template to help you?


What are Time Order Words?

Time order words tell us the order in which events happen. They allow us to understand the sequence of events in chronological order, from first to last. This is helpful when you’re telling a story or something that happened – whether you’re writing it down or just telling it to a friend.

Here’s a time order example:

First, we measured out the ingredients for the cake. After that, we mixed them together to make a batter. Then, we poured the batter into a cake tin. Finally, we put the cake tin in the oven.’

This creates a full story that you can follow, from beginning to end. The time order words ‘first’, ‘after that’, ‘then’, and ‘finally’ help to bring the events together and tell you which ones happened first, second, third and last.

While time order words can be placed anywhere in a sentence, they’re most commonly placed at the start of a sentence or paragraph.

When placed at the start of a sentence, they’re followed by a comma. For example, ‘Earlier, we went to the park,’ or, ‘In the long run, it was for the best’.

Can you include any time order words in your retelling of the parable?

Perhaps you could start with ‘Once’.

Some examples of time order phrases can be found above.

RE: Make a scroll and safe box!

Think about the message that Jesus taught during the ‘Parable of The Good Samaritan’.

Write the message on your scroll (using the template below).

In the space at the top of the scroll, draw a picture from the story.

Next, use scissors (you may need an adult if the scissors are big!) and glue to cut out the template of a box. Decorate it with something special to you on each side (e.g. your pet, your favourite toy, etc.)

Glue your net together to make your box which will help to keep your scroll safe.

Work for 06.01.22

Early Bird Maths: The work attached is revision of our ‘addition and subtraction’ topic.

Remember: Can you find two numbers that make 10 or two numbers that make 20? If so, add those first!

Maths: This lesson is the start of our ‘money’ topic.

L.O. Recognising money (coins)

With an adult, discuss what you notice about each coin (it would be useful to have the coins in real life, too!)

Count the sides of each coin (challenge: what shape is a 20p coin? What shape is a 50p coin?)

Discuss what colour(s) each coin is.

Discuss the amounts of money that each coin represents. Think about what…

two 1ps would make

two 10ps would make

Which other coins could you find two of to make another coin?

Then, follow the link below to try a money sorting game!


3 star (CHALLENGE) question:

English (RE):

L.O. To introduce the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ and to think about how it is kind to treat everyone equally.

Please read the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’.

Then, if an adult is free, ask them to read the story as you act out each character as the story progresses.

Finally, use a phone if you have one (if you don’t this could be emailed or hand-written) – pretend to be the samaritan. Send a text/email about your day.

You could include:

Where you were when you saw the man

What you thought when you saw the man

What you did to help the man


L.O. To understand that Christians believe that all people are unique and should be treated with respect.

Watch the video below:

Discuss what is said in the video with an adult.

Look at the characteristics above.

Discuss your physical and personal characteristics with an adult. You may wish to discuss their characteristics too. Some of them may be different to yours and some may be the same.

Our characteristics make us unique to everyone else. There is nobody just like you!

Can you think of any missing from the list?

Paper Chain - OTPlan Activity Idea

Cut strips of paper to make a ‘unique paper chain’. Before you connect each strip, write on it a characteristic that belongs to you.

Your paper chain can be as long or as short as you like.

It will be unique to you and when you look at it, it will remind you just how special you are!