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Week 1 - 30.03.20



PSHE & Literacy


We think our doctors and nurses are heroes for everything they do to help us! Can you create a picture of a special person in your life who has been your hero and then write about the reasons why? Be as creative as you want with your picture - you can draw, paint or collage (if you have the resources). 


Challenge - Try to use conjunctions in your sentences like: 'and', 'because', 'but', 'so'.


Don't forget to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing!





Pepper and soap experiment: Use this experiment to explain the importance of good hygiene and why we need to wash our hands properly.


You will need:

  • Pepper
  • Water
  • Liquid Soap
  • x2 small bowls


*If you are unable to do this experiment, you can still watch the link below and have a discussion with your children.


What to do: 

  • Fill a small bowl with no more than an inch of water.
  • Sprinkle some pepper into the bowl of water - the pepper should float on the water.
  • Squirt a small amount of liquid soap into another small bowl.
  • Pause the experiment and have a discussion with your children. Explain to them that we are going to imagine that the pepper is bad bacteria and germs, just like the germs we have on our hands before we wash them. Ask the children what they think will happen if they put soap into the pepper water (on to the germs)?
  • You can do this as an oracy (talking) activity or you can get the children to write a prediction using the sentence stem: "I predict that ________________"..
  • Go back to the experiment. Get your children to dab their finger into the liquid soap.
  • Now ask them to gently dip that finger into the bowl containing the pepper and water.
  • Watch what happens! The pepper should move to the edges of the bowl away from the soap.
  • Discuss with your children why they think this might have happened? Remember to link to the germs and bacteria. Explain that germs are scared of soap because they can't survive when soap comes near them. Remind them that this is why it is important to clean our hands properly for 30 seconds to make sure we wash all of the germs away and so they cannot make us poorly.
  • If you did this as a written activity and your children made a prediction - discuss whether their prediction was correct. Then write about what actually happened using the sentence stem: "I found that __________________". 


Challenge - Get your children to write an additional sentence to explain why it is important to wash their hands.


Pepper and Water Experiment.





Can you look out of your window/go out in your garden and see if you can spot any trees?

  • Do they have leaves or not?
  • Are they evergreen or deciduous?


Now can you draw a tree and colour it in, then label the parts of it using the following words: trunk, leaves, branches, fruit/buds.


Finally can you write a sentence to describe your tree using some interesting adjectives?


For example: "The enormous tree has a thick, chunky trunk and vibrant, green leaves".


Challenge - Write a sentence to explain the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees.


Don't forget to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!





Learn and sing along to the song "I can sing a rainbow" (see the link below).


Then if you feel confident enough, perform the song to your family!


Next see if you can spot objects around your house for each colour of the rainbow.










Finally if you haven't already, draw a picture of a rainbow and stick it on your window to show your support for the NHS.





Watch this video and then have a go at making and decorating your own origami bookmarks! 


Challenge - Can you make a farm animal bookmark?


If you do not have what you need for this activity, could you draw/paint a picture of the animals you saw at Jimmy's Farm and write about which farm animal was your favourite and why...

Picture 1

Easy Paper Corner Bookmarks

Learn how to make a Corner Bookmark! Easy and Simple.