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Our Home Learning Diary – Week 4

As the U.K continues with its 6th week in lockdown, we continue with our indoor adventures. This week we kickstart our 4th week of home learning! Here are some of the activities and home learning we did!

Note: #JasperBean is in Reception (age 4-5: EYFS), therefore his home learning is specific to him/his age. I have received permission to share parts of his home learning plan from his teachers.


Our Home Learning Diary - Week 4 Our Body
Learning about our body


  • This week we focused on counting, ordering and recognition
    • Counted to 100 and backwards. Counted from a random number.
    • X less and X more
    • Find the missing number
    • Greater than and less than
    • Ordering numbers from biggest to smallest and vice versa
  • Maths worksheets
  • Sudoku

There are a lot of activities and worksheets on Twinkl and Mrs Mactivity (free and paid subscription).

We continued to utilise TWO great FREE resources that launched last week, they are updated daily and are perfect to supplement teachers fantastic support and work.

  • National Oak Academy– An online classroom and resource hub created by 40 teachers across the country for teachers (and now your kiddies too). It provides 180 classes for children from reception age to year 10 across a range of subjects including maths, arts and languages.
  • BBC BitesizeOnline study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid students in both schoolwork and, for older students, exams. It has now been extended to regular daily lessons that incorporate videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles to spice up their learning.

Our Home Learning Diary - Week 4 Experiments
Science Experiments: Pepper & Soap, Whiteboard marker on a plate with water, Volcano eruption!

Some activities

  • Daily PE with Joe
  • Drawing and painting
    • Created a life-size painting of a boy and labelled the different parts of the body.
    • Created a birthday card for Sir Tom Moore’s 100th birthday.
  • Made 3D fishes from paper
  • Played 1 less and 1 more with a beanbag and our masking tape hopscotch.
  • Science Experiments – we did a few experiments using things we had in the kitchen cupboard.
    • Pepper & Soap – watch the pepper scatter away when the soap touches the water it is in. A great visual way to teach children that using soap will make the germs run away.
    • Whiteboard marker on a plate with water – draw different creations and watch the drawing come to life and dance around the plate.
    • Bubbling baking powder and vinegar mixture = Volcano eruption!
    • “Plastic” milk! – Add 4 tablespoons of vinegar to 250ml hot (not boiling) milk and stir for 1 minute. Strain and soak out the milk on a kitchen towel. Then add colour and put into a mould or shape to leave to dry for at least 24-48 hours. If you didn’t add any colour before, you can now draw/paint on your dried plastic milk! We left ours in dinosaur moulds! Rawr!
  • Inspecting different objects under the microscope
  • Treasure Hunt using our periscope from Learning Resources
Board games
  • Monopoly Junior – a fast and simple game that makes the classic Monopoly game accessible and enjoyable for little ones.
  • Screwball Scramble – a classic! I remember playing with this when I was his age!
  • Played with Tronex Crazy Circuits, a great introduction to electronics, wiring, lights, sounds and touch control. It is advertised for ages 8+ with over 200+ experiments, but #JasperBean had no problem reading the instructions and playing with it himself with a little help from us here and there.

Struggling for indoor activities? Click here for more ideas.

Our Home Learning Diary - Week 4
Inspecting things under the microscope, Water play, Crazy Circuits, Interactive maths, 3D fishes, Colouring in sea creatures
Our Home Learning Diary - Week 4
Treasure hunt, Fish report, Sudoku, Maths, Teeth!!, Screwball Scramble
Our Home Learning Diary - Week 4 Making "Plastic" Milk
Science experiments: making hard milk

What will we get up to next week?

Thank you for reading and until next time…  have fun and happy social distancing!

Love MsMamaBean.

Here’s a quick link to Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 of our Home Learning Diary.

Disclaimer: English and Maths support links and suggestions are part of the children’s at-home learning plan provided by their teacher during social distancing/lockdown. I have only added supplement worksheets, reading and activities to support his learning.

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