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Our Home Learning Diary – Week 5

Week 7 at home! There have been ups and downs, but for the most part, we have enjoyed spending more time together as a family. We shall hear more this week about how the U.K will tackle the continued lockdown, but for now, we remain growing and learning indoors. This week was pretty special. We ventured out of the house into our front garden for the first time to “mingle” with our neighbours during the 75th VE Day celebrations. As with before, I share with you our home learning and activities we embarked on this week.

Scroll to the bottom for home learning and activities from previous weeks.

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 5 - VE Day
VE Day decorations and celebration


  • This week we focused on positional language.
    • Sat together and discussed what we can see, where it is and used different words to describe where things are.
    • Wrote down different types of positional language and stuck them on trains to place around a scene.
    • Gave instructions on where to place objects. Made mistakes on purpose.
    • Listening to instructions, we both drew what we heard and then compared our drawings.

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 month, 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 5 Eric Carle Art
Eric Carle inspired art from “Mister Seahorse”

Some activities

  • Daily PE with Joe
  • Treasure hunt using positional language
  • Eric Carle inspired art
    • Made a seahorse like the one in Mr Seahorse
    • Continued with the “How do you keep something/someone safe?” theme, we created a triangle tent and painted it in the style of Eric Carle.
  • Researched and drew different animals that have pouches like a seahorse
  • Indoor obstacle course and throwing challenges
  • Footprint art
  • Duplo bowling
  • Planting tomatoes
  • Baking cookies
  • Created and coloured Ve Day decorations. These were downloaded from Mrs Mactivity, but we didn’t have a printer to use that day. So we drew them out ourselves.
Board games
  • Game of Life – a great little introduction to how life can pan out. Experience unexpected surprises related to family, career, and other milestones of life.
  • My First Bananagram word game – a great and simple game to nurture early readers interest in wwordStruggling for indoor activities? Click here for more ideas.
Our Home Learning Diary - Week 5
Certificate from teacher during lockdown!, Throwing hoops, Gardening, Scooter, Peek-a-boo
Our Home Learning Diary - Week 5
Footprint art, Positional language trains, Duplo bowling, Game of Life
Our Home Learning Diary - Week 5
Bananagram words, Drawing, VE Day theme cookies, Kitchen towel origami face mask, Exploring the garden

What will we get up to next week?

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

Love MsMamaBean.

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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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