Monday 8th June

Good morning Hedgehog Class. It is a brand new week and we have lots of exciting activities to look forward to . This week we are learning a new traditional tale, using measures in maths and focussing on developing our empathy skills.  We also have a new list of suggested play activities to enjoy! Last week PP had a fantastic time practising his drawing skills with Rob Biddulph, designing a virus and writing invitations.

Let me know which play activities you enjoy this week and send me your photos to


  • What have you enjoyed doing this weekend? Why did you enjoy it?
  • Was there anything you didn’t like? Talk to an adult about why you didn’t like it.

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE – Discuss the picture of the day from Pobble 365; Like father, like son

Talk about the bullet points below with an adult.

  • What can you see in today’s picture? The picture is called ‘Like father, like son’. What do you think that means?
  • In what ways are you similar to your parents?




  • Share the story of Little Red Riding Hood up to 2minutes 45.

  • Talk about the questions below.

What did her mother tell her to do?

Did Little Red Riding Hood keep her promise and not talk to any strangers?

Who was hiding in the shadows?

  • Little Red Riding Hood is late home and her mother is worried about her. We are going to make a poster to put up in the forest to help find Little Red Riding Hood.
  • The poster will need a picture of her and we will have to write a sentence to describe what she looks like.
  • This is my poster. How have I described Little Red Riding Hood?
  • Draw a picture of Red Riding Hood. Think of a sentence to describe what she looks like. Practise saying your sentence aloud and write it underneath your picture.


  • Practise your spelling with a game of Space Race on phonics play.

  • Watch the video below to find out how to play sentence substitution.

  • Choose a word to finish each of the sentences below.
  • In the dark you put on the .  (lamp, belt, band)
  • My hair is .                         (damp, soft, lost)
  • Join me in the .                         (pool, cot,  keep)
  • Log in to phonics play and have a go at changing one of the sentences.



  • Practise recognising the ur ow oi graphemes on grab a giggling grapheme.

  • The ‘air’ phoneme is another trigraph. The three friendly letters make the ‘air’ phoneme. Practise saying that sound and watch the espresso ‘air’ video.

  • Put sound buttons on the ‘air’ words below.





  • Read the sentence below and draw a picture to show that you understood what it meant.

The zebra sat down on the chair.




  • This half term we are learning about explorers. Share the story walking through the jungle.

  • Stand up and join in with the story. How do the explorers travel in the story? If you wanted to go somewhere very far away how could you travel there?
  • Watch the video below to find out more about different modes of transport.

  • If you were going to travel to the jungle how would you get there?
  • Draw a picture the mode of transport you would use to get to the jungle.


  • Today we are going to think about how other people feel. This is called empathy.
  • Sing the nursery rhymes below.

Incy Wincy Spider

Miss Polly Had a Dolly

Humpty Dumpty

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

  • How do you think each of the characters feel in the rhymes?
  • Do you think incy wincy might feel brave? Why?
  • Miss Polly’s Dolly is poorly. Do you think she will be worried?
  • Humpty Dumpty falls and hurts himself. How will he feel then? What makes you feel better when you are hurt?
  • Little Rabbit Foo Foo doesn’t do as he is told? How is he feeling? Perhaps he is feeling mischievous. Have you ever felt that way?


  • FOXES AND BADGERS – Read pages 1 and 2 of ‘A Dog’s Day’.

  • Write a list of things that you think a dog does to keep busy.
  • OWLS AND RABBITS- Read pages 1-7 of ‘Spots’.

  • Why do you think that the doctor said Mum and Kipper had to stay in bed?

This week’s suggested play activities

  • Use kitchen scales to compare the weight of different objects from around your house.
  • Make your own balance scales using a coat hanger and two containers to hang from each side.
  • Set a timer for 5 minutes and use paper strips to make the longest creature you can before the timer finishes.
  • Make a junk model of the mode of transport you would use to travel to the jungle.
  • Use large boxes or blankets and cushions to make a mode of transport such as a boat, plane or train.
  • Balance toy bricks or empty boxes to try and make a tower that is taller than you.
  • Use different materials from around your house such as an umbrella, a sock, a shoe, a scarf and an empty box. Carry out an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof.
  • Make a Big Bad Wolf mask and pretend to be the wolf from the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Play a game of ‘What Time is it Mr Wolf?’
  • Make a map of the route from Red Riding Hood’s house to Grandma’s house.
  • Learn the dance routine for ‘I gotta feeling’ on Go Noodle.
  • Get outside in the rain and search for soggy animals such as slugs and snails.