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Week 2 Activities

It has been such a joy to read all your stories from last week and see pictures of you learning at home. We all miss you very much and hope that we will be able to see you soon.
Last week we suggested four blocks of 30 minutes for home learning, but for many of you this has been too easy! This week we have a range of new things for you to try. Remember that the most important thing is to stay happy and healthy, there are lots of ways to do this but if you need help or support please do get in touch.

Learning at home is very different to lessons at school. We would love to be there with you right now, but unfortunately we can’t so we have decided to set you a daily challenge to keep you busy! You can complete one a day or all at once (for a super busy day) – it is totally up to you. Some of the challenges will be competitions, some for learning and some just for fun. Please ask your mum or dad to take photos of you either during the challenges or to show us the finished product, and email then to your teacher. We would love to see you getting involved – and we’ll show you what we are up to as well. Good luck!

Monday: Create a collage using knives, forks, spoons and anything else you can find in the kitchen drawers!

Tuesday:  Write numbers from one to fifty (higher if you can!) Colour in the even numbers in one colour and the odd numbers in another. For older children you could colour the multiples to spot patterns in different times tables or create a game to help others practice number facts.

Wednesday: Follow the link to listen to ‘The Reluctant Dragon’ for free on Audible https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B002V080R2?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_cntr-2-5    Maybe you could draw what you think the dragon looks like or write your own dragon story.

Thursday: Beat my baking! Bake whatever you can (buns, cookies etc) using whatever you have in your cupboards.  Share a photo and the judging panel will decide on a champion!

Friday: Follow the link to watch (and learn!) a message and dance routine about the importance of believing in yourself…because you ARE amazing! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-pshe-believe-with-naomi-wilkinson/zjchd6f

Saturday: Create a treasure hunt for your family. You could draw a map or write clues, maybe even have a race. Take a photo to let us know how you got on.

Sunday: Find, watch and join in with at least one PE session from Joe Wicks this week (search YouTube). Make sure you get plenty of photos and send them to your teacher. Are you fitter than the rest of your class? Can you find an alternative exercise video to follow and share with your teacher? Keeping healthy is so important during this time when our normal routines are disrupted.


2YO Nursery Home Learning

Nursery Home Learning

Reception Home Learning


Share a little happiness

At this time it is important to maintain social distancing and this means that many people won’t be able to see their friends and family. For some of your neighbours this may mean that they are living alone or that they are missing doing their normal activities. Your challenge for this week is to make a card (or cards) to brighten someone else’s day. Try to include a picture and an encouraging message, you could write a poem or simply express that you are thinking of them. Ask an adult to help you to deliver your card and make sure you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. A little bit of thoughtfulness goes a long way.



We know many of you enjoy art activities and it is also a great way too express yourself and promote wellbeing.

Why not have a go at learning to be a cartoonist? Pete McKee is doing a weekly YouTube lesson about how to become a cartoonist which you may have seen on BBC Look North, find it here:


The Art for Kids YouTube channel has lots of fun videos to help you re-create your favourite characters and also how to make folding surprise pictures.


Your teachers would love to see a photograph of your art projects, keep in touch through the year group email address (e.g. y2@crossleyhallprimary.co.uk)


Maths lessons

The White Rose Maths hub have compiled a series of online lessons and related worksheets for each year group, these will guide pupils through new concepts and our teachers are available through email to answer any questions (e.g. y4@crossleyhallprimary.co.uk).




Are you enjoying the books on Bug Club? Have you read all the books in the house? Do you enjoy listening to audio stories? All these different ways of reading can help transport you to a world of imagination and fill your brain with fascinating facts. Here are 3 new weblinks for you to try this week that will help to promote your love of reading.

Audible https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Teach your monster to read https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/


Writing activities

Pie Corbett is an English teaching hero of ours and is the founder of the Talk for Writing strategy that we use in school. He is doing a daily radio show at 9:30 which is available online and is full of English games and activities which you can do at home, you can even message live to share your work or for a shout out! Listen out for shows themed around treasure, unicorns, magic and dragons next week. Let us know how you get on through the year group email addresses.



Here are the links to this week’s Pobble 365 English lessons.

Year 1

All about Rainforests https://app.pobble.com/lessons/preview/c8822da6?utm_source=PDF&utm_medium=Download&utm_campaign=The_rainforest_5-6

Fairy Tales https://app.pobble.com/lessons/preview/e414eb80?utm_source=PDF&utm_medium=Download&utm_campaign=Twisted_fairytale_5-6

Year 2

The Rainforest https://app.pobble.com/lessons/preview/47f7732f?utm_source=PDF&utm_medium=Download&utm_campaign=The_rainforest_6-7

Fairy Tales https://app.pobble.com/lessons/preview/5c0c87cc?utm_source=PDF&utm_medium=Download&utm_campaign=Twisted_fairytale_6-7


The Hidden Temple https://app.pobble.com/lessons/preview/fe7e7742?utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=The_Hidden_Temple

Superheroes https://www.pobble365.com/the-vacation

The Mountain Pass https://www.pobble365.com/the-mountain-pass

Floating Citadel https://www.pobble365.com/floating-citadel

The Cave https://www.pobble365.com/the-cave

Lightening Strikes https://www.pobble365.com/lightning-never-strikes-twice



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