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What the Ladybird Heard | What the Labybug Heard | stories read aloud

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson. Children's picture book and sound effects made by my little girl. Check out

Topic - Make a nest

This morning on zoom we looked at woodland habitats. We looked at the animals from the Gruffalo story and other woodland animals and discussed where they lived. We then looked closely at a birds habitat. What type of things would birds collect for their nests?


Today, we would like the children to go out and collect items to build their very own bird's nest.


You could even place it in a tree when it's finished to see if any birds come.


Please take photos and put them onto Tapestry. We can't wait to see your birds nests. πŸ¦‰πŸͺΆπŸ‚

Draw your own terrible creature from the deep dark wood

5 Minute Timer with Relaxing Upbeat Music and Alarm! Countdown Clock for Kids, Stress Relief, Fun!

5 Minute Timer with Relaxing Upbeat Music and Alarm! Countdown Clock for Kids, Stress Relief, Fun!We're back with all new amazing and awesome countdown timer...

A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson. Children's story. Audiobook. Read-aloud.

kids story book, read aloud audio book Julia Donaldson"Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a Squash and a squeeze". A goat on the bed and a ...

Storytime for kids Emergency! By Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe

This half terms topic is based on book Emergency by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe

Can you sound, blend and write the cvc words?

Fine motor skills

Getting ready to write

Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing and self and tasks such as feeding oneself, buttoning and zipping. 


In Reception we complete fine motor skill activities to develop, strengthen and enhance finger muscles to allow us to hold and grip writing untensils correctly and be able to manoeuvre them with ease to write. 

Home Learning - Fine motor skills Activities 

Can you write your first name? 


Can you have a go at writing your first name with a pencil? Your name always starts with a tall capital letter and is followed by lower case letters. 

What letter does your name start with? Do you know the sounds in your name? What do they look right? Which letters in your name are tall and small? 

Pencil Control Activity Sheets

If you have access to a printer you could print off the sheets below and encourage children to hold a pencil correctly and follow the lines with a pencil.


If you do not have a printer not to worry encourage your child to use a pencil to draw a picture and colour.