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Week 5 18.5.20

Hello, hope you are enjoying the activities set on the home learning?  This week you will need to borrow some money from your family and set up a shop in your house, plus explore your feelings and your mental health during mental health week.  Also don't forget the family science activities and PE sessions.  Look forward to hearing from you and seeing some of your work on purple mash or take a photo and send it on an email.  stay safe and keep smiling.  

Cedars Home Learning Grid   Week beginning:  18.5.20








Get washed, have a healthy breakfast, teeth brushed and ensure you are ready to start the day! Help your family by cleaning your bedroom and your toys away each day.


Technology-free Option

Can you recognise different coins and their values?  Collect a range of coins from your family, look after them as you need to give them back! Can you recognise the different coins and what value they are worth?  Can you put them in order of value least to most, most to least?  Can you describe the coins and play what’s in the bag?


Keep the coins in a safe place this week as you will need them again. 


Online Option

Can you estimate how many objects there are in the pictures?


Technology-free Option

Gather a range of objects, pens, pencils, toy cars, Lego bricks, stones, blades of grass, pasta, rice, etc. Ask someone to put a selection of the objects in front of you, can you guess/estimate how many there are? Repeat with different size objects.




Technology-free Option

Using the coins you gathered on Monday have a quick recap on the values of the coins.  Can you select 2 coins and add them together?  Repeat this with a range of the coins, maybe then try using 3 coins.


Keep the coins in a safe place this week as you will need them again. 





Online Option /bitesize/articles/zjh7mfr Watch the videos on subtracting numbers and then complete the activities.


Technology-free Option

Practise writing your numbers from 20 to 0.

Complete the sheet attached developing subtracting numbers.




Technology-free Option

Using the coins today you will be playing shop.  Gather some things together you would like to buy from a shop, make price labels on them.  You can then use the money you have to go shopping. Can you either use the correct coins to make the required amount or can you give a larger amount and work out the change needed?  Have a go both ways please.  Swap over with your family playing the different roles of shopper or shop keeper.


You now need to collect all the coins you have been using this week and return them.




Online Option /watch?v=9q1dfTOoSrA

Watch the story of Jack and the beanstalk, using the picture clues can you retell the story? 


Now watch Hansel and Gretel and use the story map to retell the story. /watch?v=ELbcakxFvfc


Technology-free Option

 Using the picture cards can you retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and Hansel and Gretel.   

Online Option

Go on Oxford reading owls

and choose a book to read with your parents or read a book you have at home.


Technology-free Option

Using your phonics book from last week and the book you have chosen to read write some words under the correct sounds, can you find 15 words to write with different sounds?


Technology-free Option

Using the scene picture and the list of words can you write a variety of sentences describing what you can see?  Don’t forget to expand your sentences with and, but and because.  As a challenge can you add a sentence with your own view or opinion about something in the picture? 


The scene will also be on a separate document to see a larger version.


Technology-free Option

 Practise singing the alphabet.

You can watch it here if you want com/watch?v=XC6wQQHo8uU


Can you write the alphabet out in order in both upper and lower case letters?  Write them on different pieces of square paper, mix them up and then try to match them together.  If you really like this then turn the letters over and turn a capital letter and lower case letter over, if they match you can keep them, if not turn them back and try again. 



Online Option and Technology-free Option


https://www.letterjoin. Practise your handwriting using the same style we use in school.  Please practise your alphabet, your name and a sentence about what you have enjoyed doing this week.


Log on details   

On an ipad/tablet:

Username- vt4672

Swipe code- A capital L shape starting at top left.


On a laptop/pc:

Username- vt4672

Account password- home




Over to you! Curriculum choices – you choose which to do throughout the week!


Technology-free Option

PSHE-  This week it is mental health week.  It is very important that we look after our bodies and health but this also includes our mental health, now more than ever in these different times.  Please can you talk to your families about things you are good at and enjoy doing.  Then using the attached sheet answer some of the questions. 



Art/DT-  Try this week’s Cedars challenge, create a self-portrait.  Select your own media to complete this challenge e.g. drawing, collage, natural resources.


Science- Try a family science experiment rocket science.  Look at the separate challenge sheet on what to do.  Take lots of pictures. 






Online Option

Computing – /resources/video-lessons

Here is a link for you to look at for how to stay safe online.  You can watch some videos and then compete some fun games and activities reinforcing how to stay safe online. 


Online Option

Music- watch?v=Xk0xIHpep_Q&app =desktop

Look at the link to watch Myleene Klass’s music lesson, it teaches syncopation using the cup song.  There are lots more if you want to explore.

A challenge  Listen to the song, it’s all about doing good deeds.  What good deeds can you do in your house?  Can you change some of the words to create your own good deeds song?


With an adult ask them to help you have a quick game of traffic lights.  This can be done inside or outside.   

Have a look on the home learning webpage for Mr Watkinson’s activity a day challenges.   

Time to talk

Have a look at the PSHE activities set on the webpage.  Try and complete this activity this week watch the video think about some of the points from the video - How did lots of people end up seeing the pictures?  What made Mo feel sad?  How did the friends get help when they needed it?  What did Miss Humphrey say she would do to help?  Then draw your favourite character singing the funny tummy song.


Tummy breathing Sit or lie comfortably and close your eyes. Put one hand on your tummy. As you slowly breathe in through your nose, feel your tummy expand like a balloon. Breathe slowly out through your mouth.  Try this with your family.


Mental Health Awareness Week

18-22nd May


Movement Challenge:

We are asking you to be active for 30 minutes a day, which may include running, walking and cycling, but this does not have to be strenuous.

  • HIIT, Pilates, and Yoga – whatever exercise floats your boat that day.
  • Baking – get your sweat on in the kitchen by cooking up a storm.
  • Gardening – this can be a great workout too!





Random Act of Kindness

  • Pay someone a compliment.
  • Help tidy up (without being asked)
  • Tell someone that you love them.
  • Play a game with a little brother or sister.
  • Save some pennies for a good cause.
  • Draw a lovely picture for someone else.
  • Ask someone how they feel.
  • Share. Say please and thank you.
  • Teach someone something new.
  • Try something new.
  • Give someone a hug.
  • Feed the birds.
  • Clean your room.
  • Plant something.

Art Challenge:  HAPPY HEART HUNT

Let’s blanket our world with LOVE! It’s simple! Just make a heart from any object and tape it to a street-facing window to send your love out to the world. Encourage all your friends to do the same. Then, in a few days, take a family walk (keeping 2 metres distance from others!) to search for

other hearts on houses. How fun it

will be to watch the love grow!



Write/ Journal

  • Chalk a lovely message for others.
  • Write a list of things that make you happy.  
  • Write your worries down – fold them into a paper aeroplane and throw them high!
  • Start a journal. Write down your feelings and thoughts and 3 things that make you happy every day.
  • Write a letter to someone you love.

tell them how you feel and what you

miss about them.


It’s good to talk to others, it helps us to think things through and get it all off your chest! Here are some ideas to get you talking:

  • Talk to someone you haven’t seen for a long time (ask permission first)
  • Look at old photographs talk about : Who, what, where, when …
  • Talk about your feelings.
  • Museum of the world




Me/ Meditation


Everyone needs time to themselves. Choose something that YOU like to do and go and do it!


Mental Awareness Week

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