Counting at home

Healthy snack

Whilst your child is working from home there are lots of opportunities where they could practise their counting. I’ve made myself a health snack and have recorded a video demonstrating how we teach counting out at school. I am using the terminology one more and one less when adding to the number sentence. We say that we want to find how many there are altogether, when finding the total.

Food is a great resource to use when teaching counting, as it makes it a bit more exciting and feel a little less like learning (it may also help any fussy eaters try some new foods!)


Phonics Recap

Why not have a go at the game clap, clap, turn around. You can use this video with your child or to become familiar with the rhyme. Hold up the sound while your child claps twice and spins around before calling it out. Remember the rhyme- “Clap, Clap, turn around, I’ll show you the letter, you tell me the sound.”



Helicopter Stories at Home

We love using Helicopter Stories to use our imaginations to make up our own stories! Follow the link for more information on how to access this approach at home-


Watch these videos for some examples of other children’s stories!


Aldi Team GB recipe competition




Aldi have launched an exciting new competition, which I have entered our school into. We need to design recipes that are inspired by Team GB. Your recipe can be for any dish (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert), but it must include features that are listed on the checklist, such as two fruits or vegetables.

If you would like to take part, have a look through the PowerPoint that I have attached and the overview sheet before designing your recipe on the template.

Please send your finished recipes to myself ( or your class teacher, by 8.2.21.

Good luck!



Year 6 Charity Work over Christmas

Lewis in Year 6, has earned his ‘Community’ star on the Year 6 wall of fame by single-handedly collected over 70 tins of food amongst other things that were donated to a local charity ‘The Pantry’ who support people in food poverty.  His stash was collected by them over Christmas.