Learning Project WEEK 6 - Celebrations

Age Range: KS1

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

  • Working on Numbots - your child will have an individual login to access this.
  • Write the days of the week on paper and cut them up into cards. Take turns turning over the cards. If, when you turn the card, you have a day that is before or after the day shown you can say snap.
  • With your child, list different activities/chores they have to do throughout the day. Can they order them after making the list? Can your child sort them into the times of day each thing happens in (e.g. morning, afternoon, night etc)?
  • Write the months of the year on separate pieces of paper and mix them up. Can your child order them correctly?

Using a clock in your house practise telling the time with your child to the nearest hour, half hour, 15 minute intervals and 5 minutes intervals.

  • Encourage your child to learn the rhyme ‘A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea’. Click here for a video of the rhyme and lyrics. Can your child perform this rhyme by heart?
  • Task your child with building an ‘Under the Sea’ themed reading den. Can they find some sea-themed books to cosy up with and share in there?
  • Ask your child to make a sea-themed bookmark. They could take inspiration from ‘Sharing a Shell’ or ‘The Snail and the Whale’.
  • Your child could read a story/poem/nursery rhyme to another family member. This could be to a younger sibling before bedtime or they may wish to Facetime an elderley relative (with adult supervision of course).

Read along with ‘There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’ or listen to ‘How the Whale got his Throat’. Ask your child to retell one story by drawing a comic strip of the events.

Weekly Phonics/Spellings

Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Can your child list words that they associate with the sea? Following this, ask your child to identify words that rhyme with these

Ask your child to:

  • Visit a desert island here. Ask your child to write a message in a bottle. What can they see, hear, feel, taste and smell? Why not roll the message up and pop it in a plastic bottle for the reading den?
  • Task your child with planning the perfect beach trip. Ask them to draw and label all of the things that they would pack including a picnic. Who would they take? What games would they play? How much time would they spend in the sea?

Speak to your child about all of the things that make them happy or all of the things that they’re grateful for

  • Ask them to record these in a list.
  • Help your child to create a fact file about the endangered Sea Turtle. Can they find out about its appearance, its diet and its habitat? This link may help. Thursday- Using a clock in your house practise telling the time with your child to the nearest hour, half hour, 15 minute intervals and 5 minutes intervals. Following this, your child could draw a detailed sketch of the Sea Turtle.

Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Lighthouse. Or, Your child could design a beach safety poster. What tips would they give beachgoers for staying safe at the seaside?




Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: Under The Sea

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about life in and around the sea. Learning may focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that occupy our oceans, their habitats and how human beings affect this environment.


Guess Who?- Ask your child to write fact cards about animals from under the sea. They can use books or websites to find out about the appearance, habitat and diet of each creature. After this, play a game of ‘Guess Who?’ using the cards and yes/no questions.


Junk Modelling- Using junk or recycling materials from around the home, ask your child to design and make a Sea Turtle. Your child may wish to make another sea creature after this. Share your creations on Twitter using #TheLearningProjects.


Put Your Goggles On- Your child can visit this website and watch a live stream of a tropical reef. Whilst watching, ask them to sketch all of the animals that they can see. Remind them to look at the shapes and patterns on each creature and to include these in their sketches.


How do Humans Affect the Sea?- Is your child aware of all of the ways that humans affect the sea and the living things within it? Talk about and investigate the impact that human beings have on the sea. Think about fishing, transport and pollution. Create a poster or information report.


The Oceans of the World- Using an atlas or the web ask your child to identify the world’s oceans. Year 1 children may need some support with this. Can they find out what animals live in each ocean? This game allows your child to practise naming and locating the oceans.