Rowsley C of E Primary School
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Previous Work

Week beginning 30-3-20

Physical Development. Moving and handing

  • Experiments with different ways of moving.
  • Jumps off an object and lands appropriately.
  • Negotiates space successfully , adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.
  • Travels with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment

Make an obstacle course in the garden or around the house, they can travel under chairs and tables, jump off cushions (sofas or beds), be creative with whatever you have.  Can they use some of the positional language used in the maths session? 


Expressive Arts and Design. Exploring using media and materials

  • Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.
  • Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.
  • Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.
  • Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.
  • Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.
  • Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.

You can choose one or do both of these tasks

Task 1

Build a junk model space rocket. How far can you make your rocket go? Try throwing it as far as you can and measuring the distance it travels. Draw a picture of your rocket. Write some words about it. 


Task 2

Build a hut for an alien – an alien has landed on Earth and wants to live in your garden. You will need to build a waterproof shelter for it. Make sure that you think carefully about the materials you use and you will need to test it by pouring water on the roof. If the object inside is wet, then you will need to think again. If it is dry, well done, you have made a waterproof hut. Draw a picture of your hut  and write a caption about it. 


Expressive arts and design. Being Imaginative

  • Create simple representations of events, people and objects.
  • Chooses particular colours to use for a purpose.

Make a Sun and Moon Picture– explore warm/hot & cold colours. See PPT below. 


Expressive Arts and Design. Exploring using media and materials.

  • To sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.

Play them their favourite songs and have an indoor disco. Encourage them to sing a long and dance in time with the music. If you have instruments, can they play along to a beat? If you don't, improvise with cutlery, pots and pans etc. 

Monday 23rd March

Personal, Social and Emotional - Making Relationships

  • Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities. Say why they like some activities more than others.

Draw a picture of themselves doing something they enjoy. Get them to tell you what they like about themselves, the activity and why - you can write their ideas around their picture or they can have a go at writing key words down - encourage them to sound out the word for example if they draw themselves playing at the park they may just write 'pk' as this is what they can hear - this is emergent writing and a natural step. You don't need to correct their spelling or tell them they are wrong but write the word underneath so they can see it. 


Tuesday 24th March & Wednesday 25th March

Physical Development, Health and self Care

LO: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully. 

Hopefully they are all continuing with their hand washing and I know they all have a basic understanding of the coronavirus.  Today is about physical exercise and a healthy diet. Our whole class topic session is Space Moves (see below for actions), these will promote physical activity. 

For the healthy diet part , please choose one for each day:

  • draw (and label) 2 or more healthy foods and 2 or more unhealthy foods. 
  • draw themselves eating a healthy meal - you could take a photo and email it me or if you can, print it off and stick it in their book
  • look through your cupboards together and sort them into healthy and unhealthy - discuss that it is essential to have a balanced diet.
  • set up a shop with different food stuffs and they could explain to the customers which foods are healthy/unhealthy
  • help you prepare a healthy meal or snack at home


Thursday 26th March

Communication and Language, listening and attention

LO:Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions

A nice simple one, read a storybook to your child or listen to one online. Can they join in with any parts? Ask them questions about the book, what do they think will happen next? What do they like/dislike about the book? How do they think it will end? Encourage them to join in and ask questions themselves. If you or they can, add some actions i.e. mime sleeping, running, swimming etc.