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Terrific Turtles

Home Learning Activity page. 



All these activities link to the overview goals from our topic 'Do Dragons Exist?'.



Choose one activity per day

and please send in any photographs for us to enjoy and share




  • Go for a walk to the park listen to sounds you can hear e.g. Traffic, birds, children or the trees.
  • Go for a walk and think about road safety teach the basic green cross code, public information video on you tube.
  • Go for a walk collect natural (fallen from the trees etc.)Objects to make a picture e.g. stick man or an owl.
  • Go for a walk look at shapes and numbers in the environment on doors traffic signs and number plates.
  • Go for a walk look at letters, words and well known logos and match beginning letter of child’s name.
  • Go in the garden collect stones twigs or leaves to make simple patterns.
  • Go in the garden and do some water painting use old tooth brushes or paint brushes to make patterns or form letters, try doing it on shed or patio slab.
  • If it snows make patterns using sticks or foot prints and maybe count how many small footprints and how many large footprints.
  • Go for a walk and count how many dogs or pushchairs you see.
  • Practise bouncing/catching a large ball.



  • Read a simple story then use questions to check your child’s understanding e.g. how did the bear feel in the night? What was your favourite part of the story and why? Allow time for child to answer in simple sentences.
  • Look for objects that rhyme around the house e.g. mat/hat bed/red chair/hair.
  • Learn the new nursery rhyme “The queen of hearts”
  • Learn the new nursery rhyme “pussy cat pussy cat” both on Mr Tumble cbeebies iplayer.
  • Allow child to make own sandwich practise using cutlery to spread butter, jam or chop ham cucumber etc.
  • Look at different shapes of food you have sort into two piles e.g. circle or not a circle.
  • Sort fruit and vegetables into two groups or sort into colours.
  • Look at size biggest, smallest longest and shortest. Order fruit in size order or socks from different members of the family.
  • Compare weight of objects around the house sort into heaviest and lightest.
  • Wet some spaghetti and practise cutting skills, who can cut the shortest strand?
  • Look at an ice cube what happens when it gets warm? What will happen if you put it back in the freezer?
  • Look at textures around the home look for something hard, soft, smooth, shiny or bumpy.
  • Use bricks to build various constructions add on features such as doors and windows.
  • Use recyclable materials to construct a dragon or anything of child’s choice.
  • Look at sticky kids on internet to learn new dance “music music music”.
  • Allow children time to put on own socks/shoes and coats to promote all those independent skills.