Hazlehurst Community Primary School

Growing Together

Hazlehurst Community

Primary School

Growing Together

30th-3rd April


Maths activities will be added daily


Everyday Maths - complete as a starter activity every day this week 

Listen to songs that help you count in 2s, 5s and 10s

Counting Robot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-cARYvdtB4

Counting in 2s  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyCr0IgbYcI

Counting in 5s - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FaBDqOmiyI

Counting in 10s - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmEe0-_ex8


Do a counting exercise course around the house. Can you count in 2s whilst frog jumping? Can you count in 5s whilst skipping? Can you count in 10s whilst hopping on one foot? Mix up your movements and counting. 


Daily Maths 



Get a collection of small-ish objects, such as lego bricks, and put them in a small container. Close your eyes and let the grown up pick a random amount out of the tub. The grown up is going to quickly show you how many they have and then cover up the amount again. Can you estimate how many they have? Try and make a sensible guess. Were you right? How many more or less did they have than you thought? 


Easier activity idea: Keep the amount below 5.

Challenge idea: Use smaller objects, such as paper clips, to try and estimate a higher value (no more than 20). 



Watch this episode of Number Blocks all about doubling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bot83VxMLqM

Draw a ladybird or butterfly the size of an A4 piece of paper. A grown up will put 5 objects on one of the wings. Can you put the same amount on the other side? What is double the number you started with? What would the number sentence be? 

You can make this a craft activity by using dots of paint and folding your picture in half to print it (see below). Can you make a doubling garden with lots of double creatures?


You could also use these worksheets to help you - 







Easier activity idea: Doubling to 10

Challenge idea: Doubling to 20. Writing number sentences for the doubles. 



Pretend your going on a teddy bear's picnic. You need to share the food between two bears. If you have two sandwiches, how many will they get each? What about if you have 4 grapes? 6 strawberries? and so on. 

You have 5 bears at your picnic now. If they all have 2 crackers each, how many do they have all together? What if we had 10 bears with 2 crackers each? Can you solve lots of different number problems with 2s, 5s and 10s? 


Easier activity idea: Focus on sharing between 2

Challenge idea: Can you create your own teddy bear picnic problem for someone else to solve? You must know the answer!



You are going to be measuring today, using your body! Look around the house. Can you find something that is shorter than you? Something that is the taller than you? Can you find something that is half the size of you? Something that is the same size as you?


Now lie down on the floor and ask a grown up to use some objects to see how tall you are. How many lego bricks tall are you? How many toy cars tall are you? You could use books, pencils - what ever you like! You could even make your own hand print tape measure and measure things around the house! 


Easier activity idea: Measure smaller items such as teddy bears and focus on accurate counting of the objects. 

Challenge idea: Measure a grown up using objects. How many more of the objects did you need for them than you? 




Play these maths games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering - Counting/sequencing in 2s, 5s and 10s


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off - direct section for number recognition 



Phonics activities will be added daily


Everyday Phonics - complete as a starter activity every day this week 

Listen to the following songs:

Boom Shake the Alphabet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emb2yvwAHtc

Phase 3 tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY


Play Flash Cards Speed Trial Phase 2 & 3 on www.phonicsplay.co.uk 


Daily Phonics



Hide some of these phase 3 words around the house or garden (if you don't have a printer, you can write some out and hide them)


How fast can you find the words? Can you sound them out using the sound buttons to help you?


Easier activity idea: Focus on the words containing one digraph e.g. 'sh' or 'ch' 

Challenge idea: Put the word in to a sentence. How many can you find with the same digraphs? 



Can you draw and label the pictures below? Use a phonics sound mat to help you. Which sounds can you hear in the words?

(night, cow, ring, goat, moon, queen)

Easier activity idea: Focus on saying the word and segmenting the sounds e.g. qu-ee-n. 

Challenge idea: Can you write a simple story using the words in the picture? 



Revisit the tricky words from last week. Can you read them? Can you spell them?

Now look at these tricky words all my her was are 

Can you find these words in your story books? Which word can you find the most? 

Practise the words using some of these ideas



Easier activity idea: Focus on a word a day

Challenge idea: Put the word in to a sentence. 



Lay out some different phonics sounds (from the phase 2 and phase 3 flashcards - if you can't print them then try and write them on pieces of paper). Lay them out on the floor to make a word like in the picture below. You don't need to have hoops to jump in. Can you say the sound as you jump? Can you blend the sounds together at the end? Try include a digraph (two letters making one sound, such as oa in b-oa-t)


Easier activity idea: Focus on blending single letter sounds e.g. c-a-t

Challenge idea: Can you blend multisyllabic words such as bucket?




Play these phonics games






Other than 'Everyday Writing', there will only be one writing topic a week. You can choose when in the week you would like to complete this, or you could do a little bit each day. 


Everyday Writing - complete as a starter activity every day this week 

Download the letter formation powerpoint below. Choose 3 letters a day to practise writing. Keep trying until you get it right. 



Practise writing your name with the correct letter formation.


Write your numbers from 1-10 or 1-20, making sure they are the right way around. 


Weekly Writing Activity. 

Use www.getepic.co.uk (or download the app). Log in with the class code edy6808 and click on guest student. There are tons of books to read on here, and lots of audio books/read to me books too. 


Search an animal and find a non-fiction book to listen to about that animal.


Can you draw a picture of the animal you chose, label its body parts and write a sentence about it?

You could do more than one animal and make your own fact book about animals over the week. 



There will be one topic activity each day, focused on a different area of the curriculum. 


Monday - P.E. 

Choose a cosmic yoga episode and see if you can follow it.



Tuesday - Science

Follow the below STEM activity to make a rainbow out of building bricks. Can you figure out how to attach the bricks together to create a rainbow shaped structure? Can you make a big enough rainbow to place in your window for others to spot on their walks? 



Wednesday - Understanding the World/PSHE

Have a look at different families from around the world with a grown up, using this powerpoint:


How are the families the same as yours? How are they different? What traditions do we have? What traditions do they have?


Thursday - Understanding the World/Geography 

Read or listen to 'Emperor's Egg'



Use the Go Jetters page to explore where penguins live. Can you find out some facts about Antarctica?




Friday - Art 

Have a look at the 'Art with Abi' youtube page (Miss Hollis is a friend of Abi!) 


Choose a video and try to follow it! Share your drawings on tapestry.