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Barn Owls Home Learning Week 14 Monday 13th July


School closure task menu Week 14:  BARN OWLS (week beginning Monday 13th July 2020) 

  • Choose from the following activities and complete 1 task from each box daily.  

  • Owlery learners often learn best when they repeat activities several times; so please feel free to do the same thing for several days in a row.  

  • Choose the activities that suit the ability of your child – and feel free to adapt as you think best. 

  • We know children may only focus on tasks for a short time- aim for 10 mins of full concentration, before a short reward (e.g a choice of toys), followed by another 10 min block of learning. Use Job 1, job 2, reward card in the red packs to help. 

Communication, Language and Literacy 




Watch the weekly story every day to start the session: 



Start Maths each day in the same way: 

Use Espresso (Student 6994 Flyer 15) search for Finding Doubles and Halves 

(it’s a video – the children love the characters! 


Draw or paint one of the ocean-going animals from this week’s rhyming story.  Or, you could use 2Paint on Purple Mash.  


Commotion in the Ocean 

Explore the undersea world by discovering what animals lie beneath! After an introductory poem, we are introduced to 16 different ocean-going animals, including crabs, sharks, dolphins and polar bears. A short, entertaining poem accompanies each colourfully illustrated page. 

  • Choose a different animal each day.  Draw a picture.  Write a fascinating fact.  Describe it using a sensational adjective.   

  • By Friday you should 5 interesting pieces of writing.   

The key learning related to doubling is that it is “2 lots of the same number.”  The children need to see this visually and hear it. 

Commotion in the Ocean Doubling! 

Enjoy the poems and on each page count the number of sea creatures you can see.  Double the number!  Write it as a number sentence.     


Listen to Handel’s Water Music.  Does it sound watery to you?  Can you make up your own watery music?   


Join in with familiar texts 

Listen to the poems every day.  As you get to know them pause it and predict what rhyming words come next...  

Teach Doubles with a mirror 

You will need: some small toys – small animals work well, a mirror. 

Count out 3 animals then position them in front of the mirror.  Count how many can be seen altogether including in the reflection.  Write as a number sentence. 3+3=6. 

Try with numbers up to double 10. 

Words that start with the same sound 

Have fun saying words that start with the same sound... like tongue twisters...maybe collect pictures from magazines and comics and stick them onto paper.  A page for pictures beginning with /n/.  net, 9, noodles, nest, nose, nail, neck.  This is a fantastic activity for developing expressive language.   


Double painting 

An activity which is good for visualisation 

You will need: paper (fold it in half), paint 

Open the paper up and ask your child to finger paint 4 splodges on one side.  Close the paper up.  Open it to reveal the double of 5.  Write it as a number sentence. 

5+5=10.  Do some more. 



Play guess the feeling game: 



Handwriting practice 

Practise writing your name!  Use different coloured felt tip pens.  Make it look colourful like a rainbow.   


Understanding the world 

Look at an atlas or a globe.  Or go on the INTERNET.  Identify that the sea or the ocean is usually coloured blue.  There is a lot of blue!  Choose one of 

Access Bug Club using your WONDE key for reading materials which have been allocated to individual children. 


Remember you can do the Dice and Domino doubling activities from last week as well. 



For bits of fun Maths City is set up on  Purple Mash as a 2do 


Self Care and Independence  / Cooking 

Make a smoothie or milkshake. Use a food blender to mix fruit and your favourite fruit juice or milk… yum!. 



 Remember you can always look at the Tawny Owl page for lots of other Maths ideas...  


Practice kicking a ball or balloon with a grown up.  Can you hit a target (e.g. get the ball into a bucket or kick the ball so it knocks something over? Can you dribble your ball around an obstacle course?