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Tawny Owls Home Learning Week 13 Monday 6th July


School closure task menu Week 13:  TAWNY OWLS (Week beginning Monday 6th 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: 


Counting backwards focus. 



Create pictures using natural materials – earth, leaves, stones, pebbles and grass Look at the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy:  



Make an under the ground scene.  Use a small cardboard box and turn it on its side.  Inside, make an imaginary underground scene using collage or paint to make a background, then add small toys, or playdough models for the creatures who live there.  Decorate the top edge of the box to look like grass and make a hole to look through. 


The Something 

A small boy loses a ball in a hole in the garden. Maybe something lives there, what could it be? A mouse, a badger, a mole, frogs or rabbits, perhaps even something really scary like a troll or a dragon? Everyone he speaks to has a different idea. Perhaps if he watches and waits he will find out… 

Repeat this activity through the week 

Start with a group of up to 10 objects.  Mode counting the objects starting from the total back to 0, taking away each object as you say the number. You could use a posting or fishing game for this. 



Learn a version of We’re going a Bear Hunt – We’re going on a Hole Hunt.  A range of musical instruments that could be used to make different sounds. 


Join in with familiar texts 

Listen to this story every day. As you get to know the story pause it and predict what happens/comes next... 


Repeat this activity through the week 

Use Chalks in the garden or make big number tiles on pieces of paper to make a line of big numbers up to 10. Practice hopping or stepping forwards and backwards along the numbers saying the names as you go. 



Have a look at all the photos on Tapestry right back to the beginning of the school year.  Have a think about your favourite photo.  What is it?  What were you doing?  Who were you with?   

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 /i/.  insect, itch, invitation, igloo, ice-cream, ivy, Ivy Bank!    This is a good predicator of reading readiness, as well as being fantastic for expressive language.   

Espresso (search Foundation Stage, Maths, Numbers 0-20) 

User name: student 6994 



Understanding the world 

Explore the natural world – mountains, volcanoes etc:  



Practise writing your name.  


Go outside with a large decorating paintbrush and a bucket of water.  Have great fun using large arm movements writing your name on the wall using the paintbrush dipped in water. 

Purple Mash,  maths city 1 in 2 dos 



Self Care and Independence  / Cooking 

Can you help make a sandwich this week – choose a filling and help the adult spread the bread. 



Make a smell bingo game. Find 6 items around your home which have a smell ( e.g perfume, deodorant, toothpaste, cheese, chocolate, orange, soap). Draw a simple bingo card using pictures of these items, or you could place a duplicate of each item on a board. Hide the item in a Tupperware box for the child to sniff -  can they identify the item and “tick off “ on their bingo card? 


Access bug club using your Wonde key for reading materials which have been allocated to individual children 





Practice catching a ball or balloon with a grown up. 

Can you catch from a bounce pass? Can you catch high and low passes?