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Tawny Owls Home Learning Week 14 Monday 13th July


School closure task menu Week 14:  TAWNY 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: 


Know that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.  

Watch this every day to start the session 


Pause the video: point and count with your child. 



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. 

Repeat this activity through the week  

Counting sounds: 

You will need:  an empty tin and up to 10 coins.   

Steadily drop one coin at a time into the tin. As you drop each coin, count slowly.  Take the coins out and put them in a line.  Count them again to show that there is the same number of coins.   


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... 

Repeat this activity through the week 

Dice game: 

You will need: a dice, small objects to collect; Lego, buttons, coins. 

Take it in turns to roll the dice.  At each roll collect that number of items.  Count them carefully. 


Play guess the feeling game: 



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 good predicator of reading readiness, as well as being fantastic for expressive language.   

Espresso (Search Key Stage 1, Maths, Numbers 0-20, Counting, Counting objects) 

User name: student 6994, flyer15 


Understanding the world 

Choose one of the animals that you’ve written about and find out where in the world it lives.  Draw a map of the world and draw it on the map.   


Handwriting practice 

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

Purple Mash,  maths city 1 in 2 dos 



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! 

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




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?