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Summer Term Weekly Challenges!

Hello everyone, I hope you had a happy and safe Easter Holiday with lots of opportunities to make memories with your families at home.

As it’s the start of a new term we are going to be suggesting work and ideas for activities in a new way. Each week on here we will have a link for the book of the week, with lots of ideas for different activities. Please don’t feel you need to work through them all! We would love to see anything you make or do. Uploading pictures or videos to Evidence for Learning means our whole staff team can see them and leave you a comment, photo or video so make sure you check back.

You can still use your work from home packs and access any other ideas that were on here previously, which we are moving into either the general or songs and videos section. Additionally each week there will be a whole school challenge and we will also try and add dates of anything interesting that aren’t part of the normal school diary.

Please let Lisa or Stacey know if you have any questions or need support (,

Week Commencing 20th July 2020

Hi Everyone,

Well, what a year this has been! As we get to the final week of the school term we are putting up our last book of the week for you, Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt. This week it is also read by Mrs Douglas. We hope you have enjoyed the books and got some good ideas for things to do whilst you have been at home. It has been great to see so many of you over zoom and gradually coming back into school over the last few weeks, you have all done brilliantly in a very difficult time for everyone.

As well as the last book of the week this will also be our last week as a class group, so we can look back and remember some of the amazing things we have shared this year:

Christmas and the Nativity – great voices in the church

Troy’s birthday parachute game – I have never seen so much shredded paper everywhere

Dancing farmers and playing with mud, oats and many other messy things during the farming topic with Katherine and Reuben sitting in it all and loving it.

Braiden, Dylan and Edward riding bikes and trikes with Katherine and Jake enjoying their lifts on the back

Enjoy your summer and we all look forward to seeing you in September.

Mrs Brown, Miss Carver, Miss Oliver, Mr Pollard, Shannon, Lauren, Miss Jo, Miss Elliott

Shark In The Park – PDF

Week Commencing 13th July 2020

This weeks book is called Meet the Parents where you can think about all the things that parents do for you. The story is also read by Mrs Skillington.

Meet the Parents – PDF

Meet the Parents – Video

Week Commencing 6th July 2020

This week’s book is called Grandad Pot. A little girl is going to tea at Grandads house but keeps inviting new people, how will Grandad cope with everyone’s favourite food? We hope you are enjoying all these books, please keep adding photos and videos to Evidence for Learning so we can see what you get up to at home.
Grandad Pot – PDF

Also, like last week, we have a video of the book read by a member of Ash Lea staff. This week it is Mrs Douglas from Rowan.
Grandad Pot – Video

Week Commencing 29th June 2020

Our book this week is Fins, Fluff and Other Stuff, all about a boy who imagined what it would be like to be made of something different, feathers like a bird, scales like a fish or even bubbles. As well as the activity ideas and the usual link to a book reading on youtube, Mrs Skillington has been reading it for her class so we also have that link for you to see another familiar face whilst you are at home.

Fins, Fluff and Other Stuff – PDF

Fins, Fluff and Other Stuff: read by Mrs Skillington – Video

Week Commencing 22nd June 2020

Hello everyone, its time for a new book again. This week’s book is called We All Go Travelling By. It is a bit of a singalong book about different modes of transport so there are lots of different ideas for you to try and a good one for those who really like their cars.

We all go travelling by – PDF

Week Commencing 15th June 2020

We are starting to see a few more of you in school now and its great to see more of you as things continue to change. For those of you at home the zoom calls will rotate between staff as we are now in school on a rota, one week in school, one week at home. We will also continue to send out book of the week activities, so keep putting photos and videos on Evidence for Learning, we all enjoy seeing what you have been doing at home and remember the weekly challenges as well – this week its to have some water fun.

Our book this week is Giraffes Cant Dance… or can they?

Giraffes Can’t Dance – PDF

Week Commencing 8th June 2020

Our book this week is The Gruffalo. This is a classic childrens book and there are loads of activity ideas based on it. Do you remember meeting the Gruffalo on World Book Day?
We have also included a link to the BBC film of the story.
The Gruffalo – PDF

To keep up with your yoga there is also a wildlife yoga sheet attached so you can practice your poses.
Wildlife Yoga – PDF

Week Commencing 1st June 2020

This week’s book is Groovy Joe – Ice Cream and Dinosaurs, we have put together lots of different things for you to do and we know you will enjoy dancing and singing along with the book just like you do in class. Please keep adding your photos and videos to evidence for learning its great to see what you are doing at home.
Groovy Joe, Ice Cream & Dinosaur – PDF

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

Hello everyone,

This week’s book is Dear Zoo. This has been a favourite in class with several children enjoying looking at the book individually as well as during group work. We have also added a link to a signed video of The Wonky Donkey, which they also know.

Book of the week – Dear Zoo – PDF


Here is a video from Facebook called “Wonky Donky”!

Wonky Donkey (makaton signed version)

Week Commencing 11th May 2020

Hi everyone,

It has been good to see more of you all this week on Zoom and in school.

This week we are changing our book of the week to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which I am sure some of you know. Again we have a mixture of ideas for you to try and remember we would love to see anything you make or do. Uploading pictures or videos to Evidence for Learning means our whole staff team can see them and leave you a comment, photo or video so make sure you check back.

We have also added a link to some free resources based on some of Julia Donaldson and Axel Schefller’s books. They have written and illustrated some of the best children’s books over the last twenty years, you might recognise the names from the Gruffalo, Room on the Broom etc.

Please let Lisa or Stacey know if you have any questions or need support (,

Book Of The Week

This weeks book of the week is – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – PDF


Free Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler resources:

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler Home Learning Packs

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

A beautiful relaxing animation …

Story of Flowers, a breathtaking botanical animation

Book Of The Week

This weeks Book of the Week is – “Egg Drop“!


“Space” – A sleepy Sensory story by Jo Grace, on behalf of Simple Stuff Works.

Diary Dates

No dates yet, please come back later!

Songs And Videos

“The Tiger Who Came To Tea”
Augmented Reality Story – Instructions included

Washing Your Hands & Having A Snack!

Magical Storybook: Classic Children’s Stories – Hansel & Gretal

Short Lego Video
Mr Pollard shares some play ideas for those who love to build!