Adventurers – Friday 24th April

Good morning Adventurers! It is almost the weekend and it looks as though it is going to be another sunny day! 

I have planned a few activities today if you would like to do them – I would love to see them if you do.

Maths Activity

Today for your Maths, I thought it would be fun to do a bit of problem solving. The problem is based around data handling and recording information.
Earlier in the week, I asked you to collect some information using tally charts. This problem requires you to use that skill (and a few others!)

Have a look and the problem and have a go… 

Let me know how you get on!


Art activity

The images from the video we have been using in English have been absolutely beautiful! I would really like to see if you can create a piece of art based on the video.

 My favourite flowers in the video are when they stand out really bright and vibrantly in front of the black background (if you follow the link of the video and scroll down, you can see pictures of these below the video). 

What are your favourite flowers in the video? Or do you have a favourite flower in your garden or one that you see when out walking? If so, take a photograph and use that. 


English activity:

For your English, I would like you to continue to follow the plans you have made for the story and finish it. Remember to use those paragraphs to show the beginning, middle and end of the story. 


I hope you have a lovely weekend and have a rest. I would love to know about any walks you have been on, games you have been playing or activities you have been doing. Hope you have fun!

Mrs Burton 

Adventurers – Thursday 23rd April

Bonjour Adventurers! 

Today is French Thursday. I will set you a little French activity each Thursday based on what we have been learning previously at school. This week is all about the colours of the rainbow. Below is a link to the colours of the rainbow song that we use in school. I would then like you to draw a rainbow and label the colours in French. I have put a template on Tapestry to help with the spellings. 


Maths activity:

Today for your maths activity, I would like you to have a go at creating an interactive version of your pictogram. You can use a phone, a tablet or a laptop to do this as long as they are connected to the internet.

If you go to the following link, and click on blank template (this will either be at the side or down below depending on what type of device you are using), you can then alter the title and headings by clicking on them and typing your own. You can then click on the pictograph to change the values.
I have posted the one I have made from my results earlier in the week on tapestry. Have a go yourselves and post your results on tapestry if you can – I am looking forward to seeing them!


English activity

It’s story writing time!
Today Adventurers, I would like you to use the story plans that you created yesterday to begin to write your stories. Don’t forget to use the descriptions of the beautiful flowers with vibrant colours that you wrote the other day and try to include the different stages that the flower goes through during its life cycle.

Can you use paragraphs to show the beginning, middle and end of the story and vary your sentence openers? Don’t worry about finishing the story today – we will finish and edit them tomorrow.

Mr Grason also sent some information over about reading. I would love to hear about anything you have been reading. We are currently working our way through the Julia Donaldson collection – a firm favourite in our house!

I hope you all have a lovely day! 

Mrs Burton 

Adventurers – Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning Adventurers, happy World Earth Day! I hope you are all well today – it looks like it is going to be another sunny day!

I have posted some links on tapestry so you can find out more information on World Earth Day and do some activities relating to it if you would like. It is the 50th anniversary this year and they are celebrating climate change. 


Today I have set an English, Maths and a short PE activity. 

Maths activity: 

To play some of the interactive pictogram games on Topmarks. Use the information gained from playing these games to write your own questions based on the pictogram you produced yesterday. 

Give these questions to a family member with your graph and see if they can answer them. 


English activity: 

Today we are going to  write a story based on the video we have been watching over the previous days. The plan is to include a clear beginning, middle and end with bullet points to show what will happen in each section.

If you are struggling for ideas, your story could be about a strong, beautiful flower that is battling the elements and pollution to survive. Or you could use the information you collected about the life cycle of a flower and tell the story of a seed growing into a beautiful flower going through each stage of the cycles. 

There is more information on this on tapestry. 


PE activity:

Roll a dice (if you don’t have a dice, you could make one or use an interactive one on the internet). 

Roll it and if you land on…

1 – run on the spot for 1 minute

2 – Jump twice 

3 – 3 star jumps

4 – do 4 rolls

5 – 5 mountain climbers

6 – touch your toes 6 times. 

Keep rolling! Can you make up your own exercises to challenge members of your family? 


I hope you all have a lovely day! 

Mrs Burton 

Adventurers Activities – Tuesday 21st April

Good morning Adventurers!

Today, for you maths activity, I would like you to use the information you collected yesterday to make a pictogram to show the data. Use a different picture or colour for each category.

If you haven’t collected any data, you can use the following information:

What is your favourite colour?

red – 4

green – 3

blue – 6

pink – 7

purple – 2

other – 4

Have a look at the following link to get more information on pictograms.



English activity:

It was lovely to see some of the information you collected yesterday on the life cycle of a flower. This information is going to come in well when we come to write our stories at the end of the week.

Today, I would like you to choose a flower from the video and describe it. Think carefully about the parts of the flower focusing on how they look (the shapes and colours) and how the flower moves and grows throughout the video.

If you would like, you can create a piece of art to show the flower you have chosen alongside your writing.

Stunning short animated film tells the “Story Of Flowers”

Geography task: 

We are starting to work towards creating a map of our local area but first, I would like you to make some observations about things that are outside your house. 

I would like you to look outside your windows or walk into your garden and draw what you can see. Label the human features (things made/put there by humans) and the physical features (things that occur naturally) that you can see. If you can, use a compass (many electronic devices have these) to draw arrows pointing to the North, South, East and West. 

I am really looking forward to seeing your work! 

Mrs Burton 

Caterpillar Shoes and Funny Feet

Friday’s ideas are all about feet and they are fantastic.

Feet are great for counting in 1’s,2’s 5’s and 10’s.

Hop and Jump.

Feet are great for measuring

Compare your feet with your family.

Find something longer than your foot.  Find something shorter than your foot. Can yu find something the same length as your foot?

Get some paper and draw around your foot. Cut it out and use it to measure things.

Take a look at this beautiful little film.


Ask some foot questions:

How many shoes does a woodlouse need? What about a spider? Does a snail need shoes? What kind of shoes would a beetle like?


Take a look at this website for some wonderful animal feet.

Top Ten Coolest Animal Feet

Go outside with a basin of water. Get your feet wet and make patterns with your prints.

Pop over to Tapestry to see my videos for today.

Happy Learning

Team Sleights

Hop!Balance! Jump!

Now this is a wonderful suggestion for a chalk obstacle course that can be adapted to match the needs of the best balancer and the longest jumper. I am neither so I kept it very simple.

I got my chalk and drew some lines and symbols and made up some instructions for each area of my course. I had to include Hot Lava as this always features in Pioneer Play.

Here are some suggestions and pop over to Tapestry to see the video of my feet!

A straight line to balance on

A zig zag to step on

Dots to jump on.

A hopscotch

Use the features of your outside area too-don’t step on the cracks. Jump on drain covers.

Stay safe.

Happy Hopscotch

Egg Drop – A Story and a Challenge


Over on Tapestry ,You will find a video of Mrs Hann reading  a book called Egg Drop. It is the story of an egg who wanted to fly too soon. While still in the nest, all he thought of was soaring high above the clouds. But we all know,eggs can’t fly so this story does have a bit of a funny ending. 

Once you have listened to the story,you might like to have a go at the “Egg Drop Challenge”. Can you save the egg from breaking? 

Your challenge, should chose to accept it, is to design and make something to protect an egg when it is dropped.

Make it a family competition.
Get a grown up to help you.
Decide where you will drop your egg and from how high.
Remember this could be messy. A chocolate egg could also be used.
This website has lots of ideas to help you but as usual your ideas are always much better.

Simple and Easy Egg Drop Project Ideas You Should Try Next

You could make certificates for the winners: Best Design, Safest Egg,Least Mess…

As always,we would love to see your photographs

Happy Learning,

Team Sleights

Wednesday 8th April – Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Good morning everyone.

The sun is shining again – what a beautiful day!

What a perfect day to have a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Take your favourite toys out into the fresh air, put down a blanket and share some snacks. You could even have a go making a Teddy Bear Sandwich (See Tapestry for more details).

While your outside, look around, what do you see? What is the weather doing today? Are there many clouds today?

Maybe, take some paper and colouring pencils outside and draw things you see, the sky, some flowers, trees or birds.

Sing the Teddy Bear’s Picnic Song while you’re enjoying the sunshine! – see link. Be warned once you start singing it, you cant stop!

Have fun and don’t forget to send us your videos, pictures and messages on Tapestry  and let us know whatever it is you’re doing today!

Look out for tonight’s story on Tapestry – 6pm don’t be late!

Keep smiling – Team Sleights

Happy Holiday Pet Show

Now we all love having a pet.
Perhaps you have a dog. Maybe you have a cat or a hamster. It is possible that you may have a horse or some chickens.
Worms make great pets and I know that lots of you just adore woodlice. Tigers and alligators are tricky to keep as pets and prefer to be in the wild
Some of these can be difficult to handle and you may prefer an imaginary pet, a toy or a brother or sister.

Your mission for the holidays,should you choose to accept it is to hold a pretend Pet Show. Team Sleights will be doing this at home too.
Here are a few ideas:
Make a poster to advertise when and where your Pet Show will take place.

Plan the categories for your show. Here are some ideas:

Pet with the smiliest face
Pet most like its owner
Pet with the waggiest tail
Agility Course/obstacle course

Best Trick
Best dancer
Best singer
Best fancy dress
These are just ideas. As always your ideas are the best.

Make rosettes or medals as awards for pets and handlers.

Someone with a clipboard will need to be the judge.

Try out an app called Piccollage if you haven’t used it before. It lets you collect and arrange photographs and text.
It’s fun for making posters.It’s free.

You could also make a model of your pet from cardboard tubes,fabric and bits.

We would absolutely love to see photographs and video of your Holiday Pet Show.

Pop over to Tapestry to see some videos and photographs for ideas 

Happy Learning