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Week Beginning 25th January 2021

Wow! It’s Week 4 of Home Learning

We have been so impressed with all the fabulous learning that is being posted to us sharing ‘Home Learning’. We know that these are very different times and wanted to give you some support/ helpful words to keep you all going.

Think about the language you use to support and encourage your child. At school we use the language of growth mindset, which means praising the effort and process used rather than the overall outcome. For example, “you’re practising really hard to get better at….” rather than “well done, great job.”

Ask questions like:

• What did you learn today?

• What did you try hard at today?

• What mistake did you make that taught you something?

• What could you do differently next time?

Encourage your child to practice and focus their effort on where they need to improve, also encourage them to stretch themselves. Discuss errors and mistakes and help your child to see them as opportunities to learn and improve.

Try to help your child understand that:

• Effort is the secret to getting better at something.

• Difficult is challenging and this brings exciting opportunities to have a go at something new and to take risks.

• Mistakes are learning opportunities and proof that you are trying hard to improve or learn something new.

Finally, use the word ‘YET’ to support your child to keep on trying. When your child says, “I can’t do it” … rephrase and add “yet”. Say “you can’t do it yet” and then discuss whether there is anything you can do to help or whether the activity can be broken down into smaller steps.

Read Write Inc.

Click on the daily links on Tapestry Home Learning Activities.


To access the videos click on the daily links on Tapestry Home Learning Activities.

Three Little Pig Songs

Pig and Wolf pictures


Fine-motor skills – funky fingers

  • Using your own building bricks build a brick house for a pig or a straw/stick house using drinking straws, pencils or any construction toy that you might have at home.
  • Using the playdough you made last week experiment making three little pigs and a big bad wolf.
  • Do some jigsaw puzzles
  • Practice writing your name with the letters correctly formed, maybe you could write it on a card to someone in your family. If your first name is easy then write your surname too.
  • Paint a picture using your fingers or try something different to a paint brush…maybe a cotton bud or a stick.

Gross-motor skills

  • Make your bed each day.
  • Play ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’
  • Go for a walk and see if you can find these things. Blackbirds lunch hunt.

With your grown up talk about each thing you find or can’t find. Make some bird feeders this link will give you some ideas -

  • Get yourself dressed each morning…persevering with the tricky things like buttons.
  • Socks in the box challenge: How many socks can you pair up and put in the box in 60 seconds? Put some unpaired socks about 5 steps away from an empty box or bin. Can you match the socks, roll them up and then throw them into the box or bin? For extra challenge, you could place the socks even further away so that you must run to the box or bin before placing them in it. Try to pair up more socks each time you do it!


When you are doing the challenges, think about how your body feels: Think about what your body feels like before you start your exercising? What does it feel like when you stop? What changes do you notice and why do you think this might be?