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Can you build a house for one of the three little pigs? Use materials you have at home to build a house strong enough to withstand the Huff and Puff of the Big Bad Wolf.


Once you have built it, ask yourself these questions:

  • What have I used to build this house?
  • Why did I pick these materials?
  • What do I think will happen when I try and blow it down?


Then comes the fun part – try your best to BLOW THE HOUSE DOWN!

Give it all the Huff and Puff you can! Was your guess right?

Please let us know how you got on – send us your pictures or information of your STEM Challenge.

Good luck and enjoy!!


Here’s a video we made to help give you some ideas.



STEM Challenge

Our STEM Challenge this week is to make a house strong enough to withstand the huff and puff of the big bad wolf. Let us know how you get on- good luck and e...


Mental Maths: 

This week we will focus on the number 6.  Ask your child to count to 6. Can they count back from 6?  Using the number cards to 10.  Ask your child to point to 6.  Can they see what number comes before 6, comes after 6?

Using their cubes can they make a set of six?  Ask your child to touch each cube as they count up to 6.  Touch counting is important and shows your child is secure with the number.

You can use anything to make sets e.g. toys, Lego pieces, knives and forks, sweets!

Number Work:

To help support teaching number 6 your child can complete the next pages in your Essential work pack.  The focus is on writing the number 6 and being able to make 6. 

You can use the whiteboard and pen to practice writing number 6. 


Counting Work:

The essential work pack revises counting.  Check your child feels secure touch counting each picture.  Can use their number line to copy down the number correctly. 

To support counting, click on the link below which will take you to a maths site called ‘Top marks Maths’. This site has excellent games suitable for p1.   

GAME: Make 5

To play this game, you will need to get the below page from your 'mental maths activities' in your home learning pack. 

Cut out the cards and watch the video below to see how to play.  Have fun!

Making 5

Turn over your cards and if the dots add up to 5 you keep them. The person with the most cards is the winner.


Ask your child to complete the activity in their 'Essential Home pack' on 2D shape. 

Can they name each shape?  Encourage your child to find shapes around your house e.g. circle could be a clock, a plate etc.


Below is a link to a shape game which will help your child revise shape names. 

The link below is a game which covers both shape and patterns.



Our story this week is…


The Three Little Pigs!

Watch the story below and read along with the Three Little Pigs:

The Three Little Pigs by Dara Goldman - Books for Kids Read Aloud!

♡ Give the Gift of Reading ♡ The Three Little Pigs by Dara Goldman - READ ALOUD Books for Children ♡ ♡ ...


Listen to our Jolly Phonics song below.

In your Essential Learning Pack complete the cut and stick activity for m and d. Look at the pictures, think of the first sound of each word.



Jolly Phonics Phase Two

children good

It is important at this time to revise sounds that have already been covered to keep them fresh in your child’s mind.

Watch this video below for some helpful tips:

Sound revision tips

It's important to revise the sounds we've covered to help keep them fresh in your child's mind. Here are some helpful tips for this revision.

CVC words:

Together let’s practice making some CVC words.

We say the word, stretch the word, chop up the sounds and we find the sounds.


Together we’re practising hen and peg. Then, go on to make bed and bad in your Week 4 section of your 'Essential Work Pack'.

CVC segmenting and blending - hen and peg (week 4)

Practice with me making the words hen and peg. Then go on to your week 4 activities to make your own words, bed and bad.


Now that we know the story of the Three Little Pigs, use the cut and stick sequencing page in your 'Essential Work Pack' (week 4) to put the pictures of the story in order.

What happens at the start of the story?

What happens at the end of the story?


Use the worksheet from your Essential Work Pack (week 4) to cut and stick the sentence, We see the Wolf.

Some clues to help you with this are:

- Which word has a capital letter? (This one comes first).

- Which word has a full stop after it? (This word comes at the end).

Use your initial sounds to help you sound out the words.


Access reading books allocated by your teacher using Bug Club. 


Click on the 'High Frequency Word Books' below for new words and to revise words we have already learned.