Forestdale Primary School

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Things to do if I am isolating at home

If you find yourself self isolating this half term, please have a go at these...




We are looking more deeply at numbers 1-5.  The children will be learning to count the numbers, finding the right amounts, recognising the numeral, counting actions, recognising the number of dots on a dice and matching the numeral to quantities.  Please focus on these activities with your children using everyday materials at home, for instance the number of shoes by the door.  We will be using Numberblocks on Iplayer as a tools to help us and focussing on each number for a couple of weeks.  We encourage you to watch Numberblocks and find activities to do with that particular number.  You might even spot some of the numerals in your environment!

A link to Numberblocks is at the bottom of the page.




Read 'A Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle.  Talk about what planting we have done at nursery and the journey the seed goes on.  How can we help it grow? How do we look after plants and flowers? Talk about how our 'kind hands' can help. 

Read 'Guess How Much I Love You' by Sam McBratney and talk about who we love and what we do for people we love.  How can we say 'thank you' to people who love us?



We will still be differentiating between environmental/instrumental sounds but also moving onto alliteration and rhyme.  See if you can make some musical instruments using boxes and rice/lentils/pasta or elastic bands.  How do they sound? Do they sound the same or different from each other?  Choose an object or toy and then collect all the items in your house that start with the same sound such as ‘soup, snake, spider, sock, slipper…’. 




Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark