Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

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Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment


Please find here activities and ideas to help support your child with their home learning.

I shall be uploading various learning challenges for you to complete with your child; which will help to support their overall learning and development.

Please keep in touch via your child's Tapestry journal and upload photos of their learning at home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via your child's learning journal. 

Many Thanks,

Miss Falkowski

Challenge 5

The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Please continue to read with your child often and share a variety of books together. Talk about the pictures, characters and events in stories. Ask your child questions about the story. Can they tell you what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story?

Last week, our Focus Story was 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. The children became familiar with the story, so it would be great if you could recap on the story and see if your child can tell you about it. 

You could watch the story together on YouTube (please see attached links below) and complete some of the home learning challenges linked to the story. If your child has any blocks, duplo or lego bricks at home, maybe they could have a go at building a bridge for the mean old Troll!

Home Learning Challenge

The Three Billy Goats Gruff puppets

Number work 

Challenge 4

Shape Hunt.

Please encourage your child to continue to learn their shapes at home. I have attached printable shape cards for you to use or you could get creative and make your own with your child! 

It would be great if you could go on a Shape Hunt with your child around the house to see how many different types of shapes you can find. You could also set a challenge to find different amounts of shapes, for example, 5 circles, 7 squares, 3 rectangles etc. 

You could make your own Shape hunt magnifying glasses to make the game more exciting. There are examples of theses online or printable magnifying glasses found on the link below.

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy your shape hunt! Please share any photos of your child's home learning on Tapestry. The entries so far have been lovely to see and they make my day! 

Bye for now :) 

Challenge 3

Nature walk. 

If you are able to go out and enjoy a daily walk with your child, you could look for signs of spring together and complete the Nature Walk Hunt attached below. Your child could also collect items to count when you return home, for example, leaves, twigs, stones and feathers. 

Ask your child to put objects into a line and encourage them to practise their one-to-one correspondence by touching each object with their finger as they count. Give your child a set of written numbers 1 to 10 or higher depending on their development. You could make number cards or simply write numerals on individual pieces of paper. 

Ask questions such as: How many stones are there? Are there more twigs or more leaves? Which stone is the biggest/smallest? Can your child sort their found objects into groups? Can your child match the corresponding number card to the correct amount of objects?

Other ideas...

  • Make a nature collage picture
  • Leaf painting or leaf rubbing
  • Stick painting
  • Draw a picture of a flower
  • Decorate a stone 
  • Make a stick man 

Challenge 2

Name writing.

Please encourage your child to practise writing their name often. They can use their name card which was sent home to help, or they could trace over written letters. Help your child to form letters correctly and practise saying the letter sounds in their name. Can they spot any familiar letters in books or on labels? 

Challenge 1

Play-dough making. 

Please see the attached recipe for making play-dough and the numerous learning outcomes from playing with dough.