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Hurst Knoll St James'

CE Primary School

Inspiring Faith and Learning for Life


Early Years

Class Teacher: Mrs. K. Marshall (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs), Miss L. Stevens (Fri)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs. V. Shaw, Mrs. N. Crompton

Home Learning- Early Years


Dear Children,

I hope you are all enjoying your time at home and I am sure you are being very good for your grown-ups! I miss you all lots and am looking forward to seeing you all soon.


We are all very proud of you for being so sensible and grown up at this tricky time smiley I’m sure it feels funny sometimes but before you know it we will be back together at school.


Remember to keep busy playing and learning!


Miss Marshall xx


Home Learning activities: 15/6/2020


Our theme for these activities is 'The Little Red Hen.' 


Don’t forget to send pictures of your amazing work to -

Read a Red or Green ‘Ditty Book’. Try and read each day- you should read each story a couple of times before moving on. Can you write a sentence from the story?

Share the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ with a grown up. Ask them to read the book, share the story orally or use the presentation on this page.

See if you can join in with the repeated refrains in the story- “Not I! “Then I will”


Discuss the characters in the story. The Sleepy cat, Lazy Dog, and Noisy Duck are not very helpful! Draw a picture of the characters and have a go at making a speech bubble. What might they say? “Not I, I am tired!” “Not I, I am busy!”

You can sound the words out or ask a grown up to scribe.

Being a good friend- Think about the characters in the story and why they were not very good friends. What could they have done differently? What makes a good friend? Draw around your hand, or your body on a big piece of paper, and think of all the things that make you a good friend. Write your ideas inside.

Make a story board for ‘The Little Red Hen.’ Fold your paper into six and then lay it out flat on the table. You now have 6 sections to tell your story in parts. Draw a picture and write a caption for each part. Don’t forget to send us a picture of your amazing stories!


In the story the Little Red Hen makes bread. Have a go at making some bread with help from a grown up.  Here are some nice recipes!

I can’t wait to see what bread you make!

Have a go at making a story map just like we do at school. Draw a simple picture for each part of the story and add simple words to tell the story. Can you use your story map to orally retell the story? Your pictures will help you!

Junk Modelling- Make a Mill just like the one in the story using different kinds of junk from around the house. We like to use cardboard boxes and tubes, and plastic ready to be recycled! Don’t forget to send us a picture!

Sharing with friends- Practice sharing different amounts between friends. You could use 2 teddies and share a set of toys, fruit or pencils between them. If we have 10 pens in total, and we share them between two teddies, how many do they each get?


Please see the curriculum map below which outlines the work we will be completing this year. The list of 'Red words' are key words from our Phonics scheme that you can use and discuss with your children at home.