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Puddles Learning W/C 13th July 2020

Hello Everyone.

We hope you are all safe and well and have enjoyed the weekend.

This week's learning ideas page will be sent out via email and Evidence Me. This week's Learnng Ideas will be the final one.

You can find this week's story and singing videos on our Puddles@Athelstan Facebook page or emailed to you if you can't access our Facebook group.  We hope your child has fun trying out these activities and watching their teachers on videos! As it is our final week of home learnng before we break up for the summer holidays we will be doing our Story Time video on Monday and a final Singing Time on Wednesday.  We hope you have lots of fun this week!

Thank you for all of your support and lovely Evidence Me posts!



Puddles Home Learning Pack 


pdfclick here for Puddles ideas and daily suggestions that you can do wth your child at home

pdfclick here for the 100 things to do indoors

pdfclick here for the phonics ideas sheet

pdfclick here for the mark making ideas sheet

Puddles celebrated World Book Day and dressed up as their favourite character.

Puddles enjoyed finding out about the Chinese New Year festival. They tasted Chinese food, threaded Chinese dragons and listened to the story of how the animals are named after each year. This year is the year of the rat.

In Puddles we listened to the story of The Lonely Penguin. We painted, printed and collaged penguins. The children enjoyed looking at and feeling the ice.


Puddles have had a fantastic few weeks getting ready for Christmas. We have painted baubles, made a Christmas stocking and joined in different Christmas activities. The children have listened to lots of Christmas stories and have enjoyed learning new songs. The children had a lovely time at their party and enjoyed a surprise visit from Father Christmas.

In Puddles we celebrated World Nursery Rhyme Week and enjoyed taking part in lots of different activities.

Puddles enjoyed taking part in a range of Pudsey activities for Children In Need. 

Puddles enjoyed a visit from a fire engine. They looked at all the different fire engine equipment with the firefighters. Then watched the flashing lights and listened to the loud siren. 

We listened to the story The Dot to celebrate International Dot day and have had great fun making dots.


This week we have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have been printing with oranges, making paper chain caterpillars and exploring the different fruit in the story. We have also learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly. 

This week we have read the story The Three Little Pigs. We have enjoyed discussing the characters in the story and retelling the story using different props. We have also had lots of fun building and making different homes for the pigs.  

This week we enjoyed visiting the school orchard to look for signs of Spring. We have also enjoyed tasting pancakes and dressing up as our favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day.


We have been learning lots of new information about dinosaurs. We have enjoyed painting different dinosaurs, making dinosaurs using different shapes and ordering different sized bones.


In Puddles we have been learning about the Chinese New Year. We have enjoyed making handprint dragons, dragon dancing, exploring with chopsticks and tasting different food. We learnt that it is the year of the pig and have had lots of fun making pink with the powder paint to create our own pig pictures.  

We enjoyed listening to the story about the Gruffalo. We painted pictures, wrote our own Gruffalo crumble recipes and drew Gruffalo's on the interactive whiteboard. We made patterns on snakes and counted purple prickles on the Gruffalo's back.

This Christmas in Puddles the children have had a wonderful time making Christmas stockings, painting baubles, decorating our Christmas Tree and exploring our Christmas themed classrooms.  The children have listened to a range of Christmas stories and have sang many Christmas songs.  The children had a fabulous time at our party, they danced, played games and ate party food.  We even had a surprise visit from Santa himself.  We would like to wish all our Puddles children and their families very Happy Christmas.

This Christmas in Puddles the children had the opportunity to watch Aladdin.  A panto company came into school and performed their version of Aladdin for our children.  The children enjoyed this expereince and liked watching some of their favourite characters perform in our school.

The children in Puddles had a wonderful day raising money for Children in Need.  They came dressed up in something spotty for the day, decorated buns, coloured in Pudsey Bear pictures and danced around to Jump Up and Dance.

In Puddles we have been reading the story Owl Babies.  We have been using folks in brown paint to create the birds feathers, developing our fine motor skills by feeding an owl 'worms' in our Funky Fingers activity and we have also been thinking about the number three as the story has three owls in it.