Thursday 14th January

It's Thursday!


Good morning everyone.


There is no live Teams meeting at 9.15 today but I will see your child for live RWI and Mrs Bailey will see them for her Teams meeting this afternoon at 1pm.


My good morning message can be found at the bottom of this page!




Group 4: 9.30 - 9.45 am 


Group 3: 10.00 - 10.15 am


Group 2: 10.30 - 10.45 am


Group 1: 11.00 - 11.15 am 


Today we are also going to be doing ...


Dough Disco


We have included a little booklet in our packs for home which you can work through to get the moves or there are some great dough disco's online that you can follow too.


A song choice today that is right up to date.


Incredible - Gary Barlow


Maths - 'Alive-in-Five!'. Lesson 4 (week 2) - How many are hiding?


Just to remind you when you visit the White Rose website you will find the videos for a whole week.  Today is lesson 4.


After watching the lesson have a go at the game which is at the bottom of the page.


 'Alive-in-5!' Lesson 4, week 2


The key question to ask here is 'How do you know?'  e.g. if there are 2 teddies that can be seen and then there are 3 that are hiding ask your child 'how do you know there are 3 hiding?' 

You are looking for them to apply their knowledge that there must be 3 because 2 and 3 makes 5. 

Some children might say this instinctively, others may need a little or a lot of prompting.



Today you can choose your own subitising song from Jack Hartman's range of subitising to 5 songs.

For an extra challenge the first song on the list subitises up to 10. This requires your child to quickly add together 2 lots of numbers that they have subitised. This is not something we would expect reception children to be able to do yet but there may be some children who can. 


Jack Hartman subitisng songs


Mrs Rogers



Mrs Bailey


Good afternoon everybody! Please join me at 1pm for a short Teams meeting where I will be introducing you to some penguin rhymes for our music this afternoon!


Music – penguin rhymes and songs

I hope you enjoyed sharing the rhymes about penguins on the Teams meeting.


Penguin Rhymes

I have posted them in the files section at the bottom of the page for you to have a go at with your grown up at home.

Maybe you could post a video or audio file of you doing one of them?


I’m a Penguin rap!

Have a listen to the, ‘I’m a penguin!’ rap. You might like to join in with the chorus – it is very catchy! There are a few tricky words in the rap! Maybe you could have a chat with your grown up about what they mean. I bet that they will be very impressed if you could explain it to them afterwards. The rap is full of interesting facts about penguins. I wonder if you could tell your grown up something that you learnt and post it onto Seesaw?

'I'm a penguin' rap


Penguin Dance song

Finally, listen to the ‘Penguin dance’ song. Enjoy singing and dancing along. There are lots of moves to remember! You could post a video of you joining in with the penguin moves on Seesaw!

'Penguin dance' song


RE – The Creation Story

Our RE this half term is to learn about how Christians look after the world, starting with the Creation Story.

Christians believe that this is how our world was created.

Listen to the story, “Wonderful Earth” by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen.

Wonderful Earth

After listening to the story, see if you can remember the things that God created.


Can you make your own “Wonderful Earth”?

You could draw a big circle on paper and fill it with pictures of things that God created.

You could draw pictures of some of the things that God created on Seesaw.

You could find objects and toys of things that God created and put them together in your own ‘wonderful world’.

If we were at school, we would go for a walk around the playground and the school field to see what things we could spot that God created. You could perhaps do this with a grown up and tell me what you found. You could even take pictures of some of the things you found.

I look forward to seeing what you get up to on Seesaw.


‘Lost and Found’ Playdough activities

In the files section at the bottom of the page are some ‘Lost and Found’ playdough mats.

Using your dough, have a go at some of the activities. (There is no need to print them unless you want to!)

I look forward to seeing some of your creations on Seesaw.


I hope you have a lovely afternoon. See you tomorrow morning at 9:15am on Teams.












Files to Download

Contact the School

Excalibur Primary School

Ivy Lane

Tel: 01270 845781
Fax: Out of Hours Club - 01270 845786

SEN Contact: Anna McArdle and Heather Taylor

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