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So this is the last day of learning that will be on the website until after Easter. All of the videos are saved on here for you to watch so if you need a bedtime story you can get one from here. On Friday evening I will add the video about your bedtime story choice so please check back in for that. 


Also there are lots of ideas that you could use on different websites including the BBC if you want some learning action over the holidays. But there is no expectation that you do this learning.

Here is some STEM that looks like fun but there is no need to do this! 

Please have a lovely break and relax.


Friday 3rd April 2020

Cracking Fun!

Have you ever taken part in an ‘Egg and Spoon Race?’ Find some family members to take part. (The rule is to balance an egg or similarly shaped item upon a spoon and race with it to the finishing line) Your grown ups can decide on the prize: it could be an Easter Egg or a day of wearing PJs all day!


3rd April 2020

Traditional celebration: Talk to an adult and ask about any traditional celebrations you may have as a family. Why do you celebrate them? How do you celebrate them and when? Do you have to wear different clothes and eat different food? Could you record this in a picture or piece of writing


3rd April 2020

Writing: Finish your 'Do Not Wash This Rabbit' story. Making sure you include a good ending that will bring the main characters back together.

You could magpie the final sentence:

'And so they decided to wrap all of the toys in cling film so they could never get dirty again!' But how will you get to it?

If you have already finished then re-read and edit your work. Be Mrs Mills and look for your spellings (key words are in your reading diary), best choice of vocabulary (could you change any words) and the overall presentation. Then illustrate it.


3rd April 2020



Story choice

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Great news everyone, its Thursday! Today I will be adding a new video for you to able to choose Friday's bedtime book. So look out for it! Anyway onto some learning.....I hope your stories are coming along nicely. Plus don't forget if you've started the White Rose Fraction maths you can carry this on.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Using your story map I want you to write the next part of a you story. Don't forget to include a problem..... what goes wrong? What does the rabbit do? An also who helps? In the first story it was Mum, could it be Grandad or Nanny?


A range of openers: Dad decided to..... Just then, Next, Then, When, If, While, At that moment, In the morning, etc.

Noun Phrases (2 adjectives to the noun): grubby, dirty rabbit, bright, warm day, cheeky, speedy bunny.

Subordinate conjunctions; because, if, when, so

Thursday 2nd April 2020 Design a cottage - Compare how a cottage is different to your house. Can you make a model of your house and a cottage?
Thursday 2nd April 2020 

Continue the patterns with this pattern game.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Get active with the Supermovers 


Wednesday 1st April 2020

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope that the books have been fun to listen to. I have enjoyed

making them. I will be adding a video on Wednesday night to give a choice of 3 more videos. I'd love to hear from you to give me your choices.

Wednesday 1st April 2020

WOWEE! I have seen some excellent story maps being sent in. I particularly liked yours Oscar.



Using your story map I want you to write the start of a you story. Don't forget to include a setting description and introduce your characters.


A range of openers: Dad decided to..... Just then, Next, Then, When, If, While, At that moment, In the morning, etc.

Noun Phrases (2 adjectives to the noun): grubby, dirty rabbit, bright, warm day, cheeky, speedy bunny.

Subordinate conjunctions; because, if, when, so


If you are having trouble starting here's a sentence for you to magpie:

The very next morning I woke to the clanging, metal sound of the washing machine turning over downstairs........

Wednesday 1st April 2020 Shape hunt: Take your child on a shape hunt around their house and garden. Look at the different shapes of the windows, doors, and houses. Can they name them? Are they 2D or 3D shapes? Ask them to create a picture of their house or street.
Wednesday 1st April 2020 Draw a picture of your street. Support your child to take a look at the street and buildings around where they live. Encourage them to think about the shape of the buildings and the different heights.
Wednesday 1st April 2020


Today we are exploring indoor ways to stay fit and healthy (and to tire ourselves out)

Wednesday 1st April 2020

If you have online access carry on from the point you reached yesterday


If you don't have the internet look carefully today at finding quarters. To find 1/4 (one part of 4 parts) you can half and half again.

Try it out with some objects to help you. Use even numbers only to start with (end in 0,2,4,6,8) You can use a bar model to help you.


A bar model is sharing out/dividing equally from the whole number/group of objects into the 'parts' of a fraction. Quarters means we share equally into 4 groups. 1/4 means the answer is how many in 1 group.

.  .  .   .  .  .   .  .  .   .  .  . 

For one group we would count one 'box' or part. This would give us:

1/4 of 12 is 3

One quarter of 12 is 3

Try out your skills on these questions:


Mrs Mills reads a story

Bedtime story

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Could you plan the sequel to 'Do Not Wash This Bear' based on the end of the book from Monday's bedtime story?

First make a story map- draw each part of the story with key words or phrases.


A range of openers: Dad decided to..... Just then, Next, Then, When, If, While, At that moment, In the morning, etc.

Noun Phrases (2 adjectives to the noun): grubby, dirty rabbitbright, warm day, cheeky, speedy bunny.

This is an example of a story map (but not for this story)


Tuesday 31st March 2020


The next lesson in the White Rose fraction maths can be found here if you have access to online learning.


If you don't have online access

Today guys we are working on fractions- finding 1/2 or 1/4 of a set of things is an easy way to do this at home.Use anything you have that are the 'same' like pieces of pasta or pens. 

Find 1/2 of different even numbers (numbers that have 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 in the ones column)

What do you notice? You could used a bar model.......



Investigate how they can find 1/2 of different amounts (even numbers only to start). Explain "We write this down as 1/2 or half. The whole number is shared equally into two parts. To find half we count 1 part that is why it is 1/2" You can develop this further by looking at quarters- 4 parts counting 1 part.  


Tuesday 31st March 2020

Well known addresses: Discuss with your child any well-known addresses of book characters/famous people/ historical figures they may know? e.g. 10 Downing Street, The Post Office, Sherlock Holmes, Buckingham Palace, Diagon Alley. This powerpoint might help

Tuesday 31st March 2020 


Take the active learning quiz to find activities and games that suit you on the change for life website.

Tuesday 31st March 2020 My house: Discuss with your child what their house looks like inside and outside? How many bedrooms does it have? Who has the biggest bedroom? Who has the smallest? Ask them to look outside their window and see if they can spot a house different to their own. Can they draw their house? How many windows at the front? How many windows at the back? Do you have one door or two? In a special bag - could you (with adult support) place things that make it your home? Why would you pick those items?


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Whooooooooooo here we go, week 2. I can't wait to share it with you all.

On Monday night we will have story book 2 and I will upload it by bedtime. 

But on to this week.....last week was all about your family. This week it's all about where you live.

Monday 30th

March 2020

Using inspiration from our video story- Molly Maybe and the Monster Mission- what would happen if you had to get something precious from your neighbours garden but you couldn't touch the floor? Could you draw a plan? What would you use to help you? How would you get across and back safely? Don't forget to label it.  

Monday 30th

March 2020

Look at where you live. What can you see outside the window in the front of your house? At the back of your house? What could you find near you? Find a map (google if you don't have one) and see if you can find Redditch. Do they know the name of their street? Can they create a street sign with their street name?

Monday 30th

March 2020

What does each part mean? Do you know who delivers the post? Share a letter that has been delivered and explore the envelope from the front and back. Can you see any numbers on the front or back of the envelope? What do they mean? Who is the letter addressed to? Ask your child to write their address on the envelope. Discuss the postcode and any capital letters?

Monday 30th

March 2020

If you have access to the internet for your child's learning there is a really good follow up sequence for our fractions work here- starting at week 1- There are online videos to show you child what to do. 


For today try this: 

Monday 30th

March 2020

Try a Pokemon yoga sequence to stay flexible.


The Winner is......

Which was our first bedtime book? Click on the video or use this link to find out 

The winning book!

Hi Elm Class!

Mrs Mills, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Cooke and Mrs Hudson are all working away to put the best learning opportunities for you on here. Each day we will add new activities for you to have a go at and new challenges for you to explore. We are an Abbeywood Family and I know you will be lifelong learning from home.


But for now there is a list of websites that you and your families might find useful. Parents there are lots of hints and tips below for you too including things that you can all do together as a family.




All phonics resources and planning are now free


First News- 7-11yrs school newspaper giving free resources and a free digital issue.


All the reading books we have in school in an online library. Just choose your age and off you go.

You do need to sign up but its easy.



There is now a home learning tab on White Rose which we use to support maths in school

This is an American site but the key calculations are the same



There are free resources for parents and children to stay active


These BBC resources help with cross curricular learning but include movement


Outdoors (for those who can safely) EYFS


Lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation


Joe Wicks has recorded various 5 minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children

He is also doing at PE lesson on his youtube channel each morning at 9am.



Songs and activities related to geography



These are a set of American videos but useful to explain key scientific concepts


Sign up for free for lots of amazing science support and clear ideas of how to run an activity


This website has interesting animations and support


Planning/teaching stuff

Plan Bee have produced free home learning packs

Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and

year groups

Huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of

subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.

A new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or

writing ideas