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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

Week beginning: 01.02.21

Hello again! We hope you enjoyed doing some of the activities that we suggested on last week's Home Learning page. This week we are continuing to think about 'Winter'.

Craft Activity:

A bird that you might see in your garden in the Winter is a robin. You can tell it’s a robin by their red tummy! Have a go at making a robin by looking carefully at the robin photo.

Can you name the parts of the robin? Can you point to its head? Wings? Body? Beak? Legs? What colours can you see? You could use anything you can find at home to make your robin. Play dough, wax crayons, felt pens, scissors, glue, paper, card or material.

Physical Activity:

Birds can find it hard to find food in the Winter. You could help them by making a bird seed cake to put in your garden.

Click for the recipe and how to make them here!.

Use spoons for scooping and stirring, and jugs for pouring carefully. Use your fingers and thumbs to pick up seeds or small pieces of fruit to put in the bird seed cake. Use your hands to squash and squeeze the mixture together. Try using both hands, is it easy with one hand and harder with the other? If you haven’t got the ingredients for a bird seed cake, you could make cakes for your family instead!

This all helps us to practise our fine motor skills so that we develop more control in our hands and fingers.

Remember to do some physical exercise everyday to keep your body fit and healthy! There are so many different ways you can do this - go for a walk, ride your bike or play football in the garden. You could also try Andys Arctic Workout -  Have fun! 


This week we are thinking about shapes again and patterning.

Let’s make a model using construction toys, like bricks, any size, large or small. Which shapes can you see? Circles? Squares? Rectangles? Or triangles? Decide what you are going to make before you start! Now let’s choose which shaped brick is best for each part of our model. Maybe a triangle shape for a roof, a circle for a head or a rectangle for a car. If it doesn’t work the first time, try a different shape instead. Send us a photo so we can see your models please!

Now for patterning…

We're going to try and make a pattern with colours. First, choose two colours. You could use coloured crayons or coloured cars, whatever you have at home! Make a line, putting one colour down at a time and then swap the colour each time. For example blue, red, blue, red, blue... Now try with two other colours, maybe green, pink, green, pink…

To make it easier get a grown up to start the pattern and then you can carry it on.

To make it harder you could try to pattern pink, pink, green, green, pink, pink…

Or choose three colours to pattern, red, blue, yellow, red, blue, yellow…

All these patterns are called ‘repeating patterns’.

If you enjoyed patterning Click here. for another activity.

We also enjoy watching Numberblocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.


This week we are learning to recognise and write the letters 'd' and 'g'.

Have a go at making your own sound bag using objects around your house. Firstly, find things beginning with 'd'. Pop them in a bag or a spare pillow case. What did you find? A dog? A dinosaur? Can you think of any other words that begin with 'd'?

Now have a go at writing 'd'.  Click here to learn how to write 'd'. You could use felt tips, pencil crayons, chalks or wax crayons on paper, or use your finger in sand or salt.

Later this week you could make a sound bag with things beginning with 'g'.   What did you find? A glove? A grape? Something green? What else?

Learn how to write 'g' by clicking here. Try to hold your pencil near the point between your first two fingers and thumb.

Click here for a letter formation sheet to help you.

Why not have a go at our Phase 1 Phonics challenge.

We also enjoy watching Alphablocks on cBeebies on iPlayer.


Click below to watch our story:

Say Hello to the Snowy Animals