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Week Beginning 11.5.2020



Click the link below to the whiterose website and there is a short video explaining the activities for each day


This week the activities and ideas are based around the book 'The Very busy Spider' by Eric Carle


You can listen to the story here:


Follow along with the spider activities for each day. You can find them all below. I have added some extra spider maths activities for you to try as well. 



Keep up to date on your phonics sounds and join in with this alphablocks video to practise your letter sounds.


Now you have had a refresher on your sounds, can you work out which letter sound each of the pictures belongs to in the treasure hunt activity below. 


Can you find which letter sound has the most pictures belonging to it? Can you find any more objects in your house that would fit this letter sounds?

Gross Motor Skills


Here are several gross motor activities for Chestnut class to try on a larger than life spider web!

Draw a chalk spider web by writing a large X. Next draw another X perpendicular to the first one. You will end up with what looks like an eight lined snowflake. Beginning in the middle, connect the lines with arches increasing in size to create the finished web. Alternatively, if you want a more permanent web you could use painters tape or masking tape indoors. Hopefully it might look like this:


Now that you have a kid-sized spider web there are several games you can play!


  • Use the web as a balance beam. You could even  try and walk on the lines with a pretend spider on your head and challenge yourself not to drop it!
  • Throw the spider into a space on the web to play spider hopscotch. Try and navigate from one side of the web to the other without stepping on the sticky web lines or the space of the web with the spider in it!
  • Write numbers, letters, shapes, or sight words inside each space of the web. Call out a word, sound or number (whatever you have chosen to write in the web)  and see if you can find the correct space to jump into. You can also toss the pretend spider into the web and see if you can name the letter, number, shape, or sight word that it landed on.


Fine Motor Skills


Keep your fine motor skills moving by practising these activities below.


Did you know that spiders have 8 legs and most spiders have 8 eyes. This fact will help you in your headband craft below:


  • Cut a piece of black paper (or any colour) in half longways. This will help make your spiders body. You will need to wear this as a headband so you may need to do this twice to make it big enough to fit your head. 
  • Cut another piece of paper into 8 long and thin strips. These will be your spiders legs.
  • Get ready to fold! Fold each of your spiders legs forwards and backwards until you get to the end to make 8 crinkly legs. 
  • Lay your headband flat and draw on 8 spidery eyes. You could use chalk if you have used black paper, or may even googly eyes if you have any. 
  • Tape your 8 spiders legs on to the inside of your headband so they hang down. You will have to practise your halving skills to make sure you have an equal amount on each side. 
  • Now staple your headband to fit your head. You are now ready to take on any spidery challenge that comes your way! 



Fine Motor Skills Activities



Have a look at the I Spy Transport picture below. 


Can you name all the different types of transport? 


Pick your favourite mode of transport and design your very own version of it. Draw and colour your picture carefully, make sure you name your new creation! Talk to a grown-up about your design. What can it do? How does it move? What special parts does it have? You can try and label some of the parts on your picture. Send your creations into Miss Scrivener at and she'll add it to your class page on the website for you. 

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