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Week Beginning 18.5.2020



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 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson

You can listen to the story here:


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



Watch another episode of Alphablocks and complete the phonics activities below. Can you follow along with the alphablocks and sound out the words too?

Fine Motor Skills


Imagine you are a slithering worm.. How long would you be? 


Cut up strips of paper into long thin strips. Can you cut them very carefully and practise your scissor skills. 


Use the strips to make a paper chain. Take one end of your strip and put a little blob of glue or tape on one end and attach it to the other to make a hoop. Take your next strip of paper and poke it through your first hoop and glue it together. Just like below. 



Keep going until you make a chain as long as you. How many loops did you have to use? 


Can you make a paper chain worm as long as Mummy or Daddy? How many loops did you use to make a Mummy or Daddy worm? How many more loops than yours was it?

Gross Motor Activities


Use the mini beast actions cards to complete some of the below activities:

  • Call out a card and complete the action
  • Turn the cards upside down and take turns picking a card and completing the action. 
  • Take turns picking a card in secret, complete the action on the card, can your friend guess what animal it is?
  • Hide the action cards around your house. Go on a hunt to fund them, after you have found each one, come back to your grown-up and show them the action, can they guess it correctly? Can you find them all? How long does it take you to find them?

Gross Motor Activity



Dancing Worms Science Experiment



You will need:

  • 3 Gummy worms
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • 2 clear cups or glasses 



  • Get an adult to help you cut the worms in half or quarters. Long ways works best so they are long and skinny. 
  • Fill one cup with warm water
  • Fill the second cup with vinegar. 
  • Measure out 3 tablespoons of baking soda and stir into into the warm water. 
  • Stir your worms into the baking soda mixture
  • Wait 15 whole minutes. A grown up can set an alarm for you. 
  • Carefully fish out one of your worms with a fork and put it into the vinegar


Watch what happens? What do you see? Why does that happen I wonder? 


You can add more worms and watch the experiment over and over. 


The Science behind it:

The acid in the vinegar reacts with the baking soda and creates a chemical reaction. The chemical reaction causes carbon dioxide to form (those little bubbles you saw). The bubbles stick to the worms and cause the worm to rise to the surface of the water, pulling them to the top. As the gas bubbles escape the vinegar and burst the worm will slowly sink back down and stop wiggling. 







Pirate ships are a form of transport! There were many types of pirate ships used in olden days. Look at the parts of a pirate ship in this mini book. You can see some real life olden days pirate ships too. 


Can you make your own jar lid pirate ship? Use the lid of an old jar and some bits you might have around the house to design your own pirate ship.

You could use:

  • sticks
  • straws
  • paper
  • pipe cleaners
  • bluetac
  • playdough
  • toilet roll tubes



Can it float?

Has your ship got a mast or a sail?


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