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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Year R - Week beginning 2nd June

Hi Reception, 



Every day you should do: 

Reading & Story Time 




There is also an RE task for this week


Independent learning time ideas: w/c 2nd June 2020


‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson

This week our independent learning activities are based around the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. Our Maths learning is also focussed on this story. Please see the Tapestry video read by Miss Moon or alternatively you can watch the short film on BBC iplayer by following this link



Fine motor, twisting, rolling etc.

-Make your own snail shells. (From Maths learning)

You will need: Wraps, chocolate spread and a knife to spread and cut. Spread your spread all over your wrap. Roll up tightly. Cut into slices See the snail shells! Have fun eating some subtraction snails!

-Make your own cinnamon snail cookies


Geography Maps/ Globes

· Choose one of the places that the snail and the whale visited. Where could these places be? Can you find them on a map/ on a globe with a grown up.

· Imagine you were the snail in the story and you could choose a place to visit with the whale. Where would go and why?



Let’s learn about snails!

Watch these videos to find out more information about snails!

On your walks or in your garden can you spot any snails? Where do they like to live? Can you try and make an appropriate home for a snail in an outside area? Can you spot any slime? What is so special about the slime of a snail? How fast does your snail go?



Keyboard skills

Can you type up a fact about snails? Can you find the letters on the keyboard? Can you find how to do a capital letter?



Writing sentences

-Choose one of the places that the snail and the whale visit – write a sentence for Snail’s diary about her time there.

-In the story, the whale gets stuck on the beach. – Can you write a letter to the school children asking for their help to save the whale?


Art and Design

Snail art work

Can you create some snail art work?