Caterpillars remote learning 14.6.21 groups 2/3

Date: 11th Jun 2021 @ 1:20pm

Dear Parents,

Remote learning WC 14th June 2021. 

In March we had a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) week, learning all about the oceans and creatures which the children really enjoyed, I would like to continue this theme this week using ‘The Rainbow Fish Story’.

Resources: Children can use recycling items e.g. empty cereal boxes, plastic bottles, tubs, foil, and craft items (buttons, beads, stickers, foam or paper shapes). You may have plasticine, playdough, saltdough or ingredients to make these (lots of easy recipes online)

All written work can be done in their yellow book. If you’d like to photo or video any activities that’s fabulous! You can send to my email

Daily reading or phonics to be accessed via their reading eggs/fast track phonics logins and passwords

They also have access to Numbots/TTRS, Purplemash,

Or visit Topmarks maths/English online for activities for 5-7 year olds

Theme: The Rainbow Fish


Monday: Read/watch the story by Marcus Pfister

Tuesday: Talk about the beginning, middle and end of the story. What happens and why? Draw/write the beginning, middle and end of the story

Wednesday: Can you find a scene you’d like to re-enact or think of questions you’d like to ask the ’Wise Octopus’?  Write 3 or 4 of these

Thursday: Find all the adjectives used to describe the fish e.g. shimmering (discuss what these words mean.) Can you use these adjectives to describe things in another sentence e.g. The glass stone was shimmering.

Friday: Can you think of other adjective Synonyms (words that mean the same) make a list or use your new word in a sentence. E.g. the glass stone was shiny

Don’t forget to write capital letters and punctuation.

Maths: Daily active warm-ups - Practise 2 x 10 x and 5 x tables across the week (watch BBC Supermovers or Jack Hartman on Youtube)

Monday: Pattern and shape - create colourful 2D or 3D patterned fish, different shapes and sizes.  (you could do 2D on Purplemash art fish template)

Tuesday: Name and describe the 2D/3D shapes you used for your fish yesterday, count and label faces, sides/edges and vertices/corners.

Wednesday: Draw shoals of fish in groups of 2, 5, or 10,  How many in two groups of 2, or 2 groups of 5, 2 groups of 10 etc?

Thursday: Write addition sums  10 + 2 =       or make up maths stories to solve addition e.g. ten blue fish and two red fish were swimming in the ocean how many altogether? Think about number facts to 20/30/50  Show your calculations + =

Friday: Write subtraction calculations  10 - 2 =        or write subtraction problems e.g. 10 fish swam in the ocean but a shark came and ate 2, how many were left? Show your calculations - =

Topic:  Friday 11th June celebrated World Ocean Day –  Dress up in blue any day this week and visit  for a range of activities.

PSHE: Monday  choose two from

Feelings – How does the rainbow fish feel or make the other fish feel at different intervals in the story? Draw some feelings faces

Dramatise and role play the scenes.

Write some feelings words onto fish templates.

What can we do to show how to be a good friend?

Design a friendship bracelet using colourful beads or buttons.

What makes you feel special?

What are your special things?

Tuesday Science; Choose two activities

Draw and label a fish body parts.

Research the different types of fish or ocean creatures and their habitats.

Look at waterproof or reflective materials.  

Create your own ocean tank (diorama) from a shoe or cereal box.

Wednesday Geog:

Locate the World’s continents and oceans on a map. How many are continents and oceans there? Write a list of these. Where is the Great Barrier Reef?

and Art: Create a drawing or painting of the rainbow fish using a variety of resources (ideas online) e.g.

Thursday DT: Make an underwater ‘Rainbow fish’ scene. Make plasticine, playdough or saltdough (if no dough use cardboard or an empty plastic bottle) and decorate a dough fish with craft e.g. sequins, buttons or beads (or even shiny materials like tinfoil and wrapping paper) or Decorate a special box to keep your special things in.

Friday Music: Learn the rainbow fish ‘special’ song (approx time 8:50 into the video) or Disney’s ‘Under the Sea’

Dance: Observe how different ocean creatures move.  Can you be a turtle, octopus, shark, whale, jellyfish, etc. Perform a dance to the music ‘Under the Sea’ from the Disney Little Mermaid Movie. (perhaps you could video your dance for me)



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