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Christopher Reeves VA Primary School

Chellington Church of England Federation

Acorn Home Learning

Acorn Homework Tasks – Week beginning 1.6.20

All Creatures Great and Small - Minibeasts

  • Daily reading, share books from home.
  • Phonics:

This week we will be learning the letter sound ‘or. Can you practice reading, writing and spelling the following words:for fork cord cork sort born worn fort torn cornet.

We will also be learning the keywords: now came oh about     


  • Tasks to be completed in Acorn Homework Book:
  • Literacy:

- Talk to your grown-ups about how to take care of minibeasts. How do you hold them? What do you do with them when you have finished holding them? What do we have to do after holding minibeasts? Can you write some instructions or make a poster to tell everyone what to do?

- How many minibeasts can you think of? Write a list of their names. I will give a star on your chart if you can write them in alphabetical order, you can have help from a grown up or maybe you can use an alphabet flashcard to help you do it independently.


  • Mathematics:
  • Go to to access some mathematical activities aimed at Reception. Click on the tab - Home Learning - Early Years - Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1 June).
  • Can you keep a tally chart of the different minibeasts you find on your bug hunt? Write the total number of each type of bug. Is it a one or two-digit number?
  • We will be looking at doubles this week. Double is the same as “two lots of” You could draw a ladybird, roll a dice (4) and put the correct number of spots on one side (4).  How many spots would the ladybird have if you put the same number of spots on the other side? (4). Double 4 is 8. Can you write it as a number sentence? 4+4 =8. Repeat for different numbers.


  • Topic: Space
  • Go on a minibeast hunt and take photos of the things you find and upload them to Tapestry.
  • Make some salt dough and create your own model minibeasts. Cook them in the oven and paint them when they are cooled.
  • Use natural materials to make a habitat for your favourite minibeasts, eg, twigs, cut grass, leaves, flower petals etc.


  • Religious Education:

This term our theme is based around the question:

Which stories are specially valued and why? You could share your favourite story and talk about why it is special to you. Christians have a special book called the bible, it helps them to understand God. If you have a children’s bible you may want to share a story from that too. You could draw a picture from either of the stories you listened to.

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