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A little, red boat is launched. We don't know who by or where but it sets off on a journey. In this animation the boat is the main character.  As the boat travels on its journey it sees some amazing sites. The boat gets tossed and turned by the weather, it gets caught up in a war and becomes a floating wreck. 


Please find below some ideas of questions which support looking at the video deeper and how it may link to themselves during lockdown. There are also lots of other ideas on the different pages. 


The boat represents each child and the journey they have travelled through this period of lockdown.

· What were they like when they started? How did they feel?

· What are some of the things that have happened to them on the journey?

· How have those experiences affected the boat?

· What has damaged the boat?

· What has helped the boat?

· Who or what has made the journey difficult or easier?

· What are the conditions/different weather the boat went through?

· Did the boat give up?

· How did the boat become stronger?

· Who or what helped?

· What might happen next?

· Could the boat have done anything differently?

"Little Boat" by Nelson Boles | Disney Favorite

A beautifully crafted short film about the journey of a little boat finding struggles, hardship and acts of humanity and kindness.

Make a sail boat picture using potato printing!


Jelly boats - very yummy!


Can you draw a picture of yourself and all of the people you would have in your boat?

We are now going to look at the story of the Naughty Bus! Please find below different videos telling the story, hope you enjoy it!

Naughty Bus narrated by Mrs Harrison

Naughty Bus

Could you paint your own London Bus like in the story?

Practise adding your doubles by playing this fantastic game with a grown up or sibling - use resources like blocks or counters if you need them to help you


Could you make up your own naughty bus story? Maybe a naughty plane or a naughty train? What does it get up to? Could you write your own book over the next few weeks or even make your own animation with your toys like the video above?

Can you find all of the numbers bonds to 10? Remember the video below that we love to watch at school to help us remember them!

Numberblocks - Ten Again | Learn to Count | Wizz Learning

Subscribe to Wizz Learning for more educational cartoons and shows: http://bit.ly/WizzLearn Learn to count with the Numberblocks and the Number 10 as she sin...

Can you make a wanted poster for the Naughty Bus?

Can you sort the 3D shapes? Can you find any more 3D shapes in your house? 

Can you read and add the details to the pictures?

Twinkl have created documents with lots of different ideas how to practise phonics smiley 

In school each of the bubbles created their own version of the Naughty Bus story! Can you spot how it is different?

For the next two weeks we are going to look at the story 'The colour monster'. Please watch the story below, hope you enjoy it! Please continue sharing your learning on tapestry and emails!

The Colour Monster - Read by Sherry

The Colour Monster - by Anna Llenas. Read by Sherry. You can get the book and read a bit about The Colour Monster on our Blog! πŸ’–: https://whatchildrenreallyw...


Use watery paint and a straw to create your own monsters!

Can you make your own rock monsters? Maybe add them to the St John's snake.

Can you fill some jars with different colours?  What colour would a happy jar be? 

What colour would a scared jar be?

Can you go a colour scavenger hunt? Use the sheets below or make your own!

Find below a colour by number sheet, or could you try the one with addition or maybe the sheet where you have to add and subtract!

Mixing colours

Could you practice mixing colours? What happens if you mix red and yellow?

What makes you happy? Draw or write in the bubbles!

Use the powerpoint below to help you explore capacity!

We are now going to look at recycling for the last 2 and a half weeks of term! We will begin our topic talking about how we can help save the Earth...

We will look at saving electricity, turning lights off when we leave a room,

saving water by turning taps off, showering instead of baths, pollution in our seas and the effects on wildlife, litter on the streets etc.

Could you write ideas down around a giant picture of Earth like this one below about how to help save the planet?


Watch this lovely story about a whale who helps smaller sea creatures who are trapped in plastic waste...

A Whale's Tale | Hope Works

A whale helps smaller sea creatures who are trapped in plastic waste. On land a young boy seeks support to clear the sea in his area. Fishermen come to his a...

Can you use these pictures below to start a discussion about what is happening 

Michael Recycle By Ellie Bethel & Illustrated by Alexandra Colombo

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Somebody Swallowed Stanley [Children's story | Read Aloud]

A beautiful story about plastic pollution by Sarah Roberts.

Jellyfish in a Bottle Pinterest DIY

This moving jellyfish in a bottle DIY is a fun, quick and easy craft project to try. All the materials can be found around the house to make this simple toy....