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India Homework


Curriculum Area




* English - funky fingers. Any threading, playdough, shaving foam activities are fantastic to get fine/gross motor activities. More info can be given on this if needed

* Watch / listen / read ‘Star Seeker’, ‘A way back home’

* Be explorers and look at the stars at night, can the describe, caption, name what they can see?

* Looking at videos on the internet about different celebrations within this period: e.g. Diwali, Christmas. Create invitations to parties / Christmas cards

* These experiences/discussions could be a fantastic ideas to produce some writing about what they have seen; for example


* Using counting rhymes on songs. There are lots on YouTube to choose from. The team can help to direct you to any if needed. Focus on them using representing a range of values physically e.g. counting on their hands

* Playing hide and seek with different toys, can they describe the position on the objects. E.g. on top, under, next to.

* Physical addition + subtraction: adding together different amounts + counting how many you have. Focus on language e.g. more + less.

* Going out for a walk and collecting different objects; sorting and counting – e.g. size, colour, amount. Record pictorially + refer back to the amounts


* Looking at photos of different planets, do you think they look hot or cold? Can they describe the planet?

* Look at different planets – can you create a fact file?

* Looking at different natural materials – can you categorise stone, wood, metal etc


* In art we looking at music from around the world – can they listen to a range of different music?

* Prompt children to create different music with their body, different materials + junk modelling

* Could you research into an artist that you like and attempt to copy their style in a piece of artwork of your own?

* Create Rangoli patterns * Listen to music and paint – e.g. Holst – planets


* This term we are going to focus on how we are feeling. Encourage words relating to your own feelings, you could write about what makes you happy, sad, excited and scared

Please record any homework activities you undertake in the homework book you have received from class alternatively you can email any pictures to In the Subject box mark them for the attention of your child’s class e.g. For the Attention of India Class and we will print them and pop them in the book.