Week 5 – Home Learning Challenge

Hello Planets Class! This week, our blog activities are all related to Valentines Day. Have fun exploring all or some of these ideas at home with your family.

* Literacy *
Can you create a mood board showing things that you love? Think about people you love, places you love to visit, foods you love to eat, programmes you love to watch, songs you love to sing etc.

You might want to show what you love by taking photographs of the things you love and saving them to your iPad.

* Numeracy *
Listen to the animated story called “The Shape of my Heart”.

Can you look around your house and find a range of shapes including:
A heart
A circle
A square
A rectangle
A triangle
An oval

Can you find some 3D shapes around your house? You will be reminded of some 3D shapes by clicking the song below.

* Health and Wellbeing *
Make some heart shaped chocolate covered strawberries like the image below.

Did you give them a thumbs up or down?

* Sensory Play *
Create a Valentines themed play dough using these ingredients. Can you use your dough to create a heart shape? Enjoy exploring your play dough with your senses.

You will need:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1.5 cups of boiling water
Red food colouring
Rose oil

1. Combine the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the vegetable oil and water along with a few drops of rose oil.
3. Add several drops of red food colouring to the water mixture. Mix well.
4. Combine both bowls and mix well.
5. Continue to mix until the play dough begins to form.
6. Knead the dough with your hands for several minutes.

Week 4 – Home Learning Challenges

Hi Planets Class! Hope everyone is doing ok. Missing you all lots and sending lots of virtual hugs.

This week’s blog will tie in with celebrating LGBT month which starts today, the 1st February.

* Literacy *

Below are a few LGBT themed stories from YouTube. Can you listen to a few? What is your favourite?

Giraffes can’t dance


Mommy, Mama and Me


And Tango Makes Three


I am Jazz


Our favourite Singing Walrus have a rainbow colours song. Listen and join in with some of the colours you recognise.


* Numeracy *

Can you go on a colour hunt in your wardrobe and find clothes/shoes/accessories showing every colour of the rainbow? Maybe you could talk siblings and/or parents or family members into doing this too.

If you’re brave enough, go on a local area walk wearing your rainbow colours with pride.

Extra challenge….you could navigate your walk in the shape of a rainbow using Google Maps!


* Health and Wellbeing *

Can you bake rainbow themed cupcakes? Use rainbow coloured sprinkles to decorate similar to the images below, or can you be really fancy and make rainbow buns?

* Science *

Complete the skittles rainbow science experiment, all you need are some skittles, a plate and warm water.

Arrange the Skittles in a single row coloured pattern around the edge of the plate. Pour over enough warm water to cover all the Skittles and the plate itself. Watch and wait as a rainbow appears on the plate, the colours will move towards the middle and create a whirl of colour.