Hi Beech Class, I hope you are all well and had a good weekend. I can’t believe we are in February already and have done a month of home learning already. I miss you all lot’s and can’t wait of us all to be back together in class again!

This week, we are continuing our work on Traditional Tales and looking at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.


To link to this week’s topic, I have sorted out bean planting kits for you all to come and collect. There is an envelope with bean seeds in, instructions and then a seed pot. They will be available to collect on Monday and Tuesday from the front of school. Please just take 1 of each to ensure there is enough for all the class. If anyone is having issues collecting, please let me know and I will see what I can do to help. It will be great to see how the seeds get on and grow. I would love to see how they are getting on once they start sprouting!



While you are at school, bring back your old reading books and swap them for some others that are out at the front of school.

Take 3 books in the colour your child is on for the week and then you can swap them next week. Books will be put out every Monday for swapping.

There will be a box to put in used books so we can quarantine them in school.

Let me know if you have any issue with this and I will see what I can do to help.



This week’s meet will be this Wednesday 3rd at 1pm. I am trying to ensure the meets don’t clash with other classes that is why they are at different times.

This week I thought we can play bingo again as the children seem to enjoy it. I thought we could play Traditional Tales bingo. Can you prepare a 3 x 2 grid with 6 of these stories on. You can write the titles or draw pictures like this:

Select 6 from this list:

  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Cinderella
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • The Enormous Turnip
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • The Ugly Duckling

I will give clues about the story and you can cross the story off if it is on your board.

If you have any questions, please do email.



For today’s task can you read this story of Jack and the Beanstalk with an adult? Look out for the characters, the traditional tale language – Once upon a time, fe fi fo fum etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VCpAYajmvo or read this:


Then can you retell the story? You could say what happened or act out what happened with the people in your house. Maybe you could be different characters.

Can you use the traditional tale language when you retell the story?

Or if you would prefer, have a go at completing this activity noting the important features of the story:



CHALLENGE – extra ideas to do if you like

Do you have any fairy tale books or traditional tales at home? Maybe you could read some with an adult.



This week in maths we are looking at counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Today we are starting with 2’s. Watch this video and join in with the counting:

https://youtu.be/GvTcpfSnOMQ Then either:

  • get 20 objects and group them into 2’s and count how many you have in 2’s. Repeat with other multiples of 2 e.g. 8 objects, 10 objects, 14 objects etc
  • or have a go at this: Counting_in_2’s

Just record answers in your books if you can’t / don’t want to print.



Have a go at some of these if you would like more:

Counting in 2s



Have a look at this:

Phonics recap – day 1



This week is Children’s mental Health week. Have a look at the log post all about it.

For today, have a go at peer massage:

peer massage



Have a go at planting your bean seed or your science this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsP3ayN13-A&feature=youtu.be Watch this to see about what plants need to grow.

Look at the instructions on your envelope on how to plant your seed:

  1. Add soil to the pot.
  2. Add you seed to the pot.
  3. Cover in soil.
  4. Water your seed (not too much).
  5. Put it in a sunny, warm spot.
  6. Watch it grow and keep watering it regularly.

Here is a bean diary, only if you want to record your findings:


Happy Growing!

Have a lovely day and please let me know how you are getting on, Mrs Quinn x