Dr Walker's Church of England Primary School

An Exceptional Place to Flourish

Home Learning Set 27th April 2020

Good Morning Caterpillars,


I hope you are all well and enjoying the beautiful weather we are currently having. I was so impressed by all of the lovely work I was sent last week. If you haven't checked it out make sure you have a look on the 'Celebrating Home Learning' tab on our class page. You are all SUPERSTARS and I am very proud of you!


Here is my new weekly update, I have planned another 12 colour challenges for you to do at home. I have put each challenge on this page to make it more accessible but I have still uploaded the challenges onto a word document if you would prefer to print these out. 


If you require your child's Phonics Bug log-in please email me and I will reply as soon as I can. Remember when reading a book on Phonics Bug to click the bug button (there is one at the start and one at the end of the book). This then registers the book as 'finished' and you can earn Phonics Bug Rewards!- It's really cool! Once finished new books should be unlocked. 


I have also set a few challenges on Phonics Bug for you to complete these are a recap of some of the sounds we have already learnt this year in phonics.  


Please do email me if you have any questions. I love seeing all of your work so please send me any photos/updates of what you get up too. My email is


See you all soon and take care,


Miss Tierney

Turquoise Challenge

Use your breakfast, lunch or dinner to experiment with halves. When using a knife make sure you do this carefully! For example can you cut your pizza in half?


Purple Challenge

Play Penguin Phonics! Can you read each word and feed it to the penguin? Use the resources below to help you play. If you do not have a printer you could draw fish and write the words on them. Then draw a penguin to feed. 

Green Challenge 

Draw a number line to 20. Ask a grown-up to shout out a number. How quick can you find it? Can you find one more and one less than that number?


Yellow Challenge

Write a card to a friend or family member you haven't seen in a while. Ask them how they are and write about what you have been doing at home.

Brown Challenge

Draw a family member. Label and write three sentences about them. You could include what they look like, what their hobbies are or what their favourite colour is?

Orange Challenge: Blue Penguin - Story Time

Listen to me read our new power of reading book. Did you enjoy it? Why is friendship important?

White Challenge: Cook with me! Snowman Garlic Breads

Snowman Garlic Breads Recipe

Black Challenge: The Penguin Dance | Dance Along | Pinkfong Songs for Children

Watch and take part in the Penguin Dance Song. Can you move like a penguin?

Blue Challenge

Can ice grow? Complete the science experiment using the resource below. Observe what happens, why did it happen? Can you explain what happened to a grown-up?

Pink Challenge

Make a fruit kebab. Can you create a repeating pattern with the fruit? If chopping the fruit can you cut each piece in half?

Gold Challenge

This term's power of reading book is about a penguin. Create a fact file about penguins. Watch Andy's Wild Adventures on BBC iplayer, it might give you a little bit of help. 

Silver Challenge

Phonics Play is offering free access at the moment. The children love playing these games in class. Play Buried Treasure. Start with phase 2 then phase 3.

Internet Safety Challenge

As lots of us are using the internet at the moment, it is very important we know how to stay safe online. Please share this powerpoint with your child and talk about using the internet safely. 

Extra Activities

Mr Thorne Does Phonics and Geraldine the Giraffe - Episode ai

Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe learn about the /ai/ spelling pattern. Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take...


Dear God,

Thank you for all of the heroes who work for the NHS.

Thank you for all of the doctors and nurses who look after the sick.

Watch over them as they work so hard during this time.