Dr Walker's Church of England Primary School

An Exceptional Place to Flourish

Learning Activities set Monday 6th July 2020

Hello Ladybirds. I hope that you've all had a good week and enjoyed the good weather over the weekend. At school we had our first 9-hole golf game and a dinosaur themed Thursday (you can see more on our Twitter page). We also enjoyed Superworm, which is the book I'm sharing with you this week!
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Mr Joy

'Superworm' Written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Another wonderful rhyming story with wacky, characterful creatures.


One thing that we all love about Julia Donaldson's books is the rhyming she uses. In class this week we practised our own rhyming and I thought you'd enjoy having a go for yourself. Complete this sheet, rhyming the starting word with 3 different words.

For an extra challenge then try and use some of these words in your own rhyming sentence, e.g. The cat wore a hat on the soft, cosey mat.

This week we have been practising position and direction, and here's a Maths of the Day activity for you to practise it at home.


You will need: some objects to act as obstacles and treasure.


1.Start with a warm up practising turning right angles clockwise and anti-clockwise, and then multiple right angles. Discuss, demonstrate and practise quarter, half and three quarter turns in either direction as well.


2. Next, arrange the objects around the area. Explain that these are obstacles to be avoided in this ‘amazing’ game.


3.1 person closes their eyes or wears a blindfold. The other has to direct the blinded person to a "treasure' at the other side using simple instructions.


4. When finished try swapping roles, so that both people have chances to give instructions and to follow them. Don't forget to move around the obstacles and treasure.


This week, let's see if we can find some characters from Superworm in the real world! First of all have a go at this Minibeast hunt challenge. You won't find them all in one place so you may have to think about where you can find these different minibeasts.

Then have a go with this next challenge: draw a minibeast that you find and have a go at describing what it looks like and where you found it.


In our story this week the hero was a worm and the villain was a lizard and a crow. Have a go creating your own hero and villain from small creatures. Think what insect would make a funny hero. Maybe yours can have a super-hero costume too? Then what animal would make a good villain for it? Lizards and crows can eat worms so they are good choices of villains for a worm. What would be a good choice for your hero?
Once you've chosen them try and draw them together as hero and villain. Make it look bright, colourful and exciting, like a comic book!



God, thank You for this day!

Thank You for the birds and the animals,

the flowers and the trees,

the lakes and the streams,

and the sun that rises and sets over them each day.

Thank You for creating everything we see!

Thank You for the life we live, and for making each person different.

What an amazing God You are!

In Jesus’ Name,