Pudsey Waterloo Primary School

Home Learning

Daily Home Challenges

Please upload any observations to Tapestry. Thank you.


Another member of staff has shared a post requesting pictures for the walls of the Nightingale Hospital. Could you draw a colourful picture on A4 paper to brighten someone's day? Take a photo of the picture and email these today to and I will organise sending them off tomorrow. Please remember not to include personal details on your picture. Thank you.


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What shape are all the objects in the photo?
Can you go on a circle hunt around your home?
You could draw what you find and/or take some photos.
How many sides does a circle have? How many corners?


Our 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week' is 'Row, row, row your boat'. Can you sing the song with your family? Try to make up some actions for the song.
Grown ups, ask your child what they notice about the words stream/dream/scream, shore/roar and creek/squeak. These are rhyming words which sound the sound.
Can you think of any other words that rhyme?
Could you make a boat to play with? You could maybe use something from your recycling bin, a piece of paper, a cardboard box or the sofa cushions. We are looking forward to seeing your photos, comments and videos on Tapestry.


Chase the rainbow

Lots of the children at nursery have spotted rainbows in windows when walking in the local area. If you haven’t made a rainbow, maybe you could make one too and share a photo on Tapestry. We love to sing ‘I can sing a rainbow’. Can you sing and sign it to your family? 

If you are sharing your photos of rainbows on social media, please remember to also stay safe online. Please don’t share your personal details!


Whilst the weather is nice, today's challenge is to have some fun with water either inside or out. Your grown up could put some water in a bowl and you could use some pots and bottles from your recycling or you could give some of your toys a bath with some bubbles. Outside you could paint pictures on the ground or wall with water or put some water in a spray bottle and make some instant art! Have fun and we will look forward to any pictures and comments on Tapestry.


Each day at nursery, we sing the ‘Days of the Week’ song. Can you teach it your grown-up?

Days of the week (clap, clap),

Days of the week (clap, clap),

Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week (clap, clap).

There's Sunday and there's Monday,

There's Tuesday and there's Wednesday,

There's Thursday and there's Friday, and there's Saturday too.

Days of the week (clap, clap),

Days of the week (clap, clap),

Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week (clap, clap).


The tune is ‘The Addams Family’.

This is the best video I could find online if you don’t know the tune!

Perhaps you could make a simple calendar to use each day. We change the day, date, month and weather each day.


Sing ‘Old MacDonald had a farm’ with your family. How many animals can you remember that live on the farm?

Old MacDonald had a farm
And on his farm he had a cow
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm


Share a story today (and everyday if possible). Model holding the book correctly and point to the text as you read. Encourage your child to have a guess at what might happen next as you read. Can your child remember who was in the story and where it took place? Can they say what happened at the beginning, middle and end?

If necessary, you could watch a story together: 

Spring 2

Ways to support your child this half term…

  • Talk about animals that live in your garden, the park, nearby, pets in the family. 
  • Help your child to learn the names of common British animals. 
  • Read stories and information about animals.
  • Match animals by name and picture.
  • Begin to group animals together according to things which are the same and things which are different. For example, number of legs, wings, bushy tail, live in water…
  • Play ‘I spy’ but do not say the name of the letter, say the sound.
  • Talk about rhyming words and point them out when sharing books together.
  • Continue to sing lots of nursery rhymes at home.
  • Share a story together every day if possible.
  • Encourage your child to wash their hands independently after using the toilet.