Seaside Writing!

Today, Joanne is going to show us a fun activity for writing and overwriting. Joanne will be using a paintbrush and paint to write seaside words on clingfilm. The clingfilm is wrapped around a tuff spot stand. Let’s have a look!

What seaside word did Joanne write?

Can you sound out the letters?

Can you see the sun in the sky today?

What other seaside words could we write? Have a look at our ‘Seaside topic words’.

You could have a go at doing this activity at home! If you turn a small table or chair upside down, you can wrap clingfilm around the legs. You can overwrite words like Joanne, or you could overwrite letters.


An adult can write the word or letter on a piece of paper and put it in between the clingfilm. Or you could just have fun mark-making on the clingfilm!

Don’t forget there are lots of other ways you can write/mark-make at home: 


                                      What did you think of the seaside writing?

Have fun writing and mark-making at home!

Hannah, Louise and Joanne

Counting Ice-Cream Scoops

Today, we’re going to be continuing our seaside learning and make ice cream scoops out of cloud dough.

First, let’s make our cloud dough:


Split your dough into ‘scoops’ and get ready to count with Joanne!


How many scoops of ice-cream can you put onto your cone before they fall off? SPLAT!

Can you make a repeating pattern on your ice-cream cone using different coloured scoops like Joanne did? (White, yellow, white, yellow… what’s next?)

Can you put 5 scoops of ice-cream on your cone?

I want 2 scoops of ice-cream. Now I’m going to add 1 more scoop. How many scoops do we have all together?

Have fun! We’d love to see some pictures of you doing your maths learning!

Hannah, Joanne and Louise

(Primrose Class Team)

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…

This half term, our topic is… The Seaside! Perfect for the gorgeous weather we are having at the minute.

We have sent you an email with key topic words, symbols and some activity ideas that can be done at home:











The story that we will be looking at for the next few weeks is called: The Ice Cream. Here is our friend, Sami, reading it for us!


Communication board:


  1. Can you run like Sami?
  2. Do you like ice cream? (Thumbs up or thumbs down)
  3. Should we have an ice cream? Do we want a big or a small ice cream? (signing using your hands)


Pupil Voice: What do you think of The Ice Cream story?

“I think it’s…”

Take care,

Hannah, Louise and Joanne

(Primrose Class Team)

Postmen and Postwomen

Hello Primrose Class!

Today, we are going to be looking at some more people who help us in the community… postmen and postwomen!

We hope you like your letter!

Send us a photo of you with your letter to


Draw us a picture and send it to:

Ladywood School,

Masefield Road,

Little Lever,





This is one of Primrose Class’s favourite books and it’s all about Postman Bear!

Can you remember the signs for the story? 

Here’s some to remind you:



Take care everyone!

Hannah, Joanne and Louise

(Primrose Class Team)

Writing is fun!

Hello everyone! We hope you had a lovely weekend.

Today, we have been practicing our writing skills in lots of different ways and even working on our phonics to write our names! Can you spot your name:

Now it’s your turn…

Can you choose what you want to write with?

How many pre-writing shapes can you draw?

Can you find your name? – Listen to the letter sounds!

Can you write the first letter of your name inside/outside?


“Writing, I think it’s…”


We’d love to see some pictures of your writing! Have fun!


Hannah, Joanne and Louise

(Primrose Class Team)

Someone very special wants to talk to you!

Hello Primrose Class,

We hope you have been enjoying learning about Firefighters with us for the last two weeks. Today, we’ve got a special surprise! Someone very important wants to talk to you and tell you a little bit about their job…

Thank you to Firefighter Chapman and everyone at Leyland Fire Station for taking the time to talk to us today!

“Listening to Firefighter Chapman, I think it’s…”


Here is some more information about Firefighters and what they do to keep us safe:


Lets see what we have learnt:

What do firefighters do?

What do firefighters travel in?

Why do firefighters have to wear special clothes?


Well done to Primrose Fire Brigade for their amazing learning about Firefighters over the last two weeks!


So far, in our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic, we have learnt about Doctors, Nurses and Firefighters. Next week, we are going to be learning about other people who help us in the community, including postmen/women! Keep your eye on the blog for more activities for you to do at home!


Take care Primrose class,

Hannah, Louise and Joanne

(Primrose Class Team)


Fire Arts and Crafts

Hi Primrose!

We hope you are enjoying learning about firefighters! Below are a couple of videos for fire arts and crafts activities to do at home. Watch the videos and have a go at making your own fire arts and crafts!

What 3 colours can we use to make a fire?

What do we use to cut paper?

Can you rip the paper using your fingers?

What do we use to stick?

Please remember to have an adult with you when using scissors!

Communication board:

Pupil Voice:

We can’t wait to see your fire pictures! Please email any pictures you make to

Here’s a fun firefighter song to watch and listen to and copy the actions!

Take care!

Hannah, Louise and Joanne


Primrose Fire Brigade!

We hope you enjoyed counting the firefighters and listening to the Busy Fire Station story last week.

Today, we have been drawing fires using chalk and putting them out in lots of different ways!


Now, it’s time for the Primrose Fire Brigade to put out the fire and save the day!






  • Can you draw a fire outside using chalk?
  • What are you going to use to put your fire out?

We can’t wait to see your pictures! Please send them to


Hannah, Louise and Joanne

(Primrose Class Team)

Five Little Firemen – Counting Song

Hello Primrose!

We hope you are all well! Below we have put the video for our ‘5 little firemen’ counting song. You can pretend to be a firefighter, do the actions and count along!

Can you count the firemen?

How many are left?

What number is next?

Can you show the number on your fingers?

Joanne has been doing some number mark making at home. She has traced numbers 1-5 in flour. Can you do the same?

If you don’t have any flour at home you could use pens, paints or water and a brush outside.

If you have an Ipad at home, there is an app called ‘Writing Wizard’ which the children enjoy using at school. They can overwrite numbers, letters and shapes.

Please send any pictures of the children doing mark making or number learning to the reception email account. 

Have fun and stay safe!

Hannah, Louise and Joanne



Busy Fire Station

Hello everyone!

For the next two weeks, we are going to be learning all about Firefighters! They help us by putting out fires and keeping us safe.

Here are some important words that we will hear when learning about Firefighters:


Now, let’s listen to our new story! It’s called…

Busy Fire Station


Communication board:


Let’s see what you can remember from our story…


Thank you for listening! Keep your eye on the blog for lots more exciting activities linked to Firefighters!


Take care and stay safe at home.

Hannah, Louise and Joanne,

(Primrose Class Team)