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(Approx. 30 mins – 13 min teaching video, 20 mins activity)


  • Join in with the gingerbread man version of the nursery rhyme.
  • Use your gingerbread man story map (or the copy of Miss Doherty’s in resources) to change a character in the story.
  • You could use post it notes to change the characters – stick the post it note on top of the character you are changing and draw the new character on top.
  • If you don’t have post it notes, just cross your character out like Miss Doherty has.
  • Retell the story with your changes.
  • Keep your new story map safe, you will need it on Thursday!
  • Draw your new story map out with the new changes.


  • Paper, pencils
  • Device to watch video
  • Gingerbread man story map (not necessary but may be handy as a reference)


Maths (Reception):

Maths (approx. 30 mins)


  • Quick! How many dots are there altogether?
  • Which animal has more?
  • Play a game with someone at home – both turn over a card/picture card – who has the most objects/greater number.
  • If you are using a pack of cards – encourage the children to count the icons to support their number recognition.
  • Count to see who has the most cards.


  • Device to watch the video
  • Pack of cards
  • Or picture number cards (in resources bank – not essential but may help if you don’t have a pack of cards).


Maths (Year one):

(Approx. 30 mins)

Activity/ Resources:

  • Paper, pencils
  • Device to watch video
  • Separate sheet (Yr1 Tuesday Maths warm up + worksheet)



(Approx.  20mins)

  • Watch Miss Flower's video: ‘ai’
  • Pause it at the relevant points for your child to answer any questions, practise letter formation or to fill in each part of the sheet.
  • The sheet is called ‘Phonics: ai’.
  • If you do not have access to a printer, please don’t worry – children can write it out on a piece of paper, the sheet isn’t necessary but may just be handy as a reference.