Reception homework for w/b 20th April – What the Ladybird Heard

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We hope that everyone is keeping well and managed to have an enjoyable Easter, despite the strange circumstances.

This week’s homework is based on the book ‘What The Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. You can listen to the story by following this link:-

Following on from this, there are four optional tasks for you to try. Remember you can share your work with us via Tapestry, we love to see what you’ve all been up to! Any parents needing help to access their Tapestry account, please contact us via enquiries.


Design a wanted poster for the two thieves, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len. Remember to include a picture of them, describe what they look like and what their crime was.

You may wish to use the following free Twinkl resource to help (ask your grown up to set up a free account first) but you don’t have to, your poster can be set out however you want it to be:-

Below are some ideas to help you see what a wanted poster looks like.

buggyaboutspring hashtag on Twitter The Ladybird Never Said a Word...What The Ladybird Heard Wanted Poster | Museum education, Letter ...


Try these ladybird maths games from Top Marks

There are games to practise counting, matching amounts to the correct numeral and ordering numbers. Enjoy!


Create a picture or sculpture of your favourite animal from the story, using whatever medium you prefer (paint, drawing, collage, junk modelling, playdough etc).

Understanding of the World

With a grown up, use the internet to research your favourite farm animal from the story. You could use non-fiction books too, such as an encyclopedia, if you have access to anything like this. How many facts can you find out about this animal? You might find the following links helpful:-


Maybe you could use technology to contact another member of your family, such as a grandparent or cousin, and impress them by teaching them the facts you have learnt? Or ask your grown up to record you reading out your facts to share with us on Tapestry?


For additional farm related fun, there are some lovely ideas (and further farm animal facts) on Activity Village

Remember that it’s also important to keep up regular reading during your time at home. The following sites are offering free access scheme ebooks during this time:-

Oxford Owl (ask your grown up to create a free account)

Big Cat (Username – Password – Parents20!

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