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The World

In Reception 'The World' includes Science, Geography, History, People and Communities and Technology.

Here are a range of activities for you to do at home. We will add new ones weekly to the top of the page, but leave the old ones, so you can re-visit favourites.

Holiday safety

We hope you have a lovely holiday. Below are some useful tips on how to stay safe over the holidays.

6.7.20- Who stole things from Mr Wolf?

Mr Wolf's pancake

Help us to solve the crimes? 

Did you know what your finger prints are unique to you? The characters won't be able to get away with it. Their fingerprints will give them away!

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29.6.20- Maps

Below are some familiar places in Clifton, from Google Street View. Can you find any other Clifton landmarks that you know?

Can you find you own house on street view?

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Scavenger Hunts

Have a go at one of the scavenger hunts. Could you draw a map of where you found everything?

If you go down to the woods today...


The woods are an exciting place to be. Have you explored any woods recently?


We didn't see any real wolves while in the woods. They don't live in this country. 


You have to be careful in the woods. There are lots of plants that you should not touch. Never touch mushrooms or berries that you see growing. They could be poisonous and make you very sick. 

Be careful of the nettles that sting and the thorns that can poke you.

There are other dangerous plants that can harm you too. Do some research to make sure your visit to the woods is safe.  

All about wolves


Take a look at the video below. It is all about wolves and how they live in their natural habitat.

Pack Of Wolves Hunt a Bison - Frozen Planet - BBC Earth.mp4

How wolves hunt for food

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Here is another video for you  to watch about wolves. This time it shows how a pack of wolves hunt a Bison for food.

Grow your own wolf!

Here are the instructions for a fun science activity.  It can get messy!  I'm so glad I put our messy play cloth down on my daughter's bedroom floor before we started! The video has been playing up but I've managed to get most of the it up and there are also picture instructions further down the page.

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If you would like to see how we grew our own wolves - watch the video below!

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Can you work out why the balloon inflated?  What do you think happened to the powder and the vinegar?  Talk about it with your grown-up.

1. Inflate the balloon (don't tie it off) and draw a wolf on it. Then let the air out of the balloon again.


2. Put two tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda into the bottle (or into the balloon for a less messy experience!).


3. Pour 200ml of vinegar into the bottle.  If you have put the bicarbonate of soda in the bottle it will react immediately so you'll need to be quick with the next step!


4. Put the balloon securely over the neck of the bottle.  If you put the bicarbonate of soda in the balloon, tip it down into the bottle once it is attached. You may wish to hold the balloon around the neck of the bottle too!


5.  Watch your balloon inflate.  If it slows down, give it a gentle shake.


6. Carefully remove the balloon and tie if off.


Balloon Rocket Zipwire


Find the experiement and instructions on the whole school pages- 

 'Our Learning > science > physics'

Basket Experiment

Make your cube basket out of paper (minus the lid) and add a handle. Seclect an object, such as a pebble to put inside. Has the handle broken?

Add another pebble. Is the handle still on the basket?

Repeat until the handle snaps.

How many pebbles could your basket hold?

Improve your basket by finding a way to make it stronger. 

Can it hold more pebbles this time?

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8.6.20 - science experiments

Below you can find some science experiments linked to our story of Little red Riding Hood.


Giant Landmarks in Our World

The Smartest Giant in Town was the tallest in the town. Take a look at these giant landmarks from our world. 

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Here are some more images of giant landmarks. Can you find out what they are called and where in the world they are? Maybe you could find some of your own too.


Close-ups in Our World

We thought it would be fun to take a CLOSER look at the world around you to really notice the details. Here are some powerpoints with the closeups and the answers revealed. 

The closeups are here in images in case you can't open the powerpoints.

Can you make your own close ups by taking photos of things around you? Or could you research your own images online. You could also have fun zooming in on family photos and guessing who they are. 

25.5.20- Growing A Beanstalk and Cress Heads- Half term task

You will have (or will really soon) received envelope of seeds with the same instructions as below. Keep a bean diary and measure your beanstalk at least once per week. I wonder what your bean needs to grow tall and strong?

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Send us photos of your cress heads. Have you put a funny face on yours? How long is their hair? We wonder how you will eat your cress.

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Biodegradable Plant Pots

If you want to protect the environment and avoid using a plastic pot, or if you have not other container, then have a go at making a biodegradable pot from things you can find at home. Our suggestions are newspaper or cardboard tubes. 

Newspaper plant pot

Newspaper pot

Cut a strip of newspaper.

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Roll around a glass or jar to create the shape you need.

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Fold the bottom under to create a base.

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Fold the top inwards to strenghten your structure.

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Fill with compost or soil, and push your bean in to the middle, just below the surface.

Cardboard tube plant pot

make 4 snips, about 2cm long at oposite sides of the tube.

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fold them, each on top of the previous. The 4th will tuck in like a cardboard box lid.

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Your pot is now ready to fill.


Growing your own fruit and vegetables

Did you know how easy it is to grow your own fruit and vegetables at home? You don't need much to get started and you probably already have it all at home. Videos of how to do this are on YouTube, however we have put the easy steps in pictures below. 







Soak between damp kitchen towel then plant.






Soak until it sprouts then plant in compost/soil.








Cut sections from the outside and plant in compost/soil. 


Mini Beast Hunting- Look What minibeasts the teachers have found this week.

Can you spot any minibeasts in your home, garden our while out on your walks? Take some pictures and send them in.


Did you know there are many different types of bees? Which ones have you seen this week?


Bee Waggle Dance


When a worker discovers a good source of nectar or pollen, she will return to the hive to perform a waggle dance to let her nest mates know where it lies. A bee performs thewaggle dance when she wants to inform other bees of a nectar source she has found.

Patterns in Nature

There are patterns everywhere in our world. On plants, trees, on animals, insects and in environments.

Can you research some more patterns?

Can you send us pictures of new ones that you have found?

Can you choose your favourite amd design a new t-shirt for Willbee?


Experiments and Investigations

These will be updated with a new gallery of experiments to try, as we find new ideas. 




Explorify has a huge range activities that you can do at home. They also direct you to other fun science sites 

For the link to the page -Click Here

Ice Fishing

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Dry-wipe Pen Science

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Growing and Planting

A parent shared that they had received this planting box for free when they spent over £20 at M&S. They are now having lots of fun growing their own vegetables.


Grow your own Vegetables

Did you know that you can grow your own vegetables at home from the cut off tips of root vegetables. All you need is a shallow tray/dish and some water. Onve they have started sproting roots, transfer them into a pot of compost. Once they are ready to eat cook your healthy meals. Jamies Oliver has lots of recipes for cooking what ever you have in the cupboards. Search for 'Jamie Oliver- Keep cooking and carry on'. Nothing will go to waste again. 


Rainbow Skittles

Make your own rainbow with this simple experiment. All you need is a plate, some skittles and a bit of water.

Arrange the skilltles around the egde of a plate in a repeating colour pattern. 

Pour some water onlt toe play intil it reaches the outer edge of the skittles. 

Watch the magic happen.

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Once the colour has all disappears of course you can still eat them. You could make sure theya re all white and play guess the flavour. 

The Dad Lab Experiments

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Bubbles maker

Make your own bubbles with this very easy method. You only need a plastic bottle and an odd sock.

Cut the bottom of the bottle off, pull the sock tight over the bottle.

Add washing up liquid to a dish of shallow water.

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Dip the bottom of the sock covered bottle in the bubble mixture and blow. Who can make the longest bubble snake? What happens if it is windy?

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Getting used to blowing for a longer period of time will exercise their lungs too.

Super Cool Soda

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Paper Hovercrafts


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