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Knowledge and Understanding of the World





Don't forget to send us pictures on Tapesty of you jumping in puddles and tell us what you found out.



This week we are also going to be exploring floating and sinking.


Activity 1


  • Give your child a selection of objects and allow them to play with them in some water. This could be great to do at bath time.
  • Point out an object that has sunk. What has happened? Repeat with a object that has floated.
  • Check they understand the meaning of the words float and sink.


Activity 2


  • Give your child the objects from the floating or sinking sheet or use the blank sheet to select your own objects.
  • Let them explore the objects, picking them up to compare their weight and see what material they are made from.
  • Once they have explored the objects, give them a copy of the floating and sinking activity sheet. 
  • Select the first object and ask your child to think about what will happen when it is placed in the water.
  • Ask them to make a prediction. What are the reasons for their prediction?
  • Let them test out their prediction in the water and ask them what they can see. Encourage them to use the vocabulary float and sink.
  • Ask your child why they think the object has floated/sunk? Did it support their prediction?



Key questions you could ask?

What can you tell me about this object?

Do you think this will sink or float?

Can you predict what will happen?

What has happened? Why do you think this happened?

Optional Oak Academy Lesson


Which materials float and sink?



Expressive Arts and Design:

Finishing our Pigs

If you have used clay to make your pig now it is time to paint!

What colour are pigs?

How could you find out?

Have a look in books or online to see if you can find out what colour they are.


We are going to paint our pigs pink by mixing two of our primary colours:

Paint them carefully making sure there are no gaps. Leave them to dry for at least a day. You may need to give them a second coat.

Created by Ethan



Making A Mask:

This week you may want to have a go at making your own pig or wolf mask.

Have a look at some of the masks made by the children in Owl Class



To make your masks have a go at following the instructions below .

Or you could use the mask templates below or simply create your own.


We can't wait to see your masks!

Maybe you could use this to help you retell the story at home.

How to draw a pig

Can you follow the instructions in the video and have a go at drawing your own pig!

How To Draw A Pig For Young Artists

This activity is just for young artists and today we're going to work on drawing an oval. Follow along with us and learn how to draw a really simple, but sti...

School Illustration