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Welcome to the online learning page for Tulip.

Please find below links to enable your child to learn at home:


Dear Tulip Class and families,

This term hasn’t been like any other we have had before but I have loved to hear about all the learning and achievements our students have been making at home and I appreciate you keeping me up to date on how you’re all getting on at home in this difficult time. This will be the last update on the Tulip Class page but it will stay up so feel free to look if you want any ideas over the summer break!

If you haven't already watched the virtual tour around our school, please do take a look at it here: 

Some final ideas for this week:

Ice sensory play - Freeze some small items in ice cube trays or zip lock bags and then put in a tray with some water and let your child explore these items. This will be a nice way to cool down if the weather stays warm as well! This website has some ideas that you could try:

Make a summer journal - you next year teachers would love to hear about some of the things you have been getting up to over the summer so you could think about how you want to tell them. Could this be a weekly drawing of the favourite thing you did that week? Or a collage of things you have collected?

Make your own ice lollies - can you child tell you what the next step is? Or how much of an ingredient you need? Or talk about what colour the lolly is? This website has some exciting ideas -

Keep up trying to count at any opportunity you can as this will help your child next year!

Enjoy your summer and I look forward to hearing from you all for the final time this week! Stay safe and well,

Best wishes,

The Tulip Class team



Dear Tulip Class and families,

It was lovely to hear from you all last week and looking forward to hearing from you again this week. Hopefully you have all received any final work packs and are getting on well with working at home! 

On this website are some great ideas for you to do outdoors which could be done from your window or balcony or garden!

I think that making your own skittle set sounds really fun! And playing I Spy is a great way to work on speaking and describing which will help in English next year! Building a den is something all of our students would enjoy and this could be done inside!

The website has lots of other good ideas for at home learning such as practising throwing : this could also include maths ideas where you could make each targets worth points and you can add up points as you go!

Or making art out of recycled materials!

An art activity you could do is making your own wind chimes out of things you could find around the house!

You could also make a mini garden out of things in your garden or you find on your walks!

Looking forward to hearing from you this week!

Best wishes,

The Tulip Class team



Dear Tulip Class and families,

It was nice to hear from you all this week and glad you are all doing well! You will receive your final work pack sometimes this week. I hope you enjoyed the science pack and you had some fun doing some of the ideas!

This week Woodside Academy is participating in Wellbeing week. Please visit ‘Projects to do at Home’ where you will find a variety of activities to support your child’s wellbeing.

For maths this week The Oak National Academy have a series of lessons on capacity lesson one here:

For English this week continue to read books or watch them online and discuss them with your child. Questions could be what animals/ characters can you see on the screen? Where are the characters in relation to other objects? What colours are the characters/ objects? The character's emotions? Or how would you child feel if something in the story happened to them? 

Ideas for books are the Julia Donaldson videos on iplayer or earlier in the year we did ‘Dig, Dig, Digging’, ‘This is the Bear’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ which can all be found on YouTube.

Some parents were asking about speech and language and this website may be able to help:

Continue to fit learning around your childs play and remember that life skills are also very important skills for your child to learn! Looking forward to hearing from you all this week!

Best wishes,

Miss Daisy



Dear Tulip Class and families,

It was lovely to hear from you all this week and glad you’re all getting on well. This week is science week and you should all be receiving your science week packs soon if you haven’t already. Please let me know if you need anything else from me!

Keep working on the maths and English worksheets that have been sent or however you are fitting it in at home! Keep looking on The Oak National Academy lessons (

Here are some ideas that you could also be doing:

Here’s a video that shows you how to make ice cube paint:

Here’s a link to make a bird feeder at home:

We like staying active to Gonoodle songs in class:

Hope you all continue to stay safe,

Tulip Class team



Hello Tulip Class and families!

It’s very nice to hear that you are all getting on well and working hard at home and staying safe! I hope you have all received your new work packs and please let me know if there is anything else you want sent home!

There are more lessons from our Woodside teachers and other specialists on The Oak National Academy found here : There are some good lessons about emotions which would be useful for lots of our students:

For English: 

For maths:

  • Look at the worksheets sent out and that should give you some guidance on the level of questioning your child should begin with!
  • Have a look at the lessons on the Oak National Academy 
  • There are lots of counting songs we do in class that could get your child interested in working: 

-counting to 10:

-counting to 20:

-counting in 10’s:

-counting in 5’s:

-10 little dinosaurs:

-5 little speckled frogs:

Additional resources:

Building  a rocket, let me know if you want this printed and sent to you!

Looking forward to hearing from you this week and keep safe!

Tulip Class team



Dear Tulip Class and families,

It was nice to hear you all had a restful half term and I hope the first week back of learning has gone well!

Oak Academy has lots of good lessons on to support your child's learning, here are some suggestions:

Learning money through attention autism, this is lesson 1 -

Learning 2D shapes through attention autism, this is lesson 1 -

Learning about 2D shapes and then 3D shapes in later lessons, this is lesson 1 -

There is also a weekly theme each week which is here on the school website: there are lots of resources to do here!

For maths - 

  • Continue work on counting by counting toys as you play, matching toys to numbers written on paper, counting things you see on a walk or from your window
  • Describing shapes, this could be done by looking at items around the house ‘The window is a..? How many sides does a square have? How about corners?’
  • Continue to practise number formations either using pen and paper or a small amount of salt in a tray and using your finger

For English - 

  • Practise using adjectives - this could be done by talking about things on a walk or looking out your window ‘I can see a red bus, what can you see?’ ‘Is the ball big or small?’ or if you get a selection of objects and write some adjectives on some paper and get your child to match
  • Practice writing their name and if they’re confident with this start on other members of your households names
  • Reading books together and ask questions about what's happening in the story

Art activity - using objects and paint can you make a pattern, we have done this in class by cutting an apple in half and using two different colours of paint but you could use any objects!

Work packs are being sent out this week, let us know in our weekly calls if there is anything else you’d like to see in the packs or on the website!

Best wishes,

Tulip Class Team



DIY I-Spy Bottles - these are bottles with opportunities for discovery that can be made by recycling and reusing the odd pieces from toy sets that are no longer all together. You can make multiple bottles with a number of different themes: wild-life, cars, letters and numbers. All you need are clean, dry and empty plastic bottles that you can fill with dyed dry rice, lentils or even mini alphabet beads. Add in the bigger themed pieces for your child to find. 

Leaf Painting Art - with summer beginning there are plenty of leaves on the trees and bushes around so why not try painting some leaves and printing them onto paper. All you need is paper, paint, paintbrushes and leaves. For a taste safe activity try this edible paint from Red Tricycle (

Choose a letter of the week - this activity involves introducing new foods to your child week by week by having your child choose a letter and then trying a new healthy food that starts with that letter. For example: if your child chooses the letter, they could try broccoli. Broccoli can be eaten raw and cooked so why not try it both ways. If your child chooses the letter W, why not try watermelon?



Dear Parents,

I hope you were all able to enjoy some time together during the half term in this lovely weather!  Please find below some new activities for the week.  Our theme this week is 'under the sea', don't forget to look for more ideas around this theme in the 'projects to do at home' folder.  Remember, over-learning is brilliant, so feel free to repeat the activities as many times as you and your child enjoy.  If your child doesn't seem ready to learn, that's ok, you can always try again later!  

For some English activities: 

*Support your child in recognising their name; either by selecting it from a list of words or a group of flash cards or by using it in a short sentence that they write, eg 'Thomas is playing'.

*learn some new words - look at some different sea creatures on the internet, print out the attached colouring or draw some different creatures for your child.  Whilst they are looking at the different creatures, name them.  See later if they can identify them when you ask them to point at one of them.  

*put some toys in a plastic bowl and fill it with water.  Say to your child 'I can see, under the sea a...' and wait for them to pull up a toy, encourage them to name it, or name it for them whilst they enjoy playing with it!

For some maths activities:
*For a counting activity, try this colour and count.

*support your child to find a total by using a tally when completing this 'I spy' challenge. 

For some art activities:
Try creating a hand print fish or a fish with bubble wrap scales as seen in this picture

I Spy under the sea

Under the sea colour and count

Under the sea colouring


Sensory activity - Frozen Dinosaur Eggs Sensory Play is an activity from The Imagination Tree. This is an imaginative play activity that could also be turned into a science activity which is great for children that love dinosaurs. This activity can be used to explore different temperatures, finding ways to release the dinosaurs from the ‘eggs’ and looking at how objects change physically. You will need balloons, mini dinosaur figures and water. Do not add glitter if you need this to be taste-safe. If you don’t have dinosaurs why not try other animals that come from eggs such as reptiles and birds. - Childhood 101 created a sensory activity idea called Sensory Play with Rosemary Rice for children to explore the feeling of the rice and rosemary and also the smell of the rosemary in the air as they play. This is taste-safe although supervision is encouraged to ensure your child doesn’t try to eat raw rice. You will need raw rice, a little bit of food colouring and rosemary (fresh or dried). Your child can explore the feel of the rice as well as use different containers and kitchen spoons to move the rice around practicing motor skills.



Dear Parents,

I hope you and your families are well.  It was lovely to speak to you last week and I look forward to our parent consultations this week.  In the meantime, please find some different activities for you to try with your children below.  Can I also take this opportunity to let you know the theme for this week is 'Around the world' and more activities can be found in the Projects to do at Home.  The Primary department are looking at the UK this week and we hope you and your child will enjoy some of the suggested activities.  

Also, you might like to take a look at the Oak National Academy, it has some brilliant lessons for your children to access, some of which have been taught by some familiar faces!

For some maths ideas:

* As we have a Queen here in the UK, why not play pairs using a deck of cards!  Start with an amount of pairs you think your child will enjoy, this could be 5,10 or perhaps the whole pack.  Set them out face down.  Give you and your child one card each, this you may look at and hold.  You then take it in turns to turn over one of the cards in front of you to see if you can find one to match the card you are holding to create a pair. The  8 of diamonds is the same quantity as 8 of spades!  Double 8 is how many?  Only try to play when your child is ready to enjoy the game. 

* If you have some foreign coins at home, why not mix them in with coins from the UK?  Help your child identify coins used in the UK and find similarities to the other coins that you have. This online game has both UK and other currencies for you to play with

For some English ideas: 

*In the UK, there is a wide variety of different shops. Using some empty boxes or drawings create some shops, ask your child to label/overwrite them with their favourite High Street shops using pens or paints.  Have they chosen the colours the company uses?   Perhaps they will surprise you at how much they have noticed!

*Create a fruit salad using different fruit from the UK.  Ask your child to write/copy the shopping list. Or to match the name of the fruit with the fruit itself.  Write a recipe for how to make your fruit salad together. 

For some fine motor skills ideas

Draw out some simple crown templates that your child can cut out and decorate, to make crowns for the family to enjoy.

If possible, why not create some sensory rice or salt in the Union Flag colours, can your child copy write the names of the UK countries in the rice/salt when you show them the names or write it in the salt/rice before them?

For a science activity

A minibeast hunt is a great way to explore some of wonderful wildlife to be found in the UK!

Kind regards,

Tulip Class team



Sensory activities

This website provides a recipe for Homemade Edible Finger Paint which is safe to eat. You will need corn starch, liquid food colouring and water. The website gives you a five step method to complete the paint and gives you some tips. Don’t worry about the mess as this paint comes out of clothes easily. 

To add a more creative and exploratory element to painting sensory activity, try using balloons. You can create a matching game in the paint tray, explore the different ways of putting the paint onto paper and even look at the different patterns you can make. 

This website is for Homemade Rubbery Goop. This edible goop is a lot like playdough but the texture is different. It’s soft, smooth and stretchy. You only need 3 ingredients but can use food colouring to make it a bit more colourful. With only 8 steps you can create a fun sensory toy that can be used imaginatively. Pretend cooking with kitchen utensils is one idea.  




Dear Parents,

I hope you and your family were able to enjoy the long weekend in someway and that you have all continued to enjoy the lovely weather we had been having!  Below are some different ideas for you to try during this week, please remember, if your child doesn't want to take part, that's ok - try again another day.

In Tulip class, if we need to get active, we put on a song!  Below are some of our favourites:

For some maths ideas:

*Play maths I spy:

Look outside for things that are big and small

Tall and short

What is the tallest thing you can see?

*Create different patterns

watch these videos:

Learning Patterns with Colors, Shapes, and Numbers

Children's learning video with color patterns, shape patterns, and number patterns.

Use finger painting, colouring dots or small toys to create patterns 

*Understanding the value of numbers to 10

write 1-10 and cut them out

give your child 2 numbers

ask them which number is biggest/smallest

create the numbers using bricks or small toys if needed

For some English ideas:

*Play letter find

write down a letter and ask your child to bring back 3 things starting with that letter

repeat using a different letter


Help your child draw a picture of their whole body

write down the body parts and cut them out

help your child stick the labels in the correct place OR have them write the labels themselves

For fine motor skills activity:

Write  in big letters - write your child's name on a piece of paper

Have them cover the writing up with toys or scrunched up pieces of paper

where possible, encourage them to cover up the letter in the way you would write it

For a science activity: 

You will need 

paper/plastic cups



Help your child to create cup-telephones and encourage them to listen into them and make noises!

Please see below video for instructions on how to:

Best wishes,

Tulip class team




Sensory Activities

This is a recipe for playdough that is a fun and easy to make sensory toy. This recipe is edible so there should be no concern if your child eat some of it. You will require 3 ingredients and the website will give you simple steps to follow, Learning4Kids also offers tips on how to make the playdough last longer and how you can preserve your child’s designs. 

This is a recipe for Cocoa Slime from 3 Boys And A Dog. It is an edible recipe with 5 ingredients and only has 4 steps. You can use this sensory toy to discuss with your child how the they think the different ingredients react together, how it feels to touch and how it smells which encourages your child's verbal communication.


Dear parents,

I hope this message finds you and your children well. Below are some songs about animals, perhaps try joining in with the dancing as a fun activity for all!

What Do You See? Song | Wild Animals | Learn English Kids

Learn 12 Wild Animal names like monkey, giraffe, zebra, and lion in this fun song for children. Watch real footage of wild animals and hear animal sounds, as you sing-along! Challenge as the song gets faster, and watch the quiz at the end to test what you learned. Great for the classroom! Song written and recorded by Matt R. Copyright 2015 ...

Or, why not try this guided relaxation for something different?

For some maths activities:

*Try doing some cooking, help your child weigh out the ingredients, use the words light and heavy to describe different food.

* Find differently shaped objects and put them on a tray/table.  Name each shape.  Cover the tray with a cloth then remove a shape without your child seeing.  Remove the cloth and see if they can name or draw the missing shape.  Repeat the activity, removing something different each time. 

* Support your child in identifying how many more they need using toys and toy food.

Get some teddies/toys and ask your child to give each one a piece of toy food/pencil etc but making sure there aren't enough pieces of food/pencils.  How many more do they need?  They then count the teddies left and you then give the correct amount of food/pencils.

Eg I have 5 teddies, I give my child  3 pencils.  They give one each to the teddies.  How many more do they need? 2.

 For some English activities:

*Try supporting your child in understanding the word 'different'.  Grab some objects that are the same colour or type and make a small group.  Then add an object that is very different.  

eg I have a group of 8 pencils and I add one rubber

Ask them 'which one is different?' Support them where needed.

*Play Simon Says. Write a small list of common verbs.  Everyone takes a turn to say a verb and then the family do the action.  Encourage your child to look at each family member and support them to say/point the person and the verb eg 'Mummy running'.

For some fine motor skills activities find some coins:

*draw a wavy line or swirl and have your child place coins on the top of drawing

*give your child as many coins as you can to post into a money box

Best wishes,

Tulip Class team



Seeing Other People Wearing Masks

Updated 27.04.2020

Dear Parents,

I enjoyed speaking to you all last week and finding out about what your children have been doing and am looking forward to speaking to you again over the next few days.

Further to our telephone calls, I have attached two links, the first is about sensory circuits, we use sensory circuits within school at least once a day, often more.  A sensory circuit has 3 main parts to it; an alerting activity, an organising activity and a calming activity.  Please take a look and see if this is something that you might like to do in your home or garden, perhaps as a family!

The below link has some lovely ideas on how to support sensory learning, please feel free to browse through the list and maybe give one of the activities a go, it doesn't have to be for very long and if your child doesn't enjoy it, never mind!

For some maths ideas:

*Try collecting a small amount of toys, such as dinosaurs and sort them.  

Can you sort them by colour?

Can you sort them by size?

What about by something different, such as spiky and not spiky?

*Record the information 

Write the colour/size etc of dinosaur and then the amount 

Or try making a simple bar graph

* Create a tally chart of cars and people that walk past your house

*To help your child identify different numbers try writing 6 different numbers on different pieces of paper - 

each number represents one action.

Choose one of these pieces of paper, your child reads the number and you all do the action given to that number! This could make up a short exercise routine.

For some English ideas:

*Make wanted posters for the family.  Help your child draw themselves and then write a simple description.

eg Billy has brown eyes.  Billy has one nose. Billy has two ears.

* Try keeping a photo diary.  Take photos throughout the day.  Look through them with your child.  Talk about what they are doing.  On some paper, or on the computer, next to the photo, support your child to mark make/write their name or a short sentence.

*For some fine motor skills activities: 

Share small toys into an ice cube tray/muffin tin/small containers

Draw a spiral for your child.  Your child, either with a cotton bud or their finger, then paints over the spiral with dots.

For an art idea, try making a thumb print dandelion.  Drawing your own stem instead of printing the sheet looks even nicer I think!  Please follow this link for instructions:

With warmest wishes,

Tulip Class team



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Dear Parents,

Updated 20.04.2020

I hope you and your families are well.  I hope you found the last activities useful and more importantly, you were able to have some fun supporting your child with them. Last term, we were learning about Spring and growing, below are some songs that the children enjoyed listening to:

Maths ideas:

*With some favourite toys, ask your child to share out some playdough/biscuits/sweets

*Using coins, paper and pencils/crayons, support your child in doing some coin rubbing 

*Using different empty plastic containers and toys, start to fill one up with water/dried pasta etc.  Stop and ask if teddy needs more.  Encourage your child to say 'more' stop again and encourage them to say 'more'.  When it is full, encourage them to say 'enough'.  

*draw and label a basic shape for your child, go on a search around the house to find that shape in everyday objects.

English ideas:

*put a small amount of objects on a tray/table and play I spy - either using the phonic sound, the letter or even the colour!

* Choose a high frequency word in one of your child's book, write it down.  When they read the book, tally how many times the word features.

*Encourage labelling/mark making, ask your child to write out labels for members of the family at home and in photos or label their toys

* For fine motor skills, ask your child to help you peg out the washing.  Or if they are happy for you to do so, peg pegs onto their t-shirt whilst they are wearing it, encourage them to use the opposite arm to take off the pegs.

*Another brilliant fine motor skills activity is weaving, with a pair of shoes, take out the shoe lace, encourage them to put it back in, the design doesn't matter, it is the action of weaving that counts.  

For an art activity:

Create a collage by cutting out pictures from catalogues/magazines/drawings and stick them together.

Don't forget, repeating activities is a really useful tool and be guided by your child as to how long you spend on each activity.

Kind regards,

Tulip class team



This site is brilliant for learning about letters and their sounds.

 Below are some good maths websites, please give your child the option to choose what they want to play and support them as they go through it

BBC bitesize KS1 maths

Topmarks maths games 5-7 years / shapes

Topmarks maths games 5-7 years / counting

 For online books, please take a look at this site below

Find a book

The site below provides educational clips as well as songs and games about a variety of different topics

BBC cbeebies topics

The site below has a wide variety of different games to enjoy, including English and Maths games

ICT games

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