Week A

Early Stage 1

Daily Prayer

Religious Education

Learning Intention

We are learning that Jesus is the Son of God and the son of Mary

Success Criteria

I will know I am successful when I…

  • can name members of Jesus' family

  • can explain how Jesus was cared for by his mother and father on earth

  • can retell a story about Jesus


ES1 Jesus- demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Jesus as the incarnate Son of God who loves us and invites us to grow in relationship with him.

You will need

Lead Pencil

Colour Pencils



  1. Think about what you have learnt this week about Jesus.

  2. Write and/or draw what you know about Jesus

  3. Write and/or draw what you would like to know about Jesus


Learning Intention

We are learning how words and pictures tell a story

Success Criteria

I will know I am successful when I …

  • can talk about the pictures in the story

  • can listen to the words in the story and talk about how the pictures match.



Responds to and composes simple texts about familiar aspects of the world and their own experiences.

You will need

Lead Pencil

Coloured Pencils, crayons or paint



Craft Supplies


Creative Response - "I Went Walking"

  • Open the Google slides (on the right) and follow the written and audio prompts as you listen to and think about the text.

  • Read beautiful stories every day for enjoyment.

  • Encourage your child to draw, talk and 'write' every day. Beginning writing might look like a picture, scribbly marks, single letters or even some words including their own name. Accept all attempts at writing and encourage your child to tell you about their pictures and writing.

Week A Friday

Questions to support my thinking

Activity too hard?

Choose an animal from the story and draw it. Colour it in using the colour you would like it to be.

Activity too easy?

Draw your animals and label them with their colour.


Learning Intention

I am learning to collect information from the environment around me.

Success Criteria

I will know I am successful when I:

  • collect some information (data) and record this in my own way

  • draw, write and talk about what I found out

  • say something about the information I collected and write it in a sentence.


MAe-17SP Represents data and interprets data displays made from objects.

You will need

Lead Pencil


to Watch


What Birds Are In My Backyard?

Put on a hat and sunscreen.

Sit in your backyard or on your apartment balcony for about 20 minutes.

Watch and listen carefully. What birds can you see and hear flying or sitting nearby?

Draw the birds and make a mark on your page every time you see a bird to help you to keep count.

Can you use the poster of the birds to help you work out which birds they were? Write the bird name near your drawing of the bird.

How many different birds did you spot?

Could you make some rows or columns of pictures to show how many of each bird you counted? Write some numbers near the columns or rows.

Talk about what you found out.

Click the picture to look at the poster

Image source: birdsinbackyards

Friday Week A.m4a

Click the play button to listen to the task.

Questions to support my thinking

Activity too hard?

  • Use some objects to help you keep track of the birds you see. Put the objects in a row and add to the row every time you see that bird.

Activity too easy?

  • Show your data a different way.

Brain Break

Be sure to take a break at least every hour or so.

There are some ideas in the slideshow, but feel free to come up with your own ideas.

Brain Breaks Week A