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Week 1- The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Week 1

Phonics Week 1 (Days 1-5):


Phonics Phase 2 Home Learning Challenges (file below)

Please choose 1 challenge to do with your grown-up each day.

Day 1


English: Read or watch ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle with your grown-up (story vido link at the top of the page). Talk about who the characters are and what they do in the story.

What does the caterpillar become at the end of the story?

Draw a picture of the Very Hungry Caterpillar using bright colours.


Maths: How many plumbs did the caterpillar eat? How many oranges? Use the pictures in the story to count how much food the Caterpillar ate on each page. Can you make your own marks for how many fruits the caterpillar ate on each page? These can be numbers, dots or tally marks- whatever you want to draw to represent the number of fruit you have counted.

Day 2


English: Read or watch ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ again. Can you predict what will happen next?

Use your counting skills to count the fruit and food as you read the story.


Maths: Draw your own Very Hungry Caterpillar using green circles for his body and q red circle for his head (see picture below). Can you draw him at the start of the story, with only 2 green circles for his body? Try drawing him with 5 green circles for his body. Count the circles as you draw them, and draw different sized hungry caterpillars. Can you write the number/ make marks that show how long your Caterpillar is?


Day 3


English: Looking at the book, do you like any of the fruit the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate? Talk to an adult about your favourite food. Can you make lunch or a snack using your favourite foods? You could make a fruit salad, or an ice cream Sunday. Take some photographs of your lunch or draw it in your book. Get your grown-up to help you label it.


Maths: Use the following worksheet to count the fruit from The Very Hungry Caterpillar story. Draw a line from the number to the correct amount of fruit. 

Day 4


English: Watch ‘The Life Cycle Of a Butterfly’ video linked below with your grown up. Talk about what is happening as your watch and see if you can link it to the Very Hungry Caterpillar Story. Draw a beautiful butterfly. You can decorate your butterfly however you want using pencils or pens, paint or glitter- maybe even collage with paper.


Maths: Use the following worksheet to continue the patterns on the Caterpillars. You can print and colour in the worksheet or draw your own caterpillars in your book and colour your own patterns.

Day 5


English: Re-read/ watch the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Can you tell your grown-up what is happening on each page? Can you predict what will happen next? What is your favourite part of the story and why? Your grown-up can help you write down what you say in your book.


Maths: Use the following worksheet to complete the following sums. Count out each group of fruit and then count how many there are all together. Use the Number line provided to write the correct number in the answer circle.