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Primary School

Summer 2 week 6




Listen to the Story The Rainbow Fish 



  • Listen to the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’. Talk about the story with your grown-ups. Key questions: Why do you think it was important for the Rainbow Fish to share? How did it make him feel happy?
  • Create your own storybook for ‘The Rainbow Fish’. Either cut out the pictures provided below, put them in the right order and stick them into a folded piece of paper to create a storybook. Or draw your own pictures and write out the keywords.
  • Draw a picture of your friends! Practise drawing their faces, bodies and any specific features. Talk with your grown-ups about what your friends look like – who is tall? Who has brown hair? Who has freckles?


  • Complete the Rainbow Fish “colour by numbers activity” (attached below). Make your fish have lots of coloured scales!
  • Cut out a template of a fish shape. Count on different amounts of coloured stones, marbles, coloured paper or other small coloured objects to represent the “scales”. Can you make fish with a different number of scales?  Make sure you practise counting the scales each time by pointing to each one slowly and carefully. For an extra challenge, write down the number each time.
  • Have a go at the “shape dominoes” game where you make a line by matching the different 2D shapes. If you can’t print the dominoes (attached below), you can always make your own!



Topic Exploration 



  • Watch this video above about the Sesame Street characters singing about what it takes to be a good friend.
  • What do you think it means to be a good friend? How can you be a good friend? Talk with your grown-ups about the different things you need to be a good friend. If you can, write a list and add some pictures to describe things you can do to be a good friend.
  • Play a turn-taking game with someone in your family. This could be a board game like Snakes & Ladders, or an outside team game like football. Talk with your family about the importance of taking turns and sharing.





  • Practise your cutting skills using scissors to make a friendship paperchain. Cut some paper into long strips, holding the scissors steady to cut in a straight line. Then you can then decorate the paper with different patterns and pictures, and you write the names of your friends on the strips. Ask your grown-ups for help to glue the strips together and link the chain. You can then hang the chain up somewhere in your house!
  • There are lots of videos online for children’s work-outs, zumba or yoga to keep fit and stay healthy. Have a look on YouTube for some different examples that might suit you. Here is an example below:



  • Paint a picture of the Rainbow fish using different coloured paints or oil pastels.
  • Check out this recipe for egg-free sugar cookies and cut in the shape of fish. You can add icing and rainbow sprinkles!
  • Make a friendship bracelet to give to one of your friends when you next see them. You could make it with string and different coloured beads, buttons or any other materials that you have around the house.
  • Song of the Week: