Week Commencing 18 May 2020: Home Learning ‘Barry The Fish With Fingers’

Monday 18 May 2020

This week’s story is Barry the fish with fingers by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

Watch it on the link below or if you have it at home read it together.


Here are some activities that you can try that are linked to the story.

Health and self-care – Can you practice putting on your gloves? We do this in nursery when we are going outside. Remember to wiggle your fingers into each finger space. There are 5 on each hand. Can you count them?

 Creative – Finger painting – If you have paint at home you can practice some finger painting. Cut out the shape of a fish and fill it with a colourful finger paint patterns. How many colours will you use?

Sing together – The fish in the ocean.


Mathematics – Draw around your own hand or your child’s and cut it out. How many fingers can you see ? Fold down the fingers one at a time and ask your child to count how many now. Use more than one hand to extend to 10.

Under the sea counting game – Topmarks.co.uk. You will get onto the website home page. Select Early Years and there are lots of interactive counting activities to play.

Get active – Join in with the finger song and get active. Follow the link below.

Watch – Do you like fishcakes ? Have you ever wondered how fish cakes are made. What do you think the ingredients are ? Maddie finds out on the link below.

We are enjoying seeing your photos, but just an email would be great too.  Our email address is: stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

We would love to hear about what you have been doing. Also we are happy to answer any of your questions too.

Have fun!