• Lander Road Primary School,
  • Pennington Road,
  • Litherland,
  • Merseyside,
  • L21 8HY
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Pre-School Care (2 year olds)

Around the World

Miss Melville thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make an Indian curry and Mrs Kirby made a wholesome roast dinner which originated in the UK. 


Welcome back to our webpage, we hope this finds you all safe and well. Your teachers enjoyed this weeks topic learning about countries from around the world, please email your photographs so we can add them to our photo album above. This weeks topic is one that you will all enjoy, it is music! 
We know how much you all love to sing and dance. Language skills are developed so much through music and singing and it’s something the whole family can do together. Below are some ideas for the week and we will send other ideas through 2 Simple also. Stay safe and enjoy x


The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about music. Learning may focus on famous musicians, listening to and performing music and exploring a range of music genres and instruments.



Nursery Rhyme Basket

  • Can you create your own Nursery rhyme basket using objects and toys from around your home. E.g. spoon (hey diddle diddle) toy cow (Old McDonald), doll (Miss Polly had a dolly)





  • Use a bed sheet to make your own parachute with your family. Play different games and sing rhymes. Some ideas can be found online or on the downloadable sheets below


Drummers Drumming

  • Using pots, pans and baking trays from the kitchen lay out your own ‘drum kit’. Allow your child to explore by banging and tapping the pans to see the different sounds they make. Extend this activity by tapping out a rhythm and asking your child to listen to it then repeat it. You could make this more difficult by adding in a blindfold so they have to rely on the sound to identify which pot or pan they need to hit to copy.


Make your own Music

  • Your child could create a guitar using a plastic tub with elastic bands wrapped around it or use a bottle with rice or pasta inside to shake. Send a picture of your musical instrument to your teachers. Can your child draw instructions on how to make a guitar for somebody else to follow?


Play ‘What’s that Sound?’

  • Game 1- Hum a song to your child that they are likely to know. Can they guess which song it is from the tune alone? Take it in turns to hum out a tune.
  • Game 2-  Go into a room of the house while your child listens outside of the door. Make a sound or play a rhythm out on an item in the room e.g. tapping on the table. Open the door and ask your child to find what you used to make the sound.


A Family Music Show

  • Ask each member of the family to prepare a song and then put on a singing performance. You could select someone to be the judge or ask a family member to watch on a video call and decide on the winner. Don’t forget to send the invite first (see writing task).  


Discovering Different Eras









  • Click on the links above and listen to a sample. Which era did your child find most enjoyable to listen to? Can they dance in the same style?


Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

Numbots. Your child can access this programme with their school login.

IXL Click on Maths, Reception. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.

Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.



Walking Bingo

Playing, Learning and Staying Safe At Home!

Sporting Challenge 'Two Hand Catch'

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Can you count how many times Miss Melville catches her teddy? Can you beat her?

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I think Mrs Kirby holds the record so far. Can you beat her?
Whole School 95.7%
  • Year 1 96.3%
  • Year 2 95.1%
  • Year 3 96.8%
  • Year 4 96.1%
  • Year 5 93.9%
  • Year 6 96%
  • Delamere 909
  • Mersey 882
  • Sherwood 921
  • Great North 744
Please see the 'COVID 19 information and letters' section under 'News and Events' for the latest information regarding school closures. May 11th Update - The government's ambition is for all primary school children to return to school for a month before the summer if feasible, though this will be kept under review.