Life Skills

Miss Kemp has prepared these Life Skills posters for you.  It would be brilliant if you could work on developing these skills with your child.

Reception - click here.

Year 1 - click here.

Year 2 - click here.

Year 3 - click here.

Year 4 - click here.

Year 5 - click here.

Year 6 - click here.


Lifeskills and Outdoor Learning Challenges:

Each week Miss Thompson and Miss Webb are sending out a Lifeskills and an Outdoor Learning challenge to you via email.  To view these, see below.


WB 18th May:

Outdoor Learning:

The 15th of May was Endangered Animals Day. We all know about endangered animals such as rhinos and tigers but did you know we have endangered animals here in the UK too? This weeks challenge is to carry out some research and find out which creatures are endangered here. You can just have a look and read up on this or you can make a leaflet or poster, its up to you! Can you find out what the UK BAP species list is? Do you know what a SSSI is?

The good news is that there is lots we can do to help the wildlife around us, even in a busy town like Ashford!

Use the websites below to find out more:


Can you make a healthy snack for yourself or help to cook a meal for your family?
Remember to ask an adult for help if you're not sure, or if you need to use something sharp or hot.

You may need to weigh or measure your ingredients and time how long your dish needs cooking for.

If this is something that you already do regularly, could you learn to make a new dish? Or create a new dish using familiar ingredients for your family to try?


WB 11th May:

Outdoor Learning:

This weeks outdoor learning challenge is to create some colourful creatures for your garden, balcony or bedroom windowsill. When out for a walk collect some different size stones and bring them home. Give them a wash and leave to dry. Use paints and pens to decorate them and turn them into insects, amphibians, animals or birds - have a look at the pictures here to get some ideas! If you are putting your stones outside it is best to use acrylic paints and to seal them with varnish to make them waterproof and to keep the colours bright. Have fun creating your creature families and friends!


Do you know what to do in an emergency?

Can you find out what an emergency is? What types of emergency are there? Who could you ask/call for help?
Think about what you might do in the following situations:
• Someone is seriously injured or won't wake up
• There is a fire (do you have a fire escape plan at home?)
If you need to call 999, you will need to give the address of where you need help, can you remember your home address from your life skills challenge a few weeks ago?

Basic First Aid
If someone is hurt but it isn't serious, what can we do to help?
Can you find out what the best treatment is for the following injuries:
• Cut or graze from falling over
• Bump to the head
• Burn
• Scald (burn from hot liquid)
• Splinter
• Sprain
The NHS have a special phone number (111) that you can call if you need advice or medical treatment quickly, and you cannot wait for an appointment to see your doctor but if it is NOT an emergency.


WB 4th May:

Outdoor Learning:

This week's outdoor challenge is to learn to identify some birds from their songs. With much less traffic about, this is the perfect time to stop and listen to the sounds of birds all around us, in the garden, on our daily walks and even first thing in the morning before getting out of bed! The website (click here) will play recordings of some of the birds you might hear and the poster (click here) describes the call of the birds. Good luck nature detectives!


Can you fold and put away your own clothes?

You will need to decide which items of clothing need folding and which will go on hangers in the wardrobe (if you have one). Experiment with different ways to fold different items and how to hang various items on the correct types of hangers.


WB 27th April:

Outdoor Learning:

This weeks challenge is all about bees, nature's little superheroes! If you want to find out more have a look at the following website, click here.

For a bee identification poster, click here.

To learn how to make a habitat for ground nesting bees, click here.


Can you tell the time on an analogue clock?

This challenge will vary depending upon what you already know so here are some Steps to Success. Find the best starting point for you and aim to complete the next level - and beyond if you wish!

Level 1: I know how many hours in a day, minutes in an hour and seconds in a minute.
Level 2: I can recognise 'o'clock' times on the clock.
Level 3: I can recognise 'half past' times on the clock.
Level 4: I can recognise 'quarter past' times on the clock.
Level 5: I can recognise 'quarter to' times on the clock.
Level 6: I can recognise 5 and 10 past the hour.
Level 7: I can recognise 20 and 25 past the hour.
Level 8: I can recognise 25 to on the clock and know that it is the same as 35 minutes past the previous hour.
Level 9: I can recognise 20 to on the clock and know that it is the same as 40 minutes past the previous hour.
Level 10: I can recognise 10 to on the clock and know that it is the same as 50 minutes past the previous hour.
Level 11: I can recognise 5 to on the clock and know that it is the same as 55 minutes past the previous hour.
Level 12: I can tell the time to the nearest minute past the hour. e.g. 1 minute past 12.
Level 13: I can tell the time to the nearest minute to the hour. e.g. 3 minutes to 7.
Level 14: I can write the analogue time in a digital format. Recognising that digital time always uses minutes past the hour. e.g. ten minutes to 5 is written as 4:50.
Level 15: I can solve problems using time, for examples, working out what time it will be in half an hour.

Learning to tell the time is best done little and often. If you don't have an analogue clock at home, could you make one with things around the house like the examples below?


WB 20th April:


Can you use the washing machine to help put a wash load on?

As an extra challenge, you could find out what the symbols, on the washing labels inside your clothes, mean!