Claremont Primary and Nursery School

A Brighter Future for Everyone

Week 3 w/c 18th Jan

Week 2 

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

You can find the link to this book below.


Here are our suggested learning activities this week. Please remember there is no expectation for any or all of these to be completed.


  • Watch the story together. At the end talk about what they liked about the story. Some suggested questions could be:
    Are you wearing any buttons? What shape are they? What colour are they? Can you count how many you are wearing? How does it feel if you loose something?


  • In class we will be sorting buttons into shape, size or colour. You could do this activity at home with buttons, toys, coins or anything else you can think of! Talk to your child about how they can be sorted. Offer them prompts such as shall we put all the big ones over here? Shall we put all the blue ones together?


  • Learn the Cool Cat Boogie! This week in class we will be learning a new dance move. You can find the dance steps below.


  • Later on in the week when I am in school I will film a phonics session for your child to join in with at home. We will be looking at words that all start with the same sound. I will post on Dojo when this is ready.


  • We will also be practising our counting skills by counting the buttons on a shirt. You could do this at home with a real shirt or you could you the drawing app on Class Dojo to draw your own buttons for your child to count. 


  • We are continuing to focus on building up the strength in your child's hands to support them being ready to practise name writing. Here are some of the ways you could do this at home:
  • Moulding playdough
  • Insert pipe cleaners into the holes of a box
  • Cut a straw and thread through a piece of string
  • Use a hole punch
  • Cutting 
  • Pouring water into jugs in the bath
  • Construction such as Lego or Duplo
  • Colouring
  • Placing small objects such as buttons on a drawn line 


  • If your child is ready to write their name you could write it out with a light coloured felt tip or highlighter pen and ask your child to trace over the letters. 

  • Little and often is the key to  name writing. Spending up to 10 minutes everyday will help to make a big difference with their writing skills.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

18.01Our book of the week Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.