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Friday 22nd January

9:00 - 9:30 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘y / Y’


You need to try to write on the line whilst using lead-ins and lead-outs. You don’t need lead-ins and lead-outs for capital letters. 


Please see the demonstration video and example below.

How to write the letter 'y' | Improve Your Handwriting

How to write the letter 'y' | Improve Your Handwriting. This video demonstrates how to form the letter 'y' using precursive letter formation.

9:30 - 10:15 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ow' (Miss Oh No) digraph.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


I will be showing the ‘Phonics-ow-powerpoint’ during the Zoom meeting. 


Afterwards, watch the ‘The ow Song’ video and the ‘Alphablocks - Glow’ video.


I would like the children to practise their blending skills by reading 'ow' words using the flashcards (see below).


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'ow' words 

which their parent/carer says out loud. 


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'ow' words. Remember to use a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. 



Practise blending and segmenting ‘ow’ words by completing the Purple Mash Phonics activity.    

Practise your alphabet by dancing and singing along to the ‘Alphabet Song’ (see below). 

Alphablocks - Glow

Learn about the 'ow' Miss Oh No digraph.

The ow Song

Phonics - ow - Miss Oh No - video

Alphabet Song | BBC Super Movers

Naomi Wilkinson brings the alphabet to life with this memorable song and movement routine.

10:30 - 11:30 Writing

LO: To be able to write a story


See the final extract from ‘Katie In Scotland’ below. 

Parents/carers should read the text whilst the children listen and explore the illustrations. 


This week we have been reading the ‘Katie in Scotland’ story, which is about Katie’s adventure with Nessie (the Loch Ness Monster).


Discuss what Katie did on her adventure with Nessie:

  • Where did they go?
  • What did they see?
  • Who did they meet?
  • What did they do?
  • How did they feel?

Discuss what you would like to do if you went on an adventure with Nessie.

  • Where would you go?
  • What would you see?
  • Who would you meet?
  • What would you do?
  • How would you feel?


Main Activity:

Write a short story about your adventure with Nessie the Loch Ness Monster (see below example). Include:

  • Descriptions of characters and settings.
  • Speech between characters.


Other Key skills:

  • Think about what you want to write and say it out loud first. 
  • Sound out (segment) words when you are spelling them.
  • Write on the line.
  • Use finger spaces between words.
  • Use lead-ins and lead-outs.
  • Use capital letters at the beginning of a sentence.


Extra Support Activity:

Use ‘2 Create a Story’ activity on Purple Mash to draw what happens on your adventure with Nessie. Write sentences below each illustration to describe what is happening.  


Extra challenge Activity:

Add extra detail to your story by:

  • using joining words, e.g. and, but, so, because
  • using fronted adverbials, e.g. Then, Next, Afterwards
  • writing similes, e.g. He was as large as a mountain. He was ancient like a dinosaur.


Adventure Story Example


One beautiful Summer's day, I visited Loch Ness. The Loch quietly reflected the warm rays of the sun. Suddenly, I noticed a ripple on the water's surface. This ripple turned into a gurgle and then out popped the strangest creature I had ever seen. It had a long serpentine neck and tail. Its body was covered with green scales.


Before I could say a word, it spoke to me in a strange voice, "Hello, my name is Nessie. Let's go on an adventure together."


"What a wonderful idea! But, where should we go?" I replied. 


"We can climb Ben Nevis. It's the tallest mountain in Scotland."


Without a second thought, I jumped onto Nessie's back and we set of towards Ben Nevis. 


The gigantic mountain pierced the cloudy sky. It took a long time to climb it. Sometimes we would rest and talk about famous places in Scotland, like Edinburgh Castle. We felt terribly tired when we eventually arrived at the peak of the mountain.

It was hard work but it was all worth it. The view from the top was amazing. We could see all across the beautiful Highlands.


After relaxing at the peak for a while, we decided that we better go back home. Once again, I climbed onto Nessie's back and we began our return journey. It was a lot quicker to descend the mountain as we quickly slid down it on Nessie's bulbous tummy. We made it back to the loch in no time. 


"Thank you for climbing Ben Nevis with me," said Nessie.

"You are welcome. What an amazing adventure it was!" replied Katie.


Finally, Nessie sank into the depths of Loch Ness and I returned home with my mind full of unforgettable memories. 

Katie in Scotland - final extract

11:30 - 12:30 Maths

LO: To be able to add ones using number bonds.


Please watch the Maths input video or powerpoint below.

You could also watch the YouTube videos below.


Today, we are focusing on identifying number bonds.

Number bonds are different sets of amounts which add up to the same total (answer).


We are also focusing on being systematic.

This means to find number bonds in order, starting with 0.


Main Activity:

Systematically identify all number bonds to 20 (see example below).

Use objects or draw pictures to help you with your adding.


Extra Support Activity:

Systematically identify all number bonds to 10.

Use objects or draw pictures to help you with your adding.


Extra challenge Activity:

Systematically identify number bonds to 50 using multiples of tens and multiples of five.

Use objects or draw pictures to help you with your adding.



Find all number bonds for 20.

Work systematically (go in order).

e.g. number bonds to 20:

0 + 20 = 20,  1 + 19 = 20,  2 + 18 = 20,  3 + 17 = 20,  4 + 16 = 20,  5 + 15 = 20,  6 + 14 = 20,  7 + 13 = 20, 

8 + 12 = 20,  9 + 11 = 20,  10 + 10 = 20,  11 + 9 = 20,  12 + 8 = 20,  13 + 7 = 20,  14 + 6 = 20,  15 + 5 = 20,

16 + 4 = 20,  17 + 3 = 20,  18 + 2 = 20,  19 + 1 = 20,  20 + 0 = 20



Look at the Maths plenary document below. Discuss the 'True or False' question.

This is a very important activity that helps the children to grow their reasoning (problem solving) skills.


Optional Extra Practise:

If you would like to practise your addition skills some more, you can complete the Purple Mash activity (see 2Dos).

Number bonds 10 - KS1

Number bonds video series teaching children how to count using all the associated number bonds of 10.

Number Bonds to 20

Explore the number bonds to 20.

Hey 20 You've got a lot of friends

A fun song about number bonds to 20.

Maths - Find and make number bonds - input

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

Main Activity Examples


13:30 - 14:15  RE (continue after Show and Tell ZOOM meeting)

LO: To be able to explore the Holy Communion.




Talk about what is happening in the picture in Church’s Story 1 pages 28-29 (people receiving Holy Communion).  Holy Communion means being close to Jesus and God his Father.  It also means being close to each other.  We are all God’s children.


Introduce the words chalice, host and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and talk about them.

Chalice = a large cup for wine (Jesus’ blood).

Host = sacramental bread (Jesus’ body).

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion = Someone who gives Holy Communion to other people.




  1. What do you see in the picture? (Priest, people, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Chalice)
  2. What is happening? (The priest giving the host, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion giving the chalice)
  3. What do people do who do not receive Holy Communion? (cross arms against their chest and receive a blessing)




† Role-play the special meal of the Mass.  Act out what happens at Mass.

† Draw, paint or make your own chalice.

Chalice Examples

14:15 - 14:45  Home Learning Awards with Mr Elks.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


I will be presenting awards for each subject to children who have been learning at home. 


Next, we will discuss what we are looking forward to do at the weekend.


Finally, I will read more of ‘Paddington’s Guide to London’.