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Friday 29th January

9:00 - 9:30 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘k / K’


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.

Learn to Write the Letter K | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

Learn to Write the Letter K | Pre-cursive Letter Formation. This video shows and explains the pre-cursive letter formation for the letter k.

9:30 - 10:15 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ie' Yellow I digraph.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


During the Zoom meeting, I will be showing the ‘Phonics – ie – Yellow I - input’ powerpoint and the children will be reading ‘ie’ words from the real word flashcards. 


Afterwards, you may watch the ‘A Taste of Pie’ video below.


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


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling ‘ie’ Yellow I real words 

which their parent/carer says out loud (see flashcards below). 


Extra Challenge:

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



Practise reading and spelling high frequency words using the flashcards or powerpoint.

These are words which we use a lot in our reading and writing. 

A Taste of Pie Video

Phonics - ie - Yellow I - video

10:30 - 11:30 Maths

LO: To be able to subtract by counting back and crossing 10.


Subtract by crossing 10 means that when you subtract, your answer will be below 10.

e.g. with 18 – 9 = 9 the answer is below 10. 


Watch the input video or read the input powerpoint.

Then, choose an activity to complete.


Main Activity:

Subtract by crossing 10. 

Count back using number lines.

See pdf below (you do not have to complete both sheets).


Extra Support Activity:

Subtract by crossing 10. 

Cross out pictures to help you subtract.

See pdf below.


Extra Challenge Activity:

Subtract by crossing 10. 

Solve subtraction statements in a variety of ways.

See pdf below.



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. 

Maths - Subtraction by Counting back and crossing 10 - input

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

11:30 – 12:30  Geography

LO: To be able to draw and label a street map.


Explore the street maps of Cardiff (see below link).

Discuss what is included on a street map,

e.g, roads, road names, bridges, rivers, parks, attractions and important places. 


Street maps should include a key (sometimes called legend).

A map key shows what the symbols/pictures on the map mean.


A street map should also include a compass to show were is north, east, south and west. 

Explore the ‘Street Maps With Key Examples’ (see below link).

These are made-up street maps which include a key and compass.


Discuss ideas for your own street map:


  • What physical (natural) features and human (man-made) features will you include on your map?
  • What attractions and important places will you include on your map?
  • How will you explain your symbols/pictures using a key?
  • How will you show the directions of places on the map?


Main Activity: 


Draw your own made-up street map.

Include some street names.

Draw symbols/pictures to show physical (natural) features and human (man-made features).

Draw symbols/pictures to show attractions (park, pier, fun fair, circus, art gallery, museum, etc.)

and important places (e.g. shops, school, town hall, hospital, police station, fire station, harbour, etc.)

Create a key to show what your symbols/pictures mean.

Include a compass to help with directions. 



Extra Support Activity: 


Children could draw the map with support from parents. 

Children could draw the symbols/pictures.

Parents could write the names of roads and key information.



Extra Challenge Activity: 

Base your street map on a place that we have learned about,

e.g. Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Dover.


13:30 - 14:15  RE (complete after Home Learning Awards Zoom Meeting)

LO: To be able to learn about St David and St David’s Day




St David is the patron saint of Wales. 

St David’s Day is a special day that comes once a year.

On St David’s Day, Welsh people remember the life of St David and celebrate their culture. 

Read ‘The Story of St David’ powerpoint and the ‘All about St David’s Day’ powerpoint.





  1. Who is St David?
  2. When is St David’s Day?
  3. How is St David’s Day commemorated?
  4. What do some children wear on St David’s Day?
  5. What is the biggest event on St David’s Day?



SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES (complete at least one)


  • Retell the story of St David by drawing a storyboard showing the key moments of the story.
  • Retell the story of St David by writing your own version. Try to include description, joining words and speech.
  • Write a fact file about St David, including facts about him and pictures.
  • Draw and label a picture of traditional Welsh clothing which are worn on St David’s Day.
  • Create a poster to advertise St David’s Day. Include information about the celebrations and eye-catching pictures.   

14:15 - 14:45  Year One Awards with Mr Elks.

I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


First, I will present the Home Learning Awards for each subject.

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


Story Time - Goldilocks and the Three Bears