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Friday 5th March

9:00 - 9:15 Number Bond Challenge

Number bonds are numbers that total the same amount.

Find all number bonds to 5.

0 + _ = 5,        1 + _ = 5,        2 + _ = 5,        3 + _ = 5,        4 + _ = 5,        5 + _ = 5

Practise recalling your (saying your) number bonds as quick as possible to improve your fluency.


Extra Challenge:

Find all number bonds to 10.

0 + _ = 10,      1 + _ = 10,      2 + _ = 10,      3 + _ = 10,      4 + _ = 10,

5 + _ = 10,      6 + _ = 10,      7 + _ = 10,      8 + _ = 10,      9 + _ = 10,      10 + _ = 10

Practise recalling your (saying your) number bonds as quick as possible to improve your fluency.

Number Bonds to 5

Learn the number bonds for 5. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number.

Number Bonds to 10

Number bonds for 10 song. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number.

9:15 - 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.


Extra Challenge:

Try to join your letters by practising writing high frequency words (see document below).

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

Today we will be exploring the ‘er’ and ‘est’ suffix.


A suffix is a group of letters that joins to the end of a word (root word) to change its meaning.

er’ can be joined to ‘big’ to make ‘bigger’.

est’ can be joined to ‘big’ to make ‘biggest’. 

See what happens to the ‘g’ in ‘big’ when you add the suffixes. You have to double the ‘g’.


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

Discuss how the meanings of the words change.

Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling words which their parent/carer reads out loud from the flashcards (see below). 


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the ‘er’ and ‘est’ words. 

Remember to use a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. 

Also, remember to write on the line and use lead-ins/lead-outs

Song of Twos

Practise counting in 2s.

Multiply by 2 Song

Practise your 2 times tables.

10:30 - 11:30 Maths

LO: To be able to count in 2s.

Please watch the input video or read the input powerpoint.

Counting in 2s helps us to identify our even number and mutliples of 2s.

You can complete the ‘Activities Questions’ document or complete one of the activities described below.


Main Activity:

Write the multiples of 2 (2 times tables) up to at least 24.

Write them in ascending and descending order. 

Draw pictures to show the different multiples of 2 and how 2 more are added each time. 


Extra Support Activity:

Use object to represent your multiple of 2.

Use a hundred square (see below) to help you count in 2s. 


Extra Challenge Activity:

Count in 2s beyond 24.

How far can you go?



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. 

Count in 2s - input

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

11:30 - 12:00 PE

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Can you complete this PE challenge?

13:00 - 13:30 Reading

LO: To be able to explain my feelings about a text.


Today, the Explain Viper (see below) will be helping us to think about and explain what we like about ‘Oh, the Thinks You Can Think’. 

Please read the last part of ‘Oh, the Thinks You Can Think’ by Dr Seuss (see link below). 


Main Activity:


Write a clear explanation about what you like about this book.

Think about:

  • The rhyming words.
  • The funny made-up words.
  • The imaginary characters.
  • The dream-like settings.
  • The colorful illustrations.


Example Explanation:

I like ‘Oh, the Thinks You Can Think’ because it is full of colourful illustrations showing dream-like settings. I also like the imaginary characters who do silly things. I find the rhyming words and made-up words funny too.


Extra Support Activity: 

Verbally discuss what you like about the story with your parent.


Extra Challenge Activity:

Create a colourful poster showing all of the things that you like about the book.


  • Your favourite characters from the book.
  • Your favourite places from the book.
  • Your favourite words from the book.

'Oh, the Thinks You Can Think' read by Mr Elks - final part

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Please watch this video or click on the link below to read the pages.

13:30 – 14:15  Geography (continue after Year One Awards)

LO: To be able to learn about South America.


Throughout this term, we will be learning about the continents of the world; different weather around the world and famous explorers. 


Please read the ‘Learn About South America - input’ powerpoint. 

Explain the map. read the facts and explore the pictures of South America.

You can also click on the below link to find lots of other information about South America.


Main Activity: 

I want us to create a scrapbook about the 7 continents of the world. 


The fifth continent that we will be exploring is South America. 

Complete some of these suggested activities for your South America pages of your Continents Scrap Book:

  • Label a map of South America (see document below).
  • Write facts about South America (see template below).
  • Paint pictures of famous South American landmarks (human and physical).
  • Create a poster persuading people to visit South America.
  • Draw what you think Paddington’s home in Peru looks like.

Learn About South American with Mr Elks

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Please watch this video and click on the link below to find lots of facts, pictures and templates.

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

14:45 - 15:00 Story Time with Mr Elks

'Paddington at the Carnival' read by Mr Elks

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I have chosen this story today because we have been learning about South America which is where Paddington is from. Also, we have learned a little bit about Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.