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Monday 11th January

8:45 - 9:00 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘r / R’


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 R | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

This video shows and explains the pre-cursive letter formation for the letter r.

PE With Joe | Monday 11th Jan 2021

Please watch this live video at 9:00.

9:30 - 10:00 Phonics Zoom with Mr Elks


I have sent the Zoom link to parents via email.


Today we will be exploring the 'er' sound with the help of Tricky Witch. 


We will watch the power point together during the zoom meeting.


After the Zoom Meeting, please watch the video below.


I would like the children to practise their blending skills by reading 'er' nonsense words from the flashcards below.


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'er' real words which their parent/carer says out loud. 


Extra Challenge:

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



Practise your high frequency words by reading the flashcards below. 

Monster phonics land

Phonics video

You could watch this 'Alphablocks' video which features the 'er' digraph.

10:30 - 11:30 Writing


LO: To be able to write speech.


See the pages from ‘Katie In London’ below. 


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


Discuss what Grandma, Katie, Jack and the lion say to each other.


Explain that we will be writing speech between the characters from the story. 


Speech shows what the characters say to each other.


When you write speech, you need to show who is talking and how they are talking. We do this by using different speech verbs (doing words). 

E.g. said, stated, asked, replied, sighed, whispered, shouted, growled, roared, yawned, laughed and giggled.


Year 1 children are not expected to punctuate speech. However, if they would like to try to punctuate their speech then they should follow the rules below:

  • Use inverted commas ( “ ” ) at the start and end of what is being said. 

e.g.  I’ll just have a little rest , ” she yawned.

  • Commas ( , ), exclamation marks ( ! ) and question marks ( ? ) should be before the last inverted comma ( ” ).

e.g. “ Do you mind ? ” asked a very deep voice.

  • The first word of speech that comes after the first inverted comma ( “ ) should start with a capital letter. 

e.g. “ We’re very sorry ! ” replied Katie.



Write speech to show what the characters from the story are saying to each other. Try to use different speech verbs (see examples above and below) and remember to show who is saying the words.


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.
  • Use full stops at the end of a sentence.



Draw pictures of the characters with speech bubbles. Write what the characters say in their speech bubbles.

Remember to draw the speech bubble after you write the speech because you might run out of room.   


Extra challenge:

  • Try to correctly punctuate your speech (see rules above). 
  • Use adverbs to add detail to your speech.

e.g. “ Hold on tight ! ” loudly roared the lion. 

  • Use adjectives to describe the characters.      

“ Who said you could clamber all over me ? ” questioned the confused lion. 





Below are examples of speech from the story. I have used different speech verbs to show the variety of speech verbs that can be used. Please discuss the meanings of the speech verbs that are new to the children. I have also added detail by including extra adverbs and adjectives to describe the characters and how they are saying the words.  

 “I’ll just have a little rest,” she yawned.

“You two stay by the lion, then I’ll know where you are,” ordered Grandma. 

“Do you mind? asked a very deep voice.                    

“Who said you could clamber all over me?” questioned the confused lion. 

We’re very sorry!” quickly replied Katie.

“Grandma said to stay with you,” stated Katie.

“Then I suppose you must,” sighed the lion. 

“Now what shall we do?” pondered the lion.

“We wanted to see the sights, but Grandma fell asleep,” said Katie.

“Could you take us?” begged Katie.

“Oh yes, please do!” shouted Jack.

“Hold on tight!” loudly roared the lion.

“This is much better than lying on that stone all day,” he panted.

“You have no idea how cold my tummy gets. Now, where shall we go?” wondered the lion.

“You choose!” laughed Katie and Jack.

11:30 - 12:15 Maths


LO: To be able to count one more and one less.


Please watch the Maths input video or powerpoint below.


Choose a number between 11 and 20.


Identify one more than that number and one less than that number.


Repeat with another number between 11 and 20.


Please see examples below.



Use number lines and objects to help you find one more and one less than a given number. 

Use numbers between 1 and 10.


Extra challenge:

  • Find one more and one less of numbers above 20. 
  • Write numbers as words.

e.g. Fourteen is one less than fifteen.

  • Compare partitioned numbers.

e.g. 1 ten and 3 ones is one more than 1 ten and 2 ones.



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

Maths - Count one more one less - input video

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

You could watch this 'Numberblocks' video about adding one. This video could help you understand about finding one more than a given number.

13:15 – 14:15  Geography



LO: To be able to explore the differences between England and Wales.



This term, we are learning about the UK.



The UK is made of 4 countries. These countries are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 



These countries are close together and have many similarities, e.g. they all speak English.



These countries have many differences too, e.g. different flags.



Please research information about England and Wales (See below powerpoint and fact cards).



Create a colourful and interesting poster to represent your information.



Later on this term, we will be exploring Scotland and Northern Ireland.



Key Questions for each country:


  • What is its capital city?
  • What famous landmarks (buildings) are in its capital city?
  • What famous natural landmarks (mountains, lakes, etc.) does it have?
  • What is its national dish (food)?
  • What is its national flower?
  • What is its national animal/bird?
  • What is its favorite sport?
  • What is its population?

14:15 – 14:45  Show and Tell Zoom with Mr Elks


I have sent the Zoom link to parents via email.


Please be prepared to show me your learning from today and to tell me what you enjoyed learning about.


14:45 - 15:00 Story Time