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Monday 1st February

9:00 - 9:30 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘t / T’


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 T | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

9:30 - 10:15 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ie' (Green Froggy) digraph.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


During the Zoom meeting, I will be showing the ‘Phonics-ie-Green Froggy-powerpoint’ and the children will be reading 'ie' (Green Froggy) words from the flashcards. 


Afterwards, you may watch the ‘The Thief’ video below.


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


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'ie' (Green Froggy) real words 

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'ie' (Green Froggy) 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. 

The Thief

Phonics - ie - Green Froggy - video

10:30 - 11:15 Maths

LO: To be able to subtract by crossing 10 (counting back on a number line in 2 jumps).


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


Today, we will be focusing on counting back on a number line in just 2 jumps

The first jump takes you to 10 and the next jump takes you to the answer (see examples below). 


Watch the input video or read the input powerpoint.

Then, choose an activity to complete.


Main Activity:

Subtract by crossing 10.

Count back in 2 jumps using a number line.

See pdf below.


Extra Support Activity:

Complete the main activity with the support of objects and pictures.


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 crossing 10 - input

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

Examples of Counting Back in 2 Jumps

11:15 - 11:45 KS1 Assembly


I have sent the Zoom link to parents via email.

This is an extra Zoom meeting for all KS1 children and hosted by Mrs Huotari.

11:45 - 12:30 Writing

LO: To be able to write statements.

Today, we will be focusing on how to write a statement.


A statement is a factual sentence. 

All facts are statements.

e.g. Mr Elks' favourite animal is an elephant.


Parents and children should read the ‘Northern Ireland - information’ powerpoint together.

Discuss answers to these questions: 

  • Where is Northern Ireland?
  • What is the capital city of Northern Ireland?
  • What famous landmarks are located in Belfast?
  • What is the largest lake in Northern Ireland?
  • What festivals happen every year in Northern Ireland?


Main Activity:

Reflect on what you want to know about Northern Ireland.

Write statements (factual sentences) about Northern Ireland.


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: 

Tell your child a fact about Northern Ireland and help your child to write a statement including that fact.


Extra challenge Activity:

Create a fact file about Northern Ireland, including:

  • statements (factual sentences) about Northern Ireland.
  • labelled pictures of places in or people from Northern Ireland.

13:30 – 14:15  Geography

LO: To be able to draw and label a map (of Northern Ireland).


Look at the maps of Northern Ireland below and refer back to the Northern Ireland Information powerpoint.

Explore the key places/landmarks of Northern Ireland shown on the maps.


Main Activity: 


Draw your own illustrated map of Northern Ireland, including:

  • Belfast (capital city)
  • names and drawings of key places/landmarks, e.g. The Giant’s Causeway, Lough Neough, The Marble Arch Caves of Florencevourt and Dunluce Castle.



Extra Support Activity: 


Use the Northern Ireland Map template.

Parents could write the names of places and landmarks and children could illustrate them (draw a small picture to represent them) on their map.



Extra Challenge Activity: 

  • Show names of other Northern Irish towns or counties on your map.
  • Label your map with fun facts about Northern Ireland.

14:15 - 14:45  Show and Tell with Mr Elks.

I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.

We will discuss what we have been doing over the weekend.  


Story Time with Mr Elks

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Please watch this video where I read 'The New Jumper'.

Extra Story Time - The Gingerbread Man

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Watch me read the story or read the powerpoint below.