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Monday 1st March

9:00 - 9:15 Number Bond Challenge

Number bonds are numbers that total the same amount.

Find all number bonds to 1.

0 + _ = 1,        1 + _ = 1

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


Extra Challenge:

Find all number bonds to 6.

0 + _ = 6,        1 + _ = 6,        2 + _ = 6,        3 + _ = 6,        

4 + _ = 6,        5 + _ = 6,        6 + _ = 6

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

Number Bonds to 1

Number bonds for 1 video. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number.

Number Bonds to 6

Learn the number bonds for 6. 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 ‘g / G’

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 'g'

Improve Your Handwriting. This video demonstrates how to form the letter 'g' using precursive letter formation.

09:30 - 10:00 Phonics with Mr Elks

Today we will be exploring the ‘o’ Miss Oh No sound.


During the Zoom meeting, we will be reading through the input powerpoint

I would like the children to practise their blending skills by reading ‘o’ Miss Oh No words using the nonsense words flashcards (see below).

Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'o’ Miss Oh No words which their parent/carer reads out loud from the powerpoint (see below). 


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the ‘o’ Miss Oh No 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



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. 

Oh Miss Oh No Song

o - Miss Oh No - video

 10:00 - 11:15 Writing

10:00 -10:20 draw picture of imaginary animal

10:20 – 10:35 break

10:35 -11:15 describe imaginary animal

LO: To be able to describe a character.


Read the first part of ‘Oh, the Thinks You Can Think’ by Dr Seuss.

Explain that this story is about the power of our imagination.

Discuss answers to these questions:

  • What is happening in the story?
  • What things imaginary things can you see?
  • What would your imaginary animal look like?
  • How would you describe your imaginary animal?


Main Activity:

Draw a picture of an imaginary animal.

Write a few detailed sentences underneath the picture to describe your imaginary animal.

(see example below).


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: 

Label your picture with descriptive words and phrases to describe your imaginary animal.


Extra challenge Activity::

  • Use your senses of sight, hearing, smell and touch to help you describe the animal.
  •  Use joining words to add extra detail to your descriptive sentences.
  • Write similes to describe your imaginary animal.



A guff is as furry as a hairball.

Its fur is tangled and frizzy.

It has a very long tail with five fuzzy balls. 

 His hands and feet are pointy like needles.

He has a round and unimpressed face.    

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

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Watch this video or click on the link below to read the pages.
11:15 – 11:30  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.

Arithmetic - Counting to 50

Practise counting to 50 and beyond.

11:30 - 12:30 Maths

LO: To be able to compare numbers within 50.


Please watch the input video or read the input powerpoint.

Explain the > means greater than, < mean less than and = means equal to (the same).

We are going to use these words and symbols to order numbers.

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


Main Activity:

Choose two numbers between 20 and 50. 

Compare the amounts using language of and symbols of greater than >, less than < and equal to =.

Repeat activity again using different numbers between 20 and 50.


Extra Support Activity:

Complete the main activity using numbers between 0 and 20.

Use pictures to represent the numbers.

Compare the numbers using the > < = symbols.


Extra Challenge Activity:

Compare addition and subtraction statements,

e.g.      20 + 5 > 22 + 2,          37 – 6 < 36 - 3

Write the amounts as words. 




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. 

Compare numbers within 50

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

13:30 – 14:30  Geography (continue after Show and Tell)

LO: To be able to learn about Africa.


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


Please read the ‘Key Words and World Map’ powerpoint. 

Explain the key words.

Name and show the location of the 7 continents of the world.

What is bigger, a country or a continent?

A continent is bigger than a country because it is made up of lots of countries.

Show the location of Africa on the world map. 


Please read the ‘Learn About Africa - input’ powerpoint. 

Read the facts and explore the pictures about Africa.

You can also read the ‘African Landmarks with cbeebies’ powerpoint and read the African fact cards to understand more about Africa.


Main Activity: 

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


The third continent we will be exploring is Africa. 

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

  • Label a map of Africa.
  • Write facts about Africa.
  • Draw pictures of famous African landmarks.
  • Paint pictures of African animals.
  • Create a poster persuading people to visit Africa.


Click on the link below to find information and templates.

Learn About Africa with Mr Elks

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Watch this video input or click on the link below to read information about Africa.

14:15 - 14:30  Show and Tell with Mr Elks

I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.

We will discuss what we have done over the weekend.

'Around the World with Max and Lemon' read by Mr Elks

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Watch this video or read the powerpoint above.