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Monday 25th January

9:00 - 9:30 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘b / B’


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 B | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

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

9:30 - 10:15 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ue' (Cool Blue) digraph.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


During the Zoom meeting, I will be showing the ‘Phonics-ue-powerpoint’ and the children will be reading ‘ue’ words from the real words flashcards. 


Afterwards, you may watch the ‘UE ooh Cool Blue’ and or the 'Alphablocks' videos below.


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


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'ue' real words 

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'ue' 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. 

Phonics - ue - video

UE ooh Cool Blue

10:30 - 11:15 Maths

LO: To be able to add by making 10.


Please watch the Maths input video or powerpoint below. 


Today, we are learning about making 10 to help us add. 

If we wanted to find the answer to 6 + 7, we can partition (break apart) the 7 into 4 and 3.

Then, we add the 4 to the 6 which makes 10 (6 + 4 = 10).

Finally, all we need to do is add the left over 3 (10 + 3 = 13)

We can use this method to show how two addition statements are the same (equal).

6 + 7 is the same as 10 + 3.

6 + 7 = 10 + 3


Please see below 'Maths Activity' powerpoint and pdfs.


Extra Support Activity:

See below example. 

Use objects or draw tens frames to help you.

Show that two addition statements are the same by making 10. 


Main Activity:

See below example. 

Draw tens frames to help you.

Show that two addition statements are the same by making 10. 


Extra challenge Activity:

See below example. 

Draw part / whole models to help you.

Show that two addition statements are the same by making 10. 



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 - Add by making 10 - input

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

Extra Support Activity (repeat using different numbers that add to a total beyond 10)

Main Activity (draw ten frame pictures to help you)

Extra Challenge Activity (use part/whole models)

11:15 - 11:45  Assembly with Mrs Huotari.


I have sent the Zoom link to parents via email.

11:45 - 12:30 Writing

LO: To be able to write questions.

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


A question should always start with one of these words:

  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • Why
  • Who
  • How
  • Do

A question should end with a question mark ( ?)


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: 

Parents can write questions with missing punctuation (question marks), capital letters and/or words.

With support, children can edit the questions by adding punctuation (question marks), capital letters and/or words. 


Main Activity:

Reflect on what you want to know about Wales. 

Write questions, e.g:

  • Where is Wales?
  • What is the capital city of Wales?
  • What is the highest mountain in Wales?
  • How high is the mountain?
  • What do they like to eat in Wales?
  • Who is the Welsh patron saint?
  • What are the national emblems for Wales?

Next, read the Wales Information powerpoint (see below), the Illustrated Map of Wales (see below) and use the internet to find answers to your questions.

Verbally answer your questions with support from your parents. 


Extra challenge Activity:

After writing your questions:

  • Research the answers by using the powerpoint/illustrated map or the internet.
  • Write answers to your sentences as statements (factual sentences).

13:30 – 14:15  Geography (continue after Show and Tell Zoom meeting)



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


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

Explore the key places/landmarks of Wales shown on the maps.


Main Activity: 


Draw your own illustrated map of Wales, including:

  • Cardiff (capital city)
  • names and drawings of key places/landmarks, e.g. Snowdonia (Mount Snowdon), Menai Bridge, Caernarform Castle and Principality Stadium.



Extra Support Activity: 


Use the Wales Map template.

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



Extra Challenge Activity: 


  • Show names of other Welsh towns or counties on your map.
  • Label your map with fun facts about Wales.

Maps of Wales

Illustrated Maps of Wales

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

I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


First, we will discuss what we have been doing over the weekend.  

Next, I will read more of ‘Paddington’s Guide to London’.