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Monday 8th February

9:00 - 9:15 Number Bond Challenge


Number bonds are numbers that total the same amount.


Find all number bonds to 6.


0 + _ = 6,        1 + _ = 6,        2 + _ = 6,        3 + _ = 6,        4 + _ = 6,        5 + _ = 6         6 + _ = 6

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 ‘v / V’


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 V - Pre-cursive Letter Formation

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

9:30 - 10:15 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'au' Tricky Witch digraph.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


During the Zoom meeting, I will be showing the input powerpoint.


Afterwards, you may watch the ‘If I was an Author’ video below.


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


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

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'au' Tricky Witch 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. 

If I was an Author

Phonics - au - Tricky Witch - video

Count to 100 Song

Learn to count to 50 and beyond.

10:30 - 11:15 Maths

LO: To be able to count to 50.

This is our first lesson of the new Place Value Unit that focuses on numbers up to 50.


Main Activity:

Draw pictures to represent some numbers beyond 20 and up to 50.


Extra Challenge Activity:

Complete the Main Activity but also write the numbers as words. 


Extra Support Activity:

Complete the Main Activity but focus on numbers up to 20.



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. 

Numbers to 50

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

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.

11:30 - 12:30 Writing

LO: To be able to describe a setting.


Read the first part of ‘Katie and the British Artists’.

Explore The Cornfield by John Constable, shown in the story or see the real painting close to the bottom of this page.


Imagine you are there.

What would you see?

e.g. tall trees, narrow stream, long paths, grassy fields, cloudy sky, distant hills, fluffy sheep and a sleeping boy.

What would you hear?

e.g. swaying trees, trickling stream, panting dog, shuffling sheep, and gusty wind.

What would you smell?

e.g. fresh grass, scented flowers and Summer air.

What would you feel?

e.g. cool breeze, peaceful and relaxed.


Main Activity:

Use your senses to describe the setting shown in ‘The Cornfield’ painting.

Remember to use adjectives (describing words) to add detail to your description.


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: 

Complete these sentences based on ‘The Cornfield’ paining:

I can see ________________________________________________.

I can hear _______________________________________________.

I can smell ______________________________________________.

I can feel ________________________________________________.


Extra challenge Activity:

Add extra detail to diary by:

  • Using adverbs.

e.g. wonderfully, peacefully, tranquilly, beautifully, slowly, quickly and wildly.

  • Write similes.

e.g. The clouds are fluffy like floating sheep. The grass is as comfortable as a cosy bed. 

Click the link below to read the 1st part of the story.

Katie and the British Artists read by Mr Elks - 1st part

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Please pause the video when I ask comprehensions questions so that you can discuss them with your child.

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

LO: To be able to explore shadow techniques. 


Explore The Cornfield by John Constable (see below).


This is a landscape painting which is a painting that focuses on scenery.


Usually landscape paintings show natural scenery like the country-side. 


Landscapes are longer horizontally (side to side) to match the field of view of our own eyes.  


Observe the shadows cast by the tall trees.


Notice the darkness that the shadows create during a bright Summer’s day.


The trees and the path in the foreground (close by) are dark in colour while the field, the path and the sky in the background (far away) are light in colour.


Main Activity:

Create a landscape showing the countryside on a sunny day. 

Include tall trees that cast shadows.

Use dark and cold colours to show the shadows.

Use light and warm colours to show where there are no shadows blocking the sun.

Use paint, pastels, crayons or pencils. 


Extra Support Activity:

Experiment with colour by painting shadowy objects using dark/cold colours and bright objects usimg light/warm colours.


Extra Challenge Activity:

Try to include a detailed background.

The Cornfield by John Constable

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 at the weekend.

Story Time - Rapunzel

Rapunzel red by Mr Elks

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Please pause the video when I ask comprehensions questions so that you can discuss them with your child.