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Thursday 11th February

Story Time with Mr Elks - Cinderella

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Watch this video of the traditional tale or read the powerpoint version below.

9:00 - 9:15 Number Bond Challenge


Number bonds are numbers that total the same amount.


Find all number bonds to 9.


0 + _ = 9,        1 + _ = 9,        2 + _ = 9,        3 + _ = 9,        


4 + _ = 9,        5 + _ = 9,        6 + _ = 9,        7 + _ = 9,


8 + _ = 9,        9 + _ = 9

Number Bonds to 9

Number bonds for 9 song. 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 ‘a / A’


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 A

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

9:30 - 10:00 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ear' (saying air) Tricky Witch trigraph.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


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


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


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'ear' (saying air) Tricky Witch real words 

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'ear' (saying air) 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. 

10:00 - 10:45  Outdoor Exercise

Please take this time to be active outdoors.

10:45 - 11:15  KS1 Celebration Assembly with Miss Kleinman

Join Miss Kleinman and the whole of KS1 in our Celebration Assembly.

I have sent the Zoom link to parents via email.

Arithmetic - Count by fives

Practise your 5 times tables.

11:15 - 12:15 Maths

LO: To be able to identify Tens and Ones.

Please watch he input video or read through the input PowerPoint. 

Explain how a Ten is made out of ten Ones. 


Main Activity:

Choose a number between 20 and 50.

Partition the number into its Tens and Ones.

e.g. 28 = 2 Tens and 8 Ones. 

You could draw a part/whole model or a bar model to represent the partitioning (splitting-up) of the number.

Draw pictures to show the Tens and Ones.

When drawing a Ten, we draw a rectangle made of ten small squares joined together.

When drawing Ones, we draw small individual squares.

Repeat the activity with other numbers between 20 and 50.


Extra Challenge Activity:

Complete the ‘Main Activity’ by using numbers beyond 50.

Write your numbers as words.


Extra Support Activity:

Complete the main activity using numbers up to 20.

Use objects to show the Tens and Ones. 



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. 

Tens and ones - input

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

13:15 – 14:15  Art

LO: To be able to draw a portrait.


Please read ‘Katie and the British Artists’ and explore the portrait painting, ‘The Painter’s Daughters Chasing a Butterfly’ by Robert Gainsborough. 


portrait is a picture of a person or animal.

It can be the whole body or just the face.

A portrait is usually longer from top to bottom to reflect the proportions of the human body


You may read through the ‘How to Draw a Portrait – Instructions’ powerpoint to understand the best way to draw a face (see below link).


Main Activity:

Draw a portrait of a family member at home.

It can be there whole body of just heir face.

They need to remain still so that you can take your time to draw them as accurately as possible. 


Extra Support Activity:

Use the ‘Portrait Template’ and the ‘Portrait Drawing Guide’ to help you to draw a face (see below link).


Extra Challenge Activity:

Add extra detail to your portrait by:

  • Drawing the body as well as the face
  • Add shade by drawing thicker lines where the shadows are. 

Click on the link below for the 4th part of the story.

Katie and the British Artists - 4th part read by Mr Elks

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Watch this video or click on the link below to read the pages.
p.s. I said, "good morning." by mistake.
So, good afternoon Lighthouse Class.

The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Robert Gainsborough

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

I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.

We will discuss our learning from today.