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Thursday 14th January

8:45 - 9:00 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘o / O’


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.

How to write the letter 'o' | Improve Your Handwriting

How to write the letter 'o' | Improve Your Handwriting. This video demonstrates how to form the letter 'o' using precursive letter formation.

9:00 - 9:30 PE Challenge

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Second chance to complete the PE Challenge.

9:30 - 10:00 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'oo' (Cool Blue) sound.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


I will be showing the ‘Phonics-oo-powerpoint’ during the Zoom meeting. 


Afterwards, watch the ‘Down at the Zoo’ video and the ‘Alphablocks – The Moon’ video,


I would like the children to practise their blending skills by reading 'oo' nonsense words using the flashcards.


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

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'oo' real words. Remember to use a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. 



Complete Purple Mash Phonics activity (see 2Dos) or practise your alphabet through dance (see video below).

Down at the Zoo

Phonics - oo - Cool Blue - video

Alphablocks - Moon - oo

Watch this video to learn more about the 'oo' Cool Blue digraph.

Alphabet Song | BBC Super Movers

Naomi Wilkinson brings the alphabet to life with this memorable song and movement routine.

10:00 - 10:15 Story Time

10:30 - 11:30 Writing

LO: To be able to write a fact file.


Facts are things that are true about someone or something.

fact file is a piece of writing with different facts about someone or something.


Today, we will be researching facts about Queen Elizabeth II and using that information to write a fact file about Queen Elizabeth II.


See the pages from ‘Katie In London’ below. 

Parents/carers should read the text whilst the children listen and explore the illustrations. 

Discuss what they notice about Buckingham Palace and who lives there. 



Research facts about Queen Elizabeth II by using the internet or by using the powerpoint below.

Try to research answers to these questions:

  • What are The Queen’s roles?
  • When was she born?
  • When was she coronated (made queen)?
  • What is her full name?
  • Where does she live?
  • Who is her husband?
  • Who are her children and grandchildren?
  • Who was her dad and mum?

Create an interesting fact file about Queen Elizabeth II, including facts and pictures (see below examples).


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.
  • Use full stops at the end of a sentence.


Extra Support: 

Draw a picture of Queen Elizabeth II and label the picture with facts about her.


Extra challenge:

Use Purple Mash to create your fact file (see your 2Dos). 

'Katie in London' Extract

Fact File Example 1

Fact File Example 2

11:30 - 12:15 Maths

LO: To be able to compare numbers.


Please watch the Maths input video or powerpoint below. You could also watch the Numberblocks video below.


Today we are using symbols ( < > = ) to compare numbers.

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


Main Activity (see Main Activity Examples below)

Think of two numbers between 11 and 20, then compare them using symbols (see above).

Keep repeating the activity using different numbers. 


Extra Support:

Compare numbers between 0 and 10.


Extra challenge (see Extra Challenge Examples below):

  • Write numbers as words.
  • Compare partitioned numbers (tens and ones).
  • Compare numbers between 21 and 50.



Please look at the Maths plenary document below. Discuss the 'True or False' question.

Maths - Compare Numbers - video input

This is the video version of the Maths input powerpoint.

Numberblocks - Blockzilla Arrives in Numberland! | Learn to Compare Numbers

Watch this video to understand how to use comparison symbols.

Main Activity Examples - Using Numerals

Extra Challenge Examples - Using Number Words and Partitioned Numbers

13:15 – 14:15  DT

LO: To be able to use design, make and evaluate a product.



A product is something that we make and use.

Today, we have been learning about Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II has many crowns which are part of her ‘Crown Jewels’ (see picture below).



Please design a crown for Queen Elizabeth II. 

You can do this by drawing your design or by using Purple Mash (see 2Dos).

Remember to label your design – showing what materials you will use.



Next, use your design to help you make your crown (see below examples).

I don’t expect you to complete this part if you have already made one or do not have the materials. 



Discuss the crown that you made and compare it to your design.

Write answers to the below questions or verbally answer them (parents can write child’s answers):

  • Does it look like your design?
  • Is it wearable?
  • What went well?
  • What didn’t go well?
  • What do you like about your crown?
  • What could you improve about your crown?

Royal Crown Jewels

Crown Designs

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


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents. 


Please be prepared to show and talk about your learning from today. 

14:45 - 15:15  Computing


To be able to add text and upload a picture to a web document.


Today, we have been learning about Queen Elizabeth II.


Complete the ‘Me as the Queen’ activity on Purple Mash (see 2Dos).


Take a photo of your face and insert it where the Queen’s face should be. 


Pretend you are Queen Elizbeth II and write what she might say in the speech bubble.


See example below.