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Thursday 21st January

9:00 - 9:30 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘w / W’.


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 'w' | Improve Your Handwriting

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

9:30 - 10:15 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ow' (Brown Owl) digraph.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


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


Afterwards, watch the ‘Brown Owl and Her Friend’ video and the ‘Alphablocks’ video.


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


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

which their parent/carer says out loud. 


Extra Challenge:

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



Practise blending and segmenting ‘ow’ words by completing the Purple Mash Phonics activity.    

Practise reading some high frequency words from the powerpoint/flashcards below. 

Brown Owl and Her Friend

Phonics - ow - Brown Owl - video

Alphablocks - How Now Brown Cow

Learn more about the 'ow' Brown Owl digraph.

10:45 – 11:00  Celebration Assembly


I have sent the Zoom link to parents via email.


Please join Mrs Kleinman and KS1 in a very special weekly Celebration Assembly. 

11:00 - 11:30 Reading

LO: To be able to retrieve information from a text.


Today, the Retrieve Viper will be helping us to understand the text (See the viper below).


Text means the story.

Information means what happens in the story.

Retrieve means find.


Main Activity:

See the 5th extract of ‘Katie in Scotland’ below. 


Read the extract together and discuss the answers to these question:

  1. What did Nessie teach Katie and Jack?
  2. How did Nessie feel before his performance?
  3. What did Nessie, Katie and Jack wear during the performance?
  4. What did Nessie toss?
  5. What did Nessie, Katie and Jack do for the grand finale?

Write your answers as full sentences including capital letters and fullstops. 


Extra Support Activity: 

Answer the questions verbally. Parent can write down their child’s answers.


Extra challenge Activity:

After answering the questions above, write your own questions about the extract. 

Remember to include question marks (?).

Katie in Scotland - 5th Extract

11:30 - 12:30 Maths

LO: To be able to add ones using number bonds.


Please watch the Maths input video or powerpoint below. 

You could also watch the Numberblocks video below.


Today, we are focusing on identifying number bonds.

Number bonds are different set of amounts which add up to the same total (answer).


We are also focusing on adding using a number line

We must use a number line to show the addition of two numbers.


Main Activity:

Choose a number between 11 and 19 to be your total (answer), e.g. 12.

Identify four sets of two numbers that add together to make your chosen total. 

These will be your number bonds, e.g. 4 + 8 = 12,  8 + 4 = 12,  3 + 9 = 12,  9 + 3 = 12.

Use a number line to check that your number bonds are correct.


Extra Support Activity:

Identify all number bonds to 5.

Use objects or draw pictures to help you with your adding.


Extra challenge Activity:

Find all number bonds for a specific total.

Work systematically (go in order).

e.g. number bonds to 15:

0 + 15 = 15,  1 + 14 = 15,  2 + 13 = 15,  3 + 12 = 15,  4 + 11 = 15,  5 + 10 = 15,  6 + 9 = 15,  7 + 8 = 15,  

8 + 7 = 15,  9 + 6 = 15,  10 + 5 = 15,  11 + 4 = 15,  12 + 3 = 15,  13 + 2 = 15,  14 + 1 = 15,  15 + 0 = 15



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. 


Optional Extra Practise:

If you would like to practise your addition skills some more, you can:

  • answer the problems on the ‘Optional Extra Practise’ powerpoint.
  • complete the Purple Mash activity (see 2Dos).

Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus

Practise counting to twenty.

Number bonds 5 - KS1

Number bonds video series teaching children how to count using all the associated number bonds of 5.

Maths - Add ones using number bonds - input

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

Maths - optional extra practise

Try solving these problems if you want to practise your addition skills some more.

Main Activity Examples

13:30 - 14:15  RE  (continue after Show and Tell Zoom meeting)

LO: To be able to reflect on the Preparation for Communion




After the priest has said the words that Jesus used at the Last Supper, the parish family prepares to receive Jesus in Holy Communion.  As part of preparing to receive Jesus everyone prays the family prayer that Jesus gave us, the Our Father.  Explain that this is a family prayer because God is a Father to everyone and loves and cares for everyone. 


Display the Our Father and pray the prayer together. 


Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,

thy will be done on earth it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread

and forgive us our trespasses 

as we forgive those

who trespass against us, 

and lead us not into temptation 

but deliver us from evil.  Amen




  1. Who gave us this prayer?
  2. Why is this a family prayer?
  3. Who says this prayer at Mass? 


SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES (complete at least one activity)


  • Create a dance to represent the prayer.
  • Draw pictures to represent the prayer.
  • Write your own prayer about forgiveness.

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


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.

First, we will share what we have been learning about today.  


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

We will be exploring this very interesting non-fiction book in every afternoon Zoom meeting for this week.