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Thursday 28th January

9:00 - 9:30 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘l / L’


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 L | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

Learn to Write the Letter L | Pre-cursive Letter FormationThis video shows and explains the pre-cursive letter formation for the letter l.

9:30 - 10:15 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ew' U-Hoo digraph.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


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


Afterwards, you may watch the ‘Newspaper Stew' video below.


I would like the children to practise their blending skills by reading 'ew’ U-Hoo nonsense words using the flashcards (see below).


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling ‘ew’ U-Hoo real words

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'ew’ U-Hoo 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.

Newspaper Stew

Phonics - ew - UHoo - video

10:45 - 11:00  KS1 Celebration Assembly


Join Mrs Kleinman in the KS1 Celebration Assembly via Zoom.


I have emailed the link to parents.

11:00 - 11:45 Maths

LO: To be able to subtract by counting backwards.


We will be subtracting by using number line to help us count backwards.


Watch the input video or read the input powerpoint.

Then, choose an activity to complete.


Main Activity:

Subtract amounts within 20.

Use number lines to help you subtract amounts.

See pdf  below (you do not need complete every statement on the pdf).


Extra Support Activity:

Use objects or pictures to help you complete the Main Activity.

Focus on the first sheet of the Main Activity pdf.


Extra Challenge Activity:

Subtract amounts within 20.

Subtract amounts in different ways.

See pdf and pictures below.



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 - Subtraction by counting back - input

This is the video version of the Maths input.

11:45 - 12:30 Geography

LO: To be able to identify human features and physical features.


This week, we have been learning about Wales.

Today we will be focusing on Cardiff which is the capital city of Wales.


Human features are man-made objects like houses, flats, shops, museums, castles, clock towers, ferris wheels, bridges and roads.

Physical features are natural object like trees, parks, hills, rivers, sea, lakes, fields, forests and mountains.


With your parent, read the information about Cardiff (see ‘All About Cardiff’ pdf) and explore the photos of Cardiff.

I want you to discuss the human and physical features which you can see in the photos of Cardiff.


Look back at the photos of Snowdonia (location of Mount Snowdon) and human and physical features which you can see (see Tuesday 26th January). 


Main Activity:

Create a table showing the human features and the physical features of Cardiff. 

Also, include the human features and physical features of Snowdonia. 

List the features in the correct sections (cell). 

See table template below.  


Extra Support Activity: 

Draw pictures to represent the features instead of writing the features.


Extra challenge Activity:

After completing the table, write an explanation of the difference between Cardiff and Snowdonia based on their features.

e.g. Cardiff has more human features, but Snowdonia has more physical features.

Photos of Cardiff

13:30 - 14:15 Writing

LO: To be able to write a postcard


When you go on Holiday, you may see tourist shops selling postcards.

These postcards will show pictures of the place you are in.

On the other side, there will be a space for you to write.

You would write about what you have been doing on your holiday.

Then, you would send the postcard to your family or a friend. 


With your parent, read the ‘All About Cardiff’ pdf and look at the postcard examples. 


Imagine you are on holiday in Cardiff. Imagine all the places you would visit and all the fun things you would do.  


Main Activity:

Create a post card from Cardiff.

Draw pictures of Cardiff on the front, including the name of the city.

On the back, write about what you have seen and done in Cardiff.


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.


Writing Eample


Dear Mum,

I’ve had a wonderful time in Cardiff. What an amazing place it is! I have seen where Roald Dahl was born and I visited the Doctor Who Museum. There is a huge stadium, a tall clock tower and a fun ferris wheel. I read lots of wonderful poetry in the Wales Mileenium Centre and I ate many bags of salty chips in Chippy Lane. I think that you would have a great time. There’s so much to do!

Wish you were here,

Mr Elks



Extra Support Activity: 

Draw a holiday photo of you in Cardiff. Write a sentence underneath your drawing to explain what you are doing in Cardiff (see below example).


Extra challenge Activity:

Include a list of things you have seen or done.

A list should include commas ( ) and the joining word ‘and’.

e.g. I saw the Doctor Who Museum, the Principality Stadiumthe Wales Millennium Centre and Chippy Lane.

All About Cardiff

Postcard Examples

Extra Support Activity Example

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 learning about today. 

Next, I will read more of ‘Paddington’s Goes for Gold’.

Story Time - The Three Little Pigs