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Thursday 4th February

Morning Story Time with Mr Elks - None the Number


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9:00 - 9:15  Number Bond Challenge

Every morning, I will be providing a number bond challenge. 

These daily challenges will help the children to improve their number bond fluency.

Being fluent with our number bonds helps us with all of our Maths work.

The challenge will start easy but then get more challenging as we progress. 

If your child already knows the number bonds that I set in the challenge by heart, they could find more challenging number bonds. 

Number bonds are numbers that total the same amount.


Today's Number Bond Challenge:

Find all the number bonds to 4.

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

Number Bonds 4

Learn the number bonds for number 4.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 ‘n/ N’


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 N | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

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

9:30 - 10:00 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ore' Silent Ghost sound.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


During the Zoom meeting, I will be showing the ‘Phonics - input’ powerpoint.


Afterwards, you may watch the ‘Flip Flops’ video below.


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


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

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'ore' Silent Ghost 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. 

Flip Flops

Phonics ore Silent Ghost video

Arithmetic - Count by fives

Practise your 5 times tables.

10:30 - 11:30 Maths

LO: To be able to identify related facts.


Related facts are addition and subtraction number sentences (statements) that share the same numbers (amounts).

e.g. by using 6, 9 and 15 can make:

6 + 9 = 15

9 + 6 = 15

The two numbers (amounts) that are added together are commutative which means that when swapped around they will add up to the same total. The total (answer) should always be the greatest number.

You can also make:

15 – 6 = 9

15 – 9 = 6

The number (amount) that you subtract from should always be the greatest number.


Main Activity:

Choose 3 different numbers and use them to make related facts, including 2 addition number sentences and 2 subtraction number sentences. Afterwards, repeat with more sets of 3 numbers. 


Extra Challenge Activity:

Complete the Main Activity as well as representing your related facts by drawing part/whole models and/or bar models (see examples below).


Extra Support Activity:

With support from a parent, complete the Activity Questions pdf.



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. 

Related facts

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

Part / Whole Model Example

Bar Model example

11:30 - 12:15  Outdoor Exercise

Please take this time to be active outdoors.

13:15 - 14:15  RE

LO: To be able to learn about St Patrick and St David’s Day




St Patrick is the patron saint for the whole of Ireland. 

St Patrick’s Day is a special day that comes every year.

On St Patrick’s Day, Welsh people remember the life of St David and celebrate their culture. 

Read ‘The Story of St Patrick’ powerpoint and the ‘All about St Patrick’s Day’ powerpoint.





  1. Who is St Patrick?
  2. When is St Patrick’s Day?
  3. What do people wear on St Patrick’s Day?
  4. How do they celebrate on St Patrick’s Day
  5. What is eaten on St Patrick’s Day?



SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES (complete at least one)


  • Retell the story of St Patrick by drawing a storyboard showing the key moments of the story.
  • Retell the story of St Patrick by writing your own version. Try to include description, joining words and speech.
  • Write a fact file about St Patrick, including facts about him and pictures.
  • Paint a portrait of St Patrick.
  • Create a poster to advertise St Patrick’s Day. Include information about the celebrations and eye-catching pictures.   

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 learning about today.  

Afternoon Story Time with Mr Elks - Pinocchio


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