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Tuesday 26th January

9:00 - 9:30 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘d / D’


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 D | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

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

9:30 - 10:30 Science with Mrs Martin

9:45 - 10:15 Phonics


Today we will be exploring the 'ue' (U-Hoo) digraph.


Follow the powerpoint and watch the ‘That’s not the Issue’ video below.


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


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'ue' U-Hoo real words 

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'ue' 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. 

That's not the Issue

Phonics - ue - U-Hoo

11:15 - 11:45 PE

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Can you complete this PE Challenge?

11:45 - 12:30 Writing

LO: To be able to write a simile


Explore the powerpoint about Mountains in Wales and the pictures of Mount Snowdon.

Discuss what Mount Snowdon looks like.


Explain that we will be writing similes to describe Mount Snowdon. 

A simile is a descriptive phrase that compares one object/being to another. 

You can form a simile by using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.



Do not read all of these examples to your child otherwise they may not be able to think of their own ideas.

These examples are used as a guide of how to construct a simile.

  • Mount Snowdon is as high as the clouds.
  • The peak pierces the clouds like a pin. 
  • The slopes are as steep as the White Cliffs of Dover.
  • The top of the mountain is cold like the North Pole.
  • The rocks of the mountain are as sharp as dragon teeth.
  • From the top, you have a birds eye view like a flying goshawk. 
  • The ice at the top is as slippery as oil.
  • The train charges up the mountain like a hungry hippo. 


Main Activity:

Write a few similes to describe Mount Snowdon. 

Try to write at least one simile using ‘like’ and at least one simile using ‘as’.


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.


Extra Support Activity: 

Use a simile to describe something else if your child is finding it difficult to think of a simile to describe Mount Snowdon.

Mount Snowdon is used for inspiration and to focus your child’s ideas. 

They can write a simile about something else as the learning objective is to write a simile, not to write about a mountain.


Extra challenge Activity:

Add extra detail to your similes by including adjectives and adverbs (see examples below).

  • Mount Snowdon is as high as the distant clouds.
  • The peak pierces the clouds like a sharp pin. 
  • The slopes are as steep as the looming White Cliffs of Dover.
  • The top of the mountain is incredibly cold like the freezing tundra.
  • The rocks of the mountain are as razor sharp as jagged dragon teeth.
  • From the top, you have an amazing birds eye view like a gracefully souring goshawk. 
  • The ice at the top is as slippery as greasy oil.
  • The train noisily charges up the mountain like a horribly hungry hippo. 

13:30 – 14:15  Art  (continue after Show and Tell meeting)

LO: To be able to create art through sculpture.


Sculpture is the art of making 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional representations by carving, casting, moulding and shaping. 


Many different materials can be used for sculpture,

e.g. clay, Play-Doh, dough, jelly, ice, wet sand, mud, paper, etc. 

You can even explore sculpture by making a cake with icing/fondant. 



Look back at the pictures of Mount Snowdon.

Create your own sculpture of Mount Snowdon.

Use a safe material which you already have that can be moulded into a shape of a mountain.


Extra Support Activity:

Create a collage of Mount Snowdon If you do not have any materials suitable for sculpting.

Create the shape of a mountain using household materials, e.g. rice, pasta, bottle caps, etc. 


Extra Challenge Activity:

Try to make your sculpture look more realistic by adding colour and other materials, 

e.g. flour for the ice caps and moss for the base of the mountain.

Mountain Sculptures Examples

Pasta Collage Examples (not of a mountain)

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 Guide to London’.