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Tuesday 2nd February

9:00 - 9:30 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘c / C’


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 C | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

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

9:30 - 10:15 Science with Mrs Martin

10:45 - 11:15 Phonics with Mr Elks

There will be not Phonics Zoom meeting as you will be having Science Zoom meeting with Mrs Martin.


Today we will be exploring the 'igh' (Yellow I) digraph.


Read the input powerpoint and watch the ‘Turn of the Light’ video below.


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


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'igh' (Yellow I) real words 

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'igh' (Yellow I) 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. 

Turn Off The Light

Phonics - igh - Yellow I - video

11:15 - 11:45 PE

Can you complete this PE Challenge?

Video will be uploaded soon.

PE Challenge.MP4

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11:45 - 12:30 Reading

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


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


Non-fiction text means the powerpoint.

Information means the facts, statements and explanations shown in the powerpoint.

Retrieve means find.


Main Activity:

Read ‘The Giant’s Causeway’ powerpoint and follow the ‘Photos of The Giant’s Causeway’ link to see pictures of the famous Northern Irish landmark. 

Read the powerpoint to understand how The Giant’s Causeway was made. 

Show your understanding by writing your own short explanation of how it was made using information from the text.


Extra Support Activity: 

Draw a sequence of labelled pictures to show how The Giant’s Causeway was formed instead of writing an explanation.


Extra challenge:

Draw labelled diagrams (pictures) to support your written explanation.


Explanation Example:

A long time ago, there was a volcanic eruption and lava slowly oozed out of the earth.

Cracks formed as the lava cooled because the rocks below were much cooler than the lava.

As the cracks grew and spread, they formed strange hexagonal shapes. 

The cracks creeped upwards and created tall pillars made of basalt as the lava cooled further,

13:30 - 14:15  Writing

LO: To be able to write a persuasive text.

A persuasive text is a product that tries to make people do something that you want them to do.


Adverts on TV, radio, Youtube and websites are persuasive texts because they are trying to make you buy something or subscribe to something. 

Posters on shop windows, buses, bus stops and billboards are persuasive texts because they are trying to make you buy something or subscribe to something.


Today, we will be making a poster to persuade people to want to go to St Richard’s Catholic Primary School.

The best posters will be put on display and uploaded to the website. 


Discuss answers to these questions:

  • What do you like about St Richards?
  • Why do you think St Richards is better than other schools?
  • What do you learn about at St Richards?
  • How are the teachers at St Richards?
  • What are the children like at St Richards?


Main Activity:

Create a fun and persuasive advert poster for St Richard’s Catholic Primary School.

When creating our posters, we will need to use:

  • 2nd person. You need to direct your sentences at someone else (using ‘you’ and not ‘I’)
  • Persuasive language (you must, you should, you need to, etc).
  • Emotive language (fun, exciting, wonderful, etc.)
  • Information about St Richards (e.g. school uniform, teachers, learning).
  • Clear writing so that it can be easily understood.
  • Eye-catching pictures to capture people’s attention.

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 Activity: 

Instead of creating a poster, you could record a video of you talking about St Richards. In this video, you will need to use persuasive and emotive language (see above examples) to persuade someone to want to go to St Richard’s Catholic Primary School.


Extra challenge Activity:

  • Try to use varied (different) persuasive words and emotive words to keep your poster interesting.
  • Try to use joining words (and, so, or, because, etc.) to add more information and detail.
  • Write questions (e.g. Do you want an excellent education?)
  • Use exclamations (What wonderful teachers!)


Example Writing (without pictures):

St Richard’s Catholic Primary School

The smartest choice.


Come and join our loving family where you will:

- learn about many interesting subjects.

- Keep active by playing fun sports

- be taught by very caring teachers.

- find awesome new friends.

- wear snazzy uniforms.

- create amazing memories.


You must be part of the best school in the whole of Dover.

What a wonderful time you will have!


Do you want an excellent education?

If so, call 01304 201118

or visit today!

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.  

Story Time with Mr Elks - It Wasn't Me


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Extra Story Time with Mr Elks - The Elves and the Shoemaker

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