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Wednesday 10th February

Story Time - The Runaway Pancake

The Runaway Pancake read by Mr Elks

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The video version of the story powerpoint.

9:00 - 9:15 Number Bond Challenge


Number bonds are numbers that total the same amount.


Find all number bonds to 8.


0 + _ = 8,        1 + _ = 8,        2 + _ = 8,        3 + _ = 8,        


4 + _ = 8,        5 + _ = 8,        6 + _ = 8,        7 + _ = 8,


8 + _ = 8

Number Bonds to 8

Learn the number bonds for 8. 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 ‘z / Z’


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 'z'

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

9:30 - 10:15 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ear' (long E-r) Tricky Witch trigraph.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


During the Zoom meeting, I will be showing the input powerpoint.


Afterwards, you may watch the ‘Have no Fear Tricky Witch is Near’ video below.


I would like the children to practise their blending skills by reading ‘ear' (long E-r) Tricky Witch nonsense words using the flashcards (see below).


Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'ear' (long E-r) Tricky Witch real words 

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'ear' (long E-r) Tricky Witch words. Remember to use a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. 



Practise your alphabet by singing and dancing to the video below. 

Have no fear Tricky Witch is near

Phonics - ear - Tricky Witch - video

Alphabet Song

Learn the alphabet through song and dance.

Counting in 2s

Practise the 2 times tables.

10:30 - 11:30 Maths

LO: To be able to count forwards and backwards within 50.

Please watch the input video or read through the input powerpoint.

number track is a sequence or numbers in ascending (going forwards) or descending (going backwards) order.


Main Activity:

Choose a starting number within 50.

Then create a number track (sequence) going forwards or backwards from your starting number.

Your number track should include at least 5 numbers in ascending or descending order. 

Draw pictures to represent each number in your number track (sequence).

Remember that a long rectangle can represent a Ten and a small square can represent a One.

Repeat the activity and remember to practise counting forwards and backwards.


Extra Support Activity:

Complete the main activity by using numbers within 20 and objects instead of pictures.


Extra Challenge Activity:

Complete the main activity by using numbers beyond 50.

Write the numbers as words instead of numerals. 

Remember that a large square can represent a Hundred. 



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. 

Counting forwards and backwards within 50 - input

This is the video version of the input powerpoint

11:30 – 12:30  RE

LO: To be able to explore how Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in the UK.


As Shrove Tuesday is during half term, I want us to learn about it today. 


We will be:

  • learning about why people celebrate Shrove Tuesday.
  • understanding some of the different ways in which Shrove Tuesday has been celebrated in each of the four countries of the United Kingdom.
  • preparing and cooking my own pancakes.


First, read ‘The Runaway Pancake’ story (see top of this page) if you have not already done so.

Then, read through the ‘Shrove Tuesday in the UK’ input powerpoint (see below).


Main Activity:

Prepare and make your own pancakes. 


Extra Challenge Activity:

Prepare and make a Scottish or Welsh style pancake. 



Complete the quiz at the end of the powerpoint.

Shrove Tuesday Around the UK with Mr Elks

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This is the video version of the powerpoint.

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

LO: To be able to explore use of lines and shapes.


Read the 3rd part of ‘Katie and the British Artists’ (see below).

Then, look at ‘Whistle Jacket’ by George Stubbs (see below).


Notice how lifelike the horse in the painting looks.

It did not begin this way.

Before painting the horse, the artist would have observed (looked closely at) a real-life horse.

Then, he would have drawn lines and shapes to create a sketch of the horse.

A sketch is a rough draft (plan) which helps the artists with their painting.


Main Activity:

Choose one of the drawing guides below.

Step by step, carefully draw lines and shapes to form a picture of an animal.


Extra Support Activity:

Parents to support children with shapes that they find difficult to draw.

Remember to show them and explain how to do it rather than just doing it for them. 


Extra Challenge Activity:

Add shade to your animal drawing by:

  • Thinking about where the shaded and bright areas are.
  • Draw thick, close parallel lines to create dark shades.
  • Draw thin, further apart lines to create light shades.

Click on the link below to read the 3rd part of the story.

Katie and the British Artists - part 3 read by Mr Elks

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This is the video version of the story,

Whistle Jacket by George Stubbs

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 today.