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Wednesday 13th January

8:45 - 9:00 Handwriting Practise


Practise writing the lowercase and uppercase ‘u / U’


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 U | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

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

9:00 - 9:30 PE With Joe

Join in with the live video at 9:00.

9:30 - 10:00 Phonics with Mr Elks


Today we will be exploring the 'ur' sound with the help of Black Cat. 


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.


I will be showing the ‘Phonics-ur-powerpoint’ during the Zoom meeting. 


Afterwards, watch the ‘Burp in the Church’ video and the ‘Alphablocks – The End’ video,


I would like the children to practise their blending skills by reading 'ur' nonsense words using the flashcards.


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

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the 'ur' real words. Remember to use a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. 



Practise reading high frequency words (see flashcards below).  

Burp In the Church Song 1

Phonics - ur - video

Alphablocks - The End - ur, or and oi

Watch this video to learn about the 'ur' digraph.

10:30 - 11:30 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 take a boat trip on the River Thames.


See the pages from ‘Katie In London’ below. 

Parents/carers should read the text whilst the children listen and explore the illustrations. 

Discuss what the children and the lion see around the River Thames and how they describe these places. 



Create a fun and persuasive advert poster for a boat trip on the River Thames.

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 the boat trip and the sights.
  • 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: 

Instead of creating a poster, you could record a video of you talking about the boat trip. In this video, you will need to use persuasive and emotive language (see above examples) to persuade me to want to go on this boat trip.


Extra challenge:

  • 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. Would you want to miss out on this?)
  • Use exclamations (What a wonderful experience!)
  • Try to include fun facts about the places you will see on the boat trip How long is the River Thames? When was the Houses of Parliament built? What is the name of the tower with Big Ben inside?


Example Writing (without pictures):

Mr Elks’ Once in a Lifetime Tour

The best boat tour in the whole of London.


Come and see the unforgettable sights of London, including:

- the beautiful Tower Bridge

- great battle ships

- the dramatic Globe Theatre

- the towering London Eye

- the exciting South Bank


You must see where Shakespeare wrote some of his finest plays.

What a wonderful time you will have!

Do you want to miss out on an adventure of a lifetime?


You can experience all that London has to offer for the generous price of just £14.99.

Visit our easy to find website to book you tickets now.

Boat Tour Poster examples

Extract from 'Katie in London' for Writing

11:30 - 12:15 Reading


LO: To be able to infer how characters are feeling.

Today, the Infer Viper will be helping us to understand and explain how characters are feeling (see the viper below).


Characters are the people and animals in a story.

Infer means to understand using what is happening in the story and shown in the illustrations.  


To infer how a character is feeling we will need to pay close attention to how that character is described in the text and how that character is shown in the illustrations. 


We must explain our inferences by referring to the text and the illustrations.

We should use ‘because’ to join our explanation to our inference. 

We can also use ‘and’ to join two explanations together.

See examples below.


See the pages from ‘Katie In London’ below. 

Read the text together and discuss how the characters are feeling.



Write your answers as sentences and remember to clearly explain your answers.

  1. How did the lion feel on The London Eye? 

Why do you think this?

  1. Why are the children and the lion racing across the bridge (second to last page)?

Why do you think this?

  1. How are the children feeling as they ride on the back of the lion (last page)? 

Why do you think this?


Extra Support: 

Children could verbally explain their inferences whilst parents write down their child’s inferences and explanations. 


Extra challenge:

Write your own sentences to describe how the characters are feeling.

Use emotive language (ill, worried, excited, happy, etc.)


How to explain your inferences examples:

  • Mr Elks is feeling happy because he has seen lots of children in the Zoom meetings and he has seen pictures of the children’s wonderful work.
  • Miss Holder is excited because the Zoom meeting will start soon and it is her favourite part of the day.

Extract from 'Katie in London' for Reading

13:15 - 14:15  RE


LO: To be able to understand that Mass is the special meal that celebrates the Last Supper.




Display the picture and read the story of The Last Supper from God’s Story 2, page 77 based on Luke 22: 19-20 (See Below).  Explain that this was the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples before he died.  After Jesus died, his friends would meet together and celebrate as he had asked them to. 


Today, people still celebrate this special meal when they gather for Mass.  The priest repeats the words Jesus said at the Last Supper; “This is my body and this is my blood.”  This is Jesus giving himself to us. 




  1. Why was this called the Last Supper? 
  2. What did Jesus do and say?
  3. What food and drink did Jesus and his friends share? 
  4. What did Jesus ask people to do?
  5. During Mass who does what Jesus did at the Last Supper? 




Using the picture from God’s Story 2 page 77, draw your own version and add speech bubbles to it to show what is being said.

Use toys to act out the Last Supper.

Draw pictures to show the story and write words to show what is happening in each picture.  

14:15 - 14:45  Show and Tell with Mr Elks.


I have emailed the Zoom link to parents. 


Please be prepared to show and talk about your learning from today. 

14:45 - 15:00 Story Time