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Wednesday 24th February

9:00 - 9:15 Number Bond Challenge

Number bonds are numbers that total the same amount.

Find all number bonds to 3.

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

Practise recalling your (saying your) number bonds as quick as possible to improve your fluency.

 

 

Extra Challenge:

Find all number bonds to 8.

0 + _ = 8,        1 + _ = 8,        2 + _ = 8,        3 + _ = 8,        4 + _ = 8

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

Practise recalling your (saying your) number bonds as quick as possible to improve your fluency.

Number Bonds to 3

Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number.

Number Bonds to 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 ‘o / O’

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.

 

Extra Challenge:

Try to join your letters by practising writing high frequency words (see document below).

How to write the letter 'o'

Improve Your Handwriting. This video demonstrates how to form the letter 'o' using precursive letter formation.

09:30 - 10:20 Phonics

Today we will be exploring the ‘ph’ Black Cat digraph.

During the Zoom meeting, we will be reading through the input powerpoint (see below). 

 

I would like the children to practise their blending skills by reading ‘ph’ Black Cat words using the nonsense words flashcards (see below).

Then, I would like the children to practise their segmenting skills by spelling 'ph’ Black Cat words which their parent/carer reads out loud from the real words flashcards (see below). 

 

Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the ‘ph’ Black Cat words. 

Remember to use a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. 

Also, remember to write on the line and use lead-ins/lead-outs

Photo on My Phone

ph - Black Cat - video

10:35 - 11:30 Maths

LO: To be able to find one more and one less of a given number.

Please watch the input video or read the input powerpoint.

You can complete the activity questions (see document below) or you can complete one of the activities outlined blow. 

 

Main Activity:

Choose a number between 20 and 50. 

Draw pictures to represent the number.

You can draw rectangles for tens and small squares for ones or you can draw tens frames.

Then find one less by crossing out a one and counting the remaining amount or find one more by drawing another one and counting the new total.

Repeat activity again using different umbers between 20 and 50.

Make sure that you practise finding one less of given numbers as well as one more of given numbers.

 

Extra Support Activity:

Complete the main activity using numbers between 0 and 20.

Use objects instead of pictures to represent the numbers.

 

Extra Challenge Activity:

Complete the main activity using numbers beyond 50.

Write the numbers as words. 

 

Plenary:

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. 

One more one less - input

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

11:30 - 12:30 Writing

Writing LO: To be able to write a letter.

 

Read the second part of ‘Oh the Places You Will Go’ by Dr Seuss.

Discuss answers to these questions:

  • What is the explorer doing at the start of part 2?
  • What goes wrong?
  • How does the explorer feel?
  • What can we say to make the explorer feel better?

 

This part of the story shows the boy having problems with his journey. 

The explorer (the boy in yellow) is lost and feels down, but he keeps on going.

He is resilient which means that he doesn’t give up when things get tough. 

 

Main Activity:

Write a letter to the explorer.

Write persuasive sentences that would make the explorer feel better and persuade him to not give up, but continue on his journey.

(see example below).

Sign your letter with 'Yours faithfully' because you do not know the name of the boy.

 

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: 

Write and decorate a card to the explorer with a helpful message inside that will persuade him not to give up, but to continue on his journey.

 

Extra challenge Activity:

Complete the main activity but also include:

  • Questions, e.g. Do you want to see what lies ahead? Do you want to be an amazing adventurer?
  • Exclamative sentences, e.g. What a brave boy you are! How far you have come already!

 

Example:

Dear explorer,

I’m sorry that your balloon popped but you shouldn’t give up. How far you have come already! Do you want to see what lies ahead? You should keep going because you are a brave and amazing adventurer. I know you can do it if you believe in yourself.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Elks

'Oh the Places You Will Go' read by Mr Elks

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Please watch this video or click on the link below to read the pages.

13:30 – 14:30  Geography (continue after Show and Tell)

LO: To be able to learn about Europe.

 

Throughout this term, we will be learning about the continents of the world; different weather around the world and famous explorers. 

 

Please read the ‘Learning About Europe - input’ powerpoint (see link below). 

Name and show the location of the 7 continents of the world.

What is bigger, a country of a continent?

A continent is bigger than a country because it is made up of lots of countries.

What continent are we, the UK, part of.

Show the location of the UK on the map of Europe. 

Read the facts and explore the pictures about Europe.

 

Main Activity: 

 

I want us to create a scrapbook about the 7 continents of the world. 

You could create a colourful front cover with a title for your scrap book. 

 

The first continent we will be exploring is Europe. 

Complete some of these suggested activities for your Europe pages of your Continents Scrap Book:

  • Label a map of Europe.
  • Write facts about Europe.
  • Draw pictures of famous European landmarks.
  • Paint some flags of different European countries.
  • Create a European menu showing traditional foods from different countries of Europe.
  • Create a poster persuading people to visit Europe.

 

Click on the link below to find an additional powerpoint about Europe and some helpful documents.

Learning About Europe - input video

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Please watch this video or click on the link below to find the powerpoint version and other helpful documents.

14:15 - 14:30  Show and Tell with Mr Elks

I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.

We will discuss what we have been learning about today.

14:45 - 15:00 Story Time (Rumpelstiltskin)

'Rumpelstitskin' read by Mr Elks

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Please watch this video or read the powerpoint above.
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