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Wednesday 3rd March

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 ‘p / P’

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 'p'

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

09:30 - 10:15 Phonics with Mr Elks

Today we will be exploring the ‘un’ prefix.


A prefix is a group of letters that joins to the beginning of a word (root word) to change its meaning.

un’ can be joined to ‘happy’ to make ‘unhappy’. Now the word has the opposite meaning. 


Please join this morning's 'Phonics with Mr Elks' Zoom session for the Phonics input.


I would like the children to practise their blending skills by reading the powerpoint (see below).

Discuss how the meanings of the words change.

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


Extra Challenge:

Write sentences including at least one of the ‘un’ 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



Practise your alphabet by singing and dancing along to the ‘Alphabet Song’.

Alphabet Song

Practise your alphabet by singing and dancing with this video.

10:30 - 11:30 Maths

LO: To be able to order numbers within 50.

Please watch the input video or read the input powerpoint.

Explain that we can order numbers in ascending order and descending order.

Ascending order = smallest to greatest

Descending order = greatest to smallest

You can complete the ‘Activities Questions’ document or complete one of the activities described below.


Main Activity:

Choose three numbers between 20 and 50

Draw pictures to represent the numbers.

Order the numbers from smallest to greatest.

Label the smallest number and label the greatest number.


Choose three numbers again.

Draw pictures to represent the numbers.

This time, order the numbers from greatest to smallest.

Label the greatest number and label the smallest number.


Repeat activity multiple times taking turns to order numbers in ascending order and descending order.


Extra Support Activity:

Complete main activity using number within 20.

Use objects to represent the numbers instead of drawing them.

Verbally explain the which numbers are smallest and greatest. 

Use a hundred square to support you (see below).


Extra Challenge Activity:

Complete the main activity using numbers beyond 50.

Use comparison symbols ( <  > ) in between each ordered number to show the order, 

e.g. 51 < 64 < 72  or  98 > 83 > 50

less than = <

greater than = >



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. 

Order numbers within 50

This is the video version of the input powerpoint.

11:30 - 12:15 Art

LO: To be able to experiment with bright colours.


Read the third part of ‘Oh, the Thinks You Can Think’ by Dr Seuss.

Explain that this story is about the power of our imagination.

Discuss answers to these questions:

  • What is a setting?
  • What settings can you see?
  • What is an illustrator?
  • What colours are used by the illustrator?


An illustration is a picture in a story and a setting is a place in a story.

The illustrated settings in Dr Seuss books look dream like because they are in an imaginary world.

The settings are always full of bright colours, e.g. yellow, orange, pink, blue, green.

Colours can be bright and dark. You can have a bright blue and a dark blue too.

Dr Seuss always used bright colours to make his settings feel more magical and dream like. 

When paining, you can add a little bit of white paint to a colour to make it brighter. 


Main Activity:

Imagine a dream like setting inspired by the settings in ‘Oh, the Thinks You Can Think’. 

Use bright colours to paint or draw your dream like setting. 

Remember to use bright colours like the colours used in the illustrations from ‘Oh, the Thinks You Can Think’. 


Extra challenge Activity:

After you finish your painting or drawing, write some detailed sentences to describe your setting.

'Oh, The Thinks You Can Think' read by Mr Elks

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

13:15 – 14:15  Geography

LO: To be able to learn about North America.


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


Please read part 1 and part 2 of ‘Learn About North America - input’ powerpoint. 

Explain the map. read the facts and explore the pictures of North America.

You can also click on the below link to find lots of other information about North America.


Main Activity: 

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


The fourth continent we will be exploring is North America. 

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

  • Label a map of North America (see document below).
  • Write facts about North America (see template below).
  • Paint pictures of famous North American landmarks (human and physical).
  • Create a poster persuading people to visit North America.
  • Draw a weather map of North America, showing the cold weather by Canada and the hot weather by Mexico.

Learn About North America - input (both parts)

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Please watch this video or read both parts of the powerpoint below.

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

I have emailed the Zoom link to parents.

We will show our artwork from today.

14:45 - 15:00 Story Time

'Back to Earth with a Bump' read by Mr Elks

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Please watch this video or read the powerpoint below.