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Monday 22nd February


Today in maths we are going to practise the tricky skill of subtraction when you need to exchange and cross the tens barrier. We will spend 2 lessons on this to help us to gain confidence with this skill. If you are finding it too tricky you can practise the written method for subtraction without exchanging instead. Both resources are available below. 


In Key Stage One phonics is taught in phonics groups rather than classes. The phonics groups each work at a different ability level, therefore there are different phonics videos for each group. Your child will know who their phonics teacher is, but if you need clarification please message your child's class teacher on class dojo for confirmation. 

Please see the links below.


Miss Daley's phonics group activities

Today we are going to try some activities from phonics play for our phonics session to recap what we know already before moving onto the next set of sounds.

Let's start with a warm up task to review the sounds we already know in words. 

Phonics play log in information

Username: jan21

Password: home
Please select phase 5 and then select revise all phase 5. 


Task 1: 

Let's have a look at some short comics.

For the first comic, can you spot all of the words that contain split diagraphs after you've read it?

In this comic, can you spot all of the words that contain the letter g as the "j" sound after you've read it?


Task 2:

Let's have a look at alternative sounds, this is where a single letter or diagraph (two letters that make one sound) can make multiple different sounds e.g. the letters ow can be used in low and down. Both of the words use the same letters (ow) but each sound is pronounced differently. Try the game below to practise your alternative sounds knowledge by reading words.

After you have opened the link please select, ow for the first game and then play again and please select a for the second game. 


Task 3:

Let's review our tricky words by using the game below. Please select "Phase 5 All HFW" to begin the task.


Task 4: 

For our last task we are going to look at sentences. Can you blend the words to read the sentence and then play around with the words to make new sentences?

After you have clicked on the link below, please select the sentence "Mum gave us a few grapes as a treat".


Mrs Bull's phonics group video 22.2.21

Warm up task:

Mrs Naylor's phonics group video 22.2.21



Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to the present moment (thoughts and feelings) as well as the world around you. This can improve mental wellbeing. Try the task below to practise your mindfulness. 



Today in English we are going to start our brand new unit all about information books. Today we will begin by finding more about what an information book is. 

The extra book mentioned in the PowerPoint wouldn't upload as it was too large so please ignore this.

Shared reading 


Shared reading involves children joining in with the reading and comprehension of a text whilst guided and supported by an adult. The text can be read by an adult if it is tricky or the child can read it themselves. The reader should be encouraged to use expression in voice and note the features of the text e.g. the title, any illustrations, the author/ illustrator and the structure of the text. Shared reading aims to improve comprehension skills known as VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval of information and sequencing). During shared reading the children are encouraged to ask and answer comprehension questions either verbally or in written form and any feedback about the text should be encouraged and discussed.


Please see the links below for the shared reading text and tasks. 

Our task for today is all about non-fiction texts. Follow the link below to Oxford Owl so that you can view today's shared reading text "Animal magic". You may need to create a free log in (username and password) to access the eBook.


Task 1:

Can you find the following parts in the book (you may have to flick backwards and forwards through the pages)?


Front page


Contents page 





Task 2:

Can you explain what each of these features of non-fiction texts are for?


Front page


Contents page 





Click on the link below to see the answers to Task 1 and 2.


Task 3:

Now try to read through the book as independently as possible then try to answer the following questions.

Can you explain what the word camouflage means?

Can you spot any questions on pages 6-7?

What are the 3 labels on the photograph of the chameleon

Name the 3 baby animals shown in the photographs.




Let's begin our new topic 'The Great Fire of London' Click on the ppt below. 


Let's listen to a story together! Follow the link below.