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Thursday 25th February


Today we will continue to be detectives solving problems! But today you will need to look closely because some problems will need you to add and others might need you to subtract so look carefully at the words that give you a clue.

You can also choose your level of challenge today, you can answer 1-step word problems which have one calculation or 2-step word problems which would have 2 different calculations to find and answer. After looking through the PowerPoint you choose which one you feel confident with. 


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 video 25.2.21

Mrs Bull's phonics group video 25.2.21

Mrs Naylor phonics group video 25.2.21 



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. 

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 "Downhill Racers". 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 and explain what the purpose of each feature is (you may have to flick backwards and forwards through the pages)?


Front page


Contents page 






Task 2:

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

Where does Jonathan Martinez live? (page 3).

What is a "gravity sport"? (page 3).

Name the 3 main parts of a downhill skateboard. (page 5). 

Name the 5 pieces of rider safety equipment. (page 6-7). 

Explain how the racers make themselves go faster using their body shape (page 10 onwards). 

Describe the difference between the main parts of the street luge and the downhill skateboard. (page 5 and page 13). 


SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

In today's session we are going to explore what alphabetical order means, how we use it and why we use it.


Task 1:

Read through the PowerPoint to understand what alphabetical order is and how it can be used. 



Task 2:

Can you try to put a list of words into alphabetical order? Try the task below (you don't need to print it, you could discuss the answers or write them down in a notepad etc). 

Task 3:

If you have a dictionary or thesaurus at home, can you try to use your alphabetical order knowledge and skills to try the scavenger hunt below.


If you don't have a dictionary or thesaurus at home, can you watch the video link below to understand how alphabetical order can be used in dictionaries.


Dictionaries are a list of words in one or more languages that are arranged alphabetically. When you find a word in the dictionary it is spelt correctly with the meaning of the word too and how to pronounce the word.





Please see the ppt attached for today's ICT lesson. 

PPT 1 looks at what an algorithm is

PPT is today's task programming turtles. 


Your ICT task is on your Purple Mash 2DO account.