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Our Music lessons are themed alongside our topic of Dinosaurs. We will build upon on the skills and knowledge in music each week. 


In today's session we will be learning about beat, rhythm and musical patterns. 


Task 1:

Darken the room and close your eyes, what do you think could be happening during this music?


Explain that this music represents the journey of the dinosaurs and what the lives of the animals were like. During the music we will try to imitate the rhythm and then the beat by clapping along to it. 

What are rhythm and beat? (The beat is the steady pulse that you feel in the tune, like a clock’s tick. It’s the beat you’d naturally clap along to, or tap your foot to. The rhythm is the actual sound or time value of the notes, which in a song would also be the same as the words). For an example sheet of the difference between rhythm and beat please see below. 


Task 2:

Can you use body percussion (clicking, clapping, knee tapping etc) to create a short musical pattern (beat) independently? You could perform your musical pattern to your family or send a video to your class teacher via dojo.


Extensions tasks are below for an extra challenge too. 






In Key Stage One phonics is taught in phonics groups rather than classes.  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 to watch today's phonics lesson. 

Mrs Naylor's phonics group 15.1.21


Mrs Jamieson's phonics group 15.1.21


Mrs Heald's phonics group 15.1.21



Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to the present moment (thoughts and feelings) as well as the world around you. This can improve mental wellbeing. The link below is a guided mindfulness session aimed at children in order to support relaxation and mental focus.



Curly Caterpillar letter family


This week we have already learnt the letters c, a, d, g from the curly caterpillar family. 


Today we are going to practise the letters q, e, s, f, 


Check they have the correct pencil grip and can see the lines they are keeping within, then have a go at the activities below. 


You could practise these letters on the handwriting paper provided in your home-schooling pack or complete 'Curly caterpillar letters print pages 3 - 4. '(See below)


 Remember to keep the letters the same height each time. 




This week we are learning about full stops. As your child becomes more confident writing it becomes trickier to know when to finish a sentence; particularly if they begin to use the word and. 

 In today's lesson we're going back to look at where full stops need to go when sentence writing. 


The first part of the powerpoint introduces the children to full stops, they will then be asked to pick level 1, 2 or 3 follow up activity depending on their writing ability. The children need to copy the sentences out and correctly add the full stops. There are printable sentences below for them to use, alternatively the children can write the sentences out onto plain paper and add the full stops in the correct place. 



R.E (Religious Education) 


This half term the children are learning about Judaism. We will be exploring the religious symbols and celebrations of Judaism. Please see the PowerPoint below to find out what learning tasks we will be covering in R.E today.  

P.E (Physical Education)


As the weather begins to get colder we have decided to begin our yoga PE lessons. Today we would like you to try the yoga poses in this cosmic yoga video. We hope you enjoy your yoga lesson.

Story time 

Each day there will be a story or poem read to the children by a member of the Key Stage One team. 

Please see the link below for the story today. We hope you enjoy it.