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In maths today we will be learning how to use the answer to one question to help us answer another question. You can choose your level of challenge with the know it activity today. 



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 18.1.21


Mrs Jamieson's phonics group 18.1.21


Mrs Heald's phonics group 18.1.21

Mrs Jamieson's Phonics follow up activity


Shared reading 

 We are learning to:

I can make sensible guesses about what sort of text this might be and what it might be about.

I can find information in a text to answer a question. 


Look at the back cover of the book together. Can you talk through these questions with someone in your family? 


1. Do you think this book is a story book or an information book? Are there any clues in the blurb below which can help you?

2. Can you find the name of a dinosaur in the blurb below?

3. Which words does it use to tell you the sizes of the dinosaurs? 

4. How many years ago were the dinosaurs?

5. Which picture do you find the most interesting and why?



1. The blurb says it will be a fact-filled ebook. Facts are information so this is an information book.

2. Diplodocus

3. huge and tiny. 

4. Millions of years ago.



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 to classical music aimed at children in order to support relaxation and mental focus. 



Today we will be writing our winter senses poem for the Bear using all of the ideas we collected last week. Use as many of the resources as you want to for support. We can't wait to see them!



  • Observe or handle evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past.
  • Use artefacts, pictures, stories, online sources and databases to find out about the past.
  • I can groups animals by what they ate.


What did dinosaurs eat?


In today's lesson we are going to try and find out what dinosaurs in the past ate. Do you already know? You could use your vocabulary mat which was sent home over Christmas to help you. 

Let's learn and understand the scientific words for animals which eat meat, plants and both.


We know that dinosaurs were Omnivores, Herbivores and Carnivores. 

We need to research to find out which dinosaurs were Carnivores, which were Herbivores and which were Omnivores. Then we need to sort them into groups. 

Can you use the dinosaur fact cards below, your own dinosaur knowledge, books if you have any at home or the internet with an adult to help to find out which dinosaurs were

Omnivores, Herbivores and Carnivores. 



Activity 1 

Can you write the name and draw a picture of one dinosaur who was a Carnivore, a dinosaur who was a Herbivore and a dinosaur who was an Omnivore. If you have dinosaurs at home you could sort them into groups and write these labels next to them and send us a photograph. e.g. 


Activity 2

If you prefer to cut and stick why not have a go at sorting these dinosaurs into the correct part of the Venn diagram. The answers are on the final page so that you check whether you were right. 

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.