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In our final maths lesson of the week and the last maths lesson in our calculations unit we will be using all of our learning to find number bonds to 100. Then next week we will begin our new unit about shape. 

The learning PowerPoint for today can be found on the link below

Please select the first  ' Bonds to 100 (Tens and ones) '  lesson.


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.

Mrs Naylor's phonics group 21.1.21


Miss Daley's phonics group 21.1.21


Mrs Bull's phonics group 21.1.21



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



We are starting a new unit today all about letters and we will be learning about this for the next couple of weeks. To begin with we will look through lots of different pieces of writing to see if we can find the letters. You could ask a grown up to help you read the different pieces of writing today or you might just be able to spot a letter from looking at it. You could take photographs of the letters you found or write down the texts that were letters and those that weren't.




  • I can use simple databases to record information
  • I can use a database and graph to answer questions. 


In today's lesson we are going to learn how to collect information and display it in a graph using a database. 

A database is a way of storing information using on a computer or electronic device. 


We need to find out how many of each type of animal escaped from the zoo today. Were there more Tigers than panda's? Were there more penguins than elephants? It's tricky to answer these questions and find out the information when the animals are displayed this way. It's easier to see in a tally chart table. 



Draw out this table onto plain or lined paper or print off a copy in the attachments below. 



Every time you see an animal in the picture above, you need to put a line in the correct space on the tally chart to represent 1. Then count all of the tally marks and write the number in the total box. 

We have represented the data now in a chart which makes it clearer to see but we'd like to represent it in a graph to make it simpler to compare the numbers of animals. 


If you are working on a laptop and have access to Excel click on the Excel spreadsheet below and continue to follow the instructions. If you don't have access, watch the video below to find out more about how Excel and graphs can change the way information can look.


1.Open the Excel document. 

2. Fill in the totals for all of the animals. 

3. drag your mouse and highlight all of the table. 


4. Click Insert on the top bar. 

5. Click on and choose a graph. 


The graph has represented the data (information) for us in a simple way so we can compare the number of animals in each species. 


Let's think back to the original questions



Were there more Tigers than panda's?

Were there more penguins than elephants?

Which animal had the most?

Which animal had the least?



Video Explanation



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.