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This week we will begin our brand new unit called exploring shape. We will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes, their properties and how to compare them. Our lesson today starts with 2D shapes and finding out the names of a wider range of 2D shapes. We hope you enjoy it.


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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 25.1.21

Mrs Bull's phonics group 25.1.21

Also please see the phase 4 sound mat document below. 


Mrs Naylor's phonics group 25.1.21



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 a guided deep breathing session in order to support relaxation and mental focus.




  • English

    This week we will continue with our new topic all about letters. Today we are going to be looking at some letters, trying to find the one that we think is the best and hunting for the features that it uses. 

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. 

Topic - History

To understand chronology

  • Place events and artefacts in order on a time line.
  • Label time lines with words or phrases such as: past, present, older and newer. 

Historical question

Did all of the different species of dinosaur roam the Earth at the same time?

Can you use the powerpoint below your fact posters, books or the internet to find out more about when dinosaurs roamed the Earth?

Can you show this information in a timeline to explain the different periods of time and which dinosaur lived in each period? You could draw or write the names of a couple of dinosaurs in each of the different periods to show when they roamed the earth, print off pictures or make a dinosaur timeline on a computer. 

When making your timeline -

  • Make sure to have a line or arrows on your timeline to show the continuation of time. 
  • Add the names of the periods
  • Include names or pictures of dinosaurs for each period of time. 
  • Include dates to show when each period of time was (see Green timeline photograph)

Extra Challenge

  • Include extra information about animals who roamed the Earth during this time period. 




You can use your dinosaur vocabulary sheet to help you too. see attachments below. 


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.