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Today we are going to have lots of fun drawing, painting or making 2D shapes from just a description of their properties. The know it task is on the PowerPoint today. We hope you enjoy it!


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  27.1.21


Mrs Bull's phonics group video

Mrs Naylor's phonics group video 27.1.21

Spellings to learn 

The children will receive a weekly set of spellings to learn. The spellings are matched to their ability level in phonics. Each week we would like the children to learn these spellings ready for a weekly spelling quiz on Tuesday's. 





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.


You will need to get in role today as a mini adventurer called Tony who is bored of watching Grandpa do grown up stuff. We hope you enjoy watching the video and writing sentences using I or we

Reading books


Each week your phonics teacher and/ or your class teacher will post a link (see below) to a free online reading book that is approximately matched to your child's phonics level. Accessing the eBooks is free, the website only requires you to create a log in which consists of a username and password of your choice. 


Miss Daley's phonics group- reading book links


Mrs Bull's phonics group-reading book link


Mrs Naylor's phonics group-reading book link




  • I can identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for different uses


Over the last few weeks we've been looking at materials and their suitability for the products they are used for based on their properties. 

Let's recap this by watching the video below


Can you see how everything that we have around has been designed for a purpose with careful thought being given to the material and its properties. 



Okay Scientists...… It's now your turn. 

Click on 'Dear Children' to find out your Science problem and then complete the children's activity. 



Finally - Have a look at the powerpoint below to see how people have tried to use materials in new and unusual ways. Which one do you like the most and why? Can you find a material at home which you could use in a new and unusual way? Send us a photograph of your work. 


Please note that none of these resources require printing the children can use a piece of paper to write the properties and 2 examples of a material that would work e.g. Elastic, rubber, plastic and 2 examples of material which wouldn't work e.g. glass, wood and metal. 

The scientific vocabulary mat is to support the children thinking of the properties of materials only.