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In maths today we are going to learn how to add two 2-digit numbers using the partitioning written method. We learn it this way first to help us to understand the value of the tens and ones when we add. In school this often takes a couple of days worth of practising before the children feel confident so don't worry if this is tricky. We will practise again tomorrow just like we would in school. If you understand it quickly then try the prove it and use it challenges but don't worry if you don't do these today.



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 11.1.21


Mrs Bull's phonics group 11.1.21


Mrs Naylor's phonics group 11.1.21



Mrs Heald's phonics group 11.1.21







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.


Today in English we are going to be learning about the features of a poem.



We are learning to:

  • 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 write labels to describe this dinosaur. 


What clues can you see in this picture to help you?


How many legs does this dinosaur have? 

Does it have any spines, horns or crests?

Does it have a long neck or long tail?

Is this dinosaur a stegosaurus? How do you know?


Can you guess what it is?


Click on the link to see if you're right. Watch the short video to find out more information about this dinosaur. You could write some facts down to remind you.


Let's represent the past. You could:-

  • Draw and label the different parts of the dinosaur using expanded noun phrases. e.g sharp, long horns, small, beady eyes, long, scaly neck. 
  • Make a model of your dinosaur out of boxes. You could paint your model the different colours of the dinosaur too. 
  • Use Lego bricks or other construction bricks to build your dinosaur. Cut up labels to add around the edge of your model.
  • Collage the dinosaur, add a title and labels around the dinosaurs body.


Share your pictures with us at school.  

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. Please choose the appropriate task level that suits your child's ability level. 


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.