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Friday 21st Jan


Today we have no new sound to learn as next week, we will be moving on to a new set of sounds. Instead, let's practice some tricky words and writing sentences. Start today by watching the tricky words video below and then writing the following sentences using our new sounds.


Ask an adult to read these for you- no peeking!


  1. They took a picture.
  2. I am going to the shop.
  3. The coin is in the soil.
  4. It is a bitter winter.
  5. The star lit up the night.
  6. The swimmer has a beard.
  7. The butter is in the dish.
  8. She put her jelly in the bin.

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To




We are going to recap counting more and less from last week.

Start by counting on and backwards from any given number 1-100. Then, pick a random 2-digit number. Start to count back in 1s from the number. Count 10–15 counts before making a new number. Repeat, counting on and back from different start numbers.


Main input-

Show child two pots and eight pens. Eight pens are placed into two pots. There were five in one pot (ask child to move that number of pens to the first pot) so how many must there be in the second pot? Ask child to move the remaining pens to the second pot. Write the addition on a piece of paper, e.g. 8 = 5 + 3.


Ask for other suggestions, writing each addition on a separate card after moving the pens: If two are in this pot, how many must be in this one? What addition sentence can we write?


Explain that you want to find all the ways of making 8. Explain that we need to be a bit more organised in the way we are doing this. Ask for the biggest number of pens possible in the first pot. Move all 8 pens to the first pot. If you don’t have this addition record 8 = 8 + 0. Ask for the next biggest number.


Ask child to move one pen from the first to the second pot, recording 8 = 7 + 1. Keep moving one pen from the first pot to the second, recording each addition or showing ones already written until you have a complete set of additions to 8 = 0 + 8.


Discuss how 5 and 3, for example, is the same as 3 and 5, as we could just swap the two pots. Identify together the other pairs of additions that are the same numbers.


Main task- Worksheet Bonds to 8



Lesson 3- English-

In English, we are going to be sequencing a story and having a go at rewriting it. We have been focusing on the story of ‘Cant you sleep little bear?’

(Youtube link-


Have a rewatch of the story, highlighting key moments throughout.

On a piece of paper, begin to construct sentences to retell what is happening in the photos (attached below). Children have learnt key vocabulary prior, however, may need help spelling trickier words.


Children can use adjectives describing the setting and feelings of the characters (they have wrote some in their English books prior over the last 2 weeks so may be able to remember some of what they have wrote).


Ask children questions such as: what was happening in the story, who was there, what might the characters have felt, using their 5 senses.


Create a word bank of adjectives and nouns together to aid writing of words such as:

  • Asleep
  • Daddy bear
  • Baby bear
  • Snowy
  • Fire
  • White
  • Scared




Lesson 4- Topic Science

Today we are going to have a look at comparing animals. Have a watch of the video below to recap what we learnt on Wednesday about the different groups of animals and how we categorise them.


Can you remember any of the key animal groups before watching the video?

Year 1 Science - Different Animal Groups - Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals, Fish and Birds.

In Year 1 Science the children are learning about the different 'Animal Groups'. The children will be looking at five different animal groups, including Amph...

Lesson Presentation Comparing

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Have a look through the following PowerPoint. We are going to have a look at comparing different animals. Consider, what do you notice are the same? What do you notice are different? 


Task: Can you make some basic comparisons between the animals on the worksheet? (only page 1 and 2 are compulsory, if you would like to do the rest please feel free however they are not needed.)


Remember to send me any finished work, I can't wait to see! :)