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Thursday 7th January


Learning Objectives:

  • I can make predictions about a text using an illustration.
  • I can say my sentence orally before writing it down.
  • I can use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 


We have a brand new book to focus on over the next few weeks! Here is the illustration from the front cover of the book. 

Can you remember what an illustration is?
It is the picture in a book!




Look very carefully at the illustration and discuss it with an adult or sibling.
Think about...

  • What can you see?
  • Where might the story be set?
  • Who might the characters of the story be?
  • What do you think might happen?



Write your prediction down and make sure to include all of your great ideas!

You could begin with 'I think the story will be about...' then email your ideas to me so that we can share them!

Remember to write in full sentences and to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 


Extension Activities:

  • Try and use the conjunction 'and' to join your ideas together.
  • Draw a picture of what you think might happen in the story. 


Learning Objective: I can count forwards and backwards to 20. 


We have all been working really hard on our Maths in school and had lots of fun last term! To begin with, we will be recapping our numbers up to 20. Let's practice!

  • Can you count forwards to 20 out loud?
  • Can you count backwards from 20 out loud?

Now have a go at writing the numeral for each number in order going forwards up to 20 and then backwards. Repeat this activity by writing the word for each number.


If you need more practice with your numbers up to 20, please complete the ‘Ordering Numbers to 20 Activity Sheet’ below. Simply cut each number out and put them in order, forwards and then backwards.

You may also need to practice your number formation when writing each numeral. Make sure that all your numbers are the right size and are facing the right way. If you need further practice, please use this worksheet.

If you can count forwards and backwards all the way up to 20, how much higher can you go? 30, 50, 100? What is the biggest number that you can count to?  


  • Scavenger Hunt: Can you find groups of items for each number from 1-20 in your home? It could be anything! 1 doll, 2 building blocks, 3 pets, 4 tins of beans... What could you find for 20?! Have lots of fun and send me a picture! I will be doing it too!
  • Complete the Maths worksheet below.

Extension Activity:

  • Have fun playing the 'Blast Off to 20' game below!
    You could even make your own game!


Today I would like you to recap all of our Phase 2, 3 and 4 sounds that we worked so hard on last term. You should all have sound mats at home which were sent with your homework last term. If you have misplaced these sound mats, please find a digital copy of them below.

If you are finding any of the sounds tricky or need support pronouncing them please just let me know. There are also some fantastic videos on YouTube and BBC Bitesize. Just follow these links:

Mr T's Phonics - YouTube

Phonics - KS1 English - BBC Bitesize

Then follow this link to Phonics Play and practice sounding out real and unknown words. Please select Phases 2, 3 and 4 sounds when you choose which game you would like to play. 



Extension Activity:

Now have a go at including Phase 5 sounds in your game. Remember, we have not recapped all of these sounds yet and will continue working on them over the next few weeks, but have a go!



Learning Objective: I can use compass directions (north, south, east and west).


Do you know what a compass is?

You might know what a compass looks like or even have one at home!


A compass is an important tool for finding direction. It helps you to find your way. There are four main points of a compass: north, east, south and west. These are called compass points!



  • Find out more about compasses and compass points by reading the 'Information About Compass Points' PowerPoint and by accessing the following information at BBC Teach
  • Label the points of a compass using the 'Labelling Compass Points Activity Sheet'. There are two difficulties to choose from. 

Extension Activities:

  • Now that you have learnt all about maps, continents and compass points, why not have a go at creating your own map of the world?
  • Practice your compass directions using the worksheet below!


Our topic this term in Dance

I am so disappointed that we won't be doing this in school together! But we can have lots of fun doing it at home! Why not get everyone in your house involved?! I know I will be!

Our dance unit will be based around our new topic 'Poles Apart'. Can you remember which continent we are going to be exploring? That's right, Antarctica! Remember, it is a very cold place with lots of snow!

Our first dance session is all about Jack Frost as he makes the snow fall and the puddles freeze! Follow this link...

Snow world. 1: Jack Frost - BBC Teach

...and don't forget you will need lots of space so that you don't bump into anything!
I hope you have lots of fun doing it! Why not send me a video?