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Home Learning 5th - 8th January

Please see below for a daily timetable supporting you and your child to continue to access the curriculum at home. Please refer to the blended learning homepage for the principles and advice guiding our home learning offer. We endeavour to provide links that are accessible via  a mobile phone and the learning can then be recorded on paper if appropriate. This can be shared via Class Dojo to enable your child's class teacher to provide feedback and guide you and your child on the next steps in their learning.


Friday 8th January 2021



Start your day with a bit of activity.

What a great way to kick start the day! 


Have a go at the time challenges below.  Remember to count how many of each activity you do and see if someone will time you as this is linked with today’s Maths.


Why not use your fitter futures login to find something active to do?

Or try some yoga with

Cosmic yoga-



The spelling rule we are focusing on this week is adding -ed and -ing to words that end in a consonant and then a -y.

cried, crying, tried, trying, copied, copying, hurried, hurrying, address, appear



Word of the Day

Try and use this word in a sentence.


Watch the video on DoJo to see which letters we are practising today.

Key Skills Practice

Log in to Numbots and challenge yourself at some of the activities on there.

Challenge each other to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and 1’s from any number

If you have completed your baseline assessment on Garage, try to complete another 3 or 4 games today.



Today is big Maths.  We are looking at time this half term.  Look at the lesson below in either powerpoint or pdf and then complete the activities that go with this.

Another challenge is to make a clock.  For this you will need either two paper plates or two circles of paper and either a split pin or if you do not have this you could make a small hole in the centre of the clock and use a pencil to allow you to turn it.

1.  Cut lines at the top, bottom, and both sides of a paper plate. Then, cut two lines between each of the four cuts to create the hours on the clock.

2. Mark the centre on both plates and carefully make a hole with a pencil.

3.  Write the numbers 1 to 12 on one plate to create the hours.  You can write o’clock below the 12, quarter past by the 3, half past above the 6 and quarter to beside the 9.

4. Cut out a small hand and a long hand and attach these to the front of the plates.

5. Mark the bottom plate with the minutes eg. behind 1 put 05, 2 put 10 etc. counting up in 5s.

You should now have a working clock!


Watch the powerpoint or pdf below to find out more about rhythm and musical notes.  Find different ways of creating rhythms at home, this may be using wooden spoons and saucepans or even just your own body.


Guided Reading

Watch this video and answer the following questions



What is the cat doing when the visitor disturbs him? 

Why is the pink character described as an unusual visitor? 

How do you think the cat is feeling at the end of the video? Why? 

Do you think the cat and the pink character will ever be friends? Explain your opinion.



Please read on bug club at least 3 times a week

 or read your book and quiz on Accelerated Reader.


A link to story time will be on class dojo.