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Friday 8th January


Please take advantage of these brilliant FREE resources over the next few weeks!


The National Oak Academy - Great for all sorts of lessons and areas of the curriculum!



www.burfordschool.co.uk (online reading and free ebooks)



http:// openlibrary.org


http://mrsp.com (streams stories and online activities)





www.education.com/ games/wordpatterns





Phonics Games– lots of fun phonics games!

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Phonics Lessons – Videos of phonics lessons from Letters and Sounds available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Oxford Reading Owl – Lots of reading ebooks that your child can read independently.

BBC Bitesize on Cbeebies – Starting from Monday 11th of January! Check out what they have available on the TV everyday!

Music Lessons - https://www.youtube.com/c/MyleenesMusicKlass/videos

Maths – We follow the white rose curriculum in school! Look at the videos and lesson they have for each day. You can recap the Autumn term if you have some spare time! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Twinkl – Endless resources to support your child. Especially great for SEND or extra help if you feel your child is struggling in a specific area. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Art – Draw with Rob Biddulph – all you need is a pencil and a piece of paper! http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Science and STEM – Dr Chips offering lots of fun and creative activities linked to technology and science https://drchips.weebly.com/past-doses.html Maddie Moate does some brilliant Science videos too- https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

Word of the Day - https://www.collinsdictionary.com/word-of-the-day - Why not use the word of the day to practise your spelling and handwriting!


Please continue to read with your child using the books on Oxford Reading Owl (free when you sign up): https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page. It is useful to ask questions when reading with them, such as the ones below:

There are some nice stories that you can read along with here too: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/


Have a go at the reading activity below. They include a short text to read and some comprehension questions, to ensure children are developing a good understanding of what they have read. You can choose the level of text you feel your child would be most comfortable with.


Please use the free websites mentioned above to practise your Phonics. You could revise Phase 3 Phonics sounds from last term by playing some games! 


As it is the first school week of 2021, today we are going to be thinking about New Year, and about making New Year's Resolutions. Follow the PowerPoint to find out some information about what New Year's Resolutions are and why we make them. It is a time to think about fresh starts and what we want to achieve in the next year! Use the sheet below to write some sentences thinking about something you are proud of from 2020, something you are excited about in 2021 and something you would like to get better at. Keep your handwriting nice and neat and check your spellings, as you might want to keep your sheet and look back at your resolutions at the end of the year! We are looking forward to reading them :) 



Today we would like you to practise your doubling and halving skills with some games! Play the board game below with a partner, or play some of the online Maths games on the websites above. If you feel confident and would like a challenge, have a go at the Challenge Cards - there are three different stars to show the level of difficulty. How many can you get right?


Today we are going to learn about The Epiphany, which was celebrated on the 6th January. This is where the 3 kings followed the start to meet the baby Jesus. Many European countries, such as Spain, and Christian Orthodox countries celebrate the Epiphany, as well as Christmas Day. 


Look through the Epiphany PowerPoint and watch the video to learn more! Then have a go at completing the worksheet to retell the story. Fill in the gaps with the words at the top of the sheet. Or if you like, you could draw a picture of the Epiphany story!