Learning together at home. Thursday 4th February 2021

Good morning Tigers!

How are you today? We hope you are enjoying your learning.



Tricky words game 

Can you sort our tricky words by number of letters on them? Make columns: 2 letters, 3 letters, 4 letters, etc. Could be on a white board, on the floor, etc. Ask your child to sort the tricky words. 

Challenge: Time and ask them to say them as they sort them out.  They could write the words themselves too!


Learning Intention (What we are learning today):  

  •  We are learning to write in sentences. 

Success Criteria (How can I show that I have learned and understood):  

  • I can put capital letters in the right place.  
  • I can use finger spaces.  
  • I can use full stops.  
  • I can sound out the words to try to write them.  
  • I can write a sentence that makes sense. 

Today you are going to write about your home. 

First talk to an adult about your home: Think about what you would like us to know about your home (we will be your audience). Think about the things that make your home special for you. 

Draw a detailed picture (you don’t have to colour it in, black pen drawing if you have one), think about the shapes of the doors, windows and items in it, you can choose one room to draw too.  We would love to see a picture of your home (you could take a photo of your work and upload it on the e-learning journal once you have finished). 

Now you can try to write a few sentences:  

  • The adult who is helping you can write the sentences starters (written below in cursive) so you can copy them. However, if you want a bit of a challenge try to sound out the words and write them without help (Adult, please don’t focus on correcting the spelling to start with if it is phonetically correct).  
  • Sentence starters: Then start by:  I live in …  Tell me everything you can about it: My home is… Then tell me what you like about it: I like because….  
  • Your child should be able to write independently the worked tricky words (such as I, she, he, etc) 
  • You could give your child a bank of words to use (please try not to add CVC words or our tricky words) 

Non-negotiables (adult you could write a simple sentence and model it for your child):  

  • Capital letter at the beginning of a sentence. 
  • Full stop at the end of a sentence. 
  • Finger spaces between words. 

We would love to see your amazing writing. 

Please write the title and date for your child and then chose from one of the following: 

  • Easiest: Adult to scribe for you and you copy the sentence underneath. 
  • Medium: Attempt to write independently with adult supporting with trickier words.  
  • Trickiest: Write independently. Try to write at least 4 sentences.  


Read your reading book to an adult independently. 

Book Review:  

Tell an adult: What did you like about this week’s reading book? What didn’t you like about your book and why? What did you learn? 



Today we would like you to revise your learning on money.

  • Recognising coins to £2.
  • Making values to 10p (20p for an extra challenge) using different coins.
  • Paying the exact value for something up to 10p. (20p for an extra challenge)
  • Giving change from 10p

You and your adult can choose how you would like to do this, but here are some reminders of activities, and some links to websites and videos which you may wish to visit. Remember, the best way to learn about money is to handle real coins and use it in real life situations. I know we can’t really go shopping much just now though!

You could:

  • Play a game of bindfolded guess the coin.
  • Make your own play shop.
  • Pick up a handful of coins in each hand and add the total of each hand. Which hand picked up more money?

You might want to watch an episode of ‘Numbertime – money’ Here are two different examples

Numbertime – coins up to 20p

Numbertime – giving change from 10p

There are lots of episodes on youtube at different levels, if you wish you can find more episodes here



First, watch this video for some ideas 

  • Have a think about how you could build a marble maze using resources you already have at home. 

You could use straws, paper, boxes from the recycling, lego, sticks from the garden…. anything you want. If you don’t have any marbles, you could hunt for a small round pebble, or scrunch up a small piece of paper. 

Once your marble run is complete, you could challenge people in your family to see who can complete it in the shortest time. You could use a timer on a phone or  a stopwatch. 

If you would like to, you could take a short video of your marble run in action and share it on the learning journal.

At the beginning of the year you created this one at school!

Have a Thrilling Thursday!


Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro