Learning together at home. Thursday 18th February 2021

Good morning Tigers!

How are you today?

Did you have a wonderful Wednesday yesterday? If yesterday was Wednesday what day of the week is today?…Yes, today is Thursday!

We are looking forward to seeing you today at 10.00. Be ready for our super quiz!

This is our learning for today:



Br sound

A story with the br sound

Tricky words

Block 1 and block 2

Against the clock!

Speed and fluency are very important when it comes to reading ‘tricky’ words, and this game is great for developing these qualities. This is good in partners. One person has a timer, the other person has a pile of tricky words. You have a minute to read as many as you can, then your partner has a go. As we are learning at home you could write every day your score and see how you improve throughout the week


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 a friend .

First talk to an adult about your friend: Think about what you would like us to know about your friend (we will be your audience). Think about the things that make your friend 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 hair (curly, straight, spiky, etc), the eyes, hears, nose, hands, fingers, clothes, what your friend likes doing, etc.   We would love to see a picture of your friend (you could take a photo of your work and upload it on the e-learning journal once you have finished). Can you write your friend’s name?

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:  My friend is …  Tell me everything you can about it: She/ He isShe/he has …. 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. It could be online to a relative!

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?


Today we are going to continue to explore numbers and patterns within the 100 square. We will be thinking about one less, one more, ten less and ten more. Start by watching this video. You will be asked to pause the video at certain points to give you some thinking time.

If you want to continue practising, you can choose to visit the paint the squares interactive game.


Remember to flip the number square so that 1 is at the bottom and 100 is at the top – it really helps us to visualise that the numbers go higher as they go up the page.

There are also two optional worksheets below should you wish to use them.

In this first worksheet bundle, please only print/ complete page one or two.

Please note that this next worksheet is based on a top down 100 square, so please only try this if you feel your child can manage. You could choose to have a top down 100 square nearby for reference – e.g. have the paint the squares website open on a screen.


Through water play we develop:

  • curiosity 
  • experimental skills 
  • problem solving skills 
  • sensory skills 
  • language development 

……and much more 

Ask an adult to help you gather a collection of household items that can be used in the water and that will allow water to pour through them. 

Here are some examples of the type of things you might find, but you choose! 

Use the bath, sink, or a bucket outdoors and play explore and experiment with the items in the water. 

Have a terrific Thursday!


Mrs de Bonrostro and Mrs Cross