Friday 8th January

It’s Friday!


Good morning everyone!


If you can join us at 9:15am, we still start our day with a short Teams meeting.


Today we are going to be doing…


Phonics – Read Write Inc


Please choose the right lesson for your child. Groups were sent out over Seesaw.


Group 1:  Speed sound lesson for d (Choose the set 1 lesson for d. It goes live at 9.30 am, until then you will only see the lesson for s which was yesterdays and will disappear at 9.30 am)


Group 2 and Group 3: Set 1 Word Time Reading with Gareth (Choose Word time reading lesson 4 with Gareth and  Set 1 spelling with Sara lesson 4). ***Please note, lesson 3 is no longer available.


Group 4: Set 2 Sound lesson ee (this should take you directly to the lesson)



Dough Disco

Why not try getting your grown up to join in with you today? Choose any music that makes you feel happy and a song that you feel like you could dance to. One of my favourite songs to use is ‘Happy’ by ‘Pharrell Williams’. Click on the link below if you would like to give it a try.





Maths - 'Alive-in-Five!'. Lesson 5 (week 1)

Have a go at lesson 5 of ‘Alive-in-Five!’.


'Alive-in-five!' lesson 5


Just to remind you when you visit the White Rose website you will find the videos for a whole week based around 'Alive-in Five'. Today is lesson 5.

After watching the lesson have a go at the game. The activity sheet is at the bottom of the page. 


Where is the penguin?

Have a look at the ‘Where is the penguin worksheet’ at the bottom of the page.

I would like you to have a go at describing where the penguin is.

Ask your child to describe to you where the penguin is.
They will need to say where the penguin is in a full sentence, rather than just saying, “under the chair.”

They will need to start with, “The penguin is …” and they may need this modelling for them a few times first.

We are looking for them to use positional language (also known as  prepositions) in their sentences so words like, under, on top of, next to, inside, behind etc.


Why not try using one of your toys, (a cuddly toy would be perfect!) to make your own game. Put your toy in a place and see if your grown up can describe to you where it is. Then, ask your grown up to put the toy somewhere else and see if you can describe where it is to them! For example, you could put one of your toys under the table.

It would be lovely to see pictures of you playing this game on Seesaw.


Labelling the penguin

I would like you to have a go at labelling the penguin picture that you drew yesterday. Maybe you could tell your grown up where the different things are and they could write it down for you? Maybe you could have a go at copying the words down yourself? It would be lovely to see your pictures on Seesaw!

Parts to label:

  1. Webbed feet
  2. Beak
  3. Head
  4. Eyes
  5. Flippers
  6. Feathers


Story – Lost and Found

Listen to the story that I read to you yesterday all about a little penguin.


Lost and Found


Questions to think about…

How would you feel if you found a penguin at your door?

Who did the boy ask for help?

Where had the penguin come from?

How would you get to where the penguin lived? Would you go in a boat too?

When the boy goes back to get the penguin, why can’t he find him?





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Excalibur Primary School

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