Monday 1st February

Good Morning everyone!


It's Monday today. It's a new week and a new month. 


Did you know February is the shortest month with only 28 days in it? There's lots to celebrate in February... Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day and Shrove Tuesday or pancake Day as it's often known, are all coming up.



Mrs Jones has a another special assembly for you to watch today ...



Monday Assembly with Mrs Jones



If you can join us at 9.15am for our live Teams meeting we will be very happy to see you. Today I won't be in our classroom as we are having some new windows. 


Today we are going to be doing ...


Phonics – Read Write Inc


Foxes - 'ou' sound (see below for follow-up sheet and lesson video)


Hold a sentence for after the lesson: I found a round pound.


Hedgehogs - 'oo' (short oo sound) (see below for follow-up sheet and lesson video)


Hold a sentence for after the lesson: we look at a book.


Rabbits and Owls - Reading and spelling lesson from the Read Write Inc website


Hold a sentence for after the lesson: the cat had a rat.


 Set 1 Sounds Wordtime Reading and Spelling Lessons


Dough Disco


Join us today live at 11 am for dough disco (invite through Teams). 


Today's song choice is ... 


Blame it On the Boogie


Don't forget to really work those fingers!

Can you include ...


walk the plank?


superhero squeeze?


smack the dough?




Maths - 'Growing 6, 7, 8!' - week 2


We continue exploring 6, 7 and 8 again this week.


But let's get counting first. 


Our focus this week is counting backwards from 20 to 1. Most children will find 20-10 tricky and then will get more confident once we reach 10 or even 5.


Encourage them to join in where they can. 


Counting Down From Twenty


Lesson 1, week 2 - Matching 6, 7 and 8


Today you are going to be matching pairs. 


'Growing 6,7,8!' - Week 2


Try the activity below after the lesson.


Additional activities can be found here. The Pierre Polar Bear PowerPoint is a good one to work through. 


Growing 6, 7 & 8 extra activities



EA and KUW Polar Bears


Below is a selection of ideas for making polar bear themed food/art and craft. They require a range of different resources.


They are suggestions only. I am not suggesting you do all of these. I would just choose one if you can!


You might not be able to make anything today but might come back to them later in the week.


Marshmallow Polar Bear


You could make this on a smaller scale by icing a plain circular biscuit and sticking mini marshmallows to the icing and using raisins/blueberries/smarties etc for the nose and eyes.



Then you get to eat it!



Paper Plate Polar 


If you don't have any paper plates you can just use a large white circle and then smaller circles for the face and nose.





Cotton Wool Polar Bear Faces





Shaving Foam Polar Bear




Paper Polar Bear



Polar Bear Toast



using milk


With peanut butter/chocolate spread


I can recommend this one and it was very quick to do!

Using a brush, paint a circle of milk onto a piece of bread.

Toast it and when ready add chopped bananas for ears and a nose and then blueberries, grapes or raisins for eyes and a snout. You could also make bear toast by spreading chocolate spread or peanut butter onto toast.


Instructions for your child to read are below. There is one set 2 sound (short oo sound). So you will need to help with that one if they haven't done it. 


PD: Andy's Wild Workout


I have another workout for today...



 Andy's Wild Workouts - Mountains



Health and Welling Being for Monday



Calming Excercise for Children - Moovlee Monkey



See you later for a bedtime story.


Enjoy your day,


Mrs Rogers


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