Home Learning for: Term 3, Week 1

Below  is a summary of this week’s learning to act as guidance only and not a strict timetable to follow. Below that are suggested activities with learning objectives and links to resources you may wish to use. Please aim to find routines that suit your family and work situations best.  For these first 3 days we will all be on a learning curve. We are looking at how best to provide you with work books at home and more information to support your home learning experience as we move forward, but please bear with us. Thank you for all your support and care.

Optional Daily Wellbeing

It will be more important than ever to look after your child and your family’s wellbeing.

Here are some starter suggestions for this week:

  • Feelings – ask your child to tell you things which help them to feel calm. You could try collecting a few things in a Calm Box eg bubbles to blow; a soft toy to cuddle; a story to share; bubble wrap to pop. Here are some more ideas for ways to feel calm – Calming cards
  • Mindfulness – take time to be still and listen to the sounds you can hear around you  (indoors or outside)
  • Thankfulness – Tell someone in your family something you love about them


Daily Phonics and Spelling
LO:  New Graphemes for –  w : wh  (whale) 

Follow the powerpoint here . For Wednesday. Instructions are given in the top left hand corner. Please do not worry too much. Let your children guide you. They know about sound buttons etc. Next week, audio and clips will be added to these sessions.

Session 1 PSHE
LO: I can set simple goals

Before the lesson starts prepare a ‘success coin’ for your child listing one of their successes. Use a circle of card they can decorate or use the sheet here. It could be mastering a skill, being resilient, reading independently, behaving well etc.

Use the ppt PSHE Dreams and Goals as the starting point for a discussion about goals and what success means to your child. Remind the children about our Jigsaw charter and the need to respect opinions other than ours. You could ask them to explain the rules on the charter to you. Set your child a simple challenge and ideally work together to solve it. This could be something like to get across a room without touching the floor or to find 5 objects beginning with P. Before starting, ask them how they think they can achieve it, please give them ideas if they are struggling as they would normally have their peer contributions to inspire them. If you can work with them that would be great for their teamwork skills. When the challenge is complete ask them what it felt like to achieve or succeed in a task – encourage your child to use vocabulary like proud or happy, if they didn’t achieve the challenge it could be frustrating etc. Don’t accept “it was good” or “it was OK”. The Calm Me script is used to help the children to focus and prepare their minds for learning and is a part of every PSHE lesson. Then show your child the pictures in turn and ask them if they can see success and why. There is not a right answer, we are looking for reasoning / inference skills. You may want to have a discussion at this point about what your child sees as a success and maybe help to shape their view. It doesn’t have to be related to school! Now give them the success coin you prepared and talk about their success, again ask them to tell you how it makes them feel. This term we are thinking a lot about goals and successes and as an activity we would like the children to find or make their own “treasure chest” and decorate it. It could be a box or a jar, anything they like but we would like them to decorate it and put their name on it. They will keep some of their PSHE work in it going forward so not too small! There is a template to make a box here if you would like to practice their motor skills or you don’t have anything appropriate. 

Maths – Daily Fluency

  • To recall number bonds to 10

Open L1 Presentation – number bonds to 10.

Starter: Flashback 4

Join in with the White Rose video on number bonds to 10. The video will need to be paused at intervals to allow the child to respond and engage. This should just be a recap of prior learning and will help with Friday’s Maths session. 

Session 2 Writing – My New Year Goals

  • To compose sentences orally before writing them and say them out loud.
  • To separate words with spaces.
  • To begin to join words and join clauses using ‘and’.
  • To  punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

Linked to and follows on from PSHE from session 1. What are your goals for 2021? Discuss what this means. Think of 3- 5 goals. Use the proforma below as guidance, no need to print out, and for sentence starters. Exclude the resolution sections. Remember to think about the  presentation of your work and to remember your full stops and capital letter at the start of each sentence.

Session 3 RE

LO: I can talk about what is important to me and others with respect for their beliefs and feelings

In RE this term we are looking at special stories and sacred books. This lesson is purely discussion based. You will need to have chosen a favourite book or story that is important to you. Share the book that you have chosen and explain why it is your favourite, by going first you model the kind of language you would like your child to use and a suggested structure. Encourage your child to ask you some questions about the book (ideally have a copy so that they can look at it and handle it). You could have a range of books and they don’t have to be fiction. I like an Atlas to plan my travels and remember all the places I have been or a dictionary because I love words. If you have a religious book such as a Bible or the Qu’ran please look at it at this point with your child and discuss who it might be important to and why. This will be covered in later lessons so should not be in depth. Then ask the child to show / tell you about their favourite book or story. Encourage them to explain why it is their favourite. Practice using the conjunction because and encourage them to use an adjective such as “This book makes me feel excited because it has lots of facts about dinosaurs.”

Daily Reading

Choose books for reading, mixed up with games and other activities aimed at the level of your child from the Pearson site. As we have said all along, books you have at home or other sites you may also have been using are still fine too. Don’t forget to let your teachers know via your class email if you are running out of books or are having difficulty in with accessing the site.


Daily Phonics and Spelling
LO:LO:  New Grapheme for –  f : ph  (dolphin) 

Follow the Powerpoint For Thursday. Instructions are given in the top left hand corner.

Session 1 Writing -Christmas Holidays
LO: To use my writing skills to recount what I did in the holidays. 
To think about my feelings.

Write a sentence or sentences about your Christmas or something you enjoyed over the holidays. If you would like to follow more of a structure you can follow the powerpoint for guidance. You could draw a picture to compliment your writing.

Session 2 Maths

  • To add 3 single digit numbers
  • To read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving + and =


Flashback 4 


Watch the bitesize video clip ‘Adding three small numbers by counting on’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zf9d2hv

Work through the ‘L2 Presentation Adding 3 numbers’ – add the different coloured counters together and write it down as a number sentence. 

Practise Task:

Choose 3 number cards from 1-10 on the screen (you may like to quickly make these out of paper)

Find something small to represent these numbers. E.g if I pick the number 5, I would find 5 small objects (this could be something like buttons, beads, seeds)

Add the numbers together by counting on from the biggest number (as addition is cumulative i.e 3+2+1 is the same as 1+2+3)  

Write down the number sentences.

Session 3 Art

LO: I can select colours appropriate for a winter scene and use painting to share ideas, experiences and imagination

Use the ppt Art: Winter Scenes to look at winter scenes for inspiration. Ask your child what they notice. If they don’t mention colours then ask them what colours do they see. Discuss that colours can be cold (blue, grey, white) or hot and ask what colours they think are hot (orange, red, yellow). Look briefly at the work of the two watercolour artists and discuss how they created a winter landscape and colours. Can they see any similarities or differences? Activity: using whichever medium you like (or have available paint, crayon, collage are all great) children to create a winter scene.

Daily Reading


Daily Phonics and Spelling

Look back over the 2 new graphemes. Look at the powerpoint slide starting from Friday. Spot them in the phoneme spotter on the postcard at the end of the powerpoint.
Ext. Can you spot them in books, magazines or newspapers around your house?

Session 1 Handwriting

  • Use correct formation for letters.
  • Use a capital letter at the beginning of a name.

Start off by writing your name, neatly, on a line. Use correct formation and a capital letter at the start. Can you write your surname too. Practice writing this a few times. You could use different colours for each time or each letter. Make sure that you do not use capitals in the middle of your name. Now experiment writing your name in lots of different styles. You could do bubble writing or 3d lettering. Look around your house for different style of writing that could inspire you! Extend to making name labels for other members of your family (and for yourself!)

Session 3 Maths


  • To use number bonds to 10 add 3 single digit numbers efficiently
  • To understand that addition is commutative


Flashback 4 


Work through the ‘L3 Presentation – Adding 3 numbers by spotting bonds to 10’

Part 1: Spot which two numbers make 10 when added together. Write these 2 numbers down first in the addition number sentence, then add the third number. E.g the number sentence on slide 4 will show 8 + 2 + 5 = 15 when written down, however, you want the child to work out the answer in two stages. One: 8+2=10 Two: 10+5=15

Part 2: Draw out the numbers from the sentences.Represent the animals with small objects and add them together by first adding the number bonds to 10, and then adding the third number.

Organising the objects neatly into rows of 2 (like the pictures of the previous slides) may help children to visualise the numbers.

Practise Task:
Children are to complete the ‘Maths L3 Main’ sheet. 

Children who may want a simpler sheet please complete the ‘Maths L3 Reduced challenge’ worksheet and concentrate on adding two numbers together. It will help to represent these numbers with small objects.

Challenge: There is a ‘Maths L3 challenge’ worksheet for anyone that would like to stretch themselves. 

Session 3 Finishing off and PE
LO: To master basic movements including running and jumping and develop balance agility and coordination and apply them to a range of activities 

This week for PE please feel free to pick an activity that you would like to do with your child (it does need to be active and we would suggest outdoors if possible). As suggestions there are some great Cosmic Kids yoga workouts available on youtube, there are old Joe Wicks workouts available, there is a skipping lesson available here PE Skills Lesson – Skipping or you could challenge your child to see how many times they can throw and catch a ball without dropping and then try to beat that score. You could even play musical statues or have a dance off, try to be active for @ 30 mins minimum and remember to warm up and cool down. 

Daily Reading

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