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Handwriting letter 'r'

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I will be delivering a live phonics lesson at 10.30 for all children to attend. Please have a pen and paper ready for the spelling part of the session.


Please also complete daily spellings, handwriting and any extra phonics games from the phonics game tab on cherry remote learning page.


This week's spellings:








Please practice spellings at home for a short time each day.


Yesterday for our Adventure you made sleeping potions at home to put the 3 headed dog to sleep so we could creep past and enter the cryptic caves. If you didn't do this, you could do it today before your writing or have a look at the video below. I would like you to write a set of instructions for making the sleeping potion. You must make sure your instructions are clear and easy to follow, and you need an equipment list. At the start of each instruction you need a time adverbial, have a look below:



1. First put the eye drops into a glass.

2. Next ....

3. Then .......

4. After that ........

5. Finally ..........


You will need:

Willow sap

Lagoon Juice

Magic Mix

Eye drops

bowl or cup



In your instructions you need to use 'bossy verbs'. These tell you what to do -









Sleeping Potion

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Today the children are exploring 'quarters'. Yesterday we learnt that when half we split it into 2, today we are learning that quarters means splitting into 4. It is important the children recognise that every quarter is the same size and 'equal'. It would be valuable to show this using cut out shapes or cake or anything you can cut up. Using visual and physical representations will help the children understand. 

How to help at home

There are lots of everyday ways you can help your child to understand fractions. Here are just a few ideas.


1. Fractions and food

Food always provides a fun (and tasty) opportunity to explore fractions!

When cutting a sandwich, show your child how you can cut a whole sandwich into two equal parts, and explain that we call each part a half. Point out that we could put the two halves together again to make the whole. Try halving in different ways, such as cutting a whole sandwich into two equal rectangles or triangles.

Why not show your child that we can find the quarters of a sandwich by first cutting it in half and then cutting those pieces in half again? Ask your child to find one of the equal parts and explain that this is one quarter. Try finding quarters in different ways, such as cutting a whole sandwich into four equal rectangles or triangles.


2. Use toys

Learn about fractions using some of your child’s favourite toys – little figures, blocks, teddies, cars, you name it.

Gather together a collection of toys. Show your child how to halve quantities by asking them to split their collection of toys into two equal groups. So, if they have ten cars, they can split them into two groups of five.

You could also show them how to find one quarter of quantities by splitting their toys into four equal groups.


3. Drawing shapes

Grab some paper and colouring pencils. Draw a circle, square, rectangle, and equal-sided triangle and ask them to find and colour in one half. Next, draw another shape and ask your child to colour in one quarter.


4. Fractions all around us

Point out the fractions all around you – such as when you are in the shops (for example,  price offers) or in recipes ( tablespoon) and so on. Talk about what the different numbers mean.

KS1 Maths - Introduction to Fractions: Finding a Quarter

Watch this lovely introduction to fractions video for KS1 children and learn all about how you can practise finding a quarter using everyday objects! After y...

Internet Safety


Today is internet safety day and our focus is trust - can you trust everything you see online? I will be delivering an internet safety assembly on Teams following the writing lesson.


There is a purple Mash for KS1 to complete - An internet Safety Quiz.


There is also a competition - can you design an internet safety poster? Make sure it is colourful and informative.