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Monday 25th January

Good morning everyone, it's Monday!

I just wanted to say thank you to all those children who have been emailing in with their fantastic learning they have been doing at home. Well done children and well done to the adults who have been helping you. 

Now let's see what exciting activities and learning we are doing today.



Today we are going to carry on with our story of Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers. For those who want to listen to it again, I have added the link below.

Oliver Jeffers, Up and Down

Today I would like you to write sentences using adjectives. Can you remember what an adjective is? (it’s a word that describe a noun, which you will remember is a an object, place or person).

Your first activity is to write a list of adjectives to describe what the penguin and boy were like in the story. Remember use adjectives to describe how they were feeling, how they behaved or what they look like.

I made a list as well. Have we got any of the same answers?

Now I would like you to practise writing sentences using your adjectives from you list. You can borrow adjectives from my list if you want.


Here are some examples of sentences using adjectives:

The boy was tall.

The penguin has black feathers and is short.

The small adventurous penguin climbed into the cannonball.

The worried boy looked up in the air.


Today I would like you to write four sentences describing the penguin and/or the boy. Remember to use a capital letter, full stop, finger spaces and good handwriting in your sentences and you might even be able to write sentences using ‘and’. Please can you send me this work on your email today.



Let’s start our lesson with our warm-up to recognise our phonemes and tricky words. Remember choose the words and sounds you need to practise. This might be phase 3 or phase 4 or phase 5. If you know them all, well done! you can skip this bit.

Today Geraldine is going to help us remember all the different ways of recognising the ‘ue’ phoneme in words.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /oo/

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ue/

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ew/

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /u-e/

Long Vowel Letter ue/u-e/ew - English4abc - Phonics song

Now you can practise what you have learnt, with this game.


This week we are going to use what we learnt about our fact families and number bonds to help us with our addition and subtraction. If you haven’t already please take a moment to look at the videos in the link below, for some helpful tips on how we teach maths in Year 1.

The warm-up is on the videos below. There are two videos today that cover the work on the worksheet.


Topic - Ready, Steady , Go!

There is a choice of activities today.

First, you can practise drawing by following the instructions to draw an aeroplane from long ago. 

How To Draw An Airplane (For Young Artists)


You can make your own ‘stop motion’ animated film. Do you remember we used this at home in October? You can make your own film by drawing pictures, using toys, LEGO, playdough or small world animals and people to make them move. You could even link it to our class book and show the penguin trying to fly!

I’ve included the link to the guide we used last time on how to get started. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page it contains example videos. You will need a grown-up to download the free stop motion studio app to a phone or tablet to begin with.

When you have finished if you want to email the animated film over to me and it’s too large, then you can use ‘’ and it will send me a link. Don’t worry if this proves too tricky, I just thought it was a fun practical activity, that you would enjoy.😊


Keeping active

Do you remember the dance teacher who taught us the Cha, Cha, Slide? He’s back with another dance for you to follow today.

The Git Up song (Cowboy Boogie)


Don’t forget to look for the new activities this week on Education City and the Oxford Owl and Getepic websites that I sent an email about last week.

I can’t wait to hear how you do today,



Miss Green