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Thursday 28th January

Hello everybody and good morning laugh

Just a reminder, I hope everyone has read the message from Mrs Walkden about superstar shout outs as the deadline is 12.30 today. If not click on the link below.

Today we are starting with English and I'm quite excited because we are starting a new book and there is something a little bit different about it. Why don't you play my video clip below and find out all about it.

Introduction to Journey by Aaron Becker

Journey is a wordless book so the illustrations tell the story. You can follow the girl's journey by looking carefully at the illustrations. There is lots of fantastic detail in them.

JOURNEY by Aaron Becker

Now can you answer these questions about what you have just seen? If you don’t know the answers why don’t you watch the story again.

What is the story about?

Where does it take place?

Why are there red and purple objects? 


The girl in the story had a red crayon and the boy had a purple crayon. Today I would like you to use your imagination and think about what you would draw if you had a special crayon. Where would you go? What would you see along the way? What would you draw?

Why don’t you draw and write some sentences about what colour crayon you would use, where you would go and what you would see and send your work to me today 😊.



Let's start our lesson with our warm-up to recognise our sounds and tricky words. If you already know all the sounds and tricky words, you can skip this bit.


For our last few lessons we have been focusing on the different ways to read the long vowel phonemes and Geraldine the giraffe has helped us find some real objects with these sounds and shown us how to spell the words.

Today Rachel is going to look at the remaining phonemes we have learnt in class.

Lesson 58 - Year 1

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


Today's word of the day is...


Remember you could practise using it in your sentences when you are writing or put it on a piece of paper and display it around the house to practise reading or even challenge your family to see who can spell it from memory the fastest!



This week we have been learning about addition and the making 10 strategy. Today we are going to work on subtraction which practises our counting back skills (either practically, mentally or using a number line) and also shows how we can use our subtraction facts to 10 to help us work out our subtraction facts to 20.

First it would help if you did a small brain warm-up by practising counting backwards starting from any number number. Now you can start today's learning by watching the video below.

Topic - Ready, Steady, Go!

Today we are thinking about our local area of Stretford. We have already learnt that Manchester has an airport to take us to different places in the world and we know that Stretford is close to a motorway, so you can easily drive to different places in the UK but why does Stretford have a canal and what is it called?

The is the Bridgewater Canal in Stretford and it was built over 250 years ago. 


A long time ago cars, lorries and aeroplanes hadn't been invented so people had to transport objects using a cart and horse. Some of the things were very heavy and the poor horses found this difficult and it took a long time. So people decided to build canals and transport objects from one place to another by boat. It was hard work for the men digging out the canals. 

Look at the photograph below. Can you be history detectives and tell a grown up what you can see?

Here are some questions you might ask yourself.

  • Why was a horse pulling the canal barge?
  • What was the barge carrying?
  • Was this a long time ago or now? How can you tell?
Before engines were invented the first canal boats had to be pulled along by big strong Shire horses. A long pole was used to guide the boat from hitting the side. Do you think this was easy for the horse?

How do people use the canal now?

Here are some photos of the canal at Stretford. Have you ever walked or cycled along the canal path? Did you see any canal boats or narrow boats? Sometimes there are narrow boats moored at the side of the canal. Sometimes people live on the narrow boats. Do you think you would like to live on one?

Some narrow boats are painted with bright colours and patterns.

Today's activity is to draw your own narrow boat and decorate it in a colourful way. There is a picture to help below.


Keeping active

Today Mr Shingler has set you two different challenges to do at home.

Mr Shingler's PE challenge part 1

Mr Shingler's PE challenge part 2


Wow that's the end of another busy day. I'll see you tomorrow,



Miss Green