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St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Thursday 14th January

Good morning everyone! Happy Thursday!

We hope you have all managed to have a good nights sleep and ready to work today.


First choose a game on the Phonics Play website to play. 

Today in phonics we are looking at the word 'old' and reading it within words. Ask your adult to read out the following words for you to try and write down.  You can use magnetic or foam letters instead of writing them down if you want.






Now try to write these sentences: 

I was told to get a snack. My cup of tea is cold. I had to hold hands with my Mum. 


For the first few days of a new story in school we often spend time trying to explore the story. Today we are going to do some acting, but before we start you can watch this version of 'The Gruffalo's Child' or read the story book if you have a copy at home.

Did you enjoy that? How well do you think that you know the story?  If you need to listen to it again, please do, but if you feel confident have a go at acting out a part of the story to see if someone in your house can guess which part of the story you are presenting.  You can do this for other parts of the story too.  Have lots of fun.  

Remember to keep using the Oxford Owl and Comics for Phonics to support your reading at home.


Today we are revisiting number bonds to 10 and using them to help us learn our number bonds to 20. Click here for White Rose Maths video (video 4). You can complete the suggested activity they offer or the one below.

We are going to begin our lesson by counting in 5s with Jack Hartmann. Get ready to count and move your bodies!

First begin by talking with your adult about the number sentences below.




What is the same? What is different?

First using your tens frames that you used last week, show the calculation 7+3=10.

Now use the tens frames to show 17+3= 20. What do you notice?

7+3= 10


Yes, the ten has been added to the 7 to make 17, which makes the total of 20.  17(10+7) + 3 = 20

Using the tens frame again, show the number bond...


Now use the tens frame to show the number bond to 20. Talk about what has happened with your grown up.

                                 18+2=20                                                                     . Can you now work out the rest of the number bonds to 20? Start with 0+10=10 and 10+10=20 and work systematically.

0+10=10 and 10+10=20

1+9=10 and 11+9=20

2+8=10 and 12+8=20...


In Science, we are going to be learning about the classification of animals.

There are lots and lots of different animals all over the world. Each animal has been classified by scientists so that it belongs to a group. We are going to learn facts about animals to help us decide which group they belong to.

First we are going to find out facts about fish. Talk with your adult about what you know already and then watch these 2 videos. There is also an activity and a quiz so that you can practice what you've learned.

Video 1https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zxgq2hv 

Video 2: See below.

Did you learn anything new about fish? Could you name any of the body parts?

Your task this week is to compare fish to other types of animals. What is the same and what is different? Think about how they look, where they live, what they eat and what they can do.

The children in school will choose an animal they would like to compare to a fish and then write what is the same and what is different about them. I have chosen to compare a fish to a bird.

Don't worry if you are unable to print this document,  just draw your own comparison table or talk to your grown up about what is the same and different. 

Which animal have you chosen to compare to a fish? Did you know that humans are animals too? Maybe you could find some videos about different animals to watch to help you compare. Have fun finding out about the different animals.


In science you are learning about animals and today you found out facts about fish. Rob from Kids Art Hub has a lesson for how to draw a fish.  The video is below so that you can have a try at drawing a rainbow trout.  Have fun!

If you really enjoyed the lesson, Rob has another lesson on how to fold an origami fish. Why not give this a try too!

Have fun with your work today! Remember to spend some quality time relaxing or go for a nice walk with your family. Maybe you could play a game on your walk and see what road signs you can find today. What shapes are they? What do they mean? Can you spot ones with symbols on them?

Keep smiling!! 

Love from 

Year One x