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St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

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Tuesday 12th January

Good morning everyone! We hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

Don’t forget, if you are having trouble accessing the online learning at certain times of the day or don’t have access to the internet, CBeebies are delivering lessons whilst schools have moved to remote learning. They are providing a three-hour block of primary programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily.




In school we are continuing to work at phase 5 in phonics. Today’s lesson is looking at the 'oy' sound as in ‘toy’. Remember to have a look at the Phonics Play website as well and choose a game to play alongside our phonics lesson.


Today in maths we are adding and subtracting within 20. Click here for White Rose Maths resources which provide a video for each day of the week. You can complete the suggested activity they offer or the one below. 

Today we will be continuing to add by counting on.

The Gruffalo’s Child played a game with the Gruffalo. The Gruffalo has 8 points and the Gruffalo’s Child has 5 more. How many points does the Gruffalo’s Child have?


The Gruffalo’s Child used a ten frame to work out the answer.

The Gruffalo completed the number sentence using a number line. He started at 8 and made 5 jumps.

Will they get the same answer? How do you know? 


They both started with the number 8 and counted on 5 more. "8...9101112, 13" The answer is 13. 


If The Gruffalo had 7 points and the Gruffalo’s Child had 9 more. How could we work this number sentence out using ten frames and a number line? Remember to start with the greatest number even when the smallest number is first in the question.


Can you work out if the answers to the questions underneath are correct or not. Try using both the ten frame and number line methods.


a) 9 + 6 = 14

 b) 6 + 8 = 15

 c) 9 + 8 = 17

 d) 5 + 10 = 15

 e) 4 + 9 = 12


Today in school we would be reading the story ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. You can listen to the story again or you may like to read it if you have the book at home. Can you retell the story? Try and remember the main characters and where the Gruffalo’s Child goes on her adventure in the correct sequence.


Have a look at the sentences that the Gruffalo’s Child has tried to write. I think she might have been rushing them and made a few mistakes.  Can you help to fix her work by writing them out again with the correct punctuation?


  1.  an owl was in a tree and had blue eyes


  1.  Thelongsnakewasunderalog.


  1.  The Gruffalo’s Child had a doll in her hands as she went through the forest.


  1.  The fox was green and had a thin tail.


  1.  the mouse had a stone on his back to make his shadow look bigger.


With our learning currently taking place online, as part of our ICT we are going to be looking at staying safe online. Have a look at the PowerPoint with your grown up if you can all about Smartie the Penguin.

It is very important that we stay safe when we are working online and make sure to tell a grown up if you are unsure of something and they can help. For more information, you can access the childsnet website. It has questions that you can talk about with your grown up about staying safe online.  


Lots of you enjoyed taking part with Joe Wicks’ daily workouts during the last time that we had to learn from home. They are updated each day on his youtube channel. Try to spend some time each day doing some exercise. You can try and find a space somewhere in your house or even in the garden if the weather is dry.

Enjoy today’s learning and have a lovely Tuesday.


Love from Year One