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St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

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Week Beginning 19th October

Hello everyone who is learning from home this week.  This work is the same as we are doing in school this week. Try your best, we are sure you will all do an amazing job.  

Here is some useful information and websites:



Come and See

We have begun a new topic called Signs and Symbols. It is about Baptism.  Here is the information from the Archdiocese. We have included the early years and year one work for you to look back on.  Can you remember doing this when you were younger?


Lesson 1

In class we are learning about noun phrases.  A noun phrase is part of a sentence which has a noun and one or two adjectives to describe it.  For example, the black, fluffy dog.

We have been looking at this image.  

We wrote down the nouns (the words that name things) that we could see.

the boat

the horse

the fox

the scarecrow


What else can you spot in the picture?

If you are having trouble seeing the details in the picture, look at a picture from a book you have got at home or choose some toys.


Next we need to think about adjectives to describe each noun.  We are going to try to be really clever and think of two adjectives for each noun.

the small, wooden boat

the tall, brown horse

Now you try…

the _________ , ___________  fox

the _________ , ___________  scarecrow


Have you noticed that I haven’t used a capital letter or a full stop?

That is because these are not complete sentences.

Write some noun phrases about the picture or your toys.

Keep your work as you will need it for lesson 2.



Lesson 2

Well done for your noun phrase work yesterday.  Today we are going to turn our phrases into sentences by adding more information. You need to look at your noun phrase work from yesterday.

The small, wooden boat sailed along the river.

The tall, brown horse ran across the field.

We have turned our noun phrases into sentences so they need a capital letter and a full stop.

Now it’s your turn.


Lesson 3

Look at a picture from a story in a picture book.  The setting of a story is the place where a story happens.

We are going to write a description of the setting.  Make a list of nouns that you can see in the picture. Write adjectives to describe them.

Write about the setting using your noun phrases in sentences. Remember to use adjectives to describe the nouns.


Lesson 4

Choose a book from the Oxford Owls site.

Who were the characters in your book?

What was your favourite part? Why?

Have you read any other stories like this?



We are looking at long vowels.

Watch these videos.  

Long vowel a

Long vowel e

Long vowel i

Long vowel o

Long vowel u

Can you write the words?  Can you find any more?

Play buried treasure on Phonics Play



Here you will find the maths learning for the rest of the week. 

Fact families

There are 2 addition and 2 subtraction facts for each fact family in the part, part whole model. 

Can you find them all?

Make some of your own up for different numbers within 20.

Bonds within 10 linked to multiples of 10

Watch Bonds to 10 then write out your number bonds for 10 like this:

0 +10 = 10

1 + 9 - 10

2+ 8 = 10

3 + 7 = 10

4 + 6 = 10

5 + 5 = 10

6 + 4 = 10

7 + 3 = 10

8 + 2 = 10

9 + 1 = 10

10 + 0 = 10 

Now watch the video link below which shows that if you know your bonds for 10 then this can help you to work out bonds that are multiples of 10. For example 3 + 7 = 10 so 30 + 70 = 100. Then also you can apply this so if you know 3 + 4 = 7 then you know 30 + 40 is 70. 

White Rose Home Learning Bonds to 100 (tens)

If your child is not secure with their bonds to 10 then please keep practising.

Now have a go at some of you own questions similar to the model below. 


Your child may just need repetition of the above activity and practise of addition facts by drawing out the pictures. If they are secure with linking their understanding to multiples of 10 and they understand the concept then they can move on to the next step below.  

 Adding and Subtracting in ones

Having a quick mental recall of one more than and one less than any given number up to 120 is very important. Children often struggle when the numbers change to the next group of tens e.g. one more than 59 is 60, and one less than 40 is 39. Lots of counting out loud will help this and using 100 squares for your child to look at. 

Have fun playing this game online: one more and one less game

Now watch this video adding and subtracting ones. This will develop the skill of adding and subtracting in ones using objects and then moving to a number line.

Now practice adding and subtracting ones from different numbers. You can use objects (lego bricks or coins maybe) to make the number and then add or subtract 2, 3, 4 or 5. 

Try these questions:

12 + 4 = ___            23 + 3 = ___           30 + 5 = ___            46 + 3 = ___           51 + 4 = ___

18 - 2 = ___             27 - 3 = ___            35 - 2 = ___             49 -  4 = ___           56 - 5 = ___ 

Challenge: Show your answer on a number line like in the video. 

If you have a printer then below are some blank number lines you could use or if you don't then you could maybe draw some to help your child. 


Our World Project:

Learn the names of the seven continents and five oceans by labelling them on the maps.

What can you find out about these? 

Learn these songs https://youtu.be/X6BE4VcYngQ   https://youtu.be/K6DSMZ8b3LE

These are ideas to support your child’s learning in an engaging and creative way. There is no expectation to do them all or to do them in this order.

  • Play BBC Bitesize's KS1 geography game Pirate Bunnies: World Adventures and earn treasure by discovering the world's seven continents and five oceans, sailing north, east, south and west, spotting the features of different seasons, exploring the United Kingdom and discovering flags from around the world.
  • Flick through an atlas or look online or on an APP and look for strange and wonderful place names. Can you pronounce them correctly and find out two facts about them?
  • Mark all the countries people in your family have been to or would like to go to on a map.How many continents have they visited?


  • Put together a collection of toy animals. Can you find where the real animals come from on a map?