Wow! Class 1, what a great start to your home learning! Here are some of the things you did yesterday!

Celebrating With Our Clients
An amazing start to our work on the artist Christopher Corr
I really enjoyed reading your letters about what you did over Christmas.


Today we are going to look at the split digraph a-e

Watch this video and read the words, if you want to challenge yourself more, turn the sound off and do it by yourself!

Now you know lots of a-e sounds, I want you to pick 5 of these sounds and put them into a sentence. Remember to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop!

Have a go at this game on phonics bloom. Start with a-e words then you could challenge yourself with other split digraph sounds.


This sentence is very clever as it includes every letter from the alphabet.

Why don’t you check and see if it does? Write out the sentence then slowly say the alphabet, as you get to each letter, cross it out in the sentence. Is every letter in the alphabet in the sentence?

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Now I want you to do some handwriting practice with this sentence. Write it out as many times as you need to as neatly as you can, forming every letter correctly!

The Quick Brown Fox #2

Lego fun!

I know how many of you love Lego and building and creating so many wonderful things so I thought you might like to watch this:

Now I want you to have a go at building something using lego or duplo or any other sorts of building toys you have!

Don’t worry if you don’t have lego, just make something with what you have or even draw a picture step by step.

As you are building it I want you to take your time and think about each step you are doing.

Write each step down as you build as if you were giving someone else the instructions to make your model. Think about the Maths you did yesterday using positional language.

You could take a photo of each step as you go to help remind yourself of each step.

DIY Lego Instructions - Home - Homegrown Learners | Lego instructions, Lego  instruction books, Lego craft
Building Bricks Useful Instruction Words Mat (teacher made)

Once you have completed your instructions I will share them on here so we can have a go at making each other’s!

I started writing my instructions for making a lego house but I haven’t finished them yet!

As an extra challenge, can you help me finish my instructions to build the house?

Watch this video to help you!

Here is a 30 day lego challenge that might be fun for you to do over the next few weeks:

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We can use the words forwards, backwards, left and right to give instructions to make something or someone move. Can you think of an activity to help you practise using/following these instructions?

Below are a couple of ideas to get you started.

Draw/print your own grid and practise writing/following instructions to get to different places.

You could even create your own 3D grid.

Can you get to the beach without getting caught by the alien?

Make an obstacle course. Can you guide someone around it?


This term we would be looking at coding. Click on the link below to watch a video to introduce coding.

You use code to tell a computer what to do. Before you write code you need an algorithm.

An algorithm is a list of rules to follow in order to solve a problem.

Algorithms need to have their steps in the right order. Think about an algorithm for getting dressed in the morning. What if you put on your coat before your jumper? Your jumper would be on top of your coat and that would be silly! When you write an algorithm the order of the instructions is very important.

Watch the video below to find out more.

Here are my steps for running a bath.

Put the plug in.

Turn the mixer tap on.

Fill the bath to half way.

Turn the mixer tap off.

Get in.

Copy out the steps onto separate pieces of paper. Can you put them in the correct order again? Put them in the wrong order and discuss what would happen? Take a step away. What would happen? Do you think I have included all the steps?

Now have a go at the Coding activity in your 2DOs on Purple Mash. Click on the videos as they will help you as you go along.

Thursday 7th January

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