What a fantastic start to the week. Well done everyone.

Today’s Tasks

  • Phonics
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • End of the day Story


Have a go at playing this game. Pick the card with the correct spelling on to match the picture.



You were successful in your job applications and are now ready to undergo your training to become an astronaut and head out on your first mission!

However, you can’t go on this mission alone, you need to get a team together for your trip.

I want you to think about what sort of jobs you will need people to do and what skills will these people need for you to take them with you on your space mission.

You are going to create a job advert to try and get a space crew together!

I will read a few pages from this book to help give you some ideas!

Talk through your ideas with a family member. Think about the crew you will need and talk about all the duties they will do. Try to come up with at least 4 crew members to advertise for.

PilotIt will be your role to fly the shuttle and be in charge of the crew.

When you are happy with your ideas you can use the template to create your own advert or if you prefer you can design your own.

Extra Challenges!

  • Hold interviews for members of your family if they want to apply for one of the jobs. Do they have the skills they need?
  • Can you assign someone you know to each job? Why would they be good at it?
  • Make badges for each member of your team!


Today we are going to be looking at subtracting by counting back using a number track or a number line.

Number Track
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Number line

To get you ready for our work today we are going to continue to practise counting backwards.

Write the numbers 11 to 20 on separate pieces of paper. Place them face down. Take it in turns to pick one up and count down from that number to 0.

Watch the video, then have a go at the worksheet underneath. I have also added links to some fun subtraction games for you to try.




Today we are going to be looking at floating and sinking.

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We would like you to explore the questions – Do all hard materials sink? Do all soft materials float?

There is a video to follow on Oak Academy, but I know some of us have had a few problems loading videos.

If you are able to follow the video you will need:a piece of paper and a pencil, a coin or small metal object, a cotton ball or pad, stones, a pencil and a bowl of water. Otherwise you can choose your own objects for the investigation.


You could also make up your own floating/sinking experiment using other ideas, such as:

Do all metal objects sink?

Do all flat objects float? Do all round objects sink?

DON’T FORGET TO MAKE PREDICTIONS – ‘I think the coin will sink because it feels heavy and when you throw them in a wishing well they go to the bottom.’

Floating Challenge

Can you make a boat that floats?

Once your boat floats, predict how many coins you think you would need to add to make it sink. Then test out your prediction.

Who will be able to add the most coins to their boat without it sinking? The challenge is on Class 1!!


End of the day Story

We have already looked at a few pages from this book but I thought it would be nice for you to hear the whole book altogether!

Tuesday 2nd February

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