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Our Learning for week starting 18.01.22



This week our book is Mrs Armitage on wheels by Quentin Blake.

This week we are reading

Mrs Armitage on Wheels

by Quentin Blake.

Mrs Armitage sets off for a quiet cycle with her faithful dog, Breakspear, but she just can't help thinking of ways to improve her bicycle. Before very long she has added many strange accessories! But it is when she finally adds the mast and sail, that Mrs Armitage really runs into trouble.

Lesson 1

Mrs Armitage on Wheels

To think of adjectives to describe a bike.

Watch the video of the book being read aloud, try to remember all of the things she puts on her bike.
Your task is to label the picture of the bike (or draw one yourself) with adjectives.

Lesson 2


To write simple descriptive sentences with capital letters and full stops.

Today you will use your ideas from yesterday’s lesson to write sentences.  Remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces and write some simple sentences about Mrs Armitage’s bike. 

Lesson 3



To plan ideas for writing.

Your task is to use the sheet to plan some ideas for your writing tomorrow.

Lesson 4


To write sentences using the conjunction 'so'.

Today you will use your plan to write some sentences about Mrs Armitage’s bike.  Use the conjunction ‘so’ to extend your sentences. 
e.g. Mrs Armitage had a huge sail on her bike so she went faster.

Lesson 5

To spell common exception words.

Today you will use the look, cover, spell, check technique to try to spell the year 1 words.  Can you have a spelling competition with  a family member?


This week we will be learning about place value to 50.
Do you remember how numbers can be split into tens and ones?

Lesson 1 


Watch the video and do the activity.

Lesson 2


Watch the video and do the activity.

Lesson 3



Watch the video and do the activity.

Lesson 4

Watch the video and do the activity.

Lesson 5

To recognize numbers to 50 when represented by tens and ones

Look at the lesson and do the activity.


This week we are going to design, make and evaluate equipment for a play park.
You will need card, straws, sellotape, lollipop sticks, plasticine, pipe cleaners or any other materials that you have around the house.
Ask a grown up to look in your recycling bin!

Lesson 1

To design purposeful, functional, appealing products based on design criteria.

To select materials from range of materials according to their characteristics.


Your first job is to look at some ideas for models and draw your own playground equipment design with labels for each different material.

Lesson 2

To build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger.

Today you will make your play equipment!
Choose the best materials to make each part - you may need to swap things if things don't work as you expected.

Can you add extra detail like steps up a slide or make your swing work?

You could test your equipment if you have a small figure like a lego person - was it strong enough?


Make playground equipment

Watch Mrs Stirling make some playground equipment.

Lesson 3

To evaluate a structure.

To ask and answer the questions ‘What have you made? and How did you do it?’


Today we will be evaluating our design and model. Evaluating means deciding what went well and what could have been better.

What did you like about your model? How could you make it better or stronger?
You could show your grown up your model and tell them how you made it, what it does and how you could improve it.


Write your ideas on a piece of paper.


I have made a…

I used…

The best part of my structure was…

To make it better I would…




Parent and carers guide to pronouncing phonemes

Please watch to familiarise yourself with the phonemes.

Refer to the planning and follow this sequence of teaching:


  • Revisit and review previously taught graphemes/phonemes

  • Say the sounds to read the previously taught words

  • Do you recognise the tricky words?

  • Introduce the new graphemes/phonemes
  • Orally blend the new words together

  • Practise reading new words

  • Introduce the new tricky word if there is one

  • Practise by reading and writing the sentence and spelling the words.

Further phonics practice