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Wednesday 10th February 2021

 Hello Poppy and Tulip,

I hope you are well, and keeping safe.

I have set the home learning below for Wednesday 10th February.


Online/offline- write I can see sentence to match the picture. Use colourful semantic cards to help.


Today our focus is 1 less than a given number. Online: Online –

Offline – today our focus is 1 less than a given number. Write number 1-10 on pieces of paper and make a number line as below number line as below Roll a dice – can your child find the number on the the number line and then say what on less would be eg, roll a 6 one less would be 5. Remember one less is one to the left. The number gets smaller.


Online-Blending sounds lesson- Or play this game:

Remember phonics play is free to use at the moment with this username:jan21 and password: home

Offline- Sound or Word hunt around your house/garden. Ask your grown up to write some words with our sounds in: the, this, thin, moth, king, ring, sing on pieces of paper and hide for you to find. Can you read with the help of your grown up?

We are also learning all about Chinese New Year today too.

Some people are celebrating Chinese New Year.Each year is represented by a different animal.

2021 - year of the Ox starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 31st, 2022. It will be a Metal Ox year. The recent zodiac years of Ox sign are: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033…An Ox year occurs every 12 years. 

Watch some of the video clips -

Watch the 2 video clips of how Abi and her brother prepare for Chinese New Year.

2021 – Year of the Ox -

Kung Hei Fat Choy - means Happy New Year!Get children to repeat.

Share some information about the year of the Ox with your child.

Oxen are honest. They are low key and never look for praise or to be the center of attention. They will gain recognition through their hard work.They believe that everyone should do what's asked for them.They think logically and make great leaders.

Explain to them that everyone is born in a particular year of the Chinese horoscope.

Depending on which year your child was born they will be either:

2015 – goat – People born in this year are strong and resilient, though their gentleness might be misleading.Goats also love animals and nature. They have many friends.

2016 – Monkeys' most defining trait is their intelligence. As children, they win awards and the praises of teachers. As adults, they gain professional recognition and make great leaders. However, they view everyone as teachers. They're willing to listen to critique and learn from their mistakes. They are calm and logical thinkers. Monkeys are always able to triumph and be the final winner.

Grown ups what year were you born in?Follow the link below and find out about your personality.

Listen to this song all about Chinese New Year

Learn/sing the Chinese New Year Song

Perhaps you could eat some Chinese food today, eg spring rolls, rice, noodles, prawn crackers.Do you have any chopsticks at home?

Can you copy some of the Chinese New Year numbers.Use some paint and cotton bud on a stick or just use a pen.

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Tuesday 9th February 2021