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Doves Week 1 2021

For your information

I am trying to load learning in order of how we run our timetable in school. There are videos to watch, in green text. There are tasks at the bottom of page in files.

Please make sure the children take breaks between tasks and during tasks. Every 15 minutes or so. 

Share any learning for me to mark/ give feedback by taking a photograph and sharing on ClassDojo.

Any questions or comments please also ask via ClassDojo. 

Have a good day. 

Friday 8th January

Morning Maths: Make a dragon game….

Maths: LO: to solve a problem

Castle Problem Instructions

Castle Problem See work sheet at bottom of page.

solution for Castle Problem

(You may have done it slightly differently to this, it is possible to have a different number of cubes)


LO: to write neatly and carefully, forming letters correctly

Friday 8th January Letter-Formation-Alphabet-Handwriting-Sheet in files below

Easier task: complete the worksheet

Harder task: write the letters yourself in the correct order in your book


Art/English: LO: to listen to and follow instructions

Watch the video and see if you can follow the instructions to draw a dragon. Maybe afterwards you try and draw your own.

Draw a dragon (skip to 2mins on video)


Guided ReadingCastle Poem 2


PE: LO: to do some exercise and get some fresh air

Go for a walk, run or bike ride.

Do some dancing.

Let’s star jump!

Or do a Joe Wicks video


Thursday 7th January

Morning Maths: video

Maths: Watch the video, then complete the worksheet. 

Year 1: add ones using number bonds video

Year 2: Add equal groups


Have a dance, have a brain break!


English: LO: to identify characters  LO: to write questions

Listen to and read along with the story Zog


Now that you have listened to the story make a list of the characters. (The people/dragons in the story)

What are the characters like? If you met one of the characters what questions would you ask them. Write down 3 questions. Remember to use  your ?

For example: Zog how did you feel when you got the gold star?

Find someone in your house who can ask you the questions…. You need to pretend to be a character from the story and answer the questions in role.

Guided Reading: Castle Poems 

Watch the video and make a list of pairs of rhyming words. Castle Poem 1

History: LO:to explain what you know about castles.

What do you know about castles?  What would you like to find out?  What do you think it was like living in a castle?  Watch the video below and answer the above questions - write your answers down, or draw a picture. 


Wednesday 6th January

Good Morning and a few home learning suggestions 

Morning Maths: get your brain working  How quickly can you you complete these? 

One star are the easiest, two star a bit harder, three star harder again. (Choose which will challenge you. You can of course do all of them!)


Maths: Watch the video and then complete the worksheet below.

Year 1 add by counting on

Year 2 making equal groups


Count and take a brain break



LO: to describe a character

LO: to have an opinion and to explain a reason for an opinion

We are going to be reading the story Zog by Julia Donaldson. Before we do take a look at the front cover and discuss or explain what you can see. Watch the video when we explain what you need to do. 

Video for English


Reading: spend 10 to 15 minutes reading a book of your choice 


The Magic Paintbrush



LO: to understand that the classical orchestra is made up of different families of instruments and within those families the instruments have different properties which present a range of pitch.

Look at the diagram: Instruments of the orchestra. (see document below)

Can you see how the instruments are grouped together (hint – look at the colours). Can you name the four different groups or families?

Practical task.

Find two empty drinks bottles.  Fill them with water one more than the other. Blow across the top of the bottle until you make a sound.  Which bottle makes the higher sound? The one with most water or the one with least?

The same method is used with instruments – the bigger the instrument, the lower the sound. Have another look at the instruments on the diagram and see if you can work out which instruments will make a low sound and which would make a high sound.



The orchestra is divided into four families: Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion

 The bottle with the least water would make the highest sound.

 Low sounding instruments are: cello, double bass, bassoon, clarinet, trombones, tuba