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Monday 1st March

Here is your learning tasks for Monday 1st March 2021

8:50am: Live Registration

Please join us for live registration. Mrs Pring will be there to welcome you, take the register and talk you through today’s learning. If you have any questions or do not understand something about the day’s learning tasks, please ask.

9:00am: Live English Lesson

This morning, we will be talking about the story ‘Traction Man is Here’ by Mini Grey. Mrs Pring will read the story and we will talk about what happened when Traction Man gets his new outfit for Christmas.

Activity: fill in the speech and thought bubbles for the characters in Traction Man. A template is attached to the blog.

When you have completed your speech and thought bubbles, please send them in to us so we can share them with the rest of the class. 

If you are not able to attend the Live session then you can watch a version of the story using this link. Traction Man is here - Books Alive! Read Aloud children’s book - YouTube

Here is a video of Mrs Pring explaining today’s activity:


STEM Workshop: Bubbles and Balloons

You can find the link to this session by visiting the following site:

Sevenoaks School Outreach Activities: STEMagination Week 2021

Click on the Monday 1st March activities and find today’s ‘Bubbles and Balloons’ Workshop. Here you will find a link to the session. The password for this session is: pop-bang

Please note, this is NOT a live session. The link will be live and can be viewed any time between 8:30 and 12:30pm. The session will last for about 50 mins.

Here are some of the questions that we will investigate:

Can you make a bubble last forever?

Can bubbles be made square?

Are you brave enough to stick a skewer in a balloon?

Can you make a balloon helicopter?

You be wowed by the giant bubbles and whizzing balloons.


Remember to read for at least 20 minutes at home today. This can be any type of text – fiction book, non-fiction, comic, newspaper, etc. A reading comprehension featuring the ay sound has been included with this blog for you to complete.


Today we are revisiting the digraph ‘igh’ sound, which is in words like light, high and bright. Below are some videos to watch going through some ‘igh’ sound words.

igh sound / trigraph - Mr Thorne Does Phonics - YouTube

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /igh/ - YouTube

Talk about the ‘igh’ sound.  Can you say the sound?  Can you write the sound? Look at the activity sheet attached to this blog. Fill in the missing ‘igh’ sound for each word. Try reading each word. Can you write a sentence with one of the ‘igh’ words in?


Our focus today is on comparing lengths and height.

First, watch the learning video about length: Spr1.8.1 - Compare lengths activity on Vimeo

Find a spoon in your home. Now find 3 things that are longer than your spoon and 3 things that are shorter than your spoon. Remember to think about the mathematical language you saw in the video.

Now watch the learning video about height: Spr1.8.2 - Compare heights activity on Vimeo

Can you find 3 things that are taller than you? Can you find 3 things that are shorter than you? Can you find something that is the same height as you? Good luck.

RE: Humanism

We are continuing to learn about Humanism and this week our key question is: ‘How do humanists believe we can be happy?’ Work through the RE Home Learning Pack attached to this blog and complete each of the activities.