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Learning today to shape tomorrow

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Daily Read Write Inc

Reception (Glasbren) children please remember to access your daily phonics sessions from the links e mailed to you by Mrs Piercy. It is so important that we keep up with these, as you have made such great progress!

Year 1 (Cangen) children will now be invited to join online classes relevant to their RWI group.

There is a brilliant website called Oxford Owl, which has lots of resources for parents to use at home, including worksheets for formation, and e books for the children to read. There are also 'ditties', which are printable sheets to use with the child prior to starting on reading books. Please take a look, the link is below.

Thursday 11th February

Our stories today are Cave Baby and Zog and the Flying Doctors. We have two stories today because I couldn’t decide which I liked the most. I wonder which you prefer.


Cave baby


Zog and the Flying





We have enjoyed lots of Julia Donaldson books, I wonder which was your favourite story. Can you draw a picture of your favourite story and tell me what you like about it? You could make a poster, record a video or write some sentences. I can’t wait to find out which was the most popular story.



Go for a walk and see how many numbers you can spot. You can take some paper with you to keep a record of the numbers you have seen.

If can live in a more rural location you could see if you can make some numbers using natural objects you can find on your walk.

Please collect a stone on your walk ready for our afternoon activity.


Afternoon activity

Paint a picture of your favourite Julia Donaldson character on a stone. Once it is dry place it somewhere for people to admire. You may prefer to use paper and put your picture in your window. Let’s make a Julia Donaldson trail. 😊 I’m going to paint Zog – I’m looking forward to seeing your paintings.  

Wednesday 10th February


Our story today is The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson.




Which five animals would you like to meet? Draw a picture of them and write a sentence to explain why. Remember to use your froggy fingers to hold the pencil and to think about how to form your letters.



Create a pictogram. Ask your friends and family which animal they would most like to meet. (You can use or google classroom stream to ask your friends). You could give them a choice of five animals.

Log into hwb, click on the menu button and select Just2easy. Next select jit5. This is a great resource that we love to use in class. Please click on pictogram and select a template you would like to use. Pets would work nicely or you could select blank and add your own animals using the stickers at the side.  


If you would prefer to draw your pictogram that is absolutely fine too. 😊


Afternoon activity

Yoga for wild kids.


Or perhaps you'd like to do the animal dance.

(you tube - Jack heartman -animal dance and freeze)



Tuesday 9th February

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Our story today is The Smeds and The Smoos.


Draw an imaginary place inspired by The Smeds and The Smoos. Can you write about your imaginary place using some descriptive words?

Think about 'Wow words'  when writing about your planet e.g. fluffy, sparkly, glistening. 


Don’t forget to upload your work for us to see, I’m looking forward to seeing them.



Alien Addition, Topmarks, number bonds to 10. There are 3 different levels, once you have the hang of the game why not try and challenge yourself and see if you can change the speed. Copy and paste the link below into your search bar.




Afternoon activity

Could you plan and draw a meal for an alien? Perhaps you could have Saturn ring onion rings or tomato planets.  We would love to hear your suggestions! Maybe you could help your grown-up prepare a meal and think of some alien or space names for the food.

Monday 8th February 

Our story today is Spinderella. 


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Monday 8th February 





Create a poster with facts about spiders! I wonder what you know about spiders? After listening to the story this morning you may know a little more than you did before. Do you know any other interesting facts? Maybe you could ask a grown up to help you find out some fun information, like how many eyes do they have? What do they eat? Where do they live? Create a poster to show us with pictures and your favourite facts.




Can you count in 10’s up to 100? Why not try one of these activities; 

- outdoors, using chalk, could you draw 10 squares in a line and jump from the first one to the last one counting in 10’s as you go. You could even write the numbers in the squares. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100!

- Indoors you could have 10 pieces of (scrap) paper in a line and do the same thing.



Can you make a model of a spider? You could use play dough, egg boxes, cupcakes or even Lego. Don’t forget to upload them for us to see. 



Friday 5th February 2021

We will end our week with the story 'The Detective Dog', we hope you enjoy it, and have fun completing the task at the end.

Detective dog

Maths - Using 3d shapes to build

Can you build a kennel for Detective Dog? You will need to use 3d shapes, this could be lego, other construction kits or maybe even junk modelling with boxes and tubes. Remember to share your photos!

PM - Busy Feet Traffic Lights

Session 2 Traffic Lights

Today we continue our COLOURS and SHAPES theme with our TRAFFIC LIGHTS activity

Thursday 4th February 2021

Today's story is 'Night Monkey, Day Monkey'. We hope you enjoy it. We will be thinking about nocturnal animals in our task.

Nignt monkey Day monkey

Maths - Number bonds

Today we are thinking about number bonds. Watch the Supermovers below, and then have a go at writing number bonds to ten. The Jack Hartman video will help you remember these, see if you can join in.

I Know My Number Bonds 10 | Number Bonds to 10 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Number bonds for 10 song. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number. Number bonds can also be called number partners or numb...

PM activities - Shadow puppets


Watch the videos below about making shadow puppets. You will need a  torch or lamp, and a wall in a darkened room! Can you use your hands to make shadows? Can you tell a story with your shadow puppets? You could even share a video of your story on our Google Classroom!

How to Make Shadow Puppets (Sesame Studios)

Do you know how to make a shadow puppet? A shadow is made when light shines on an object and it's blocked to make a dark shape on the other side. It's easy! ...

[Life Hacks] How to Make Shadow Animals with Your Hands|Sharehows

It is very easy and simple to make shadow animals with your hands!Try this at home!!!▶About SharehowsSharehows make easy and informative know-hows and deal w...

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Today's story is 'Sugarlump and the Unicorn'. I wonder where your happy place would be? I can't wait for you to share your ideas on our Google Classroom!

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Maths - Number 8

Look at the number videos below. How many different ways can you show the number 8? Practise writing number 8, you may write on paper, chalk or paint outside, or maybe even draw in the mud if you go out for a walk.

I Can Show the Number 8 in Many Ways | Number Recognition | Jack Hartmann

Learn about the number 8. Learn the different ways number 8 can be represented. See the number eight on a number line, ten frame, numeral, word, dice, domino...

"The Number Eight," Number Songs by StoryBots | Netflix Jr

The StoryBots are counting all kinds of things, from octopus legs to tigers in a minivan. No wonder they call this number Crazy 8!The StoryBots are curious l...

PM activity - Unicorn craft

Can you make, paint or draw a unicorn. We would love you to share your pictures at our Google Meet, or on our Google Classroom!

Tuesday 2nd Feb 2021

Today's story is 'Paper Dolls', please watch to the end and listen carefully to today's task. Remember your 'froggy fingers' and letter formation when labelling your paper dolls. We would love to see them at our Google Meet!

Paper dolls read by Mrs Blundell ( sorry about the freeze frame scary face!)

Maths - measuring

Today we would lke you to use your paper dolls to do some measuring. Choose five or more items around your house and measure them using your paper dolls. How many dolls long are they? Can you record your results in a table?

You could also have a go at the game below and have a go at measuring in cms if you like.

PM activities

Take your paper dolls on an adventure, I wonder where they will go? Maybe you could write or tell a story about their adventure, draw a story map or take some photos to share!

Monday 1st February 2021

Welcome to the start of a new week, and a brand new month! A big WELL DONE to Dosbarth Glasbren and Dosbarth Cangen on all your hardwork so far!  

Literacy (Monday 1st Feb)

Today's story is 'Sharing a shell', one of Julia Donaldson's earlier books. Watch the story video, and listen to your task at the end.

Sharing a shell read by Mrs Blundell

Maths task

Today we are thinking about things that float and things that sink. Can you find ten objects around your house. Make a prediction on whether you think they will float or sink. Then place them in a tub of water and see if you were correct. You could record your findings in a table to upload to Google Classroom.

Take a look at the video below to help you. Have fun!


Float or Sink | Science | Physics | Little Fox | Animated Stories for Kids

Float or SinkWhat floats, and what sinks?Visit for more of our fun animated stories and songs for kids and ESL learners!

Afternoon activities

If you have any shells at home, you can use playdough, plasticine or clay to make some interesting creatures to live in your shell!

Or if you don't have any shells or clay, you could have a go at some Under the Sea yoga!

Under The Sea Kids Yoga 🐬 Yoga Club (Week 19) | Cosmic Kids

Friday 29th January

Our Story today is the Highway Rat. I hope you enjoy it.






Highway Rat


Can you help the Highway Rat write a sorry letter to all the animals he stole from and frightened? Remember to use your froggy finger grip and to start your letters at the top.



Go outside in your garden or look out of the window. How many birds can you see? Give yourself a set amount of time e.g. ten minutes and keep a tally of all the birds you can see. Try again later in the day. Did you see more birds the first time or the second time?


The RSPB are carrying out a survey to see how many birds we have in our gardens. For more information or to get involved please click on the link below.


There is also a lovely session the children can watch by clicking on this link.



Create a picture of a bird. It could be one you spotted in your garden or it could be one from your imagination. You could use collage, paint, crayons, lego, natural treasure or anything you like. I’d love to see your photos on our google class.

Thursday 28th January


Our story today is Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson. I hope you enjoy it. 😃 🦖



Tyrannosaurus Drip


The duckbill dinosaurs were herbivores – they ate plants. The tyrannosauruses were carnivores – they ate meat. Can you sort these animals into two lists? (Carnivores and herbivores) What other animals can you add to your lists? Lion, rabbit, mouse, tiger, cow, T-Rex, sheep, horse, snake, frog, worm.


Maths – Sorting

If you have some dinosaurs can you sort them into groups? How will you sort them? Perhaps by colour, size or diet. If you don’t have dinosaurs what other toys could you sort into groups? Perhaps dolls, cars or lego pieces.



The T-Rex’s used the fallen tree as a bridge. Can you build a bridge? You might use construction, junk modelling, sticks or perhaps something else. I’d love to see photos of your bridges.

Wednesday 27th January

Our story today is The Gruffalo's Child.

Language - Time connectives

Can you remember the order that the Gruffalo’s child met the other animals? Use these time connectives to sequence the animals in the correct order. First, then, next, after that, finally. E.g. First the Gruffalo’s child met the …then he met…

Retell your story using the time connectives.

Extension – If you would like to you could write it down.


Maths – Days of the week

Watch the clips below. Can you remember the days of the week? Can you write them down? Now mix them up- can you put them back in the correct order?





Can you find/make some tracks in the snow?


The Gruffalo’s child has a stickman that she carries with her. Can you collect some sticks to make your own stickman?


The clever mouse uses his shadow to scare away the Gruffalo’s child. Can you make some shadows?

Tuesday 26.1.21

Our story today is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.

The Snail and the Whale

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The snail would like to go on another adventure. What animal could the snail travel with next? Draw a picture of the snail’s new animal friend. Write down four things that the snail might see on his new journey.

Please also remember to do your daily Read Write Inc phonics, via the link emailed to you by Mrs Piercy.



Look back at the story, how many seagulls are there on pages 1 and 2? Keep a record of your answer. You could keep a tally or create a pictogram/barchart.

How many dolphins are on the fiery mountain page?

How many speed boats are zigging and zooming?

How many children are in class?

How many snails are on the whales tail at the end?


You can pause the story as often as you need to. Or you could use a book from home and hunt for different things on the pages.



Go outside and create your very own snail picture using natural treasures such as stones, mud or leaves. We’d love to see a photo of your creation.



Monday 25th January

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Today's story is Charle Cook's favouite book. We hope you enjot it.



Do you have a favourite book? Can you draw a picture of your favourite book and write about why you like it?  Where would you like to read your book? I think I'd like to read a book about fairies and elves whilst sitting in a beautiful woodland. 


Please also remember to do your daily Read Write Inc phonics, via the link emailed to you by Mrs Piercy.





In Charlie Cook's favourite book the second story is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. She loves porridge, can you try and make some porridge? I'd like you to keep a record of how many spoonfulls of oats you used, how many spoonfulls of milk, how many minutes it took you to cook and how many minutes it took you to eat. Don't worry if you don't have the ingredients you need to make porridge. Perhaps you could make something else? Or you could make some pretend porridge using pasta, soil or stones. We'd love to see some photographs.

Afternoon activity

Draw a picture of your favourite part of your favourite book. Perhaps you would like to make a bookmark to use. 


Go on a snowy day walk (if we still have snow!) Can you make any patterns in the snow? You could use your footprints, find a stick to make a trail in the snow or collect things to make a repeating pattern. We'd love to see your photos in our google class. 

Friday 22nd January

Todays story is 'The Scarecrow's Wedding' by Julia Donaldson. Can you make a wedding card for the scarecrows? Don't forget to use your 'Fred fingers' when writing your words!

The Scarecrows Wedding by Julia Donaldson, read by Mrs Blundell


Today we are thinking about number 7. Can you make a numbered list of 7 things you need when you come to school. You might like to watch the episode of Numberblocks below, which is all about number 7.

PM Craft

Maybe you could have a go at making a scarecrow, or you could design a scarecrow on paper. Don't forget to give them a name! We would love to see your photos or pictures on Google classroom.

Thursday 21st January

It's been raining so much we thought we would have a watery sea themed story today! Tiddler likes to tell stories! After you've listened to the story, maybe you could draw a picture and write something about it? Or maybe you could draw one of your teachers? Tiddler's teacher is called Miss Skate...I wonder who you will draw! Don't forget your letter formation rhymes and your fred fingers for spelling words! I hope you have your froggy fingers ready!

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson, read by Mrs N Blundell


Tiddler was always late! Today we are going to do some activities using time. Take a look at the videos below.

Let's Learn About the Clock | Fun Clock Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Learn about the clock and telling time in this fun Let's Learn About the Clock song. Let's Learn About the Clock teaches about the numbers on the clock, th...

Hip-Hop Around the Clock | Learn How to Tell Time | Jack Hartmann

This is a song about telling time by the hour. Hip Hop Around the clock and tell the time by the hour. LYRICS:Hip-Hop Around the ClockHip-Hop Around the Clo...

O clock

PM Craft

Can you create an under sea picture. You might include some of the fish from the story, or maybe you will create your own fish. You could paint, collage or colour your picture, or even use a computer to draw it.

Under the Sea

Wednesday 20th January

Today's story is 'Monkey Puzzle'. Please remember to do your daily Read Write Inc phonics, via the link e mailed to you by Mrs Piercy also. Your literacy task is at the end of the story.

'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson, read by Mrs N Blundell


Today we would like you to have a go at counting in two's. Have a look at the video below and see if you can join in.

The Counting by Twos Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Go up into space as you count up by twos with a dog and a song on a crazy rocket cruise! The Counting by Twos song teaches skip counting by 2. If you are lea...

We also want you to practise writing numbers to 20. Can you draw a caterpillar using 20 circles? Can you write numbers to 20 on each segment?

You could also have a go at the caterpillar game below.

PM - PE Jungle Yoga time! 

Yoga Time! Jungle Safari: Kids Yoga and Nursery Rhymes | Cosmic Kids

Tuesday 19th January

Today's story is Tabby McTat. This is one of my favourite Julia Donaldson stories, we hope you enjoy it.

Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson, read Mrs N Blundell


Our maths focus today is money. Today we are going to have a look at some coins. Can you find a 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coin. Use some crayons to do some coin rubbings. Can you make other amounts of money using your coins? Maybe you could set up a small shop and do some role play?

UK Coins Explained for Kids - Maths Money Learning Video

Money Song for Children UK

PM Craft

Can you make a musical instrument from some boxes or tubs? Or maybe you would like to paint a picture from the story? Don't forget to upload a picture to Google classroom for us to see!

Monday 18th January 2021

We will carry on with our Julia Donaldson theme this week. Todays story is 'What the ladybird heard'. We hope you enjoy it!

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson

'What the ladybird heard' by Julia Donaldson. Read by Mrs Blundell.


​​​​​​​Today we are thinking about number 6, we can write it, and we can make it.

Number fun

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We love being on the farm. Have you ever been to a farm? Can you paint or draw a picture showing us some of your favourite farm animals? Or maybe you could make a model? If you have a toy farm you could set it up and take a photo to show us. I wonder what your favourite farm animal is?

The Animals On The Farm | Super Simple Songs