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Lesson 1 - Maths

Complete the starter activity below to get your maths brain warmed up!

Today is the introduction to our new unit in maths: Subtraction within 20. Please watch the video below and complete the pages in your CGP workbooks.

Unit 8 - Subtraction within 20

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  • KS1 10-Minute Weekly Workouts - Autumn Term Workout 11, pages 22 - 23
  • KS1 Mental Maths Workout - Exercise 7, page 7

If your child has been given the White Rose Maths activity sheets they need to watch the video below and complete the corresponding sheets in their maths pack.

Lesson 2 - Phonics

Lesson 3 - English


Using verbs in a sentence

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Lesson 4 - Music

As we are now looking at Victorian schools and the Victorian era for our new project, today we are going to look at and learn a nursery rhyme associated with this time.

Todays nursery rhyme is 'Pop! Goes the Weasel'.  This rhyme doesn't seem to make much sense, does it? 

One of the ideas of what it is about is that the rhyme is written in Cockney rhyming slang-a popular way of speaking in Victorian London's East End, which people used to disguise what they were saying. In this idea 'weasel' means 'coat' and 'pop' is about all about pawning possessions.

This photo shows a young boy returning from the pawnbroker's shop with some clothes in a parcel.

Life was very difficult for many Victorian children. Some had to work to earn money for their family, so they could not go to school. There often was not enough money for things like clothing, food or to heat the house. Pawning clothes was one way to get extra money for the family.


Watch the video below and learn the words and actions to 'Pop! Goes the Weasel'


For an extra activity can you try making your own rhymes. Can you find objects in your home that rhyme with each other? For example, 'a pair of socks', a 'toy fox' and 'alarm clocks!'

Pop! Goes The Weasel | Rhymes in Time

Lesson 5 - RE 

This half term we will be learning about Judaism. We will be learning all about Purim a lively festival that commemorates the strength of the Jewish people. 


Watch the video below and find out how Eden and Lulu prepare for Purim.


Once you have watched the video I would like you make a gragger (the instructions are below). Alternatively, if you don't have an empty plastic bottle you could follow the link and make one using paper plates. 


CBeebies: Preparing For Purim - Let's Celebrate