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Week 6 - 8.2.21

This week, we have three different themes to learn about 3 important events taking place during the next 7 days:

  • Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 9th February)
  • Chinese New Year (Thursday 12th February)
  • Valentine's Day (Sunday 14th February)

KS1 Safer Internet Day Assembly


Please tune into your daily phonics sessions each day at 9am.

If you would like any extra phonics lessons, please see the Read Write Inc Youtube page here. New videos are uploaded daily and will be available for 24 hours. 

Below are some activities which will help you to practice your phonics skills.


Please find the video link below to each individual lesson, along with the activity which correlates to each one.


This week there are three important events happening: Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Safer Internet Day.

Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 9th February, Chinese New Year is on Friday 12th February and Valentines Day is on Sunday 14th February.

There are lots of resources below which link to all of these events, we will be learning about their importance, their history and how these days are celebrated in our afternoon Zoom sessions, so please tune in!

Arts and Design

Below are some creative/sensory activities which link with our learning this week.

Chinese New Year Sensory Play

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a go at using chop sticks, or developing fine motor skills.

Simply cook some noodles/spaghetti, then divide between two bowls, add a few drops of red food colouring to one bowl and yellow to the other (or whatever colours are available to you). Place on a tray, or if you dont have a big tray you could do this activity in an empty bath tub! 

Chinese Dragon Craft

Its traditional to watch, or take part in a dragon dance on Chinese New Year. You can make your own dragon using an empty toilet roll, or kitchen roll tube. Stick some strips of coloured tissue paper (or cut strips from an orange Sainsburys bag!) to the end of the tube, decorate like a dragon (you could use milk bottle tops for its eyes). When you have finished, if you blow through the tube it will make your dragon breathe fire!

Chinese Drum Craft


Decorate the backs of two paper plates, tie some string (with a bead or a button attached to each end) onto a stick or wooden spoon. Place the wooden spoon or stick into the middle of the plates and secure with sellotape, ensuring that the string and beads hang out either side of the plates. Twist the drums stick between your hands to make it work!