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Friday 26th February

Good Morning Ruby Class!

It is Friday! Well done to you all for completing your first week back. We have another exciting day ahead of us, so let's find out what we are doing in our Friday morning message...


Let's begin by reading our class story 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton. 

Chapter Ten

Come back on Monday for the next chapter! Don't forget to keep doing lots of reading at home! I'm sure that you all have lots of books, but there are also eBooks available for you on Rising Stars and at Oxford Owl. Audible are doing free books for you to listen to whilst learning from home, or why not watch a CBeebies Bedtime Story?


Learning Objective: I am learning about feelings. 


Whilst we are all still learning from home, we are going to continue with our Friday morning wellbeing sessions as I know you find these lots of fun! Today, we are going to be looking at our feelings and will be reading a story called 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas.



Let's begin by reading the story...

The Colour Monster


Fill each jar with lots of things that make you feel each emotion.

Just for fun!

Have a go at drawing your own colour monster! What colour will he be?



Learning Objective: I can order numbers within 50. 


Welcome to our final Maths lesson of the week! Today, we are continuing to look at numbers to 50 and will be focusing on ordering numbers. Watch this video from White Rose Maths to find out more...

26.02.21 - Order numbers within 50

Here is the school's 'Calculation Policy' to support this week's learning in Maths. 


Order numbers to 50 to complete the worksheets below.

Parents: There are lots of useful tips and questions included on each of these worksheets to support and extend your child's learning at home. 

Guided Reading

Learning Objectives: 

  • I can discuss a text.
  • I can retrieve information from a text. 
  • I can sequence a story.


We are going to be looking at a story called 'Doris the Loris' for Guided Reading. I would like us to begin by reading the story, first of all, and answering some questions about the text. There are two ways that you can do this...


1) Watch the video and read the story with me, answering the questions out loud as you go along. 

2) Open the PowerPoint (below) and read the story independently or with an adult. Discuss each question and answer it as you go along. 


Choose the option that you prefer! When you have read the story, there are three activities for you to complete. 

Doris the Loris Guided Reading Video (Narrated)

Activity One

Answer some questions about the story 'Doris the Loris' on the worksheets below. As always, there are three difficulties to choose from. 

Activity Two

Have fun retelling the story of 'Doris the Loris'! You can do this orally, by retelling the story to somebody in your household or even over the phone to a family member or friend! Or you could act out the story with a sibling! 


Activity Three

Now that you have familiarised yourself with the story of 'Doris the Loris' I would like you to have a go at sequencing it using the activity sheet below. You will need to cut out each picture then glue it in the correct order. Alternatively, you could sequence the story by creating your own story map!


Learning Objective: I am learning about sound families. 


We are learning all about sound families! By now, we all know what a sound family is so let's get straight to it! Today, we are focusing on the 'm' sound family and there are just two spellings. Take a look...



'mb' is a spelling that we have not looked at yet and it is important to remember that the b in 'mb' is silent. You can find out more about this silent b from Geraldine the Giraffe... as I know that you have all missed her this week!

Geraldine the Giraffe learns silent b


Choose three words with the 'mb' spelling and 'm' sound. These can be words from the poster, the video or some that you can think of yourself! Then I would like you to practice writing each word. There are two ways that you can do this. Just pick which one you would prefer!

1) Make your own flashcards. I know that lots of you enjoyed doing this the other day! Write each word and draw a picture to match, then test somebody in your household! Can they read the word with a silent b?

2) Write each word in a sentence. You can also draw a picture to match each sentence!


Art/Design and Technology

Learning Objectives: 

  • I understand what a sculpture is.
  • I can use a range of materials to design and make a model of a natural object. 


We have had so much fun this week doing activities all about 'Great British Gardens'. As part of this topic, we are going to be creating a piece of art each week and today we are going to begin by looking at sculptures! Do you know what a sculpture is? Let's find out...

How to Make a Mini Model


Choose a natural object or animal then make a mini model of it using clay, play-dough or salt dough. Follow the process in the video and try out some of those clay techniques we have learnt about! Once you have finished, take a photograph of it and send it to me!


Parents: I have included some recipes for you underneath to make play-dough or salt dough. Don't worry, these recipes are really easy and you should have all of the ingredients at home! You don't need to add food colouring, if you don't want to. Why not try adding some herbs or spices, such as ginger, to your dough? You can discuss how they smell with your child. You can even add cocoa powder! 

If you need some inspiration, here are some examples of natural objects and animals that you could use for your model. 

Just for fun...

  • Use natural objects, such as sticks and stones, to create a trail around your garden or in your local park. Then get an adult or sibling to follow it! You could even make them a map!
  • Perhaps you might like to start a collection of interesting natural objects that you have found in your garden or places that you have visited. This could include stones, shells, conkers...etc. 
  • Start a nature diary. Write about your own garden and places that you have visited and draw pictures of what you have seen. This could include natural objects and animals as well!