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Monday 1st March

Good Morning Ruby Class!

Welcome to your last week of home learning! Let's begin...

We are on Chapter Eleven of our class story 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton. Will they find Joe? Let's find out...

Chapter Eleven

...Come back tomorrow for the next chapter!


Learning Objective: I can write questions.


Last week, we began looking at our whole-school text 'Malala's Magic Pencil'. If you would like to listen to the story again, just watch this video...

Malala's magic pencil

'Malala's Magic Pencil' is an autobiography by Malala Yousafzai.

An 'autobiography' is an account of a person's life, written by that person.


This week, we are going to be finding out more information about Malala Yousafzai and her life before writing our own information text about her. To begin with, we are going to think about what we would like to find out!



Write a list of questions, about Malala and her life, that you would like to find out the answer to. 


Last term, we looked at questions and how to write them by using question marks. If you would like to recap your knowledge before you begin writing your questions, just follow this link to BBC Bitesize. There is a really great video to watch and also an activity to practice your skills!


How to use question marks - BBC Bitesize


Learning Objective: I can count in 2s. 


Today, we are going to be learning a brand new skill! Watch this video from White Rose Maths to find out more...

01.03.21 - Count in 2s

This is the school's 'Calculation Policy' to support this week's learning in Maths. We are particularly focusing on the 'counting in multiples' column this week.


Today's lesson is all about practicing our new skill! I would like you to complete the tasks from the video...


Activity One

Have a look around your house! What can you find that you can count in 2s? 

Take a picture and send it to me!

Activity Two

Play 'Whisper, Shout!' Whisper the first number, then shout then next one. 

Why not play this game with somebody in your household?

How far can you count in 2s?

Activity Three

Count in 2s and colour in a 50 Number Chart. I have included one for you below... including our new topic theme!

You could even make your own number grid! Or follow this link and count in 2s on this interactive game. Why not try counting in 2s all the way up to 100?


Paint the Squares - Interactive Number Charts (


Extension Activity

If you would like more practice counting in 2s, have a go at this Activity Sheet...

We will continue looking at counting in 2s tomorrow!


Learning Objective: I am learning about sound families. 


In Phonics, we are looking at sound families. Remember, a 'sound family' refers to a group of graphemes and spelling patterns that make the same sound. Today, we are focusing on the 'n' sound family. Let's take a look...




Read the story, below, out loud then circle or underline words with the 'gn' spelling in one colour, and the 'kn' spelling in another colour. 

Extension Activity

Choose two words with the 'gn' spelling and two words with the 'kn' spelling. These words can be from the poster, the story or you could come up with your own! Write each of these words in a sentence. Remember to ensure you spell these words correctly and don't forget to practice reading your sentences out loud!


Please continue practicing your phonics over at Phonics Play. It is still free to support home learning and it is lots of fun! Practice all of your Phase 5 phonics by playing the 'Treasure Chest' game. Or if you would like more practice with your alternative spellings play 'Cheeky Monkeys' or 'Acorn Adventures'. Remember, practice makes perfect!


Learning Objective: I am learning about pulse.


I hope that you all enjoyed our lesson on 'pulse' last week! This week, we will be moving on to the next lesson, all about how to use our body to show pulse in different ways! Follow this link to Oak Academy to find out more...  


Creating simple patterns (



Learning Objective: I can identify plants that you can eat and which part of the plant that they come from. 


Last week, in our first topic lesson, I asked you all to come up with some questions that you would like to find the answer to. All of the questions that you sent me were amazing and I can't wait to find out the answers to them all with you! 


Today, we are going to be focusing on one of your questions 'Are vegetables plants?'

Vegetables are parts of plants and they can be eaten. You can eat lots of parts of some plants including the flowers, stems, leaves, roots and seeds.  


Watch this video to find out more...

Plants We Eat


Complete the worksheet by cutting out each picture of food and sticking them in the group which shows the part of the plant that they come from. Alternatively, you could draw each item of food, in the correct box, and label it!

Extension Activity

Have a look in your kitchen, at home, and see if you can find some food which came from plants! Can you name which part of the plant it came from?


Just for fun...

When we get back to school, we are going to have lots of fun growing some beans! Can you grow a plant that you can eat at home too? I know that some of you already do this, or have vegetable gardens at home. You could keep a record of how your plant grows! And I would love to see some photographs!