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Monday 22nd February

Good Morning Ruby Class!

Welcome back! I hope that you have all had a wonderful half term. Let's find out what we are doing on our first day back in our Monday morning message...

Monday Morning Message

Let's begin by heading back to our class story 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton. We are on Chapter Six. Joe, Beth and Frannie have just escaped from the Roundabout Land and are on top of the Faraway Tree! How will they get down? Let's find out...

Chapter Six

...come back tomorrow for the next part!

English

Learning Objective: I can write a recount.

 

We are beginning a little differently today as I would love to hear about all the lovely things that you have done over half term! I would like you to write about what you did and then draw a picture or add some photographs. 

When we are writing about things that have already happened, it is called a 'recount'. Here are some tips that might help you in your writing today...

 

 

You can complete your recount on paper or by using a computer. You could even record a video of yourself reading your own writing! Once you have completed this task, send it to me at ruby@st-johns-keele.staffs.sch.uk so that we can share it with the rest of the class!

Maths

Learning Objective: I am learning about one more and one less within 50. 

 

Today we will be looking at one more and one less, which is a skill we are all familiar with. However, we will be focusing on numbers all the way up to 50! Watch this video from White Rose Maths to find out more...

22.02.21 - One more one less

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

Activity

Play the 'One More, One Less' Game!

For this game you will need two die. Use the worksheet underneath or create your own columns! Let's begin...

  • Roll the die and write the numbers in the middle column. For example: If I rolled a 4 and a 2 my number would be 42. 
  • In the left column, write the number that is one less.
  • In the right column, write the number that is one more.

Phonics

Learning Objective: I am learning about sound families. 

 

Over the last half term, we have been looking at alternative spellings and pronunciations. Each of these sounds is part of a 'sound family' and we are going to be looking at each of them in more detail over the next few weeks. A sound family refers to groups of graphemes and spelling patterns that make the same sound. For example, the graphemes 'n', 'nn', 'kn' and 'gn' all belong to the same sound family. Some graphemes can also belong to different sound families, depending on the word they are being used in. For example, the grapheme 'ear' makes a different sound in the word 'pear' than it does in the word 'spear'. 

 

Today, we will be focusing on the 'c' sound family. Take a look...

 

 

In this picture, you can see all of the different graphemes that belong to the 'c' sound family. There is also an example provided for each grapheme. Practice reading each word out loud. You should notice that they all have the 'c' sound!

 

Activity One

Practice reading 'c' sound family words using the flashcards below. 

Activity Two

Choose a word including each grapheme and use it in a sentence. You should have six sentences all together, with words including the following graphemes from the c sound family...

  • 'c'
  • 'k'
  • 'ck'
  • 'qu'
  • 'x'
  • 'ch'

To help you, you can use words from the flashcards or from the 'c' sound family poster. As there are lots of graphemes today, you may prefer to complete your sentences orally rather than writing them down. If you do them orally, I would then like you to practice writing each word instead, rather than the whole sentence. 

Music

Learning Objective: I am learning about pulse. 

 

This term, we are going to be learning about pulse. To begin, we will look at what pulse is, how to find it and how to move our body in time to the beat! It is going to be lots of fun! Follow this link to the Oak Academy and complete the lesson...

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-cdk38c

Topic

Topic Introduction:

  • What do I already know?
  • What would I like to find out?

 

We have a brand new topic this half term called 'Great British Gardens'! It is going to be lots of fun as we will be learning all about plants and even growing some of our own! If we were in school, as normal, we would be having a topic day! Don't worry, this is still planned to go ahead and we will do it on our first day back in school. But for now, we are going to be doing a little bit of topic work each day. To begin, let's see what we already know about plants by completing this activity...

 

Activity One

Draw a picture of a flower or plant. 

This could be a flower that you like, a plant in your garden or from maybe somewhere you have visited. Perhaps you have flowers and plants inside your home too! It may be useful to find a picture of the flower or plant before you draw it. 

Once you have drawn your flower or plant, I would like you to write the name of it. You could also include a sentence describing it and explaining why you like it. 

 

Here is my example...

My favourite flower is a daffodil. Daffodils have long green stems and yellow petals (which is my favourite colour!). They remind me of sunny Spring mornings and they always make me happy! I like to have them in a vase inside my house. 

 

 

Activity Two

What would you like to know about plants or gardens over the next few weeks? Discuss your ideas with an adult or sibling and then write a list of questions. Don't forget to send these over to me at ruby@st-johns-keele.staffs.sch.uk

 

Parents: At the beginning of each topic, we encourage the children to come up with questions that they would like to find the answer to. We then use these questions to plan our topic lessons, ensuring they are based around the children's interests and are exciting, engaging and lots of fun!

 

Just for fun...

Can you make a model of your plant or flower? You could use any materials that you have at home. Here are some ideas...

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