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Monday 11th January

Hello Ruby Class! We have lots of fun activities to do today! First, follow this link to our Monday Story...

Last term, we loved reading ‘The Worst Witch’ together as a class, so I thought that we could share a new book together this term. It is called ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’ by Roald Dahl.
Have you heard of this story before? You might even have read it!
Take a look at the front cover of the book. What do you think it will be about?



We will read a section of it together everyday starting from tomorrow!


Learning Objective: I am beginning to learn about tens and ones.

Now that we have recapped some of our number work from last term, it's time to learn something new! Today, we are going to begin looking at tens and ones. 

Now, I don't mean the numbers 'ten' and 'one'...

Follow this link to BBC Teach for more information.

Because we are learning something brand new, we are going to spend today doing lots of practice. 



  • Complete the 'Tens and Ones' worksheet that I have attached below. 


  • Practice counting tens and ones by playing this game. 

Extension Activity

  • Challenge yourself to counting tens and ones on this PowerPoint all the way up to 100! 


Learning Objectives:

  • I understand what an adjective is.
  • I can write a list of adjectives.
  • I can use a thesaurus.

What are we doing in English?

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Last term, we began to look at adjectives. 

Can you remember what an adjective is?

An adjective is a describing word!


You can recap what adjectives are by following this link to BBC Teach. Watch the videos and complete the quiz.

Practice coming up with different adjectives by following the instructions in the following video.

Now that you have completed your fact files on Antarctica, I would like you to come up with some adjectives that you could use to describe it. Take a look at this picture, how could you describe it? Discuss your ideas with an adult or sibling. 




Write a list of adjectives to describe Antarctica. 

I will start you off...

  • frozen
  • wintry

Please come up with at least five more adjectives.
We will be using these adjectives to write sentences tomorrow. 


Extension Activity

Use a thesaurus to find more adjectives to describe Antarctica.
Add these to your list in a different colour. 

Again, I will start you off...

  • frozen
  • wintry
  • glistening


Learning Objective: I understand what a split digraph is and can read and write the split digraph a_e. 


Parent Information: Split Digraphs

A ‘split digraph’ (sometimes referred as ‘magic e’) is two letters which work as a pair, split by a consonant, to represent one sound. For example: a_e as in cake, or i_e as in kite. For more information about split digraphs, take a look at the following website:
There are also lots of great videos on YouTube. If you need any further support please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

A little look at today's Phonics...

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Today we will be focusing on the split digraph a_e. Remember that split digraphs have that important 'magic e'. If you need a little recap on this, watch the 'Alphablocks' video again from last week. You can find this here:



Learn more about the split digraph a_e with Geraldine the Giraffe here:


  • Read the postcard below and highlight/underline all of the a_e split digraphs that you can find. 



  • Now have a go at reading and writing a_e split digraph words on the following worksheet. 

Extension Activity
Play the ‘a_e Spelling Game’ with an adult or sibling.
Each player takes it in turns to roll a dice. If a player lands on a ‘missing letters’ square they must copy the word onto a whiteboard (or piece of paper), filling in the split a_e grapheme and reading the word to their partner. If a player lands on a sentence square, they must either write or say the sentence to their partner before moving on. The player who reaches the ‘FINISH’ first is the winner.


Learning Objective: I am learning about Christianity.


This term, we will be exploring Christianity.

What do you already know about Christianity?

We have already looked at some of the stories from the bible, such as the Creation Story and the Nativity. 

Have a discussion with an adult or sibling about what you already know.

Is there anything that you would like to find out about Christianity? 


Watch the PowerPoint I have attached below and then complete the activity.

Open the PowerPoint and press play. Make sure that you turn the sound on to hear me!


Write down three things that you have learnt, or that you already know, about Christian beliefs. 


For further information on Christianity and tasks to complete, take a look at our whole-school Christianity topic here: 


Learning Objective: I can explore different types of music.


This term, we will be exploring lots of different types of music. What makes music different it that each song is made up of lots of different features. We can describe these features using key words like loud and quiet, high and low, fast and slow, long and short
Learn more about these features by clicking here:


What is your favourite song?

Pick any song that you like and listen to it. Think about the following questions...

  • What do you like about it?
  • Is it fast or slow?
  • Does it have loud sections, quiet sections or both?
  • Do you know what instruments are being used?
  • Is there a singer?
  • What is the mood of the piece? How does it make you feel?



Write a description of your song including all of your ideas. 
Send your description to me, along with your song, and we'll share them with the rest of the class!


If you are unsure what song to select, why not try this one?

Extension Activity

Select a different piece of music and compare the two. Think about...

  • Do the pieces of music sound the same or different?
  • What differences are there?
  • How does each piece of music make you feel?
  • Which piece of music do you prefer? Give your reasons why.