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Tuesday 19th January

Good Morning Ruby Class!

First of all, I just want to say a big well done to everyone who attended the live meetings yesterday! It was lovely to have you all together again! 

Are you ready for another day of home learning? I hope so because we have such a exiting day today! Let's find out what we are doing and begin our day with a story all about an animal that lives in Antarctica...

Tuesday Morning Storytime...

Here is the next part of our story, 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl. Remember, you can listen to this at any time during the day! 

Part Six

What do you think Giraffe will do? Come back tomorrow for the next part of our story!


Learning Objective: I am exploring different shape poems. 


Yesterday, we looked at what a shape poem is. Remember, a shape poem takes on the shape of it's subject (for example, an animal, a person or an object). Today, we will be exploring different kinds of shape poems. Watch this video to find out more...

Examples of Shape Poems

Now that we have explored different examples of shape poems, I would like you to have another look at the template you created for your shape poem yesterday.  Remember, your shape poem can be about anything that we have learnt about Antarctica! Whether it is one of the physical features of Antarctica, such as a mountain or an iceberg, or one of our Antarctic animals, such as a penguin or a seal. Then, I would like you to think about the following questions...


  • Which style of shape poem do you prefer and why?
  • Which style of shape poem are you going to write?
  • Will there be enough room to write inside/around your template?
  • Does your template need to be bigger or smaller?
  • Do you need to edit or improve your template?


Depending on your answer to each of these questions, you may need to redraw your template. Remember, if you are unsure just send it over to me to check! It may also be helpful to discuss your ideas with an adult.


Once you are happy with your template, you could also begin to consider some key words, adjectives or information that you would like to include in your poem and jot these down. We will be looking at what to include in our shape poems in more detail on Thursday. 


Learning Objective: I can order numbers. 


Today, our Maths lesson will be split in to two parts. First of all, we are going to learn how to order numbers. Watch this video to find out more...

Maths 19 01 Part One

Then, practice ordering numbers by completing this activity sheet...
Once you have done this, watch the following video for the second part of our lesson. As we are at the end of our topic on Place Value, I will be recapping our learning so far and asking you to complete some questions so you will need a pencil and some paper. Good luck!
Parents: If you feel like your child needs further support in any of the areas we have recapped on the learning video please let me know. 

Maths 19 01 Part Two Assessment


Learning Objective: I can learning about 'ou' saying 'ow'.


Yesterday, we looked at an alternative pronunciation for the digraph 'ou' If you would like a recap of this, head back to Geraldine the Giraffe...

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ou/ as in /ow/

Activity One

Practice reading those 'ou' and 'ow' words from yesterday...

Then, I would like you to have a go at writing some 'ou' and 'ow' words...

Activity Two

Look at each picture and have a go at writing the word. Remember that each set of words will contain the same sound but there are to spellings to choose from. Take your time. 

Extension Activity

Play the sound family game and practice reading 'ou' and 'ow' digraphs and words!


Learning Objective:


I can identify and name a variety of animals. 


We know that Antarctica is the coldest, windiest place on Earth! Would you like to live there? It would be very, very cold! However, there are some animals that call it home and they have adapted to living in a 'Polar Habitat'. To find out more, follow this link to BBC Teach...


Today, we will be learning about some of the animals that live in Antarctica. To find out more, watch this video...!

Antarctic Animals

Activity One

Test your knowledge of Antarctic animals by playing this 'What Can You See?' game!

Activity Two

Select one of the Antarctic animals that we have learnt about today and find out more about them! Maybe you have a book about animals at home that you could read, or you could do some research on the internet with an adult or sibling. I have included a list of useful websites at the end of this page that might help you.

Once you have found this information, I would love for us all to share what we have learnt with the rest of the class in our next topic lesson on Friday! To do this, you will need to present your information. You can do this in any way that you like. Be creative! I am sure that you will have lots of brilliant ideas on how to do this, but here are some ideas that you could use... 

  • Write a list of interesting facts about your animal.
  • Create a fact file about your animal.
  • Create a PowerPoint about your animal.
  • Record a video of yourself talking about your animal. 

I hope that you have lots of fun doing this! Don't forget to send these over to me once you have finished. I can't wait to see them!