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Tuesday 12th January

Hello Ruby Class!

I hope that you are all okay and that you enjoyed your learning yesterday.

I have been so impressed with all your work so far! Keep it up!


Watch this video to find out all about todays learning...

What are we doing today?

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Today, we will be beginning our new book 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me'. 

What did you think the book would be about? Let's find out...

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me: Part One

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I really hope that you enjoyed that! What do you think the next surprise will be? We will find out tomorrow!


Learning Objective: I can write sentences to describe.


For our English lesson today, you will need the list of adjectives that you created yesterday. You will also need a pencil and some paper. When you are ready, watch this video...

English 12.11.21.mp4

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I would like you to use your list of adjectives to write some simple sentences describing Antarctica. 
Use the video to help you and remember how I developed our example...

white          Antarctica is white.         Antarctica is white and wintry.


If you need support, or just some ideas, use the sentence starters to help you. 

We will be developing our sentences further on Thursday!


Learning Objective: I can use tens and ones.


Today, we will continue to learn about tens and ones. Follow this link to BBC Teach for the next part of the lesson. If you are still a little unsure about tens and ones, don't worry, there is a short recap at the beginning of the lesson. 


Once you have completed the lesson and tasks, there is also a game to practice your tens and ones! Then complete the activities below...


Can you solve these problems using your understanding of tens and ones?

Parents: There is some useful guidance for each problem along with question prompts to support your child's learning and understanding.

Extension Activity

If you are happy with your understanding of tens and ones, develop your fluency by having a go at the next set of problems. 


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


Today, we will be looking at the split digraph e_e. Take a look at this video to practice reading e_e

E_E | Fun Phonics | How to Read | Magic E |


  • We have another postcard! I would like you to read it then highlight or underline the words with e_e. 
  • Can you spot the e_e images in this picture and write the words?

Extension Activity

Choose three words that have the e_e sound. Write each of these words in a sentence. 


Learning Objectives:


I understand key physical features of Antarctica.

Design and Technology:

I can plan and design. 

Today, we will be looking at the geographical features of Antarctica. There are then two activities for you to complete!


To begin with, I would like you to watch this video that I have created which outlines what human and physical geographical features are. Listen closely...there is a quiz at the end! 

Human and Physical Geographical Features

If you feel like you need more practice distinguishing between human and physical geographical features, follow this link to BBC Teach where there is some more information.


Extension Activity:

Why not go for a walk in your local area? With your families of course! Can you find any human and physical geographical features? Make a list or take some photographs! 


Then take a look at this video, all about the physical geographical features of Antarctica. 

Physical Features of Antarctica

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Activity One

Write a list of physical geographical features of Antarctica. 

I will start you off...

  • Ice Sheet

Can you think of three more?


Extension Activity

Provide a short definition for each feature. Again, I will start you off...

An ice sheet is a piece of ice that covers the land. 



Do you think there are any human geographical features in Antarctica? What are they? 

Activity Two

I would like you to design a model of Antarctica which you will make at home on Friday. This model should include at least two physical geographical features of Antarctica. 


You will need to think carefully about your design and which materials and tools you will need. I have attached a template for your design here:

There are three difficulties to choose from. Alternatively, you can use these plans as a template to create your own design. Just remember to include:

  • A picture of your design.
  • A list of the materials you will need.
  • A list of tools that you will need.

Then you can make sure that you have everything you need to build your model on Friday! If you are struggling for ideas, or want more inspiration, take a look at this video that I have created with lots of examples. 

How can you make your model of Antarctica at home?

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