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Tuesday 26th January

Good Morning Ruby Class!

You have all made an excellent start to the week! Well done! Keep sending your work and photographs over to me (I love seeing them!) and keep trying your best! Do you want to find out what we are doing today? Take a look at our Tuesday morning message...

Tuesday Message

Let's begin by reading the next part of our story, 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl. The police have arrived! 

Part Eleven

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Come back tomorrow to find out what happens next!


Learning Objective: I can create a story map. 


Yesterday, we began our new focus text 'Poles Apart' by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Jarvis. It began with...

As everyone knows, penguins are found at the South Pole and never at the North Pole. At least, not until the day...

We then made our own predictions about what the story would be about! Today, we are going to use these predictions to create a story map. Find out more here...

English 26 01


Use your predictions and ideas, from yesterday, to create a story map following the same process that I have used in the video. Here is my example...


Extension Activity

Can you include an extra 'step' in your story map? This could be another event that might happen, or another character that they might meet. 


Learning Objective: I can find and make number bonds to 20.


We know our number bonds to 10 and have spent lots of time practicing this skill, both in school and at home over the last few days. For a quick recap, head over to BBC Supermovers and listen to a fantastic song all about number bonds!

KS1 Maths: Number Bonds with Martin Dougan - BBC Teach


Today, we are going to begin finding and making number bonds to 20. Watch this video from White Rose Maths to find out more...

Maths 26.01.21

Activity One

Practice your number bonds by heading over to BBC Teach

There are two fantastic games which focus on number bonds to 10, then number bonds to 20 at the bottom of the page. Remember, practice makes perfect! Have fun!


Activity Two

Have a go at this number bond challenge! There are four difficulties to choose from.


Learning Objective: I am learning about alternative pronunciations ('ie' as 'ee').


As you know, this week we are continuing our learning of alternative pronunciations. 


Activity One

To begin, recap all of the Phase 5 alternative pronunciations using your sound mat. A copy of this sound mat has been attached below. 

Today, we will be looking at 'ie'. Just like all of the other sounds we have been learning about, it can sometimes sound different! To find out more, let's head over to Geraldine the Giraffe!

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ie/ in piece

Activity Two

Practice reading 'ie' words with this 'Roll and Read Game'! 

Don't forget to head over to Phonics Play to practice your Phase 5 alternative pronunciations! Just choose the 'Cheeky Monkeys' or 'Acorn Adventure' games. Practice makes perfect!



Learning Objectives: 

  • I am learning about the polar regions.
  • I can locate the polar regions on a globe or world map. 
  • I can compare the polar regions.


Learning Objective: I am learning about polar bears.


We have another exciting topic afternoon lined up today!

This week, we are going to be learning all about polar bears! Remember, polar bears do not live in Antarctica, but they are an arctic animal. Can you remember where they live? The Arctic! To begin, we are going to be finding out more about the Arctic and comparing it to Antarctica. But first, can you find the Artic on a globe or world map? Take a look here... 

Where is the Arctic?

Now that we know where the Arctic is, let's find out a little bit more about it! 

Comparing the Arctic and Antarctica

Activity One

Compare features of the Artic and Antarctica using this worksheet. There are three difficulties to choose from. 

Activity Two

Sort these arctic animals by placing them in the correct polar habitat. 

Excellent work everybody! Now, it is time to focus on our polar bears! Watch this video to find out more...

All About Polar Bears

Activity Three

Write down three things that you have learnt about polar bears.

Keep these facts safe as they may come in handy on Friday!


Why not take a look at this video and useful websites to find out more? 

10 facts about polar bears! | National Geographic Kids (

Top 10 facts about polar bears | WWF

Polar Bears For Kids | Cool Kid Facts

The Life of a Baby Polar Bear