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Wednesday 24th February

Good Morning Ruby Class!

Happy Wednesday! Let's find out what we are doing today in our morning message...


Let's head back to our class story 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton. We are on Chapter Eight. What has happened to Joe?!

Chapter Eight

...Can the girls and Moon-Face rescue Joe? Come back tomorrow to find out!


Learning Objective: I can make predictions about a text.


As you know, we are focusing on a whole-school text called 'Malala's Magic Pencil'. Yesterday, we came up with some fantastic predictions about what the book would be about! For the first part of today's lesson, we will continue making some predictions. Let's begin by looking at an illustration of Malala...



As you might have guessed, Malala is the main character in our story.


Activity One

Look carefully at the illustration of Malala.

What predictions can you make about the character? Think about the following questions...

  • Where could Malala be from?
  • What is Malala like?
  • How old is Malala?
  • Does Malala go to school?
  • Who does Malala live with?
  • What is Malala doing in the illustration?

Once again, write your ideas down as a list or in full sentences. Include pictures if you would like to. If you used the activity sheet yesterday, add your ideas to your crystal ball. It may also be helpful to discuss your ideas with an adult or sibling before you begin. 


Activity Two

Once you have completed your predictions, it is time for us to listen to the story! Miss Anderson will be reading it for us. Enjoy!

Malala's Magic Pencil


Learning Objective: I can compare objects within 50.


Today, we are moving on from 'one more' and 'one less' and will begin to compare objects within 50. Let's begin by watching this video from White Rose Maths...



24.02.21 - Compare objects to 50

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


Compare objects within 50 to complete the questions on each of these worksheets. 

Parents: These worksheets include lots of helpful questions and tips to support and extend your child's learning at home. 


Learning Objective: I am learning about sound families.


As you know, we are focusing on a different sound family each day. Each sound family includes the alternative pronunciations and spellings that we learnt about last half term. Today, we are focusing on the 'f' family. Let's take a look...




Today, we will be completing a phoneme spotter story! First of all, I would like you to read the story, below, out loud. Once you have read the story, choose three different coloured pencils and colour-code the three 'f' sound family spellings 'f', 'ff' and 'ph' with a different colour for each once. Then, I would like you to read the text and circle or underline each spelling in the correct colour. 


Learning Objective: I am developing my balance, agility and coordination skills. 


This term in PE, we are going to be looking at developing our balance, agility and coordination skills. To begin, we are going to be playing a game called Lava Zone! Follow this link to BBC Teach and follow each instruction carefully!


Physical Education KS1 / KS2: Lava Zone - Balance, Agility and Coordination Skills - BBC Teach


Don't forget that there are lots of ways to keep active at home! Joe Wicks is doing daily PE lessons, which you can find on YouTube. Why not try some Cosmic Yoga, GoNoodle or Just Dance? We have lots of fun doing these activities in school! Or you could even go for a walk with your family.



Learning Objective: I can name and identify some common wild plants.


As part of our new topic 'Great British Gardens' we have begun to look at plants, how they grow and what they need to be healthy. Today, we are going to be looking in more detail at wild plants. Do you know what a wild plant is? Let's find out...

Wild Plants


Go on a wild plant hunt!

On the activity sheet, below, you will find the names and photographs of all the wild plants that we have learnt about in today's lesson. I would like you go for a walk, explore your own garden or perhaps visit your local park (with an adult of course!) and see if you can spot each of the wild plants. Each time you see one, make a mark on your tally. At the end of your hunt, count them all up! Which wild plant was the most common?

Just for fun...

Imagine you are a wild plant. What would you look like? Would you have thorns like a dog rose? Or be prickly like a nettle! What colour would you be? Yellow like a buttercup? Or would you be different colours like a daisy. Where would you like to grow? Draw your own wild plant and label it!