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Wednesday 13th January

Good Morning Ruby Class!

Let's find out what we are doing today...

Happy Wednesday!

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Here is part two of our new story 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl. What did you think the surprise might be? Let's find out...

Part Two

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Learning Objectives:

  • I can recognise my likes and dislikes.
  • I can share my opinion and reasons. 


What makes you happy? There are lots of things that make us happy including lots of things that we like. Watch this video to find out what makes lots of different people happy... Have a little dance along to the song as well!

What Makes Us Happy?


I would like you to draw lots of things that make you happy on a piece of paper, just like the children have done in the video. Colour your pictures in and label them. Then, write a sentence explaining why these things make you happy.


Now that you have thought about lots of things that you like, can you think of something that you don’t like? Discuss this with an adult or sibling and give your reason why. 


Extension Activity

How do you think you can make other people happy? Is there something you could do or say if they are feeling sad? Read the scenarios in the worksheet and think of how can you can make each person happy.


Learning Objective: I can count one more and one less (within 20). 

Last term, we practiced counting one more and one less by using a number line up to 10. If you would like to recap this work, follow this link to BBC Teach and follow the lesson and tasks...

Today, we will practice using this skill for numbers up to 20. The lesson will be in two parts. Let's begin...

Maths Part One Finding One More

Activity One

Complete this worksheet by finding one more than any given number up to 20.

Extension Activity

Have a go at solving these problems by finding one more or one less. 

Parents: Again, these worksheets include lots of useful guidance and question prompts to support your child's learning. 

Once you have done this, watch the second part of the lesson which focuses on how to find one less.

Maths Part Two Finding One More

Activity Two

Please complete the activity cards below by finding one less than any given number to 20. 

Extension Activity

If you would like to practice counting one less, play the game that I have attached below. 

Guided Reading

Learning Objective: I can read and answer questions about a text.


I would like you to read the the story of the 'The Runaway Iceberg'. 


I have attached the eBook for you to have a go at reading the story yourself and have also included a video of me reading the book for you. Just choose one, or both!

The Runaway Iceberg Narrated eBook

Once you have completed the story, there are two activities I would like you to complete.

Activity One

I would like you to have a go at sequencing the story of 'The Runaway Iceberg'. There are two ways that you can do this...

1. I have attached a 'Sequencing Worksheet' below. Cut out each picture and then glue them in the correct order. 

2. Or, you could create your own story map, like we have done before in school. Draw your own pictures from the story in the correct sequence.

Activity Two

I would like you to answer some questions about the text using the worksheets I have attached below. There is a copy of the text along with three difficulties to choose from. Remember to complete each answer using a full sentence, just like we do in school.

Extension Activity

Can you retell the story of Gaspar and Rossi? You could do this out loud to an adult or sibling or write your own version of the story!


Learning Objective: I understand what a split digraph is and can read and write the split digraph i_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 i_e. Let's go back to Geraldine the Giraffe to find out more...!

Geraldine the Giraffe learns i-e


  • Read the postcard and then highlight or underline the worlds with i_e.
  • Can you spot the i_e images in this picture and write the words?

Extension Activity

Let's play a game! Can you match each picture with the correct i_e word? You could even draw your own pictures for each word as well!


Learning Objective: I understand how to be safe online.


Before moving on to our next topic in Computing, I would like us to recap some of our previous learning about 'online safety' as we are all using our technology more and more to complete out home learning. Can you remember what we mean by 'online safety'? Watch this video as I go through some of the key ways to be safe online...

How to be Safe Online


I would like you to create an 'Online Safety' poster.

You should include at least three ways that you can stay safe online.


If you would like to find out more about online safety, follow this link to BBC Teach...