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Ruby Learning Projects 18th Jan

Dear Rubies,

Well done, you've all completed two weeks of Home Learning!

Some of you have been really good at keeping in touch and showing me photos and videos of the learning you've tried and enjoyed! I've loved seeing each and every photo and video- some have been very entertaining! Well done to those of you who have been following the Oak online lessons- I have been very impressed by the Maths, Story telling and Science work I have seen. This will help me to assess your progress. 

Many of you have been enjoying the outside too, despite the awful weather!

Until we can see each other again at school please do continue to post on Tapestry - photos, videos and comments of all the things you have been enjoying doing at home

Like last week's planning, please feel free to do your learning as and when it fits in with family life. I find it easier with my own boys, to make a simple timetable in the morning so everyone knows what the plan is!

I have posted new phonics, Maths, English, Music,  Science and History.

If you could try and aim to do one Maths and one English (literacy) per day and maybe one other area of learning (Science, Music or RE), that would be great. Keeping up with your phonics is really key to maintaining your progress in reading and writing, so try and do those sessions.

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at cclarke@netherfield.e-sussex.sch.uk You can also email me any photos that I can share with the other Rubies- it would be great to share what we are all doing! Most of the time, I will be contactable throughout the usual school day. On some days, I will be in school with our key worker and vulnerable children, and so may not answer emails as quickly on those days. I will still endeavour to answer emails as quickly as possible on these days though. 

Keep smiling, keep learning and I look forward to seeing all of your learning this week....


Mrs Clarke

Daily Phonics Lessons

These lessons are available on the Letters and Sounds for Home and School Youtube channel. I have chosen lessons that start from where we are in our phonic learning as a class, but if your child struggles, then please start with a 'Learning to blend' Reception lesson instead, or email me and I can direct you to something more suited to your particular child. 

Lesson 1    'ur'                                                                                               
Lesson 2    'ear'
Lesson 3    'air'
Lesson 4    'ure'
Lesson 5   'er'

Daily Maths Activities

This week, we will looking at doubling and halving for Reception, and Year one will focus on addition and subtraction to 10. These lessons are structured around pictures, objects and mathematical 'stories' and will tell you at the beginning if you need any equipment, or you can pause to get the things you need.  Don't forget to click on 'Next' to see any worksheets or extra activities. Send me some pictures when you complete any of the tasks.

Day 1


In this lesson, we will be learning the concept of 'double'.

Reception - Lesson 1

In this lesson we will be combining sets, counting all to find the total 

Year One - Lesson 1

Day 2


In this lesson, we will be learning to halve.

 Reception - Lesson 2   Part 1

In this lesson we will be combining sets by 'counting on'- a very useful skill.

Year One - Lesson 2

Day 3


In this lesson, we will be continuing with 'halving'

Reception - Lesson 3 Part 2 from yesterday

In this lesson we will be linking addition to solving problems.

Year One - Lesson 3

Day 4


In this lesson, we will be learning how to halve and double.

Reception - Lesson 4

In this lesson we will be learning that addition can be dome in any order.

Year One - Lesson 4

Day 5


In this lesson, we will be revising lots of learning to do with double and half, as well as some shapes thrown in!. 

Reception - Lesson 5

In this lesson we will be partitioning a whole group to subtract!                                                                                  

Year One - Lesson 5

Daily English Activities

These English lessons are fun activities which will follow the story of 'The Fox's Sack' for Reception and Non-Fiction writing 'All About Tigers' for Year One. Please send me videos or photos of your learning, either on Tapestry, or email if you'd like me to share them on the website with the other Rubies!

Day 1


In this lesson, we will be joining in and listening to a story!

 Reception Lesson 1

 In this lesson we will be listening and responding to a Non-Fiction text

Year One Lesson 1

Day 2


In this lesson, we will map out and retell the story.

Reception - Lesson 2

.In this lesson, you will retell the information text from memory

Year One - Lesson 2

Day 3


In this lesson, we will be 'stepping out' the story

Reception - Lesson 3

Today finds you deepening your understanding of the text through Role Play.

Year One - Lesson 3

Day 4


In this lesson, you will find yourslef acting out the story

Reception - Lesson 4

In this lesson, you will learn to add 's' to make nouns plural.

Year One - Lesson 4

Day 5

In this lesson, we will exlploring the story through Art.

Reception- Lesson 5

In this final lesson of the week, you will learn to retrieve information from text.

Year One - Lesson 5                                                                                        

Topic Activities

In addition to the above activities, below is a few lessons for Understanding the World (Reception) which look at People who help us (Police Officers)- perfect for our Learning Journey for this term. Year one will start to look at the History of how food has changed and where it comes from!

Lesson 1


Reception - Lesson 1 To understand what a police officer does                              

Year One - Lesson1 How has food changed in the last 60 years?

Lesson 2


Reception - Lesson 2  To learn about the key parts of a Police Officer's uniform.

Year One - Lesson 2 Where does our food come from?


Lesson 3

Reception- Lesson 3  To role play being a Police Officer.


Science Activities

In addition to the above activities, below are a few lessons continuing our work on Materials.  

Lesson 1


In this lesson we are going to learn about. how the shape of solid objects be changed .

Lesson 1

Lesson 2


Which material is the stretchiest? 

Lesson 2


Lesson 3

This lesson will focus on which materials are absorbent?

Lesson 3

Music Activities

Lesson 1

Reception - Getting on the train Part 2                                                                                      

Year One- Exploring pulse in different ways.

Lesson 2

Reception- Sailing on a boat

Year One- Maintaining pulse and finding the strong beat

Lesson 3

Reception- A big adventure

Year One- Identifying tempo- looking at terminology

Religious Education

This term, Rubies are revisiting the story of The Creation and how Christians believe the world was made. Then we will be thinking about how we look after this wonderful planet of ours! If you have already completed an activity from below, this wekk, I would like you to make your own 'Precious box' to keep all the things that are special to you in. Talk about what is precious and what we mean by this, then link this to what is precious about the world and what needs looking after!  

Watch the story on You Tube and/or read it in the Bible. 

You could also watch it HERE

Then, represent the story in your own way. You might...

  • Create a cartoon strip
  • Make a little book to retell the story using simple sentences.
  • Draw or paint a scene from the story
  • Create a shoebox world 
  • Make some puppets and ask an adult to film a puppet show of the story that you narrate
  • Come up with your own idea!

Useful Websites

We use a variety of online resources to help support what we do in school that your children can access at home if they wish. These include the following:

Purple MashPurpleMash - a platform which has various games, apps, topics, and projects included to support both the Computing and wider curriculum.

Netherfield CE Primary School - Topaz

Letterjoin - a website to support children with their handwriting, including a range of online and printable resources.

The Home Of Classroom Fitness for Children - Fitter Future

Fitter Futures - a physical activity website with tons of indoor and outdoor workouts for children to try if they wish.

Your child should have their own personal logins for both PurpleMash and Fitter Futures. The school login for Letterjoin has been shared previously. If you need it, please do not hesitate to email me. The same can be arranged if your child does not know their PurpleMash or Fitter Futures login.

Please click on the pictures to be taken to any of these websites.

Extra Activities

Fancy a bit of Art?  Some French?  A fun music lesson?  Find something new and exciting that you fancy learning about...  

Click the image:

1066 Battle of Hastings Activities

As part of our approach to teaching our local context, we have been learning a little about the Normans so far this year. To add to this, try to complete two (or more!) from this grid during your time at home.


1066 Home Learning - KS1 pdf 

Keeping Active

Whilst you are away from school, keep fit and active by undertaking some of these challenges. Send me information on your performance! You can also log in to Fitter Future and complete the suggested Daily Timetable - one workout each day - or choose any from their extensive list of workouts. You will need your username and password to access Fitter Future. If you don't remember it, you can email me and I will send it to you.

Ruby Fitness


  Skills workout

   We're going on a bear hunt Yoga


 5 Minute Move with Joe

  Move and freeze action song


 Andy's wild workout- in the undergrowth

 Otis boogie Beebies- under the sea


 Pirates Yoga

 5 minute move with Joe


 Active 8 with Joe

Andy's wild workout- up in the air


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