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Ruby Learning Projects 22nd Feb

Dear Rubies,

Welcome to Term 4! I hope you managed to enjoy your Half Term holiday and that the weather didn't spoil it for you? I managed to get out for a walk or visit a park every day, even if it was in the rain! I also had a very special family birthday to prepare for, and so I spent some of the week being very secretive and sneaky! I'd love to hear what you've enjoyed doing- please do send me some photos and videos on Tapestry! It is often the highlight of my day seeing your posts.

I also love seeing your responses to our weekly story session. Some of you have been very creative!

I hope you enjoy this week's learning and that you are raring to go! I have planned for new Phonics, Maths, English, Science, Topic, Music and RE. Do what you feel is realistic and pick the subjects you enjoy most first.

I'm hoping it won't be long now until we can be back together at school!

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


Mrs Clarke

Daily Phonics Lessons

This week we will be learning some new sounds as well as reviewing some sounds we learnt previously. Give them a go as it will really help with your reading and maybe, if you're feeling confident, you could have a go at writing some sentences using the words you see. Here's my sentence for you: 'The shark had green hair.' Now, what a picture that would make!!

Lesson 1         'er'                                                                                                
Lesson 2        'double letters'       
Lesson 3        'double letters'        
Lesson 4        'review'        
Lesson 5        'alphabet song'   learn the names of the letter sounds today!                

Daily Maths Activities

This week, 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 exploring and discussing time and the seasons

Reception - Lesson 1

In this lesson we will naming and ordering months of the year

Year One - Lesson 1

Day 2


In this lesson, we will looking at the days of the week and daily events

 Reception - Lesson 2  

In this lesson we will putting events in order

Year One - Lesson 2

Day 3


In this lesson, we will be using everyday landuage to sequence daily events

Reception - Lesson 3 

In this lesson we will measuring time in minutes and seconds

Year One - Lesson 3

Day 4


In this lesson, we will use ordinal language to sequence events and measure short periods of time 

Reception - Lesson 4

In this lesson we will be reading and writing the time to o'clock (part 1)

Year One - Lesson 4

Day 5


In this lesson, we will consolidate all this week's learning.

Reception - Lesson 5

In this lesson we will be completing part 2 of yesterday's lesson                               

Year One - Lesson 5

Daily English Activities

These English lessons are fun activities, for Reception, based around the story, 'Lucky Duck', and for Year One, looking at explaining 'How Beans Grow.' 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, to listen and join in with a story.

 Reception Lesson 1

 In this lesson we will listen and respond to an explanation

Year One Lesson 1

Day 2


In this lesson, we will map and speak the story

Reception - Lesson 2

.In this lesson, .we will tell an explanation map from memory

Year One - Lesson 2

Day 3


In this lesson, we will step and speak the story

Reception - Lesson 3

Today finds you explaining steps in a process

Year One - Lesson 3

Day 4


In this lesson, .we will draw and describe the characters

Reception - Lesson 4

In this lesson, we will be using full stops 

Year One - Lesson 4

Day 5

In this lesson, we will write speech and thought bubbles 

Reception- Lesson 5

In this final lesson of the week, we will be retrieving information

Year One - Lesson 5                                                                                        

Topic Activities

In addition to the above activities, below are a few lessons for Understanding the World (Reception) which look at Healthy Eating. Year one will start to look at a Geography topic- London in the United Kingdom

Lesson 1


Reception - Lesson 1                               

Year One - Lesson1 

Lesson 2


Reception - Lesson 2  

Year One - Lesson 2 


Lesson 3

Reception- Lesson 3  .

Year One - Lesson 3


Science Activities

In addition to the above activities, below are a few lessons about Plants (these are based on Year One curriculum, but all Rubies can have a go!

Lesson 1


In this lesson we are going to learn about how to plant a bean

Lesson 1

Lesson 2


In this lesson we will learn about plants that grow on the wild

Lesson 2


Lesson 3

 In this lesson we will learning about deciduous and evergreen trees

Lesson 3

Music Activities

Lesson 1

Reception - People who help us: singing games                                                                                   

Year One- Notating songs

Lesson 2

Reception- More people who help us

Year One- Reading and writing rhythms

Lesson 3

Year One- Improvising rhythms


Religious Education

We will now be looking at the story of The Good Samaritan. You could watch it HERE or HERE

There are lots of resources on Twinkl and elsewhere online.  

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

  • Print out some sequencing pictures from the story and take a photo.
  • Learn a song like this one HERE
  • Re-enact it with small world figures
  • 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 care package or carry out an act of kindness for someone you know in need or simply to cheer them up
  • 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 Mash
PurpleMash - 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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