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Ruby Learning Projects 11th Jan

Dear Rubies,

Well done, you've all finished your first week of Home Learning!

I have heard from some of you all about what you have been doing to keep busy, and I've loved seeing each and every photo and video- thank you! Some of you have been following the Oak online lessons and particularly seemed to enjoy the story, 'The Noisy House'. It has been really helpful to see photos of your writing, story maps and number work. I can see progress in many of your efforts, so well done!

Some of you have been enjoying the outside too......and indoors, you've been baking!

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, Science and History. The Music, RE and Fitness I have left the same as I felt there was plenty of content to fill another week!

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     'oo'  (last week we looked at the long 'oo' sound, as in moon, hoot. This lesson focusses on the short 'oo' sound as in book, foot.                                                                                                        
Lesson 2    'ar'
Lesson 3    'or'
Lesson 4    'ow'
Lesson 5   'oi'

Daily Maths Activities

This week, we will continue work on adding and subtracting for Reception, and Year one will continue to work with numbers to 20. 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 using a ten frame to count on when adding. This is a tricky but useful skill (rather than re-counting again from 1)

Reception - Lesson 1

In this lesson we will be comparing and ordering 2 numbers within 20.

Year One - Lesson 1

Day 2


In this lesson, we will be using a number track to count on

 Reception - Lesson 2

In this lesson we will be identifying what happens to numbers in patterns that increase and decrease by 1 or 2 each time.

Year One - Lesson 2

Day 3


In this lesson, we will be understanding subtraction as 'take away'

Reception - Lesson 3

In this lesson we will be finding half and double of numbers to 20

Year One - Lesson 3

Day 4


In this lesson, we will be continuing part 2 of yesterday's lesson.

Reception - Lesson 4

In this lesson we will be learning about even and odd numbers- 'fair' and 'unfair' numbers.

Year One - Lesson 4

Day 5


In this lesson, we will be adding and subtracting using a number track. 

Reception - Lesson 5

In this lesson we will consolidate all the learning about numbers to 20- they'll be some writing numerals, odering them, halving etc.....  Next week we move onto some addition and subtraction.                                                                                   

Year One - Lesson 5

Daily English Activities

These English lessons are fun activities which will continue the work already completed for the story, 'The Noisy House' for Reception and Instruction Writing for Year Ones. By the nd of this week, you will have a finished product. Please send me videos or photos of your completed stories or instructions, 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 recycling a Nursery Rhyme to make it our very own!

 Reception Lesson 1

 In this lesson we will be learning how to b'ox up' our instructions to hep la\ter in the week....

Year One Lesson 1

Day 2


In this lesson, we will recycle the story The Noisy House, to make our own version.

Reception - Lesson 2

Using your boxed up plan, this is part one of three lessons where we will spend time writing the instructions over a few days....

Year One - Lesson 2

Day 3


In this lesson, we will be joining in to retell the new version of the story.

Reception - Lesson 3

Today finds you completing part 2....

Year One - Lesson 3

Day 4


In this lesson, you will find yourself 'stepping' the story like last week- using movements and actions to talk thorugh the story.

Reception - Lesson 4

In this lesson, you will complete part 3....

Year One - Lesson 4

Day 5

In this lesson, we will independently retell the story- please send me photos or videos of the finished performance!!

Reception- Lesson 5

In this final lesson of the week, you will conclude and perform your set of instructions! Please photograph or video the results!

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 Transport- perfect for our Learning Journey for this term. Year one will start to look at the History of how toys have changed- they'll be experts at this!

Lesson 1


Reception - Lesson 1  Comparing trains from past and present                             

Year One - Lesson1 How have toys changed- part 1

Lesson 2


Reception - Lesson 2  Why do people use trains?

Year One - Lesson 2 How have toys changed- part 2


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 which materials float or sink.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2


Which materials are absorbent?

Lesson 2


Lesson 3

This lesson will focus on which material is best for different objects.

Lesson 3

Music Activities

Lesson 1


Reception - Walking on my Street                                                                                          

Year One- Understanding pulse

Lesson 2

Reception- Sitting on the bus


Year One- Creating simple patterns

Lesson 3

Reception- Getting on the train


Year One- Understanding how sound is represented by symbols

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!  

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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