# Tuesday 26th January

While learning from home, you should be aiming for at least 20 minutes reading per day. This can be any type of text – fiction book, non-fiction, comic, newspaper, etc. A reading comprehension on ‘The Squirrel’ has been included with this blog for you to complete if you wish.

Don’t forget to join the class story time at 2:15pm today. You have been sent a link via Parentpay. It has been lovely to see everyone at our previous story times.

## Phonics

Today we are learning about the split digraph ‘a-e’ which can be found in words like cake, spade and name. Below are some videos to watch going through some ‘a-e’ sound words.

Mr Thorne and the a-e Split Digraph - YouTube

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /a-e/ - YouTube

Talk about the ‘a-e’ sound.  Can you say the sound?  Can you read the ‘a-e’ sound words: lake, gate, same and maze? Look at the activity sheet attached to this blog and fill in the missing words and letters. Can you write a sentence with one of the words in it?

## English

Today we would like you to write a fact file about birds. There are two video clips for you to watch and there is also an information file attached to this blog. Alternatively, you can do your own research.

What are birds? - BBC Bitesize

What are birds? | Primary Biology - Animal Types - YouTube

What are the main features of all birds?  How do they feed their young? Are they warm blooded or cold blooded? What interesting facts did you find out about birds? Write down what you have learnt. You can use the lined paper attached to this blog or write in your home learning book. Remember to include a title and subheadings, put information in sections and include some pictures if you can.

## Maths

Today, we would like you to practise some of the skills that we have been learning over the last term. Our focus today is on recognising the numbers 1 to 20 and there are links to learning videos below. You can either:

1. Practise counting numbers between 11 and 19 by finding a group of 10 and counting on.

To count from 1 to 19 and match pictorial and abstract representations of these numbers (thenational.academy)

or

2. Practise comparing numbers to 20.

To compare numbers to 20 (thenational.academy)

Sheets for the independent activity highlighted in each video have been attached to this blog. You could also practise writing the numbers 11 to 20 correctly either in your home learning book or using the activity sheet included in this blog.

## Art

This week you have a choice of art activities:

1. You can use the template and instructions attached to this blog to make a flapping bird model. You could decorate it in the style of Romero Britto.
2. You can draw or make a model of your favourite animal. Think carefully about the colours you use. You might want to use bright colours to make it stand out like a Romero Britto picture. Alternatively, you could use natural colours so it is like the actual animal.

As always, if you need help with any of these activities, please do not hesitate to contact us via the class email address.