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Thursday 28th January

Here are today’s home learning tasks.


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. If you need more reading books, please let us know via the class email address. A reading comprehension has been included with this blog for you to complete if you wish.

You can also visit the Oxford Owl website and access books online . The login details are: 

Username: willow101

Password: pupil


Today we are learning about the split digraph ‘i-e’ which can be found in words like line, bike and slide. Below are some videos to watch going through some ‘i-e’ sound words.

i-e split digraph - Mr Thorne Does Phonics - YouTube

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /i-e/ - YouTube

Talk about the ‘i-e’ sound.  Can you say the sound?  Can you write the sound? Look at the activity sheet attached to this blog and practise reading the words and finding the right picture. Can you write some sentences using some of the words on the sheet?


Today we are learning about British birds. This weekend is the start of the Big Garden Birdwatch and we thought it would be good to think about the birds that we might see in the area around our local area. Look at the Powerpoint attached to this blog for information about some garden birds. You can also find some useful information on the RSPB website. Alternatively, you can do your own research. A link to the webpage about different bird calls is attached below.

We would like you to write a fact file about some of the birds. There are two new words today: diurnal and nocturnal.  Diurnal animals are active during the day and sleep at night. Nocturnal animals are active at night and sleep during the day. There are bird information cards and a report template attached to this blog. You could also use your own report format if you like.

We would also like to draw your attention to The Big Schools Winterwatch Live Lesson which is being broadcast at 11am today by the BBC. Whilst it is aimed at Key Stage 2 children, some parts of it will be relevant to the things we have been learning about. You can follow this link for more information: Have fun!


In school we are going to make bird feeders. Below are some links which tell you how to make different bird feeders. Birds require high-energy (high-fat) foods during the cold winter weather to maintain their fat reserves to survive the frosty nights. Use only good-quality food and scraps. Once you establish a feeding routine, try not to change it as the birds will become used to visiting your garden at set times.

You may be interested that different birds are attracted to certain foods. Below are some of the things different birds like to eat:

Greenfinch, blue tits – sunflower hearts                Sparrows, woodpigeon, collared dove – large grains

Woodpeckers, starling – fat balls and peanuts      Robin, thrushes – mealworms and live foods

Please remember to send photographs of anything you make to the class email address.


Today, we would like you to practise the ‘Make Ten’ strategy when subtracting from a teen number. Watch the learning video below and complete the independent task.

To use the 'Make ten' strategy to subtract a 1-digit number from a teen number (Part 1) (

A copy of the task is attached to this blog.


Get active with this 5-minute workout from Joe Wicks:

Alternatively try one of the Cosmic Kids Yoga sessions:

Now teach your family an exercise routine. Can you explain what they need to do? Can they follow your instructions?