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Friday 29th 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. 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 ‘o-e’ which can be found in words like home, nose and bone. Below are some videos to watch going through some ‘o-e’ sound words.

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

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /o-e/ - YouTube

Talk about the ‘o-e’ sound.  Can you say the sound?  Can you write the sound? 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?


Today we would like you to create your own animal and write about it.

Start by drawing a picture of your animal. What type of skin covering does it have? Has it got hair/fur, scales, feathers or something else? What colour is it? If it has legs, how many legs does it have? What is your animal called?

Now write some sentences to describe your animal in your home learning book or on some lined paper. Here are some other questions to consider:

1. What animal group does your animal belong to? Is it a mammal or a reptile or a bird or a fish or an amphibian or a minibeast?

2. What will your animal eat? Is it a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore?

3. Will your animal come out during the day (diurnal) or at night (nocturnal)?

4. Where will your animal live (its habitat)? Is it somewhere hot or cold? Does it live on land or in water?

Please remember to send photographs of your pictures and writing to the class email address for us to see.


Today, we will be continuing to learn about 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 2) (

A copy of the task is attached to this blog.


For ICT, please log on to Purple Mash. Some 2Dos have been set. There are some science quizzes for you to do and you can also draw your own animal or use the swirly tool on 2Paint A Picture to create some artwork.