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Wednesday (20.05.20)

Good morning! Before I introduce today's work to you, I want to show you another picture. Yesterday we saw the videos that Eleanor's dad had sent us of the penguins in Antarctica. This is a photograph of Yohan's Nan on holiday on the South African coastline of Cape Town. Look what was on the beach!

These penguins don't live in the cold Antarctic - but on the warm beaches of South Africa. I know where I would rather be if I were a penguin!!


I also wanted to let you know that I went into school yesterday for the day and I started to sort out our classroom in the hope that we may be able to go back soon. I saw Shreya, Stephen and Fabian whilst I was there. They did some great work for me in school and it was lovely to see them all! Hopefully I will get to see the rest of you sometime soon.

Remember to take part in the daily Phonics lesson today and practise the new sound that is being taught. Yesterday we learnt the digraph, 'ph'. Can you read these words? Which ones are real and which ones are nonsense words?











We are not writing in our Literacy today. Instead we are going to be a reporter and use our speaking skills. We are going to research (that means find out about) a different polar animal today.

One that lives in the Arctic.

One that is big and furry and white.

The one that is Jacob's favourite animal.

Have you guessed it?

Yes. Today I would like you to think about the polar bear. Watch the video link below and see what you can learn about the polar bear.

* POLAR BEAR * | Animals For Kids | All Things Animal TV

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I would then like you to tell someone in your house all about polar bears. You could be like the famous English broadcaster David Attenborough. He has been on television a lot and loves telling us all about our living world. You will see a beautiful video clip below where he is talking about polar bears. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did!

Polar Bear Cubs Take Their First Tentative Steps | Planet Earth | BBC Earth

After four months of darkness, two Polar Bear cubs emerge from their arctic den and gaze out into their new world for the very first time. Taken From Planet ...

Now you have a go. Tell someone all the information that you have learnt about Polar bears. Can you remember what they look like, where they live, how they keep warm, what they eat etc? Maybe someone could video you and you could send a copy to me. I would love to see your reporting skills!


In Maths today, we are continuing with our work on measuring length.

Year 1 - Week 5 - Lesson 3 - Measure length (2)

This is "Year 1 - Week 5 - Lesson 3 - Measure length (2)" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

And for your final task of the day I would like you to have a go at sorting the animals on the sheet below. Do they live in the Arctic or the Antarctic? Cut the pictures and stick them in the correct set.  You may need to research a bit more to find out where some of them are from but don't worry if you can't do them all. If you are unable to print the pages out you can always draw your own sets into your Literacy books and write the names of the animals into the sets instead.