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Tuesday 21st July 2020

Today's blog has been written by Miss Copley and you can find it here.

Monday 20.07.20

For the last week of term, we are sharing our blog entries and activities: today's blog has been written by Mrs Bourdillon and you can find it here



Hello and welcome to Thursday!! Have you been enjoying the different themed days this week for your home learning? We certainly have in school.

Today’s theme is Castles!! Now I wonder…..have you ever visited a castle? Do you know who lives in a castle? Do you know any stories set in a castle?

Here is today’s warm up dance:

Activity number one for today is to make your own crown, maybe you want to be extra creative and make a sword or shield too. Here are some ideas to get you started:



The second activity is to create your own castle and write a story that starts ‘Once upon a time….’ Who will the characters in your story be? What will happen to them? What will the ending be? Maybe you would like to write it on some castle shaped paper!




Have a brilliant day and I cannot wait to see your crown creations and read your fabulous stories!!



ROOOARRR!! Today is all about DINOSAURS!!


Let’s start our day with a warm up:


I wonder….can you name any dinosaurs? What interesting facts do you know about this dinosaur? It would be fantastic if you could make a fact file about this dinosaur, here are some examples:

Watch an episode of Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs: can you spot the dinosaurs you named in the episode? Now it is time to get creative can you use objects from your home or garden, maybe you could even go on a walk to collect some different items, arrange them to make a dinosaur shape, just like this example.


Have you ever made salt dough? The ingredients you need for it are: salt, flour and water. Here is the recipe and the method: if you don’t want to make salt dough perhaps you could use some playdough?

Once your salt dough has been made can you make your own fossil? What is a fossil? Simply roll out your salt dough so it is nice and flat, then imprint a dinosaur (if you have one) or use your fingers or another suitable tool to make your own dinosaur.



Have a Roar-some day!!!




Today is SUPERHERO Day!

First of all, have a look at some of these classic superhero theme tunes to get you in the mood!


Now, every superhero needs a special mask to hide their identity! Can you make one using the idea below as a guide?

Once your mask is complete it’s time to become a real superhero! Can you dance along to these super songs?


Superheroes Unite

Just Dance Video:


The pictures below show the superhero activities you can take part in today. Choose as many as you like and have fun!

1. Build a trap

2. Make a potion

3. Small world or role play ‘Superheroes’.

4. Make a shield



We can’t wait to see what you get up to!



Ahoy Shipmates!


Everyday this week we are going to base our activities around a different theme!


First of all, can you read or watch the story ‘Penguins make bad pirates.


I wonder how you felt about that story. Did you like it? What was your favourite part?


Next, can you get musical? You can…
Become a pirate by singing this song:
Play Just Dance- Pirates
Listen to the silly pirate song.


Now, the pictures show the pirate activities you can take part in today. 

1.    Build a boat and test if it floats or sinks. 
2.    Build a pirate ship 
3.    Make a telescope
4.    Write a message in a bottle 
5.    Walk the plank! 



Choose as many as you like and have fun!


 We can’t wait to see what you get up to! 



It’s Friday!! Well done for making it through the week.


Today we have a nice fun challenge for you to kick off the weekend. We are going to look at farm produce!

Can you think of any items in your home that come from the farm? Do you own a warm woolly jumper? Did you have milk on your cereal this morning?

Today your task is to look around your home and find any items that may have come from the farm! (The fridge might be a good place to start).
Can you write a list of the items that you find and tell us what animal produced it?

I wonder what your favourite thing will be! Remember there are lots of different types of farms around the world too!

Have a look at the examples to help you think!



We look forward to seeing what you find!



When I was little, I hoped to be a teacher one day and I achieved my dream!
We would love to hear about what you want to be when you grow up! For your second task today can you draw a picture to show us?


Have a fabulous weekend



Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well today!


Today we are going to do some very exciting maths! We are going to create a pictogram! We use pictograms to see what is the most and least popular of something.


We are going to create a pictogram about the farm. Have a look at the worksheet attached. You could print it and cut and stick the animals or you could draw out your own version and use the worksheet as an example- it is up to you!


Then can you use your pictogram to decide on the most and least popular farm animals.

Below is some data we collected for you to use to help input your information.


Cat  4

Dog  5

Sheep  3

Pig  6

Goat 0

Cow 2

Horse 5


Your second task is to create a self portrait using different materials. Have a look at the example below to help you! I wonder if we can guess who is who!




Welcome to Wednesday (the middle of the week)!


Well I managed to pick out lots of CVC words from our music lesson yesterday! I wonder if you did too?


Today we are going to do some writing! And our writing today is going to be about all of our favourite subject… Ourselves!


Firstly, can you listen to and sing:


Isn’t it so amazing that we are all different and that we like different things! We have different interests, likes, dislikes, hopes and dreams.

Can you get a mirror and have a look at yourself- what makes you special and unique? Is it your hair colour? Maybe the colour of your skin? Can you speak a different language?

Today we would like you to produce a poster all about you! Have a look at the examples below to get some ideas!





Also, today could you make a farm animal using objects you can find around your home? Have a look at the pictures below to help you!



We can’t wait to hear all about you!

Have fun!



Happy Tuesday!


Today is an exciting day of the week because today we get to show off our musical talents!

For music today, we are going to explore stories and sounds.

The song is called ‘The bat and the cat’ and is sung to the tune of the ‘Farmer’s in his dell’. If you are not familiar with the song have a listen to the link below:

And here is an instrumental to sing along with..


We sing….

The bat and the cat are fat, the bat and the cat are fat,

Lets sing it all again, the bat and the cat are fat.

Then we are going to change the words to incorporate the sentences:

The pet I met got wet…

The pin and bin are tin…

The pot is not so hot…

The bug will tug the rug…


I wonder if you can pick out the CVC words in the song? E.g. ‘cat’ or ‘bat’. Could you write them down?


Have a fantastically musical day!  


Also, have a look at the Sports Day page. Can you practise the skills that Miss Flisher has set you?



Good morning and welcome to week 6 of Term 6! You have been working fantastically hard on your home-learning over the past few weeks and we are very proud of you all!

Now, are you ready for another week?


To kick off this week, today we would like you to play a little game of ‘hide and seek’ at home. Your task is to hide some toy animals and write some clues to help someone in your family find them!


You could write clues such as ‘take 10 steps across the garden’ or ‘open the second drawer’.


To get you in the mood, have a listen to this song called ‘hide and seek’


This task is all about testing your teamwork and communication skills as well as letting you practise your writing when making the clues! 


                                                                         Have a marvellous Monday!



It’s Friday!! Well done for making it through the week.


Yesterday you planned your own farm story, today it is time to start writing it! How will you start your story…think of different openers such as ‘One sunny morning….’ or ‘On a farm far, far away….’

Remember to use your finger spaces and full stops, and also read your work back to check it makes sense and that you haven’t missed any words out.

I cannot wait to read your wonderful stories.


After you have finished writing your story. I would like you to look at farms from different countries. Can you talk about the similarities and differences between them? Maybe you could even write a list of them. Do you know which countries different things are grown in? For example, where does coffee come from? Or even bananas?




Have a wonderful weekend!!



Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well today!


Wouldn’t it be great to spend a whole day on the farm? I wonder what would you do if you were a farmer for a day?

First of all watch this story:

Then I would like you to plan your own story about a day on the farm, maybe you will be the farmer or even an animal? Have a look at some ways of planning a story, it will be great to see which way you choose.







I wonder…what is your favourite farm animal? Do you know any interesting facts about this animal? Today I would like you to research your favourite farm animal, you may use books, an Alexa or the internet. Write down some facts, or make a poster about this animal. I cannot wait to see all the interesting information you find!


                                                                               Have a super day!



Welcome to Wednesday (the middle of the week)!


Wow, I don’t know about you but I loved the music yesterday and enjoyed getting active for our P.E. Today, I would like you to have a go at weighing objects. Don’t worry if you don’t have scales at home here are some balance scales that you can make yourself.


Once you have found, or made, your scales it is time to get weighing. Find some objects in your house and place them on the scales. Can you talk about these things when weighing: what has happened to the scales? Why has this happened? What does this tell you about the objects? Which is heavier which is lighter?

After you have been busy weighing, why not watch this episode of Numberjacks:


The second thing I would like you to do today is to get creative and make your own farm animal, here are some ideas:


 First of all plan what you are going to make, and which materials you are going to use. Next, get busy making! I can’t wait to see your creations


Have a fantastic day!



Hello, hello!!

Today it is time to get musical! First, start by warming up your voices and mouth by singing along to this song:

Next I would like you to play a game with others in your home, pass round a toy and say these words: “Jamaquack, jamaquack, jamaquack jive, jamaquack quacks when the clock strikes five, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


When you land on 5, the person who is holding the toy makes a sound and everyone else has to copy!


Now it is time to get active!! I would like you to either draw or make some large zig zag lines, they can be different sizes and even different styles for example you may have a curved zig-zag. Next, find a ball and move it along the lines, is it tricky? Once you have done this on each line use a bat to move the ball along each line making sure you keep it under control.


Have a super day!

Good morning and welcome to week 5 of Term 6, I cannot believe how quickly these weeks are going. How are you getting on with your home learning? It would be great to hear from you about how you are doing, or for you to send us some of the work you have been doing at home (which I am sure is amazing!).


Last week I read the story ‘What the Ladybird heard’ and whilst reading it I noticed the map of a farm. From the map it is very clear to see where the different animals are on the farm, can you describe where the different animals are? For example, the horse is next to the pond. Then, I would like you to have a go at drawing your own map of a farm, it may be one that you have visited, one you have looked at on the computer, or one of your own. Maybe you could write a set of instructions for the route to take around the farm.



Do you know this song?

Have a practise of singing the song, then maybe you could sing it on your own adding in different animals from the farm. Why not record yourself singing on a phone or tablet.


                                                                        Have a marvelous Monday!


I hope you have had a fantastic week of home-learning!

I LOVE STRAWBERRIES- I wonder what your favourite fruit or vegetable is?


Today I would like you to sort your favourite fruits and vegetables. Have a look at the video below…

Superfoods fruit and vegetables song to get you started.


Then, take a look at the picture below can you sort the fruits and vegetables into their own section? You could copy the names and have a go at drawing them too!

Good Luck!

Have a wonderful weekend and have lots of fun!

Hello there everyone! Wow, isn’t this week going quickly….

Today I would like you to get arty! I wonder if you can design and make your own tractor?


Have a look at this video to get some inspiration…



I wonder if you could write me some facts about your tractor too? How fast does it go? What does it do on the farm? Does it have any special features?


You could use building blocks/lego or junk modelling to make your tractor, or perhaps you would prefer to complete your design on paper using paint or pen! – the choice is yours!


We can’t wait to see all your great designs!


Have a fantastic day!!

Good morning, and welcome to the middle of the week!


I hope you are feeling happy and excited after yesterday’s music task!

Today, we are going to do some maths. Our maths task is to sequence and order familiar events.


As you know, we are taking extra care and attention of our health at the moment, one of the ways we are doing this is by washing our hands regularly.

I wonder if you could sequence the order for washing your hands!

Have a go at this game first:


Below is a sequencing activity for you. Can you cut and stick the pictures into the correct order? If you are unable to print you could draw your own (in the correct order).


Did you read the story of Farmer Duck last week? Whilst reading it we thought about how unkind it was of the Farmer to make the duck do all the hard work on the farm. We would like you to write a letter of apology pretending to be the Farmer. How will you start your letter? Will it be to or dear? Then think about what the Farmer is saying sorry for, what could he suggest to do to make the duck happier?


Have a fabulous day! 

Hello everyone, how are you today?

I hope you had a chance to get creative yesterday whilst making your baby animal posters! Today I have another creative task for you!

Firstly, can you listen and learn the song ‘The farmers in the dell’.

Have a look here:


Once you have practised the song your next task is to look for some objects around your home that you could use as musical instruments. Can you find objects that represent the sounds the farm animals make? I wonder what you could use to make the sound of a horse clip-clopping? What could you use to make the sound of a duck splashing?



We would love you to send us some videos or pictures of you and your instruments! We will try and guess what farm animals you have chosen!


Have a wonderful day


Good Morning, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

As you know we have been learning all about the farm! Today, I wondered if you could find out about the baby animals that live on the farm.

To get you started have a look at this video:

(The baby animal song)


Your task is to create a poster to show the different farm animals and their babies! I wonder if you could label them too! You can get creative with your poster, perhaps you could use colouring pencils, paint or maybe even some materials to collage.



We are really looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

Have a fab day!

It’s the end of the week! We have reached Friday, start today by having a little dance to this:

Yesterday, you listened to the story of ‘Farmer Duck’ and made your own puppets, which we must say were amazing!! Today can you use your puppets to retell the story? Maybe you could get someone else in your home to record you retelling the story using them.


For R.E today we would like you to listen to the Sikh story of: The milk and Jasmine flower Guru Granth Sahib:

After listening to the story I wonder if you could make your own Prem prashad biscuits to share with others Or…make welcome signs and invitations for other to eat the biscuits. Then, think about how it would make you feel if others came to share the biscuits with you.


Have a wonderful weekend and make sure you rest.

Hello everyone!! How are you all today?

This term our core text for Literacy is ‘Farmer Duck’. Today we would like you to listen to the story, or if you have the book you can read it.

Here is a link to the story read by Michael Rosen:

Once you have listened to the story, talk about the characters in it, then have a go at making your own puppets. Here are some ideas for different ways you can make your puppets, but if you would like a template follow this link:





Then we would like you to have a think about healthy eating, what foods do you know that are healthy or unhealthy? Can you start by making a list or sorting different food in your house? Then watch: and discuss what choices the boy made, were they good choices to make?

Next, we would like you to plan your own healthy plate of food. You may want to draw this, decorate a paper plate, or make it using playdough.


Have a fabulous Thursday!!

Good morning everyone and welcome to the middle of the week. How is your home learning going?

Today for Maths it would be great if you could to some work on finding one more and one less of numbers. Here are some ideas of ways you may want to practise this:

  1. Have a go at counting forwards to 20, and then backwards from 20 to 0.
  2. Make your own number line, and get someone to take a number away, can you work out by looking at the number that is one more and one less, what the missing number is.
  3. Count out some objects, and say how many you would have if you were given one more, or how many you would have if you gave one away (had one less).
  4. Write some number sentences to show one more and one less, for example 5 + 1 = 6, 6 – 1 = 5
  5. Sing some songs that count forwards or backwards, for example 10 green bottles, 5 little monkeys swinging from a tree.



After you have completed one of these activities, or one of your own, watch this episode of Number blocks about finding one more:


It was great to see your work on the life cycle of a chick on Monday. Today, can you have a go at creating some art work of chicks. Here are some ideas you can use, I really like the painting using a fork.


Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Hello everyone!! It was so lovely to see the beautiful work you did on the life cycle of a chick, well done!


Today, let’s start the day with something musical. First we would like you to play some copy-cat rhythm games. and

Next, find some instruments in your house (these don’t have to be real ones, it can be pots and pans and anything that makes different noises). Then play it and talk about the effect it makes, then play the different sounds altogether and talk about the sounds created now.


Then, let’s get active!! Why not set up your own ‘Sports day’ at home. You could have a go at running races, egg and spoon races, or even an obstacle course. There are even more ideas here, for how you and your family can enjoy sports together at home:

After you have done your ‘sports day’ maybe you could write about it for us.


Enjoy, and have a super day!!

Hello everyone!!


We hope you had a lovely weekend, wasn’t it lovely to see and enjoy some sunshine? It was much nicer than the cold, wet, rain we had at the end of last week.


Usually, at this time of the school year we would have some very cute, fluffy additions to the class. However, this has not been possible this year. Today, it would be great if you could learn about the life cycle of a chick. First start by watching this video about the life cycle of a chick:

Then have a go at drawing or writing about the life cycle, here are some ideas of ways you could do this:



The second activity we would like you do is to have a go at making your own farm building. You may choose to use Lego, bricks or do some junk modelling.




Have a fantastic day!

Hello there everyone!


although it is a bit cloudy today, we have had some lovely sunny weather recently! To celebrate this beautiful weather, I think we should have a sing- along.


Have a look at the clips below. We are going to practise some familiar songs. Can you guess what they’re about?... The Farm of course!!


This afternoon, why not continue to practise your ball skills? Has your catching improved? I have got much better at catching with one hand, can you?


Have a fantastic day!!

Good morning, and welcome to the middle of the week!

Did you listen to the animal sounds yesterday? I bet you guessed them all correctly!


I wonder, do you know where the different farm animals sleep on the farm? Does a pig sleep in a coop? Does a cow sleep in the sty?

Have a look at the ‘farm animal homes’ document below to find out.  


Today, I wonder if you could use some construction materials to make a home for a farm animal. You could use Lego, building blocks or maybe some junk modelling!


Have a great time designing your homes and I can’t wait to see what you get up too!




Hello everyone, how are you today?


As you know our topic this term is ‘On the farm’ so it made me wonder if you had ever been to the farm?

Perhaps you could have a look at this video to help you. Listen carefully to the sounds, can you guess what animal is making them?


Your task for today is to make a list of your favourite farm animals and draw a picture to go with it.




I am really looking forward to seeing your writing and wonderful pictures.


Have you been on Mathletics this week? If not don’t forget to have a go at some of the activities you haven’t tried yet.


Have Fun!

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to week 2 of Term 6!


Today, we would like you to do some Maths. Your task is to estimate different amounts (estimate means make a sensible guess!)

Have a look at this episode of Sesame Street called the ‘Estimation Vacation’ to get you started.


Your task…

1.Can you fill some jars/ cups or containers with different objects?

2. Can you take a quick look at the container and ‘estimate’ how many objects are inside?

3. Can you count how many objects there actually are?

Remember to record your results and send us some pictures!



We would also like you to explore different types of technology in your house. Perhaps you could take a photo using a camera, phone or tablet, or maybe you want to record your own video of something.


Have a wonderful day!

Hello there everyone! Wow, isn’t this week going quickly….

Today I would like you to get musical! Why not start by singing some nursery rhymes, or maybe even have a dance and a sing to one of your favourite songs. Then see if you can follow these two songs: and (this one makes me smile).

Then why not challenge the others in your house to a game of ‘Don’t clap this one back’!! Remember when you hear this one being clapped, put your hands behind your back!!


Then, let’s get those muscles moving and practise some throwing and catching, can you also roll a ball? What other ways are there of making a ball move?


Have a fantastic day!!

Good morning, and welcome to the middle of the week!

How did you get on with ordering numbers yesterday? I saw some children took on the challenge and went beyond 20, well done!!

Today, I would like you to focus on counting carefully. Remember when we count we need to say one number name for each object, so that our counting is accurate. Why not have a go at counting objects in the house, you may count the number of cars you have, or how many shoes each person in your home has, I wonder who has the most? Can you then write the numbers? If you are looking for a challenge why not see if you can count in 2s! A good way to do this would be to count socks or shoes.



Then I would like you to get creative!! Can you use different materials to make a mask of a farm animal? This video teaches you how to make some animals masks using paper plates:


Enjoy getting creative and don’t forget to send us a photo of you wearing your mask!!


Hello everyone, how are you today?


So, as I said yesterday it is now Term 6 and a new term means a new topic, and our new topic is…..‘On The Farm’.

We are going to be thinking lots about different animals and things that happen on a farm. Today I would like you to just have a think about this question….What do you already know about the farm? Perhaps then you would like to write the things you know, or create a picture. After you have thought of all the things you know about being on the farm, why not watch an episode of ‘Down on the Farm’ on Cbeebies:

(Click on the picture to follow the link)


 Today, I would also like you to have a think about our feelings, what are the different feelings we can have? Have a listen to this story called ‘The Worrysaurus’

(click on the picture to listen)

After listening to the story, can you remember the things that made him worry? What made him feel less worried? I would then like you to have a go at making your own ‘Worrysaurus’ using junk modelling, remember to have somewhere when you can put things inside. Then think about the things you could put inside to help you feel less worried.


 Have a wonderful day


Good morning, I hope you had a wonderful half term and enjoyed a little break away from your home learning. We are now in term 6! I cannot quite believe how fast the year has gone. There is a new home learning timetable for you with lots of activities to keep you busy through the day including phonics and handwriting.


Today for your home learning I would like you to practise ordering numbers 1 to 20. I know we have done this before, but remember the more we practise the better we get. If you are confident with 1 to 20, you can always challenge yourself to go further maybe you could order numbers 20 to 30!


First of all listen to the ‘Big Numbers’ song:

Then I would like you to have a go at writing your own number cards and then ordering them. Maybe you could think of a fun creative way of doing this (there are some ideas below).



Have you been on Mathletics recently? I can see lots of you have been working very hard on this and have got lots of certificates, which is fantastic! Have a little go at Mathletics this afternoon, remember to check your email as I sent you all your log-ins a couple of weeks ago.


Have a great day exploring Maths!


Today I would like you to have a go at subtracting numbers.

Firstly you can have a look at some singing number rhymes to get you started. 

First, write out the numbers 1-10 onto card, then separate them into numbers 1 to 5 and then 6 to 10. Next, chose a card from the higher numbers and a card from the lower numbers. Use some counters to help you make the big number (you can use anything you have at home, e.g. beads, buttons, pegs). Then take away the amount from the small number card. Lastly, write a number sentence to show what you have done.

I wonder how many subtraction number sentences you can write!

Have fun!


Good morning Wrens and welcome to Wednesday!


I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine, but also remembering to stay safe in the sun. If you need any tips about staying safe in the sun, click on the picture below.



Today for your home learning I would like you to take a look at your garden or outdoor space, perhaps you may even think about our outdoor area at school (here are some photos to remind you of it)




If you can, take a photo of it, or you could even draw or paint a picture. Then I would like you to think about the things that you like in the outside space, and maybe even the things that make it special and have a go at writing about them.



Have a lovely day and remember to stay sun safe!

Hello Wrens, how are you all feeling today?

First of all, I thought you could do a little bit of Zumba, I know how much you enjoy this and it makes us all smile laugh laugh


Then I thought, as the weather is so nice, you could spend some time exploring the outside. Why not have a go at some tree or leaf rubbings.

(click on the image to follow the video to see the equipment you will need and how to do it)


I love this idea, they have made a tree rubbing then used the leaf's from the tree to turn it into a tree craft.


Afterwards, why not have a go at reading this book:


(click on the image for the link)


Remember you can read any of the Big Cat phonics books for free:

Good morning my wonderful Wrens, I hope that you have all had a great weekend and enjoyed some of the lovely weather we had.

Today for your home learning I would like you to have a think about different fruits and vegetables. I wonder...what colour, shape, size are they? Do they have a stalk? Is there something inside them, such as pips?

Once you have thought of all of these things, could you write your own 'What am I?' riddle. Here is an example for you:

I am orange,

I am long and thin,

I grow in the ground.

What am I?

(It's a.....carrot)

Here are some more examples for you:

(click on the first picture to go to a video)


Make sure you use your best handwriting and the phonics sounds we have been learning, you may even like to decorate the page with lots of different fruits and vegetables. I cannot wait to read your riddles and have a go at guessing the fruit or vegetable you are describing.


Have fun!!

It’s Friday, Friday, the fifth day of the week!!


What are your plans for this weekend? I hope you have been getting out a little bit to enjoy the fresh air and explore areas near where you live.

Today the sun is shining, and it is a beautiful morning so I would like you to get a little bit active! First have a little dance to this song (click on the image)

Then, I would like you to have a go at practising your hand eye coordination. You may like to keep practising throwing, catching, throwing at a target, or even have a go at practising your batting skills. Maybe you could play a game with others in your home, teach them the rules, keep score and see who the winner will be!

Here are some ideas of skills using bats and balls:


Have a wonderful weekend and remember to keep safe.



The 'Pets of ABC Kahoot Quiz' is now live until 3pm today! To enter go to (or click the image above to take you there) and enter the game PIN: 01976613.

When asked to put in your nickname please put your first name, initial of surname and then your class e.g. John F Nightingales. Any entries without this type of nickname won't be accepted. One entry per person.

Let's see if the Wrens can win!

Good luck.  

Good morning my lovely Wrens!

How are you all? This week has gone very quickly for me and I cannot believe today is already Thursday! I have popped into school a few times this week and whilst on my way there I realised how I remember the way there without even having to think about it. Are there places you visit that you know the way to well? Today I have two home learning tasks I would like you to have a go at:

  1. Technology: See if you can find a place you visit often on google maps. I searched for the school. Can you then take a picture or screenshot of this?
  2. Maps: I would like you to have a go at making/drawing your own map. Below is an example of the map I made. I decided I wanted my map to look like a Pirate’s treasure map, so I used a tea bag to make it brown and then I ripped some of the edges. I then waited for it to dry and drew my map.

I cannot wait to see your maps!!

Hello Wrens!! I hope that you are all well and still busy with your home learning.


In our class we have lots of board games and I know many of you enjoy playing snakes and ladders, the spider game or the spotty dog game. We spent a lot of time talking about the importance of taking turns and understanding the rules of the game, which you all got very good at!

Today I was wondering if you could make up a game of your very own....this involves you using your communication and language skills, your creativity and imagination, your fine motor skills and your social skills.

Here are some examples for you:


Then teach others in your home how to play it, will you need to write a set of instructions and rules to help them? Will you need to make somethings for your board game?

If you get stuck for ideas, here are some templates you may like to use:


I cannot wait to see the games you have created and hopefully play them too 😊!


Good morning Wrens!!

Today is all about shapes! Which shapes can you already name? Can you remember learning about 3D shapes? Just to remind you….it was the lesson where I had some magical powers, and we compared flat and fat shapes. Today I would love it if you could learn some names of 3D shapes (you can follow some of the links below to help you), then go on a shape hunt in your home (this link here can help you if you get stuck Which shape do you find the most of?

Then you can have a go at writing some labels for each shape, if you are looking for more of a challenge can you describe the shape (how many faces does it have and what shapes are they?)

Enjoy shape hunting!!

Watch this episode of Numberjacks, which 3D shapes can you see and name?

Links to help you:

Explore shapes:


Dear ABC Families,

We have a very exciting project for you!  

You may have seen the national launch of the Church of England’s new #faithathome campaign – it was amazing. We want you to get involved!

There’s a song that has been written for the campaign for schools to record called ‘Looking for the Rainbow’ – it’s by Becky Drake from  - she is Chaplain at a school in Birmingham, and they have made this multi-screen video of their students singing it – watch at

The Church of England is about to launch a campaign to get 1000 schools to record this song in time for ‘Thank a Teacher Day’ on the 20th of May.

What do we need you to do?

  1. Have a look at the lyrics and audio file below and learn the song- ‘Looking for the Rainbow’.
  2. Put on your purple school jumper or polo t-shirt (we all need to look the same and represent our wonderful school together).
  3. Record yourself singing the song with the backing track. Have a look at the example schools’ video to see how you should look in yours).
  4. Send your finished recording to Miss Sutherland at by Friday the 15th May. Please Note: you may have to record your video in sections, if the file is too big it will not attach to the email. Perhaps you could do verse 1 and the chorus and then verse 2 and the chorus.
  5. In your email to Miss Sutherland, please copy and paste the following: I consent to the attached video being shared on the school website, on social media platforms and as part of the Looking for a Rainbow Project. I consent to my child’s first name only being published.  I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time by emailing the school office on
  6. Have fun singing, be proud of your achievement and wait for your fabulous feedback!

This is a thrilling challenge and we are so excited to see your amazing entries!

Kind regards,

Miss K Sutherland

Hello Wrens! I hope you are all well and had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the sunshine, today has been very chilly in comparison.

Today I would like you to get moving! I would love it if you could move like different wildlife we can find in the garden.

So.….put on some music and off you go, can you wiggle like a worm? Waggle and buzz like a bee? Flap like a bird? Or even hop like a rabbit?

There are some links to songs below and you can also find three episodes to BBC let's move which focuses on minibeasts!

Have fun!

Busy Feet 'It's Warm Up Time'

Bug'n Roll

What a beautiful Wednesday morning it is, fingers crossed it stays this warm and sunny for the long weekend.

We have been learning at home for a little while now, and I was thinking of all the new things I have learned to do and had to get used to. I was wondering is there something new that you have learned to do since learning at home?

Today, why don't you have a go at learning a new skill, is there something you have always wanted to learn to do?

Here are some ideas of skills that could help others in the house, you could learn to: sort the washing, put the washing in the machine, lay the table for dinner (how many forks, knives, plates, cups do you need? Are they all the same size?), can you fold some clothes or learn how to hang them up.


Perhaps your new skill could be: drawing, learning some sign language, learning a dance, learning words to a song, learning to tie your shoes.

There are some other ideas of a new skill you would like to learn for yourself here:


Maybe you could take some photos or a video of the new skill you have learned and email them to me or upload to Tapestry.



Hello Wrens, today is Tuesday.


Yesterday, I asked you to name different Minibeasts. Did you learn the name of a Minibeast you did not know before?

For your home learning today I would like you to spend some time sitting quietly and still (a bit tricky sometimes I know). I would like to you to look at all the different wildlife you can see around you. You may like to spend some time sitting in the garden, on your balcony, looking out of the window, or even when you are out on a walk and just look at all the wonderful wildlife around you. Then I would like you to make a poster of all the things you have seen. To help me remember I wrote a list when I was sat outside, in case I forgot any of the things I had seen.


Have fun I wonder who can spot the most.....


Dance: Bugs and Crawly Things

Hello Wrens, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

What did you get up to? On Saturday, I went for a long walk it was over 9 miles (my legs really hurt afterwards)! Whilst I was on my walk I spotted lots of different Minibeasts. I saw: lots of flies, bumble bees, ants, butterflies, and I even saw a bird with a worm in its mouth.

Today, for your home learning, I would love it if you could find out some information about minibeasts.

On Cbeebies there is a great programme called 'Minibeast adventure with Jess', here is the link:

Can you name different minibeasts? Can you draw some? Can you write me some facts about Minibeasts, for example....'A spider has.....legs' or... 'A caterpillar turns into a …..'

You could even have a go at the ladybug craft idea I found on the Maidstone Museum website. There are also some wonderful Minibeast themed ideas on:

Or maybe you will go on your very own minibeast adventure and write down the names of those that you see.

Happy Minibeast Monday!


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Good morning Wrens, today it is Friday!

Usually at school on a Friday we would have a music lesson. So, today at home I wondered if you could have a music lesson of your very own. This is what I would like you to try and do:

1) Teach your family the 'hello song' and sing it with them (have a look on Tapestry for the video to remind you of the words and tune).

2) Listen to 'BINGO' (youtube video below for you). Sing along, dance, stamp, makes lots of noise!!

3) Make a musical instrument of your own. I found lots of different objects in different rooms in my house that I thought I could use. I then made my very own shaker and a set of castanets (see pictures below).

4) Use your new instrument to perform a song to everyone in your house.

5) You may want to write a list of the objects you used to make your instrument.


Have fun getting musical!!


Hello Wrens


Yesterday, you looked at the things plants need to grow. Today, I would like you to think about the different parts of a plant. There is a video below, with a very catchy song!! There is also a story that you can find on: called 'Plants for dinner', have a go at reading this.

 Perhaps you could go outside and look at some plants, can you name the different parts? You may want to take photos of each part or record a video of you naming the different parts.

If you wanted to record the different parts of a plant, then here are some ideas:



Parts of a plant

There is an exciting competition for you to take part in. As a school we have been asked to design a banner to celebrate and say thank you to our NHS staff and other key workers.

You need to design your banner and then ask your adult to send a picture of your art work with your full name, age and school details to .

Please see the PDF attachment below for your design sheet. Closing date is Friday 8th May.

Good morning my wonderful Wrens!

Yesterday was Monday, and Miss Sutherland set you all the challenge to learn the days of the week. If yesterday was Monday, what day is it today? What day is it going to be tomorrow?


Today the weather is very different to the beautiful Spring sunshine we have had. There is a saying that goes: 'April showers bring May flowers'...which brings me nicely onto the home learning for today! I would like you to find out: what do plants need to grow?

I found a Charlie and Lola episode about growing that you can watch:


Then perhaps after you have watched it you can let me know what they need to help them grow. There are some ideas below on how you can present it.

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to send me your work on Tapestry or to our class email address.

Hello Wrens and happy Friday!

I hope you have all had a good first week 'back' to home learning. I have had lots of lovely emails this week and it is nice to be in contact with you all. I understand you have all been trying so hard to do learning at home, and I am very proud of you all for having a go!

Today, I would like you to get active! In our P.E lessons we were learning how to throw, roll, bounce and catch balls. I wonder if you could practise these skills at home. Can you catch with two hands? Can you catch with one hand? Can you throw a ball up in the air, clap, then catch (we did try this once)?

Can you count how many times you catch the ball? Maybe you could see how many times you can throw and catch a ball in 1 minute? Write down your scores and have a competition with someone in your family, I wonder who will be the winner!

Have fun and have a lovely weekend.


Remember to warm up before you start getting active. Here is the 'Freeze Dance'.

Today, Thursday 23rd April 2020 is St George's Day.

St George's Day is celebrated by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint. Some of the countries that celebrate the date include: England, Canada, Greece, and Portugal.

This link from Cbeebies will help you learn a bit more about St. George's Day and what people do to celebrate this day:


Why not have a go at making a dragon? Or you could make a shield and sword just like St. George had? Maybe you could make the England flag? There are some ideas below!



Saint George and the Dragon

Welcome to Wednesday Wrens!

Today, in Maths let's have a look at counting and naming numbers. I wonder can you count from 0 to 20, and then back from 20 to 0?

Here is a link to a lesson to help develop your counting skills: : 


Remember to look on Tapestry to see the examples of activities I have added to help you practise writing numbers, ordering numbers and counting amounts!

Have fun, and remember to use your careful counting finger when counting objects to help you say one number name for each object.

Number song 1-20

 Good morning, it's a lovely morning! Good morning, what a wonderful day!


Click on the 'Weekly Home Learning' page (at the top of this page) and here is our weekly home learning timetable. This tells you all of the activities we would be doing if we were in school. On Tapestry, Miss Sutherland and I will then be uploading instructions on how to do one of these activities each day.


Happy home learning smiley

Farmer Plants the Seeds Song

What do seeds need in order for them to grow? Can you write a list?

Can You Plant a Bean Song and Dance

Uh oh....this one gets very fast, can you keep up?

Good morning my wonderful Wrens!

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter break and enjoyed eating lots of chocolate (I certainly did!).


Today is the start of Term 5 and our new topic is 'In The Garden'.


I would like you to listen to the story of Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French (link below). When you are listening to the story think about these questions: Can you name the vegetables that Oliver finds? Do you like the vegetables in the story? Do you know how seeds grow and what they need?


I would then like you to make me a picture of a garden, it can have anything you like in it. I can't wait to see all your fantastic pictures (remember you could; draw, paint, collage, cut and stick from magazines or catalogues).



Oliver's Vegetables By Vivian French

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Good morning Wrens, today is the last day of Term 4!! Today we would have been doing lots of Easter related activities such as; decorating a boiled egg, an Easter egg hunt (luckily we did that before school closed!), making cards and decorating salt dough shaped eggs. I know we are not in school but perhaps you could try some of these fun activities at home.


I wanted to say well done to you all for working so hard with your home learning, I have seen some amazing pieces of work! So now it is time for you to have a rest over the Easter break.

Enjoy, stay safe and don't eat too many chocolate eggs!!

Ideas of Easter crafts

Vegetable soup

Don't forget it is important to stay healthy and to do exercise daily. Perhaps you could teach your family the dance we have to this song. Remember it is 1, 2, 3, 4 little steps!

Lilo & Stitch - He Mele No Lilo

Can you remember the dance to this song? Maybe you could perform it for your family or teach them the dance.

Hello Wrens! I hope you are all well.

Yesterday I was writing my shopping list and thought that it had been a few days since I had last written anything by hand, oops! I don't know about you but a lot of my writing these days is on a computer, my phone or Ipad (which of course are great tools for writing). Today I wondered if you could do some handwriting: maybe you could have a go at practising your handwriting in your little red books that we sent home with you, or maybe you could help write a shopping list at home, or I have put some games up to help you practise but remember to have a go with a pencil/pen/crayon/chalk as well!

laugh Remember...... practise makes perfect laugh


Web links:


Correct letter formation (remember to practise UPPERCASE and lowercase letters):


Good morning Wrens, it is the first day of a new month today, do you know what month we are in now? Do you know what people call the first day of this month? Whilst we have been off school I have been enjoying reading, I am currently reading all of the Mary Poppins books, they are so imaginative and I always find it so interesting to read a book that has been made into a film and making comparisons. I love the film and all the fabulous adventures they go on, but the books have so many more!

I hope you have been finding time to read too! I was wondering could you tell me a little bit about a book you have been reading? I have uploaded a template for a book review and filled one in as an example (I am sure you will not be surprised about the book I have chosen, as I love to read this one to you all)

Please send me some of your completed book reviews so I can share them smileyOr you could send me a photo/video of you reading your favourite book.


Happy reading and don't forget this.....

Hello Wrens laugh!!

What strange weather we had this weekend, some bright spring sunshine, some hail, rain and even some SNOW surprise!! Did you see it? Can you name any other types of weather? Maybe you wrote about it in your diary.


I found this game to help you think about the weather:

And there are some great nursery rhymes on about weather too.....'I can sing a rainbow' 'I hear thunder' 'Doctor Foster' 'It's raining it's pouring' 'Incy Wincy Spider' 'We're marching in our wellingtons' (I have noticed lots of these are about the rain! Can you find any about a different type of weather?)


This week we were going to be learning about money in maths. We were going to be naming the 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins. I wonder if you could practise this at home?

Here are some ideas of activities you could do:

-Sort the coins.

-Play: or.... or....

-Set up a toy shop and write prices for the toys, can you have a go at making the values?

-Coin rubbing: put a coin under a piece of paper and go over it with a pencil or crayon.


Morning Wrens, it's Friday.....are you going to have fish and chips today?


This week in maths we were going to be learning about capacity this means; the amount something can hold.

These are some of the words we can use when exploring capacity:

nearly full, full, half full, nearly empty, empty.

We often use these words at milk time when we compare the amount of milk we have in our cup to others on our table.


I wonder can you explore capacity at home, it may be talking about how much drink you have in a cup? Or how much water in the sink? Have a practise of using some of these words to talk about capacity.


Here are some links to give you a helping hand: (Page 28-29) (there is a little video and a game where you need to order by capacity).

Pinterest also have some great ideas!


This is also a lovely idea I saw incorporating art and maths:



I wanted to share Erin's wonderful art work she did using objects she found in the garden. Thank-you for sharing these with us Erin. Can you guess the animals she has made?

Hello Wrens and welcome to Thursday!

I was thinking this morning how much I miss saying 'hello' and 'good morning' to you all, this then led me to think how many different ways there are of saying 'hello', can you say hello in another language?

I found this lovely song to teach us:


Challenge: Do you know another way? Can you write it? Which countries speak which language?


Maybe you could have a go at one of these online puzzles


Can you name the building/landmark and where it is? Have you seen any?




Today is 3 (three) days of school being closed, and I am wondering which number we will reach by the time it opens again. This got me thinking about counting and all the fun we have counting in class, here are some links for you to practise your counting at home, remember to practise counting forwards and backwards (you can practise this with one of our favourite songs: '5 little monkeys swinging from a tree' careful of the quiet crocodile!!). Also I wonder if you count objects at home, for example how many cars do you have? Or how many shoes? Maybe you could make a number line or record your findings. HAPPY COUNTING smiley (a game for you to play) (1 to 20 song)

If you would like to listen and interact with a story the 'Bookstrust' website is a great one, this is where you can find the 'Every bunny dance' story which we have listened to in class, remember to click on the stars and the light bulb at the top to get you thinking about the story.

This is also another great story where you can choose which language you would like to listen to the story in:

Hello Wrens and welcome to our class blog!

As of yet we do not know how long we will be off school for, that's why we have made you a pack of work and given you ideas of some great websites. We really want you to continue with all the great progress you have made so far this year, so please do all you can to continue your learning at home smiley


You will have seen today that we are adding lots of lovely things to Tapestry, this will happen daily and will consist of; a daily phonics lesson and a fun maths/Literacy/PE/Music activity. Also please login to Tapestry at 3.15 each day for story time with either myself or Miss Sutherland, if you want to read us a story that would also be lovely. 


Today is a beautiful sunny day and as I sat outside I enjoyed looking around at all the signs that Spring is on it's way. I wonder if you can spot any from your window, garden, or when you are out and about. Please email them to our class email so I can add them to our blog so everyone can see.

Have a listen to this Peter Rabbit story about springtime:


Remember to keep safe and keep smiling!


smiley SUNSHINE!!! smiley


I don't know about you, but waking up and seeing the sun shining makes me happy and it makes me very excited to go and spend a bit of time outside.


Today I saw this great idea that combines the outside, animals and art! I wonder if you could have a go at home....



Please email me any shadow art you do