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Lockdown Stories – Penguin in Peril

Good afternoon everyone. Here’s the third of our lockdown stories – this time from the school library. This is ‘Penguin in Peril’ by Helen Hancocks. I hope you enjoy it!

Lockdown Stories – The Way Home for Wolf

This week’s story is The Way Home for Wolf – another one by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. Can you see any similarities between this and The Lion Inside? I think the illustrations in this book are beautiful. I hope you enjoy it!

Lockdown Stories – The Lion Inside

Because some of our children are in school and others are at home, we wanted something we could all share together. Each week for the rest of lockdown we’ll upload a new story, read from somewhere in school, so you can feel like you’re with us even if you’re not. Our first story is at The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright, illustrated by Jim Field. Enjoy!

Welcome Back to Children Returning 1st June

If your child is returning to school on the 1st of June, please share this short video to help them prepare for coming back. Many thanks.

Wrens Maths Activities

Hi all, I hope you’ve all managed to log on now to Active Learn, if not please email school. I will continue to allocate books and phonics games on here, so keep checking on it.

Here are some more maths activity ideas.

Maths Activity 1 – To develop add two single digit numbers using objects to help.

Adult – write some number sentences on pieces of paper.

For example –

3 + 2 =

5 + 2 =

5 + 4 = and so on.

Then your child could use their cars, play people, bricks etc to answer the number sentences given. You could keep changing the number sentences and make them a little more challenging.

See the picture below to help with this.

Math activity that uses toy cars and practices addition.


Maths Activity 2 – Numbers which are ‘More and Less Than’

For example – your child rolls 3 + 3 = 6. Ask your child to tell you a number which is more than 6. Then ask them to tell you a number which is less than this.

Maths Activity 3 – Use this online maths resource.

This site has some fun interactive maths resources, but has also got use useful files to download and print to use too.

Bye for now.

Mrs Marriott x


Coronavirus Updates

We have added a new HOME LEARNING tab to the main menu. Everything that we upload will also appear on the home page, but this tab organises everything by year group. Don’t forget to keep checking the “Ideas for Everyone” page too – there will be plenty of good suggestions appearing on there. Mrs Baird also has some tricks up her sleeve to support our health and wellbeing…

Please click the links below to read the latest updates from school around Coronavirus.

Sports Day 2020 Letter

Transition Update

Y6 Leavers Letter

Letter to Parents and Carers 02/07/20

Letter to Parents and Carers 18/06/20

Home Learning from 1st June

Arrangements for reopening on 1st June

Letter to Parents and Carers 22/05/20

Letter to Parents – Reopening

Letter to Families 20/04/20

Letter to Parents and Carers 01/04/20

Key Workers Letter

Closure Letter – including home learning and contact details during closure

Home Challenge Leaflet (whole school)

Home Challenge Leaflet (Y6)

School Closure Letter 19/03/20

Free Loan of Musical Instruments 18/03/20

Coronavirus Letter 17/03/20

We will continue to post letters and updates on the website as the situation develops.

Many thanks,

Mr Wirth

Online Safety

As you might expect, online safety forms a key part of our ICT curriculum; it’s undoubtedly one of the biggest issues facing our children as they navigate the modern world and become young adults.

To support the work we do in school, we’d like to point parents and carers towards some valuable resources. Please take the time to explore these links and to discuss online safety with your child. As ever, if you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us in school.

Parent Guides – these guides from National Online Safety are a fantastic way to learn about the latest games, trends, opportunities and risks online. We’ll also send out paper copies of these from time to time.

CEOP – CEOP is the National Crime Agency’s site dedicated to protecting children online.

NSPCC Online Safety – a useful bank of resources

Rotherham Power – Rotherham’s own online safety portal is really worth a read. It pulls together some of the best information available online.

Questions to Start a Conversation – click here to download the poster.

Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition

For the first time ever this year, we entered the Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition at the Climbing Works, Sheffield. Our qualification round was just before half term and what a day we had! The children were absolutely incredible on the wall. They had a great time learning a new sport and really impressed the staff at the centre. Although we didn’t make the finals this time, it’s clear that Greenlands has some future climbing talent. Well done everybody!

Robins get a special visit from Firefighter Laing

This week Robins are reading a book called ‘Dragon Post’.  The story is about a boy called Alex and his pet Dragon.  Unfortunately, the Dragon keeps burning objects and so Alex writes a letter to the Fire Service to ask for help.

Robins have been learning about the job of a firefighter and today, we were lucky enough to have a real life firefighter come to our classroom to visit us and to teach us about fire safety. Mr Laing made the afternoon a lot of fun and we even got to wear his helmet and have a go at using a fire extinguisher too!

Reading with Robins!

What a lovely way to start a day! Lots of grown ups reading to us and also listening to us read to them. This happens every Wednesday morning in our classroom and it is something we look forward to.   Here are a few photographs from last week.