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Code Playground Live

This is a fantastic coding resource that you can easily follow at home. You’ll need to open Scratch on your web browser and search for Code Playground Live on You Tube. It can be done on a PC or a tablet and the instructions are simple to follow. There are lots of different coding activities for you to try. I’ve linked one of the examples below but there are lots more.

Code Playground Live

Time to reflect maths investigation

I hope you’re all well and staying safe.


Here’s a maths investigation to have a go at.

Time to reflect maths investigation

Try this fraction work. We spent a lot of time looking at fractions earlier this term, let’s see what you can remember.

Two truths and a lie

Follow this link to have a go at a verb and adverb game.

Verbs and adverbs


Before we finished, I had plans to do some art with natural/recycled resources. I took inspiration from the picture below. Why not have a go at recreating something similar at home? You can take a picture and stick it in your work book to show me when we are back at school.

Take care,

Mrs Bratt


Cosmic Kids Yoga

Hello all,

I hope that everyone is keeping well. If you’re already feeling a bit stressed and need some time to unwind then here is a 10 minute suggestion to keep the kids entertained. Cosmic Kids Yoga is on You Tube and there are loads of videos for children to follow. You can just search ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ on You Tube or I’ve attached the link below to one of the exercises.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Take care,

Mrs Bratt


Ospreys Maths Game

Endless Noughts and Crosses


Good morning, I hope you’re all well. I’m sharing a simple strategy game of noughts and crosses. It’s a bit more tricky than the normal game so why not see how many strings of noughts or crosses you can get up to? If you don’t have any squared paper then you can draw a large grid using paper, a pencil and a ruler.

Click on the link to look at the rules or copy and paste the website into a new tab.

Endless noughts and crosses

Take care,

Mrs Bratt

Greenlands Landfill

Merlins and Ospreys have dug their own landfill on school premises!

They filled the landfill with different types of rubbish such as, milk cartons, plastic bottles, cardboard, tins, fruit cores and egg shells. The children then predicted what would happen to the items in a ‘rot or not’ exercise.

We plan to dig up the landfill in a month to check the results.



What a waste!

What a waste!

By Jessica and Callum (Ospreys)


Pupils in Merlins and Ospreys collected plastic over a week and put all of their plastic together in the Ospreys reading corner. Once it had all been collected, there was a mountain of plastic. We were shocked at how much plastic is being thrown away each week. We found that the majority of plastic was from packaging.

Here are some interesting facts that we’ve been learning about;
As plastic takes a very long time to decompose it is a big problem for the environment.
Every single square mile of the ocean contains 46,000 pieces of plastic.
At least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year. That’s similar to
emptying a garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute.
Each year an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used.

We need your help! Here are some ways that you can help;
Use re-usable bottles and lunchboxes.
Buy fruit and vegetables that are not packaged.
Have your milk delivered by a milk man in glass bottles.
Reuse plastic bags or use alternatives.


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Anston Greenlands Comic Con



Ospreys’ natural art

Ospreys took advantage of Wednesday’s good weather and created some Marvel and DC natural art. Can you work out which logo is for which superhero?


Merlins and Ospreys are Choccywoccydoodah!

What a fantastic start to the term we’ve had in Merlins and Ospreys. It’s only the beginning of our topic and we’ve already tasted lots of chocolatey treats.


Last Monday was our WOW day. The children worked on a carousel of activities – these included making and tasting some authentic Mayan hot chocolate, designing and making some fantastic Aztec masks, a chocolate quiz with blind chocolate tasting and a science activity where the children looked at how chocolate could melt and solidify. The afternoon saw the children taste a cocoa bean – they were surprised by the bitter taste. A poem/music making activity followed this and no wow day would be complete without a choco-latte dance – ask your children for a demonstration! We finished the day with hot chocolate and a story.


Last Wednesday, we had our visit from Carl who works for The Ministry of Chocolate. We all had such a fantastic day and got to learn so much about where chocolate comes from, the farming process, fairtrade and chocolate tasting. The children ended with making their own chocolate. They worked incredibly hard to become level 10 chocolatologists. Keep an eye out for your invitations to our chocolate masterclass where you will get to learn how to gain the same accolade!

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More mysterious murders!

It is with great sadness to inform you that there have been two more murders. Sir Michael Grove was the first to kick his clogs. His body was recovered by deep sea divers after being alerted to the scene by fishermen who recovered a number of strange items alongside the body of the former Minister for Education. The discovery of Grove’s body is being treated as suspicious. The timing of his death is unbelievable as he had just announced that he was cutting funding for local arts, dance and new author projects, closing small theatres, preventing all overseas performers from entering the country and closing all Youth Hostels and residential centres.

Nothing has been confirmed but there is something very fishy going on!

The second murder has come as something of a shock to the Greenlands community. Poor JJ Rowling, famous author of the Barry Potter books, has today been found dead at the bottom of a cliff close to Boggle Hole Youth Hostel near Robin Hood’s Bay. No one saw Ms Rowling in the hours before her death but she did tweet twice yesterday evening. The first tweet was information about her new book, all about a child who grows up in a lighthouse. The second was a bit more concerning. She tweeted “Late night at Boggle Hole – weird noises outside. Going to investigate. Wish me luck!”

A number of objects were found around her body, including:

  • A camera
  • A hammer collection including a gavel, a geological hammer and a reflex hammer
  • An English/French pocket dictionary
  • A ripped name badge with the letter C visible
  • A notebook with what appears to be the start of a new children’s novel

We have quite a lot of guilty looking suspects.

Claudia Winkletoes and Tess Weekly were said to be fuming about the funding cuts Grove made. Rita Snorer has even released a controversial song about the lack of financial support!

Theresa May-Nott and Margaret Hatcher have made no secret about their dislike for the politician.

Maybe Judge Pinder can explain where his gavel is? Or can Dr Stitch and Dr Blood explain their whereabouts on the night of the murders?

One thing is for sure. PC Solve, PC Crime and Detective Cell don’t seem to be doing much to solve these crimes. Does that put them in the frame?

Keep checking our website for more updates!