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Week commencing 6th July

Hello Merlins!

Gosh, I can’t believe how quickly this term has gone! With less than two weeks to go, please continue to make use of the Oak National Academy learning activities on offer and your Active Learn games. The weather is due to change for the better this weekend so make sure you get out in the garden or visit your local park for some much needed warm, fresh air.

Have a good week.

Mrs Farrimond

Summer Home-learning Tasks (week 10)

Good afternoon Merlins,

I hope you have all had a great weekend, although the weather has certainly took a turn for the worse – it’s fre-freezing!

For this week’s home learning tasks, I would like to you to continue to use the lessons on the Oak National Academy website. In maths, developing an understanding of clocks is the main theme this week, consolidating telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes, moving on towards the nearest 1 minute and by the end of the week being able to use different durations of time to find starting and finishing times.

In English, the theme is on composition with a particular focus on poetry at the beginning of the week. By the end of the week, I would like you to create a poem about something that is ‘special to you’. I look forward to reading your own ‘special’ poem.

There is a variety of foundation subjects to choose from this week. For instance, in PSHE the focus is about George Floyd and the catalyst for change and the Geography and Science links focuses on water and the mild weather in the UK.

Well done again to all those children who are continuing to complete the tasks on Active Learn. I have uploaded some more maths, spelling and grammar games for this week and please continue to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and reading your special poems.

Stay safe and warm!

Mrs Farrimond

Merlins’ home learning tasks – week beginning 22nd June

Hello Merlins,

I hope that you are all keeping active and staying safe.

For this week’s learning, please continue to use the National Oak Academy learning for maths and English. For those who prefer to use the Active Learn resources I have uploaded some more tasks to your account. Additionally, the BBC Bitesize and WhiteRose maths also have superb learning resources available to view.

Finally, please make every effort to continue your daily reading and not forgetting practising your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

It’s going to be a lovely week this week so why not make the most of it and complete some of your Greenlands 50 things activities. The Woodland Trust website also has some fantastic nature activities for you and the family to do in the garden.

Take care and enjoy the sunny weather ahead.

Mrs Farrimond

Week beginning 15th June

Good Afternoon Merlins!

Well done to those who have continued to send me photos and snapshots of the amazing work you have produced over the last few weeks. It really does make me so proud of how you’ve grown to be independent learners.

I am still in the process of contacting you all. Please don’t worry if you haven’t heard from me yet. Your time will come!

This week I would like you to continue the lessons on Oak National Academy website. Additionally please have a go at this week’s Whiterose Maths for an extra challenge.

I have also put on some extra reading, maths and spelling games on Active Learn for those who prefer this learning resource.

If you loved reading the book ‘The extraordinary colours of Auden Dare’ then please check this book out ‘A whisper of horses’ by the same author (Zillah Bethell). It is a MUST READ! I cannot put it down. Thank you Ava for the recommendation!

Finally, please continue to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

Have a good week,

Mrs Farrimond


Week beginning 8th June…

What a week! I am blown away by the quality of work that has been emailed to me this week. Outstanding!

This week I would like you to continue using the National Oak Academy home learning tasks as well as the reading resources available on Active Learn.

I have also updated TT Rockstars and have added some new timetables to particular groups who have requested this. Please look out for this week’s Whiterose Maths home learning which is all about equivalent fractions.

Spellzone is a fantastic website to use for investigating different spelling patterns. Please see below the link. It also gives you a list of words to practice when using a particular spelling rule. I have also uploaded the Year 3 and 4 spelling list for you to learn.


Word List Year 3 & 4!


I am making my way through phoning you all so if you have not heard from me yet. Don’t panic! I will be in touch…

Mrs Farrimond

Welcome back Merlins!

Good afternoon Merlins!

I hope you have had a lovely half term break and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Remember that we would like you to use the National Oak Academy for your learning from now on. Please email me if you have any queries or questions about this.

Please keep practising your times tables on TT Rockstars and there are still lots of activities on Active Learn to complete – especially the reading books! I have noticed that there are a number of children who haven’t logged onto the Bug Club challenges on Active Learn so please remember that this is a really useful resource for you to use to develop your reading skills. Finally, I’d love to hear from you about what you’ve been up to so please do not hesitate to email me. Missing you all dearly.

Keep in touch,

Mrs Farrimond

Adventure and nature challenges

If you are looking for adventure then look no further than Pawprint Badges. They have an array of free activities and challenge packs available to download for you to carry out. Many activities can be completed indoors as well as outdoors. You can even collect a badge (at a cost – it’s optional) after each challenge. Click on the link below.

Have fun exploring!

Summer Term – Week 5

Hi Merlins,

I was completely blown away by the lovely, thoughtful message and photo of you all I received over the weekend. It made my weekend! I had a huge grin on my face the whole time. Thank you for making this weekend extra special.

I think you know by now that I love hearing from you all. It is so wonderful to read what you have all been up to and the variety of learning that’s taking place is just outstanding!

This week’s maths, on Active Learn, is all about finding unit fractions of amounts. We spent a whole month learning about fractions last term so this is a reminder to see what you can remember!

Additionally, this week’s White Rose Maths home learning is all about unit and non-unit fractions, which will be a valuable extension to your learning. Click on the link below to access it.

This week’s spelling focuses on the suffixes tion, sion and cian. We have looked at these during our daily phonic sessions so this will be a good activity to consolidate what you have learned. I have also added a grammar game called ‘time and cause’.

Finally, it seems like Geography and Science are the subjects you are enjoying the most at the moment; here are two of my favourite websites that I highly recommend:

There are lots of science-based podcasts and shows to choose from that are both brilliantly entertaining as well as educational.

If you are looking for adventure then look no further than Pawprint Badges. They have an array of free activities and challenge packs available to download for you to carry out. Many activities can be completed indoors as well as outdoors. You can even collect a badge (at a cost – it’s optional) after each challenge.

This week is set to be a warm one, enjoy the weather and your activities!

Mrs F

Merlins – Summer Term Week 4

Hello Merlins,

I hope you enjoyed the bank holiday festivities in your decorated gardens celebrating the 75th anniversary of the historic VE Day in style. I can’t wait to see all your garden or street party photos!

Please keep reading regularly and recording your reads in your daily diaries.

This week I have added some spelling challenges, mental multiplication and division facts games -with a focus on doubling and halving and a mathematical investigation to Active Learn for you to have a go at. I’m still keeping a very close watch on what you’ve all done so far. Well done to those who continue to complete the weekly challenges.

Don’t forget to keep logging on TT Rock Stars, I have added some new tables for you to learn.

Please visit the White Rose Math for this week’s structured activities using the link below. This all consolidates the learning you will be have been doing this week in maths!

Finally, the Oxford Owl website has a variety of fun activities, games and parental support for the core subjects in each year group. I have had a look at some of the activities myself and they’re very engaging. Click on the link below.

I hope you are all keeping safe and looking after yourselves. I’m really missing you all and I can’t wait to see you! Please do get in touch if you require more support or to let me know how you have been getting on with your projects. I’d love to see the progress you have been making.

Take care

Mrs F

VE Day Celebrations Coronavirus Style!

On Friday 8th May 2020, Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. A great way to share your pride in our country and honour the men and women of WW2 could be to make your very own special VE Day 75 ‘Great British Bunting’ to display in your windows and or gardens.

The BBC Make A Difference website has all the instructions you need to get started using any paper, cereal boxes, string, sweet wrappers, felt pens, poster paint; you can use whatever you find. You can decorate your bunting with pictures of whatever inspires you, whether it’s those who fought on the frontline or worked hard on the homefront, or whether it’s a celebration of enduring peace or your own personal superhero.

Hang your bunting up this weekend and send your pictures to We’ll share your photos on the school website.

Click on the link below for more details


“To those who gave so much, we thank you.”