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Fun Grammar Games

Here are a couple of grammar games that you might like to play either on your own or with multi-players.


Take Care

Mrs F

TT Rockstars reminder…

Good Afternoon Merlins,

I hope you are all keeping active and making the most of these warmer days.

Over the next few weeks, I would like to see you all logging on to your TT Rockstars account, making a massive effort to improve you rockstar speed. Well done to those children who are using TT Rockstars consistently and continue to make good progress. I will be adding new times tables for you to practise for those that have super-duper speeds!

If you have forgotten your username and password, please ask your parents to email the school using the email address advised on the home learning letter and I will get it to your parents as soon as I can.

Remember, having a very fast recall of times tables is so important for the coming year and for the rest of your life!

Stay Safe Mrs F


Grimm & Co free resources

Hi everyone,

I have just received this email from Grimm & CO. They are a team of creative, wonderful writers and illustrators who enjoy unleashing children’s passion for writing. Please share with your aspiring little writers.


Mrs F

Dear Mrs Farrimond,

I wanted to bring your attention to our distance learning provision here at Grimm & Co. We are in the process of launching a range of activities for children and young people while they are at home, during this time. 

All of the resources can be found on the Activities tab on our website here and we will of course be posting them on social media platforms.

These sessions range from short-burst weekly exercises to longer writing projects. Alongside these activities, we will provide step-by-step instructions and videos to aid the session. This provision is free for all. We will add activities every week so keep checking in with us.

We would love it if you could pass this on to parents/carers in your community.

Stay safe and kind wishes to you all,

Grimm & Co

Spring Challenge – top tips for attracting birds into your garden

Morning Merlins!

Giving birds a helping hand by providing supplementary food is a great way to help nature and you don’t need a huge space. Whether you want to put up a window feeder or open a bird café. Click on the link below to find some more top tips for attracting birds into your garden.

Have fun!



Prison Cell Maths Investigation

There are seventy-eight prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. There is one prisoner in one of the cells, two in another cell, three in another, four in another and so on up to twelve prisoners in one of the cells.

The clever prison warder made it easy to check if the prisoners were all there by arranging them so there were twenty-five along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?

Please download or print off the full maths investigation for you to solve below:

Prison Cell Investigation

Hint: There is more than one solution. How many solutions can you find?

Have fun!

Top 10 Eggs-ellent Science Experiments

Hi everyone,

With Easter fast approaching, Steve Spangler has created a ‘top 10 eggs-ellent science experiments’ video clip that you can watch and recreate at home. These fun, creative experiments will have the whole family entertained!

Mrs Farrimond


Gonoodle energy at home!

Hi everyone,

GoNoodle is a great way to help your children stay active, focused and calm while infusing good energy into your home. Now, with so many children at home from school, they want to keep that good energy going with GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home, a free online resource. GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home provides ways for children and families to move and learn together.

Take care and stay active!

Mrs Farrimond

Good Energy at Home with GoNoodle


Family Fitness Fun!

What a fantastic turn out on Wednesday for our family boot camp initiative (27 children, 14 adults). The hall was full of positive energy, where parents and grandparents participated for fun, encouraging their children to be active. Such a great atmosphere, and to top it off, we nailed the plant pinball challenge!

Looking forward to seeing you all next week for some more fun. Many thanks

Keep a look out for photos…

Mrs Baird.


Fun in the mud at boot camp!

What a great session to finish off our boot camp after school club for 2017  – with a parent and child event. There was lots of fun with water, mud, tyres and a cargo net. Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who supported their children and had a fantastic time! Enjoy the pictures…..


Snapta Claus is coming to Anston Greenlands!

Merlins’ business, Snapta Claus, will be arriving in the hall on Wednesday 20th December, from 1.30pm until 3pm.

Our goal is to provide our customers with unique, happy memories from Greenlands Christmas fayre 2017 that they can cherish forever. Our elves have been busy designing and making Snapta Claus’s grotto for the big day! They have also been very busy decorating festive merchandise for the stall. Our price list starts from as little as £1. Please pop along with your mates to make some Christmas memories. Don’t delay, get a snap today!