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Wrens Home Learning w/b 6/7/20

Well another week has passed, and looking out of the window, today is definitely a wellington boot kind of day!

A BIG well done to everyone reading their books on Active Learn. Keep up the fabulous work!

This week in class we have based our learning around the book

Here’s the youtube link to listen to it.


In our Literacy lessons we have sequenced the story. What happened first, next, etc. We used the sheet below.

We also wrote thought bubbles and speech bubbles for spiders. We imagined they were in the classroom looking at us. What were they thinking? What would they be saying if they could talk? We used the sheets below.

thought-bubble-spider lit

We then watched some children’s youtube videos on spiders, and then wrote some facts about them too. Like below. We tried really hard to form our letters correctly, use our digraph/trigraph knowledge to write longer words, and make sure we use finger spaces between our words.

We then learnt about the parts of the spider and labelled them.


In maths we have been working a lot on adding single digit numbers. We played spider bingo.

We rolled the dice twice and then used our fingers, cubes and our number lines to help us add the numbers together. We then used our highlighters to mark off our bingo card.

Some of us also had a go at this one.

We had to add three numbers together. Again we used cubes to help us.


We enjoyed our craft activities this week. We made these hats first, so we could wear them whilst we sang this spider song.

We also created these too, using paper plates, card, paint, white chalk and googly eyes.

We then went on to make these spiders using wool, pipe cleaners and google eyes.

If none of those take your fancy you could create spiders using your hands and paint.

We hope you enjoy this weeks learning, as much as we did.

Take care Mrs Marriott and Mrs Briggs x


Snowy Owls – Week beginning 6th July

Hello, Snowies!

Thank you to everyone for sending photos and video clips for the Leavers’ DVD. What a great effort! I’m now busy making films and putting everything together. I’m hoping to get the DVD to you at some point next week. Watch this space!

I believe that Wales High, Aston Academy and Dinnington High have now all launched their transition activities.

If you haven’t yet heard from DHS, their transition site is here:

Each of the high schools has given you plenty to do, so I would definitely suggest that you prioritise getting to know as much as you can about your new school and having a go at the activities they have set.

I always love hearing from you, so please feel free to continue sending photos, work and messages.

Best wishes

Mrs Roberts

Wrens Home Learning – w/b 29/6/20

Hi everyone,

we would just like to start by saying to all who are home learning, keep up the great work! We are obviously missing seeing your little smiley faces, but we are loving your emails and photos. Please keep them coming.

This week in school we have based our learning around the book ‘Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell’. It did make us giggle when we heard the story.

Here is a link for you to listen to it.


As Norman flew off at the end of the story using a pair of pants, it got us thinking about other things he could perhaps use for a pair of wings. We drew a picture of what we thought would make a great pair of wings for him.

We also created these…

We tried to create repeating spiral patterns for his shell like above.


We have been doing lots of quick fire maths games to kick us off. Answering questions linked to doubling, one more and one less than numbers to 20, and adding/subtracting single digits.

Some of us have also been counting in 2’s to 20. We clapped these has we said them first. We then also completed these below. You could print them off and have a go too.

The sheet below we cut up for the children first. Then they had to put it together like a jigsaw. We then turned our paper over and tried to write the 2’s numbers to 20 independently.

Others in class had a go at these too..


We have been working a lot on sentences this week. We were trying hard to make sure we…

    • used finger spaces between our words
    • formed our letters correctly
    • used our phase 3 phonic knowledge to spell longer words we wanted to write.

First of all, we wrote all about our design for Norman’s new wings. We also watched some films online about slugs and snail, and then wrote about what we had learnt about them. Please don’t forget to keep working on your digraph/trigraph knowledge. Use the phase 3 mat below and see how many words you can write for each of the digraphs/trigraphs. For example, ‘igh’ trigraph – light, night, sight.

    Then write sentences with some of the words in too. For example, “The cow was on the farm”  “The light was on in my room”.
    Bye for now and keep going. You are doing a brilliant job.
    Love Mrs Marrriott & Mrs Briggs x


Snowy Owls – Week beginning 29th June

Good afternoon, Snowies

Thank you to everyone who sent photos for the leavers’ film. It is now complete and I can confirm that you were all very sweet when you were four years old!

I now have 21 fantastic films of your favourite memories from your time at Anston Greenlands. Keep them coming! Additionally, if any of you would like to send a film of a particular talent, I would love to see them and they will feature of the Leavers’ DVD. So far, I’ve had singing, drumming, rugby and guitar playing!

Make sure you get your ‘I’m Still Standing’ Lip Sync videos to me by 3rd July (this Friday). Either send the film to me directly or use I have only received one of these so far from the children not in school. Please don’t be late – it will take us quite some time to put it together!

I’ve allocated two lines to everyone who has said they would like to be involved and I’ve sent this out. Please let me know if you haven’t received this. Feel free to sing in your clip if you would like to, but you don’t have to.

Again, please prioritise transition work from your new high school. I know some of you have quite a lot to do and I believe this will increase over the next few weeks for the rest of you.

Otherwise, keep going with the Oak Academy work, TT Rockstars, Rising Stars and Active Learn – whatever works well for you. This week on Oak Academy (Week 10), there is a focus on data handling in maths – this should be a good recap before you start Y7. In English, the teachers are looking at sections of the Shakespeare play, Macbeth. After your work last year linked to ‘The Tempest’, you already have experience of working with Shakespearian language, so I am sure you will find this interesting. Please feel free to send emails or photos showing me what you have been doing.

Best wishes – I hope to hear from you soon

Mrs Roberts

Sports week challenge

Your final challenge this week is a fitness one.

You’ll need a pack of playing cards for this one. Watch Mr Parry and Mrs Farrimond demonstrate what you need to do.

We hope you’ve had a great week doing these challenges.

Wrens Learn the ‘Superworm’ song

As our learning has been around the story book ‘Superworm’ this week, we decided to learn this song.





Sports week competition

Our key workers have been taking part in the competitions this week. Here they are doing the cricket challenge from yesterday. Don’t forget to email me your pictures so that I can add them to our website.

Home Learning – Wrens w/b 22/6/20

Hi everyone,

this week in school we have been basing a lot of our learning around the book ‘Superworm’. You can listen to it here if you don’t have it.


In literacy, we went on a digraph/trigraph hunt outside. You could make your own cards using scrap paper and the mat below. You could then get an adult to hide them outside, and then you go and find them. Every time you find one tick them off your mat. See below.

We then had a go at writing one word for each digraph and trigraph. e.g ‘ch’ = chip  ‘igh’ = night

We also read the story ‘Superworm’ then tried to create a new page for the book. What else could ‘Superworm’ be used for? He was used as a belt, a hat and a skipping rope etc. Can you think of another use for him? Write some sentences to create your own page or pages for the story book ‘Superworm’.

We also learnt about Earthworms, by watching youtube clips, and PowerPoints. Then we completed our charts below.

Creating these…


This week we have been working on halving.

We watched a halving story first.

We then used hoops and markers/bottle lids outside to halve amounts said. For example half of 2. Children found 2 lids/cones and then had to share them between the two hoops. We repeated this with different amounts up to 12.

or you can using these halving mats and objects.

Understanding the word

We have been learning about the life cycle of a worm, and creating wormeries. We created a life cycle of a worm hat to wear, whilst we sang our ‘Superworm’ song

see link below for the ‘Superworm’ song.


We have been busy making our own ‘Superworms’ too. like these below. We cut their body out of card, and then wrapped wool around them, creating a repeating pattern on them. We then made them red capes too.

We made pipe cleaner worms too.

We have also learnt to sing this song.

Have fun!

Love Mrs Marriott & Mrs Briggs

Sports week competition

Challenge 4 is gymnastics.

Watch the lovely Jude and Heidi demonstrate what you need to do.

Have a great day.

Sports week competition

Day 3 of the sports week competition is tennis.

Mr Tweed and Mrs Baird have done a video explaining the rules.

Have a great day.