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Easter Fun Activities – Wrens

Hi everyone, I am missing seeing your little faces!

I have popped some Easter activities on here today, which you could pick from. Thought it might keep you busy, but also get you excited for Easter. I am!

Parents, if you ask your child to draw several Easter eggs, if you have any coloured paper use that, but if not you could get them to just draw the eggs and colour them in.

This would also help with the development of your child’s fine motor skills.(cutting particularly)

Once your child has several eggs created, draw them different lines across the eggs like in the picture, and ask your child to use scissors to cut them following the line to create two halves. (use scissors under supervision)

These eggs could then be used for a maths activity too by simply adding dots on one half of the egg, and the corresponding number on the other. (e.g. 11 dots and number 11) Then mix them all up and ask your child to count the dots on them and find the right numbers to match.

Why not get the paint out, if you have some? Create Easter eggs like the ones in the picture below. You could get your child to cut them out to create Easter cards or join them together with string to create some Easter bunting to hang read for Easter Sunday.

Here is something to develop their ICT skills, but also their creativity. Decorate your own eggs online.


You could have a go at this Easter online word search too.


I have attached some Easter egg hunt clues, which you could either print off (if you can) or copy them down for an Easter hunt on Sunday.


Have fun, and I will be touch again soon.

Love Mrs Marriott x


‘Dave the Dog’ book for young children – explaining the coronavirus

Found this book, which has been made for our little ones who maybe worried about what is currently happening.


Lots of Love to them

From Me (Mrs Marriott) and Mrs Briggs x

Keep Smiling

Made with a little help from key worker children.

Maths Challenges – Wrens

Here are three new ideas to help with developing your child’s maths knowledge.

Challenge 1 – Number Line Run

Why not draw a number line outside with chalk 0-20.

Then ask your child to..

  1. Go and run to say 7. Then repeat changing the number.
  2. Ask them to run to the number 1 less than 10. Then repeat using different numbers e.g. 1 less than 12, 1 less than 17, 1 less than 4.
  3. Ask them to run to the number 1 more than 8. Then repeat using different numbers.
  4.  Ask them to jump on the numbers all the way up the number line saying what they are and then back down it.

Challenge 2 – Coin sorting

If you have a bit of spare change around, you could draw some circles on paper and label them. For example – 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p etc. then ask your child to sort the coins into the correct circles.

Then to develop their coin vocab, ask them to tell you which coins they have sorted.

Challenge 3 – Doubling Fun

If you have a small mirror, this is a great way to learn about doubling. You can use any objects, such as coins, sweets, Lego, counters etc.

If you don’t have a whiteboard and pen, just use paper to write your doubling number sentences. Work on doubling 1,2,3,4 & 5.

At the end you could sing our doubling song.

Double 1 is 2 – Tap it on your shoe.

Double 2 is 4 – Stamp it on the floor.

Double 3 is 6 – Do some finger clicks.

Double 4 is 8 – Stand up straight.

Double 5 is 10 – Let’s do it all again.

We hope you like our suggestions and have fun completing them.

Bye for now

Mrs Marriott x


Reading & Spelling Task for Wrens

Hi, hope you’re all well, and behaving for your family. I have set you some tasks now to help you continue to develop your reading and spelling of words.

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As we can’t write you any more words to read in your home learning book, please use the list above to complete the two tasks below.

Task 1

Adults : ask your child to have a go at reading the words, starting at phase 2, and working along the phases. As your child is doing this, please make a note of the ones they need to work on as they are going along. If your child manages phase 2, move to 3 and then 4.

Then on another occasion, you could work on the words they initially struggled with, and keep working on these.

Task 2

Adult: You could then work on the spelling of these words. Again start with phase 2, and then if your child manages this work on 3 & 4.

You could use chalk outside, magnetic letters, a whiteboard and pen, or just a pencil and paper. Whatever makes it more interesting for your child.

Have fun!

Mrs Marriott x


Can you spot the Easter eggs?

If you are passing by school on your daily walk, have a look to see if you can spot the hidden eggs in the Wrens’ playground.

Happy Easter!

Have fun singing together!

Use the above link to find some excellent songs to sing as a family.

We used ‘Out of the Ark’ quite a lot at school to wake us up in a morning, for assemblies, and to support our learning.

Hope you enjoy this.

All the best Mrs Marriott & Mrs Briggs x

Learning with Lego & Duplo

Hi all,

here are a few ideas you could have a go at if you have Lego/Duplo/building bricks.

Dare I say get the paint out!

You could use bricks to print with and create pictures. Then ask your child to talk about the shapes in their pictures. (Vocab to use – 2D shapes – circle, triangles, rectangles, squares etc., and their properties – sides, corners, curved, straight)

Use number cards or write some numbers on paper (0-10/11-20). Then ask your child to build the towers to match each number, and place them on the correct number. Encourage them to touch each brick as they count (1-1).

Use bricks to create simple repeating patterns like below. Your child could make then make complex patterns too. (red, red, green, red, red green or yellow, blue, red, yellow, blue red etc). How many different repeating patterns can they create? Can they talk to you about their pattern?

Use a wipe off pen and write some phonemes on your bricks like below. Phase 3 work on words with digraphs in – ‘ai, oi, ow, or, ar’ and words with trigraphs – ‘igh, ure, air’ in.

Phase 2 work on CVC words – ‘cat, dog, sit, sat, pin, leg, got, fit, man, etc

Have fun!

Reading – Free eBooks

This site is definitely worth a look.

FREE eBook Library – This is developed for children aged 3–11 years old with a range of over 100 free eBooks.

It has books available which link to our letters and sounds, so you can continue to help your child learn to read, and also maintain that love for reading.





Wrens – Home Learning Maths Challenges

Hi all,

Here are a few practical maths activities you could do at home to help your child to continue to develop their maths knowledge.

Adding Coat Hanger

Roll two dice and then place them in the squares as above. Then encourage your child to place the right amount of pegs on each end of the coat hanger to help them find the answer. Repeat several times. You could also do this using playing cards (numbers 1-10) or just make a set of number cards to use instead of dice.

Puddle Jump Maths

Make a set of numbers 0-20. These do not have to be all singing all dancing, just pieces of paper with numbers on. Then spread them out on the floor and you could start by saying a number, and your child has to jump on it. You could also use this for one more/one less. For example – “jump on the number that is one more than 13, one less than 18, etc”. For more of a challenge, you could ask your child to jump on 2 numbers that make 10 (6 & 4). You could also say, jump on the two numbers that make 7 when they are added together (4 & 3) or the two numbers that make 5 (3 & 2). Keep repeating saying different number problems.

Here is also a great online website you could use.

You could work on the following games……

  • Toy Shop Money Game – to develop their use of everyday language related to money. You could then get your child to make their own shop, using their toys and real coins.
  • Blast Off – for 2 digit number recognition. This can be changed depending on ability.
  • Mental Maths Number Train – working on the addition and subtraction sections. Such as using numbers up to 10 or 20 one more/one less, number bonds to 10, subtraction up to 10 less. There is a lot to choose from to help challenge all children. Explore different options, and see what your child can do.

I will keep adding activities to enable you to support your child at home.

If you have any questions please contact us by using the two email addresses below, as stated on the letter dated 19/3/20 included in your packs. – for admin questions. – for questions about other aspects of school.

We really appreciate your support.

All the best

Mrs Marriott & Mrs Briggs x