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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


Design Challenge

This is very topical and could be lots of fun! Good luck!

Sliding Game

This is another great game.

You can play it online or make your own.

Don’t forget to keep using Rising Stars maths and GPS – I can see how well you are all getting on. There has been some impressive work on Algebra and Fractions! I have opened all of the missions up now, so feel free to pick and choose any areas you would like to practise.


The Year 5 and Year 6 children have been learning how to code. Just before the school was closed, we were about to make our own computer game using Kodu. If the children would like to continue with it, the link is here:

If you get stuck, the online tutorials are excellent.

White Rose Maths

The White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from EYFS to Y6. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you how to help your child complete the activity successfully.

Copy the link below.



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!

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