Wren Class Thu 23rd April

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Hello Wren Class

How has your week been? We hope you have found time to enjoy the lovely sunshine.

We have provided some more learning activities for you to do at home. We would like to say a big well done to all of you amazing children for working so hard at home. We love to see what you have been doing on Tapestry.

From Mrs Leaford and Mrs Nixon 😊

A Message from Oscar

Oscar has come home to Mrs Nixon’s House and is enjoying seeing her again! He misses you all lots and needs your help. Watch out for some pictures of Oscar next week to see how you can help him. Remember we say “It’s OK Oscar…. Everyone makes mistakes and then we tell him what to do. If you want to show him the right way to do things, you can also use your white board and get an adult to take a photo and upload your examples onto Tapestry so he can see your work. He may even write a comment back to you on Mrs Nixon’s computer. We know he would love that!


  • Practise the sounds you have learnt so far, using the green Speed Sound book and the Set 2 speed sound booklet
  • Watch a Read, Write, Inc. Speed Sound lesson through one of the following websites. I would recommend watching a Set 2 speed sound lesson.



  • Play ‘Dragons Den’ on Phonics Play (website below). You can login for free (username: march20, password: home). Click start – then phase 3. Choose to play with one of the following sounds … ee, igh, oo, ar, or, air.



Recommended books for this week, accessed through Oxford Owl (details are in your child’s home learning book):

  • Fat Frog
  • Leek Hotpot


  • Listen to the story of the Hungry Caterpillar


  • Print out the ‘butterfly life cycle’ sheet (at the bottom of the page).
  • Cut and stick the pictures to show the life cycle of a butterfly.
  • Write words to label each stage in the butterfly life cycle. Remember to use your phonics to sound out words on your own.
  • If you do not have a printer you could draw pictures to show each stage, before labelling them.

Maths – Addition (counting on)

  • Continue to practise simple addition using the counting on method. You can use the following ideas to help you.
  • We often talk about ‘holding’ a number in your head and then counting on. This can sometimes be tricky … using a Froggy number line is a great way to help you see what you need to do. The following video explains the Froggy number line.


  • Use this idea to create your own number line and with a toy frog or drawn frog, solve some simple sums e.g. 2+4=6 (start on 2 and make the frog jump up the number line 4 more (one at a time) to land on 6. The answer is the number the frog ends up on.
  • Practise some with a grown up first and then have a go at answering some sums on your own.
  • You could use the following picture to help your child if you would like to:

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  • If you are able to answer sums up to 10, you could try and answer some up to 20 to make it more tricky! You will need a bigger number line (see picture below).
  • You could also make your own number line to 20 which can be kept and used in lots of different ways, including subtraction and jumping back (which will be coming soon!)

  • A nice visual representation of addition (and subtraction) is on a Number Blocks cartoon. (See link below). This is a very easy watch (and a sit down for you) with written numbers sentences alongside the story. It does include simple subtraction but it is still relevant to see the relationship between numbers. Like everything, your child/children get more out of it if you are able to watch it alongside them and discuss it but you might just want to enjoy the silence as they enjoy the cartoon!


Theme – Spring – Life Cycles

  • With an adult, look at the PowerPoint to learn about the life cycle of a frog.
  • Watch the video on Espresso to show the different stages of the life cycle of a frog. Login to Espresso – click foundation – understanding the world – Espresso zoo – videos – pond life.
  • Complete one (or more!) of the life cycle activities below …
  • Listen to the story of The Teeny Weeny Tadpole

Frog Life Cycle PowerPoint

Butterfly Life Cycle


  • Sing the song ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’. The following video is nice to watch. Maybe you could sing along … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQTVrxj4l6o
  • Complete the life cycles sequence game on purple mash (set as a 2do). Can you put the pictures in the correct order?
  • Use a paper plate to make your very own frog …

  • Follow the instructions below to draw your own frog. Remember we had a go at this in school when we learnt to draw penguins!