Wren Class w/c 4th May

Hello lovely Wren Class,

This week we have provided you with activities for four days, as Friday is a bank holiday so school would be closed.

Whilst the Maths, English and phonic activities are the most important thing for you to complete don’t forget to have a look at the new family challenges too.

We hope you have a lovely week and a fun bank holiday Friday. Don’t forget it is VE Day on Friday 8th May so wear red, white and blue and post any photos of your celebrations!

Mrs Leaford and Mrs Nixon 😊

A message from Spencer

Thank you to my wonderful Wren Class friends for all the delicious dinners you made me. I really enjoyed looking at them all.

I have been busy doing jobs in the garden since the sun has been shining. I want to plant some seeds to grow something, but I need my Wren Class friends to help me.


Read, Write, Inc. are continuing to release new Speed Sound lessons daily, on their Facebook and You Tube page. These lessons follow the same structure we would follow in our daily phonics lessons in school. The Set 2 Sounds are shown live at 10 a.m. They are available on You Tube for 24 hours after being released.

The table below shows which sound will be taught each day. We strongly recommend your child watches these to help develop their phonics skills, ready for when they move to year 1.




Speed Sound lesson: air

Spelling words: no, go, into (the, to)

Look at the ‘tricky word spelling’ activity at the bottom of the page. Discuss the letters in each of the words. Have a go at writing the words out.


Speed Sound lesson: ir

Spelling words: no, go, into (the, to)

Look at the ‘tricky word find and spell’ sheet. Use a magnifying glass (or the zoom function on a camera) to find the tricky words. Once you have found one write it down on a piece of paper. Can you find and write all 6 tricky words?


Speed Sound lesson: ou

Spelling words: no, go, into (the, to)

See if you can find your spelling words in the ‘tricky word wordsearch’ (at the bottom of the page)


Speed Sound lesson: oy

Play the following game … https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/tellATRex/index.html

Choose one of the following options:

  • CVC words
  • CVCC CCVC words (slightly harder than CVC words)
  • One of the ‘special friends’ learnt so far (oo, igh, or, ou, air, oy, ay, ee, ar)



Find a version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ story. You might have a book of traditional tales which it is in or a book in your house or bedroom or use the following link to watch it online. If you have more than one version, you could look at both!

You can also find a version of the story at the bottom of the page.

Talk about your favourite character and part of the story.


Imagine you have found a magic bean. You could ask an adult to draw you a seed on A4 paper and you could paint it and decorate it to look magical and exciting. Beth and Oscar had fun making their magic bean at Mrs Nixon’s house! Jack climbed up the beanstalk and found the Giant’s castle. If your magical seed was planted and it grew into a tall plant that went up into the clouds, where would you like it to lead you to? What would you find if you climbed your magical beanstalk? Talk to your family about your ideas!


Look at the giant in your version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Is he scary or funny looking? What is he wearing? You may like to draw your own Giant or look at Oscar’s writing about a Giant and help him by spotting his 4 mistakes! Oscar was really happy some of you helped him with his sentence last week – well done! I think he is looking worried – Can you help him again?


Use the sequence pictures (at the bottom of the page) to tell the story to your family in the correct order. You could take it in turns to tell the story or do a picture each or maybe you could be Jack and someone in your family could be the Giant and you could use funny voices when you talk!



Recommended reading books for this week, accessed through Oxford Owl:

  • Get Up
  • Go and Play
  • Peck, Peck


You have learnt to use a number line to complete addition calculations by counting on. This week you are learning to use the number line to count back for answering subtraction (take away) calculations.


Complete the following three tasks. They are all small so should not take too long.

  • Watch the short video to show how the number line can be used for counting back to answer subtraction calculations


  • Look at the PowerPoint titled ‘Monday Maths lesson’. For each question click on Bertie the Baker first. He will tell you the subtraction calculation. With an adult, count back on the number line to find the answer. Click the ‘answer’ button to check your answer was correct.
  • Show an adult how you can count backwards, from 10 to zero.


With a grown up play the following game. Play a few times, removing a different number of objects each time.


Open the document titled ‘Maths counting back beanstalk challenge’.

Look at the first picture – Jack is on a numbered leaf. The cloud tells you how many spaces Jack must climb back. Count back that number of leaves. What number leaf did Jack land on?

Tell a grown up the subtraction calculation. For example, for the first picture the calculation would be 10 take away 2 equals 8.

Repeat for the other pictures.


Look at the document titled ‘Friday Maths challenge cards’.

Can you find the answer to the different subtraction calculations. It would be great if you could print this sheet, but if not look at it on the computer and then write the answers on a piece of paper.