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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'

School Closure


As a school, we have all agreed that next week if a week for you all to rest and have as much fun as possible. You've all be working incredibly hard over these last few weeks and you deserve a break!

I've attached a document with lots of different ideas of what you could do but there is no expectation for you to complete them.


Enjoy your week and hopefully see you all soon!


Continue to stay safe and don't forget to keep sending in pictures of what you have been up to as it would be lovely to keep in touch still.


Miss Pidgeon and Miss Groth :)

Hi Rainbow Fish class,

I've got a special letter for you all from Miss Groth that she wanted me to share with you:






Good Morning! Last day of virtual term, I hope you all have a wonderful half term and get out and enjoy the sunshine!

Remember these are all still available for you to use during you home learning, especially Joe Wicks at 9am for your morning wake and shake.


Free Reading ebooks:


Oliver Jeffer's Stories:


David Walliams reading his story 'Elevenses'


Steve Backshall - Wildlife Q and A sessions


 Try and read these as fast as you can, time yourself and then beat yourself tomorrow! There are also some phonics activities attached below for you to try out at home. It might be useful to include the sounds the children struggle on, for example split digraphs.


Here are your 10 real and fake words to read today:

REAL                       ALIEN

1. Happen                                 6. Youl

2. Knights                                7. Plorer

3. Cheated                               8. Wreemp

4. Tone                                    9. Vorst

5. Fighting                             10. Cravet


I've added some other pages which might be interesting for you to do. One page is about Harold's Daily Diary which helps you to think about staying healthy. The other page has got some activities to do with our solar system!


Writing Task 

For your last writing task of this term, I would like you to think about what you want to be when you grow up. Our topic is growing so I thought it was a nice way to end it by looking to the future.


We thought about this in school but you might have changed your mind between then and now.


Write a sentence describing what you would like to be when you grow up and why. You might not have a reason but there is something that sounds exciting about the job.


EXTENSION TASK: Talk to your family members about their ambitions when they were younger, I bet you'll be surprised! When I was younger I wanted to be a vet but then I changed little animals to little children :)




Maths Task:

Here are some maths challenges for you to work on today.


Create some number cards to help you work out the number sentences 




Now try the same but with subtraction instead of addition.




Remember to explain your answer by using the word 'because'. It might be useful to talk it through with an adult first and then write it down.





Extra subject

Today I thought we'd end with a fun activity that you can make at home!


I would like you to make some Hedgehog racers. These are great game to play with your friends or family and you could make it into a competition.


I've attached some instructions on how to make them below. I only made one but it turned out to be a great toy for my cat, Milo.



Hedgehog moving.MOV

Still image for this video

​​​​​​Links to some great learning opportunities:

Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency. Once a fortnight, on Tuesdays, they will produce an activity sheet to help you support your child while schools are partially closed. It helps to address issues that children might encounter when accessing the online world.

Here is the activity for this fortnight:

Picture news:

Here is an activity for you to do that allows you to share your experiences and opinions on a current issue. Share it with someone at home to hear lots of different views.


We now have our own class email address so if you can email me pictures and videos of all your wonderful home learning and any other interesting things you have been doing.


Parents and Carers: can you please make sure that you let me know in the email if you DO NOT want your child's learning shared in the Home Learning Gallery - thank you.

 The email address is: