Rabbits – end of term message

Dear Rabbits

Thank you so much for being such a lovely class to teach this year.  It has been really odd that we had to stay away from school for so much time but I loved coming to work to teach you every day.

I am so proud of all of you for the wonderful learning that you have done this year.  I am really pleased that you are going to go to Miss Whit. next term and show her how fabulous you all are.

I hope you have a really wonderful summer holiday and that  you have fun!

Lots of love to you all

Mrs Cooke.

Rabbits – Home Learning for Wednesday 15th July.

Good Morning Rabbits.

I hope you did well with your investigation into jewel stones yesterday.  Today we will be using the pictures that you have found to design some of your own jewels.  We will look at when and where jewels are worn and by whom.

To start:  A bit of grammar.  Please look at the sheet and see how well you can do with these tasks.  ruytonschool.org.uk/…/Grammar-Practice-Questions-yr-3.pdf

English:  Please continue with BBC Bitesize today.

Maths:  You have more work on Capacity or Time on the WhiteRose maths sheets below.

Reading:  I would like you to keep going with your Reading Eggs both in your spare time and through the holidays.  Today, I have a little bit of information for you about jewels.  https://kids.kiddle.co/Jewellery

Can you write some questions that you could ask someone – for them to find the answers in this text?

Project:  We are going to design some jewellery.  I have this first task that is to colour the Crown – then you can think about what jewels you have seen in the reading task and see if you can design something special for the following people:

A Queen from Nairobi (In Africa) who is getting married.

A famous musician who is making a Hip-Hop video.

A young princess who is about to turn 18.

A world-famous athlete who wants to design his own jewellery.

Please draw up your designs and add some colour.


Have a lovely Wednesday!

Mrs Cooke.

Rabbits Home Learning for Tuesday 14th July

Good morning Rabbits – are you ready for a bit more work today?

I know that I have not set spellings for this week – would not normally do spelling tests on the last week of term.  Please try to remember the words that you have been learning this term – ready for starting back in September!

Wake Up Task:  A handwriting exercise to get you wide awake.  I have found this piece of writing and think it is very appropriate for the time of year.  Please copy it in your best handwriting and then you can decorate the page.

Though May did bring her deepest grey
And June did bring her gloom,
I woke this morn in a glorious way
To Sunshine in my room.

Quick, get up,
It’s time to rise.
Greet the day.
I started to cry.

For today,
It has begun.
It’s finally here,
The summer sun!

Feel her warmth,
See my garden grow,
Taste the sweetest fruits,
Watch the butterflies flow.

Hear the squirrels chatter
And my orioles swoon
Till the evening comes
With the summer moon.

It seems like I’ve waited
Such a very long time,
Longing for the light of
Your rays of sunshine.

So please stay a while.
Bring your long, lazy days.
I’ll cherish each blue sky
And ride every wave.

Oh, how I love summer
And all of her songs,
Happy summer to all,
And may it be long!

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/oh-how-i-love-summer

English:  There is another lesson today on bbc bitesize.  www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize.

Maths:  here are the maths pages for your lessons today on Time and Capacity.

Year 2 Lesson-2-Hours-and-days Year 3 Lesson-2-Add-and-subtract-capacity

Reading:  Here is a short piece of text that tells you more about GEODES.


There are some tricky words there – CHRYSTALS (you say cris-tals)  QUARTS (you say kwartz)

Diamonds are often made into jewellry – do you know if any of your adult relative have diamonds?  Sometimes you have a diamond ring when you are engaged to be married.

Can you find some pictures (or the real thing) showing different stones and crystals that are in jewels – you could look at the picture of the Koh-i-noor which is the biggest diamond found – it is now in the Queen’s Crown.  See if you can find pictures of Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds or even Pink Diamonds.

Can you find any other names of precious stones on this wordsearch?

rocks and minerals wordsearch


Rabbits – Home learning for Monday 13th July

Good Morning Rabbits

Gosh – the last week of term!  Good job the sun came out this weekend – it was feeling like Autumn already!

This morning I would like you to do a quick brain teaser to get you awake.  You have to say the colour that you see – not the word that is written!

colour quiz

This next challenge is maths-based – you need to think of what number sentence you could write that would have each of the answers.

What’s the question

English:  I would like you to follow the BBC Bitesize English for this week.  Each day you have new lessons for your yeargroup.  www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize.

Maths:  We will finish the year with the whiterose maths.  Please click on the links below to complete the maths tasks.  Year 2 are reviewing TIME and year 3 are looking at CAPACITY today.

Year 2 Lesson-1-Telling-time-to-5-minutes

Year 3 Lesson-1-Compare-capacity



Reading:  The following book is called The Bitaba Bird.  If you can access this link and read it yourself or use the audio button to hear it being read to you.


The last page is a piece of information on GEODES.  Please also read this.


Project:  Today we will look at GEODES – you will be able to look at the pictures and read some key facts about these stones.


I have enlarged one of the pictures for you – could you create your own?  You need to make a shape first, then add colours in different layers.  See how many version you can make.


Tomorrow we will begin to learn a little bit more about these strange and magical stones.

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Cooke





Rabbits – Home Learning Friday 10th July

Good Morning Rabbits

I’m in a silly sort of mood today – the last Friday that we will have of this school year!

To wake you all up – here is a VERY SILLY clapping and actions activity – I am picturing you all doing this at home – and looking quite daft!

Well – Did you manage to do it?  Did you look really silly?  I hope you are laughing now.

Spellings:  For your spelling words today – can you please have a go at writing them out in their pairs?  Kneel and Knelt, Feel and Felt etc.  See if you can remember the pair word when you have written the first one.  Calf and ……  Half and …….

Maths:  I am aware of how much ‘screen time’ you are going to have so please do just a few minutes of the maths games before taking a break to do something else – then return to the maths later.


PSHE:  to give you a break from ‘screening’ I have a colouring activity for you.  This is part of our PSHE on keeping you feeling well, relaxed and positive.  You can use any colours – pencils, paint, pen and it is for you to spend as long as you wish colouring the mandala.

colouring mandala

Music:  here is the music link for your lesson today from Mrs Hindson.

Music for home schooling WB July 6th

I hope you all have a lovely Friday and a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Cooke.


Rabbits Home Learning – Thursday 9th July

Good Morning Rabbits

I really loved Mrs Viner’s Well-being Wednesday message yesterday.  Her display in school is very inspiring.

For our handwriting exercise today, I would like you to re-write this poem, take time to make it look beautiful for yourself.  You might spend time decorating a border for it or drawing a picture that you are inspired to do.

This is a daily reminder
To be yourself,
To not care what people think,
To know you can be anything.

This is a daily reminder
To love yourself,
To not hurt yourself,
To not work yourself up.

This is a daily reminder
That you are beautiful,
That you are amazing,
That you will succeed.

This is a daily reminder
To always have hope,
To have faith,
To know everything will be okay.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/this-is-a-daily-reminder

English: you will need to look at the film again from yesterday on the Literacy Shed.

The film has no words so I would like you to put words to the pictures as you watch it.  You are going to narrate the story as you go along.  You do not need to write anything down, just follow along the images and say what is happening.

It might sound a little like this – “a little girl has a bright yellow bag and she goes for a walk outside”

When you have watched it a couple of times, and narrated the story, I would like you to just tell the story.  Find someone who will listen to you!  A brother or sister, parent or even your pet.  Tell the story as you remember it.

Now click on this attachment and answer the questions please:

Girl with the yellow bag

Maths: emoji addition code breaking

This is a fun warm up task – pick the level you wish to do – you have to use the code to find the answers.

The next sheets are column addition.  Remember what to do?  Add the ONES first, then the TENS then the HUNDREDS.  Write your answers under each of the columns.

column addition

Reading Comprehension:  The following task is to help you work on remembering what you have read, and understand what you have read.  Remember to read it through first, read the questions, then read again and underline anything you don’t know – or that you want to remember.  Then tackle the questions.

Plastic Comprehension

That is a lot of work for one morning!  Tomorrow we will do the music class again – the BoomWacker challenges are really fun.  If you are feeling in the mood for more music – try this one on youtube:

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Cooke

Well-Being Wednesday

Hello 👋
Hope you’ve all had a nice week!
Yesterday, I was busy updating the Mental Health notice board in the shared area with ideas from the children who are in school.
I asked the children to give me some positive adjectives to complete the following sentence:
Some ideas that I had where….
Be epic
Be happy
Be friendly.
But I would love to hear your ideas so that I can add them to the board!
Please email viner.l@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk
Take care and BE YOU!
Mrs Viner 😃

Rabbits Home Learning for Wednesday 8th July

Good Morning Rabbits

We will carry on with our Pollution Project today.  I also have some maths tasks and games for you to work on.

To begin:  Spellings:  you had some spelling words this week that are either plural (more than one of the thing) or past tense (doing something in the past) .  Please write out a sentence for each of the words and make sure you are using the correct tense.

Maths:  you have been looking at using your maths brains to solve problems.  Today, I would like you to access Oxford Owl  and do some maths on line – please check in with your year group.  There are on line games relating to adding, shape and missing numbers.  Pick two games that look interesting.


English:  I have a few grammar exercises for you to do first.  You need to click the link and complete the sheets.


Today, I am going to re-visit the Literacy Shed for another lovely little film that you will uses as writing inspiration.  The film deals with our topic this week.


This lovely little film relates to our attitudes about pollution.

Task 1:  Write down a bullet point list of the things that the girl finds in the film.

Task 2:  Write down a bullet point list of the things that she gets out of her bag.

Task 3: Draw a picture of one of the scenes that you particularly liked.  This might show something that the girl did, or something magical that her bag was able to do.

Topic:  Making a swap for the amount of plastic you use is a bit of a challenge.  Can you have a think about what you use – and you cannot live without – but that comes in plastic wrappers, containers or protection.  Here are some things

Milk, juice, water, eggs, fruit,

lego, toys, dolls, x box

What else can you think of?   My children would not be happy if I said they cannot have an X Box game (that comes in a plastic case) or lego (which is entirely plastic).  We can’t do without it – but what can we do to avoid pollution?

Make a list of the things that you CAN replace and those that you can’t.

I now buy my eggs with paper based cases not plastic – what other changes can you make?

Now for your challenge:  You are going to invent a way to wrap and present your favourite toy or game and NOT USE PLASTIC.

You can use – Glass, Rubber, Paper, Card, Cloth, Cotton or any other material that is natural (such as leaves or bark).

Draw your designs or describe them and how you would package the toy using no plastic at all.


I hope you have a fun thinking about this!


Mrs Cooke





Rabbits Home Learning for Tuesday 7th July

Good Morning Rabbits

Warm Up Task:  here are some questions for you to think about.  You could write the answers down or just remember them in your head.

  • What is your favourite colour?
  • What is your favourite place?
  • What is your favourite toy?
  • What is your favourite snack?

Can you think of any other questions you might ask someone if you wanted to get to know them?

Maths: Today, there are some maths problems that I would like you to solve.

Maths Tuesday 7th

English:  Yesterday I asked you to write up a persuasive speech that was all about the damage that pollution does to the oceans.  Today, I would like you to think abut how to persuade people to stop using so much plastic waste.

Short Phrases – these are little collections of words that can be instructions or actions.  You can use these as slogans –  Think about the adverts that you see on T.V.

Tescos “Every Little Helps”

MacDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It”

there are many, many more that you probably know.

I want you to write a short slogan that persuades people to think about how much plastic they are using when they buy things, or go shopping.

You should ideally use about 3 words in your phrase.  These are the most catchy.


Can you make some of your own now?

When you hare happy with your slogans (you need to have about 4)  I would like you to create posters of these.  Use large letters and some images that would persuade people about the danger of plastic in the sea.

Project: Find out what you can about recycling in your area.  Can you make a list of the things that your neighbourhood does to help recycle your household waste?

You might have the following:

  • green bins
  • black bins
  • bottle bins
  • can bins
  • paper bank

What other things can you list that you have in your home?  Do you recycle?

Please watch this clip about the plastic recycling.

I would like you to draw a cycle – the journey that the bottle takes to re-cycle it.  You could use a diagram like this.


I hope you have a good day – and that you have something to think about!

Mrs Cooke