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Easter Homework



Easter Egg Challenge

During the Easter holidays, we would like you to decorate an egg or eggs to create an eggstravagant work of art. Your egg can be hard boiled, plastic or polystyrene and they can be painted, coloured with felt pens, perhaps even decorated with glitter!

If you can think of a theme for your work of art even better. Please label your eggciting creation with your name and class. We will display them in the school’s foyer when we return to school after the Easter holidays. If you need some inspiration, please look at the ideas below.



Please continue to read with your child as much as possible during the Easter holidays.

To support your child with the Phonics Screening in June, please can you practise playing the games on the website and ask your child to sound out the read and nonsense words using their phonics.

Another great website that will support your child’s reading is

The interactive website is free to use on a laptop or computer and it is another brilliant way to encourage your child to read.



Next term in maths the children will be focusing on multiplication. To support them learning their 2 X, 5 X and 10 X tables, please encourage them to play Hit The Button on the website Top Marks a few times each week. The website link is

There are lots of good maths games for your child to play on this free website.




Weekly Spelling List for Summer Term 1

Extra homework worksheets

Extra homework worksheets 1

To support your child with their handwriting, spelling and reading, we are sending home two new worksheets every Friday.


On the handwriting sheet are the 10 words that the children are learning for their weekly spelling test. Please can you encourage them to write each word carefully as they practise forming their letters correctly.


The second worksheet contains a mixture of real and nonsense words. We would like your child to read these to you and add the sound buttons we use every day in our phonic lessons to encourage them to identify the individual sounds - as shown in the picture above.


A single sound like the letter ‘t’ or ‘s’ will need one sound button (or small circle) drawn underneath. Where two letters like ‘ai’ make a single sound (known as a digraph) or three letters make a single sound like ‘igh’ (known as a trigraph), we would like your child to identify these sounds by drawing a line underneath the letters.


Many thanks for your help.

Weekly homework tasks for Spring Term 2

Weekly spelling list for Spring Term 2

Good books to share with your children

Homework tasks for spring term 1

Weekly spelling lists for spring term 1

Online homework - Bug club and Abacus.


Bug Club and Abacus is now up and running. To login to your child account their username is (first four letters of first name and first four letters of surname) and the password is your child class name. If your child only has 3 letters in either name then just enter the 3 letters.

For example: Sarah Bloggs from Seagulls Class

Username: sarablog

Password: seagulls    (new class name - lowercase)

school code: 3ghs

If there are any issues with your login please inform me and and I will endeavour to fix the error ASAP for you.


Welcome to Mercury Class


Here are our class pages where you can see all the fun that your children are enjoying as they blast off into space on their learning journey into Year 1.


Mrs Francis

Class teacher



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  • Lanchester Community Free School
  • Hempstead Road, Watford
  • WD17 3HD

01923 224160