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Elephants have been making Egyptian masks. They look great! So much was learnt about the Egyptians.

Week beginning 15.3.21

We have been learning about fractions this week, we have 1/2,1/3 and 1/4 cakes and found the fraction of a number using dinosaurs and cubes. We have also been halving pretend cakes and adding pretend sprinkles to them to find the fraction of a number.


In English we have focused in statements, questions and exclamations. We have reviewed punctuation and we have been writing conversations.


In our Motional time we explored painting with straws, the children lead their own art and we ended up with very interesting and awesome pieces of art. They engaged really nicely.

Tour of Fen Rivers Academy

Take a look at The Fen Rivers Academy tour. Investigate our amazing school..... see all the classrooms, the library, the sensory room. the brilliant art work...

World Book Day Celebration

Take a look at this compilation of pictures from World Book Day which was on 3rd March. Lots of fun was had and lots of books read! This year we had a focus on maths in stories. Each class discovered maths within their chosen book. Maths can be an abstract subject but using a book helps to bring it to life and make it seem "real" and more accessible for everyone!

Our resident artist Nicola has also been painting in the library. Can you spot the characters? 

Elephants Class Timetable 2020 - 2021

Return to School Help for Parents and Carers

A list of websites and apps that are useful in managing your mental health

Online Learning for Elephants. 8.2.21

Wow just take a look at all the online learning that Elephants have been doing!

I just love the self portrait of Frida Kahlo.

Telling the time is always tricky but Elephants have certainly mastered it!

And look at all the information on mountains. Do you know the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales? 

Well done!

History: Florence Nightingale 2.2.21

In History we have begun to look at Florence Nightingale and the things she achieved.

Who was Florence? Florence Nightingale was a nurse and she saved the lives of many soldiers during the Crimean War (1854-56). She was dedicated to her profession and she worked hard day and night. She became known as the Lady with the Lamp as she carried a lamp to check on her patients throughout the night.

Mental Health Week 2.2.21

In our motional lesson we thought about what our bodies and our minds need to be healthy.

How do you stay healthy?

Mountains 2.2.21

In English we have been learning about different mountains and researching about these.

Did you know the highest mountain in the world? 

How about the highest mountain in the UK?

Mental Health Week 2.2.21

The theme this year is all about expressing ourselves. 

We can express ourselves in lots of ways: talking, smiling, through music or by what we wear.

These people express themselves through art. Take a look.

I Express Myself Through Art with Hannah Brooks, Annabelle Davis & More | BAFTA Kids

Join Hannah Brooks (Aardman), Annabelle Davis (The Dumping Ground), Oli Hyatt (Blue Zoo Studios) and Ayo Norman-Williams (2018 BAFTA Young Game Designer fina...

Chinese New Year 2.2.21

In 2021Chinese New Year will take place on 12th February. Each year of the Calendar represents one of the 12 zodiac animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. 2021 marks the Year of the Ox.


We are so lucky at The Fen Rivers Academy because Miss T used to live in China and her friend has made a video for us about the Chinese New Year. You can watch it below!

Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021. This year's theme is Express Yourself.

Watch our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge's video message to mark the start of the week

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - a message from our Royal Patron

Watch our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge's video message to mark the start of the Children's Mental Health Week. Learn more: http://www.childrensm...

Children's Mental Health Week Virtual Assembly | BAFTA Kids

To launch Children's Mental Health Week 2021, watch a Virtual Assembly from BAFTA, Place2Be and Oak National Academy on the theme: Express Yourself. Hosted b...

PSHE 26.1.21

What is a stereotype? 

PSHE this week, Elephants looked at what stereotyping is and examples of these.

Look at the girl in the pink dress. What do you think? 

Science 26.1.21

In Science we looked at different ways to classify animals!

How do you think we could classify animal? 

Maths 26.1.21

We have been looking at measuring lengths in Maths and adding lengths together.

The length around the edge of a shape is called the perimeter.

Vertebrates and Invertebrates 20.1.21

In Science, pupils looked at the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates and sorted animals accordingly!

Rhyming Words 20.1.21

In English, Elephants began the week looking at rhyming words and filled in the blanks in a poem.

What would you like to be in the future? 20.1.21

Elephants took time to think about their ambition and what they would like to do in the future.

Maths 20.1.21

In Maths this week Elephants looked at addition and subtraction facts and how addition can be done in any order but subtraction cannot.


Cheese and Ham Mini Quiches

Cooking 18/01/21

There are two ways to make quiche……the convenient way or the long way.

Challenge yourself this week to make fully homemade quiche.

Wellness Packs January 2021

Your wellbeing is very important to us, especially during this difficult time.

Your teachers have been very busy making wellness packs to help you. Take a look. 

They include a visual timetable to help your routine for home learning, art and craft ideas and mental wellbeing ideas too.

Some of this week's work in Elephants

Elephants have been celebrating how amazing they are!!!! 


What have you done today to make you feel amazing?

Maybe you have read a book?

Or watch a film?

Laughed at a joke?

Done 10 star jumps? 


Elephants have been caring for their local community during lockdown. 

First they learnt something new about where they live and then they did a good deed. 

This member decided to go litter picking to improve his local area. 

What a great thing to do. Well done!

Do you fancy cooking something exciting and healthy? 

Mrs Cole has shared this link with you

Have a look and see what tasty delights you can find.

Happy cooking!

We all love Joe Wicks but what about an alternative? 

Give this a try. Write your name on a piece of paper. You can choose just your first name or all your names. 

Then do the exercises for each letter.

Want a challenge? Then spell your whole address!!!!

Let's get fit with Team Fen!

Forest Schools 

Every week at Fen Rivers, we have the opportunity to take part in Forest Schools.

Nicola plans some amazing lessons for us and while we are in lockdown, she didn't want us to miss out!

Have at look at the brilliant stuff she has. I love the matchbox challenge. I wonder how many things you can find to go in yours?