Last weekend, Kimberley's family held a mini graduation celebration for her. What a wonderful way to mark the end of her nursery journey.
We love your graduation cap and gown, Kimberley! Congratulations! We can't wait to see you in Reception in September! 😃🎉
Holly’s theme was pirates this week. She loved making a treasure map and had loads of fun playing the captain orders game with Keira!
They both completed a cycling challenge in June. Holly completed 25 miles and Keira completed 50 miles. They loved showing off their medals!
Wow, girls! The cycling challenge is fantastic! Well done to you both! So glad you enjoyed the pirate theme. 😍🚲
This week Eleanor has been learning 2D and 3D shapes. We have been on a shape hunt looking for different shapes and found lots of signs on a nearby building site.
We have been learning fractions and sharing using real pizza to help.
Eleanor loved watching a programme about Egypt and the pyramids and made her own pyramid out of cubes.
We are recapping phonics and played phonic ‘bug swat’ with a fly swat which she loves.
Wonderful, Eleanor! 😍
Eleanor has read Sally and the Limpet and the Light Keeper's Lunch before painting her own lighthouse and Mr and Mrs Grinling - it's enormous! She and her mummy made an ice cream stall and looked at the value of money, playing travel agents. Eleanor used the booking forms to practise her handwriting.
This all looks fantastic, Eleanor! You've been so busy! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us! 😃😍
Following on from the last lot of beach work Kimberley shared - the weather was finally nice enough to go to a beach where we had the whole place to ourselves 😀 We have also been learning about natural soap leaves we can use to wash our hands with whilst out and about and learning about the different plants and trees whilst on our walks (neither girls were fans of the smell from the masses of wild garlic!)
After watching The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch story Kimberley designed her idea of a disgusting sandwich and we made her favourite sandwich for the day which ended up being ham, cream cheese, mayonnaise and ketchup!
She has also been measuring ingredients and helping to make a Teddy shaped chocolate cake plus gluten and dairy free "penguin" chocolate bars. Her favourite part of baking is licking the spoon and bowls clean 😂
We have been looking at different shapes and she knows how to phonically sound out some of her name complete with the songs and actions. She also wanted to take part with the Ickabog drawing so described to her Dad what she thought the Ickabog looked like so he could draw it and then she coloured it in.
Wow, Kimberley! You have been busy! Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with us! 😍
Here's some of the work Rachel has done including her Roman leaflet she did a little time ago which we love and designed her own lockdown puzzle. She has been baking lots and enjoyed baking with a friend via a video call where they bake the same thing together each week. Last week they baked a chocolate cake and this week traditional South African Crunchies. She has also made melt in the middle chocolate lava puddings. All gluten and dairy free so everyone can enjoy them.
The same baby house sparrow made his way back into our house for a second time. We named him Tweety and after we put him back outside again, his parents left him in the evening and he was too exhausted to fly after hurting his wing so we took him in for the night, offered him some food and a shallow dish of water. After a sleep inside our home we put him back outside for his parents at 5:30am once we heard his siblings calling and within a few hours he had flown off. He still comes back to visit, and has since hit into our windows on multiple occasion 😂
Lovely to see all your news and to hear how Tweety is doing, Rachel! Thank you for sharing with us. 😍
Last week Emily and Sophie loved reading the Reception class book of the week 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'. They made sandwiches for Mr Grinling then afterwards wrote instructions how to make them. We also set a zip-wire up in the garden to get his lunch to him and made junk models of lighthouses from kitchen roll tubes and yogurt pots.
Wow! Girls, this is fantastic! Well done and thank you for sharing with us. 😃😍
Above are Keira and Holly’s letter and postcard to their Auntie Laura who lives in Staffordshire and is a teacher. Keira really enjoyed this week's money task.
Well done, girls! This looks great! 😃
Millie wanted to share her seaside picture with you. She's worked really hard on this. She went to the beach to collect shells and sand to stick on, learnt how to make paper boats and followed a YouTube video to draw a sandcastle. We learnt all about the different sealife in her new sticker pack too.
This is wonderful, Millie! 🏖😃
Here is some of the work Kimberley has been doing. Rachel decided she wanted to join in on this weeks work with the beach theme and what she would take to the beach 😀
This looks lovely, Kimberley (and Rachel!). Hopefully, the beautiful weather will return soon and we can visit the beach for real! ☀️😍
Here is some work Rachel has done. We also had nature visit our home on Thursday when one of the baby birds which is nesting outside our home managed to get himself stuck inside our home in a vent, so after we rescued him, we fed him some water and food and kept an eye on him as his parents found him in our garden and begun to feed him. After two hours, he was strong enough to fly off with his parents. I think Rachel and Kimberley would have been more than happy to have kept him!
Wonderful photos, Rachel! Thank you for sharing with us and well done for caring for the baby bird so well. 🐦😍
Another busy week for Eleanor this week we have read Jack and the beanstalk and done lots of activities around that theme.
Eleanor is growing sunflowers and hopes they grow as big as a beanstalk.
Eleanor has been learning to count from 10 to 20.
This all looks wonderful, Eleanor! You certainly deserve that superstar award!! Well done!😃 🌟
The week before half term Eleanor learnt all about the body and how it works.
Eleanor loved building the skeleton and seeing the bones especially the arm as she broke her elbow 2 years ago so she was fascinated seeing how it will have mended.
We walked from our house to the school gates and counted the steps it takes. It takes 541 Eleanor sized steps from our front door.
Eleanor loved watching Mrs Holden reading the stories on the school website as well.
Wow, Eleanor! You have been a busy bee! 🐝😍 Fantastic!
For today's French, Theo chose to find the names of different fruit in French. He liked the French for pineapple the most. 😃🇫🇷
Ananas is a really cool word, isn't it?! Bravo, Theo!
Ethan has enjoyed helping with the BBQ, where we made sausage sandwiches for lunch. Once we had made our sandwiches Ethan was able to complete the written aspect of his homework (how to make a sandwich).
Looks fantastic, Ethan! Bon appétit! 😃
Here are some photos of what Alice and I have been up to.
We made a lasagne from Mummy’s instructions, we have been crafting animals, celebrating VE Day and making fruit kebabs. We also did an alphabet scavenger hunt and and made a positivity box to fill with things we are good at and thankful for.
These activities all look so lovely, Spencer and Alice!😍 Those chef hats look amazing on you both! 👍 Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos with us! 😃
Dexter has been extremely busy in recent weeks!
He made a maths game: move your space if you land on heads using a coin, get your sum correct and collect a jigsaw piece. First to get all pieces and land on finish is the winner! 😃
For his European leaflet, Dexter chose three places he hasn’t been to, but we would all like to visit hopefully one day.
When has written the recipe and method for a delicious-looking Victoria sponge, and then only had help with the oven! He did an amazing job and it was very tasty! (We're envious, Dexter😉).
He has made an aerial view map of our walk...and key for the map, as well as a graph...hmmmm using skittles! Giant ones!
Measuring ....I’ve grown! My uniform may not fit me when I come back to school 🙈
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely activities with us, Dexter! We love them! 😍
Hi Year 2,
We have a lockdown baby!!
Mr Sticky Stickerson and his family would like to announce the safe arrival of their lock down baby Sticky!
They would like Year 2's help in deciding on a name for their new baby!
Once we have everybody’s entries we will draw a name out of a hat.
Lots of love
Mr Stickerson and family xx
Send your name choices to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass them onto Mr Stickerson and his family!
Jess has been learning all about King John and the Magna Carta. She has even made her own Magna Carta with the rules she would bring in.
As you know Jess loves being creative and has been doing some painting on canvas in all this beautiful sunshine!
The girls decided to do a splatter handprint picture for a lockdown memory x
This look marvellous, Jess! Very well done! We also love the splatter handprint picture, girls! 😍👏
Emily has enjoyed learning about the first aeroplanes this week, she even decided to make her own. Introducing the amazing Orange 57 aeroplane! It is an eco friendly bi plane that runs on oranges and has chocolate orange scented seats!! She has had lots of fun taking it for test flights. Soon to be in airports near you! Xx
We love your plane, Emily! Let us know when you're taking passengers!! 👍😃✈️
Harri has been working really hard on his science project about Vitamins. He was interested to know about them so chose the topic.
This looks amazing, Harri! How informative! Thank you for sharing your project with us! 😃
Juliet is enjoying the Wright Brothers topic this week and is looking forward to experimenting with different paper aeroplanes! Above is a photo of Juliet with her fact file on the Wright brothers.
Thank you for sending in your wonderful work, Juliet! We're so glad you're enjoying this fab topic! 😃✈️👍
Hi, last week we learnt all about transport and incorporated it into Eleanor’s learning at home.
Eleanor played the role of bus driver and I was her passenger.
Eleanor made a boat out of tin foil and counted how many 1ps it took to make the boat sink, it took 43!
Another busy week this week - we are learning about the human body.
This all looks amazing, Eleanor! Thank you for sharing your lovely activities with us! 😃
Jess and Emily have well and truly had green fingers this week learning all about flowers.
We have been dissecting, sketching and painting, planting and learning all about the different parts.
The sunflowers are growing well and Jess and Emily have been measuring them every couple of days! They are now 10cms tall!
As well as maths and English they have been learning about VE Day! They made bunting and decorated the outside of our house.
The girls have been watching a starling feeding her chicks in our neighbours roof. This inspired them to make a bird box with their dad.
They have painted it and need to varnish it ready for the birds!
We are missing everyone lots.
This all looks so lovely, Jess and Emily! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful activities with us - we miss you lots too! 😍
Last week, Eleanor learnt all about minibeasts whilst learning lots about numbers 1-20 and number bonds 1-10.
We went on a bug hunt and went fishing for tadpoles.
Wonderful, Eleanor! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely activities with us! 😊👍🐸
Wilf has really enjoyed reading George's Marvellous Medicine this week - devouring it in 3 days with a little help from his sister Louisa! It was lovely to see and hear them enjoying reading together 😀
Wonderful, Wilf and Louisa! We're so glad you enjoyed this marvellous book! 😃
Maizie has been looking at flowers: dissecting them to identify their parts, exploring the parts with a microscope and creating hammered flower pictures on fabric (we love this idea, Maizie!).
What wonderful work you have produced! Well done and thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us! 😍 🌺 🌷
Ashton and Lewis have been doing activities from their alphabet activity jars: here are some pictures of the activities they have been enjoying. These look great fun, boys! 😃
Lewis has also made a puzzle book on Excel. This looks really interesting, Lewis.👍 If anyone would like one, Lewis and his parents are offering to drop one off on their daily walk. How kind - thank you! 😍
Lenny took photographs along the route of one of his walks to make a photo map and then transferred that information to make his 'Bird's eye view' map with key. He has also written a book review for the book 'The Beast.' This looks wonderful, Lenny! Well done and thank you for sharing with us! 😃 👍
Theo has enjoyed baking lots over the last few weeks after he and his family finally managed to buy flour! Here are his smiley face cup cakes. Made all by himself! Sharing some with friends and neighbours to hopefully make them smile too! 😀😍
These look scrumptious, Theo! It is very hard finding flour at the moment, isn't it?!
Emily took a dive into the ocean last week in geography! She has been learning all about the continents, the ocean zones and which animals live there.
She loves seals so really enjoyed this!
Emily and Juliet had a video call and became divers ready for their week under sea!
Emily has also been learning about shape and tens and units.
Wow, Emily! You have been a busy bee! What lovely work you have produced! Well done! 😍😃
Jess really enjoyed geography last week. She made a menu/recipe book and a traveller's guide to Mexico before cooking some lovely fajitas for the family! Yum! She has been working hard reading scales in maths!
Great stuff, Jess! Your fajitas look delicious and your work superb! Well done!😍🇲🇽
Hope has been very busy doing lots of maths, English sheets and reading. She’s baked Easter cakes and is going to be baking a cheese cake for Sunday’s dessert 😋 Hope has really enjoyed the creative challenges and made an Easter tree, followed by the weather chart and water cycle poster. She is keeping in contact with friends on FaceTime which has been lovely, but she is looking forward to seeing them properly very soon.
This all sounds lovely, Hope! Thank you so much for sharing your activities with us. We hope to be seeing you properly soon too! 😍
Juliet has now completed reading the 3 Faraway Tree stories and is ready to start the 4th book next, after that she will write a book review. She also plans to write the 5th Faraway Tree story since Enid Blyton is no longer with us. Here is a photo from when she finished the book and a photo of the world map she had memorised and drawn. We love this, Juliet, and can't wait to read the 5th Faraway Tree story! 😍
Evan has made homemade lasagne and 3 different garlic breads all from scratch (for his Chef's badge with Scouts). This looks delicious, Evan! Well done! 😃👍
Here is Keira with her map showing her favourite bike ride and her play script which also involves the bike ride. 😍🚲
Holly enjoyed learning about mini beasts and here is her favourite mini beast Gaston the Ladybird.🐞😃
Olive has been learning about the UK this week, including each country's flag and flower and the geography of each country in the uk. She has also plotted Clitheroe on her map!
Well done,Olive! This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us.
As well as lots of walks and bike rides, Wilf has been doing some baking. He is really enjoying this week's Geography topic. He is missing his friends and teachers. 😍
Thank you so much for sharing what you've been getting up to with us, Wilf! So lovely to see your photos!
Jack has been busy. He’s been watching lots of nature documentaries and taking part in Steve Backshall’s live online wildlife sessions each week. He has also been doing several of the BBC Bitesize activities, complete tasks about partitioning and column addition, adjectives and adverbs and the changing states of solids, liquids and gases. Yesterday, he did an experiment about liquid density. Last week, Jack stayed up late to watch Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with his mum and loved the slapstick humour of Sir Toby and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
Jack, you certainly have been busy! What a lot of wonderful activities! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Elliot has written a book report as well as creating a solar system with a fact file for each planet. He has also been reading and practising times table every day. Well done, Elliot! Thank you for sharing your activities with us.
Sophie enjoyed her capacity work last week. She wrote a recipe for a magic potion and measured out the ingredients in millilitres. Emily and Luke joined in with the potion making too!
This looks fabulous, Sophie! Well done and thank you for sharing with us!
Jess and Emily had fun learning about history last week!
Emily found out about the Great Fire of London 🔥 and did a fab painting!
Jess researched the Battle of Hastings🛡and painted a great extract from the Bayeux tapestry!
Their grandad loves history and has been quizzing them to find out what they have learnt.
This is wonderful, girls! Well done and thank you for sharing with us.
Frankie misses all of his teachers and friends at school. He has been working really hard on his school work and is currently learning his 2/5/10 times table, practising additions and subtractions. He has also carried out several science experiments and made good progress with his reading and phonics. Other activities include planting 2 orange trees in pots for the garden, building a sandpit out of old wood and toasting marshmallows on a camp fire he made with his dad. Frankie keeps his family entertained with his stories whilst being in fancy dress character. This week, Frankie is looking forward to getting his globe out to learn about continents and oceans.
Wow, Frankie! You have been busy! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely activities with us!
Cora has been busy planting bulbs, baking brownies, making fruit kebabs, growing a rainbow, painting pictures, making Lego models and exercising with P.E. with Joe. To name a few!
Cora says ‘hi’ to all her friends and teachers and can’t wait to be back.
This all looks lovely, Cora! Thank you so much for sharing with us!
Eva has had a busy week again. She has enjoyed learning about objects that float and sink. She has continued her naturalist learning about insects, writing a fact sheet on butterflies. She has also kept a weather chart for the week. She has continued her daily exercise which she enjoys. She has enjoyed learning about perimeter and continued to apply her measurements learning with cooking. She made some delicious chocolate chip cookies. She has also really enjoyed learning about the Romans. She wrote an article about ‘life in the Roman army’ and got very creative making her very own Roman shield.
So lovely to hear (and see) all you've been doing, Eva! You certainly have been busy! Thank you so much for sharing!
Jamie’s been having fun learning about gravity and balance, using a zip line and some k’nex 😄
This does look great fun, Jamie!
Keira has been making World War 2 ration Oaty biscuits, as well as writing a diary entry as an evacuee. Keira said to tell Mrs Colvin that the biscuits were very tasty!
Henry's daily exercise includes a river walk. He has been learning about the differences between frog and toad spawn and looking at algae and photosynthesis.
He's also been camping in his garden.
This all looks great, Henry! Thank you for sharing with us.
Maizie has been so busy! She decorated an Easter bonnet during the holidays - how beautiful it looks - Mrs Pye will be thrilled with your sewing skills, Maizie! She has also been making toilet tube unicorns, riding her bike a lot and making tea (your meals look delicious, by the way!). Wonderful, Maizie! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful achievements with us!
Niamh has just finished her story for today and wanted to show everybody... she’s also decorated the page with some toys!
Great job, Niamh! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Keep up the good work! 😍
Eva has been really busy! She has been continuing to learn about Egyptians, Andy Warhol pop art, lots of maths, lots of reading and has enjoyed making banana loaf and learning all about weight and measuring. She has enjoyed lots of PE lessons: biking, running, dancing and T25 workouts. She has been getting very creative and then enjoyed the Easter holidays. Eva really misses school, teachers and her friends but hopes everyone is happy, healthy and enjoying themselves. 😊❤️
Thank you so much, Eva, for sharing all of your activities and achievements; you have certainly been busy! Great stuff!
As well as work from school, Jessica and Emily have been learning woodwork with their dad and have also planted some peas and sunflower seeds.
Girls, your woodwork looks seriously impressive! Well done and thank you so much for sharing with us.
Eleanor had a busy week learning about animals last week.
She learnt the difference between nocturnal and diurnal animals, how we care for different animals, filled in the missing items on the play doh mats, drew a pet for sale poster and we set up a pet shop learning the value of money.
We also made some bubble art pictures and found objects that float and sink.
This week we are learning about dinosaurs 🦕
WOW! Eleanor, you certainly have been busy! Thank you so much for sharing all of your lovely work with us! 😍
Juliet has been a reading star since school closed. She is on page 467 of the Magic Faraway Tree collection by Enid Blyton, she absolutely loves the story and we keep looking for the tree when we go on walks, but watching out in case Moonface let’s down the rope and it hits us, or Dame Washalot does her washing and throws the water on us, she loves soaking people, she soaked the angry pixie at least 4 times! She has such a wonderful imagination.
Attached is a photo of where she is up to.
This is fabulous, Juliet!! What a superstar you are! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Eleanor asked to do some experiments this weekend. We have had lots of fun making volcanoes with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, seeing how high Coke shot out of a bottle once mentos were added. We made a cloud with shaving foam and timed how long the rain (food colouring) took to fall through and then made dancing men with dry wipe markers and water.
Eleanor, we love the dancing men idea!