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School Update 29 - 21st April 2020

Food Boxes ordered for this week will be delivered to school today-Tuesday 21st April 2020 and can be collected from 12.30pm until 3.45pm.


Yesterday, the teachers added new content to their class pages.  During this term, the resources available on the Class Pages of the school website will follow the school’s Topics:

  • Reception, Year 1 and 2:           Homes and Habitats
  • Year 3 and 4:                            On Safari
  • Year 5 and 6:                            Light, Camera, Action!


Each week the teachers will create a ‘weekly bite’ which will help parents to explore the topics in manageable ‘bite-size’ chunks.  This week the children can look forward to learning about:


  • Mrs Banfield-NEW:  Week 5Topic: Homes & Habitats-Weekly bite: Spring


  • Mrs Eggleston-NEW:  Week 5Topic: Homes & Habitats- Weekly bite: Spring



  • Miss Sugden- NEW:  Week 5Topic: Homes & Habitats Weekly bite: Pond Life


  • Mrs Webster-NEW:  Week 5Topic: On Safari Weekly bite: Lions and the Lion King


  • Mr Caton-NEW:  Week 5 Topic: On Safari Weekly bite: Lions and the Lion King



  • Miss Lees- NEW: Week 5 – Topic: Lights, Camera, Action! Weekly bite:  ‘At the movies.’


In addition to these resources, we would like to signpost the NEW  daily lessons available via:

  • BBC Bitesize; and the newly formed
  • Oak National Academy.


From Monday 20th April you will also be able to access daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in a new version of the BBC Bitesize website as well as access purposeful online content through the newly formed Oak National Academy.  Your child/ren(s) class teacher will signpost various resources and online content through their Class Pages for you to use at home.


Please feel free to ‘pick n mix’ these online resources which will supplement the school’s Home Learning Guidance as well as the individual content available on the Class Pages.


Remember, as you begin the ‘new term’ and continue to support your child/ren with their home-learning I would like to encourage you to ‘reach out’ to your child’s class teacher, at least once a week


This could be simply to:

  • confirm that ‘all is well’ at home and your child is happy with the tasks that they are doing;
  • to share some work with your child’s teacher; or
  • to ask for further support around a particular activity.


The teachers and I remain on-hand to support you through these times.  Please use these e-mails:



Please be aware that if you send photographs of children or of their work, we would like to use these in ‘slideshows’ which will be viewed on each class page of the school website, as a way of sharing and celebrating pupil’s work, at home unless you state otherwise. 


Slideshows so far feature:


In addition to the class pages, we are going to use our school’s Video Sharing Platform which can be found on the ‘Children’s Tab’ of the school website to support our parents further.  As and when the teachers receive request for support from parents they will endeavour to create a short Video and post it in this section of the school’s website. 


Periodically, as part of the daily School Update, I will signpost the Video content available to support our parents, at home:


Art & Design







Reception and Key Stage 1

  • Addition – How to use partitioning to add two 2-digit numbers
  • Double 3-digit numbers – How to use partitioning to double
  • Half 3-digit numbers – How to use partitioning to half
  • Multiplication – How to use arrays to solve multiplication problems
  • Subtraction – How to use partitioning to subtract numbers


Key Stage 2


Role Play




NEW Today:


  1. Daily Challenges by Mr Batey


You can choose from challenges 1-20. Today’s challenge can be completed either inside or out:

  • NEW:  Challenge 20 –Stair Climbing


Why not give them a go?  


Well done to all who have attempted all the challenges!  Please do let me know how you get along with these challenges-let’s get active!  Daily Challenge photographs can be sent to your class teacher who will then forward them onto me.  I could even create a ‘Daily Challenge’ slideshow for the website, celebrating your effort.


I know that these are uncertain times for us all but we are on-hand to support you at this difficult time. 


Remember, reach-out to your child’s class teacher they’re waiting to hear from you.


Stay safe.