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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well yes, it's a plane! Have you spotted Danny's new birthday plane soaring through the Westonzoyland skies?
We made some amazing pebble insects. First we found a smooth pebble and painted it. We waited for it to dry then covered it in PVA glue . When it had dried we glued some google eyes, legs and wings on. Don't they look awesome.!
Check out Leo's awesome household item art work! Art you can eat, what a fantastic idea!
Leo had lots of fun going on a leaf hunt! He then brought back all of the things he collected and made this fantastic model. Great job Leo!
Check out Luke's AMAZING work from this week! He has been working hard in all of his learning all week. I'm so proud of you Luke! Even though he is finding some of his English a little tricky, I LOVE that he is persevering. Keeping going even when you find things tough is a sign of a real champion. Well done Luke!
He has also finished his fantastic clay models. They have been in the kiln and have been painted beautifully. Fantastic job!
Darcy and I did some great problem solving this week! Did you try our incredible splitting plant challenge? Check it out on last weeks learning page (Friday).
Check out Danny's AMAZING carnival cart! I love the lights inside! Danny has worked hard today to make it look super smart. It looks awesome Danny, great job!
The most amazing day was had by all today as we celebrated our time in Kestrel Class! It was so lovely to catch up, have lots of fun and get super wet! The squeals of joy could be heard all around the village!
I know Mr Warner and Mr Goodchild had lots of fun meeting their new class, I don’t think many people can say that they soaked their teacher before they have even been taught by them! What a unique transition!
Thank you Kestrels for an amazing 2 years (with a little gap in the middle for some of you!) it has been an utter joy to have shared so many memories with you. I am so glad that we had this chance to get together before you all go off to your new classes!
Wow! Luke has been making some fantastic clay models with his Grandad this week! Don't they look awesome? Next stop, they'll dry off in the Kiln ready for decorating! Luke even found time to complete all of his learning today too-what a superstar!
Lilly-Mai has worked hard all week and completed some fantastic home learning! Brilliant Enlish, Maths and reading this week Lilly-Mai! You make me very proud!
Jacob and Ella made an amazing Stickman in our Outdoor learning today. Why not have a go at making one yourself! You will need some google eyes and a glue gun, then find the perfect stick!
Check out Luke's awesome work from today! I could do with a 'Helper Roller Henry', he would be super useful getting all my jobs done-what a great invention!
Lilly-Mai seems very happy to be at our zoom session today!
We played some hangman (this was Luke's fantastic word, can you guess what it is?!) before playing a bit of Bingo by very popular demand! Leo M was victorious for the second week in a row, he really is a Bingo champion!
Next week, there will be no Friday zoom session due to our class picnic. The week after that i am planning to do a virtual talent show, so get practicing your best talent!
Look at Riley's AMAZING picture of a wolf that he drew all by himself. WOW Riley, it is a stunning drawing that I know took you lots of time and care. It was worth all that hard work though, it looks fantastic, what a talented artist you are!
Lucas messaged our dojo page today to tell me how much he is looking forward to our picnic next week! I am really looking forward to it too (although the rule is that Mrs Deabill is the only teacher we are allowed to squirt with water! ) I was especially pleased to see a picture of the lovely TJ! Lucus' Mummy says he has got a lot bigger since this photo was taken though. Isn't he just adorable?!
Lilly-Mai and Eva-Rose have completed today's virtual sports day activities and had lots of fun doing it! Although they both found the plank pretty tricky....so did I! Their circuit training consisted of running five times, then 5 push ups, running another 5 times, then 5 star jumps then running another five times. Sounds exhausting! Well done Lilly-Mai for being so committed to this weeks activities. It has been great to see you having so much fun in all of your pictures!
Darcy is looking like a real pro on her last day of virtual sports week activities! I have been super impressed with her commitment, but also loved seeing that beaming smile throughout each activity. You can tell how much she has enjoyed participating in this weeks events.
Her busy morning of activities has included:
Activity 1 (plank, jogging on the spot, walking round the garden and star jumps)
Activity 2 (circuits: sprinting, squats, hula hooping and ball catches)
Activity 3 (standing jump, blindfold balance, kangaroo hops, ball catches/claps and mountain climbers).
Libby and Darcy had a lovely socially distanced play date this week! Libby also had a little outing to Charmouth where she said it was nice and quiet with only a few people about. Libby looked for some fossils with no luck (you need to get some tips from Travis!) and went in the sea. She even had some ice-cream! How lovely! It sounds like a perfect day out Libby!
Lilly-Mai used her space ball today because she couldn't find a potato and raced around her house!
She also managed to land the bottle flip twice. Look at her face when she manages it! Great job Lilly-Mai!
Check out Libby and team Cox's sports week shields! Well done guys, you've earned some valuable points for your team (and the ham looks delicious!!)
Darcy had great fun with today's sports week activities and ran around with her potato in the rain! She also managed to land her bottle flip once in a minute. That's one more time than I managed Darcy! Great job
At our zoom call today, we read the story 'After the Storm' in anticipation of the storm brewing. Hopefully we don't see lots of trees falling down like in the story! Unfortunately, although the storm hadn't started it was effecting our internet signal quite a lot, it looked like we were playing musical statues! We also chatted for a little while and looked through the epic amount of pictures from the website this week. Wow, what a lot of news you have had to share! Finally, I shared some very exciting news for next week. Keep your diaries free for next Friday!
Lilly-Mai did her obstacle course in her house today. It consisted of 5 star jumps, crawling under the table, balancing on the bench, weaving in and out of pillows, running up and down the stairs and sprinting through the house at the end. What a fabulous obstacle course!
She also managed a very impressive 11 keepy ups in the 60 seconds. Awesome job Lilly-Mai!
Darcy found the keep ups challenge pretty difficult today, but she kept going right until the end- I'm proud of you for persevering Darcy! She LOVED designing and completing her own obstacle course though!
Jack enjoyed the day 2 sports activities! But oh no, the ball kept jumping out of the cup! I'd use one that isn't so bouncy next time Jack!
Look what Luke found out on his walk today! A newt and a toad! I wonder if it's a different toad than the one Ella found this week? If not, it has certainly had some adventures this week!
'Big Bird Bubble' have done some lovely outdoor learning today! They used leaves and crayons to create amazing pictures. Don't they look great?! Would you like to make your own natural rubbings?! Big Bird Bubble have given you these instructions: 'Put the leaf under the paper and rub a crayon over the top gently.' Easy peasy!
Check out Luke and his siblings earning lots of points for Swell Wood on the day 2 activities! Go team Rowe!
Here are Darcy's Day Two Virtual Sports week activities! She managed to get the ball in the pot 3 times and side-stepped the length of the garden for 5 minutes. Great job Darcy!
A little message from Miss Hurley and Mrs Deabill
Lilly-Mai is smashing through today's Virtual Sports Week Challenges and earns another 2 points for her house! She did a massive 250 side steps and managed to get the ball in the cup twice- Go Lilly-Mai!
I've done my sidestep challenge for today and earned points for my team, have you?!
Not only has Danny earned 2 points for Swell Wood today, he has also done some fantastic artwork using natural paint! Well done Danny, what a superstar!
Jacob worked hard with the 'Big Bird Bubble' today on his outdoor learning! Do you want to do some outdoor craft like Jacob?All you need is a stick, some string, natural materials and your imagination!
It was really lovely to hear from the lovely Maisie today! She said she is missing her teachers and her friends very much, but is getting lots of new ponies to keep her occupied! It won't surprise anyone to hear that Maisie is working very hard and is continuing to be the dedicated learner that we all know from school. We all miss you lots too Maisie and can't wait to see you soon!
Darcy has been working incredibly hard over the past few weeks. She really loved the Andy Warhol Art project! She drew around the shadow of a zebra to create her design, what a fantastic idea! Her finished artwork deserves to be in a gallery it that fantastic!
Darcy has also particularly enjoyed the work on Money, the reading comprehension and Dave the troll!
One of Darcy's other favourites was writing about the bubble picture, where she used fantastic expanded noun phrases and had wonderful ideas about where the bubble would take the woman!
Darcy has also continued with her 'Around the World' project and went on a virtual tour of Kenya! She learnt about all of the animals she saw there. I can't wait to hear all about it!
Wow Darcy! What fantastic work! I am very proud of you!
Here are Jacks awesome designs for Virtual sports week! I love the dinosaur theme Jack, and 'Weird Wolf' is a fab mascot, great job! And lots of valuable points earned for your team!
Not only that, Jack has been working hard to do the day one activities! Star jumps on the trampoline are a great idea, although it looked like he was going to take off when he started running!
Can you remember the design competition we had a few weeks ago (the one where you had to design a new reception area for the council offices)? Well guess what?! Darcy was very excited to come second!! That means that some of her ideas will actually be used in the new reception children's area- how cool is that! Here is her fantastic design, along with her winnings of a certificate, badge, pencil and gift voucher. Well done Darcy, I can't wait to see your ideas come to life!
Luke has been working super hard today and finished all of his work nice and early, giving him the rest of the day to choose what he wants to do. Great idea Luke, it's great that you have such a good routine with you learning.
With all that free time, he found a frog today too, isn't it cute!
Check out Darcy's awesome videos from day one of virtual sports week! Way to go Darcy! She loved today's activities- but wanted more sprinting! I don't know how you still had the energy Darcy!
Look, Ella found a toad! Ribbit!
Great job Danny, that's 2 points for Swell Wood! That looks like a great game of hangman too- I wonder what the word could be?!
A huge Happy Birthday to Ella for yesterday! Look at the awesome cake Ella's very talented big sister Lauren made for her! We all hope you had a lovely day Ella!
Darcy has had an awesome virtual sports day today and challenged herself with lots of great activities! I wonder if you can beat her records:
Standing jump - 1.25m
Blindfold balance - 6 seconds
Kangaroo jumps - 3 seconds
Ball claps - 7 claps
Mountain climbers - 51
That's lots of important points for Grey Lake!
'Big Bird Bubble' have all been working super hard today! Well done Jacob, Harley and Ella, great work!
24 Push ups and a star jump and run complete! Well done Lilly-Mai! That's 2 points in the bag for Ham Wall!
What awesome virtual sports week designs from Leo! I love your slogan, and your shield design really made me laugh! What else would you use to represent your house than ham, and a wall!!
I had the most awesome zoom call today with some of Kestrel class today! We did some 'GoNoodle' where we all danced around in out houses! We then played a game called 'wordshake' where we had to find as many words as we could from the letters on the screen in 3 minutes.
We were wordshake champions and kept getting massive scores! Well done guys, awesome teamwork! After all that, Riley wanted to show me his new toy, a dinosaur fingerling. It turned out that lots of the other children had one too so we saw lots more of them! Finally, Ted (Lilly-Mai's rabbit) is still loving it in front of the camera so made a bit of an appearance, and was suddenly joined by more rabbits, dogs and guinea pigs!
Today, Lilly-Mai was playing on a game on her tablet whilst also having an iphone in front of her so she could video call her friends Harley, Charlie and Ethan! Isn't technology amazing! It's great that Lilly-Mai has been able to keep in contact with her friends.
She has also been working super hard this week and completed lots of lovely learning! Your sentence that included the spelling 'poor' really made me laugh Lilly-Mai! I hope you haven't really spent all of you money on Fortnite!
It was lovely to hear from Tia-Jo today! She is working hard both on the tasks I have given her and through play. She said that she misses you all lots and can't wait to see all of her teachers and friends. She's missing cuddles too! I hope that this one will do for now until we can have a real one Tia
And then there was four! Ruby's little chicks are breaking free thick and fast now!
Check out Travis' awesome design for his teams Mascot! Go Greylake!
I have some very exciting news to share with you all this morning....Ruby's eggs have started to hatch! It doesn't seem like that long ago she was setting up the incubator, I can't believe they are here already! I can't wait to hear the fabulous names she comes up with for them!
I love Luke's Mondrian inspired kangaroo! He has worked super hard this morning (even the bits he doesn't really like!) Luke even measured out all of the ingredients to bake a cake for his Grandad's birthday- so did some lovely practical maths today too. If Grandad's cake is as delicious as my giraffe cake then I'm sure he will be very happy!
Some lovely PHSE and outdoor learning from Danny today. Look at that cheeky face!
Hi all! I just wanted to give you a quick update on what I've been up to. As you know, I have been in school teaching some of the year ones this half term. We have decided to call our selves the 'Rainbow Bubble Monkeys' and have had lots of fun! It's all very different to the last time you were at school, I'm teaching in Osprey classroom instead of Buzzards and all the tables face the front. There are only 11 children in my class too which is a bit strange! I miss you all lots and hope I get to see you soon, but I am keeping myself very busy! Rainbow Bubble Monkeys wanted to say hi to you all too and we all hope you are having a great time at home!
Luke doesn't really enjoy the picture tasks much, but still had a brilliant attempt at it today! It's OK to not like some of the work I set, at school I would be adapting some of the work depending on how people find it. It's a bit tricky to do that remotely! As we have established a bit of a routine with our lockdown learning, if there is a specific English task that you really don't like I am happy to provide an alternative. Just drop me an email!
What pictures can you come up with when you start with just a wiggly line? Will it turn in to a dinosaur? A robot? A fluffy rabbit? You decide!
I had a lovely zoom call with some of you today! The children who are in school joined us today in their 'bubbles'. It was very strange to know that we were in the same building but can still only see each other virtually! It was lovely for them to see some of their friends at home too. We read the story 'Star of the Week'. I have been so proud of all of you that I couldn't possibly choose just one person for star of the week, I thing you are all amazing! However, I wonder if you can think of anyone that you think deserves to be star of the week? It doesn't have to be someone from school, it could be someone at home or in your family that has done something extra special this week!
Check out Leo M's AWESOME mascot for the Paralympics! He has worked incredibly hard to make a fantastic model, then wrote a lovely piece of writing to describe him! I know Leo (and Mummy!) had lots of fun creating it. Amazing job Leo, I love it!
Check out the awesome work today by the children that are in school from Kestrels! The children have called themselves the 'Big Bird Bubble' and have been having lots of fun! They really enjoyed making sentences out of the expanded noun phrases they came up with, and got out into nature to make their names from natural materials. Awesome work you guys!
Can you remember back nearly 7 weeks ago when Ruby's pet rabbit had four babies? Strawberry the rabbit's little strawberry plants were all pink and tiny then, and didn't have much fur! They have just gotten cuter and cuter since then! Now, as they are bigger, they have all been given their own names. Here are Ronald, Raspberry, Rhubarb and Radish!
Ruby has decided that she is going to keep Raspberry and she is going to stay living with her, Strawberry and the lovely Willow the dog. The other baby rabbits will go to a new home once they are big enough.
Danny continues to work super hard in all of his learning. Well done Danny, I'm very proud of you!
Luke peut compter jusqu'à dix en français! Quelle superstar!
Luke has been working super hard today- look at all of his amazing learning! I can see that you worked hard to keep your writing as neat as you could Luke, and I love that you have done some extra awesome addition and subtraction. Great job Luke!
Luke has also been playing Bingo with his Nan every Tuesday. guess what?! This week he won! I hope you shouted 'Bingo Flamingo' nice and loud Luke!
Ruby has taken Willow on her first walk! Willow so tiny and get very tired by the end. Can you spot her hiding in the last picture?
It is my daughter Chelsea's 18th birthday today! We had lots of cake and celebrated her birthday with a BBQ in the garden. Her brother and sister also blew up lots of balloons for her! Lockdown birthdays are very strange, but they are still very special. It's certainly one she is going to remember!
Luke is having lots of outdoor fun! Check out his awesome vegetable patch, I can see lots of yummy things growing! He is also doing lots of fantastic learning, how does he find the time to do all of this?! Keep it up Luke!
Lilly-Mai is still doing lots of amazing work, even though Ted has distracted her this week! Check out her awesome English and Maths! She found lots of cool ways to write her spellings on Monday too, I love it!
Leo had so much fun this morning, he came back for a second round of Bingo this afternoon! He was feeling prepared and with his lucky numbers picked out ready. His preparation paid off, as he became our Bingo Flamingo afternoon champion! He just pipped Danny to the post, who was waiting for the number 3 for ages- but it didn't come until after Leo was crowned champion! Lilly-Mai was very expressive and we could tell by her face whether I had called her number or not- I don't think she had the number 63 written down looking at the picture! Haha! Thank you for a great game you guys!
Check out Jacobs AMAZING entry to the mascot competition! Ediie the Elephant not only looks awesome, he represents all of the values of the Paralympics too! Jacob knew exactly what he wanted to do and how he wanted it to look. What a thoughtful and inspiring mascot!
Luke was the most unlucky bingo player ever today! His last number was nearly the last one called! Harley was super lucky though and was our Bingo Flamingo champion! It was lots of fun guys, it was so great to see you all. I loved Leo's new blue hairdo too!
Danny has been painting with leaves today! Do they make good paintbrushes Danny? I wonder if anyone at home can give leaf paintbrushes a try?
Check out all this amazing work from some of Kestrel class! Harley, Amelia, Charlie and Ella have been working hard on their reading comprehension, maths and science today, and even made an awesome teepee! Great job guys!
Luke has been working hard on his Maths recall skills today- there's no counting on his fingers! It's all just pure brainpower! Great job Luke!
Harley thinks that all of the other people are hiding in their houses away from the dinosaurs, what do you think? I hope the man manages to escape! Fantastic work today Harley, I am super proud of you!
Check out Ella's fantastic work from today! She has been working super hard in all of her learning. I hope the man from the picture does manage to run and hide!
It was lovely to be able to have a little time with some of the lovely Kestrels this week. I left Buzzards with Mrs Hall whilst we read a story and had a lovely chat. We even got to virtually meet Ted the rabbit!
Luke has got so good at counting in French, he has started randomly doing it throughout the day! He is still keeping up with his learning, as well as having lots of fun with his siblings! Luke went for his first trip out of the village today to go and find even more fantastic learning activities! I hope you enjoyed finally being out Luke!
Luke has also been getting super crafty! Check out the awesome birds he and his siblings have made for their Grandma's birthday (his is the blue one). He also sewed the awesome bag below all by himself! What a superstar!
Lilly-Mai has had a very cute distraction from her school work this week! Meet the super adorable Ted!
Lilly-Mai has been doing her work, as well as going on lots of bike rides and splashing about in her pool. Sounds perfect!
It is great to see Amelia's brilliant work today. And it is super neat, as always! Great work Amelia, you make me very proud!
Harley is starting to master apostrophes, and whizzed through the work on 100th! Amazing job Harley!
Do you know the different Mountain ranges of the world? After today, Ella does! Great job Ella!
Check out all of the amazing things Jack had been up to with his sister Ellie! I can see some fantastic DIY, awesome minion crafts and some lovely, sunny outdoor activities! Oh how I've missed that cheeky grin Jack! I'm glad to see you keeping so busy and being so helpful
First day of the new term and Harley is smashing through his Maths already! What a superstar!
Libby left her house 4.30 this morning and went on a trip to Burrow Mump to watch the sunrise. Doesn't it look incredibly beautiful?! What an amazing experience Libby! She enjoyed it so much she is planning to do another sunrise trip again soon
Have you every wondered how an Eagle blinks? Well wonder no more because now you can find out! Leo and his siter Isobel have been emailing their family in America during lockdown and the conversation turned to Eagles. They got sent this awesome video and they both thought it was pretty amazing and wanted to share it with you! Leo is now busy making a poster full of amazing Eagle facts, I can't wait to see it!
Do you know any amazing animal facts you want to share?
Luke, Darcy and I shared a lovely story today. I wonder how many ways you can think of to show someone that you love them? Darcy and Luke had some fantastic ideas! I know the people in their lives must feel very loved with all of their thoughtful acts!
Check out Lexi's AMAZING 'Save the Ocean' poster! This must have taken so much time and effort. I love how it sparkles and shimmers just like it does under the sea. Fantastic job Lexi
Ruby's chicken eggs are in their incubator and keeping warm. Stage 2 complete!
Ruby has decided to save the duck eggs until next time. This is because it takes a different number of days for them to hatch. Chicken eggs take 21 days and duck eggs take 28 days. Can you work out how many days it would take for both the chickens and the ducks to hatch if she did them straight after?
I had a lovely catch up with one of my brothers, my sister and my Grandparents this evening! It's so important to keep connected! Use this time over half term to catch up with some of the people who are important to you. You don't have to be a crazy as my strange family though!
I had lots of messages from children today who were out climbing trees, going out for picnics or visiting the beach. It's so good to hear that you have managed to get out and about, it's been so long since this has been possible.
This did mean that our zoom chat was pretty quiet today. We played Bingo and it was lots of fun!
It was so close that all 5 children were waiting for one number at the end. Jack's number came up first and he was crowned Bingo champion! Like magic, he was given a chocolate coin as a prize (thanks Mum!)
Lilly-Mai is looking forward to a relaxing half term. You deserve it after all of this fantastic learning Lilly-Mai!
Amazing maths, awesome English and fantastic Topic work. Ruby really is smashing through her home learning! What fantastic work Ruby! I am very proud of your perseverance and effort. What a superstar!!
Travis went for a little walk on the beach today and look what he found! I wonder what prehistoric creature that used to be? With his fossil hunting and metal detecting, Trav is becoming a pro at finding hidden treasure!
Evil Pea's, fantastic reading comprehension and coronovirus planet, wow Leo has been working hard! Great ideas Leo. I hope the coronovirus goes to live on the lovely warm planet that you have designed for it rather than staying here!
Danny, Harley, Ella and Charlie have all made some fab posters to remind us to protect our ocean. Great job guys!
It was a wonderful surprise to receive this lovely card and beautiful rainbow from Darcy today. I love it so much that I have hung it from the mirror in my car so I can see it when I am driving to school! Thank you Darcy, I'm super impressed with your beading skills!
Ella showing off her pro football skills! #futurelioness
Leo has the most AMAZING news to share with you all......
And what a fantastic big brother he is going to make! So incredibly happy for you all!
Darcy has been keeping a Lock Down diary, where she writes about all of the wonderful things she does each day and all of the amazing things she has learnt about. She has written in this EVERY day since the school closed. We had a lovely zoom chat today where Darcy read me a few of the pages- she's been having so much fun and learnt so many amazing things!! She then asked me lots of questions about the world, I definitely need to brush up on my geography knowledge!
Her knowledge of the world is outstanding! She is going on a virtual trip to Australia next week, how exciting!
What was Paddington bear doing at the train station today? Lilly-Mai made sure he packed his jar of marmalade and think he will find a new family to live with. I hope he doesn't scare too many people at the station though! Great work Lilly-Mai
The Day they Cleaned the Ocean, read by Darcy
We were very spoilt on our zoom chat today as we were treated to a lovely story read by Darcy. Darcy read the story 'The Day they Cleaned the Ocean' and it taught us all about what happens to the poor sea creatures when we leave rubbish on beaches. There was plastic and rubbish all over their home! Everyone is now busy working hard on a poster to remind us that we need to pick up our rubbish and save our oceans.
AMAZING reading Darcy! We all loved it, so thank you. You did such a fabulous job and I am very proud of your bravery and confidence!
If you would like to hear Darcy's reading too, she very kindly stayed on the line to read the story for a second time so that I could record it. You can find it above or in or story corner.
Luke has been working really hard in all of his learning. He completes his work every morning, before having his lunch and going on a bike ride (he rode 2.5 miles yesterday! ). It sounds like he's got into a fabulous routine!
Luke really enjoyed the dice game and it made him really keen to write his sentences. I'm glad you enjoyed it Luke! What a superstar!
It was lovely to hear from the amazing Maisie today! She has been working incredibly hard completing all of the daily tasks set. I've also spotted lots of fantastic work on TT Rockstars too! What a superstar!
Here's Maisie with her lovely pony. I hope your managing to get out and ride it too Maisie!
A new puppy, baby rabbits, and now Ruby is trying her hand at hatching baby ducks and chickens! Ruby is fast becoming a pro at rearing baby animals! Stage One, setting up the incubator.
Watch this space!
Lilly-Mai has done some fabulous learning today! I love how she has used such great adjectives to improve my sentences
I am loving your continued effort towards your learning Lilly-Mai! It's pretty difficult to keep motivated after so long. But don't worry, half term is right around the corner!
Ella has been getting her bake on this morning making some yummy cookies. Mmmm, they look delicious! Great job Ella!
Ruby's new puppy Willow found this in a bush! Don't worry though, Ruby and her Mummy saved it before it got Willowed!
The strawberry plants are out of their nests and getting cuter every day! Ruby and Finley are very carefully taking care of her adorable baby rabbits
I am very excited to announce that the very beautiful Taliah Grace Meyers has arrived safely. Huge congratulations to Mrs & Mrs Meyers. I can't wait for lots of cuddles!
Jacob has been asked to do an incredibly important job. He has been randomly selected to take part in a Covid-19 study so scientists from the Imperial College of London can get a better understanding of the virus. What an amazing thing he is doing! It means he needs to have a little test where they put a swab in his mouth, but he is being super brave and really wants to help. I am really proud of you Jacob! Your compassion and understanding of what is happening in the world around you is outstanding!
13.05.20 (Updated 15.05.20 to include more fantastic peas!)
Watch out everyone, there's an evil pea about! We had a lovely story time today reading the story of 'Supertato'. I then set everyone the task of making a wanted poster for the Evil Pea. Check your inboxes for details! Otherwise, if you would like to watch me read the story and set the task, head to our story corner where I had a little help from the lovely Ruby!
Jacob has been working very hard this week and was rewarded with a lovely trip to the beach today! I can't believe how quiet it was there! I bet it was lovely getting to run around in such a big open space. Jacob's Mummy said he was a but worried about going out at first. It is going to be a bit strange for all of you going out after so long in your houses, but try not to worry, as soon as you get out there you will have lots of fun, just like Jacob did! Look at those crabs!
I had so much fun on our zoom chat today! We did a picture quiz where we looked at really close up pictures of different things and had to guess what they were (big thank you to Miss Grant!). Everyone was so good at it! Everyone did really well so it was a very closely contested contest. We even had some bonus questions from the lovely Darcy, who amazed me with her fantastic knowledge of the world. Did you know that the Pacific Ocean is the largest in the world?
I also learnt a new bit of knowledge from Darcy that I didn't know before. Do you know what 'Pacific' means?
If you couldn't make it but would like to have a go at the quiz, find it here:
Check out Libby reading a chapter from her favourite book! Wowsers Libby, what fantastic reading! Great job
Lilly-Mai has made this amazing obstacle course on her driveway! Look at all the fantastic exercises she does at each stop! Wow, I'm worn out just watching! Great job Lilly-Mai!
Leo has been super busy doing his learning and having fun! He has been enjoying the French and some BSL lessons, and has even helped Pippa to learn some signing too!
Leo also used the the mini digger to help in the garden! At first, he did this with his Gramphy, but then his Gramphy got off and Leo did it all on his own! (but he was concentrating so Mummy was told she wasn't allowed to take a photo of that!)
Leo has also spent lots of time learning about VE Day. Not only did he colour his bunting and put up by the front gate, Leo spent over an hour talking to his Gramphy about his dad (so Leo's Great Gramphy) about being in the war. They spoke about uniform, what he did in the war and the medals that he received. He printed these photos to go into his VE DAY booklet but also sent them in to share with us too. How amazing to get to speak to someone who was really in the war!
Lilly-Mai has done some pretty amazing work! Look at her reading comprehension and addition work from today! She even managed to translate my French from her previous post, have you tried?
Guess what?It was Libby's brother Matthew's 10th birthday on Saturday! Look at this amazing cake his Mummy made for him. Looks delicious!
Happy birthday Matthew, I hope you had a lovely day
Unfortunately, Luke was at the hospital when we did our zoom story today, so we did it again just the two of us when he got home! It looks like his Evil Pea gave me a real fright! He is very proud of his finished picture surrounded by brilliant adjectives. Well done Luke, I'm really proud of it too!
I had a go at drawing my own on the screen with Luke, it was pretty tricky! I think mine looks a bit too kind and friendly to be evil though!
Unfortunately, Ruby had trouble getting on to our zoom chat today But it's OK, I managed to catch up with her later and read the story then instead. I also asked Ruby and her Mummy if we could record part of our session so anyone that wasn't at story time today could see the story too (and anyone that was there who wanted to see it again!) Find it in our story corner here:
Thank you Ruby, I had lots of fun. I love that I get to speak to so many of you!
Luke has been working hard in his learning this week. It looks like he enjoyed learning French this week too! He's also been and checked out the planes at the community centre that are displayed to commemorate VE day. If you haven't seen them yet, I'd recommend a trip down on your daily walk, they are pretty amazing!
Unfortunately though, Luke didn't have the best day today. His brother Oliver hurt his foot and had to go to the hospital for it to be checked out. Don't worry, Oliver is fine! Luke was a bit worried about having to go to the hospital though. Luckily they were very well looked after and Luke felt a lot better once they were there, although he said he didn't like having to wear the face mask!
I'm glad everyone is safe and well
Check out Ella's amazing plate design. What a lovely, careful job! After spending lots of time playing football with Ella, I can confirm that she is, in fact, a pro at football!
Loving the bubble writing too! Great job Ella
Fabulous learning today from Lilly-Mai! She has worked hard to complete her Maths and English for the day!
But oh no! She has missed something! Can anybody tell Lilly-Mai what she needs to add to her question sentences?
Here's Tia reading one of my favourite stories. I think she would make a wonderful teacher when she is older! I will upload this into our story corner, but wanted to share it with you all here too. I hope that it inspires you to send in your own video reading your favourite story
Lots of lovely work (and silly faces!) from Lilly-Mai today! Both Lilly-Mai and her Mummy enjoyed learning French today. Quelle est votre couleur préférée Kestrels?
Ma couleur préférée est le violet
Travail fantastique Lilly-Mai!
I am feeling very lucky today! On a zoom call to Luke, I told him that I love giraffes (they are just the coolest animals ever!). His brother William loves them just as much as me and had a very giraffey birthday! I was amazed by his giraffe birthday cake!
It was a wonderful surprise when Luke and his lovely family baked me an amazing giraffe cake! They brought it to school for us all to enjoy whilst they were out for their daily exercise today.
I loved Gerald the Giraffe so much I almost didn’t want to eat him! But we cut it up for all of the people in school to enjoy. It was not only beautiful, it was delicious too!! What master bakers you are!
Thank you so much Luke, William, Oliver and Lilly (and of course Mum too!), you really made my day!
Ruby has been out in the sunshine helping her Daddy on his allotment. It’s looking really smart! There will be lots of delicious things to eat on there soon! Well done for being so helpful Ruby
Doesn’t Darcy’s house look fab! Decorated beautifully for the VE day celebrations today. Great job Darcy, I love the bunting!
Ella has worked super hard on her English today! She is also in the process of making a new fitness video, watch this space!
Liam and his family have worked super hard to get all of this bunting coloured! What a beautiful, careful job. Great job team Brown!
Jacob is ready for his street party tomorrow, doesn’t his house look amazing! He’s planning on having tea and cake in his front garden. I hope you have a great time Jacob!
Following our zoom call earlier, may I present to you Kestrel class pets! After getting to meet so many of them online, can you guess who's pets they are from the pictures?
Liam has been very busy every day and working really hard. He sent me this piece of work because he was so proud of it. I can see why! What a fantastic job! Liam has worked really hard to use past and present tenses, as well as using perfect punctuation and beautiful handwriting. What a superstar!
Fantastic job Liam, I am very proud of you too!
More bunting, grammar and statistics- all in a days work for Super Lilly-Mai! Great work Lilly-Mai, well done!
Happy Birthday William! Luke emailed to tell me that it is his little brothers birthday today.
I hope he has had a lovely day and you have all eaten lots of cake!
Our zoom chat today was lots of fun! We read the story 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. I've learnt lots of new tricks for zoom so it all went very smoothly. We did have a chance to be a bit silly too though! Here's our best silly faces!
Danny and Polly really made us laugh with their funny face cards! We also all got to show off our pets. I asked all of the children there to draw a picture of their pet, maybe you could draw me one too? Don't worry if you don't have one, just draw me a picture of the pet you would like to have.
Happy Birthday Mrs Deabill!
Darcy has not only been busy with all of her schoolwork, she also entered a competition at her Dance school, Fox King Academy, where she had to design a front cover. Guess what? She won!! Although I'm not surprised, look at her fabulous Mary Poppins design!
Fantastic job Darcy, I love it!
Wow! Check out this super hard worker! Harley really enjoyed the graffiti art yesterday and whizzed through his Maths and Spellings! Great job Harley, amazing!
Lilly-Mai has been working super hard to complete the maths and English that was set for the day. Not only this, she has been learning about VE Day and has started making bunting for Friday. Doesn't it look great! She has also continued with her seed diary, I wonder how big it has grown now?
Fantastic work Lilly-Mai, what a superstar!
I have some very exciting news to share with you all this morning! Ruby and Finley have been very carefully observing their Mummy rabbit making a nest this week. Ruby asked her Mum why Strawberry the rabbit was carrying stuff in her mouth and she explained that this is what pregnant rabbits do. As Ruby suspected, Strawberry really was pregnant!
On Thursday strawberry gave birth to two baby rabbits at about 10.30 am. How exciting! But the exciting news doesn't stop there! They had even more news on Saturday as Strawberry had made two new nests with two more baby rabbits in each!
Ruby is pleased to announce that Strawberry and Logan are proud parents of four strawberry plants! (Finley and Ruby's great idea for names!)
What a super exciting week Ruby! Thank you for sharing your lovely news with us all. I can't wait to hear how the Strawberry plants are growing!
There are lots of amazing things going on at Darcy Primary School, look at all this fantastic work! I'm sure your handwriting is even more beautiful than the last time I saw it Darcy!
Here's a little update on what she has been up to:
Darcy has really enjoyed the last few weeks at Darcy Primary School and is continuing to write her daily diary. She has spent time learning about the Queen (on her birthday) and St Georges Day by doing lots of reading comprehension. She is managing to complete the daily work and has especially enjoyed the contractions and homophones worksheets. She is also keen to practice her maths daily, using her huge pile of conkers to help her!
Wow! Great stuff Darcy! I'm so proud of your brilliant attitude to learning!
I had a lovely walk in the sunshine this weekend with my family!
The cows certainly kept us mooving along (did you see what I did there! )
It's made me think of the things I'm really grateful for. I'm really thankful to live somewhere so beautiful, and to be sharing lock down with these brilliant people! What are you grateful for?
From youtube workouts to online quizzes, Danny really is showing his online superstardom! Can you answer his and Polly's Harry Potter themed question from this weeks Westonzoyland village quiz?
Riley L emailed in to say how much he enjoyed the scavenger hunt today! He did such a great job at finding all of the rainbow items. He is also whizzing through all the work that I have given him. What a hard worker you are Riley!
For the scavenger hunt today, children were asked to find an item for every colour of the rainbow! We set a timer to see how many things we could find. It was a lot of fun, the children from Kestrel's who were in school today took part too! It was also great to see Alyssa and Riley today.
Here's some of our brilliant rainbow finds:
Rainbow Darcy was a master scavenger (and what a beautiful photo too!)
Super Luke found so many items it filled up the whole table! (He even found a purple plug! Purple was the trickiest to find too!)
Awesome Danny found super interesting items for his collection! (I think I even saw (and heard!!) a coloured trumpet too!
Amazing job everyone! Unfortunately the zoom photo's I took of everyone enjoying their scavenger hunt didn't work so thank you to those that sent some in instead!
Luke has been working very hard on his Covid-19 time capsule. What a fantastic job he is doing too! I can't wait to see it when it is finished!
Jacob is still working really hard and has had another good week! He has been working through the work from the website each day and doing a great job by the look of it!
He particularly enjoyed the measuring task, look at all of the different containers he managed to find and fill! He's also been doing some reading and doing some maths work on White Rose. I am very proud of all of your hard work Jacob and really happy to hear how much you have been enjoying it!
Ruby has been working super hard and is starting to master money! I can see that the frog stamp is getting a lot of use- a sign of working very hard!
Well done Ruby! You are certainly getting into the swing of home learning now!
This awesome dude was working super hard on BBC bitesize today! Harley loved looking at the story of 'The Worst Witch' and was a master problem solver in maths, whizzing through each challenge that was set. What a superstar!
It's the moment we have all been waiting for! The super, the amazing, the brilliant you tube sensation Danny JCB presents his latest workout for you all to enjoy!
Story time this week was very busy (and a little bit noisy!) but lots of fun! Look how surprised we are by the sight of the Chocolate Factory! (sorry for anyone I missed!)
We even managed to draw some pictures of what it might look like inside the factory. What a delicious set of drawings!
Lilly-Mai wrote to me today to say :
'We have been busy today, after doing my English, maths and story time we went for a walk to puddle jump, but the puddles had dried up so we had fun climbing trees and kicking the dandelion seeds. After our walk we planted lots of seeds. I am going to do a seed diary with Eva-rose 😁 We planted carrots, beetroot, lettuce, radish, basil, forget me not and a pansy xx'
Leo has lots of amazing work to share with us! He is really enjoying being at home, and so is his Mummy! We all know how kind and lovely Leo is, so it comes as no surprise that he is being extra adorable when he is playing with his little sister, Pippa. He is really proud of Pippa because she can now sleep in a big girls bed and use the toilet all by herself! He was so proud that he used his own pocket money to buy her some chocolate to say well done! What a lovely thing to do!
Leo would also like to say that he had a great birthday and thank you to all his friends who sent him videos and messages wishing him a happy birthday.
Charlie has been using our 'picture of the day' to do some creative writing. He has also listened to the story 'Spinderella' that Miss Hurley read and used it as a story starter for his own story. Great job Charlie!
Luke made the most of the wet weather yesterday when all the Rowe clan went puddle jumping! You all look so snug and warm in that wet weather gear!
Ruby has been working super hard on her animals and humans topic work! She has also been observing the behaviour of a rabbit that she thinks might be pregnant. It will be great for her to actually see in real life see how it looks and behaves differently when it is pregnant. How interesting!
It's making me tired even reading about what Lucas has been up to! He has managed to cycle a MASSIVE 49 miles since Easter Sunday, including a huge 28 miles in just one week! That's like cycling all the way to the beach at Burnham on Sea AND back again! Not only that, he has done lots of walking too! Phew, sounds exhausting!
He was also very excited to tell me that there is a new member of the family, 9 week old puppy TJ is now part of the Sharman household! What exciting news! I'm very happy that I get to meet TJ tomorrow as they are going to join us on our zoom storytime!
It was great to hear from Travis today, who is loving being at home! He has been playing in his garden and going on bike rides during his exercise time.
He has also been metal detecting in the orchard to find his fortune! Don't forget us when you're rich from all that buried treasure Trav!
Look how busy Luke has been! He has been making the most of the lovely weather and has done lots of things outside. Those bubble suits look like so much fun! It's great to see you being so active and having so much fun with your siblings Luke!
A special message from Miss Hurley
I’m missing you all sooooo much!
I've been doing lots of Art with Owen & Annabelle and as you all know, I’m a big cake fan so we have been having our very own ‘Bake Off’ each week, it’s lots of fun and very yummy! I’ve been helping Owen & Annabelle with their reading and writing, they are really enjoying Bug Club and TTRockstars at the moment. We’ve been on some lovely bikes rides as well and I’ve even been lucky enough to bump in to some of you around the village
On Wednesdays I’ve been going into school, it’s really strange not having you all there! Last week we made rope swings in the forest area and did some tricks on the trampoline!
I thought you might like to see our ant farm! We added ants when lockdown started and look how busy they have been! The lines you can see are all the tunnels they have been busy building!
I’m loving seeing your updates on the Kestrel class page, all of your arts, crafts, home school work and baking! You’re all working so hard and getting really creative!
We all miss you lots Miss Hurley and can't wait to see you soon
If you want to hear her voice sooner, why not check out Miss Hurley reading 'Spinderella' on our Story Corner page here:
What a beautiful rainbow! Lilly-Mai and Eva-Rose had lots of fun doing growing their own rainbow for our science experiment today.
Lilly-Mai has also been working very hard in all of today's learning. I loved that you challenged yourself by taking on the level 3 challenge this week Lilly-Mai! She said that the maths was a little tricky today. I'm proud of you for persevering. Don't worry though, we haven't done a lot of work on capacity but you will have mastered it by the end of the week
Wow! What amazing Mary Anning writing by Libby! She learnt all about her life by watching 2 programmes before writing what she found out. Fantastic job Libs! What carefully drawn and accurate pictures too!
Alongside this, Libby has been very busy. She has continued with her acts of kindness in many different ways this week. This has included taking a roast dinner to her Nanny and designing a half and half birthday cake for her brother Matthew and her Mummy. Happy birthday Matthew and Mrs Cox!
Unfortunately, Libby's 94 year old neighbour had a fall and hurt herself, but Libby made her this beautiful card to cheer her up. I hope Doris feel better soon.
Jack has been very busy this week planting tomato plants and learning about what plants need to grow. He also did some big artwork with his feet, it looks like so much fun!
Jack has also written a lovely piece about dinosaurs. He used his fact book to help him find out lots of interesting information. I love the beautiful handwriting Jack, and the fantastic use of punctuation! I learnt a few new facts about dinosaurs from your writing too!
He has also done lots of learning about homophones. Wow! What a busy week! Great work Jack!
Jacob's had another busy week. He helped his sister Sophie with her school work this week by doing a science experiment. He found out the difference between adding hot or cold water to sugar and coffee. What do you think the difference might be?
He's also done some reading and TT rockstars too! Jacob is particularly enjoying the Maths work on the White Rose website.
Jacob has also been doing lots in the garden and has been growing some peas. Look closely at the last picture ad you can see them sprouting! Phew, you must be worn out after all that fabulous learning Jacob!
Lilly-Mai had a good day today chilling in her garden and playing on her computer whilst her Mummy went food shopping.
She was a little too camera shy to come to our Zoom chat today, but is going to try and be super brave and come on Wednesday. Don't worry Lilly-Mai, I was a little scared the first time but it was so much fun once you get used to it!
The Challenge:to spell out the words 'lock down' using items found from around your house. Fantastic job all, and very creative ideas! Can you take on this challenge too? send me photo's of your 'lock down' items!
Look what Lilly-Mai found on her bike ride today, a wiggly slow worm! She has been very busy the past few days and, alongside her own learning, worked with her sister to learn about St Georges Day too! Great work Lilly-Mai .
Charlie and Ethan have been working hard! Check out their brilliant rock clocks and amazing scarecrow! Fab work boys, keep it up!
Jacob enjoyed story time in his PJs, now he's got dressed and off for a bike ride. Enjoy the evening sunshine Jacob!
Our very first story time was a huge success! Thank you to all of those that joined us. If you missed out this time, don't worry, we will have story time every Wednesday at 2pm from now on! Keep your eyes peeled for the invites!
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Libby has been busy gardening this week. Don't her pots and hanging baskets look beautiful! She has also made some more delicious cakes for her neighbours. What lucky people to have such a kind and caring neighbour like Libby!
Libby also enjoyed a lovely video call with Ruby this week. I love hearing how you are keeping in contact with your friends
Ruby is working hard already this morning learning parts of the body. She is very excited because Mummy has bought her a frog stamp so she can celebrate her fantastic learning! Doesn't it look fab?!
I think we can all agree that Lilly-Mai is being an absolute superstar with all of her learning! That's why I have decided to give her a superstar award! Here she is proudly showing off her certificate.
And if I didn't think she was amazing enough already, here's yesterday's fantastic work! AMAZING!!
Ruby is becoming a master at telling the time! Look at all of this fantastic work! Great job Ruby!
If you look very closely at picture number 3, you will notice that Ruby has also learnt how to tie her shoelaces! Well done Ruby! A tricky, but very useful skill!
Darcy emailed to tell me that she has really enjoyed the last few weeks of learning at home. She has been doing lots of interesting learning and fun activities!
She has been writing a daily diary so she can make a Covid-19 memory book one day. This is such a good idea! It will be so lovely for her to read it back when she is older.
As well as some normal school work, Darcy is enjoying learning sign language with her mummy. She has learnt to count to 100 and knows all of her colours. She has passed the first two assessments of the BSL course and is excited to learn more. I am going to try and learn the colours today by watching Darcy's video!
She also chose a topic to work on, titled 'The world', and has been learning about the seven different continents and some of the countries within them.
Did you know that there are 195 countries in the world the smallest one is called Vatican City? It's only 0.2 miles square miles, so smaller than Westonzoyland! There are so many interesting facts to discover about the world around us! BBC bitesize has a lesson today based on the 4 countries of the UK if you would like to find out more about the country we live in https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z42pnrd
Lilly-Mai worked incredibly hard yesterday! She liked the new format of work and it helped her to storm through all of her learning. What a superstar!
From homophones and conjunctions:
To fabulous Maths (where she did Time and Fractions)
And finally, some beautiful art work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Amazing days work Lilly-Mai!
I know lots of you have asked after Mrs Deabill and have been missing her lots, she has been missing you all too! She sent me a message this morning to let you all know what she's been up to.
She said: 'Rory and I have been making aqua beads at home.I have been reading and writing with him and we have been baking lots of cakes. I miss Kestrel class and can’t wait to see you all again. I have been keeping an eye on your reading through bug club. I have been to school on Wednesdays and last week we painted the fence rainbow colours. The Easter bunny left lots of eggs for us and we had an Easter egg hunt. We have been out for lots of little walks.'
It sounds like she's been very busy doing lots of lovely things! We all miss you Mrs Deabill! x
Congratulations to this weeks TT rock star MVPs! Fantastic job! I wonder who will contribute the most points this week as we battle against Eagle class? Log in here to contribute to Kestrel Class' total:
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Danny has made friends with a very friendly dragonfly! It's huge! And beautiful too. It didn't want to leave Danny alone. Maybe it was trying to get a piece of Danny's delicious looking cake?! Mmmmmm, it looks yummy!
Unfortunately, Leo's Mummy and Daddy both had to work over the Easter holidays, but that hasn't stopped him having a fantastic time!
Leo has learnt lots of very important life skills while he took a break from all of his learning. He has helped redo the garden fence panels, pulled out trees and cut down the bushes in the garden. He then helped to build a new stand for his Gramphys t.v using the hammer, nails, saw and drill.
Leo also practiced his hammer skills by creating his name in the wood. Doesn't all of his handiwork look fantastic!
Leo then used the instructions to build some metal shelves to go into the workshop. Unfortunately, his Gramphy had a bit of an accident and had to go to the hospital to get 3 stitches, how scary! Super Leo was amazing though and got some cloth to put over the cut. What a brave and kind boy you are Leo!
He then carried on and built the 3rd shelf all on his own to surprise Gramphy when he got back from hospital.
Leo's said 'I have had a great Easter with lots of chocolate and helping Gramphy but he cut his arm with lots of blood. Hope you have had a great Easter. I miss you loads.' I miss you loads too Leo!
I felt very lucky today to be invited to a Kestrel group chat! It was lovely to see smiling faces and hear all the chattering and laughter, I have missed it! We pretended to be statues, looked straight into the camera so everyone else could only see our eyes, and had a lovely chat about what we had been up to, and some of us even bounced on trampolines while talking! It was the highlight of my holidays so thank you to everyone that was there! I only managed a couple of photo's (I was too bust laughing!) so sorry to those I missed
Jacob has lost both of his front teeth! Don't panic though, the tooth fairy isn't on lock down and still managed a visit! He has had a great Easter, eating lots of chocolate whilst still in his PJs. Sounds perfect!
Jacob is getting back into his home learning on Monday by making a time capsule. Funnily enough, that's one of the tasks I had set for you this week too! You can make your own like Jacob, or there is a template here for you to fill in or give you some ideas.
Lilly-Mai has had a really busy Easter holidays! She has done some of the activities I put up on the website, as well as making Easter bunnies, designing Easter eggs, playing in her swimming pool, going on bike rides for exercise, making a spring scene with play doh and painting more rainbows!! Wow! What a lot of fabulous activities! That all sounds super fun- and what a beautiful job you have done too!
On Easter Sunday, Lilly-Mai and her sister did an Easter egg hunt and played pin the tail on the bunny. Of course they ate lots of chocolate too! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and ate lots of chocolate too!
Alyssa has been working hard and being super kind and helpful at home. She enjoyed doing all of the maths papers in the home learning pack and has tried to do lots of learning. She told me that she taught her little brother how to play hide and seek- what a fantastic game! I hope you both have lots of fun playing it together!
Alyssa said she wants to teach him how to do colouring in next. You are such a careful worker Alyssa that I'm sure you will do a great job teaching him. Make sure you keep it in the lines!
Welcome to Baker Gym! Danny has been keeping fit and having fun by making his own Gym equipment. Looking super strong there Danny!
It was great to get an email today to tell me what Ella has been up to! She has been doing lots of educational things. These haven't been from the website, but that doesn't matter at all! There are so many great resources out there that it's fine use something different. If you need any help with any other learning or want some different ideas I'm always happy to help!
Ella's Mum also told me how happy and relaxed everyone is, this is absolutely the most important thing and what I love to hear!
Unfortunately, Ella's Mummy isn't allowed to use her phone much anymore because Ella is too busy chatting to all of her friends on facetime! It's great to hear that you are all still keeping in contact! Why not ask your parents if you can call one of your friends if you haven't already. I'm sure they would love to hear from you!
Wow, Leo has had a super busy week!
I'm happy to hear that he is enjoying the tasks put up on the website and has managed to complete them all, impressive! 😁
Leo's mum made him an obstacle course in the garden, doesn't it look like so much fun?! Leo's Mum really enjoyed watching Leo and Isobel having fun completing it!
Leo has also done lots of cooking. He made cottage pie and chocolate cupcakes, mmm delicious! He used this time to do lots of learning too by talking about the different types of measurements and safety skills. He then delivered these to some of his older neighbors, who were all really grateful. Mum said that Isobel and Leo felt huge satisfaction in this. You should be proud of yourselves Leo and Isobel, what a lovely, kind thing to do. You have made me super proud too
Here's Jacob checking out the dinosaurs in the Natural history museum in London. He didn't even need to leave his house! Find the virtual tours here: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour and you can enjoy the museum in the comfort of your own home too!
(Loving the hair too Jacob!)
Congratulations to all of our Times Table Rockstar MVPs! Fantastic job! I wonder who will contribute the most in our battle this week? Log on to https://ttrockstars.com/ to contribute to your teams total
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Wow! Jacob really has been busy! 'He has particularly enjoyed the dinosaur theme and loved finding out all about Prehistoric man. He has enjoyed completing his worksheets and wrote a lovely story about a Dino. He also baked some dinosaur cakes and made a clay dinosaur as well.' Great stuff Jacob, what a hard worker you are!
Jacob has also loved listening to Mrs Booths stories. have you checked them out yet? Find them here:
Goodbye Miss Booth! We will miss you!
Miss Booth has her very own subpage with all of your lovely pictures and messages! Find it here:
I had a lovely email from Tia-Jo today to say she's missing all of her friends and teachers. I'm sure you are all missing her too! I'm particularly missing her big hugs and how kind and helpful she always is!
She has been decorating her bedroom and planting seeds in her garden with her Dad. She is also going on BugClub to keep up with lots of reading. Great job Tia!
Whilst exchanging emails, Tia was playing Monopoly with her family and doing a fantastic job as the banker. Playing games is a great way to learn lots of great skills whilst having fun! Have you got any board games you can play with your family too?
I had a lovely email from Danny today to tell me all the fantastic things he and Polly have been up to. He has done lots of fun activities, like pulling his sister along in the bike trailer by attaching it to his truck, how clever! He is also playing lots of music and has started learning how to play the piano with his Mummy, alongside practicing on his trombone. I can't wait to hear it!
If you look very closely at the pictures, you'll see Danny holding a very special bravery certificate too. Well done Danny for being such a brave boy!
Danny says he likes Numbots more than TT rockstars, have you tried it yet? What do you think?
Look how busy Ruby and Finley have been! From toad in the hole to rhubarb crumble - with freshly picked rhubarb! Yum. Lots of great home learning going on - will your raft float in a tub of water?
Well done Ruby and Finley!
Luke has been working really hard in all of his learning. Glad to hear you are trying so hard Luke! Amazing maths too, what a superstar!!
Libby has been super busy over the past week or so! She has worked very hard in all of her learning. She has done spellings, reading, maths, literacy, art and joined handwriting! Wow! What a lot of fabulous work! I especially loved her 'Book of tooth fairies' story!
She's even been doing the hoovering and washing up!!
Libby had an extra great day doing maths on Monday, it was cake making! She didn't eat them all herself though, she tied the cakes up with ribbon with a little rainbow note and gave them to some of her neighbours.
'We put them on doorstep the rang bell then waited at the end of the path and explained what we had done.'
What a kind (and delicious!) thing to do!
Well done Libs, super proud of you!
A cow swimming with a dolphin? What a crazy sight! Great questions Lilly-Mai! And fabulous maths too (1.4.20)- you showed great perseverance with the White Rose fractions unit :)
Do you want to try this task too? Find it here: https://www.westonzoylandprimary.co.uk/writing-1/
Danny has been super busy! He's done lots of baking, designed his own obstacle course before completing it, had dance lessons online with his sister Polly's dance teacher, built a bug hotel, built ramps in the garden and went over them on his electric bike and built lots of things with Lego! On top of all that, he's done his school work too!! Wow, what a superstar!
Leo had a great week last week and completed lots of fabulous activities. he said:
'We have been really busy this week, making rainbows for the windows outside in the sunshine, we played maths bingo and did water painting in the sunshine before it dries.'
Leo has also written me the most fabulous letter to tell me what he has been up to!
Thank you Leo, I love it!
Lilly-Mai is working super hard this morning!
Have you tried answering the questions on Charlie and the Chocolate factory like Lilly-Mai yet? Find them here: https://www.westonzoylandprimary.co.uk/reading/
This weekend, I've used my exercise time to take my dog, Mollie for a walk! I'm very lucky that I live opposite lots of open fields, I didn't see a single other person while I was out on my walk! It was so windy that there was waves on the river, can you spot them? Mrs Bell
Jacobs signing skills are super impressive already! Here he is signing his name
His cakes also turned out really well, it must have been all that fantastic planning! Mmmmm, delicious!
Jacob's not the only one using this time to learn British Sign Language! I hear lots of Kestrel are spending this time learning this valuable skill. Here is Darcy signing the alphabet, amazing job Darcy! Super impressive!
Darcy's fantastic clip has inspired me to set up a new sub-page, 'Signing with Kestrel Class'. Darcy will be the first installment! I'll be watching and hopefully learning a new skill alongside you
Jacob has been super busy this week! Not only is he top of the scoreboard on TT Rockstars, he has done lots of fabulous learning too! Today he is doing some baking. He was very sensible and wrote out all of the ingredients he would need first so he didn't miss anything. He's also found plenty of time to play in the sunshine too!
Jacob is also using this time to learn a new skill. He has decided to learn British Sign Language. What a fabulous idea!
What new skill would you like to learn but don't usually have the time for? It could be learning BSL like Jacob, a new language, how to draw or to play an instrument. Use your imagination and let me know what you have come up with! I'm attempting to get better at playing my ukelele- my family aren't enjoying it much!
Luke is still working incredibly hard in all of his learning. What fabulous work! He has been enjoying his maths, going on bug club and making the most of the sunshine. Luke has also been keeping up with the Joe Wicks workout in the mornings, finding Mummy's clicking joints very funny!
Luke has also written a wonderful letter to his Nanny and Dad. What a lovely thing to do! Let Luke inspire you into writing your own letter to someone you love but cant see right now, I know they will appreciate it.
Lilly-Mai watched the clip 'A Book of Butterflies' and created her very own story 'A book of Cats' Wow Lilly-Mai, I love it!! Especially those fantastic adjectives (I loved the use of 'disgusting!'). What lovely handwriting too!
Do you want to take on this challenge too? Find it here: https://www.westonzoylandprimary.co.uk/writing/
Wow! Darcy Primary School looks amazing! They even have their own logo (very jealous, I think it's nicer than ours!)
Darcy has been making the most of the sunshine and has been having her lunch in the garden, she has even done some science experiments too!
"We have made primary colours and mixed them together to make the secondary colours. When we mixed all 3 together it made a yucky brown."
That sounds like lots of fun! I might take my lunch to the garden now too Keep up the great work Darcy!
It was lovely to get a cheeky hello from Ruby through the school gates yesterday! I told her to go and play the counting to 100 song (on the maths page). Sorry parents, I know you'll hate it but Kestrel class love it!!
Here's Ruby dancing along!
Lilly-Mai is working hard on her Maths today, completing the White Rose daily maths lessons. Great stuff Lilly-mai