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15.07.20
Thank you for sending in your fantastic work Charlie! I love the letter you sent to Mrs Bell, you came up with some great questions. I am pleased you were able to get these answered today. 😊 It was also lovely to read all about your memories from year one. I am privileged to have made it onto your friends list with Mrs Hall! Have a look at Charlie’s poster all about crocodiles, I was very impressed with the facts he found and the drawing. 🐊 It is so nice to see your love of learning continuing to shine through. 🌈

14.07.20

Thank you for your lovely emails Oliver and Alfie who are currently in Merlin Class. We are looking forward to welcoming you into Buzzard Class in September! 🌈

13.07.20

Abigail had an amazing birthday. On Friday she had a very big surprise when Leia visited the house for a little party. They had a yummy Chinese take away for tea and all had great fun with a piñata and spent a long time on the trampoline. On her birthday she had lots of presents to open and went to Burnham on her new bike and went to the ice cream place. Then Abigail had her grandparents round!

 

13.07.20

Charlie has yet again been working extremely hard at home and has produced some fantastic work. He has also had the chance to get out and spend time in nature. Thank you so much for sharing the things that you found on your walk. The butterfly is beautiful! You look like you have had lots of fun finding different mini beasts. I love all your work on what makes a good friend, it highlights how much of a great friend you are 😊🌈.

06.07.20

After our zoom call on Friday where we read ‘The Dot’ Georgia did a fantastic job completing the art challenge I set them. She got inventive cutting carrots and dipping them in paint to print with them. This technique is very effective Georgia! I love the bright colours you used and the fact that you didn’t just use a paintbrush. 
 

    

03.07.20

Wow Charlie Hale! We are super impressed with your home learning. You are working extremely hard and we are very proud of you. Your long ladder letters are beautiful and you have really focused on sounding out your words. I also loved to see what you would take to space. 🪐 It’s good to see your worry monster floating away! Well done you. ⭐️

02.07.20

Rainbow Bubble Monkeys and the Rainbow Dinogiraffes joined forces today to have a little boogie and check out everyone's amazing work! It was so lovely to see everyone! 

02.07.20

Over the last few months Joel and his family have got some chickens, they have been really kind and sent us some fantastic photos of Joel's experience with hatching eggs. They now have quite a few chickens!

 

3 porcelain sabblepoot bantams, (white chickens) 

2 black pekin bantams (both have chicks with them) 

2 multicoloured pekin bantams. 

15 bantam chicks which we hatched from eggs, 2 of which are the smallest chicken in the world, serama bantam. 

7 pheasant chicks and a number of pheasant eggs in the incubator. 

Quail eggs in an incubator due to hatch around the 12-14th July. 

 

We have loved looking at these photos in Dinogiraffe Bubble smiley.

01.07.20

We had great fun today doing some lovely art. We enjoyed it so much we also tried out the pointillism technique to make some beautiful pictures. We were so pleased to have Joel join our bubble!! 🦖🦒💙

 

30.06.20

Rainbow Bubble Monkeys have been loving outdoor learning! Here we are searching for Trogglets, setting traps and doing our best Superhero impressions! 

30.06.20

Dinogiraffes had lots of fun learning about Andy Goldsworthy and creating their very own sculptures using things they found in the outdoors environment. We were so impressed with their creations! smiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.06.20

Archie has been super busy this morning I love your positive thinking hat. I am so pleased to hear just how much you are enjoying your Maths smiley.

26.06.20

Charlie has been busy again doing some fantastic maths focusing on sharing equally. He has also worked hard on his formation and learnt all about Tim Peake! He then enjoyed the sun in the afternoon as it was just too hot, I hope you cooled down Charlie.

25.06.20

Charlie has had another super busy day during home learning! I love his ‘super me’ and how he was able to identify many of his superpowers. You have worked so hard on your maths too finding doubles today. Excellent job Charlie! 

24.06.20

AAARRRGGGHHH Me Hearties! Welcome to the Rainbow ship full of Bubble Monkey Pirates! 

24.06.20

Thank you so much Charlie for sending in some of your fantastic work that you have been doing during home learning! We were so pleased to see your pictures in our Dinogiraffe bubble and miss you very much. Your work on space is awesome and very artistic and I love your positive thinking cap it is beautiful!

23.06.20

We had so much fun in Dinogiraffes creating our very own rocket to get to Monster Town, Dinosaur Land, London, and under the ocean! 

Virtual Sports Week Results

Well done Grey Lake who had the most children participate over the last couple of weeks! We have loved seeing all the children's designs, their lovely ideas and how well they engaged with each activity. Thank you for a lovely couple of weeks we really enjoyed it all!

22.06.20

We had some very special visitors in Rainbow Bubble Monkeys today! The Trogglets came! They wrote us a lovely letter and gave us all gifts, how amazing! We have all been keeping our eyes peeled to try and spot them on the school grounds.

22.06.20

22.06.20

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23.06.20

Thank you so much for your lovely photos Archie, I am blown away with your beautiful writing. I especially enjoyed reading all about what you would do if you found an aeroplane. smiley He has also mastered counting to 10 in French and is very proud of himself as are we! He is now practicing counting to 10 in Vietnamese because his step-nan is Vietnamese. 

Archie

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22.06.20

Why use paper when we have a massive playground to practice our zigzag letters on?!

22.06.20

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22.06.20

19.06.20

I loved our zoom call this morning and had lots of fun doing the activity set by Darcy in Kestrel Class. Well done to the parents who joined us and took on this challenge! We got a bit competitive trying to do as many claps as we could before catching the ball again. We improvised using toys and oranges because some of us didn't have a ball to hand. The most managed was 5 by Charlie H. 

19.06.20
We are so pleased with Charlie and everything he is doing and I love his 'happy' sign and reading the things that he finds good in his life! Here is Charlie's star of the week.

19.06.20

We are so impressed with Matthew this morning, he has used the magnetic letter and words on the fridge to sound out words and to construct different sentences. He found the words with his mum to make a sentence and then changed it into a question. I also love the lego house he made, he took his time to build this and put lots of thought into it smiley.

18.06.20
Charlie has yet again impressed us all with his artistic talents and creativity! He took his time and worked hard to create his Little Red Riding hood comic strip which is fantastic! He, like his parents and myself are very proud of this. He is maintaining great focus this week and has also been participating every day with our virtual sports week which we are so pleased about. Well done Charlie keep up the fantastic attitude to your home learning! 🙂

18.06.20 Rainbow Bubble Monkeys love to dance!

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18.06.20

What do you think of our new table decorations?! Our bases our snug enough to have a little nap in! 

18.06.20

Check out Isaac’s amazing WANTED poster that he made using natural resources!  He used a hammer and nail to make marks in the wood, inspired by our work on Supertato. I definitely think evil pea will be found now smiley.

   

17.06.20

Matthew loved creating his own obstacle course today and came up with a fantastic route- he even had his dinosaurs there to cheer him on! smiley

17.06.20

Well done team Hale for another successful day! They have been taking on challenges together and enjoyed creating their obstacle course in the garden. You have been very creative and Charlie and his sister did so well completing this. We are very impressed with the keepy uppies Mr and Mrs Hale!

Charlie's mum

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Charlie's Dad

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16.06.20

We did a little bit of hopscotch in Rainbow Bubble Monkeys today... in French! We are all becoming quite the experts! 

16.06.20

Well done Charlie for a successful day after a bit of mum motivation! Charlie enjoyed watching the French videos and then doing the following activities today smiley.

16.06.20

I have just received an email from de singes bulle arc-en-ciel who have been learning some French. Today they have been learning some greetings and numbers. Bien joué! L'amour Mademoiselle Crowe. heart

De singes bulle arc-en-ciel

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16.06.20

Charlie has been getting the whole family involved in virtual sports week- it is lovely to see you all enjoying the activities together! 

Charlie and his dad

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Charlie's Sister

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16.06.20

Matthew has been working hard this week and has been focusing on using suffixes in his writing. smiley 

15.06.20

Planting, digging and climbing, we had a great time in the garden area today! 

15.06.20

Thank you Charlie for sending in your learning photos. I can see just how hard you have worked on your suffixes and handwriting in English. I am very pleased with your Maths and how much work you have done counting in 2s! 

15.06.20

Well done Charlie. H and Matthew for sending in photos of you participating in our virtual sports week day one! Head over to the virtual sports week page to see their videos! smiley

 

              

15.06.20

Lily and James are the first to send in videos and pictures of them doing our virtual sports week activities. Thank you for participating and well done on the house points! Who will be next? 

Lily and James

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12.06.20

Annabelle and Owen have had lots of fun outdoors today in the pouring rain! We loved their photos they sent in, well done mum who was there ready with towels and hot drinks when they came in. smiley

 

                  

12.06.20

Leo enjoyed doing some maths and reading his book on bug club yesterday. His book was all about a vet and the animals she saw. 

12.06.20

Oliver has been working really hard this week and has been busy with his Maths. We are very proud of your attitude to home learning and we are so pleased that you are enjoying the work. 

12.06.20

Archie has sent in some photos of his week whilst he has been at home for us all to see. I love Archie's display wall with all his lovely work and special things on show it is a lovely idea! His mum has told me how he has been working independently and has been focused and engaged with his tasks this week, we are so pleased that you are continuing to develop this skill. He choose some different tasks that interested him and choose to wrote about his holiday which is a great read. 🙂 It is lovely to hear that you are so happy at home and at school Archie!

11.06.20 Time to dance!

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11.06.20

Leo has had another great day working hard, reading his lovely books and having lots of fun with his learning. It was lovely to see Leo on our group zoom call. Leo's auntie sent him through some lovely gifts because she was so proud of all his hard work! Well done Leo smiley.

11.06.20

Thanks for sending in your fantastic work Charlie! I am so pleased you were more confident in approaching your maths and had a really successful session. It was lovely to see you on our group zoom call too! Head over to the virtual sports day page to see Charlie's fabulous entries. 

10.06.20

The Rainbow Bubble Monkeys have been busy decorating their classroom this week so they can show off what a fantastic team they are and to make their space special! They have made a sign and decorated the window which looks fantastic. They made some rainbows using the technique pointillism and learnt some monkey dances including funky monkey from sticky kids. I wonder if those of you at home could find this dance too! I am looking forward to seeing them and you all on zoom this afternoon! 🐵 🐒 🌈

10.06.20

I am so pleased to see how well Oliver is getting on with his home learning and the pride he is taking in his work. I can see he is working hard on his maths and putting in lots of effort here. I love your description you have used to improve the sentences about Paddington! Remember your capital letters and full stops Oliver, can you spot your missing capital letter to start a sentence? Keep up the hard work, we are very proud of you. 

Miss Crowe 

10.06.20

Charlie is continuing to work very hard this week even when he has found things more difficult than usual. Sometimes we all have a day where we find something a bit tougher than usual, especially at this time. However, he has persevered and remained focused. This is so important, remember that sometimes we need to take a break and come back to our learning if we are a bit overwhelmed. We are very proud of you Charlie. I love your wellbeing journal, you continue to be a fantastic big brother! I am also pleased to hear that Charlie enjoyed learning about pointilism and having a go himself. smiley

10.06.20

Archie decided to write a letter to his uncle Lala who he misses very much, I enjoyed reading this it was very thoughtful and kind. He is enjoying being in school for some of the week, he loved seeing Mrs Hall again and thinks Mrs Bell is an awesome teacher. Archie went on a walk around Cheddar Reservoir this week and even though he didn’t catch any fish he still had an amazing time with his family. He has been busy getting creative at home and has made a cool flying saucer from recycled materials! Thank you for keeping me updated with lovely photos!

09.06.08

Leo has been working really hard again today and enjoyed listening to the story Cyril and Pat and then answering questions based upon this. He has been busy reading books on bug club, completing his journal and doing his maths today. He has also read another two books so has been rewarded by his nanny with some treat time! Well done Leo, we are so proud of you and how focused you have been this week! smiley

08.06.20

I am so pleased that Matthew has had a good start to the week. He has really enjoyed doing his journal, I also think they are a lovely way to start the day. He showed his compassionate and caring nature in his responses. I am glad that the dinosaurs helped Matthew do his maths today! Good luck designing your sports day activity!
 

08.06.20

Charlie has had a fantastic start to the week and has been busy doing all his home learning. He got on so well with his Maths that he asked his dad for a challenge which is great to hear! Your one-armed robot letters are brilliant, you have worked hard on your handwriting and I love your robot, he looks very cool.

 

08.06.20

I am very impressed with the work that Leo has already done today, and that he has read two books this morning! Leo has also been very kind today by giving his grandad a big cuddle to cheer him up 🙂. I love Leo's beautiful bee and dragonfly that he made today, they are so lovely! You are getting fantastic at all your arts and crafts Leo. These pictures brighten up our staying in touch page, I hope you all enjoy them!

08.06.20 

Kasper enjoyed meeting you all on our zoom call on Friday! Thank you all for joining and doing our quiz all about different animals. We learnt that fat is stored in camels humps! It is a common misconception that water is stored here. 

08.06.20

On Wednesday on our zoom call we made some origami rabbits and I set a challenge to create a jacket for Peter after he lost his in Mr McGregor’s garden. My rabbit has been enjoying life in his new home, he helped water my plant, had a nap with the dog and listened to some music on our record player. What had your rabbit been getting up to? 

08.06.20
Oliver worked hard on Friday doing some Maths, English, and completing his wellbeing journal. It is lovely to see that big smile on your face and to hear how well you concentrated with mum. I love your new spade with dinosaurs on, that will help you with all the fantastic gardening your doing. The Rowe's were so proud of their work that they went on a bike tide to show grandma and grandad at a distance! We know they would be very proud of you all and we are too! smiley

05.06.20

It was lovely to receive an email from Mrs Bell with some fantastic photos sharing the learning they have been doing in school this week. Rainbow Bubble Monkeys have been getting used to the new routine, have spent lots of time outside and doe some fantastic learning this week. We are very proud of how quickly they have adapted to this new learning environment. Thank you Mrs Hall and Mrs Bell for doing such an amazing job smileyheart.
05.06.20
Thank you for letting us know what you have been doing this week Jack, it was lovely to hear from you and I enjoyed our zoom call on Wednesday too! I am glad Jack is enjoying the Bitesize resources, they are very good. Jack has been learning all about Mason Bees and decided to make a hotel for them with his dad, I am very impressed, it looks great and it is a lovely idea. I am so pleased you are getting out in the garden and that you can watch the things you have planted grow, it is very rewarding to see. The flowers look beautiful and well done for looking after your pees! Jack was very kind and made his great gran a picture who is now allowed out of her flat, we are so pleased to hear that. Keep up the great work smiley.

04.06.20

Oliver has been enjoying time with his brothers and sister and has been busy cycling and keeping active. He has also been out in the garden lots enjoying what nature has to offer. Oliver has been sewing and made a beautiful bird for his grandma! It was lovely to hear from you this week Oliver smiley.

03.06.20

Molly created her very own carrot superhero and wrote all about her new character. I am impressed with how Molly extended her sentences to add more detail using conjunctions such as because. Your superhero sounds extremely brave Molly! 

03.06.20

Matthew enjoyed reading Supertato this week and has done some lovely work based around the story. I love your tepee Matthew, it looks great! He has also been using our wellbeing journals, I am so pleased you have found these useful. Matthew drew a picture this week for Isaac, I am sure he will be so pleased to receive this! 

02.06.20

Charlie found today a bit harder to get motivated, but has managed to focus on some of our activities for the day and has done a great job labelling his plant and has done a great job on his Maths activity focusing on number bonds to 20! Sometimes we can have days where we are not feeling as enthusiastic as others, but it is important to have a go just like Charlie and to do your best. Please look after yourselves and pace yourselves, take breaks and come back to things when you are ready smiley.

02.06.20

Thank you so much for sending in a video of you learning to ride your bike without stabilisers Leia!! I was so proud when you told me and loved seeing how happy you were when you rode all by yourself, what a fantastic achievement. smiley

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02.06.20

It was lovely to hear from Mrs Bell yesterday evening about our bubbles first day back at school. I am so pleased it went well and that the children enjoyed seeing each other again. Charlie's WANTED poster is being printed off at school and will be added to their display! smiley

01.06.20

It was lovely to hear from Charlie. H today, who has been extremely motivated today in his home learning. Archie has a surprise waiting for him when he comes home from school because Charlie has written him a beaitiful letter. 🙂 I think it will make Archie's day, it certainly brightened mine! Well done Charlie for using capital letters and full stops in your WANTED poster, I am super proud. What a great start to the last half term of the year. 

01.06.20

As some of you know, I have been working from home and I am continuing to do so at the moment. This is because myself, Mrs Garbett and Mrs Bell are making sure I am extra safe as I am a little bit more vulnerable than some people. Luckily, our lovely Mrs Hall and Mrs Bell are being my very own superheroes and looking after the children who have returned to school from Buzzard Class for me. They have named themselves the Rainbow Bubble Monkeys and have moved into a bigger class to make sure they can social distance whilst still having fun doing their learning. They are sending their love to everyone and have sent a beautiful picture for you all to see! 

22.05.20

We had a lovely zoom call on our last day of half term! This week we celebrated our stars of the week, Summer and Leo, did a picture quiz and then read Peter Rabbit. Well done everyone for your great guesses and for drawing your answers for me too! It was great to see so many of you again. We hope you all have a fantastic holiday, enjoy the sunshine and have lots of fun with your family. We are extremely proud of you all!

22.05.20

Charlie and his sister have been using his fantastic imagination and his face paints to embody different characters. I hope you all enjoy seeing his pictures as much as we have! smiley 

22.05.20

Thank you so much for your lovely photos Archie, it looks like you have had a lovely week 🙂. The invites and shopping lists look fab, I am so pleased that you liked the story so much. Your creations are beautiful and look lovely in your garden. I especially like your bee wind chime. I am pleased you had a good beach trip, what a fantastic find Archie you are a great explorer! Archie found natural clay and used this to make his own models with his sisters. Archie has been a super star helping mum and dad at home and has supported his sisters, comforting them when they are sad. 

22.05.20

Ella has been busy working on activities based around our story this week. She created her moving giraffe using split pins, she has produced a beautiful poster all about giraffes and has been learning about the different continents in the world. Well done Ella, keep up the great work, I know how much you enjoy learning about the world around us, it is lovely to see your work reflecting this. smiley

22.05.20

For our final lesson on position and direction Georgia decided to create her treasure map for her gran! We will let you know how she gets on smiley. Well done on completing this challenge and responding to Ella's too. 

UPDATED- 22.05.20

Maths Challenge 

Ella would like to challenge someone to find her treasure. Who can take on this task? 

I have found the first one (right two). Can you find the rest?

Send me in your answers! Who will be the first to respond?

Well done Georgia for taking on Ella's challenge- Georgia sent Ella a thank you note in return smiley.