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Week 6 Daily updates from Mrs Ellis and Mrs Greening

Monday 11th May

Good morning Class 1

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend in the glorious sunshine, we were so lucky! Did you manage to celebrate VE Day in some way on Friday? If you did it would be lovely to see some pictures. We had a little celebration in our front garden and Matilda loved waving her flag which she carried around with her for most of the day. This week I have posted a new story called 'Peace at Last' which Matilda loves before bedtime. I have also posted a little spelling challenge for the Year 1 and Year 2 children, I hope you enjoy it and good luck! Mrs Greening and I would love to know how you get on, so please feel free to send across your results. Thank you again to those children who have sent us their scores on our last quiz, you are all doing so well!!

Matilda has been working really hard over the last couple of weeks at tidying up before moving onto a new activity, I wonder how quickly you can tidy your bedroom? Why not use our Class 1 'Spoonful of Sugar' song to help you do it quickly!


I hope you manage to find all the home learning and resources that you will need for this weeks home learning but if you have any problems or would like to speak to me, I'm in school today.


Have a wonderful Monday. 

Missing you all.

Mrs Ellis


Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Class 1.

I hope you all managed to find the home learning packs and resources ok on our website. Thank you to those that have sent across some pictures of your home learning from this week already, we love to see them! I wonder if any of you have managed to do the spelling challenges yet? Please remember you are ALL doing such a fabulous job in these strange circumstances and Mrs Greening and I are very proud of you, that includes Mums and Dads too!! We love seeing all the pictures and videos and there will be lots of terrific tickets coming your way, when we see you next.


I hope you have a wonderful day and remember if you have any questions or just want a chat please email the office and they will let me know.


Missing you all

Mrs Ellis


Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Class 1

I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. I’m so pleased the sunshine came out. Matilda and I managed to go for a long walk and then took some time to listen to the bird song in the garden. She now says ‘birds go tweet tweet’ which always makes me smile. I wonder what sort of sounds you can hear in your garden or on your walks? I have added another lovely story below that you may want to read. It explains about the strange situation we are in at the moment and why it is so important to stay indoors. I hope you enjoy it!


I hope you all have a wonderful day today and thank you once again for the wonderful home learning pictures you are sending through. They really make my day!!


Missing you all.

Mrs Ellis

Thursday 14th May 2020

Morning Class 1

I hope you are having a lovely week. I have seen some fabulous pictures and movies of your activities.  It is lovely because we have really missed you all.  I have some appreciation of the challenges of home learning as a parent of 2 children, my challenges including sharing the internet, printer ink, paper and that’s before I help out with physics and maths concepts, ooh give me class 1 any day!!  I hope you’ve all given your parents a ‘you are terrific clap!’

Today, I have loaded a few poems onto the stories section which I hope you enjoy. Poems can be so much fun and when we meet again, we can write some more together.  Mrs Ellis and I have been thinking of some really fun ideas.  In the meantime, Michael Rosen, who wrote Going on a Bear Hunt and much more, also writes and performs excellent poems he has written – you can see him at.

One of the poems on my video ‘the sound collector’ is a really good one for performance poetry, as you can use your voice and actions to bring it alive.  You could have ago or use your own choice of poem. If you are feeling brave, perhaps ask one of family to watch or even send in a video for us to see.

Well I hope you all have a lovely day! If anyone needs to talk to me, I shall be in school Friday.

Have a great day!  Mrs Greening


Friday the 15th May

Morning Class 1.  I hope you are all well.  I ‘m smiling inside because I’ve just been sent Libby’s performance poem, James’ senses poem and Noah’s butterfly maths. Fantastic, we will load them on for you all to see.

Today I am in school and looking forward to a bit of a Jo wicks workout and finishing off any home learning with the children.  It is going to be lovely weather so we will definitely be getting outside for some activities.  Meanwhile I hope you are getting on well and having some fun too!  It’s Friday and if you have time pop a diary entry in your book and tell us something you loved doing this week.  We are planning to look at them when you come back.

Meanwhile, my daughter was having some fun with a pack of cards this week and that got me thinking, perhaps Class 1 would like a go.  Hopefully you all still have your cards.  Can you build a tall structure with your cards.?  Top tip is using a carpet for the base – it is a lot easier for grip.  If you take a picture you could pop it in your book or send to us.   

I've loaded u my daughters attempt on a separate file.  There were a few that collapsed before I could get a picture! Also, this YouTube vide give some great tips.


Have a great day, missing you.

Mrs Greening



Polly's attempt

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