Key Workers!

Hi Year 2,

Sorry it has been a while. I hope you are all staying safe at home. It has been a pleasure seeing what some of you have been up to at home. It has made me think about how we can show support for the key workers who are keeping us safe and helping us in many different ways. On the school blog, you can see some children have been making key worker scarecrows and I wanted to challenge you to put your drawing and colouring skills to the test! I would love for you to pick a key worker and draw them however you like. Here are a list of just some key workers you could do:




police officer



shopkeeper/ shop assistant

lorry drivers

waste collector

There are many more to choose, these are just examples. Pick your favourite to create, label your drawing and send them to the school email address.

Above are some example pictures. I look forward to seeing your drawings.

Good luck and stay safe,

Mr Connolly


Science challenges: Sound!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing ok and enjoyed the bank holiday weekend.  

This week, I thought I’d throw it back to our first Year 4 Science topic (and one of my favourites) Sound!

    • Sound is caused by vibrations. How can sounds be made and how do they travel to our ears? 
    • The three families of musical instruments are string, wind and percussion. Can you remember the name of an instrument that fits in each category? How do you produce a sound on your chosen instrument?


  • Volume describes how loud or quiet a sound is and is measured in decibels. How do you change the volume on a percussion instrument? How do you change the volume on a wind instrument? How do you change the volume on a string instrument?
  • Pitch describes how high and low a sound is. How do you alter the pitch on a percussion, wind and string instrument? How is pitch different to volume?


  • Your final challenge is to create your own instrument! Think back to our D and T days. You will need to research instruments that exist already before designing your instrument. Remember to plan the materials you will need and the method you will use to create your instrument. Don’t worry if you haven’t got specialist equipment to make with, get creative and use what you have. Maybe you could get your siblings to make an instrument too and create a family band!

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy the challenges! Let me know how you get on with any of your activities! Remember, you can email any pictures or messages to and they will get passed on to the correct teacher. 

Take care, Miss Soar.


Mrs B’s Book Club: Poo in the Zoo – Steve Smallman

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Today’s story has an interesting title! ‘Poo in the Zoo’ by Steve Smallman. This was a recommendation from my friend, and I am really glad he let me know about it, it’s a great story!

Below are some activities for you to try relating to this story.

Activity 1

Snakes can be zoo animals. Can you make a snake pattern picture? Since you are Reception, you can try out some trickier pattern structures other than A, B, A, B. Can you try a pattern where the structure would be AA BB AA BB……..or even trickier A B C D, A B C D? Remember these are repeating patterns so you need to figure out which colours come next.


Activity 2

I want you to make a collection like in the story…though NOT a poo collection!!! What would you like to collect? Rocks? Pretty leaves? Cars? Shells? My Dad actually collects 50p’s, if you look carefully they all have a different picture on the back. How many things can you collect? Can you count them carefully? Let me know what you decide to collect and send me a picture of them!


Activity 3

Dance around to the ‘Let’s go to the zoo’ song that we do in class…see how you can move like the animals in the zoo. If you want to challenge yourself even more, can you think of animals that are NOT in the song and think about how they would move?

So that’s a maths (pattern), physical and knowledge and understanding of the world activity you have for Monday! Come back on Wednesday to see which other activities we have planned!

Remember to keep sending me over your activities, or just say hello to me on

Mrs Burgess

Hello 😎

At last we have some nice weather again 🌞.

I wanted to share with you an adventure hunt that I did in school last autumn.

The children really enjoyed it and the list is easy to complete on any walk or even just in the garden. It is a great way for the children to get some sensory play and discover more about what can be found in their surroundings.

I hope you have as much fun as we did when we did it.

Home Learning

Good Morning Year 6,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.  I was in school last week working with the children of key workers – you can find the photos of what we got up to on the blog.

I wanted to share some activities that you could have a go at this week (I know that it’s half-term but you find yourself at a loose end!)



Story Starter 

Have a go at completing the story:

Moments earlier, she had been standing in her classroom holding the tiny port-key up in her hand, waiting for the magic to happen. With a flash and a puff of smoke they had vanished into thin air.

The port-key had taken them to some strange places before, but never to a jungle. The problem with port-keys is that you never quite know where you’re going to end up!

They gazed around them and took in their surroundings; the stifling heat and cacophony of jungle noises put the children on edge – they would have to be exceptionally brave on this particular adventure…

Sentence Challenge!

Can you write a description of what it would be like to be in a jungle?

You could think about using your senses, for example, thinking about what sounds you might hear around you.

You could also describe how you might be feeling.

Sick Sentences

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?

The girl held the port-key. There was a bang and some smoke. The children landed in the jungle. It was hot. They were scared.

Perfect Picture

Can you draw a picture of the children travelling to the jungle using the port-key?


Here are this week’s words:

  •  impetuous
  • serene
  • tantalising
  • manoeuvre
  • sanctuary

5 words so one word each day

  • Find out what the word means
  • What word class does the word belong to? Is it a noun, an adjective, a verb etc?
  • Write an interesting sentence containing your word.
  • Write some phrases that contain the word
  • What synonyms can you find?
  • What antonyms can you find?
  • What prefixes and suffixes can be added to make new words?

Activity Club

As it is half-term Oak National Academy are not running lessons this week but they have set up an activity club:

There are loads of different activities that you can have a go at: cooking, science, DT…

Enjoy your half term, stay safe and I’ll see you very soon.

Mrs Hilton-Le



Key workers

We have been in school this week and it has been about key workers. Who are they? What do they do? Why are they key workers? We have had lots of fantastic discussions, role play and making key worker scarecrows, we have had such a fun week.

We have used our fine motor skills by fastening buttons, cutting material with scissors, wrapping string and dressing the scarecrows.

We made faces for our scarecrows using paper plates, pens and wool for the hair.

Look at our amazing scarecrows. This is why the children made the key workers.

‘A farmer who grows food that we eat.’



‘A policeman who protects us.’


”A Doctor who makes us better when we are sick.’


‘A scientist who finds out more to help us.’

Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Hopefully when the wind calms down we can put the scarecrows in the school gardens.

Keep safe.

Miss Harrison, Mr Connelly and Miss Tsang

Mrs B’s Book Club: You’re Called What!? – Kes Gray

Good Afternoon everyone,

Another week has passed us by! It’s time to laugh at Mrs B again during this story, I had to do lots and lots of laughing so I am sure you are going to laugh too (hopefully ‘with’ me and not ‘at’ me! Hehe!).

Below is the activity I would like you to complete following this story.

Activity 1

As I said at the end of the video, I would love if you could find out more about the animals mentioned in the story. With a grown-ups help, use Google or other research tools to investigate what these animals look like in real life and find out a fact about them. You can write down the facts in a simple sentence.

I would love to hear if you find any interesting facts out!

Mrs B ❤