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Newsletter Week Beginning 01.06.2020

                                                                                                                                                     Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Hello KS1 parents, carers and children,

Welcome to newsletter 9. Mrs Parveen and Mrs Ablewhite here this week! It’s been lovely to speak to you all again and we’ve really enjoyed finding out what you’ve all been up to! Mrs Parveen had a wonderful lockdown Eid, we hope those who celebrated had a lovely Eid too!

Mrs Ablewhite’s children take part in a weekly quiz with their friends online. This week it was Leonie’s turn to be quizmaster and we thought that you might like to take part in the quiz too. A paper copy of the quiz will also be in this week’s learning pack. Answers will be revealed in next week’s newsletter!

Leonie’s quiz!


Picture round:

  1. What film is this from?


     2.Who is this? 


3.What is this animal called? 


4.What is this shape called?


5.What fruit is this?

General Knowledge:

  • Who is Buzz Lightyear’s best friend?
  • How many sides does a hexagon have?
  • True or false – Flamingos can fly?
  • What is the capital city of England?
  • Who is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

         Here’s your learning diary for this week. Let’s get started…


Just a note: The summer crossword and Eid word search will be in next week’s paper packs of resources that you can pick up from school. 


Monday 1st June 2020
Mrs Parveen wanted to learn a new skill and she thought why not learn British Sign Language (BSL)!

Natasha Lamb has a brilliant YouTube series where adults and children alike can learn BSL. 

It’s perfect for beginners and can be done easily at home!

Check out lesson one below.

We would love you to share some of your new skills with us soon! Learning the alphabet was tricky but you can try spelling your name!


Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Put your maths skills to the test and get that brain warmed up! If you’re like me, and you love buying things then this game is for you! You can use your mathematical skills to buy toys from the virtual shop using the coins. You can even do this with your own money (make sure you ask your parents’ permission first)!


Wednesday 3rd June 2020

The Great Fire of London was a great topic to explore in year1 and 2! Mrs Parveen has found an awesome game we can play to test our amazing historical knowledge about the Great Fire of London! Click the link and explore and play the game! It’s great fun.  Mrs Parveen’s favourite part was helping Tom use the fire equipment from 1666 to put out the fire!

Thursday 4th June 2020
Mrs Ablewhite was sent this lovely story and it helps children to understand that we all have problems and it’s always best to talk about them because it makes us all feel better when we do!



Friday 5th June 2020

Mrs Parveen loves using pobble365 to find an interesting picture to spark ideas for writing super sentences!  There are some weird and wonderful pictures that allow the children to use their imagination to create stories or sentences.

We know some of you have started scrapbooks/ storybooks during lockdown! We cannot wait to read your wonderful creative stories!



The weekend challenge:

Try the crossword with a cold ice-lolly in the sunshine this week! You could make the crossword competitive, play it in teams but make sure you just have fun!  


Here’s this week’s recipe: Chocolate cornflake cakes

50 grams of butter/ margarine

100 grams of milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks

3 tablespoons of golden syrup

100 grams of cornflakes (or you could use Rice Crispies)

  1. Children: weigh out the butter, chocolate and golden syrup
  2. Adults: melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in the saucepan over a low heat. Allow to cool a little before pouring in the cornflakes.
  3. Children: weigh the cornflakes and stir into the melted chocolate. Mix gently with a spoon making sure all of the cornflakes are covered with the yummy chocolate!
  4. Children: spoon the mixture into 12 cupcakes. Put in the fridge to set.
  5. All: Enjoy!



Answers to the match the teacher to the cake quiz.

I wonder how many you managed to get right?


Mrs Roberts loves Bakewell tart.

Mrs Tivey and Mrs Ablewhite love chocolate cake.

Miss Neal and Mrs Jalil both love lemon drizzle cake!

Mrs Gill’s favourite is an angel cake.

For Mrs Ashford it’s carrot cake.

Mrs Ferguson’s favourite is ginger cake.

Mrs Parveen loves a sticky toffee pudding (I wonder if she prefers ice cream or custard with it?)

Miss Carter’s favourite is lemon cheesecake.

Miss Dube and Mrs Allsopp both adore red velvet cake!


Final thought from the KS1 team

Just remember:


Looking forward to speaking to you all again next week, take care!