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Newsletter Week Beginning 11.05.2020

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Hello KS1 parents, carers and children,

Welcome to newsletter 7. It’s been another lovely week of year 1 and 2 teachers talking to families – it’s one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon! I’ve been so impressed that you’ve been using the resources – paper or internet but most importantly finding what works for you and your children. I was so impressed with one Mum who got her children writing about the Coronavirus as a monster and the children had to write an adventure story to defeat it. I can’t wait to read that when we get back to school!

This week’s KS1 photo album
So many of the other teachers have shared some lovely photographs over the weeks and I realised I’ve not really shared too many so I thought I’d put that right! Last week, I said it was Aimee’s birthday and I’d share some photos of what we did in her lockdown birthday.  Her favourite parts of the day were her special birthday card, her favourite meal – roast chicken dinner, her chocolate birthday cake (made by her sister) and the games we played. Lauren even wrote a special quiz for her. It’s been handy having a daughter at home who doesn’t have any exams to revise for anymore! I’ve even been doing a spot of gardening and I’m trying to learn to crochet – but I’m not getting too far with that!

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


Just a note: The A-Z quiz will also be in this week’s paper pack of resources that you can pick up from school. Mrs Gill kindly comes in every week to make the packs up on Wednesday so you can pick them up every week from Thursday.


Monday 11th May 2020
Mrs Tivey from class 5 sent me this wonderfully creative idea. If it’s a warm day, the children can do this outside with kitchen roll, felt tips and water while you take a well-earned rest from home schooling. I’m working in school next week and I like it so much I’m going to use the idea myself!


Tuesday 11th May 2020 

Why don’t you have a go at entering this competition?   Full details are in the paper pack for week 3 and also on the photograph slideshow. Get creative everyone. Again, if you enter, take a photo, we’d love to see your ideas when you come back to school. Get on board!!


Wednesday 12th May 2020
It’s a week of competitions this week, Mrs Ashford sent me this competition. Your child can create a fabulous National Book Token design and they could return to school with National Book Tokens for all! If it’s your child’s design that is picked it will go on National Book Tokens gift card every week for seven weeks.

When schools open up again, the young designer and their classmates will each receive a £10/€10 National Book Token with the winning artwork. The entry form is also in the paper pack. The competition opens on Wednesday 6th May and closes on Sunday 28th June 2020.




Thursday 13th May 2020
If you fancy exploring a new website this week, give this one a try. I like the section grammar and vocabulary shown below. But you could try lots of the other activities because there’s lots to explore on this website!



Friday 14th May 2020
Mrs Tivey sent through these Thrive activities to do. There’s a photo in the album too. Lots of lovely activities to do with parents or brothers and sisters.

The weekend – Quiz and cakes!
Try the quiz with a slice of flapjack! You could make the quiz competitive, play it in teams but make sure you just have fun!

Here’s this week’s recipe: Flapjacks
120g porridge oats
60g softened butter
60g light brown sugar
1-2 tablespoons of golden syrup

1. Heat oven to 200c.
Ask an adult to do this for you.
2. Mix everything really well in a bowl.
3. Grease baking tin and pour mixture in, pushing everything down with the back of a spoon.
4. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown
Ask an adult to take them out of the oven for you.
6. The mixture will be soft when it’s removed from the oven. This is normal and will harden as it cools.






Final thought from the KS1 team



Don’t worry our adventures are paused at the moment, but we will press play again… soon!


Oops nearly forgot! – Go onto YouTube and search for Esther Rantzen reading ‘The Cloud and the Rainbow’ story for NSPCC’s Child line! A lovely story that helps children to understand these difficult times.