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Newsletter Week Beginning 18.05.2020

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hello KS1 parents, carers and children,

Welcome to newsletter 8. Mrs Ashford and Mrs Roberts here! 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 Roberts and I have heard about some of your fantastic drawings and the colouring sets that you have used to create your masterpieces. We also have some exciting news to share – Mrs Allsopp had a beautiful baby girl on Sunday 10th May and has called her Freya. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Allsopp! There’s a photo of her new baby in this week’s slideshow!

This week’s KS1 fun game!
Me, Mrs Ashford and all of the KS1 teachers love eating cake! During lockdown, we have been really lucky that we have been able to eat lots of cakes because we have had so many birthdays to celebrate! Can you match the teacher with the cake? Next week’s newsletter will reveal the answers! In the meantime, maybe you could create your own cake!                                     Just for bun (hehe!)

Mrs Ablewhite


Chocolate cake - (Yes, 2 people in our team love chocolate cake!)

Mrs Parveen


            Carrot cake

Mrs Gill


              Chocolate cake

Mrs Tivey


             Lemon drizzle

Miss Dube


               Angel cake  

Mrs Roberts


            Lemon drizzle - (Yes, 2 people in our team love lemon drizzle!)

Mrs Jalil


        Sticky toffee pudding

Mrs Ashford


           Red velvet  

Miss Neal


                 Bakewell tart

Mrs Ferguson


              Lemon cheesecake  

Miss Carter


                Red velvet - (Yes, 2 people in our team love red velvet cake)

Mrs Allsopp


   Ginger cake


Just a note:

A paper copy of the 30 things to do outside list will also be in the home learning packs. Don’t forget that Mrs Gill kindly comes in every week to make the packs up on Wednesday so you can pick them up every week from Thursday. Why don’t you have a go at exploring the School Toolkit website, which has information about our school and lots of other schools in DDAT. You can find lots of fun activities if you have a look!

Monday 18th May 2020
Mrs Tivey from class 5 sent this interesting idea where you will need to put your outdoor skills to the test. If it’s a warm day, you can become nature explorers and try to complete the outdoor list! See how many you can achieve! Mrs Ashford and I can’t wait to go sliding down a grassy hill!


Tuesday 19th May 2020
Put your maths skills to the test and get that brain warmed up! Topmarks is a brilliant website that has lots of different maths activities, from times tables to addition and subtraction! Have a go at hit the button or try to solve calculations super quick with the daily 10 activities! Visit

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Mrs Roberts went for one of her favourite walks wearing her best newspaper coat when suddenly it rained! Oh no! What do you think happened? Was this the right material to use for her coat? What should she have used? Can you find any items in your house that are made out of these materials or have these properties? Good luck scientists!


Thursday 21st May 2020
Fancy super charging your learning? Explore this fun website which is jam packed with lots of activities to keep you busy!


Friday 22nd May 2020

The Unicef kid power website has a list of 12 interesting challenges that you can have a go at! How many can you complete?


The weekend/challenge – Mrs Roberts’ walk
Mrs Roberts went on a beautiful, sunny walk with her family and she came across a topography of the area. When Mrs Roberts told me about this, I had no idea what it was! As this week’s challenge, please can you find out what this means or find out if Mrs Roberts is making this up! A little bird told me that Mrs Roberts loves geography!

Here are some photographs Mrs Roberts took of the topography of the area!


Here’s this week’s recipe: chocolate brownies

200g plain chocolate chopped into small pieces

125g unsalted softened butter

275g brown sugar

1tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs, beaten

100g plain flour.

2tbsp cocoa powder.

1. Heat oven to 180c. Ask an adult to do this for you.

2. Put half the chocolate into a heatproof bowl, set over a pan of gently simmering water to melt slowly. Ask an adult to do this for you.
3. Put everything, but the chocolate, in a bowl and mix until it is soft and fluffy.

4. Stir in the rest of the chocolate pieces and the melted chocolate.

5. Grease a baking tray and pour the mixture into the tray.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

7. Ask an adult to take them out of the oven for you.
8. Leave to cool then cut them into 16 squares! Then ENJOY!



Final thought from the KS1 team


If you dream it, you can do it!


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