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Newsletter week beginning 27.04.2020

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Monday 27th April 2020

Hello KS1 parents, carers and children,

Welcome to newsletter 5. You should have received a text message from your child’s class teacher this week, if you haven’t, don’’t worry you should receive one over the next few days. Please reply to this to let us know if the newsletter is helpful and if there is anything else we can do to help you continue doing a fantastic job helping your children learn at home.

We are exploring other ways of parents accessing work and will be putting out a text later this week to all parents
that will detail 3 new developments:


  1. BBC bitesize materials on website and TV (mentioned on newsletter 2)
  2. Packs of work prepared by DDAT that can be picked up from Tesco stores
  3. Packs of equipment that can be collected from school to help with learning e.g. pencils paper sharpeners etc. 


Mrs Allsopp has started her maternity leave now so I (Mrs Ferguson) will be covering any queries that Class 5 might have. We wish Mrs Allsopp a very happy maternity leave and we can’t wait to hear the exciting news about the safe arrival of her second child.

Thank you for the lovely texts we have received, it’s been lovely to hear from you all especially the text about making marbled cupcakes. Yum!

This week’s KS1 photo album
Have a look at the slideshow to see this week’s set of photographs from the key stage 1 team. This week we have a collection from Mrs Tivey, Mrs Parveen and Mrs Allsopp. We loved the pictures that Mrs Parveen sent of the mini mosque she has made for her little boy so he can learn all about Ramadan – may be try this yourself.

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Ramadan Mubarak. May this special month bring joy, happiness and peace to you all during this difficult time. Stay blessed.


Monday 27th April 2020

Today we’d like you to make sure you can quickly do all your maths facts:

* Number bonds to make 10 (10 + 0 = 10, 1 +9 = 10, 2 + 8= 10 continue the pattern).

* Use the facts to 10, to help with facts to 100 – 1 + 9 = 10 so 10 + 90 = 100 continue the pattern.

* Use the facts to 10, to help with facts to 20 (1 + 9 = 10 so 1 + 19 = 20, continue the pattern).

* 10 times table (forwards and backwards) Year 2 up to 1000

* 5 times table (forwards and backwards)

* 2 times table (forwards and backwards)

* Extra for Year 2: 3 and 4 times table (forwards and why not try backwards if you can)

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Mrs Tivey’s children are doing this activity this week. Do as a house hunt – read each challenge out loud to your child/children and let them go and fetch something that matches the challenge. Ask them: ‘Why did you choose that?’
What a lovely activity to do together as we have more time.


Wednesday 29th April 2020

Today, try this website Myself and Mrs Ablewhite recommend the ‘Fun with Numbers’ section. You can tick the Key Stage 1 box. Have a go at the ones below: Please refer to the pdf version for all the images: Thank you

Try these activities – for year 2 learnt about fractions.

If you’re year 1 try…3D shapes


Thursday 30th April 2020

We are asking you to go on-line because we are not at school. Being safe on line is so important. Remember our e-safety lessons. Try There are year 1 and 2 stories for you or your children to read.

Friday 1st May 2020


The weekend
After hearing some of you love baking, here is an easy recipe to try:

35g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon of baking powder
2 tbsp granulated sugar
Pinch salt
60ml milk
1 tbsp mini chocolate chips

1. Mix ingredients in the biggest mug you have.
2. Mix in wet ingredients until there are no lumps.
3. Drop the chocolate chips on top in the middle.
4. Microwave on high for 70 seconds.
Ask an adult to take it out, as it will be very hot.
6. Take a photo to share at school.

Quiz answers from last week

How many did you get right?
Clue 1 – Mrs Allsopp’s dog
Clue 2 – Mrs Robert’s cat
Clue 3 – Mrs Tivey’s dog
Clue 4 – Miss Neal’s cat
Clue 5 – Mrs Gill’s son’s toy dog
Clue 6 – Mrs Ferguson’s leopard and tiger cubs (toy ones!)
Clue 7 – Mrs Ashford’s cats
Clue 8 – Mrs Ablewhite’s dog

Coming soon ‘sticky knowledge quiz’ how much have you remembered about our Great Fire of London and Food Glorious Food topics?


A final thought from the KS1 team