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Weekly Newsletter for Year 3 and 4 18.05.2020

YEAR 3 AND YEAR 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday 18th May 2020

Hello LKS2 parents and carers,

I can’t believe this is our eighth newsletter! I hope you are all well and keeping safe. It is very difficult in these strange times we are living in; I myself have good and bad days but I know that we have to do this to keep safe.

Mr Daintith, sends us daily bulletins on what is happening in education and there are some useful ideas of what to do. In one bulletin there were some recipes to try so I did some baking, see the recipe below. Why not try them? They were quite delicious.

WW2 Oaty biscuits


115 g margarine or butter (try using half and half as butter really adds that extra flavour)

85 g of sugar

200 g of rolled oats

150 g self-raising flour

a pinch of salt

1 egg

A little milk


• Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F) or Gas Mark 4.

• Grease two baking trays well or use parchment/baking paper instead.

• Cream the margarine/butter with the sugar until soft and light.

• Add the rolled oats and mix.

• Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and add the egg (if used) into the mixture and mix well again before adding in a little milk to moisten. The dough should be stiff and quite dry but sticks together.

• Knead together.

• Divide out mixture into about 20 lumps the size of a walnut.

• Press between palms to flatten to about 1/4 inch thick and place on baking tray and press into shape.

• Bake for about 15 minutes until edges are golden.

• Leave on baking trays to cool.


Makes about 20.

EXTRA TIP: divide the dough into half. Leave the first half plain. On the second half sprinkle on some sultanas and some lemon extract and knead in. The lemon/fruit/oat biscuits are absolutely delicious!

Key stage 2 team update


All the team are still completing our on-line learning, writing reports and planning for home teaching packs. Some of us have been going into school to tidy the classrooms.


I have included a picture of the biscuits I made in the slide show. Mrs Credland has designed and made a fantastic display for the school entrance, Mrs Baker drew the letters and I cut them out of felt, sewed and stuffed them. I am really looking forward to seeing it when it is finished. I have also been gardening and going on walks around the village where I live.


Mrs Baker has been ringing parents from school and was thrilled when she managed to see some parents collecting home learning packs. She continues to complete her daily walk, has been planting out vegetables and flowers and reading her book. She also cut her own hair!


Mrs Ridgard has been on walks, been baking and had a Zoom quiz with her family.


Mrs Bexon has been helping Harry and Amelia with their school work, reading lots, completing school work and she went to Elvaston Castle for fresh air with her family. She also had a quiz with some of her neighbours.


Miss Paget has been into school too, she dropped off some learning packages for families and was given some lovely gifts from the children from Hardwick School. She was very grateful and deeply touched. One child painted a pot for her to say thank you for helping her.


Miss Allen has been reading, baking and completing some upcycling projects.


Miss Ford has been gardening, taking the dog on long walks and has been keeping in touch with her children and their partners using WhatsApp.


Mrs Credland has been ringing parents from school, tidied her classroom and printed some of the home learning packs. At home she has been fixing and painting her outdoor furniture so she and Mr Credland can sit outside and enjoy the sun when it is shining.


Miss Worrall has been ringing parents from school and was thrilled when she also managed to see some parents collecting home learning packs. She has played with pasta and play dough with her girls and has been on lovely walks and bike rides in a forest nearby. Her dog was 11, so she sent presents home to him in the post!


Mrs Dundon-Innis has been for walks in the woods and admired all the lovely bluebells. Baby Paul has been playing with foil and ribbons and she gave Pat the dog a bath!


Mrs Iqbal’s daughter celebrated her 1st birthday she had lots of balloons and presents.


Aliyana, Kaleem and Amber made a fantastic message and put it on their house. They would like to share it with you.


Mrs Cross and the KS2 team