Monday 13th July

It is the last week of term and today it is our picnic day. I am really looking forward to seeing lots of you at 12:30!

Activity suggestions for the whole week.

I am going to put a list of activity suggestions for the whole week. Please choose which activities you would like to do. You do not need to do them all.

  • If you would like to continue with the White Rose Maths lessons then please do. Mrs Garcia has put the lessons for the week on the school news page.
  • Research a famous person you are inspired by. Write their life story.
  • How many star jumps can you do in a minute? You could draw a bar graph to show your highest daily total.
  • Take part in a P.E. session with Joe Wicks.
  • Have a go at the square of numbers challenge. Your challenge is to put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct.

  • Play a board game.
  • Bake a cake with an adult. Your challenge then is to write the instructions for it, so I can try to make it in the Summer holidays!

Reading Books

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and are looking forward to the summer holidays.

Please can we request that everyone has a good search at home to find any school reading books that may be lurking around?  Please bring them into school when you attend your class picnic where a large labelled box will be placed to collect the books for your class.

It would be really helpful to have the books back next week so that we can ensure they are returned to the correct classroom, ready for next year.

I will also place boxes by the office if you are not attending the picnic so that you can drop them off at any point over next week.

We hope you have enjoyed reading them and we look forward to seeing you at the picnics next week!

Mrs Hilditch x

Friday 10th July

Today it is Maths, English and Art.


Please practise your times tables and then do some of the Friday maths challenges, on the BBC Bitesize website. Try challenge 1,2,3,4 and 5.


Family-Challenge-Friday-10th-July-correct Answers-1


For art today, you are going to be drawing a family member or pet so for English I thought you could write an acrostic poem using the name of the person you are going to be drawing later. Remember, in an acrostic poem the first letter of each line spells a word. The word is the subject of the poem.

For example if you were writing a poem about Peter, you would set your poem up like this:

Probably my favourite friend
Everyone recognises his laugh

Art Week Day 4

The artist for today is Henri Matisse.

Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his use of colour and his original ideas. Matisse started to create large scale paper collages. He called the technique ‘painting with scissors’.

Have a go at creating your own cut out collages. Use simple shapes and bright colours. Cut and arrange your pieces before you start sticking!


Picnic Plans

Firstly, we would like to offer heartfelt thanks to our wonderful school community. The support and understanding that our parents have shown during this incredibly difficult time has been enormously appreciated. We are all really sad that this pandemic has not allowed us to bring all the children back into school before the summer holidays but we do want to mark the end of this memorable year.

We would like to offer all our children the chance to come into school for an open-air picnic in the last week of term. Parents are welcome to join us with younger siblings. We will need parents to supervise their own children at all times and to maintain social distancing from other families and staff. We want this to be a happy time but we need everyone to recognise that children can’t run about to play as they would usually. This will be an opportunity to say goodbye to their teacher from this year and to meet up – albeit in a socially distanced way – with their classmates. 

Our plans are dependent on the weather being pleasant enough for the children to sit outside. If we have to change or cancel our plans we will notify you by text. 

When are the picnics?
Picnic times: 12.30 – 1.15

Mon 13th July – Y4 (room 6) and Y2 (room 3)
Tues 14th July- Y1 (room 5)
Wed 15th July – Y3 (room 2), YR (room 4) and Y5 (room 7)

Thurs 16th July – Y6 (room 8) – this picnic will begin at 1pm and will last until 2pm to enable some of our end of year traditions to take place. More details will be shared with the Year 6 children and parents on the Room 8 page.

Key Information:

  • all the picnics will take place outside and children will need to bring their own packed lunch with them.
  • children may bring a picnic blanket to sit on.
  • children currently attending school in a key worker bubble will also attend the picnic but will sit in a slightly different – adjacent – area outside. 
  • if your child attends key worker care but wouldn’t usually attend on the day of their picnic, you may bring them to join the picnic and they will need to sit with you and maintain social distancing from other children and families. 
  • we will ask the children to sit with a suitable space between them. 
  • access to school toilets will be very limited and can only be used in an emergency – we would be very grateful if families could support us by making sure children have gone to the toilet and washed their hands before arriving at school.
  • adults dropping off and collecting children are asked to maintain a suitable distance between themselves and others.

Arriving for the picnic

When you arrive at school you will need to follow the signs to walk your child around to their picnic area on the school field. Parents are welcome to attend with their child but will be responsible for maintaining social distancing from staff and other families. 

Collecting your child from the picnic

When it is time to collect your child we would like you to walk around school to collect your child from their picnic space and make your way (in an anti-clockwise route) around the school and back out through the staff car park.

Wednesday 8th July

Today it is English, Maths and Art.


Try the White Rose lesson 3. Today you are looking at triangles. I wonder if you can remember Mrs Howland’s way of remembering what an isosceles triangle is.




Take part in the Yr 4 English lesson about writing headlines using alliteration, on the BBC Bitesize website. Then, your challenge is to write some headlines for a newspaper article about the artist for today, Andy Goldsworthy.

Art Week Day 3

The artist for today is Andy Goldsworthy.

As you can see, Andy Goldsworthy produces artwork using natural materials such as flowers, leaves, pebbles, twigs, grass etc.

If you can, go into your garden and create a piece of art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

If you are unable to go into your garden today, please recycle some materials that you have at home, to create a piece of art.



Tuesday 7th July

Today it is Maths, English and Art.


Try the White Rose lesson 2. Today you are looking at comparing and ordering angles.




For art today we are continuing to look at Andy Warhol so for English I have found an information sheet about Andy Warhol. Please read the information sheet and then answer the questions.