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Wellbeing challenge number 3

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:45am

Hello everyone!

Today's challenge is something that I often enjoy doing when I'm feeling a little sad or worried about something.

Today I am challenging you to cook or bake something! If you can't do it today then why not plan something to make later in the week or even at the weekend? 

Take a look at this website that has plenty of easy and healthy recipes to look or see if you can invent something that includes the contents of your fridge or cupboard! https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes

Yesterday I made these cheese scones for me and my husband to have for lunch this week (they're not very healthy but they're very tasty and it's okay to have a little treat once in a while! cheeky)

Make sure you ask an adult to help you with any cooking or cutting and don't do anything before you check it's okay!

Have fun,

Mrs Glover

A big thanks to Miss Kenwell for sending me a picture of her sunshine yesterday (pictured below), she put my drawing to shame! laugh


Top tip for day 7

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:02am

Good morning!

I don't know about you but I feel like I'm sitting down a lot more than I usually would be at school so it's important to take lots of little breaks to get you moving!

enlightenedTop tip for today -  Every hour, try to get up and have a little stretch! Here's a little 5 minute stretch video with a few dance moves thrown in to get you up and moving! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM4b-w66wpk

Or why not make up your own stretch or dance routine?

Have a good day! smiley

Wellbeing challenge number 2

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 11:42am

Today's challenge is to draw your own sunshine then in the middle of it write or draw all the things that make you happy.

I've done one if you would like to look at it for ideas (although your drawings may be a little better than mine! laugh) and have focused on all the things I can still do or see, even while we're in this strange situation smiley.

Stay safe everyone,

Mrs Glover

Top tip for day 6

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 10:25am


How is everyone? Did everyone manage to do some good home learning last week? Remember if you would like to get in touch and tell us how you're doing (we'd absolutely love it!) then please e-mail your home learning  address and the teachers can pass on any messages.

enlightened Today's top tip: 

As well as English, maths and reading, why not do a bit of daily music too? 

Myleene Klass is doing daily music lessons at 1pm on this Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ (if that link doesn't work for any reason then just type in Myleene's Music Klass into Youtube)

Fun for the whole family!

Don't forget to let us know how you get on.

Mrs Glover and Mrs Harriott

It's the weekend!

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 8:02pm

Well, we've made it through our first week - well done ! smiley  Tomorrow ,it's the weekend and we can relax after all the hard work we've done this week.

enlightenedTop tip for the weekend : 

Try and make your weekend a bit different to the week days; take a break from school work, watch a film with your family or play a board game.

You could try making your own board game using  a cereal box like these ones I found on the internet.

DIY Cereal Box Board Game | The Craft TrainHow to Make a Minecraft Board Game • Cuddle Fairy • Becky O'Haire

Have a lovley weekend !



Health and wellbeing challenges from Mrs Glover

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:57pm

Hello, Mrs Glover here! 

I hope everyone is staying safe, having fun and working hard on your learning. I'm going to post a Health and Wellbeing Challenge every day for people to do if they choose to. I'll be doing them all too and posting pictures where I can. Please feel free to e-mail any pictures or comments to your home learning e-mail addresses!

Challenge number 1: Go on a mindfulness walk. Write or draw 5 things that you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch (make sure you have an adult with you if necessary and stay far way from people you may see when you're out, although you can still say a friendly hello!) You could even do this in your garden if you have one!

Here's a picture of my mindfulness walk that I went on at lunch time today!

I saw trees and water, I heard birds and rustling, I could smell different plants and I could feel the sun on my face :-)

Top tip for day 5

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 4:27pm

We are nearly at the end of our first week of home schooling !  Just one more day before the weekend !  I hope you've been able to complete some English, maths and an activity from another subject area each day ?

enlightenedHere's a top tip for if you get a bit stuck on a question:

Have a look at BBC Bitsize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  . The website is free to use and has lots of clips and clever ways of explaining things we might find tricky in our school work. It will help you persevere and finish the question or piece of work you were stuck on.

It also has fun games to play to practise skills such as spelling,maths and grammar!

I've just played this excellent game :

Game - Crystal Explorers

Why not have a go yourself !

Top tip for day 4

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 4:23pm

How's your day been today? 

Did you make a timetable to help you organise your work times throughout the day ? 

enlightenedOur  top tip for tomorrow is for you if you enjoy listening to stories.

Listen to David Walliams read a story at 11am. It's free ! All you have to do is click on his website: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/  , then sit back, listen and relax!



Hope you enjoy the story !


Top tip for day 3

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 7:27pm

What have you been up to today ? Did you try the Joe Wick's work out?

enlightenedTop tip for tomorrow:

To help you organise your days , why not make a timetable for your home learning ?

Write down what you will do from your home learning pack each morning  and  maybe read a book after lunch. Tick  each activity off as you complete it. 

Remember that you can email your class teacher with any questions about the work in your home learning pack.

Top tips for home schooling day 2

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 4:08pm

Hello !

How did  you do today ? Did you manage to get some work from your pack finished? 

Here's a top tip for tomorrow :

Remember to keep active , even if you are staying inside. Try joining in with an indoor PE lesson with  Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel - The BodyCoach TV 

Image result for joe wicks youtube


Working at home

Date: 22nd Mar 2020 @ 7:35pm

Hello everyone ! We hope you have had a safe weekend and enjoyed the sunshine  (even if you were indoors) . 

It's a funny feeling not having to get ready to go into school tomorrow, but we still need to do some school work to keep our minds  active. Here's two top tips for tomorrow :

      smiley Get up and eat breakfast before 9am 

     laugh Choose one or two pieces of work from your home learning pack to complete before you go on any device.

Let us know how your home learning is going by emailing us using your year group email address.

Mrs Glover and Mrs Harriott




Irregular plurals

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 11:15am

Learning the words for all the irregular plurals in English can be tricky, so in Y5 we have divised a game to help us practise . It was so much fun to play and  by the end of the game we could remember all the plurals !

How to say words with past simple ed endings

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 9:18am

Here's one of our Y6 children sorting  words into those that have the sounds /t/, /d/ or /id/ at the end of regular past simple words. It's so tricky because they all end in ed, but we do not say ed ! 

Singular or plural?

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 8:42am

Year 3 have been looking at the meaning of the words singular and plural and how to make singular nouns into plural noun. Do you know what letter you add onto the end to make regular singular nouns plural?

World Book day

Date: 3rd Mar 2020 @ 2:17pm

We are getting ready for Ravenbury's World Book Day on Thursday by ordering the story of The Three Little Pigs. 

Which character  are you dressing up as? 

Editing our work

Date: 26th Feb 2020 @ 8:21am

This week some of Y6 have been using the past simple tense in their writing. This is one of our writing super stars editing her work . Great checking skills in action !

Nouns or verbs?

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 3:04pm

This week Year 2 have been looking at words from their text and sorting them into nouns and verbs. They did well and are now starting to learn about plurals of those nouns.

Using the language of instruction.

Date: 10th Feb 2020 @ 6:08pm

Some of Year 6 have been investigating how to use the language of instruction by putting the verb at the beginning of the sentence.

Here are some of the children following instructions on how to mix secondary colours and my attempt at following their written instructions to make a paper aeroplane . The instructions were so good, the plane actually flew!

Regular and irregular past tense

Date: 10th Feb 2020 @ 11:00am

This week Year 2 have been learning about regular and irregular past tense verbs and what the differences are. It was a bit tricky but they did really well!

How do I get to ....?

Date: 30th Jan 2020 @ 10:33am

Year 6 have been looking at the language of directions. We have been following directions to find places around the school and writing our own directions for other people to follow.

Ask us for directions next time you see us !

Time challenge!

Date: 27th Jan 2020 @ 10:39am

Year 5 and 6 maths group have been looking at the language of time.

They have been playing games to practise using the new words. 

Do you know how many years there are in a century and a decade ? Ask our maths group superstars for the answer !



The Magical Toy Box

Date: 27th Jan 2020 @ 9:00am

Year 1 have been reading The Magical Toy Box and we've been practising reading and using many of the great verbs we found in the story.

Past and present tense verbs

Date: 10th Jan 2020 @ 3:20pm

Year 4 have been sorting past and present tense verbs from their Earthquake topic. They did a great job!

Like or dislike ?

Date: 18th Dec 2019 @ 5:15pm

One of newest Year 6 children  learning to use the language of likes and dislikes. It's great to be able to express your opinion! 

Finding a remainder

Date: 21st Nov 2019 @ 2:06pm

Some the children in Y5 and 6 have been using new language to describe how to find a remainder when we divide.


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