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Daily updates

Monday 8th June

Good Morning,

Well the weather has changed a little over the weekend, but I hope that hasn't dampened your spirits at all! It does look like it might improve as we go through the week though (you know Mrs Wood loves a weather forecast!!). Having planned for this weeks work to be based around our topic for this term, which should have been 'At the Seaside', I had a great email from Hugo's mummy letting me know that today is World Ocean Day. How fantastic is that! It means that you could have a look at this wonderful website

I've spent a long time looking at it and finding out about oceans, and there are some brilliant resources on here, some of which I have 'borrowed' for this week's science work. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Have a good look through this week's planning and choose what you would like to do, don't forget that bbc bitesize and National Academy  both have lessons and activities suitable as well. If you have any difficulties let me know, and please don't forget to send me photos of your lovely work that you do at home.

Have fun

Mrs Wood


Tuesday 9th June

Happy Tuesday,

How lovely to see Soheyla peering through the classroom window yesterday. We were all so excited to see her and everyone gave her a wave. At the weekend Lily sent me some gorgeous photos of things she found on her nature walk. You can see pictures of her treasure below. Kia sent me a picture of a very posh letter he received that thanked him for letting his Mummy continue going to work. I bet you're proud of your Mum Kia?

In school yesterday we had a very busy day doing phonics and maths, then we watched the story of Supertato which made us laugh. You can watch it here too if you like...

Lots of children enjoyed playing in the sand which was very wet after all the rain, so apologies to Mummies and Daddies if you had a very sandy child return home from school! After lunch we had a go at drawing our own Supertato by watching this...

We had some amazing drawings.

What a busy day! I hope your day was just as much fun.

Mrs Wood  x

P.S. Don't forget you can get a home learning pack from the office if you're not able to print off at home.


Super fruit and veg

Thursday 11th June


Well I received some fantastic entries for our handwriting competition yesterday. Well done to Edith and Ethan, who must have worked incredibly hard to produce their amazing poems. I also had some lovely photos from Joshua showing me all the reading and maths work he's been doing.  What a hard working bunch you are! I had a busy day Yesterday listening to the rain and writing reports. I really enjoy writing reports as I get to think about all the great work we've done over the year and remind myself how brilliant you all are. I also thought about what I should put on the planning for next week. Then I helped Mr Wood put some new fence panels up as the old ones had gone rotten. After that I cooked tea and took Louie for a wet walk (which he didn't enjoy as he doesn't like getting his paws wet!) What a busy day! I wonder if your day was busy too?

Here's hoping for a little less rain today

Mrs Wood


Look at this careful handwriting.

Still working hard...

Friday 12th June

Happy Friday,

Well, the handwriting competition is very popular. I had 4 more entries yesterday and they are amazing. There is one from Evelyn (this one nearly got lost in Mrs Mann's mass of emails, but fortunately it was saved in the nick of time!), one from Lily, one from Jas and one from Kia. Well done boys and girls. Evelyn used the'art for kids' hub on youtube to help her to draw her fantastic seaside pictures. I think I'm going to take a look at that for some ideas. I'm going to put all the entries in the photos folder so you can have a good look at them. Lily and Jas have also been doing some research about the ocean and particularly learning about the terrible amount of plastic in it. Having looked around their house to find all the single-use plastic they are on a mission to cut down on their own waste. What a great idea girls!  I think that is something we could all have a go at. Thank you to Hugo's mummy for those fabulous resources from the World Ocean Day website, they really are worth taking a look at. I've set myself a 'green' challenge of biking to school as much as possible, rather than using the car so watch out for me puffing up Casterton Road at the end of the day!!

As the Year 1s were having so much fun in the sand and water tray this week I did a bit of shopping yesterday and found some buckets and spades for us to use. I was looking for some funnels but couldn't find any, so if you have any at home you don't use send them our way. Squeezy bottles too please! 

Have a good Friday

Everyone on full Golden Time...

Mrs Wood


P.S. Don't forget to look in photos for the handwriting!



Lily and Jasmine's work on using less plastic.

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