Miss White – Hillary Class
Home Learning Update
As some children will be returning to school on June 2nd, the way home learning is being provided will be changing due to most staff working with children in school.
Home learning projects will continue to be uploaded to the school website on a weekly basis and will now be for specific key stages, rather than year groups: Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6).
Instead of logging onto a specific class page to access the home learning, you will now need to go to the Children menu on the website – Home Learning Projects and select the relevant key stage for your child.
We will continue to use the key stage email addresses, but these may not be answered from your child’s teacher. The following teachers will respond to the emails:
Reception and Year 1 and 2 - Miss White
Year 3 and 4 - Mrs Palmer (Mr Staveley will continue to respond to any Nightingale emails)
Year 5 and 6 - Mr Staveley
It has been lovely to receive some of the children’s work, but we now ask that the home learning email addresses are no longer used for sending in children’s work. The named teachers will be available only for questions regarding the work set.
There will also be no weekly spelling lists for classes. Please use the spelling tasks on each of the weekly projects to support practicing specific sounds and letter patterns alongside year group common exception words.
Thank you for continuing to support you child/children with their home learning.
Spot the staff babies
It's half term so we thought you might like a fun activity to do. In the first attached document you will see pictures of 29 of our staff as babies. In the second document you will see the names of the staff. Can you match the names to the correct staff pictures? Look back here on Friday 29th May to check how many you got right. Good luck!
Answers to baby competition
HALF TERM BREAK
Hello everyone! How are you all doing? I hope you're all well and happy and staying safe.
There will be no home learning project set for next week as it is our usual half term break. There will also be no Zoom meeting on Monday. We'd like you to have a rest next week: go out in the garden, get on your bikes, relax and have some quality family time.
I have been thinking of you all a lot and would be happy to see what you have been up to at home this week. Please send me your work and pictures to the usual KS1 learning e mail address. Keep an eye on the school website for further updates.
Class Zoom 18/5/20
This week, we will be sharing something we have done at home. Maybe something from one of your home learning project - some writing, some Maths or something you have made. Bring it along to the meeting!
I already have many of your email addresses and will send an invitation out to you on Friday afternoon. If you haven’t emailed me already and you would like to join in with a meeting you need to ask your parents to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org I will then send them an invitation to join in. Don’t forget that the same rules apply!
Hope to see you there!
will be reading a story and if you’ve been reading something good at home, you can tell us all about it too.
We are offering you the opportunity to meet with your teacher and your classmates using Zoom. The meetings will take place next week on:
Monday 4th May at 2pm – Year one classes
Tuesday 5th May at 11am – Year two classes
The meetings will last for a maximum of 30 minutes, the focus of the meeting will be to say hello and share what you’ve been learning at home.
If you would like to join in with a meeting you need to ask your parents to send an email to email@example.com I will then send them an invitation to join in. I would like to know if you want to join the meeting by Thursday 30th April. I will then send you your invitation.
On Monday you will need to click on the link in the email I send you so that you can join the meeting at 2pm. At the meeting you will need to know that;
- The meeting must not be recorded.
- You will need to think carefully about where you are when you join the meeting and what you are wearing so that you are ready to meet with all of your classmates.
- Your parents need to be present in the room where you have the meeting.
- Teachers will lock the meeting once everyone has joined so that no-one can join who hasn’t been invited.
- Teachers will be able to remove or mute people who do not follow the rules.
- Parents need to read Zoom’s terms and conditions, so they are sure of what Zoom is all about.
Hopefully see you there!
Welcome to Hillary Class!
We are named after Edmund Hillary, an explorer who was the first person to climb Mount Everest.
We have learnt about his determination and bravery in being the first person to climb this spectacular mountain.
This week's learning project was all about Celebrations. Thank you to Olly, Ellis, Connor, Henry, Fabian, Jack, Justin, Sophie, Lola and Freddie for sending me some of their fantastic learning. Have a look at what they have been up to at home.
I hope you all have a lovely week,
Stay safe, Miss White
Hello Hillaries! I hope you've all had a good week and are keeping safe. Thank you for all the fabulous food work you have sent me from your project this week. Sophie , Hugo, Andrew and Ellis have been cooking; Megan has been creating her own cereal; Connor has created his own cafe and Olly has been writing about his own healthy pizza! (I'm starting to feel hungry!) I have also been baking this week; I made an apple cake and some flapjacks. Delicious!
I hope you enjoy next week's project just as much and I'm already looking forward to seeing you at our Zoom on Monday afternoon.
Have a super weekend , Miss White
Hello everyone! I hope you're all happy and healthy and ready for another week of exciting learning at home. I hope you enjoyed learning about VE Day last week and if you had a little celebration at home, I hope it was fun! Thank you to Andrew, Connor, Sophie, Jack, Paisley, Megan, Ashley, Ellis, Justin, Fabian and Olly for sending me some of their fantastic VE Day work. Have a look at what they've been up to below. I would LOVE to hear from some more of you too so please send me a picture of some of your learning or just send me a message to say hello. Use the KS1 e mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
As the weather has been so nice, I have enjoyed spending time in my garden this week. Some of you have been building forts and pirate ships in your gardens; I've built a bed for my new plants. It was great fun and it's still standing! I have also baked some cakes for VE Day. I hope that whatever you've been doing at home, you are looking after each other. I hope to see some of you at our next class zoom meeting tomorrow.
Have a great week,
A hello from Mrs Churchill!
Hi everyone, I hope you've all been well and enjoying the sunshine we've had over the past couple of weeks. It was lovely to see some of you at our zoom meeting last week.
I've been quite busy, it was my son's birthday at the start of the month so we had pizza and wii bowling at home and lots of lovely video messages from his friends and family. I've had time to bake more than I usually do, my daughter makes the best cookies, they looked so good I had to take a photo of them!
My walks around the village often take me over the motorway, it's very strange when I cross over and see no cars at all.
For VE day we had a little celebration with our neighbour, even though we had to sit at a distance, it was nice to get to know them better and exchange stories we'd heard about our grandparents during the war.
My favourite new hobby is gardening. I've spent a lot of time trying to make my boring garden look a lot more exciting. I've got some new flowers and strawberry plants and have lots more planned so hopefully over the next few weeks things will start to grow and I can enjoy my garden more. Its been fun learning to do something that I wasn't very good at before.
Hopefully I will see some of you again this week when we join Miss White on Zoom.
Take care and stay safe, Mrs Churchill
Share YOUR Story - Somerset Story Swap.
Do you enjoy writing? Have you got a story inside you? Have you written a short story of your own or even have some good ideas to share? If the answer is yes and you'd like to share it with others, here's how.
The Somerset Storyfest have invited all children in Somerset schools to Story Swap. You can post your stories on line using this link. https://www.facebook.com/Somerset-Storyfest-428942520456383/
You can share a whole story or even just post some ideas. Please ask permission from your adults at home first.
Hello everyone! I hope you and your families are all staying well and looking after each other. I hope you have been enjoying your learning projects at home with your new teachers. It has been fantastic to see home learning this week from Ashley, Olivia, Sophie, Megan, Ellis and Olly. Well done to all of you for sharing this with me and if you are busy at home, don't forget to show me what you've been doing! You can send me a message and your work to our KS1 e mail address. I'd LOVE to hear from more of you this week.
VE Day Competition: To commemorate VE Day, the Bridgwater branch of the Royal British Legion would like to invite schools in Bridgwater to produce individual drawings depicting that day 75 years ago, when WWII officially ended in Europe.
If your child would like to take part, please submit their entry back to school via the KS1 learning e mail address: email@example.com Staff will then select the top 3 from each category an submit these via email to Bridgwater RBL, who will choose an overall winner in each KS Category.
*PLEASE SUBMIT ENTIRES BY FRIDAY 8TH MAY.
KS1 Ages 5 to 7
KS2 Ages 8 to 11
A book voucher prize to the value of £25.00 will be awarded to the winner in each category when school returns to normal. It’d be really good to see as many entries as possible from our children. Good luck!
I'm very much looking forward to seeing some of you tomorrow afternoon at 2pm for our first Zoom!
Stay safe, Miss White
Hello Hillaries! I hope you've had a good week and have been enjoying the sunshine. I have been thinking about you all a lot and what we would have been doing if we were at school right now. I have been enjoying exploring some new places close to my home while out on a walk. I took a picture of these beautiful bluebells in the woods to show you AND this amazing wooden sculpture. Can you guess what it is?
Mrs Churchill also wanted to say hi!
Hi everyone! Hope you are all well and having fun at home. I've been thinking about you lots over the past few weeks, wondering what you've been doing. I'm keeping myself busy, I love having loads of time to do my favourite thing, reading! I've also been doing lots of learning online, like you, it's lovely being able to sit in the sunshine with my laptop. I've been going on lots of walks around my village and saw a deer one day! This weekend I've been repotting some plants and have some new plants ready to go in the garden to brighten it up a bit.
Speak to you again soon! Mrs Churchill
The best bit of my week by FAR has been seeing some of the fantastic work you have sent me. (I have put some photographs of the work you've sent me below. ) Can you see yours? Well done and thank you to Olivia, Connor, Sophie, Fabian, Jack, Ellis, Paisley, Megan and Olly for sharing the work you are proud of. It has been fantastic to see you working so hard at home. Please keep sharing with me you learning at home ( see the focus this week on the home learning page) I'd love to hear from a few more of you too. Use the e mail below to send your work through to me and I'll send you a message back! It really is lovely to see you :)
Parents of Acorns and Oaks Yr 1 and Yr 2
Go to the Y1 Nurture page for your child's learning this week. Work through these activities with your child. We hope your child will be able to access these activities with more confidence. If you would also like to do some of the activities on the usual class page , then of course, feel free. You can send in your child's work to the above KS1 e mail address and use Miss Clarke and / or the class teacher in the subject.
Hello everyone! I hope you have had a good Easter break with your family. I have been thinking of you all a lot and I hope you are keeping safe at home.
I have been doing a lot of things at home; painting a room and trying to grow some new plants for my garden. I have planted some different types of seeds and am patiently, waiting for them to grow - its taking a while! I also wanted to share with you a picture of my cat, Missy, who you've heard a lot about! She is trying to keep out of the sun and mostly enjoys sleeping on the window ledge.
We now have an email address where you can share with me the work you have been doing at home. Maybe you have a question you’d like to ask me too. Each week I'll be asking you to send me a piece of your work based on the Learning Project I am asking you to do.
This week, I’d like you to send me something you are proud of. This could be from any of the Learning Projects you have done so far.
Use this email address to get in touch! Please put your class teacher's name in the subject.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to,
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunny weather at home. I have been thinking of you all lots and hope you are all enjoying your learning at home.
Parents: This week we have allowed some time for the children to catch up with any of their previous learning and take some time to do some activities around Easter. We hope you have a little break this week.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all healthy and happy and enjoying some sunshine in your gardens. I hope you're finding plenty of things to do with your family and of course, are behaving yourselves!
Parents - please see attached this week's home learning, both as word documents and PDFs, in English and Polish. As this is our Easter break, please also take some time to have fun and relax as a family and choose the learning that is appropriate for you.
The parent support page on our website also has some helpful advice for you and a range of activities you might want to try as a family over the Easter period.
Stay safe and take care, Miss White
Reading support for parents
We are very keen that the children can continue quality reading while they are at home. We hope you are finding the Oxford Owl website useful in providing a range of stories and information texts for the children to enjoy. The document below shows you how to find the correct books at the right level for your child. It is very important for the children to be reading words which contain the sounds they have learnt in Phonics. Follow the instructions here to support you in finding those books.
Hello everyone! I hope you're all staying safe and enjoying school at home...
Parents, please see attached this week's home learning. We have attached a copy both in English and in Polish for our Polish families. We have also provided two spelling lists for the children to practice sounds they have learnt to read. please choose a list to practice in your child's workbook.
We hope you enjoy this week's topic and are keeping well.
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Below you will see an overview of work for your child week beginning 23rd March 2020. We hope you’ll get involved with your child’s learning as much as you can.
We look forward to seeing all your hard work as soon as we can,
Spring Term 2020
Happy New Year! We are excited to begin a new year with a new topic - 'Exploring the World.' Have a look at our topic web to see what we'll be learning about and how you can get involved at home.
Autumn Term 2019