Miss Woodhead – Donaldson 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.
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 for baby competition
Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. As it is the half term holiday from Monday 25th May to Friday 31st May we will not be having a class zoom meeting on Monday 25th. There will also be no new home learning onto our class page. Enjoy some quality time with your family and hopefully you can all enjoy the sunshine! Stay safe and have fun!
Sending lots of smiles,
I have been amazed by so many of you over the past few weeks. I can't believe how hard you have all been trying with your home learning. I am so very proud and you have all made me smile with so many emails with some amazing learning attached! Thank you for the brilliant learning you are all doing and all of the emails I have had, I love seeing what you all get up to. Well done to Elliott, Emma, Florence, James, Joey, Lexi, Noah N, Rosie, Ava, Alice, Thomas, Max, Isaac, Taylor and Hanley who have sent me some fantastic work, have a look below and see if you can spot yours! You can also have a look at what everyone else has been up to!
Elliott has amazed me with his creativity on how he can use a nerf gun and a water gun to learn about numbers, shapes and even tricky words! I am very proud of all of the super learning Elliott is doing and how helpful he is being as well!! Well done Elliott, keeping going and wowing us!
Emma has been trying so hard with her writing and I am very proud of her. Emma has also been looking at repeating patterns using fruits and 2D shapes. Well done Emma, keep blowing us away!
Florence has been focusing on healthy and unhealthy foods. As you can see in the photos Florence's writing is beautiful and she has been trying so hard with getting her letters to sit on the line. Well done Florence, I am super proud! Keep wowing us!
James is always super busy and blows me away with the learning he is doing! I am super proud of James' writing, every time I see a new piece of writing James has extended his learning further.. making sure he uses his phonics sounds, finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. Well done James, keep blowing us away!
Joey has been very busy over the past few weeks with lots of adventures! Joey's adventures have involved bug hunts and then even learning to ride his bike without stabilisers!! Also, Joey has been focusing on his letter formation and has produced a great piece of work about his family. I am so proud, well done Joey!
Lexi WOW's me each time I see some learning from her, not only has Lexi been trying super hard with her writing but she has also been working on her reading, her tricky words and looking at more and less! Lexi has also learnt to ride her bike without stabilisers! Well done Lexi, keep it up I am so proud!
Noah has been working on lots of numbers and is wowing me with his number sentences and ordering numbers! Noah has also worked incredibly hard on his writing and produced a beautiful piece of writing about a cheetah. I am so proud Noah, keep it up young man!
Rosie WOW's me with the creative things she gets up to! Rosie has been learning all about dinosaurs and has made a fact book about what the different dinosaurs used to eat and how long ago they roamed the planet! Rosie has tried super hard with her letter formation. Well done Rosie, I am so proud!!
Ava has been focusing on her shapes and has done some lovely pieces of work. Ava has also tried so hard with her letter formation and I can tell that this is something she is very proud of, I am also very proud! Ava has even found some snails and has made a little home for them, they look rather happy! Well done Ava, keep it up!
Alice WOW's me with all of the learning she does and how involved she gets. Alice has been focusing lots on science over the past few weeks and has been learning about magnets! I can tell that Alice is so enthusiastic about exploring science and I am super proud! Well done Alice, keep up the brilliant learning
Thomas has been super busy opening up his own shop and becoming the shop keeper and I must say his shop has a wide selection of food! Not only has Thomas been busy looking after his shop but he has also blown me away and is learning the time! Well done Thomas, I am so proud!
Max has wowed me with his fantastic maths! Max has been focusing on his number sentences, times tables, number bonds and even money!! He has even been helping around his house making banana bread and also a stew! I am super proud of Max's enthusiasm towards his learning, well done Max!
Isaac has been super busy over the past few weeks and I am very proud! He has been focusing on his counting and was very resourceful and used cornflakes to help!! Isaac made a brilliant weather chart and he even created a chart to see what colours his family members liked the most! Well done Isaac, keep it up!
Taylor has had a very exciting time at home as his cat has had six beautiful kittens!! Other than looking after his new family members Taylor has been wowing me with some amazing writing and has been focusing on his letter formation. I am very proud of the progress Taylor is making! Taylor has also been busy planting some venus flytraps and is very excited to watch them grow! Well done Taylor, keep it up!
Hanley has been having a wonderful time at home and is doing a brilliant job at his big brother duties to not only his little sister but also his new baby brother!! Other than being a brilliant big brother, Hanley has been blowing me away with his fantastic writing and wrote a lovely note about coming back to school with a beautiful picture of Jack and I! Hanley has also been quite a hero and has saved defenceless baby birds from his neighbours cat! Also, Hanley has learnt how to ride his bike without stabilisers!! Well done Hanley, I am super proud! Keep it up!
Sending you lots of smiles and hugs,
Lexi riding her bike!.MOV
Lexi tricky words.MOV
Elliott tricky words.MOV
2nd Zoom Call
There is another chance to meet up! If you were at our last zoom meeting I will send you an invite. If you want to join this one but you didn't join our last one then please ask your parents to send me an email to
so that I can 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 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!
Hi Donaldson class! I hope you are all well and had an amazing week last week. I have LOVED getting your emails and seeing what you have been up to. Make sure you keep them coming in and at the end of this week I will update the class page with some more fabulous learning!
Last week was a bit of a strange week for me, I had to say goodbye to my Granddad We had a lovely service for him and it was broadcast all over the world so that all of our friends and family could watch it! I spent the week focusing on myself. I have done lots of reading, I have been on lots of walks with Finn, I have been doing lots of exercise and now I ache all over!! I made a salted caramel cheesecake which was very yummy, it didn't last very long as my Mummy, Daddy, Brother and Jack have all been eating it! Oh and of course I recorded another video for our YouTube channel, so don't forget to watch that!
I hope that even with all the rain we are meant to have this week, that you have an amazing week! I look forward to reading your emails and seeing what you get up to this week. Keep smiling and stay safe.
I have some exciting news for you all! We now have an email address where you can send me messages about the learning you have been doing at home You can use this email address to get in touch with myself. Perhaps this week you’d like to send me an email about something you have enjoyed doing. Each week I'll make suggestions about something you could send me from the Learning Projects. I can't wait to see what you have all been up to!
Here is the email address, could you please put 'Miss Woodhead' in the subject.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you and seeing what you have been up to!
Hi Donaldson Class! I hope you are all well and you have had a lovely Easter. I thought I would give you a quick update on what I have been up to over the past few weeks As the weather has been so lovely myself, Finn and Jack have been on lots of adventures, lots of walks and bike rides! It has been lovely to get out and enjoy the sunshine whilst on our daily exercise. I think Finn is enjoying having me at home to give him lots of cuddles and loads of playtime in the garden! Jack and I cut up lots of wood that we had in the garden and decided to have a nice toasty fire with it which was wonderful, but the chopping of the wood was rather hard!! We even cooked some baked beans, sausages and jacket potatoes on our fire which was a lot of fun I have added some photos below for you to have a look at too
I am missing you all lots.
** 2nd video is now live ** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HNI753YJN4
Home learning for Donaldson class
Just a quick message to say I hope you are all enjoying your home learning and are making the most of some family time too! I cannot wait to see what you have all been up to Missing you all, carry on staying safe.
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.
Welcome to Donaldson's class page! :)
We are named after Julia Donaldson who is one of our favourite authors in Reception. Julia Donaldson has written 204 books, which we think is amazing! Julia Donaldson has said that she finds writing quite hard work and she often gets stuck but keeps going and doesn't give up. We think Julia is very inspirational and we hope that this year we can keep going even if we find something a bit tricky! :)
We have had a brilliant Autumn term in Donaldson class! We have been getting to know each other and building lots of friendships, exploring numbers in different ways, learning our sounds and even starting to write some wonderful words and sentences!
Have a look at the fun we've been having!
I think everyone will agree that the children were amazing during our Nativity. It was such a pleasure to be a part of it and watch the children flourish The children loved having their family come to watch, so thank you!!