Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning everybody,

How did you get on with the tasks that I set you yesterday? For today’s plan in maths, I want you to analyse the data which you recorded within a tally chart yesterday. I would like you to now order your family members in a table, starting with the least active, through to the most active. It would be great if you can then work out the difference in minutes, between the most and the least active. Feel free to share your results on Tapestry with me. 

In English, yesterday you wrote a list of ingredients and equipment that you would need, in order to create a meal or a snack for your family. Today, I would like you to now write some instructions for creating your product. I thought this would be a good idea, so that tomorrow you can make the product and decide if you need to add/ change/ remove any of the steps that you included within your instructions. If you have never made the meal or snack before, feel free to use tips from online or from your family to help you: you can even message me on Tapestry for baking/ cooking hints. 

For your treasure hunt, yesterday you planned what treasure you would hide, and how and where you would hide the clues in order to find the treasure. Today, I would like you to order your clue’s hiding places and begin to think of clues that could lead your family to finding the next one. For example, if I start off by handing them the first clue, which reads: Here you will find bombs. They explode rainbows of glitter and fill the house with a marshmallow scent. They will then have to find where the bombs are in the house (in the bathroom drawers) and discover the next clue, which will lead them to another location in the house. 

I can’t wait to hear about your treasure hunts,

Mrs Taylor 

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning everyone!

A big thank you to all those families who posted photos and comments on Tapestry yesterday it really made me smile! It was lovely to see all the wonderful things you are doing at home. I was also very impressed with how hard you are working to complete tasks!

Today, I would like to suggest the following activities, if you wish to try them. Are you up for the challenge?

More details and examples I have completed myself are on Tapestry.

Maths – continuing with time, I would like you to create a daily schedule recording the time you complete different activities through the day. For example: 8:15 have breakfast, 9:00 exercise.  Draw the clock as well to show the time.

English – continue the work on the picture treasure trail by writing and drawing all the clues you need.

Science – create a weather chart for the week so you can record the daily weather using observations and the equipment you may have made yesterday.

I hope you enjoy the above activities and I look forward to seeing your work.

Don’t forget story time around 3pm on Tapestry.

Hope you all have a lovely day.

Take care

Mrs Roe

P.S. Get ready with ideas to decorate eggs later this week!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Morning Leaders.

Thank you to those who have started sharing their work through Tapestry, it has been brilliant to see.  If you haven’t already you can still sign up by sending an e-mail to Mr Grason – it would be fantastic to see everyone there so that we can keep in touch.

English – if you had a go at carrying out a task yesterday, have a go at writing instructions for that task today.

Maths – look at your timetable and see if you can answer these questions:

Which is the longest activity and how long does it last?

Which is the shortest activity and how long does it last?

How many hours and minutes is it from getting up to going to bed?

Challenge – If you got up half an hour earlier each day until Friday, how many hours and minutes would it be then from getting up to going to bed?

Topic – There seems to be some love of cooking and baking at the moment so I though it might be nice to share a bun recipe.  Have a go at baking buns with your family and decorate however you can.  http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/28455/plain-buns-with-icing.aspx Take a picture and upload it – I’d love to see your creations.

Happy baking.

Mrs Walker

Once Upon A Tuesday…

Good Morning Pioneers, 

I hope that you enjoyed the stories and the suggestions yesterday. I certainly loved getting the replies and seeing your pictures too.

Today,I am sending you a link to one of our favourite maths things. I would like you to play with it and then show it to your grown up.

Get some small pieces of paper.

Write number 1-10 or up to 20 if you like.. Use numbers to suit you.

Find a magic hat.(All hats are magic) Put the numbers in the hat. Pull one out.

Here is what I would like you to try, make numbers on the number frame and ask your grown up,” What is 1 more than…?” and then,”What is one less than…?” 

Take turns to write the number. Remember you can use Ladybirds to fill the number frame too. Play with the colours


There is a number square in your school pack. Find the number on the square and colour it in


That’s Maths Magic as we say in Pioneers.


Tuesday News!

Good morning everyone!

Learners, today is the last day of March. What month will it be tomorrow? Sing the months of the year song and see if you can figure it out!

Below, are some suggested activities you might like to do today (see Tapestry for further details).

  •  Thinking about the story ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’, have a go making a cave/den for your own special bear! When I was young I  used to put a sheet over the kitchen table and make a den underneath! After that, you could write some instructions in your purple book to tell others how you did it.
  •  Phonics “ou” sound – watch Mr Thorne and Geraldine (further details on Tapestry)- They are always so much fun!
  •  Record your daily routine today – Check your clock and tell me what you are doing and when today!
  •  Science – We’re going on a materials hunt!

Remember these are just suggestions. Keep in touch with me and send me your pictures/videos of whatever it is you do today!

Don’t forget to tune in on Tapestry at 6pm for tonight’s story!

Sending you a smile 🙂    Mrs Brown

Monday 30th March 2020

Morning Leaders

It has been lovely to hear what you have been doing last week and I am looking forward to being able to share more with you through Tapestry.

For those who would like to, I am going to set you three tasks each day: 1 English, 1 maths and 1 topic.  I know lots of you are busy with your arithmetic books and grammar so you can do as much or as little of this as you like.  You will find that that the whole school is going to try and follow the same maths and English topics so that you can completed these as a family if you wish.

English – we are going to think about instructions this week – today is the day to carry out a task that you will be able to write instructions for over the week.  Some ideas – making up a game, baking a cake or making a model.

Maths – the clocks have just changed and the evenings are now lighter so we are thinking about time.  Have a go at doing a timetable for your day at home using digital times.

Topic – try and draw a design for your Victorian light – remember to label your drawing and imagine that you have to fit the circuit inside.  (It would be great to start collecting some recycling material too so that we can make it once you have collected what you need.)

Finally, you can upload any of this (or anything else you would like to share) to Tapestry and I will be able to see it – very exciting!

Looking forward to hearing from you all.

Mrs Walker



Monday 30th March 2020

Happy Monday Discoverers,

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and your families have managed to connect to Tapestry (our Sleights communication site). On Tapestry, we can communicate using messages, pictures and videos, so let me know if you need any help with any of the suggestions I give you on here. 

For maths this week, it would be great to use some of the skills you’ve learned in statistics. Today, why don’t you keep an eye on how much physical activity your family are doing? Create a tally chart for each of the people in your home, and every time they are physical for five minutes or longer, give them a mark. If an activity lasts for ten minutes, they will get two marks, if it lasts for fifteen minutes, they will get three marks, and so on. At the end of the day, count up the tally chart and see which family member was the most physical. We will use this information tomorrow, so record it in your maths book so that you don’t lose it. 

In English this week, we will be focusing on writing instructions. For today, it would be great if you could plan a meal or snack that you can make for your family. This could be a baked product, like a cake, or if you’re feeling adventurous you could make lunch for everybody: chat with your family to see what produce you have available. Write the list of ingredients and equipment that you will need, and I will give you your next task tomorrow. 

Let’s plan a treasure hunt! Whilst we are all at home, let’s have some fun. In preparation for a treasure hunt on Friday, think of something that your family might like: this could be a token to watch a film of their choice, a token to choose their favourite game to play, a treat from the cupboard or something similar. Today, deicide the prize, plan how many clues you will hide around your home and plan where you might hide them. We will plan more tomorrow. 

Again, let me know if you need any help through Tapestry,

Happy learning everybody,

Mrs Taylor 





Welcome to Tapestry!

Good morning everyone!

It’s really great news that Adventurers are now able to access Tapestry so be prepared for an exciting week where we can share news, pictures, stories and any learning that you have been doing. I’m really looking forward to seeing you and be able to keep in touch.

This week I shall be setting several tasks for you to complete, if you so wish. These will include some maths, English and foundation subjects. I will put more details on Tapestry.

The topic for maths this week is ‘Time’ (did you remember to turn your clocks forward yesterday?) and today I would like you to make your very own clock. Remember to put the hours and minutes on and then you can practise telling the time throughout the day to the nearest 5 minutes or quarter to and quarter past the hour.

For English, I would like you to write a set of instructions to make a picture treasure trail for your family to follow inside or out.

Today you need to plan the trail and complete it yourself. Keep it secret though!

Let’s tackle some science for the beginning of the week. You will have noticed that the weather has changed over the weekend so it would be useful to record the changes through observations and using some DIY equipment. Have a go at making a rain gauge and wind sock. I’ve put some pictures on tapestry of ones I’ve made at home. Good Luck and I look forward to seeing the results!

One of my favourite times at school was storytime near the end of the day so please join me on Tapestry around 3 O’clock for a story. I’m bringing an old friend to join us so come and see.

Have a great day and take care.

Mrs Roe


Monday 30th March

Good morning Learners and families. I hope you are all ok and have had a lovely weekend together.

The sun has gone behind the clouds for now, but I’m sure will be back out soon.

To keep you busy and entertained, I will be suggesting daily activities for you to do as part of your Home Learning!

Please do as much or as little of these activities as you can manage as part of your daily routine. Please access Tapestry for pictures and further details on each of these activities.

Todays activities are;-

  •  I will be reading “Were going on a Bear Hunt” as tonight’s story, so gather up your favourite bear (i’ll be brining mine) and join me at 6pm. You could draw a picture of your special bear in your purple book and tell me why he/she is so special.
  •  Fold some strips of paper to make caterpillars. Can you make a family of caterpillars of different lengths?  Decorate them too (be as creative as you like).   Which is the longest? Which is the shortest? Can you order them in length? if you have a ruler you can measure them. If you have a straw you can blow them to make them move!
  •  Phonics – our favourite! Todays sound is the “ay” sound – There are some real and pseudo (alien) words to practice on Tapestry.
  • A family portrait – let your artistic side out today. Draw a picture of yourself or a family member.

Please remember, these are suggestions only to help you keep busy.

Please send me pictures/videos on Tapestry of what you have done today or just a message to say hello.

Sending you a smile 🙂

Mrs Brown