Happy Holidays

Happy new week Leaders,
It is officially the start of the Easter holidays. To have some fun during this time, we are teaming up with Discoverers and are going to be completing the same, exciting activities. 
We will set a fun activity: today, Wednesday and Friday. For today, myself and Mrs Walker thought you might like to become the teacher. We would you like you to plan an exercise routine, like Joe Wicks has been doing each morning, or a dance routine. We want you to teach your family the routine and get them to perform it for you. If they are feeling brave, they may let you film it and upload it on to tapestry for staff to see your hard work. 
This can last as long or as short as you like, and you can spend as much time as you need rehearsing and preparing together. I have uploaded a Joe Wicks video below, to give you some inspiration.
Good luck
Mrs Taylor and Mrs Walker 

Thursday 3rd April 2020

Good morning Leaders and Discoverers

We have been so impressed with all the things you have been doing with your families this week so, once you have finished off any activities that need completing, we are asking everyone in the school to have a go at telling and writing stories.

Have a look at Mrs Hann’s video of her story cubes and then have a go at telling a story using the cubes to help you. You might want to make up a story to tell to someone else in your family using the cubes and then ask them to tell a story using the cubes too. You will be surprised how many different stories you could make using the same cubes.

If you would like to share your stories with us that would be brilliant; you could video your story telling or write your story, if you wish, and upload it to Tapestry. Can’t wait to see them.

Happy story telling!

Mrs Walker and Mrs Taylor

Thursday 2nd April 2020

I’m so pleased to see you’re beginning to share exciting things on Tapestry.  I’d like to set a challenge for anyone who has not yet posted to have a go today.    This could be a message, a photo, a video or even just a reply to this message.  Let’s see if we can get everyone involved. If you haven’t yet signed up please send an e-mail to Mr Grason to join.
English – you should have given someone your instructions to try yesterday.  Did they work?  Had you missed anything out?  I would like you to use today to make any changes that you may have needed and check that your steps all include imperative verbs.
Maths – as the weather is nice again today, we are going to mix our time and science together.  I’d like you to all go out for a walk today and measure your heart rate every 4 minutes (you might need to take a paper and pencil to record your results) for the duration of your walk.  Once you have returned home, use your results to produce a line graph recording your results.
Topic – if you have collected some resources, have a go at making your Victorian light from your design.
Get our for some fresh air and I look forward to seeing your results.
Happy recording.
Mrs Walker

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning Leaders

April already – where did March go? 

It’s fantastic to see you are beginning to upload things to Tapestry, having a go at your challenges.  It will be a great way to see your progress.  If you haven’t decided on your challenge or I haven’t yet collected your ideas, don’t worry I will be collecting all of them when I speak to your families (or you can post on Tapestry and tell me too!) and then we can put together a list so you call all see what people are doing.  I love the ideas I have been collecting so far.

English – It’s time to test those instructions, either try them out yourself or give them to someone else in the family to have a go at – remember to follow the instructions exactly to see if they work.

Maths – Continuing our work on time here are two links to time games that you might want to have a look at.



Topic – Have a look at this short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLce9i2Ci5wand make a list of the similarities and differences between a mosque and our local church in Sleights.

Happy April everyone.

Mrs Walker



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



Friday 27th March 2020

Morning Leaders

Firstly, well done everyone – our Sumdog percentages have increased very quickly – Wow!

I hope you all had more luck in your garden/environment yesterday than I did – I think maybe the bounding spaniel has scared mine away.  I’m going to have another look in the sunshine today.

As the sunshine is still out today, let’s do some art.  Find something, either inside or outside, to make a pencil drawing of.  Remember to use light and dark strokes, think about pattern and texture too.

Happy drawing.

Mrs Walker

Thursday 26th March 2020

Hello Leaders!

Another beautiful day so let’s enjoy the sunshine.  Have a look around your garden or local environment and see how many different minibeasts you can find.  You might also want to make a list of the amount of each different one that you find and then make a graph to show your results.  I am going to do some investigation myself and will show you what I find tomorrow.

With the beautiful weather, it made me think about being our in our forest, so I have also posted a link to teach yourself how to try a reef knot.  If you don’t have a piece of rope see if you can borrow a shoelace – just remember to return it afterwards!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aprfVTaxkk0

We’ll try another knot later in the week – that way we’ll be prepared for our first forest school session back in school – den building and hot chocolate.

Enjoy the sunshine.

Mrs Walker


Wednesday 25th March 2020

What a lovely day!

What about using your science knowledge to carry out another heart rate investigation after exercise.  You could maybe find the difference in heart rates for all members of your family after doing the same amount of exercise.  Remember to make it ‘fair’ to give you the best results.

For those of you who would like something different to Joe Wicks, here are some other ideas to keep you active: http://www.imovement.com are the activities we tried whilst we were still in school; Oti Mabuse, from Strictly, is also doing a dance class for those dancers amongst us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btxws8qvYAA

It has been lovely hearing what you have all being doing so far and I will continue to be in contact with you and your families over the coming days.  Remember to think about your 3 week challenge – once I know what everyone is doing I will post them here so you can see what everyone has challenged themselves with.

Enjoy the sunshine and stay safe.

Mrs Walker

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Morning Leaders

I hope lots of you joined me with Joe Wicks this morning – 20 different exercises in 20 minutes – well done everyone!  My personal favourite was the ice skater.  Same time tomorrow if you didn’t manage to join us today.

You will probably have heard that we now have at least 3 weeks in our homes – in those 3 weeks I would like you all to set yourself a challenge.  You all know that I showed you a ukulele in the class a little while ago with the promise that I was going to teach myself so we can learn as a class together.  That is going to be my challenge over the next 3 weeks.  Your challenge could be anything from learning something new to completing something every day for those 3 weeks.

I will be in touch with your families over the course of the week and would love to find out what your challenges are.


Daily Update-23rd March 2020

Good Morning All,

We hope that you are all well. Thank you to everyone who has made contact with school today. In a strange turn of events,the school has no internet at the moment so if you have any needs please contact Mr Grason using the school telephone number or those of you who have Tapestry can send a message that way.

Class Teachers will continue to update the blog.

Team Sleights.