Aventurine and Emerald Classes had the most wonderful, atmospheric school trip. They dressed as evacuees and were sent off on a steam train. They also learnt about being a fire warden, had to spend time in an air raid shelter and much, much more (ask your child what they did).
The children came dressed as evacuees, complete with a gas mask box and a small suitcase/pillowcase filled with items they would pack. They listened to Mrs Jefferies talk about her experiences of life as an WWII evacuee and seeing the bombed remains of a neighbour’s house. ‘Sergeant Nicholls-Grey’ from the Parachute Regiment came in to look for potential future recruits. The children sewed toys out of scraps of material, knitted and made models of Anderson Shelters and sung war time songs. In the afternoon they had their rations of bread, butter, jam and spam.
Evacuee School Trip
01 April 2020
Keep up the fantastic scores Aventurine, 2 more days to go and we will be the champions!
Huge shout out to Harrison, Freddie, Isla B and Noah for your amazing scores so far!
Super topic/project work going on in the Baxter household
01 April 2020
Thank you for the lovely email Dotty, and big thanks to dad for being so ‘supportive’ in your cantilever bridge making project. For those of you that are unsure, a cantilever bridge is a bridge that projects horizontally into space, supported on only one end.
Keep the emails coming :)
What a lovely day I have had!
30 March 2020
I have spent my day ringing some of you, answering some of your emails and looking at some fab pictures of what you have been up to.
Thank you to all that remembered to email me your spelling test results :) great job as always!
If I didn’t ring you today, I will give you a call tomorrow for a little catch up! It really made my day hearing your voices so please don’t be shy when I call :)
If you found the maths for today wouldn’t load, come out of the homework tab and go back into it…I think I have managed to fix the hyperlinks now :)
Olivia this is a fab picture of you and your sister engaging in our weekly timetable, you are both super stars :) Keep the pictures coming!
As always, stay safe and indoors as much as possible!
Speak to you all soon,
Yayyyyy, I have finally had my first email from Aventurine Class
30 March 2020
Come on Aventurine Class, I’m so excited to hear about what you have been up to. Just like you, I am trying to find ways to fill my days and an email or two from you lot would really make me smile….just like Joni did this morning! A lovely picture and her fantastic spelling test results were lovely to receive! Keep up the super work Joni!
One week down and swiftly on to week 2
29 March 2020
Good Morning, and welcome to Week 2 of your home-learning timetable.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for this week’s tasks! Have a read over the timetable in the ‘homework’ tab and let me know your thoughts. What would you like to see on there next week?
Same email address as always :)
The 4th Sunny Day
26 March 2020
I hope you are all managing to keep busy as we near the end of our first week. I am really enjoying how peaceful my neighbourhood is at moment, the lack of traffic outside my house is beautiful! I was thinking today about the stories you will have been writing about the massive dogs from this weeks creative writing task, and how I can’t wait to hear all about them when we are back :)
Now, I’m sure you are all on the edge of your seats waiting to find out what my new book is called and how I’m finding it….the book I started reading is called: The Boy at the Back of the Class By Onjali Q. Rauf. Did you guess it correctly? So far it is fantastic! Once I’m a bit further into it I will write you a mini book review :)
I heard some exciting news today that made me think of some of you. I know some of you attend a Deaf Awareness club at school and so may be interested in knowing that ‘British Sign Language UK’ are currently offering FREE online courses to under 18s!! Why not spend this spare time you have learning a fantastic new skill? www.british-sign.co.uk/shop
Miss Kelly <3
TTRockstars Battle of the Bands with Aventurine Class starts tomorrow!
26 March 2020
Let battle commence. Miss Kelly & I have set up a battle between our two classes starting tomorrow at 9am and finishes next Friday at 2pm. Good luck chaps.
Home hub ideas from Twinkl
25 March 2020
When you find you have run out of things to do or your child is wanting to do more try logging in to Twinkl It offers a daily lesson plan and provides ideas and activities. Just select the age group and go. www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub
Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather and working out side too. If you log into Stroud Valley Project www.wildclassrooms.org You can create a tree as a familiy and add leaves when you find the suggested plants, birds, flowers, butterflies and minibeasts out and about on a daily walk.
25 March 2020
Good Morning Aventurines,
I’m going to spend this lovely morning in the garden with a coffee and my new book. Can you guess what book it is? I’ll give you a few hints: it’s the book that I wanted to read to you before we broke up; several children are currently reading it in class and highly recommend it; it is a book about a young refugee boy; and the author’s initials are O.R.
I’ll give you the answer tomorrow. In the mean time, make up your own book related riddle to send me :)
If you’re thinking about reading some of your book today why not see if it ticks off any of the criteria on this book bingo game? You could set up a mini competition in your house or with your friends (over the internet of course) to see who can be the first to get a full house :)
Just like always, I’d love to hear from you. Let me know what you are reading, what you are writing, how you are finding your maths :)
Best Wishes, stay safe, stay home!
End of Day 2
24 March 2020
I hope you are all well and keeping safe in the safety of your own homes :) Although it is very strange having to stay inside, I must say it is lovely to look out the window and see the sun shining and a beautiful blue sky.
Loki is absolutely loving having me home more at the moment, and is lapping up all of the extra attention and cuddles (photos to follow).
I’ve spent my day looking into what other schools are doing at the moment and getting lots of ideas for next week’s tasks. Please email me with little updates of what you have been up to; I would absolutely love to hear from you - stroudValley@stroudvalley.gloucs.sch.uk
If you are worried about running about of books to read at home, have a look at some of the websites on the attached picture. It would be great to hear your feedback as I have not yet had chance to look through them all.
Miss Kelly :)