Friday 22nd May

22nd May 2020 10 By Mr Simmons

Daily News

How did we get here? It is the end of the half term today. There will not be any daily online learning on here over half term, but you are always welcome to go back over the previous weeks and find activities/links you would like to do more on. However…


Given how well you all did as a class earlier in the year, this is a great chance to repeat your success! I will update the blog at some point during the week to let you know how well you are doing on the leaderboard. Good luck everyone.

I hope you have a good half term and look forward to seeing you on 1st June – either in school or online – we probably won’t find out from the government until next Thursday if schools will be expected to reopen on the 1st, so watch this space. In the meantime, please ask your parent/carer to reply to yesterday’s email from the school so I will know who is hoping to return to school and who won’t be. As you probably know, we are planning to have two groups in Year 6 (which will stay separate at all times) – replying to this email will help me to sort out the groups so you can be with some of your friends – I’ll try my best, but obviously I can’t guarantee you’ll be with everyone in your friendship group.

Mr Simmons’ Joke of the Day

I wondered why the football was getting bigger.
Then it hit me.


Another White Rose/BBC Bitesize Maths Challenge this morning.

See how high up the challenge sheet you are able to work on your own, then involve your family!


It was good to see a couple of good examples of activities earlier this week from the Authorfy website. Find another author and have a go at their activity. Ethan did really well with the No-Bot 10 minute challenge.

Spelling Test

On Monday you had a list of spellings. Watch along with the video and have a go at the spellings for at least KS2. I know in previous weeks some of you then challenged your parents with the KS4 spelling lists for a bit of healthy competition – I think a few of them have been revising this week!

Remember that you can also listen along to every morning at 9:30.


Remember to keep on reading for at least 30 minutes each day. You can get more ideas and suggestions of reading material from the Reading@Home section above.


Choose your own physical activity. Be it a fitness circuit, running/walking challenge or revisit something from a previous lesson.

Golden Time!

In celebration of half term and another week of great online learning, have the afternoon off on me!

Remember that you can start scoring points for Curlews on Monday morning with Word Mania, but until then, look after yourselves, continue helping around the house and enjoy yourself.

Family Question

We did one similar to this in class – this is a different version.
Remember that if there is a Kind of Diamonds, there are no other Kings or any other diamonds.

Stay in Touch

Please continue to stay in touch, letting us know how you are getting on with your learning.