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Week 6 - 6th July 

Hello everyone!

We do hope the sun is shining for you and that you are still keeping safe and well. Below are the links and activities for this week - which will also be the final week for using our current Talk for Writing documents. These are on the previous blogs.

As the Summer Reading Challenge is now live this is a fabulous opportunity for you and your child to share some time reading and encourage them to practise often. Reading is such a key skill. We wonder if we could get everyone at school to complete the challenge? What have you read/shared so far? Email us and let us know. 

Uploaded are the sheets for White Rose Maths but if you need them printed, just email one of us to ask and we will organise this for you. The links to videos are here also.

Reception - 'The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet' is the story for this week. 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Year 1 
https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Year-1-Summer-Week-11.pdf

Year 2 
https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Year-2-Summer-Week-11-1.pdf

Mr Bailey hopes you enjoy the minibeast activities that he has planned for you. Unfortunately this is Mr Bailey's last week with us. It certainly has been an unusual teaching placement for Mr Bailey and we wish him every success when he has his own class. We are sure you would like to join us in thanking Mr Bailey for planning some of our fun learning during lockdown. 

As always, if you need any further support then drop us an email.

Best wishes,
Andrea Harrison and Charlotte Powdrill

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Week 5 29th June 

Hello Everyone!

Once again we hope you are well and looking after each other. Mrs Harrison has been walking her dog in the rain and planning some exciting activities for when we come back to school. Mrs Powdrill has been walking with her family during the sunshine. Who do you think needed to wear their wellies? 

Mr Bailey has planned some lovely science activities for you again and next week he is going to be planning some work about 'minibeasts' so start looking around your garden and see where they live!

Please continue with your literacy using the Talk for Writing booklets that we uploaded last week and do send us some photos of you doing these things, or of the work you have completed. We are uploading the sheets for White Rose Maths on here but if you need them printed, just email one of us to ask and we will send them as soon possible. The links to videos are here also.

Reception - Oliver's Vegetables is the story for this week. How many of you have grown your own vegetables? (Mrs Harrison's leeks are much larger because of the rain, she's so pleased!)
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
Year 1
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Year 2
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Summer reading challenge
Here are the links for you to access books to enable your child to complete this challenge. 
Google app link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bolindadigital.BorrowBoxLibrary&hl=en_GB
Apple app link: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/borrowbox-library/id562843562
Android (kindle) app link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bolinda-digital-BorrowBox-Library/dp/B00F84CAMY

Many thanks to those of you who are sending pictures of your children and their work - we do so enjoy seeing what they are up to as we are genuinely missing them! 

If we can be of any support in any way, do make contact by email in the first instance. 

Best wishes
Andrea Harrison and Charlotte Powdrill

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Week 4 - 22nd June 

Hello everyone!

We hope you are well and still taking care of each other.  

As you are still learning from home we have decided to print out what you need for maths and literacy as we are now able to access a printer to do this for you. As before, do as much as you can. The Literacy learning is for around 3 weeks so don’t feel you have to do it all at once, it is about getting absorbed in a story/text and really unpicking it. 

Thank you to those of you who have sent us some of your work, it is lovely to see. As always email us if you need any help.

Here are the video links to White Rose Maths. However, your child should be able to do the sheets even if you are unable to access the video links.

Reception, your story for maths is Zog by Julia Donaldson. There are lots of youtube versions of this story being read out loud for you to enjoy. 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

Year 1 video link
https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Year-1-Summer-Week-9.pdf

Year 2 video link
https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Year-2-Summer-Week-9.pdf

Also on our class page are some ideas for science activities from Mr Bailey. He hopes you enjoy them!

Please stay safe and continue looking after each other – we hope to see you all soon.

Best wishes Andrea Harrison and Charlotte Powdrill

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Week 3 - 15th June 

Hello everyone! 

We hope you are all well and continuing to look after each other.

Some of you have been able to come into school and the teachers are very happy to see you! However some of you are still learning from home so we have plenty of exciting things for you to have a go at! Reception, you can use the story of Mavis the Magical Cat for your literacy and then do some dance with your family. Remember though, the Mavis the Magical Cat materials are for around 3 weeks so you just do a little bit each day. Mrs Harrison loves this story and wishes she had a cat!  

Year 1 and 2 you have some poetry to explore, continuing from last week where you listened to poetry. Maths is from White Rose and below are some maths challenges - see how quickly you can do them. Will you get quicker each day? Your science learning is about materials and their properties. Could you collect different materials from around your home and sort them into groups according to their properties? Will some materials belong in more than one group? 
Here is the link to a website with lots of interesting ideas and pictures for you to explore https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities
You can set up a log in for yourselves - there is no charge. There are some amazing Zoom in, Zoom out pictures to look out - Mrs Harrison loves the one of the dog's nose!

As always if you have any quesitons, just email and ask us - we're happy to help! Keep looking after each other and we are sure to see you soon.

Mrs Harrison and Mrs Powdrill

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Week 2 - 8th June 



Hello everyone!

Once again we hope you are well and that you are still looking after each other. Some of you will have been able to go back to school and others may be going soon. Things are a little different but if you look on the 'Head's Blog' you will see what your classroom looks like now. 

For those of you who are learning from home planning has been emailed as usual. We thought we would also put some maths on here for you to do in the same way as 99 club. Do them as often as you can, and see how quickly you can do them and get them all right! Remember, it is good to learn lots of maths facts that you can just remember without working them out - the way to learn them is by practising. You don't need to print them, you could just look on the screen and write the answers down.  We hope you have fun practising these!

For those of you in Reception we have uploaded some activities for you on Tapestry. Let us know how your smoothies turn out - we wonder what you will put in them...

As always, if you have anything you want to ask us, just drop us an email.
aharrison@blislandprimary.co.uk or cpowdrill@blislandprimary.co.uk 





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Week 7 - 2nd June 

Welcome back, everyone!

We hope you are all well and still looking after each other. We expect that some of you will be feeling very excited about coming back to school soon, but we know that some of you won't be able to do so. So we will continue to upload work here for you. Some of the teachers are back at school and some of us are still at home - if we aren't going to see you we will phone you for a chat soon - we really are missing you!

As always, do as little or a much as you can and, if you are able to, send us some photos of what you are up to. This week we have found some ten minute 'wake up, shake up' activities - they are really fun to do! Which one do you like best? Let us know!

Mrs Harrison is very pleased with her strawberries, courgettes, cucumbers and tomatoes but less impressed with her leeks! They are still like little blades of grass. How are your plants growing? Mrs Powdrill is growing lots of vegetables, including leeks which are much better than Mrs Harrison's! 

Here is a little quiz - what is growing and where are they growing - in Mrs Harrison's garden or in Mrs Powdrill's garden?


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Week 6 - 18th May 

Hello everyone!

We hope you are well and still looking after each other. Did you know that after this week it will be half term - so we won't set you any work for then! 

This week has been fun for Mrs Powdrill - she has been for a very long walk across the moors and up Roughtor, helped her children make a tardis out of a box and planted some strawberries in a drainpipe! Do you think they will grow as well as Mrs Harrison's strawberries? We will have to wait and see! Mrs Harrison has done some painting in her house and  moved some wood to keep it ready for the winter - she will be very chilly if there isn't enough wood for her fire!

Mr Bailey thought you would like to make a reading den so that is what this week's planning is all about. There are some maths activities about finding number bonds or you could continue to use the White Rose materials. For the afternoons we have given you LOTS of choice and shown you a website with many ideas, one of which Mrs Harrison is going to try. Look on the plan to find out which one! 

Stay safe and remember, when the sun is shining lots, you need to wear some sun cream and a hat.
Best wishes
Mrs Harrison and Mrs Powdrill

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Week 5 - 11th May 

Hello again, everyone!

While we were organising things for this week Mrs Powdrill and I said how much we were missing you and that we hope you are all looking after each other. Mrs Powdrill has been reading a book she was given for her birthday and has been painting a picture of a cornish hedge. Mrs Harrison has made a bench with Mr Harrison. It's very comfortable and doesn't fall over, even though it looks like it might!

What have you been up to? We have had photos of people making bird tables, rainbows and the most delicious looking pizza - someone even sent a photo of them doing their phonics with Rosie! Wonderful!  Our email addresses are on the earlier blogs. 

As before we have attached the planning documents to this blog, including maths and literacy from Mr Bailey. There is also a competition from the National Trust for you to have a go at, if you would like to and Isla has also made a suggestion which is on the plan in the 'topic' section. 

Take care of yourselves and each other, do as much as you can and we hope to see you soon - when it is safe to do so!

Best wishes,
Mrs Harrison and Mrs Powdrill

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Week 4 5th May  

It's week 4 - Can you believe it?

Hello everyone!

We hope you are all well and still enjoying whatever you are doing. Have you managed to grow anything yet? Mrs Harrison has lots of little leeks and they look like blades of grass at the moment - very wispy. Did anyone plant any sunflower seeds? Mr Bailey has planned some maths and one of the activities is for measuring. Can you measure your plants? Mrs Harrison's leeks are 5cm tall. Have a look at how tall that is. It will be a long time before they are ready to eat.

Mrs Powdrill's husband and children have been cooking pasties this week - but they had to research a recipe as they didn't know how! They also made wild garlic and lentil dahl it was delicious! Mrs Powdrill's favourite thing to do this week was paddling in a local river on her daily walk.

We have put the plans for this week on here but parents, as always, please do as little or as much as you and your child can manage. We have also emailed across the weekly plans. There is no expectation that you print any of the worksheets - they are to support you and your child and answers can be written on whiteboards (everyone was given one and a pen) or on paper. 

Do feel free to contact us by email as we would love to hear from you. Zenna emailed last week to say she had made scrambled egg for her breakfast! Well done, Zenna!

We do hope that we will be able to see you again soon. Take care and stay safe

Mrs Harrison and Mrs Powdrill

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Week 3 27th April  

Hello Everyone!

We hope you are still well and still enjoying the sunshine. This week Mr Bailey has done some different maths planning as well as the White Rose maths. You can do it if you would like to or you can continue with White Rose. Mr Bailey has also done some activities to help you practise spelling words with prefixes and suffixes. You do not need to print out the sheets you can just use the whiteboards or paper to write on. 

Remember, do as much or as little as you can. We know some of you are busy building fences, lambing, making concrete and doing other very exciting activities. Thank you to everyone who has sent photos of what you have been up to, it all looks very exciting. 

Here are Mrs Harrison's cucumber plants. It may be a while before there are any cucumbers to eat though! Have you managed to grow any food to eat?  Mrs Powdrill has been having fun with her family baking, planting in her greenhouse and going for walks by the river.  We both miss you all lots. 

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