Sunday 21st June
I am putting less on the web site now that we are using Class Dojo as our main platform but I wanted to tell you all how proud I am of the work you are doing at home and in school and please keep contacting me through Dojo and uploading the work you have done on your portfolio.
Also, please make sure you have sent me you memories of Hopton via the form on our main page. Everyone has a section with memories. the other form asks you to think about what awards you would give to your classmates (just a bit of fun!) We will be using your votes in our Y6 leavers' book so think carefully before you submit your answers. A big thank you to the 26 who have responded already!
Mrs E xx
Tuesday 19th May
I hope you are getting to enjoy the weather now that it is getting warmer. There is a nice activity in science this week that gets you to record the types of trees in your environment. It is something you could even do with your brothers and sisters.
I was in school yesterday just looking at how the classroom would work from June 1st if we come back then. It will be very different and it will look a bit bare! Let's hope the weather stays nice for more outside learning!
Mrs. E xx
Saturday 9th May
Judging by all the photos you sent me lots of you managed to have fun on V.E. Day bank holiday! Some streets really went for it in terms of banners, decorations, music and socially distance tea parties!
If, like us, you don't have any neighbours or couldn't do anything, I hope you still had a lovely day. At least the weather was stunning! There are lots of new activities on the website for you to do this week. So have fun and take care!
Tuesday 5th May
Yesterday was May 4th, Star Wars Day! In honour of this we built an alien spaceship in school using 3D shapes! Some of you have told me what you did too - whatever you did I hope you had a good day.
You have probably noticed that the history materials this week focus on commemorating a key event during our WW2 topic. VE Day or Victory in Europe Day. 75 years ago on Friday, the war ended in Europe and was soon to end worldwide. Scenes like the following were common, with people dancing in the streets and having street parties with Union Jack bunting. Why not create your own with the templates provided ready for Friday. Stay safe!
Friday 1st May
It is hard to believe that it is May already! I hope you are all well and finding things to do to help your well being. Many of you seem to be enjoying art and science work. I know some of you have started a new hobby during these times. Some of you, however, may be feeling a bit down and demotivated. That's ok too - don't worry. This situation won't last forever. There will be good times ahead!
Take care all of you and I hope your weekend is happy and healthy!
Mrs E xx
Wednesday 29th April
Good morning everyone! Now that the weather has changed I have noticed that many of you are doing more indoor activities and getting very creative in the process! I can't believe how much work you are producing and the quality- it is making it very difficult to know what to showcase! Have a look at some of the work - maybe you can be inspired to do a similar project! At this time we usually encourage you all to research an area of WW2 that we may not cover in class and present your work as a model, PowerPoint, film, artwork, document. It's a really good opportunity to explore an area of history that you are interested in!
To inspire you have a look at the work of year 6!
Take care Mrs.E xx
I think this is a good likeness here. Can you tell who it is?
An Amazon delivery provided a good creative opportunity! Fabulous work!
Tuesday 28th April
Well, we are one week back after Easter and you have all been really busy! What fantastic work you've been doing both in school and at home! We are so proud of you all! Some of you have been busy drawing some fabulous WW2 art. I've seen lots of completed maths work by many of you and some very creative science work, especilly the STEM work done. I am hoping to try to post some more of it up on the website with permissions so you can maybe show some of your friends and relatives too!
Keep going, keep safe and hopefully see you before Summer!
Mrs E xx
Isn't this a fantastic drawing of a soldier?
Some shelter drawings too! I love the perspective and depth of both of these!
Shelter drawing - very poignant but beautiful!
Tuesday 21st April
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well. Please look on Dojo for information about 'our year 6 memories' project. It would be lovely if everyone could contribute.
Sunday 19th April
Welcome back to the Summer term! We hope you have had some good times in this beautiful weather despite being in lockdown! I know that I have seen some of you on my walks and I caught up with one or two when I was in school over the holidays I am back in school tomorrow so I may see some of you then. Thank you so much for the pictures of baking, drawing, science activities that you have been doing - it has kept us going through these lonely times!
You may be aware that from tomorrow the BBC are running daily programmes relating to our year group curriculum so it might be worth having a look at that.
We don't know when we will be back at school, but hopefully we will get back before you go off to high school. Just remember that while we are producing lots of materials to keep you busy, virtual schooling is not and can not be the same as what you are used to in school. We are sure that everyone is doing their best and we are really grateful for all the support from parents and carers - you are doing a fantastic job in these challenging times! We do recognise that it is not easy schooling from home, especially when you are having to work, cook, clean, sort out arguments etc so thank you!
We hope you enjoy the learning that we have planned for you this half term! Take care and stay safe!
Mrs.Etheridge & Mrs. Lockwood
Thursday 9th April
Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the weather safely? I know it must be so tempting to get out in that sunshine but it won't be forever. What have you been up to these last few days? I have been busy with school admin but I did find time to draw a picture of a horse i saw on holiday last year!
Maybe you could do some drawings of places that you have been been, or things that you have seen? bring the world inside this Easter.
Take care all of you
Thursday 2nd April
Morning everyone! I hear some of you fell for my April Fool's prank. Don't worry, as far as I know SATs are still cancelled this year! It did look real though didn't it?
Well done if you had a go at the maths reasoning tests yesterday. I thought that after that we could do something light, so I have posted 2 maths games that you can play with your family. They are both fun ways to keep your maths skills up! Why don't you challenge your younger or older brothers or sisters? You can even do these games with your friends via video link!
I'm also in the process of putting up some Easter activities - things to do if you get bored. Remember - do what you can, try to keep some routine in your day and stay healthy mentally.
I made chocolate chip cookies with my son yesterday to varying degrees of success. Let's say they improved with every new batch! It's amazing how many skills you can learn by doing something like this. (Like try cracking an egg OVER the mixing bowl so it doesn't run down the cupboards and onto the floor! Ahem....)
Tuesday 31st March
For those of you who were asking, my new, ahem, 'teaching assistant' is called Malt! He is not a great co-worker - he is very demanding, noisy and likes to sleep on my keyboard! (I miss Mrs.Smith! )
Let me know if any of you also have a furry co-worker! I know many of you have younger brothers and sisters. Have you thought about reading with them? It would be really good for both of you! I have just finished reading 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
Did you know you can listen to David Walliams read his stories every day? Go to the following web site.
I have also put another good video up showing you how to draw a pie chart. I know some of you have found this difficult.
Take care everyone,
Monday 30th March
Morning all. Hope you are all ok and keeping safe at this very strange time. I have added a few recommended books for anyone who is stuck for something to read. One of them is a good read for transition from primary to secondary school. They are listed under literacy. You can also listen to some stories read by David Walliams each day at eleven o'clock.
Hope to see you all soon. Take care
Friday 27th March
Did you know that we can visit Chester zoo today, all day! It is a virtual visit though! The good news is we will get to see all the animals and listen to the keepers' presentations from our own homes!
The virtual visit starts at 10.00am and is all day, so go along!
Thursday 26th March,
Hope you are all well and getting out into your gardens in this sunshine? Exciting news - we are all going to be able to speak to each other using Class Dojo soon. The school is just in the middle of setting it up so you should be getting invites to join soon.
I hope some of you got to see the live lesson from the secret WW2 bunker in Liverpool yesterday? If you missed it, you can watch the recording. It was really good and worth watching. They are doing one on rationing next week so don't forget to watch that too.
Thank you to everyone who has sent me their science results. It has been mainly Neptune class though. I would love to hear from your Nebulas too! We're all in this together!
Speak soon - I really miss you guys!
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Hope you are all well? The weather is lovely at the moment, so if you are having to stay at home because of lock down it might be an idea to do some of your learning outside. I was thinking about the science experiments that we were going to do. We were going to see the effects of different forms of exercise on the heart. I will put up an outline of the experiment - you need to choose 3 different forms of exercise, such as star jumps, running on the spot, hopping, dancing, skipping and do each for about 3 minutes at a time. Ask your parents to help you find your pulse and record the difference in your heart rates before and after each type of exercise. Email me to tell me which exercise raised your heart rate the most. Remember to allow your heart rate to go back to resting between each exercise!
Take care all of you! It would be lovely to get an email from a few more of you!
Saturday 21st March
I heard that you all had fun yesterday making Mother's Day cards and going around getting your shirts signed. How strange for you to be doing it this early! Mrs.Watts tells me that she took photos of you as a year group, so when I am back at school I'll try to put some photos up for you so you can see them. I will also ask Mr. Blakeley if we can put some of the Derwent Water photos up too.
I'm so sorry I missed your last day - I'm sure most of you felt very emotional. I felt sad knowing that it may have been your last day of primary school and I was stuck at home Just remember, although things are a little strange at the moment, it won't be like this forever. A lot of people have been suggesting that we all start writing a diary about these events as a personal historical record for generations to come. Why not start one today? Other nice ideas include writing a letter to someone who is in isolation, such as an elderly relative or neighbour and offering to help your family at home in ways you can. You can even say hello to me at email@example.com
Take care all of you!
Wednesday 18th March
Welcome to our online learning page!
Firstly, just to reassure you, I am fine but having to work from home for a bit. I know some of you are having to do it too, so we need to share new ways of working!
It is going to be strange for you, having to work at home, but it is vital that you do continue to do this so you enter high school at your correct level. After all, remember how far you have all come this year and how proud we are of you! Also, believe it or not, you would eventually get bored just playing all day! Just look at those happy faces!
Each week we will be putting our literacy, numeracy, topic and science work on the website and encouraging you to visit at least once a day.
My work email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to keep in touch.
I’m sure we are all hoping that this virus will pass by quickly, hopefully avoid many of us, and we’ll have some time together in summer before high school starts. Things are changing so quickly though each day, so we have to be flexible.
Take care of yourselves and each other!