Look at these fantastic robots made by
Taylor-Jay and Ryan
Well Done Boys!
Good Morning Everybody!
I hope this message will find you all well, healthy and still smiling. Today I have got some great news: Our pen pals from New Zealand
have received your letters and have sent me a photo.
All of them were very excited to read your letters and as they are only a small class, they have asked some of their other school friends
to become pen pals too which I think is fantastic. The children will have a holiday soon but hope to write back before then. I will keep
you informed as to when I hear something.
Look at my redcurrants and raspberries of which I am extremely proud. When I harvested the raspberries I ate them straight away, they tasted
very sweet. I am a little jealous of Mr Bourne's sunflowers, look how tall they are already and one of them is getting a flower. I know that this
one is still not as tall as Logan's or Chloe's flowers.
Thank you for all your emails, it is lovely to see your robots (Taylor-Jay did a superb one) and Logan did the 'storm in a glass' experiment.
Chloe is becoming really good at the keyboard and did send me a short clip of the tune.
I have attached this weeks work, which I scanned in school on Friday. I do apologise that some pages are on one side but you can still
read them. Enjoy and I cant wait to see photos of your bird feeder!
Speak soon, Mrs Bourne
Good Evening All,
I have been in school today and therefore the late update. During the day I was able to ring some of you and talked to you, which was
really nice. It was good to hear what you've been up to and also talking to the grown up in your family. As promised, I have challenged
some of you on ttrockstars. Please keep sending me the email, as some of your have promised on firstname.lastname@example.org
This week I have chosen some different work for you. I will ring more of you tomorrow so that you all can tell me how things are going.
There are no news about the sunflower, as it has gone under cover! What do you think that means?
Have a great week and hope to speak soon,
Wishing you all a very good Friday morning!!
Well, this week has been definitely a challenge for all of us as the weather turned to the wetter side. BUT, as said before, wellies,
a warm jumper and vest, couldn't stop me from going out. I replanted my sunflower last Sunday, went for a short ride (between the
rain periods) and took a closer look at the cockerel at the yard. He was doing his crowing quite loudly. However, I thought he stood
very proud. Did you come across any animals in your garden and you thought, wow?
We also have a crow, in our garden, who lands with a piece of bread, puts it in our water pot (so it gets soaked and soft), flies off only
to return a little later to eat the soft bread. Aren't these animals amazing!
Isn't nature amazing!
Okay, back to school-mode! I have attached this week's answers as well as my next part of the sunflower story. Chloe and Logan, I
hope that I am as lucky with my sunflower results as you are. Keep sending me photos so I can compare.
I hope you like my few photos and are inspired to watch what's happening in your garden. Speak soon,
Class 3, what's going on with you all???? I have been challenging you all on ttrockstar and not one person has challenged me back.
I have been waiting and waiting!!! The weather isn't that good and the challenge is fun! I am still waiting!
I hope you are keeping yourselves busy during this wet weather or are you putting your wellies on and explore the garden in the rain?
How has it changed and are there different animals about when it's wet? In our garden are definitely less flying birds but more birds on
the ground, pecking it. Do you know why? Also, sometimes the birds just seem to pop up out of the hedges and then go down again -
any ideas why that is?
I have attached your weekly work and found a really good science experiment BUT, for some reason I can't get it on this site. So I
wait for Mr Bourne to help me out here.
Are you all still keeping busy and making things? Maddison hat made a bird house and she sent the photo via our class email
email@example.com and Logan completed his game. Do you remember, I asked you a couple of weeks ago to
invent your own game. Thank you Logan and Maddison for your emails, I really enjoyed reading them and looking at your photos.
Keep sending the emails to me, otherwise I don't hear anything from you and that makes me sad.
Dear children, parents & carers
You wouldn't believe it but I just pressed the wrong button and all my text, I had written to you plus photos, disappeared. So, this will be
my 2nd attempt to write to you. The hardest thing is to remember what I put in the first one. It's a bit like writing a story, when you have
got all your plans and then you lose them.
I hope that you have had a lovely break from daily school work and enjoyed the superb weather in the garden and paddling pool. During
half term we celebrated Mr Bourne's birthday and I made a cake and in the afternoon we had a picnic in the garden. We played badminton
and had a relaxing day.
One day, I went up to the yard where I rode Amy-Lou. I had a fantastic time!
I have been in school today with the keyworkers children and we did finger painting. I will put the ideas on the website tomorrow
as I think you would enjoy making a crocodile, rocket or fish by just using your fingers. I am in school again tomorrow so you will have
to wait until the afternoon.
Logan, how is your sunflower growing? I have attached an update on the sunflower story and I am amazed how many sunflowers
there are. Anyway, you will find this week's work with this text and I know that you are very capable of completing it. Don't forget
to check the art suggestions, Mrs Clough has put on the website. It would be brilliant if you would share some of your thoughts, work,
ideas or findings with me on the firstname.lastname@example.org email.
Speak to you again tomorrow, when I put the finger painting pictures on.
Have a good week,
Dear children, parents and carers
I bet everybody is listening to the news intensively with regard to school re-opening. Don't worry, because I do too!
Today would have been our last day of the 1st summer half term and we would've been looking forward to a week's holiday.
Well, I do think that we all deserve a break and today I can let you know that there will be no work for you next week. However,
if you want to do something, check out BBC bitesize lessons, ttrockstars (as so many of you have been doing), reading
eggspress or just simply pick up a reading book and read.
A very big well done to Alex and Ellisse who have been working very hard and to Logan, who has sent me an email with his
story and pictures about his girocopter. I was so excited to look at all the work and I am very proud to all of you for such determination
and perseverance. Ryan, Taylor-Jay and the rest of all of you, please keep your emails coming and I hope it won't be too long
before we are all together again.
Wishing you a great break and a good week. I wish all the parents and carers a good bank holiday weekend too.
Please keep safe and stay well!
Isn't a gorgeous day today so lets do the work and then go outside. By the way, did anybody build the gyrocopter the other week? Maybe
you could send in a photo via our class email (email@example.com) and I can have a look?
How did you start you week this week?
Well, I went to school and we painted pebbles (I collected them from the garden in the previous week). We put a base paint on and then
wanted to draw something on the top. However, the paint wasn't quite dry so Mrs Firmage will carry on today. As I was painting my stone,
I thought that it would be a nice activity to do, in or outside, for you at home too. If you haven't got paint, you can use a felt tip pen. Here are
some of the things you could paint on them.
I have also checked out the BBCbitesize and found an activity in Literacy, which we still get more confident with. So please look at the
Literacy lesson 14th May 'Their, they're or there' - how good are you? Challenge yourself. Attached you will find the weekly maths work.
Check out TTrockstars and Reading Eggspress! Thanks for challenging me, Logan! Ryan, keep these emails coming!
Wishing you all a good week but remember, stay safe and be kind to others!
Good Evening All!
I am at school tomorrow but have decided to send you some different activities for this week. I will add maths tomorrow when I am
back from school. In the meantime, have a look at BBC bitesize and this weeks lesson ideas.
Just wanted to say how great the kids video was! Good to see you on the video, with your hairstyles getting longer and shorter.
Your messages were really appreciated and brought a smile to my face. Let's all hope that we will see each other soon.
Thanks to, parents/carers, who made this video possible.
Good Morning All,
I am sure you are thinking, is it Monday already? No it isn't, it's a cold Sunday! I am at school tomorrow and won't be able to send you your
weekly email and therefore it comes today.
A lot to tell you about the week just gone by but first of all I am interested in how you celebrated the 'VE 75th year day'? All the people on
our street came out at just before 11o'clock to be together during the 2 minute silence. We met again at 3pm with a soft drink to toast
to each other from a distant. It was really nice doing this with the neighbours. What did you do?
In between, Mr Bourne, Steve (a tree surgeon) , our neighbours and myself took three trees down. It was a lot of carrying
branches and logs but now we have a lot more light. I don't think I could hang in a tree like that. Could you? I have saved some
logs for us for our class garden so we can sit on them and read a book or just sit and chat. What do you think about that
idea? Thinking back, it has actually been quite a busy week as I also painted our bench. As you can see, it has been a week of hard
work for me.
Furthermore, I have been challenged on TTrockstars and challenged some of you back.
I have to mention a couple of children today, as I am very impressed by their work and the way they keep in touch via our class email
I put on the website too); Taylor-Jay, Abigail, Logan and Chloe who have been in touch too; a very well done to Alex and Ellisse for their
work (love the handwriting practice), Logan for his artistic work and to Jade who must have worked tirelessly for quite a while.Thank you all
for your determination, perseverance and hard work throughout these times.
If you haven't sent an email yet, please do it now, as it is amazing to read what some of you have been up to!
As every week, don't forget to check out BBCbitesize and their lessons. Try something new, a lesson you haven't tried before. Remember,
trying something new might open the door to something amazing.
I am wishing you all a good week and don't forget to send me an email!
Good Morning to Everyone!
Would you believe it, we are starting week 7 of the lockdown! But, it's only a number and I have got some exciting news for you today.
Actually, I have got sooooo many things to tell you and I bet my text today will be all over the place.
First of all,
LOOK who says I haven't got green fingers (a phrase people say when you aren't a good gardener).
I have done something with this picture which you will find under 'The Life of a sunflower' section.
This week I have decided to keep you busy with word problems, which will practice your reading as well as mathematical understanding.
Congratulations to Ryan, who has challenged me on TTrockstars. AND I challenged you right back!
All the teachers from Melbury have started a new profession and we have put it on youtube. Be very careful when typing in the web address
as it says https://www.youtu.be/JXsKXikjkAw and then sit back and relax.
There are still some children who haven't accessed ttrockstars or reading eggspress and I am really waiting for your challenges and
work to be completed. If you have any problems with any of the sites, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can check it for you. Also, if you are talking to any other friends from Class 3, please pass on the email address and tell them
to get in touch with me as it would be amazing to hear from you and what you have been up to.
I hope to hear from you all soon,
Hello Class 3!
I normally don't write a lot on a Friday but today has to be an exception:
Can I just say I am very impressed and proud of all the children who have sent me their work and told me how they are doing during
their lockdown time at home. Would you believe, Ryan and Taylor-Jay are becoming authors as they have been writing stories and Abigail
and Logan are turning into scientists, experimenting with what floats or sinks or making a mouse shoot up into the air. Keep these emails
coming, send them to email@example.com
May I also say a big WELL DONE and THANK YOU to all the parents and carers who are teaching their children every day and, hopefully,
enjoying the activities which are on the website as well as all other suggestions. I do hope you enjoy the success when they get it and
think that everything beforehand made it all worth while (in a way). So, thank you for your patience when answering the same question a
As the weather has turned a little wetter over the last few days, I thought the activity below might be of interest.
You are building a gyrocopter! Every step is shown below and all you need is paper and a pair of scissors (if you ant to decorate your
gyrocopter you need some colouring pens). Every step is shown on this guide below! Enjoy!! When you have finished, throw the
gyrocopter in the air and see it come down. You could let it go from your bedroom window but make sure an adult is with you.
Before I close, just a quick reminder of the challenges on ttrockstars, lessons and activities on BBCbitesize, Reading Egg website and
Mrs Clough's art project. On the Reading Egg website I found an option where somebody reads a story to you and then you have to
answer questions. I did it and though what a great idea.
Wishing you all a good weekend ….until Monday Mrs Bourne
GREAT NEWS!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!! GREAT NEWS!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!
Now it is time for ME to sit back and read all about the things YOU have done! We've got a class email address. Through this you can send
me photos of your experiments, share your day (make your own storyboard) draw pictures and then send them to me. I am so excited!
Here is the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
and by the way ….
don't forget to check out the bbc.bitesize webpage again. As previously said, there are some great things to learn.
I wonder who will be the first person to send an email to me!
Waiting to hear from you,
We are now at the beginning of our 6th week of 'Education from home' and I hope that routines have settled in very well and
that you are becoming experts in 'out-of-classroom-learning'. As well as working on TTRockstars, how is the Reading Egg
programme developing? Are you improving your spellings and phonics knowledge? How about these tricky homophones, words
that sound the same but are spelt differently! "What shall I where/wear today?" Keep using your logins to become brilliant
I am sure you are wondering why I have put a photo of Fletcher on the top? For him, nothing has changed in the last month,
only that he becomes more treats. The animals will keep us sane, occupied and fit.
Yesterday, I planted a sunflower and thought how great it would be if you watch it grow with me over the next few weeks! I
have put photos of every stage of my planting on a document and will send photos every Monday for you to observe
any changes. Who knows, when we go back to school, it can become our 'Class 3 sunflower project'!
Anyway, I hope you have just finished your morning exercise with Joe Wicks and after a little break are ready to work
through this weeks work. Enjoy and don't forget to take some photos if you can to show me afterwards!
Good Morning to Everyone!
I know it's not Monday or Friday but I really want to share something with you all. I am so excited about it and tried it out yesterday already. But, before I tell you what it is, I have to give a HUGE shout out to Khari and Chloe, who challenged me on TTRockstars! Keep these challenges coming, I am waiting
Anyway, here are my exciting news: The 'BBC' has come up with a great Learning Website. Type in https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize into your browser and follow my instructions and you will find great things!!!! There are interesting clips to help you with explanations and understanding. I also liked the dinosaurs when learning about 3digit numbers.
Have a go and enjoy it, I did! Although school is closed, it doesn't stop us from learning! Mrs Bourne
Good Morning Everybody!
We should be starting our Summer term today but instead we are having another week of staying safe and making sure that we don't spread the virus. I miss you all and with it all our routines we have in class. I do hope you like the items I put on for you but if you come up with your own ideas, that is great too. Write them down somewhere and we might be able to share them when we get back. It might be an idea to start a little diary in which you tell us what you did throughout these weeks at home.
For this week I have found two little Literacy tasks and another arithmetic sheet. Have you been creating things in your garden or built something amazing? Take a photo and share this too.
I have sent your letters to the school in New Zealand as I have been in touch with their teacher. Their school is closed too but I thought I put on a picture of their view from their playground.
Can you remember why the sky was that colour in New Zealand?
What is it? Think about 5 sentences to do with this picture and tell a person in your house.
Anyway, have another good week and be kind to the people around you!
Dear Parents/Carers and Children
Just a little thought I had this week when I went into school but I need your help!
I've noticed that not everybody checks on the Melbury Primary School website for things to do! If you are texting anybody from our class or talk to them one way or another, please tell them to check the website for activities to do and any other updates.
Thank you, together we can do it! We made some rainbow pictures and stuck them onto the school gates. I think they look pretty cool!
Stay safe and healthy,
If you want to know the answers to the challenges, check this site on Friday, I will put the answers on!
Stay safe, Mrs Bourne
Dear Children, Parents & Carers
I have been thinking of you and hope that you are enjoying the lovely weather and time in your garden. If you are stuck with something to do, here are a few suggestions of games:
1. Bucket & Ball
Place a bucket on the floor in your garden, 3 big steps away from you - then try to throw a small ball into it. It's not as easy as you think, as the ball might jump out of the bucket, depending how it lands. To make it harder put the bucket further away.
2. Try your gardening skills by pulling out some weeds in your garden. Just make sure they are weeds and not flowers (as I am reminded of that by Mr Bourne, every time I try to do that!)
2. Maybe you have used the little booklet, Miss Callaway, did for you with the different games. Are you getting better finding all the different things with different letters of the alphabet?
3. Here is a game which really need a lot of concentration - can you do the challenges?
Hope you are all staying safe and keep washing those hands! Keep checking the website and the updates of activities I put on.
I will be back soon,
Dear Parents/Carers and Children,
Only a few more days to go and we will find ourselves in the Autumn holidays already. Where has the time gone? The children have all
settled in well to their new routines and work requirements.
During the school holidays, please practice with your child the following times tables: 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x. As mentioned during the
parents' evening, the Government will test every child on all the times tables up to 12x in Year 4. Remember to read frequently to keep up
your child's fluency and vocabulary.
Just to let you know that our PE sessions for the 2nd Autumn term will be on Mondays (outside) and Wednesday (inside). Please ensure that
your child will have appropriate PE clothing and footwear for outside. If it's dry we will be outside!
Wishing you all a lovely break,