Friday 19th March.
Good morning everyone!! I hope you have all had a great week! I am sure you have all heard the news this week! Liverpool won! Ireland won! ⚽️🏉 Now you know that's not all... we are back to school on Monday!! I cannot wait to see you all, to catch up in person and to hear your laughter and stories! It will be a great day! See you there! Today is 'Feel Good Friday!' We are all feeling good already at the prospect of going back to school! You have a gratitude scavenger hunt to complete, just enjoy it! We are grateful for getting back to school to be with each other to learn and play together! I will see you on Monday, bring your pack and yourself! Have an awesome weekend, bed early on Sunday night! Take care, Mrs Rice 😁👍❤
Monday 15th March.
Good morning everyone. I hope you are keeping well and had a lovely weekend. I hope you did something kind for your Mummy and thanked her for everything that she does for you.
Thank you so some for sending your 'Feel Good Friday' pictures, it was lovely to hear from so many of you! Keep them coming this week- I also hope that you enjoyed doing it.
This week I have not set anything new on Studyladder, I feel that you have enough in your pack and that is what I want you to concentrate on. Really focus on AR if you have any spare time. Studyladder is unlocked if you want to go on and compete any games or activities.
Josias' extreme reading picture made it into the Farming Journal! So keep an eye out for him!
Just in case anyone has forgotten there is no school on Wednesday- it is St. Patrick's day! That means no home school either! There are lots of online activities to celebrate and I will share any that might interest you.
Have a great week, keep in touch,
Mrs Rice 😁👍❤
Feel Good Friday
Gratitude Scavenger Hunt.
Alfie loves his cat Dottie- she is soft and Fluffy!
Alfie cannot wait until restaurants open again so that he can tuck into a tasty steak! I'm with you on that one Alfie!
Alfie is happy when he playing with his friends on the PS4- that is a great, fun way to keep in touch at the minute! Thank you so much Alfie!
Lily is grateful for her double bed and her fluffy teddy Snuggles!
Lily has found her very useful coat and some nice perfume to smell.
Lily found someone she loves- her MUM! Perfect! Especially for this weekend!
Thomas found that his Dad makes him laugh and his Mum is someone that he loves.
Friday 12th March.
Good morning everyone! I don't know about you but I can't believe that it is Friday again! This has been an important week as some children have returned to school. In school there were dinners, buses and the noise of children in the playground! It was great! Some of your little brothers and sisters have been in school and you should see how many new busy bees have started with Mrs Preston! Such an exciting time for them starting their school journey. In our house Daniel went back to school and he was glad to see his teacher and his friends. I can't wait until it is our time to return to school.
I have marked the work in your packs and am so impressed with how you are working. Each time I go through your packs I am always amazed with the effort and commitment you give to every task. I have been setting less work on Studyladder as I think if you are completing such a high standard of work in your learning pack you cannot have much time for studyladder. Of course it is there for you for extra if you need it. Some of you are really focusing on your AR and have even reached your target already! Well done!
I hope you have found time this week to complete your extra craft activity! 😉
Today is our first 'Feel Good Friday!' All you have to do is send me a picture of a healthy snack or lunch that you have prepared! That's your set task for today! I think that it is a great way to end the week and start the weekend! It's a special weekend with Mother's day on Sunday. Make sure you be kind and say thank you. Your mum's are doing an amazing job.
Have a lovely weekend, have fun!
Mrs Rice 😁👍❤
Monday 8th March.
Good morning everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend! We got lots of wee jobs done at home so we relaxed yesterday and enjoyed the beautiful weather! This is a great day as some pupils return to school and I don't think it will be very long until we are back together again in class! You are doing a remarkable job at home but it will be great to be back in school again.
Today is international women's day. Some people will think of women from history like Marie Curie or Queen Victoria maybe even our current Queen. She sets an amazing example and is a great ambassador for our country. Many countries throughout the world are now governed by powerful women like New Zealand's prime minister Jacinta Ardern. But this week is also Mother's day and I think you should thank your mum for all of the wonderful things that she does for you. Your mum will always be your biggest cheerleader, your best friend and will always want the best for you. And that's not the only job she does, it's one of many! So in your pack there is a little activity that you might need someone other than mum to help you with. 😉 I will put up a PowerPoint on mother's day during the week.
This week we are looking a maths activities to do with money, counting amounts, calculating change etc. I have shared some videos from BBC bitesize and they are really good- short and concise so please take time to watch the. Empty your dad's pockets, mum's purse or your money box to set up a shop and count out your money and change.
Also Feel Good Friday is new! I have included a task for you to complete on Friday and all I ask is that you send me a picture of it. This can be the only activity that you complete on Friday- you can do your test on Thursday!
Have a great week and as always if you need anything just send me an email.
Take care, Mrs Rice 😁❤👍
Friday 5th March.
Good morning everyone! Friday again, another week of home schooling completed! Well done to all of you! Hopefully as some pupils return to school it will not be long until we are back in class together. Until then keep up the good work! Remember to return your completed pack on Monday 8th March between 9-11am and collect your new pack then too.
The P4 Amazon voucher winner is Thomas and in P5 Rebecca. Well done to both of you. I hope to put your voucher in your folder on Monday.
Whatever you have planned for this weekend make sure you have fun and relax! Take care,
Mrs Rice 😁👍❤
There are fantastic prizes to be won in this competition! Get someone at home to enter you!
P3-5 have to design a stain glass window like you might see in church. You must use the sheet attached to enter.
Monday 1st March
Good morning everyone! It is St. David's day today. St. David is the patron saint of Wales. This week on Thursday 4th March it is World Book Day. There is a BBC live lesson at 11.30am on Thursday morning on CBBC channel, tune in if you can. The worksheet wasn't available when I got your pack ready so I will share a link if you want to download it at home. We usually celebrate this in some way in school so this year are celebrating at home. We are having an extreme reading challenge! Send me a picture of you reading in an unusual but safe place! There is a £1 voucher as always for everyone which I will email to you and a £5 Amazon voucher to buy a book for the winning entry! So get reading and snap a few pictures! Email your pictures to me before the end of the day on Thursday!
This is the 2nd week on this pack which can be returned on Monday 8th March. On this date you can also collect your new pack. If this doesn't suit then just contact me and we can make other arrangements. I, like you, am disappointed that we are not returning to school just yet, but I know you will continue to work and do your best until we can be together again in school. The powerpoints and videos I shared last week are still available for you this week to support your learning and I am glad so many of you have already used them.
The driver weather is due to stay with us this week so get outside when you can. Take notice of and connect with your surroundings. We live in a beautiful part of the countryside and we should enjoy what we have around us.
Have a great week,
Mrs Rice 😁👍❤
Friday 26th February
Good morning everyone! Friday again! Not only has this week flown but this month has flown! Monday will be 1st March! It was great to see so much good work being completed in your learning packs- a great standard from a great class! Thank you so much! So many of you back on Studyladder and AR this week which is fantastic! Thank you for sending your pictures, I love to see them! Don't forget about PE with Chris this afternoon it is his last session. It is a great way for us to connect with one another too. Christine will also post her hockey video. This weekend is to be lovely so get outside safely and enjoy it! Have a lovely weekend!
Take care, Mrs Rice 👍😁❤
Monday 22nd February.
Good morning everyone! Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely half term break. We certainly enjoyed it and we were ready for the break from the books. It has been lovely to see some signs of Spring as snowdrops and daffodils are springing up and the evenings are a little brighter. This gives me great hope and renewed energy as we look forward to this new half term, whatever it may bring.
Your new learning pack is ready to collect on Monday 22nd February between 10-11am. If this doesn't suit then just let me know and we can make other arrangements. This pack has work on fractions and if you have never watched any of the videos or powerpoints that I have put up before, I recommend that you do this time. Fractions can be a tricky topic but these clips should be a good support for everyone at home. We usually cut pizzas into 1/4, 1/2, 1/8 etc so do that at home, divide your toast into equal parts, share your sweets with your mum or brother what fraction did you get, how many was that? Reading and Spelling activities as usual along with mental maths and English practice. P4 are looking at commas and plurals. P5 are looking at plurals, pronouns and suffix endings. The first 2sections of the activities are the most important so especially focus on those. Again the powerpoints and videos are a good starting point. I have included a link to BBC bitesize topic on mapping skills. Our last pack had lots of work on coordinates so I think you might enjoy this too. Chris will be back on zoom on Friday and Christine will be posting her hockey lesson! The weather is to be reasonable this week so get outside! That is a time tabled activity! 😉
As I have always said please keep it manageable for you at home. Set a time limit and whatever gets done, that's it. No one should feel under pressure. If I can help please email me.
This pack contains work for 2weeks.
If you got up to anything fun over half term send me some pictures- I would love to see them and share them with our class. It is a great way to keep in touch and keep our spirits high.
Have a great week, let's smash this!
Mrs Rice 😁❤👍
Friday 12th February.
Good morning everyone! We have had another busy week and it's Friday again! Your next pack will be ready to collect on Monday 22nd February between 10-11am and you can return this week's on that morning too. Chris will be on zoom later for PE and Christine will share her weekly hockey session, so get your PE kit on and enjoy! There will be no PE next week because it is half term! So put your books away and relax. You have all worked so hard in very difficult circumstances. This is a once in a lifetime event and there is no rule book. You are doing your best every day and I can't ask any more of you than that. I am extremely proud of each and every one of you. Each home learning pack had something that made me smile or think what a great job you've done at home. 👏 Not only you, but your parents too. You should be very grateful that they are so committed to you and your learning. I appreciate your support and do not underestimate how difficult it can be at times, so thank you.
Big celebrations over half term- Valentine's day on Sunday- tell your parents you love them, say thank you and help out. Pancake day on Tuesday- you are all fabulous bakers so it will be pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Have a great week and whatever you get up to have fun!
Mrs Rice 😁👍❤
Monday 8th February
Good morning everyone! I hope you had relaxing weekend and made the most of the dry weather. I have been so impressed with the work in your learning packs and I cannot wait for us to get back to school to share our bird reports with each other- they are fantastic! This pack has some activities on The Wright Brothers who were very interested in flight. I will share a PowerPoint to help you complete your comprehension. It also has activities on coordinates which we always have great fun completing in school. Again I will share a link to help you before you start. This week is the last week to reach your target on AR- I know it's not as easy at home but so many of you are quizzing away so keep it up! Tuesday is safer internet day and as we are all online more for different reasons, I think it is even more important to think about keeping ourselves safe online. There is a live safer internet lesson on CBBC on Tuesday morning at 11am- I have included the activity sheet in your pack. If you cant watch it live you can watch it on the iplayer. I have not set any new tasks on Studyladder this week- some of you have pods to finish if you do then work on those, if you have completed everything then I suggest you practise the tables games or mental maths tasks or some of the spelling activities.
You'll be glad to hear that after this week you get a break for half term- it will be a busy week as we celebrate Valentine's day and Pancake Tuesday when we are off! I hope you all enjoyed the sweet treat in your folder on Friday! 😉 As always, keep the work manageable, work in a way that suits you and your family best. Let's have a great week! Take care, Mrs Rice 👍😁❤
Friday 5th February
Good morning everyone! It is Friday again! What a busy week. I have been so impressed with all of your work and effort. You will be glad to know that this is the last week before half term, then you will get a rest. (Mum’s and Dad’s too!). It is important to put all of your work away on a Friday and relax with your family!
This week in P4 I am awarding the certificate to Emily- her work pack was excellent and I loved to see her taking part in the CBBC live lesson.
The P5 certificate is awarded to Nathan! I was so pleased to see how hard you worked on your pack and I was especially pleased with your Winter poem! Great adjectives!
Monday 1st February
Good morning everyone! 1st day of a new month! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and got outside to enjoy the cold but dry weather. I know that some of you signed up to the Big Bird Watch at the weekend- if you took any snaps I'd love to see them! Also I know some of you are doing a socially distanced daily mile- I'd love some pictures of that too! We are continuing with our bird study this week and I look forward to reading your reports. We are looking at handling data which we always enjoy in school. Remember to watch the power points and videos I've posted. P4 are thinking about the 3times tables and P5 dividing facts.
Also this week read, read, read! 2weeks to reach your target- do your best! As with last week I will be setting less on Studyladder as so many of you focus to produce a a very high standard of work in your written pack. I cannot tell you how proud I am of each of you.
I know lots of you joined Chris for PE on Friday- I will see you there next week! I hope it's not too hard a workout!
Remember that your pack comes back on Friday 5th February and you can collect your next pack which has work for 1week. As before return you pack whether finished or not. If it doesn't suit to return it on Friday just email me and we can arrange something another time. Keep the mental maths, English practice and Friday test books.
Keep up the good work, let's make this a great week! Mrs Rice 👍😁❤
Friday 29th January
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all keeping well. Firstly this morning I want to say well done to everyone! I have been so impressed with the standard of work in all of the home learning packs. You are working so hard at home and I know sometimes it's not easy. You are obviously being well guided and supported at home by your parents and I really appreciate all of your effort and commitment to your home learning. Thank you. 👍
You will have noticed that I set less work on Studyladder this week because if you are concentrating and working to that standard on your written pack you wont have much time for Studyladder. I don't want you to feel pressured into having to complete everything. We are into the last 2weeks of trying to reach our AR target- so read, read, read!! So many of you are reading and quizzing at home, keep it up!
Yesterday we stopped work to watch the live lesson on cbbc, we really enjoyed it. It tied in so well with the work in our packs. I hope you have looked at the videos and powerpoints to help you with the work that is in your pack.
Friday is definitely PE day, so get your kit on and get ready for action. I have emailed the link to all of your parents for zoom PE with Chris and Christine will post her hockey lesson today too. What a great way to end the week!
As always I love to see your pictures and videos and I thank you all for taking the time to send them in.
I want you make sure you and your family relax this weekend- maybe you signed up to the big bird watch or you've planned a long walk. Maybe you could have a games evening, a movie night or build a den. Whatever you get up to send me photos, take care and have fun! Mrs Rice 😁👍❤
LINK FOR THURSDAY 28th JANUARY.
I have just read on their page that this will be shown on CBBC channel at the same time to make it easier for everyone to access!
The link below is to a live lesson on birds which is being broadcast at 11am. We have used these in school before and they are always really interesting. I have included the related worksheets in your pack for this week. Let me know if you watch it, you can watch it again after the date.
Monday 25th January
Good morning everyone! I did mention on Friday that we may see some of the white stuff at the weekend! How exciting to wake up on Sunday morning to a winter wonderland! Now you always get a lot more snow than me but we had quite a bit this time, I'll show you some pictures. Everyone was out building snowmen and throwing snowballs- I could hear laughter and squeals of delight, it reminded me of the school playground at break and lunch. I miss that- school is a quiet place, a duller place without you all. So I can't believe I am asking again for your snow pictures and videos, I cannot wait to see them!
You are starting this week on your week 2pack. It has lots activities related to the big bird watch and garden birds- I will post some PowerPoints related to garden birds that might help you as well and the RSPB website is fantastic. Build your bird feeder and attract some birds to your garden, then use your new devices to take some pictures to send for our class page. Use these to sketch a garden bird.
Your maths activities relate to handling data. We always enjoy these in school as we find out information, collect it in tables and present it in charts. Corbett maths primary has great tutorial videos that take you through different topics- I definitely recommend looking it up and I will allocate related activities on Studyladder. This time you will be able to write on the worksheets there is space to write in tables or draw charts on most of the worksheets.
As before can I please stress thst the work you do at home has to be manageable for you and your family. Set aside time to work at an activity and then leave it, finished or not. Or choose 3 activities for the day. It is better to do your work well and understand it.
Friday is PE day! Christine will post her hockey session on Friday and Chris will lead our school in a PE session. P3/4 is from 1.40- 2.10pm and P5-7 from 2.15- 2.45pm. This will be on zoom and will be a great opportunity for you to see your classmates!
Let's have a great week everyone and as always you contact me via email with any questions or queries. Mrs Rice 😁👍❤
Friday 22nd January
Good Morning everyone! It is Friday again! What a week- America has a new president and Liverpool were beaten by Burnley! But more importantly we have completed our first 2week home learning pack and it is due to be returned today when you can pick up your new 2week pack.
It has been lovely to see so many photos of you out and about. I love to see your work and see how you are doing at home, I am looking forward to seeing your packs. I really appreciate your Mums and Dads taking the time to contact me with pictures and work, I know it isn't easy work, home school and do all the other jobs at home. When you can send them in, your pictures really brighten up our class page.
This week more than half of you have completed an AR quiz which is fantastic- I know it can be tricky to source books at home but some of you are taking this opportunity to read books you got for Christmas. That is great! I have stressed the importance of our written pack this time around and we are using Studyladder for extension activities. I am amazed that so many of you have almost finished all of those activities! Everyone has been on Studyladder at some stage over the 2weeks and I am delighted with your work! Well done!
I want you to make sure that today when you finish your work you put it away until Monday morning. It is important to get a break from home learning and just enjoy your home and family. It is giving a cold weekend and you might even see some of the white stuff!! (snow) Enjoy, have a lovely weekend, Mrs Rice
Monday 18th January.
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well! It is Monday again and we are onto the 2nd week of our pack. It has to be handed in on Friday 22nd January when I will have another pack ready for you to collect. Don't panic if it is not finished just return it in the folder and collect your new 1. Reading books must be returned. Please keep your mental maths, English practice and Friday test books as you will need them.
This week I'd like you to go on your Winter walk, looking out for signs of Winter. It would be great if you could take some pictures and send them to me. When you have time then write your Winter adjective poem. If you can send me a picture or copy of your poem, or maybe even record yourself saying it, that would be great!
Healthy kidz have sent through information about their home activities which you can register for online.
CBBC is also running their primary education schedule. This week there is Spanish, punctuation and continents to look out for. We looked at continents during our first term so I think you'll enjoy it.
Studyladder extension activities have been set and as always remember AR and Bugclub.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries and remember to send me your pictures I love to see them!
Have a good week, take care and be kind. Mrs Rice 😁👍❤
Friday 15th January 2021
It is hard to believe we are already half way through January and I think that is a good thing! We have completed our first full week of home learning and I hope you are managing well. Half of our class have completed at least 1 AR quiz and everyone has been on Studyladder at some point in the last week! That is fantastic, I knew we could do this! This is in addition to your home learning pack which I know you will be busy working away on. I hope you have taken my advice to set aside a little time for a task, work hard for that time and then move on. Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries. Your Mum's and Dad's are doing an amazing job at home, working and helping you with your school work. Well done and Thank You!
I found our class page really uplifting last time around and I think we should try to do that again by sharing pictures of what we are getting up to at home. I thought you could send me some pictures of you playing with a gift that you received for Christmas, maybe you got a new device to take it on! I would love to see them.
Have a lovely weekend, get outside, weather permitting and have some fun in these crazy times!
Happy new year P4/5! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and I look forward to hearing all about it! We are starting the new term with some home learning and I know we are fit for this challenge! This time I have prepared written packs with work for 2weeks which can be extended with activities on Studyladder. As in school we will all work at different paces and this is perfectly normal. At home you will all have different routines, I suggest you allocate an amount of time for an activity and do your best at that activity for that time. Remember quality over quantity! I will be checking in with you as we go along and am available via email if you have any questions or queries.
As before the links to our online platforms are on our website in the children section. Use Libraries ni to access ebooks for accelerated reader, they have a huge range of books. Joe Wicks is leading PE and we should keep up our daily mile and improve our 100m sprint! We have really enjoyed online assembly and we even won a prize! You will be able to keep this up at home too. Our class page was so important last time helping us to keep in touch and see each other without being in school so please contact me with photos of what you are getting up too.
Don't feel overwhelmed at home, you will be inundated with images of people all over the country doing amazing things at home! Each of you are all amazing, do your best and forget about the rest! 🌟 I can't wait until we are back in our bubble together but for now work hard and keep safe! Mrs Rice 👍😁❤