Author Archives: Heather Smith

Hello lovely Owls

Posted by Heather Smith in Owls

Happy half-term everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine.
Thank you Millie for sending me photos of your castle. It is fantastic, I am glad that you had lots of fun making it. Well done to Kiana, Samaya, Daisie-Mae, Denisa, Ikchya and Jake for practising on Spellodrome last week. High score merits go to Samaya and Jake. You all did an amazing job. Keep up the good work.
As you are aware some of you in Y1 are returning to school next week. Our classroom is ready. It will look different because it is prepared for 2metre social distancing. All of the cuddly toys are having a holiday at my house because we cannot have any soft toys in school at the moment. You can see from the picture that they are enjoying the sunshine too by having a picnic, reading and sharing puzzles!
I am looking forward to seeing some of you next week and hope that it won’t be too long before we are all back together again.
Home learning packs will continue to be available for Y2 and other Y1s not returning to school yet.
Enjoy the rest of the week Owls.
Love
Mrs Brown

Goodness me!

Posted by Heather Smith in Dragonfly

You have been busy this week Year R! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful home learning projects with us. We always love to see the amazing things you have been getting up to. Some of you have been creating some awesome models out of junk. Leila- Mai made a fantastic aeroplane.Jessica has been enjoying the sunny weather and went on a leaf hunt. She found so many different shapes, sizes and colours. I never knew there were so many different plants growing in Winchester! Divyam and Aiden have also been getting out and about at St. Catherine’s Hill. I wonder if you counted the steps on your way to the top?
Did any of you manage to guess Rafferty’s riddle? Perhaps you could send one back to him. I hope you have all received your sunflower seeds. We are looking forward to seeing how they are growing over the coming weeks. I hope your remember to give them lots of water and keep the slugs and snails away, just like Jasper (maybe the mower too)! Have a wonderful Half-term Break and enjoy the beautiful weather that we are forecast. Keep us updated on all the wonderful things you have been getting up to.
Mrs Osmond, Mrs Langford, Mrs Marklew and Mrs Hughes

Hello Ladybirds!

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

What a busy week it has been this week! How has your week been? I have been into school this week to get ready for when some of you return on June 1 st . I am excited to see those of you that are coming in, but I wish it could be all of us. It will not be the same without everyone. However, we must make sure that we are being safe and looking after ourselves. I have been in the classroom and had to change many things to make sure that it is safe for some of us to return. It looks very different.
Mrs. Brown and I will make the next learning grid for those that are not coming back to school on June 1 st . We will try to put on the grid similar activities to what we are doing in school.
Remember, today is the start of half term! Really make sure that you are relaxing, enjoying the sunshine and having a break. Last weekend, I laid a patio in my back garden. In the half term, I am going to lay some more patio and put some grass in my garden. I have attached a picture to the bottom of the blog of what I have done so far.
Here is a message from Mrs. Parsons:
Hello our lovely ladybirds.
I’ve spent some time in school this week with children of varying year groups. It’s been really lovely to be back in school again. I do really miss all of you, and so look forward to things being back to normal. I want to take this opportunity to say how much we all love to hear any news from you. I have seen a couple of you out and about on your bikes. I’m so pleased to see those helmets on, protecting your heads. At home this week I have been doing some sewing and knitting which has been really good fun and I have a great sense of achievement on completion. Do enjoy half term and please all take care.
Love from Mrs Parsons
We miss you all so much. You are in my thoughts every day.
Stay safe.
Mr. Gorton

Hey Koalas,

Posted by Heather Smith in Koalas
I hope you’re doing well. It’s half term, I know it doesn’t feel like it but you should take some time to unwind this week. Your parents might still be working so it’s important to keep if they need you to. (I sound like Boris now, relax, but don’t relax, work but don’t do work!).
I have been busy this week teaching key worker children at school and getting ready for after half term. This week we did some quite tricky maths questions, an introduction to algebra! See if you can do the example below! We also made journey sticks, one being beautifully modelled below! It was nice to see some familiar faces, you’ll see in the pictures below who I found (featuring new addition, Bobby! A gift from Tyler!).
As always I have loved seeing what work you have been up to! Kamil, Isla and Blake have some great examples that I’ve attached for you. Keep sending them in (adminoffice@harestock.hants.sch.uk). You should have access to some more words on spellodrome (thanks for reminding me Tyler!).
Stay Safe!
Lots of Love
Miss B x

A day in school

Posted by Heather Smith in School

On Friday Miss Carter was in school and this is what they got up to:-

We completed an emoji book title quiz emoji-story-books-challenge
We spent 30 minutes on mathletics/spellodrome/phonics play (depending on year group)
We created a story/poem using the theme of castles.
We spent an hour completing a section from our home learning grids.
And in the afternoon, we completed a four triangles investigation. You have to make a square and cut the square diagonally to make four equal triangles. Then you have to make new shapes by re-joining the triangles. We created 10 different shapes. Can you make any more?

As well this week the key worker children have done the following:- a nature scavenger hunt, a senses walk which formed the basis for poems which the children then wrote, a science investigation around finding out the best shape and size for a paper aeroplane and  writing instructions on how to wash your hands properly.

We wish you all a very happy half term.

 

Hi Dolphins

Posted by Heather Smith in Dolphins

Another week of glorious sunshine – hope you’ve been able to spend time outdoors. Max recorded himself reading Harry Potter and emailed me the recording so I was able to listen to the chapter whilst going for a 30 minute walk in the sunshine. Thank you Max.

I was in school on Friday to look after key worker children. Here is how our day went:
We completed an emoji book title quiz (it should be on the Dolphin blog which you could have a go at!).
We spent 30 minutes on mathletics/spellodrome/phonics play (depending on year group)
We created a story/poem using the theme of castles.
We spent an hour completing a section from our home learning grids.
And in the afternoon, we completed a four triangles investigation. You have to make a square and cut the square diagonally to make four equal triangles. Then you have to make new shapes by re-joining the triangles. We created 10 different shapes. Can you make any more?

Enjoy half term and take care
Miss Carter

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