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Church Of England Combined School

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This page will be updated daily with either a short text message, video or picture to let you know what we are up to and our expectation for the day. 

Be sure to check out "Distance Learning Legends" for some of the amazing work you've been sharing!

Please message via this email if you are concerned about anything or want to share anything with me: 4G@gmglt.co.uk - Miss Read



So, we’ve made it to the end of our first week of Distance learning!

I’m so proud of all of you for sticking it out, I even made myself some little rice crispy cakes to celebrate, please see the recipe below!

  • 80g chocolate of choice (we use dairy-free!)
  • 60g butter/margarine of choice (we used Vitalife!)
  • 2 big tablespoons of Golden Syrup
  • Lots of Cocoa-pops! (about 80g but sometimes more or less)
  • Sprinkles and mini-marshmallows to decorate!


But seriously, some truly amazing work by you all, you’ve got the hang of it so quickly. Don't forget to check out our Distance Learning Legends, I'll be adding more as the week goes on! Next week I will also be sharing some of the brilliant examples of recounts that I will have read this afternoon...


But first, here is the next chapter of our class book for you to enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjd5X5Vz39c

Stay tuned for other story books and class book readings!


Congratulations to Amelie for this weeks Brilliant Book! Your positivity and energy (and incredible hard work!) has consistently left a smile on my face this week- thank you and well done!


I hope you all have an amazing weekend, 


Miss Read







Greetings all!


If you want to see a bit more of what I have been up to today, look no further than here!

It's cooler than it looks...

I have set a Science Challenge for everyone on the newly updated Science web-page: https://www.greatmissendenschool.co.uk/science/

Please take some time out of your day to have a look at it, maybe after the science you do this afternoon!


I have been sent so many amazing messages, special thanks to Amelie for keeping me sane with dog pictures and the rest of you for images of you having fun in the sun! Also, Oscar hard at work with some wood-craft! Incredible.

I’m glad you’re all having a wonderful time. We are so lucky to have such amazing technology that lets us see each other and our hard work, every day!


Keep it cool 4G,

Miss Read







Good morning!

Today I have updated some parts of the website! I have added a “Wellbeing” page where you can try out some of my ideas for Mindfulness, reflection and staying healthy and happy whilst at home and during your distance learning. For example, I really missed our Mindfulness Friends after lunch today so thought I would put up some ideas, as reminders, for you to do in your breaks! https://www.greatmissendenschool.co.uk/wellbeing-3/


Some superstar workers here from today and yesterday too:

Stanley has made his own hot cross buns following the Guided Reading recipe (looks delicious-very jealous here),

George finished all of his Distance learning and even helped his sister out on Numbots (what a legend!) and I was blown away by Carys’s amazing English instructions so absolutely had to share, she will be the first up on our “Distance Learning Legends” wall!

Heera has also done some wonderful colouring with her Grammie over the internet- what a lovely idea!

Very impressed with some of the Trojan horses I have seen as well which will be shared next week! Shout out to Erin for sharing her incredible robot with me also…


Don’t forget to check this out later, it was very important to share, thank Oscar if you almost missed this one:
Steve Backshall - 9:30am (GMT) Wednesday 25th March “I’ll be live on Facebook, Instagram AND YouTube. From habitats to holotypes, parasites to pademelons, I’ll be doing my best to bring the wild world into your living room, from... my living room!!!”

As always, if you have any questions, please message me a.s.a.p (as soon as possible) so that I can help you. Even though I am busy doing things, I’m still here for you, just like at school.


Missing you all so much!

Stay safe,

Miss Read






Today I am taking the time to clean my house. I know that having too much clutter and mess and dirt will make it hard for me to concentrate on my work- replying to all of your lovely emails! Hopefully these before and after photo's show my hard work, I want to make sure that me and my family stay healthy and my home stays tidy.



Well done for doing your best to get through your work yesterday, it’s very different doing it without your school friends around, but stick to the schedule and keep asking questions and you’ll be fine!


I would love to share some of your messages on here so if you have done anything awesome that you are okay with me sharing, please send a “I’m fine with you sharing” with your work. I won’t be able to put everyone’s up, but it would be nice for us to spread the love and positivity here too.


What books have you been reading? Don’t forget to practice your spellings and use TTRS too!


Loving the emails I’ve received- hopefully I will receive a few more today!

Thank you, see you soon,

Miss Read

Day 1 of Distance Learning!

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Today I have been gardening! The sun was out so the lawn is mown and I’m excited to get messages from all of you who have gotten stuck into your first day of Distance Learning! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend ready for this next step into a new way of learning.
Hopefully the format of the lessons is familiar to you and work is straightforward enough to do by yourselves. Your questions last week were very helpful- yes, you may print work out if it’s easier but you don’t have to! Maths is something you can mark yourself, just like how we do it together in school, remember to check the questions (like we practiced) to make sure you don’t make any mistakes! Please send copies of your English work to me after you have checked and edited yourself. Any questions about the work can be sent to me at any time between 9 and 4, when I’ll be sat in front of my laptop waiting to see what you have been up to!
You’re very lucky that you get to do your work in your own time, and in your pyjamas if you want to, that being said- don’t forget to stay hydrated! Keep some water by you and drink it regularly please, it’s one of the best ways to self-regulate and take care of yourself.

Missing you all already, but excited to see how much you can get done at home.

Best wishes,
Miss Read
Growth Mindset - Challenge for All - OFSTED Outstanding since 2006


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