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Monday 30th March 2020

Good Morning,

I decided to try a video update today, I hope you can all access it!!



Mrs H

Friday 27th March 2020

Happy Friday!!!

Yes it is indeed Friday…!!

I hope you have all enjoyed your first week of distance learning! I know it’s a challenge sometimes for everyone…

Sadly, I haven’t managed to fix my laptop camera, I think it’s definitely broken and my iphone videos are too large so I have to try and find a solution for that. I think everyone is using cameras at the moment for work/school etc. so there aren’t even many online.

Anyway, on Friday evening we often watch a film as a family. I saw online this evening the Royal Opera House are doing a screening of Peter and the Wolf on their YouTube channel at 7pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF8iuOW7BwA. Something a bit different to watch if you fancy it….and I know you were also looking at this in Music with Mrs Hulbert before we broke up.

I really loved all the videos you sent of your home work workouts, thank you Charlotte & Marshall! Theo did his work out on the trampoline complete with pictures. Benji even wrote down the music that should be played while doing the work out, sent me pictures and even drew his own picture. Miles also sent me amazing pictures for his workout, for every move!!  Thandie sent me a detailed list of the exercises and has given me strict instructions that I have to try it so I promised her I would do that today!! I’m scared…it looks very hard. Sydney’s family apparently worked up an incredible sweat too. AMAZING, well done everyone.

Barney did a fantastic recount for Greek day with super use of paragraphs and amazing handwriting, well done. Tilly also did a wonderful recount of Greek day lovely clear paragraphs and punctuation. Curtis, Lara, Izzy B and Jia I loved the time connectives you used for your paragraphs, in your recount too. Miranda and Cara you both typed up a super recount, well done!


You've all been working very hard on your Maths, well done Isobel C, Jemima, Olivia, Sydney, Dylan, Riley and Amelie!


I will post some of these on Purple Mash later today and sorry if you didn’t get a mention yet, I am still working my way through all your work.


I know some of you have been using ZOOM to stay is touch which is fantastic. Tomorrow evening we are doing a general knowledge quiz with some friends on ZOOM. Each family has prepared a round of 10 questions, maybe something you all could try! We are all going to join the meet at the same time and have some fun. We will mute the mic as we discuss the answers though..

Have a great day & weekend

Over and out,

Mrs H x

Thursday 16th March 2020

Good morning 4M!!

Happy Thursday!!! I had to say that because, I am getting slightly confused with my days of the week, this happens me during Christmas break too. As I fell asleep last night I remembered it was Miranda’s birthday yesterday, belated birthday greetings, I hope you had a great day!!

Thanks again for all the amazing work you are doing at home and for the photos and videos! Benji has been doing "It’s Raining Tacos" with Fuji, his dog. I will try and post that somewhere for you to see.

I also posted a PDF of Theo’s instructions on Purple Mash, he made a fantastic marshmallow Powerpoint, complete with photos, do take a look if you can! You should find it in the 4M file.  Sydney sent me a lovely photo her and her guinea pig, Acorn, which I also put up there J.

Purple Mash is very slow, I did try and set some activities up there yesterday but it took forever…so I decided to try again today. I also posted comments on Theo’s work and Sydney’s photo but when I logged in, as a student, I couldn’t see the comments I had made. I have also learned that I can’t post anything to our 4M wall unless the file has been created in Purple Mash. Basically, I am trying to figure it out and will spend some more time on there today investigating…what we can and can’t do!!

The weather is just glorious and it’s great to hear that you have been out enjoying your gardens! We did get out for another lovely walk yesterday evening and it was very quiet.  We are running low of fresh fruit and veg in our house and I may venture out later to get some but I also think maybe I could will wait until tomorrow to do that.

Oh I almost forgot to say, check out David Walliams' website, he has some great free activities up there, and he is releasing a free audio story each day for the next 30 days. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com

Have a great day!

Talk soon,

Mrs H x

Wednesday March 25th

Good morning to you all!

I am so impressed with all the distance learning and the work that you are sending through.

I know it's a little strange to work like this but I hope you are finding your feet with it all!


Just a couple of things I wanted to share:

- Isobel Buckland did a really lovely set of instructions for Nightline, and used different colours for each step, which I thought was great fun! She also included a great top tip.

- Generally, remember to use your capital letters and full stops and think about neat handwriting too. 


I tried to do a video clip this morning to you but I couldn't as the file was too big!! Oh well I will try to sort that out today. Please do take a look at the Body Coach work out, on YouTube, this morning too if you can. It's a great way to start the day, and you might need it for a task later this week!


Top tips from me:

- Take your time with the tasks we set, it's not like a normal school day where we are rushing to get to assembly or change for PE etc.

- Take plenty of breaks too, it's great to head out in the garden and enjoy this amazing weather.

- Drink plenty of water throughout the day also.

- Please let me know any areas that you want to go over in more detail.


Have a great day!

Mrs H x



Tuesday 24th March

Hello 4M!!

Wow what an amazing and lovely sunny day it was yesterday.

Annabelle and I are getting the hang of teaching and learning at home. Misty the cat has even started doing some TTRS!!  She has a way to go to be fair, but soon we'll do "It's Raining Tacos" with her, I might need to upload a video of that...


I was massively impressed by the work you all did, and have looked at it as it was emailed to me, but honestly I will spend more time today looking over it and sending you some feedback.  You can of course use the answer sheets to mark your work at home too. I'm really interested to know areas you found hard so we can look at other ways of explaining them more clearly to you all. Remember in Maths to always think about "why?". If you think an answer is incorrect, can you explain why you think that is so?


I do hope you move around at home and get out for fresh air in the garden too, that's really important. The Body Coach Joe Wicks, is doing a live exercise class on YouTube each day, at 9am, I will be doing it and I hope you will too. Generally though I don't feel like we need to leave the house much and am actually really enjoying taking our time doing things at home, and not rushing about. I hope you are all adjusting to a much more relaxed way of life.


Enjoy maths, writing your instructions and also doing your Trojan Horse project!! I do miss seeing you all. 


Over and out and I'll touch base with you again soon,

Mrs H x

Misty and Annabelle

Misty and Annabelle 1

Monday 23rd March, 2020

Good Morning 4M!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine! We are getting used to "social distancing" in our house, and my daughter Annabelle is trying to get used to staying 2 meters apart from people, even her grandparents! It will take a little bit of getting used to, for all of us, and I'm sure for you all also. Remember it's not forever, and we all need to do our bit to keep those more vulnerable than us safe.


For Mother's day, Annabelle made me a lovely card, and helped make pancakes, I did cook them though...We also went out for a walk to get a little exercise. Then, we dropped some flowers around to Annabelle's grandmother and chatted to her on her driveway, while she stood at the door, she was very pleased to see us.


I'm very excited to hear what lovely things you did for Mother's day and even if you didn't do much, don't worry your mum will appreciate any small gestures you do at any time that help her.


Remember to keep me updated on how you are all doing and let me know how the class assignments are going, by emailing me on the email address below.



Chat to you soon!

Mrs Harrison

Our social distance walk and the weather was so beautiful!

Our social distance walk and the weather was so beautiful! 1
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