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Hi Meadowsfoot,

I hope you are all well.  Thank you for continuing to send me photos of what you have been up to.  Year 1 certainly enjoyed the dinosaur week and I learnt lots of new facts.

 

Woody the pigeon is getting stronger each day and he has started to feed himself a little which is good.  His wing still looks a little bent so we are keeping a close eye on it.

 

This week we will be learning all about robots and I look forward to seeing your robot dancing and models.

 

Keep safe and I look forward to seeing you all very soon.

 

Love from Mrs Edworthy

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Hi Meadowsfoot,

How are things?  I hope you have had a good week and enjoyed the sun and rain!  Last week, we had lots of fun learning about the human body and I hope you have at home as well.  We enjoyed making life sized pictures of the digestive system and learning all about the journey of food to poo!

This week we will be finding out about dinosaurs.  What is your favourite dinosaur and what facts do you now about them?  Don't forget to screen shot your work and send it in so we can all see what you have been up to.

I am missing you all lots and hope you are well.

Love from Mrs Edworthy

 

Ps:  Here are some photos of how our baby wood pigeon has grown.  We have been looking after him all throughout lockdown.  We found him on the floor with a damaged wing after a cat had pulled him out of its nest.

He has grown loads in our care and soon we are taking him to a place where they can teach him to fly and fend for himself.  We have named him Woody. I hope you like him.

 

                                                                                                                                                      22/06/20

Hi Meadowsfoot Class,

 

How are you all?  Thank you for your emails and updates about what you have been up to.  In school, we have been really missing you and it feels very strange without you.  It's just not the same!!  However, September will soon come around and you can hopefully be all together again.

This week we are learning all about the human body.  I look forward to teaching this with the children at school but also seeing what fantastic things you have been doing at home.  Also remember you can always send us an email just to say hi and let us know how you all are.

As always, I want to say how proud I am of all of you during this tricky time.  

 

Keep safe and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Lots of love

 

Mrs Edworthy 

Hi Meadowsfoot Class,

 

How are you all?  I am missing you all so much an I can not wait to see some of you at school tomorrow.

I am looking forward to hearing what you have been up to and I expect there will be some gappy smiles where some of your baby teeth have fallen out and been taken off by the tooth fairy.   

 

This week we will be learning all about farming which I am looking forward to.  We shall be looking at the texts, Rosies Walk and a Squash and a Squeeze.  If you have any farming books/stories at home please send us a screen shot and tell us all about them.

 

The goslings have grown so much and almost look too big for their run.  The chicks are now huge and running everywhere.  Have a look on the photo below and see if you can spot the run away chickens on the dung heap!!!

 

Take care and I look forward to seeing or hearing from you all.

Love from Mrs Edworthy

xxxx

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Hi Lovely Meadowsfoot class,

 

I hope you are all well and we are looking forward to welcoming those that can come back.  Please don't worry if you are not able to because we will still keep updating this page and also you can continue to share your news with me through Tapestry and email.  I will still love to hear from you!!

 

I hope you have all had a lovely week and managed to get outside to walk or visit somewhere.  I have been busy getting things ready and sorting out for our semi- return to school. 

 

This week we will be learning all about oceans as it is 'World ocean day'.  What is your favourite sea creature?  I look forward to seeing a picture of it.

 

The chicks now look nearly fully grown and the goslings have had a lovely time running around the lawn.

They are starting to run faster and can flap their little wings.  I have added some photos below so that you can compare how much they have grown.

 

Take care of yourselves.

 

Love from Mrs Edworthy x

Dear Meadowsfoot Class,

Well from today some of you will be back in school with Mrs Edworthy and me! We have missed you so much and I can’t wait to see you all and be back in the school! 

I have been keeping busy over the half term week and this last week with more gardening, food deliveries for others and walking Alfie. My tomato plants are now about 20cm tall, so I have planted them outside in bigger pots so they can continue to grow. I can’t wait to see little flowers grow on the plants because this tells me tomatoes will soon start to grow. Mmm delicious!

We have also bought a lemon and lime tree. I didn’t grow it from a seed or bulb so they are already as tall as you are! They have one lemon and a few limes growing on them! When they are ready to pick from the tree, I will be able to squeeze the juice onto some foods, like a salad or fish and in some of my drinks hehe. They are very sour though, so you don’t need to squeeze a whole one. I will pick one at a time and cut a section of the lemon or lime out and squeeze with all my muscles.

This week, it has started to rain and cool down a bit. Alfie is much happier because he can now find mud to roll in and run around lots without getting to hot.

I hope to see you all very soon,

Keep safe and well!

 

Miss Slyfield

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Hi Meadowsfoot Class,

 

How are you all?  What have you been up to over the week in this glorious weather?  I can not believe how lucky we have been with the weather.  We have had the tractor and mower out to cut the grass in some of our fields and we have been turning it regularly to dry it and get it ready for baling.  

The chicks look nearly fully grown and are so confident.  We have also have a pair of goslings now and they are so cute because they follow you around.

I hope you are all well and miss you heaps and heaps.

Take care and keep sending me anything that you have been up to.  I love your emails and Tapestry updates.

 

Love from

Mrs Edworthy

 

 

 

 

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Hello Meadowsfoot,

How are you all?  I am missing you all heaps and heaps!!  Thank you again for all your lovely updates and emails as it is so lovely to hear from you all. I am really looking forward to seeing you on our class Zoom meeting and catching up with all your news. 

 

This week I have been busy writing all your lovely school reports and including all the wonderful learning and progress that you did up until we had to close. 

I have also been wallpapering my daughter's room which wasn't so lovely but I was glad when the final piece went up. 

 

The chicks have continued to grow nicely and are getting much more adventurous and sure of themselves.  They all come out to see me now when they hear me coming which is nice but I have to remember not to wear flip flops as they like to peck my toes.

Here is a picture of them looking out of their chicken house.

 

Lots of love Mrs Edworthysmiley

Dear Meadowsfoot Class,

 

How are you all doing?

 

My vegetables are still growing bigger by the day but not quite ready to eat. I need to wait a few more weeks until all the cold evenings and days are finished, then I can plant my vegetables into bigger pots outdoors so my carrots can continue to grow straight and get more sunlight outside. Can you remember what things a plant needs to grow?

  

In the last week I have tried to cut Alfie’s fur again. Usually I take him to a professional dog hair dresser (called a groomer) however as we are all at home, I tried to give him a haircut by myself. Alfie was not very impressed. He did not want to sit still at all! He wiggled and giggled till I was finished. I didn’t do a perfect job and I missed giving one leg a haircut, but I did my best. I did go back to the missing leg later on if you are wondering, hehe.

 

Another home job I managed to achieve this week was tidying all my clothes. I have tried them all on to make sure they still fit, then folded them up or hung them up on a hanger in my wardrobe. My bedroom now looks A LOT tidier! Hope you are keeping your bedrooms tidy at home?

 

Starting this week Alfie and I have started morning meditation or YOGA. We watch different YouTube videos of a lady who tells us how to sit or lay. We have to listen to calm music and slowly move our bodies into different positions and breath slowly. As a human these moves are fine, but Alfie struggles to sit still for to long. He is more interested in jumping on me while I hold different YOGA positions.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Lots of love,

 

Miss Slyfield

 

The pictures show Alfie and me meditating together and blossom at the dog park while Alfie plays with his favourite blue ball.

    

 

   

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Hi Meadowsfoot,

 

I hope you are all well after your bank holiday weekend.  Did you have any celebrations for VE day or make any decorations for you house?  Thank you once again for all your lovely messages and updates through Tapestry and on our class email.  As always, I love to hear from you.  

 

This week our topic is all about superheroes which I am sure you will enjoy.  This can be about your favourite superhero and their magical powers or someone who is your hero because they are very special to you.

At the moment, my husband is my hero because not only is he working in intensive care with very  poorly people, he has been coming home each day and finishing his Masters degree.  He has been working on this for over two years and it has meant lots of research and writing!!!  This week we found out he has passed and as you can imagine we are all over the moon for him.  His determination through everything is an important  reminder that we can achieve anything we want.

So this week I want you to dream big, remember that you are all amazing and that you can achieve anything you want.  You make me and your parents so proud everyday!

 

And finally, on to the chicks...

They are growing so fast and are starting to look like little chickens.  Here are some photos and as you can see their necks have grown lots!!!  Can you tell which one is Caramel and which one is Chickpea?

 

Take care and enjoy time with your families.

 

All my love, 

Mrs Edworthy  

Dear Meadowsfoot Class,

 

How are you all doing? We are both missing you all, and can’t wait to see you back at school.

 

My vegetables are growing very well in my potting shed at home. The cress is ready to cut, wash and eat, but the bigger vegetables will take a bit longer, so I am patiently waiting every day for them to grow big and juicy! We have been so lucky to have lots of warm weather and sunshine. This has helped the vegetables grow!

 

This week I tried making home made brownie. They tasted delicious, however, they didn’t look very good. I didn’t put any butter or baking paper on the cooking tray, so they all got stuck to the bottom of the tray. Oh dear me! I will have to try again soon but remember the baking paper this time.

 

Alfie and I are keeping well here. We are still going on a long walk every day, however there has been some rain this week, so poor Alfie has been soaked nearly every day so far! He loves to chase the rain drops as they fall to the ground and any leaves which blow in the wind.

 

We are still watching Joe Wicks or his wife Rosie on YouTube in the mornings. What are you doing to keep your mind happy and body healthy at home?

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Lots of love,

 

Miss Slyfield

 

The pictures show Alfie and me on a walk, the vegetables growing and Alfie in a second coat!

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Hi Meadowsfoot Class,

 

I am really missing you all and I hope that you and your families are well.  Thank you for all your lovely updates on Tapestry and through email.  They have been lovely to see and read.  The chicks continue to do well.  This week we moved them off the lamp and they are all together in a little chicken coop.  When they are fully grown, I will bring them into school to show you.  I have included some more photos to show you how much they have grown.  They have become experts at escaping and they can now flap their wings. 

Don't forget to write to me on ermeclass1@moorsway.devon.sch.uk

Take care all of you and I can not wait to see you all soon.

 

Love from Mrs Edworthy

 

 

VE Day Competition 

If you would like to enter have a look at the details below.

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Hi Meadowsfoot Class,

I can not believe another week has gone by and I hope that you and your families are all well.  Thank you so much for all your emails and updates on Tapestry.  It really makes my day and helps me feel connected to you.  I love hearing about what you have all you have been up to and seeing any work you've done or a picture of your beloved pet.  I know I say it all the time but I really am so proud of you all.  It's so tricky being at home all the time and not seeing other family members and friends is so hard.

The chicks continue to grow and are zooming around now.  I have to be really careful when I let them out as they are like rockets and seem to be able to hot foot it through all the barriers I put up.

Thank you for all the name suggestions as they were all so fantastic.  If I could the chick would just have one long name.

Tonight we pulled out the winning name.....................................................................................................................................

Chickpea!!!! 

 

Well done to Teagan for this suggestion.  It fits the chick very well.

 

Here is a photo of them both.  Can you spot any changes?

 

Take care and sending you all lots of love,

 

Mrs Edworthy

 

27.04.2020

 

Dear Meadowsfoot Class,

 

I hope you are all well? I miss seeing you at school, and definitely miss ‘Flapjack Fridays’. How are you all? Please continue to send emails to both of us teachers on the class email (ErmeClass1@moorsway.devon.sch.uk) or on Tapestry. We love hearing all of your news!

 

I have started to grow some cress, carrots, peas and tomato plants at home. The seeds are very small so I planted them in small cups, but as they grow, I will have to move them into bigger containers. At this time of year, they have to sit by a window to get lots of light. I only need to water them every few days, but as they get bigger, I will need to water them every day. I keep them inside to keep them warm, but as the weather gets warmer, I will be able to move them outside.

 

Alfie and I are keeping fit and well here. Each day Alfie now loves to jump onto this tree stump on our way around the dog park. We are running around a lot and keeping fit, copying Joe Wicks on YouTube in the mornings. What are you doing to keep your mind happy and body healthy at home?

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Lots of love

 

Miss Slyfield

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Dear Meadowsfoot Class,

 

How are you all?  I am missing you all lots and I can not wait until the day we are back at school.  I have loved hearing about all the things that you have been up to.  Please continue to send them to me on the class email (ErmeClass1@moorsway.devon.sch.uk) or on Tapestry.  It has been lovely to hear about your birthdays, pets, walks and funny dances that you have put together.  

 

Caramel the chick is doing really well and is such a chirpy little thing.  She now has a new friend and I was wondering if you could help me??  I need to think of a name for it.  Would you be able to help me with this by sending your suggestions to me on Tapestry or to our class email?  I will draw the winning name out of a hat at the end of the week.  Have a look at the photo below to see if you can think of a name.

 

I have attached some ideas for home learning this week.  Have a look through and see if there is anything you would like to try.  Also if you have any suggestions about themes or content that you would like the home learning to be about,  I would love to hear from you.

 

Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Lots of love

 

Mrs Edworthysmiley

 

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Dear Meadowsfoot Class,

 

How are you all?  I am missing seeing your bright, shiny faces so much.  I hope you all had a nice Easter with your families even though things are very different.  We are all so proud of you and you are doing such a super job.

Cassie, Fern and Bear all say hello and we also have some other exciting news.  Over the Easter holidays, we had a new arrival.  This is Caramel the chick and she is very cute.  I hope that when we are all back at school we can hatch our very own chicks.  Would you like that?  I expect you would be fantastic at looking after them as you are such kind and helpful children.

 

I have attached some activities for you to do if your Mummies and Daddies are happy for you to do some.

Do a little each day and see how you get on.  Let me know if you have any questions or you would like to send me your fabulous work.  The school  email address is theerme@moorsway.devon.sch.uk or you can continue to send it to me on Tapestry (Foundation parents).

 

 

Missing you lots

All my love Mrs Edworthy 

 

Week 1 Home Learning PPT and Curriculum Grid

 

Here are some home learning activities for you to try at home.  There is a powerpoint of maths, phonics and reading activities for your own year group that you can access.  Also their is a curriculum grid which you are welcome to choose some activities from.  The theme of this will change each week and this week it is Chocolate.  Please do not feel in anyway that you must complete all of this.  Please go with the flow and spend little chunks of time on it if you can.  I would much rather you were happy, safe and playing.  

 

Easter Activities

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Hello Meadowsfoot class,

How are you all?  I am very impressed with all fantastic things you have been doing during this tricky time.

I have never seen so much keep fit and baking!  I have been keeping busy at home and my dogs have had lots of walks around the farm.  However my little dog Fern is not so keen as she spends most of her days snoring so my daughter has taken to pushing her around in the buggie!

I have put up some Easter activities for you to try at home over the next few weeks.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

 

Keep safe and well.

Lots of love

Mrs Edworthy

 

 

Links and Ideas for this coming week  23/03/20

 

Reading

Read everyday and share stories with your parents or older siblings.

To keep up the reading please visit https://www.risingstars-uk.com.

On this site you are able to access all the reading rocket books.  They go up from pink level(phase 2) all the way up to white level

The username is: awhite@moorsway.devon.sch.uk

Password:Ellie1234

 

 

 

 

Show off your phonics by playing phonics play.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Try to do some phonics each day.  Recap phase 2 -3 for Foundation and Phase 3-5 for Year 1.

You could also enrol on https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

 

Have lots of fun with your maths on numbots.com

https://play.numbots.com

Other maths ideas.

This week we would have been learning about shape and space.

Go on a hunt around your house and see what items can you find that are 2d or 3d shapes.  Make a tally of the following shapes you can find around your house.

3d-Cube, cuboid, sphere, pyramid, cone

2d-square, rectangle, circle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, octogon

Why not go on  a walk and see what other shapes you can find in your area.

 

Don't forget these home learning links:

Twinkl have some good packs and anyone can use the code UKTWINKLHELPS to download bits and pieces 

https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/

Discovery Education Espresso www.discoveryeducation.co.uk (choose Espresso from the drop down menu)

Username: student10689

Password: student

 

Keeping Fit

Try to exercise as much as you can and go on lots of lovely walks.

Tune in to PE with Joe , The Body Coach TV.   This is on Monday to Friday at 9am live each day.

 

History

As we have been learning about the Mayflower, why not make your own boat at home from recycled items.  What will your boat be called and where will it sail to?

Perhaps you could see if it will float in the sink or take it to a stream.

Pretend you go on a voyage and write a diary entry about your experiences.

 

Make a nature postcard. 

How to make:  On a piece of card put some double sided tape down the middle or fold over some sellotape/masking tape.

 

Go on a walk and collect plants and leaves.  Then stick them on to a piece of card like this.  You could make a pattern with them or a face.  See how interesting you could make them.  I look forward to seeing them.

 

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Dear Meadowsfoot classsmiley,

 

I hope you and your families are all well and you are being helpful at home. 

 

I am missing you all already and it will be a little while before we all see each other again but please all keep in touch.  I will be updating this page as much as I can with activities and links that you can do at home.  Please also let me know if you need any help with anything as I am only too happy to help.

 

Foundation children -Don't forget to get your parents to take photos of all the things you get up to and upload them on to Tapestry.

Year 1 children-you can do the same and send them through messenger on our facebook page.  I would love to see what you are up to.

 

Here is a photo of my animals who love having me at home.  As you can see, Bear the cat is the boss because he gets the bed!!

 

Take care and be good for your Mummies and Daddies.  Have a wonderful Mothers day tomorrow and I hope your Mummies like your fabulous cards.

 

I look forward to hearing about everything you have been up to.

 

Lots of love

Mrs Edworthysmiley

A snapshot of Measowsfoot class 2019-2020.
Here are some photos of 2019-2020 to show all the amazing things you have done so far this year.  I am so proud of you all and everything you have achieved.

Our Class Structure:

We are currently a mixed Foundation/Year 1 class led by Mrs Edworthy and Miss Slyfield.  We have two TA's to help us: Mrs Watson and Miss Martin.

 

Our Curriculum:

Our Foundation curriculum is delivered through half termly projects which are influenced by the children's ideas and interests and the wider world in which we live.  We believe in providing as many hands-on experiences as we can in order for the children to thrive and develop through their own natural curiosity.  We are lucky enough to have a covered outdoor area, so we can access both indoor and outdoor learning all year round.

 

Have a look below to see just some of the amazing and exciting things that we have been up to so far this year!

Autumn Term 2018  -  first half:

This term, we started a new activity called Forest School.  This is led by Mrs Readey and we are the first class lucky enough to be taking part during this first half term!  We have been for walks through Longtimber Woods, made bark rubbings and built dens for Stickman to live in.  We may even be going on a Gruffalo hunt.....

Spring Term  2018 - second half:

This half term, we have been looking at the festival of Chinese New Year.  The children have been finding out all about the traditions linked with the festival and have been making traditional festival objects and decorations including lucky red money envelopes, paper dragons, writing Chinese symbols, making Chine cherry blossom pictures and much more!  They also made a huge dragon's head and attached material for it's body so that they could take part in their very own Chinese dragon dance!

The children also had their very own Chinese café where they had the chance to try and eat rice, noodles and prawn crackers with chopsticks - soy sauce was optional!

Spring Term 2018 - first half:

This was a busy first half of the spring term!  Not only did we look at the topic of our senses through using stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, we also looked at the topic of the theatre and joined the rest of the school on a trip to see a production of The Enormous Turnip and the Theatre Royal in Plymouth.

Our roleplay area was turned into a Dental surgery and the children took on the role of teaching each other about how to care for your teeth:

Whole School Art Days - 7th and 8th Feb 2018:

At the end of the first half of the spring term, we had two art days, where the children found out about particular artists who like to combine clay and natural materials to make their sculptures.  The children had the opportunity to design and make their own sculptures out of clay and the natural materials found in the school grounds and nearby park.  The second day focused on patterns in nature and printing techniques and the children produced their own material and paper prints.  The final pieces were proudly displayed in an exhibition for parents to come and see the wonderful work of the children:

Science Workshop on Floating and Sinking:

We had some visitors from Babcock who came into work with us on designing experiments around floating and sinking.  First of all the children looked at which objects would float and which would sink.  They made predictions and then tried them out.  Then the children were set the challenge of trying to make an object which sank at first then float!  The children had a piece of plasticine which sank when it was in the shape of a ball but they discovered that if they flattened it out and made a boat shape with it, not only would it float but that it would also hold objects!  We had a competition to see who's boat would hold the most 2p coins!

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