COVID-19 Due to a change in guidance from The Government, The Erme, Cornwood and Shaugh Prior Primary Schools will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020.
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Hello Mothecombe Class,


I miss seeing your smiling faces each morning and the stories and jokes you tell.  I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine and getting some fresh air. I personally have been on a very long walk each day with my dog Bella. To keep busy, I have been tidying and sorting rooms and doing some DIY. I hope you have enjoyed spending time with your families. I have already seen your wonderful creativity and activities on the Moorsway Facebook page. 

It would have been the start of our Easter holidays next week so a well-deserved break from learning. I have attached some Easter activities for you to do for fun and to get you in the Easter mood.


Thinking of you all, lots of love Mrs Bensonsmiley



Bella enjoying a game of throw and catch

Bella enjoying a game of throw and catch 1

27/3/2020 - Easter Ideas


Egg and Spoon Race

Try this good old-fashioned outdoor game. Egg and spoon races date back to the late 1800s. All you need are eggs (hard-boiled are the least messy) and metal or wooden spoons for each participant. Race individually or relay-style around your garden or when out on your daily exercise.


Read Easter and Spring Children's Books

Gather the kids and curl up with a good book, especially if Easter falls on a rainy day this year.


Decorate an Easter Egg Tree

Here's the perfect activity for kids experiencing Christmas tree withdrawal! Decorate a tree (indoors or outside, depending on the weather) with plastic Easter eggs and any other spring decor (such as pastel ribbons or tissue paper flowers) for your holiday guests to admire.


Create Easter Crafts

Put the kids in charge of making adorable decor for your Easter table, or fun bunny ears or creative Easter bonnets. I would love to see your creations.


Easter Activities


Follow the link for lots of colouring and activtity ideas



Hello Mothecombe Class,


I hope you’re are all well and enjoyed the remainder of your school week. Me and bump are at home staying safe and doing a lot of dog walks. I hope you're all enjoying the fresh air and looking after yourselves. As you know it is important to continue with some learning during the school closure so here’s some ideas to get you started. I would love to see your creations and work. You can take a picture and send it through our Erme Primary facebook page. 


Thinking of you all and stay safe


Mrs Benson smiley

What will we be learning this term?



The first text we will be immersing in this term is called Anthology of Intriguing Animals by Ben Hoare. This stunning book is a visual delight. Each double page spread features a different animal with intriguing and surprising facts that keep the reader turning the pages. At the end of the sequence, we will write their own information text about 2 different animals. The second text we will study is called Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo. This intriguing version of the well-known fairy tale introduces children to the ancient tradition of tales handed down orally and crossing countries and continents through re-telling. It demonstrates perfectly how all new stories are reworkings of older ones and allows children to try this out in their own way.





This term our focus is on multiplication and division. Children will recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 multiplication tables. Learn to use mental and formal written methods for multiplication and division facts and apply this to a range of problems.


General Information



We have PE on Monday aqfternoons so your child will need to have correct PE kit with them on these days. We do however sometimes do extra PE lessons on top of these so it is advisable that your child has a PE kit with them in school every day. We also ahve swimming on Wednesdays.

Please ensure that your child has a complete change of clothes for PE, including t-shirt and shorts, plus jogging bottoms/leggings for when we do PE outside. Your child will also need appropriate footwear for playing sport outdoors - trainers are recommended. 



Reading is an essential skill for children to develop and we aim to encourage our children to read for pleasure. Your child will have the opportunity to read in school each day, and will do some reading in a small group with a teacher each week. They may also have the opportunity to read on a 1:1 basis with a teacher or TA if possible.


Please could you support us with developing a love of reading by reading with your child at home as often as possible. We expect children in Year 2 and 3 to read every night at home, and with an adult at home at least 3 times a week. Your child has a planner which they use to record any reading they do each day, both in school and at home. We would appreciate if you could record in the planner each time you read with your child. 


The planner is also signed weekly by the class teacher, parent and child to monitor reading. 

Thank you for your on-going support with this.