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WB 13th July 2020


Morning Mothecombe Class,


I hope you all had an excellent weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather we had. Hopefully, it will continue until September. This is the last week of home learning and what a strange few months it has been. I'm so impressed with all of you!! Your dedication and hard work with your home learning hasn't gone unnoticed. Thank you for sending me your work and weekly updates during lockdown it made my weeks. 


The final week of home learning is about castles and fairy tales. I have also uploaded the usual powerpoint with maths, spelling and reading. Then its the summer holidays and you have definitely earnt a rest. Although it will soon be September where your new teachers will be very excited to recieve you. I look forward to seeing you all soon when I come in for a visit.


Keep smiling and stay safe,


Love Mrs Benson x





W/B 6th July Home Learning


Hello Mothecombe Class,


I hope you are all well. Only 2 more weeks until the summer holidays so keep going with the home learning if you can. With restrictions easing a bit more now we might be able to visit more places and see more people during the summer which will be good. I'm excited that schools will be back open to all year groups in September. I bet you can't wait to all be reunited!! I promise to come and visit with the baby and say hello to you all. 


This weeks learning is all about Robots. I would love to have a robot that did my cleaning for me. What would you use your robot for? I find it fascinating to think how far technology has come. I hope you learn lots of new facts about robots this week. Please feel free to share your learning on the Facebook page or by emailing me.


Speak soon and keep smiling,


Love Mrs Benson x

W/b 29th June 2020


Morning Mothecombe Class,


Wow I can't believe it's almost July! I don't know about you but I was suffereing with the heat this week so I was very pleased when it got cooler. I've been purchasing the last few things I need for the baby so I should be ready now. According to my app the baby is the size of Winnie the Pooh's honey jar!. What have you been upto this week?


This weeks learning is all about dinosaurs. I hope you learnt lots of new facts about the human body last week. A few facts I learnt were 

  • Eyelashes last about 150 days
  • The heart circulates your blood through your body about 1,000 times each day
  • You make about 500ml of spit each day
  • The smallest bone in your body is in your ears
  • Your blood has the same amount of salt in it as the ocean does


Stay safe and keep smiling,


Love Mrs Benson

W/B 22nd June 2020


Hello everyone, 


I hope you have had a productive week and mananged to get outside although the weather hasn't been great. Next weeks weather forecast looks much better- the return of sunshine! I hope you are still managing to do some home learning and remember I am always here if you get stuck or want to clarify something.


Thank you to those who emailed me in work and photos of what you have been uptosmiley.  Always a hightlight of my week!! The home learning theme this week is the human body. I hope you enjoy finding out about how our bodies works and please share any interesting facts you find out. The maths, reading and spelling can also be found on the powerpoints.


Have a fantastic week and keep smiling,


Love Mrs Benson 

W/B 15th June 2020


Morning Mothecombe Class,


How are you all? I hope you have all enjoyed the Ocean theme this week. I know I have learnt some new amazing facts. I've listed a few of my favourites below:

  • The largest ocean on Earth is the Pacific Ocean, covering around 30% of the Earth’s surface.
  • Around 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans. How amazing is that!
  •  The name “Pacific Ocean” comes form the Latin name Tepre Pacificum, “peaceful sea”.
  • The deepest known area of the Earth’s oceans is known as the Mariana Trench. It’s deepest point measures 11km. That’s a long dive down!
  • The sea is home to the world’s largest living structure – the Great Barrier Reef. Measuring around 2,600km, it can even be seen from the Moon!
  • We have only explored about 5% of the world’s oceans. There’s a lot more to be discovered!


I know lots of you have been very busy this week. Ellie has been in school this week with a few of you but in her free time she has been on some walks. She has even seen a heron in the river. Have you seen it whilst out and about? I have spotted it a couple of times in the River Erme. 

Reece has beeen to some wonderful places such as South Milton, walking along the river dart, having hot dogs on the moors and exploring caves at Watergate Bay this week. He has also started reading some Roald Dahl books. Have you read any during lockdown? 

Leah- Jayne has been very busy this week looking after a hedgehog and her babies making sure they have plenty to eat and drink an that they are safe from any dangers. This year she had 3 babies which Leah- Jayne has called Scruffy, Fluffy and Spike.


This weeks theme is Farming. I hope you enjoy the themed activities and remember the maths, spelling and reading are on the powerpoint. If you have a spare minute to email your work or tell me about what you have been upto I would love to hear from you


Have a lovely week, hopefully the weather will improve. Stay safe and keep smiling,


Love Mrs Benson


W/B Monday 8th June 2020


Hello Everyone,


Another week has passed and the weather has certainly changed. I don't know about your gardens but my garden and plants definetely enjoyed the water this week! Bella and I visited Parke and Avon Dam which was lovely. She loves to play in the water and the views are beautiful. Have you been to any National Trust sites?


This week, I know Ellie has been busy growing home strawberries which she was able to pick and enjoy. She also visited her cousins making sure she stuck to the 2m distance rule. Luke A has been busy building space rockets. One was almost as tall as him!! 


This weeks theme is World Ocean week. I know alot of you are passionate about helping our environment so hopefully you will enjoy this weeks tasks. Remember you don't have to do it all. Please continue to email me with updates of what you have been upto and any work that you complete. 


Stay safe and keep smiling,


Love Mrs Bensonsmiley





W/B 1st June 2020


Hello Everyone,


I hope you all had a lovely half term although it might not have felt like it. What have you been upto? The weather has been glorious! Due to the hot weather, I have walked Bella much later in the evenings and mostly in Longtimber woods ( much cooler there and she loves the water).  I've enjoyed the weather by sitting in the garden with a book and when it has got too hot I have continued glossing some doors.


This weeks theme is Space which I hope you will all enjoy. Did you watch the space launch? It's amazing that we can send people to space. I wonder if they have to social distance? I hope you enjoy the different activities we have planned and don't forget to send me an email with the work your have done or just a general update about what you have been upto.


Keep safe and keep smiling!


Love Mrs Bensonsmiley

WB 18th May 2020


Morning Everyone,


How are you all this week? Did you have a busy week last week?


It was great to see so many entries for the VE competition and well done to those who entered something. It was great to see those who could make it on our Zoom session on Wednesday. It was nice to see all your faces. You were all very excited to see eachother which was lovely to see. I’m thinking of doing another one in a couple of weeks because you enjoyed it so keep an on your emails.


It was great to hear that so many of you have been busy, Ellie has been learning to ride her bike without stabilisers! Well done Ellie. Ethan has been on his scooter and doing zoom session for Taekwondo. Luke. H has been doing lots Lego building. Mya and Myla have been busy with the horses and looking after them. Kyan and Archie have been keeping up with their football which is great!  I look forward to hearing more about what you have been up to so please keep emailing me.


This week learning is attachment below and this weeks theme is the jungle. Again, only do what you feel you can but I particularly like the PE aspect this week- dancing like an animal. How fun!


Until next week, stay safe,

Love Mrs Benson

W/C 11th May 2020


Morning Mothecombe Class,


How are you all? Have you had a busy week? Did you celebrate VE day? Our street didn’t do much for it, but I did celebrate it with some Victoria sponge and a BBQ. I did see lots of bunting and VE creations on my daily walk with the dog which was nice.


This week you have sent me lots of lovely messages about what you have been doing in Lockdown and I especially like seeing the photos. This week, Luke H has been creating his own glow costume using it to create a glow in the dark show- it was brilliant! In preparation for VE day, Reece created a fantastic picnic rug and coloured some bunting for his VE street party. I wonder what treats he ate. Luke A has been researching VE day and created a brilliant display. I wonder if you can spot Reece and Luke A creations in the VE day video on our Moorsway Facebook page?


Ellie went to Cornwood school this week where she enjoyed playing with Martha- she is reading the book Bad Dad which she is finding very funny. Has anyone else read this book? James has been super creative this week. Last week, he made a name plaque for his bedroom door and this week he made a birdbox. He planned his designs and then measured them out on the wood before carefully assembling it. If I were a bird, I would love to live in it! I have received some great pictures of Oliver, Esienne and Melody enjoying the great outdoors and making lots of memories.


I hope you all enjoyed last week’s theme- Sport week. This week the theme is Superheroes. I wonder who your superheroes are. I look forward to hearing all about your adventures this week.


Stay safe and keep being super!


Love Mrs Benson

Home Learning W/b 4th May 2020


Hello Mothecombe,


I hope you are all well and keeping busy. The weather hasn’t been so kind to us this week but for me it has meant some more jobs inside the house have been done. I’ve been busy setting up the nursery with furniture so that has been very exciting!


I have loved receiving your emails and all your fantastic work. The pictures you have sent me and what you have been upto has been brilliant so thank you. Please keep sending me messages and work to the email address


Don’t forget the VE competition is this week. Please see information below. This weeks theme is Sports. Again, I have attached the theme weekly planning and the ppt with maths, reading and spelling. Please don’t feel you have to do it all.


Keep safe,

Love Mrs Benson

Another Great Opportunity


Renaissance Learning are making access to myON e-book library freely available for children at home. This website will allow children to access at home, on tablet and laptop, an e-library of over 6000 books which is amazing! The link is as follows: 

VE day competition! 


To celebrate VE day (Friday 8th May), we are holding a competition! We would like you to get creative and make something related to VE day, and send to me at by Thursday 7th May. We will then compile all entries to create a video honouring VE day to share on our Facebook page. The winners of the competition will be announced on Friday 8th May on Facebook and in the newsletter. 

Ideas can be found on the PowerPoint below.


Evening Mothecombe Class,


I hope you are all keeping well and looking after yourselves. Another week has flown by where I don’t get to see your smiling faces. Thank you to those of you who have emailed me about what you have been up to and sent amazing pictures of your work! I have seen a couple of you out and about on my daily exercise which has been great.


What have you been up to this week? Anything exciting or challenging? I’ve attempted to cut my dogs paws because her nails were getting too long, and her fur was beginning to matt. Attempting to cut a wriggle bum is very tricky.


I have uploaded some home learning ideas below for you like last week. The maths, spelling and reading is in the same format, and the theme for English and the foundation subjects this week is Mythical Creatures! Please don’t feel you have to do it all! Well done to Luke A, Reece, Ellie, Gracie, Leah who have been on Times Table Rock Stars this week- you have collected so many coins! Please feel free to email me about what you have been up to and any work that you do,


Have a fantastic week and stay safe, love Mrs Benson xx

W/B Monday 20th April


Hello Mothecombe Class,


How are you all? With the slight change in weather this week, I’ve been keeping busy by painting my kitchen a new colour, making some delicious rocky roads (according to my husband) and of course my daily walks with Bella. She turned 1 years old on Sunday so she’s no longer a puppy although she acts like one a lot!


I have been sent some work that some of you have completed which is great to see. We now have our own class emails set up Please feel free to email me your work or just a general chit chat about what you have been up to and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I’m really missing all your faces and hope you’re still having fun at home with your family.


I have uploaded some home learning ideas below for you like last week. The maths, spelling and reading is in the same format, and the theme for English and the foundation subjects this week is Pirates! OOOOOAAARRRHHHHH! Please don’t feel you have to do it all!


Until next week, stay safe, love Mrs Benson xx

Birthday Girl
Rocky road attempt

W/B 13th April Home Learning


Evening Mothecombe class, I hope you have all enjoyed your Easter weekend- hopefully with a surprise visit from the Easter bunny. The Easter bunny sent me on a wild Easter egg hunt around the garden this morning, so I’ve been enjoying some chocolate today. I hope you’re all enjoying family time and doing lots of fun things together, whether it be reading, eating together, playing a game or just being in each other’s companies. I know I am missing all of you!


We would normally be going back to school tomorrow, but lockdown continues so I have made you all some short tasks. Every Monday, the work I set you here will be of a similar format. You will be given a PowerPoint that will have a short maths, spelling and reading activity for you to do each day; these are designed to be short as I know being at home is different to school.


Each week, I will also upload a Word document that will have suggested activities for English, Science, Topic (History, Geography, RE) and Art/DT. There will be 5 suggested activities for each subject that you could do each day IF you wish; or you may only choose to do a couple and that's fine too! In giving you a range of ideas in each subject will enable you to keep practising the skills you have already learnt but also have fun at the same time.


Please feel free to send me any activities or work you have done as a message on our Facebook page or to the admin email. I would love to see it.


Until next week, stay safe, love Mrs Benson xx






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

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.