Welcome to Oldaport Class!
Monday 6th July 2020
How are you all? I am sure that you're all starting to get quite tired and fed up of the home learning now, but please keep going - we are very nearly at the summer holidays and you have all done such an amazing job of adjusting to this new way of learning! Just two weeks left to go. Please remember that it is ok to do an amount of work that is manageable for you and your family. Perhaps you may choose to do something different to what has been planned for you below; that's ok too!
The theme for this week's home learning is Robots - I'd love to see pictures of any creations that you manage to make this week! I have also attached the Year 5 and Year 6 home learning PowerPoints below as always for you to work through.
I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.
Love Miss Askew xxx
Monday 29th June 2020
Hi Oldaport class,
How are you all? What have you been up to? I hope that you and your families are all well and that you enjoyed some of the sunshine last week, although it was very hot.
We are almost in July already! It's crazy to think that we have spent so many months away from school, but September will be here before we know it.
I hope you all enjoyed the human body theme last week - I know that the year 6 children in school enjoyed learning about the digestive system. What was the most interesting thing that you learnt? This week's theme is dinosaurs! I wonder what you will find out this week...
I hope you all have a lovely week
You know where to find me if you need anything at all!
Love Miss Askew x
Monday 22nd June 2020
I hope you are all well and that you're getting on okay with learning at home. I also hope that you're managing to get out and about to get lots of fresh air, as this is very good for both our physical and mental health. The weather forecast for this week is looking good so hopefully you'll be able to enjoy some sunshine.
I am really missing those of you that are unable to come back to school and look forward to the days when we can all return. Thank you for sending me through your work and pictures of what you have been up to, I enjoy looking at them.
The home learning theme this week is the human body; I hope you enjoy finding out about how our bodies function. The maths, reading and spelling can also be found below.
I hope you all have a lovely week!
Speak to you soon,
Love Miss Askew x
Alice the Musical!
The children in Year 6 have been busy preparing for their end of year play - Alice the Musical. They have been busy painting their scenery, making props and even making their own costumes which look fantastic. As a school, we feel that it is really important that the children get this end of year experience that is loved by all year 6 children every year. However, because things at school are a little different at the moment, we will be filming our school play to share with families this year instead of having an audience.
To avoid transporting things between home and school in the current situation, the children's copies of their script will remain in school. If they would like to practise their lines at home, a copy of the script can be downloaded below. Thank you for your support as always!
Miss Askew x
Monday 15th June 2020
I hope you are all well and that you have had a lovely weekend!
It has been a busy week for me getting back to school with some of our Year 6 children. I hope that the rest of you are all getting on ok with learning at home; I am sure you are getting a bit fed up of it all by now. Being at school without you isn't the same - it's very quiet!
This week, the theme for our home learning is farming. Lots of teachers and children within our federation are either live on a farm or own farm animals so we thought it was a very appropriate topic. What is your favourite farm animal?
Please do get in touch if you need support with anything or just a chat.
Have a lovely week!
Love Miss Askew x
Monday 8th June 2020
How have you been this week? I hope you are all still keeping well and keeping yourselves busy despite the change we have had with the weather. I have been very busy this week preparing for some of you to return to school; I am looking forward to seeing those of you that are returning!
Everyone else, please do still keep in contact via the class email address or Facebook page. I will still be looking at my emails regularly and will reply as soon as I can. I love to hear about what you have been up to!
Please don't feel pressure with the home learning. Learning at home is very different to being in school and sometimes things can seem trickier or perhaps more overwhelming. It is important to do what is right for you and your family and to look after yourselves first and foremost.
I hope you all have a brilliant week!
I look forward to seeing you/ hearing from you.
Stay safe and have fun!
Love Miss Askew x
Monday 1st June 2020
Good morning everyone!
Welcome back. It's final half term of the year, which means for some of you it is nearly time for a new adventure. How are you all feeling about that? I know that those of you going to ICC have been given some transition tasks to do. Please do let me know if there's anything I can do to help with that. I am also happy to help with tasks that some of you may have been set from other secondary schools, too.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t quite believe that it is June already – time is flying by!
I hope you have all had a lovely half term, enjoying the beautiful weather that we have been having. I have been for lovely coastal walks, sunbathed in my garden and have also painted my garage door. What have you all been up to?
The theme for our home learning this week is Space; I hope that you enjoy it.
I will be busy in school this week getting ready for some of you to return on the 8th, but I will still be checking my emails so please email if you have any questions, need any help or just want a chat. I always love hearing from you! I am missing teaching you all.
Look after yourselves, stay safe and enjoy the sunshine!Love Miss Askew x
Monday 25th May 2020
It's half term! You have successfully made it through an entire term of home learning, something that I am sure none of you ever expected you would have to do. You should be very proud of all that you have tackled this term and have a very well-deserved break!
What will you get up to this week? The weather is supposed to be lovely which is always a bonus.
I look forward to hearing all about what you have been up to.
Home learning will resume here on the 1st June.
Stay safe and enjoy the half term that your whole family has earned.
Love from Miss Askew x
Monday 18th May 2020
Hello Oldaport class,
How are you all today? I hope that you've all been getting some fresh air and enjoying some sunshine.
It's been lovely to hear about what some of you have been up to; I hope that the rest of you have been just as busy! How did you all find superhero week?
Thank you to Immy for her wonderful superhero picture; I was very impressed. Matthew, I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your VE day celebrations from last Friday - it looks like you had lots of fun (and cake!). Congratulations to Jasmine who was the winner of our VE day competition! I was very impressed with your poem, and clearly Mrs Baker was too! Nico has been busy reading Harry Potter this week (a fantastic book series!). I wonder how many of you have read it? Ilona has been busy running up and down her drive this week as part of a virtual marathon with her pony club, which sounds brilliant but tiring. Jaiden has been busy going out for lots of walks, as have lots of you I imagine. Ray is going to be tackling the bucket challenge this week and wonders if anyone else can do it too? Perhaps he can tell us all about it on our zoom chat on Wednesday.
Just a little reminder that we will be having a zoom catch up on Wednesday at 11am for those of you who can make it. It will be lovely for us all to see each other and have a chat! For those of you who don't know what I am talking about, your parents should have received an email regarding this. The password for the meeting will be sent out shortly before the meeting starts. For those of you who haven't received this email but would like to take part, please email me at ErmeClass4@moorsway.devon.sch.uk so that I can ensure I have the correct email address for you and you can be sent the details to log in on the day. I look forward to seeing you there!
The theme for this week's learning is the jungle - I hope you enjoy it. I have also attached the usual weekly PowerPoints below. Please remember to only do what is manageable for you and not to worry if anything is a little tricky! Learning at home is very different to being at school.
I hope you have a lovely week; you know where to contact me if you need anything or want to chat.
Love Miss Askew x
Monday 11th May 2020
How are you all? Did anyone do anything special for VE day? If so, I would love to hear about it! We didn’t do much in my street but a neighbour of mine did play some lovely music on her saxophone which was nice to listen to. I haven’t been up to much this week I am afraid so not a lot to report, although I did finish painting the skirting boards in my house, write some reports and learn the dance for our latest school video. Have you seen it? It’s on our Moorsway Facebook page if you’d like to give it a watch!
Lots of you have been very busy this week; it's been lovely hearing from you all! Sophie has been busy baking jam tarts and a mole cake; she has also dyed her hair! What colour do you think it is this time? Matthew has been perfecting riding his bike on the roads and built a tricky lego model with his sister. Ilona has been busy making animations online with her friend Freya while her mum has been challenging her with algebra! Thomas’ mum has given him a hair cut which he says looks ok from the front; from the back he says he has a ‘bald patch in the shape of Africa’! I think he is exaggerating - what do you think?
Ella has been playing table tennis at home with her family and has also made some homemade burgers which sound delicious. Jake has been keeping fit by doing his skipping exercises for cricket; he sent me a video and I don’t think I have ever seen anyone skip as fast. Jaiden has been out for lots of walks with his family and went to go and stroke his aunties horses; I’m sure you saw the photo in our newsletter. Connor was hard at work last week getting ready for VE day; he made his own bunting and VE day picnic rug! I wonder if his family newsletter continued this week...
Did you know that Evie K moved house just before lockdown? She has been busy painting a wall in her new garden with a nice beach and lighthouse scene - it looks fantastic! Jasmine has also been busy in her garden, painting her garden fence and also her chicken coop (I didn’t even know she had chickens!). Paige and her sister Ava have been busy playing on their mum’s old dance mat which she found, which is great fun! She has also entered a sunflower competition for JDRF, a type 1 diabetes charity. Ray has been busy with birthdays yet again, celebrating his dad’s birthday this weekend and getting ready for his mum’s birthday at the end of May! Happy birthday to all the Winstones!
I wonder what you will all get up to this week?
Now, as I’m sure you know, this week would have been SATs week for you Year 6 children. I wonder how you all feel about missing that? Relieved I expect,, although I know that some of you seem to enjoy tests! I personally think it doesn’t matter one bit, because I know that you are all fabulous regardless of what a piece of paper says! Instead, this week’s theme for our home learning is superheroes! You could learn about superheroes from the famous comics and movies, figures of the past who are considered heroes, people that are heroes to you, or our fabulous key worker heroes who are working so hard at the moment. The choice is yours.
I look forward to hearing about what you have been up to, and am missing you all more and more each day.
Stay safe, have fun and speak to you soon!
Love Miss Askew x
Monday 4th May 2020 (Wow - May already!)
Hello Oldaport class!
How are you all doing? I hope you and your families are all well and that you've managed to keep busy over the past week. I haven't done anything quite so exciting this week I'm afraid. I have tidied some kitchen cupboards, painted my skirting boards upstairs and have written some of your reports. I have also heard from several children this week, who have all been finding great ways to keep themselves busy while staying safe!
Dorothy has been writing a brilliant story and has also organised her bookshelf by colour; Ray has celebrated his birthday with pizza and football related gifts (of course); Connor has started up his own newsletter to share with his family; Jasmine and her family have been creating their own colourful face masks with the sewing machine; Ella has been hard at work creating an advert for her mythical creature; Victor has a new guitar and has been learning to play some new songs; Isabelle has been learning to play the keyboard; and Thomas went out and about in the woods with his brother, which was all fun and games until Thomas' shoe ended up in the river! What have the rest of you been up to?
I hope you all enjoyed the theme of mythical creatures for your home learning last week. This week, we have got a new theme: sport! Hopefully you will all enjoy it; I know some children in particular who will enjoy this theme!
I expect that most of you have been doing a lot more reading at the moment, seeing as we are on 'lockdown', so perhaps you are running out of books to read? If so, you will find a link just below our home learning for this week that will take you to a website where you can read hundreds of books for free! Enjoy!
We also have a VE day competition running at the moment (scroll down for more info). All entries need to be emailed to me at ErmeClass4@moorsway.devon.sch.uk by Thursday 7th May at the latest. You can of course email me about anything else, too!
I hope you all have a good week staying safe and making memories with your families.
Speak to you soon,
Love Miss Askew x
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 ErmeClass4@moorsway.devon.sch.uk 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!
Monday 27th April 2020
I hope you have all had a lovely week and are keeping well. This week, I have been painting all of the fences in my garden and have started writing some of your end of year reports... I can hear you gasp from here! No need to worry though; I am enjoying writing lovely things about you, although it makes me wish that we were all together again even more. What have you all been up to this week?
I have seen on Facebook that Jasmine got to see a meteor shower which must have been amazing! I have enjoyed receiving your emails about what you have been up to. Connor and Matthew, your drumming was very impressive! I am glad you are managing to have virtual lessons. Alesha has sent me a video explaining how to make her funny rabbits which I enjoyed. I have also enjoyed reading the messages from Paige, Jake, Thomas, Ella, Ilona, Nico and Evie.
If you have emailed me over the weekend, I promise to reply first thing on Monday morning!
I hope that those of you that have been getting stuck in with the home learning enjoyed the pirate theme last week. Hopefully, you will enjoy this week's theme even more: mythical creatures. That's right; dragons, mermaids, unicorns... you name it, you can base your learning around it! What other mythical creatures can you think of?
I hope that you all have a brilliant week and look forward to hearing from you!
Remember to stay safe, have fun, and email me any photos of ANYTHING that you get up to - it doesn't have to be work.
Speak to you all soon.
Love Miss Askew x
Monday 20th April 2020
Hello Oldaport Class,
I am really missing you all now and can't wait until we can get back to normal. I hope you are all well!
What have you been up to this week? I have taken advantage of the slightly worse weather we have had and painted our spare room. It took my quite a while to do it by myself but I am very pleased with it! I have also been going out for a walk each day in our local area, and have really come to appreciate where we live. We really are very lucky to have the woods and the moors right here on our doorstep.
I have really enjoyed seeing all of your photos on Facebook again, as well as the emailed work I have received from some of you. Please continue to send me things - it doesn't have to be work related - to our class email address that has been set up: ErmeClass4@moorsway.devon.sch.uk and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I have uploaded some home learning ideas below for you like last week. The maths, SPaG and reading is similar, and the theme for the other planning this week is Pirates! Please know that I don't expect you to spend ages doing this work each day; you must do however much feels right for you and your family. I am also available on the end of an email to the address above at any time if you need any help.
I hope that, whilst these are strange and unusual times, you are all managing to spend lots of quality time with your families, something that perhaps we usually take for granted. You must all be starting to miss each other by now too - I hope that some of you are managing to keep in touch with each other too.
Remember to: stay home, stay safe but still have fun!
Lots of love,
Miss Askew x
Monday 13th April 2020
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter holiday making memories with your family - and hopefully eating lots of chocolate! I have been doing lots of DIY in my house and have been enjoying the sunshine in my garden. I have also been baking and so have been eating lots of naughty treats (as well as Easter eggs, oops!) so I have taken to the occasional run as my daily exercise instead of my usual slow-paced walk! I hope that you are all managing to stay fit and healthy too.
The time has come where we would usually be returning to school and it's safe to say that I miss all of your smiley faces and the jokes that you tell. I have definitely taken for granted how much you all make me laugh on a daily basis so I would like to say thank you for that! I would love for you to share what you have been doing on the Moorsway Facebook page if you can. You can also email anything to our admin and they will forward it on to me. Thank you, Paige, for emailing me your animal quiz!
Each week going forward, the work that I set you here will be of a similar format. You will be given a PowerPoint that will have a short maths, SPaG and reading activity for you to do each day; these are only short, snappy tasks as I know that learning at home is very different than being in 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; however, you may choose to only do 2 from a certain subject and then three from another each week, and that's fine too! You can choose which activities you do and when/ if you do them at all.
I hope that all of this is making sense...
As well as learning at home and doing these tasks that I have set, I really hope that you will be having lots of fun and down time too. It is really important that you look after yourselves and stay safe, healthy and happy!
That's all from me for now. I will be back next week to update your work and tell you more about what I have been doing with my time.
Please do send an email if you need anything at all - Miss Carr will forward it to me and you shall receive a reply from me as soon as possible. The email address, in case you are unsure, is email@example.com.
Stay safe and speak soon!
Love Miss Askew xx
Hello Oldaport Class!
I would first of all like to say a huge well done to all of you for surviving your first week of home learning! I am impressed with your dedication to learning and have enjoyed seeing some of your work online: Jasmine, your rainbow was beautiful and I'm sure it looks great in the window; Jaiden, I am impressed that you have set up a project book with Myla to record the fun things you get up to, like your bug hunt in your garden. Well done also to those of you who have been rocking Times Tables Rockstars this week. I am impressed to see that so many of you have logged on and that you are quickly making your way towards becoming a rock legend! We all love seeing what you have been up to (work related or not!) so feel free to post photos on our Moorsway Federation Facebook page.
I have been busy sorting out my garden and finding odd jobs around the house. My cat in particular has been pleased to have me home, following me everywhere I go! You will find some photos of her enjoying the sunshine with me below.
Today, although it doesn't feel the same as usual, is the last day of term before the Easter holidays! You have all worked exceptionally hard in this short but busy term so deserve to have a proper break for the next two weeks. There will be no work set here now until after the Easter holidays - yippee I hear you say! I'm sure you will find plenty of ways to entertain yourself, but for those of you who enjoy having things to do, I will post some Easter activities below.
Look after yourselves, stay safe and have fun!
Love to you all!
Ideas for some Easter fun!
Home Learning - wc 23rd March 2020
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend and have managed to get some fresh air... it may be windy, but the sun is shining. It is nice to see some sunshine at last, so get out in the garden and enjoy the weather.
Please check this page regularly as I will upload new suggestions of things to work on, as well as general updates whenever possible. Please also keep an eye on our Moorsway Federation Facebook page for fun ideas to fill the day, as well as remembering to go outside and get some fresh air!
I will upload work suggestions for each subject, although some subjects may change each time he page is updated. Please do not stress about fitting all of this in each day! Do what you can manage each day spread throughout the week.
For now, I have uploaded ideas for English, Reading, SPaG, Maths, Science, PE and History, all linked to what we would have been learning in school where possible.
You will need to open the document below to see the ideas.
More updates will come after Easter.
Look after yourselves and keep smiling! Miss Askew