I hope that you have been keeping safe and finding lots of exciting new things to do. How many books have you read? Have you solved any new mathematical conundrums? Designed a new computer game? Drawn or created a masterpiece of artwork? Cycled further than you have ever done before? Learnt a new language? Seen a new animal or bird that you have never seen before? Identified all the different cloud formations (from one of my earlier challenges)? Measured the wind on the Beaufort scale (another earlier challenge)? Cooked up a storm in the kitchen? Made a new item of clothing? Planted/harvested some vegetables or flowers?
Please let me know via the class email. I will always reply.
Charlotte has made a fantastic video for the May 7th Challenge - I can't wait for Miss P to see it! Mustard and Joe have also done some fabulous work for this challenge - a painting and a poem. Come on everyone else, lets see what you can do! Eleanor and Pippa have been ultra busy researching acronyms for the May 13th challenge, well done girls! They found some really unusual ones. Corey has made a model of the solar system and Samson created a model rocket whilst Oscar has used his maths skills to measure his garden and design a new border, excellent work boys! Look on the mega work and photo pages to see what everyone has been up to. I have also had some great work from Georgia and Thomas. If you have not sent me anything yet, please do so as soon as you can. It doesn't need to be school work (we even have Pets Corner on our photo page now), but it would be nice to know that someone is reading our news and tackling the challenges!
I have been very impressed by the quizzes so far but am looking for new contributors. Noah has said that he is going to do one and Harry is inspired to start creating another, even more ruthless quiz. You can do a quiz on anything you want so long as it is suitable for school.
Jessica has been making mozzarella cheese from scratch and it is really good. It takes a lot of doing but tastes delicious. I think we should go into business with Dudill's Den Pizza Joint! The rainbow chard in my vegetable garden has gone mad and is now making a takeover bid for the universe, help! Jessica is determined that I am going to get fit (whilst the swimming pool is closed down) so keeps making me do fitness routines - she has worked out that I am more likely to do them if they feature a dog or small (naughty) animal. Today we did one with PsycleLondon which did feature a small, funny dog but was very hard work! I think they should call it psychoLondon - it's harsh and I am sure that the trainers can't count as they keep saying '"Give me 8!" but never seem to count down to 1! I have been doing my usual days in school but have also been busy trying to sort out the classroom so that it is suitably socially distanced - not an easy task! The fish in the tank are getting very lonely and the bottom feeder even bigger - I think he is missing Harry!
I hope that you have looked at the THINGS MRS MARSTON THINKS WE MIGHT FIND INTERESTING SECTION. Has anyone made the Eiffel Tower or done the South American Club Body Tech Rumba workouts? The boat building from 500 water bottles is very funny/crazy! If you find something great/interesting/curious, let me know and I will add it to our page so others can share it.
National Geographic Kids has linked up with Persil to create some fun arts and crafts activities to do at home. Go to https://www.persil.com/uk/dirt-is-good/daily-activities.html to find out more.
Have a lovely weekend!
Who can tell me what language this is? It is called 'The land of the Rising Sun.'
I hope that you enjoyed the V.E. Day celebrations on Friday. I heard the vintage fire engine going down Main Street but didn't know what it was until much later in the day (when, obviously, it was too late to go and see it!). It was lovely to see some of you (socially distancing) partying in your gardens as I walked the furry duo.
I had an unexpected treat when I got a message from Dudill's Den asking if I would like to product test one of their homemade pizzas, expertly cooked in their outdoor pizza oven. Well, you don't say no to an offer like that do you, so I put in my order and arranged my collection time. TOTALLY DELICIOUS! Did you know that the oven gets up to a temperature of 500 degrees and so the pizza cooks in, wait for it, 40 seconds! That is quicker than it took me to say what toppings I wanted! They are hoping to set up a take away service in the summer when more restrictions are lifted. I think that you will all have to fight me off to be first in the queue. Well done Harry, William, Charlie and Mr and Mrs D!
How are people getting on with the Miss Peckover Challenge? The one on my challenge list on the class page, I hope that we can do something to commemorate her time at St. Peter's.
In school we have been doing Spanish, learning to say hello, how we are, our age, whether we are a boy or a girl, man or woman and also all the colours. Then we did some more South American keep fit. We used the art clips that I have put on our class page to do some great paintings and then created some Just So stories in the style of Rudyard Kipling. How are you getting on with Oak National Academy and Bitesize maths? Some people love them and others prefer the White Rose stuff. Let me know so I can report back to Miss Brownley. A lot of people of all ages are using the Oddizzi Resources, not the quizzes, and finding them challenging but fun. Which ones have you enjoyed the most!
Evan and his brother have contributed an amazing quiz so have a look at it and see how many you can do. I know that Catherine and William are also working on ones too, well done. Come on folks, let's see if everyone can create a quiz to challenge the grey cells of everyone else.
TCKS - have you worked that out yet? Don't forget to email your news in to me on the class email.
I must say that doing school work in the garden with my 2 faithful pooches has distinct advantages! I have been watching all the baby birds being fed by their anxious parents, bit of argy bargy from different types of birds protecting patch and laughing at dogs trying to win the 'Let's find the most uncomfortable position to lie in' competition! It is all very peaceful and tranquil until the internet drops out or my always reliable laptop goes into slow(er) mode - if you can operate at slower than dead slug mode!
Yesterday we designed an app at InSchoolCrew with Jessica doing a video setting out the task for the children to watch. It went really well and was great fun. I hope to share it with you soon.
I had the most fantastic surprise the other day when some delicious, light as a feather cakes arrived on my doorstep, socially distanced delivered and baked by Eva! Yummy! Much better than my efforts! Thank you so much.
I hope everyone has had a go at Chloe's quiz; it is a fantastic effort and really good. The answers are at the end of Harry's Quiz which, as you can imagine, created in true Harry ruthless style! I am looking for more quizzes to add to the page, they can be on anything you want but don't forget to add the answers! Email the quiz into our class email.
If you have sent me something and I haven't put it on the page yet or responded, I will and I always look forward to seeing what you have found out or are up to. Somethings take longer to load than others and I am learning very fast how to do things that I haven't done before - just like you.
TKCS - don't forget to clap tonight. If you live near my lane, you will probably hear me, Jessie, Blue and Steve the Post!
Hope you are all fighting fit (not fighting) and doing some exciting/restful/cool/hot/amazing things or just chilling with a book or cloud watching! I am supposed to be weeding the vegetable garden but strangely, updating the school website seems more appealing!
Exciting Quiz Update!
Next week Chloe will be doing the class quiz to put on our class page. You can submit your answers to me via the class email or just wait until the week after and see how many you got right when we post the answers and a new quiz from ??? Could it be you?
Chloe and I are just working on whether it will be a powerpoint or a word document but either way, don't forget to go on the quiz section of our class page and take part. If you want to create a quiz, just email it to me on the class email address.
I am still waiting for someone to do one of my challenges! It's lonely out here (or rather in here), please send me something to look/laugh/cry at!
Back to the veg patch.
Who can tell me what language I am saying hello in today?
As you may have noticed, I haven't added to the webpage for a week because the whole St Peter's website has been having a major overhaul to give it a user friendly, sparkling new look! Mrs Gibbens has been hard at work making it super easy to find things on the Home Learning Page for parents to use as well as the KS pages. I am busy re-organising my page and putting on the great contributions from Corey, Chloe, Catherine, Grace, Eleanor, Pippa, Oscar, Noah, Joe, William, Rosa and Roberto. It is taking a bit of time and we all know how quickly and effectively my laptop works … so if your photos, news, work or jokes aren't on there yet, please be patient, I will get everything on soon.
Big cheer for Chloe who raised £238.51 from her cake sale (sensibly making sure that everyone observed social distancing) which she is donating to charity to help others. Fantastic work Chloe, I am really proud of you!
I am really pleased that so many of you are signing up for Seesaw - I can't wait to use it. Please remember that I can only add you to the class if I have consent from your parents. The children coming into school have also told me how much they are enjoying the performances from the National Theatre.
News from the homefront - Blue has discovered that not only can she swim BUT she actually enjoys it! She has also discovered that if she throws herself energetically enough at sticky weed, she can completely camouflage herself - always useful! Isla is still not convinced about water and lifts her paws so high that she is in permanent danger of falling over. She is far happy in her default position of lying completely upside down waiting for a tummy rub. Mr Marston's career as a sourdough bread baker has come to an abrupt stop due to lack of the right flour, in fact any flour! Hopefully he will soon be back on track and the kitchen will smell deliciously of just baked bread again.
Yesterday I made corn dollies in school and found out that, to my surprise, Mrs Gibbens is a former, prize winning corn dolly maker! We used art straws and it was great fun. The children also made some amazing towers and furniture.
Don't forget to send me your news and work.
TCKS - work that out for yourself.