Hello Blueberry Class from Mrs Maskell!
Hello All, I hope you are all relaxing already and set to enjoy your summer holidays. Have an amazing time everyone and I really look forward to seeing you all in September.
We’ve been busy making some changes to the classroom which I thought you’d like to see (photos attached).
Have lots of fun and stay safe.
Well done all for continuing with our I wonder all about the historical ships this week. There’s some really lovely work that has been sent in. Head over to Google Classroom to see some fabulous examples.
It’s so impressive to see the hard work continuing on Lexia and TTRockstars as well. I can’t believe we actually have some level 18s now!
Remember you also have lots of exciting projects to look through on espresso. It’s such a great resource.
Not long to go now until the summer holidays and I must say how proud I am of all the work and creative projects you have been doing.
Monday 13th July
Hi to everyone. Oak Academy isn’t up and running this week for a new timetable so why not take a look at our I wonder exploring a historical ship such as the Tudor Rose? We’d love to see what you get up to so please send your photos in. Have a look on Google Classroom for more inspiration from your fellow classmates.
Good morning everyone. Please see below the Week 11 learning timetable.
Please log onto Google Classroom to see more of what we’re up to as a class.
Hello! Well we’re on week 10 of learning from Oak Academy. Please use the timetable below to help.
For the final few weeks of term we have decided to extend our oceanic themed I wonder…….
Now that we’ve looked below the waves of the oceans let’s take a look above at the beautiful ships that have carried humans across the seas on adventures.
In class we have started to take a look at the different types of ships over the ages and how they have changed. We are looking in particular at the following ships which can now all be found at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard:
• The remains of the Mary Rose, a warship of the Tudor navy, which sank in 1545 and was salvaged in 1982.
• HMS Victory, the flagship of Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.
• HMS Warrior, the world’s first armour-plated, iron-hulled warship when she was launched in 1860.
• HMS M33, a First World War monitor ship. After investigating these ships we will be designing and making our own.
If you choose to do this please do share your work on Google Classroom so we can see it.
Another project idea may be:
• On your own or with support, create some display work on your chosen ship from the list above.
• You will need to use computers or books to do your research.
• You can create your display work by hand or on the computer, perhaps using PowerPoint.
• Create a fact file about your chosen ship, but do not just copy and paste information from Wikipedia. It needs to be in your own words. Remember to include pictures as well as text in your reports.
• Tell us about the history and story of a person who may have worked and lived on the ship you have researched. This could be in the form of a factual report, a fictional story or even a diary.
It’s great to see more of you joining Google Classroom for our class. You should all have received your passwords etc. so have a go to log on and let me know what you think please.
Take a look at our newsletter to see the fabulous winners of our talent show.
Here’s a fab picture of Millie showing her yummy baking talent.
Betty has sent us this fantastic entry talking about fossils and playing the theme tune to Jurassic Park very well! Click on the link to view in full https://youtu.be/hK-HydBnjns
Good morning to everyone on a beautiful sunny Monday morning. I’ve got some more talent show entries to go up today, don’t forget to send me yours as well.
Please see the attached timetable for your learning this week. Any questions just let me know.
Don’t forget to send me your talent show entries
Voting starts from Monday 22nd June via email to me
Blueberry Class Talent
You have to watch this brilliant rap by Charlie M!
Click the link to view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B3_lreKaIM
Barnaby is going large with his lovely artwork.
Rosie is excellent at woodland skills.
Here’s a link to see Jess performing gymnastics which I’m supper impressed at!
I just had to post these today – Summer showing us her amazing dancing for her talent show entry and Hannah showing superb skills on her scooter.
Here it is guys – the new timetable. Any questions just ask ……..
Good morning all. There’s technical difficulties with the Oak Academy at the moment. As soon as it’s resolved I’ll post the timetable here.
In the meantime why don’t you come up with something for our virtual talent show? Details below:
Calling All Icklesham Students!
It’s time for our Icklesham School talent show to take place. This year we will be asking you to send us a film of you performing your talent, or you might even want to send a photo of a poem you have written or a fabulous piece of art that you have created, via email to your teacher.
We will post all entries on our class pages and your classmates will vote by emailing your teacher.
Possible talents could include singing, dancing, magic, comedy routine, dramatic monologue, football tricks, juggling, yo-yo tricks, mime, gymnastics, reciting poetry or playing an instrument. Or is there another talent out there that we don’t know about yet?!
So start practising now and we really look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Closing date for entries Friday 19th June.
Closing date for voting Thursday 25th June.
Good luck everyone!
Monday 8th June
I hope you all enjoyed World Ocean Day. Here are a couple of pictures of what people got up to. At school we did some lovely sea themed yoga (sorry I was in charge of the camera and didn’t get it right :(), explored rock pooling and started creating books all about our favourite sea creatures.
Apparently there was a problem with the reading challenge link in the newsletter. We’ve been sent a new one now which is:
Good luck everyone!
Friday 5th June
Next week we will be beginning our new curious curriculum “I wonder what we can learn from the ocean”. To start this off we will be following events on the website below. Remember to wear BLUE on Monday and send in pictures for the class boards!
I hope you have had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend. I have attached the new home learning for week 7 below, any questions please email me.
Let me know what you get up to so we can share with everyone….
In other news……
I’m so chuffed with this writing I received from Charlie M and Shaiden who both worked really hard and created fantastic work.
Life in school this week…….
Tuesday 2nd June
Good morning all. Here are some of the latest photos I have showing what your Blueberry classmates have been up to.
Monday 1st June
Morning everybody! Here is the new weeks learning for you, any problems please contact me by email.
I wanted to wish you all a happy, relaxed half term next week. When we come back I’ll be posting a structured timetable with web links to help with home learning. I’ll also be able to support via email.
I’ve also received some more excellent work and projects people have been up to. I’m just waiting for permission and then I’ll post them here when we come back.
Catch you all in June!
Thursday 21st May
I hope you are all managing to have lots of fun in this gorgeous weather. It’s absolutely beautiful out there.
Jess has written the second part of her story and has recorded herself reading it out loud. Her reading of it is really fun and we’ve really enjoyed listening to it in school. Thank you Jess!
Click the links below to listen for yourself.
A plea from your teacher………
The responses I have in reply to my emailed questions all about your year in school have been great. If you haven’t managed to respond yet could you please take a minute to do so this week? If you’ve lost them, no worries, just let me know and I’ll send them to you.
Tuesday 19th May
Hello everyone, how are you all doing with your learning this week? Remember the excellent daily lessons on BBC Bitesize. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Here are some activities classmates have been up to:
Here’s link to see Percy’s lovely, informative project all about pikes!
Friday 15th May
Thank you so much for all the lovely responses to the questions about school which keep coming in. I’m really enjoying reading them.
Just for fun here are a few websites which I think cover some of the many different interests we have in our class. If anyone has another suggestion please let me know.
http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/ BBC sound effects to build your own soundscape.
https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/ learn lots about the Curiosity mission to Mars with real footage of what they found.
https://www.explorationoftheday.com/ has interesting new art assignments each day.
https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ Use this interactive timeline to go to Europe around 300 BC and see some artifacts (objects) which have survived from Ancient Greece. Some of the information is quite dry but worth a look if you’re a history buff!
Here’s an Ancient Greece timeline to help.
Here are some updates as to what your classmates have been up to ………
Wednesday 13th May
Firstly a really big thank you to everyone who has sent in their answers to my questions about school reflecting on your learning over the year. (You should all have received an email from me, let me know if you haven’t at email@example.com)
I’m loving the answers and am proud of you all and your thoughtful comments. Well done!
Talking of being proud, here are some more examples of the excellent work and updates I’m receiving.
Monday 11th May
Good morning everyone on what is a very blustery Monday morning. Here’s what some of your fellow classmates have been up to.
Charlie has combined his invention skills and maths!
Watch his invention at work here:
Thursday 7th May
Just a quick update before the lovely long weekend, so many of you have been so busy!
This news report all about Poseidon is really good fun. Click on the link to see what Charlie M has produced.
Enjoy VE day tomorrow everyone and I’ll post more photos on Monday!
Scroll down for support and advice on well being and online safety.
Wednesday 6th May
Good morning all on a gloriously sunny day. I hope you all manage to have some fun in the sun today.
Here’s what some of your Blueberry class mates have been up to:
Jess has been inspired by finding a badger sett on her walks, just look at those beautiful bluebells. If you would like to read part one of her story (it’s very good), download it here.
As I’m sure many of you are aware it’s VE Day 75 on Friday. This is a day celebrating the end of WW2 in Europe, on Tuesday, 8 May 1945.
Holly is already preparing to start her celebrations and has made this lovely bunting to display. Well done Holly! Has anyone else made anything?
If you would like to learn more about VE day head to The Royal British Legion website which has some great home resources and also events scheduled throughout the day such as a livestream and a singalong.
Monday 4th May
Happy Star Wars Day to all the fans in Blueberry Class, May the Fourth be with you. I’m going to be very busy later on watching one of my favourite movies. Enjoy your day!
I hope you’ve all been enjoying the Ancient Greece project. Attached is our next home learning, part of which focuses on the gripping story of Troy. I hope you like it and I look forward to seeing what you come up with later on in the week.
There’s also lots on there for lots of other areas of our learning with suggested web links. Just let me know if you have any questions or thoughts.
Friday 1st May
Did you know that on espresso under KS2 languages there is a section on German. There are also great activities and videos to watch on French and Spanish. It’s really good fun to have a go!
Using this link to youtube you can hear Charlie C read his fantastic poem based on The Magic Box. https://youtu.be/zBp-koykgxE
Are you a fan of cricket, colouring in, word searches and puzzles? If you are then Sussex Cricket have made this Children’s Activity Book that might be of interest to you: https://sussexcricket.co.uk/sites/default/files/file-downloads/sussex_cricket_childrens_activity_book.pdf
Wednesday 29th April
We have a full gallery of lots of lovely Blueberry work and activities today. I would like to congratulate Charlie C who has written some great poetry and Moses who has written a Star Wars story which I enjoyed very much. Excellent work guys!
Monday 27th April
Jess has sent us some lovely work and information all about Anzac Day.
Anzac Day is about it is when the Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought against Turkey at Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915. Anzac stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.
Each year on Anzac Day people in Australia and New Zealand gather to remember all the soldiers killed in all wars. There is a dawn service where they play the Last Post on a bugle and then there are parades in thousands of towns around Australia.
Friday 24th April
So many great posts today………
Firstly I am super impressed at Moses, Charlie, Millie J, Summer T and Gabe who have all shot up another level on Lexi. Well done! I’ll be sending out your certificates via email today. Let’s see who else can manage to go up a level next week ?.
Work I would like to share with you today comes from Betty, Peggy, Charlie M and Christie.
Here is some inspiration for you all for the Spring postcard competition. These have been sent in by Christie, aren’t they lovely?
These are for the competition where East Sussex has asked primary school pupils across the county to design a spring card with a message of hope and goodwill that can be sent to people that are feeling lonely and isolated at this time.
The designs should be emailed into school in the first instance where the top 5 designs will be sent off to be printed then sent out to those who need to be cheered up.
Come on Icklesham there are plenty of budding artist amongst us; let’s see what we can do!
Thursday 23rd April
Well done to those who are really improving on TTRockstars. The most improved Rockstar this week is Percy – so a massive well done to him!
Jack has been really busy and has sent me some excellent photos showing what he has been up to. He is also being a Super Star on Lexia. Brilliant work Jack!
Christie has been super busy, she has been learning about Ancient Egypt as part of the Step Back in Time project, with research and art work on Tutankhamun and his tomb, along with lots of murder mysteries and stories – inspired by Agatha Christie!
Inspired by Christie and her family’s Wildlife Photographer of the Week Competition who else has taken excellent shots of local wildlife? The photos can be taken out of your window, in your garden or on your local walk. Send them in and we can set up a gallery showing our excellent skills!
Another inspiring activity some of you might like to try is finding different canvases for your artwork. Charlie M has been taking his art work, for our Ancient Greek project, to new levels by decorating a brick wall with this wonderful representation of Poseidon. Has anyone else done anything similar?
Wednesday 22nd April
I’m so pleased to be emailing out more Lexia certificates today as more levels are completed. A massive well done to Jess, Jack, Percy and Hannah. Brilliant work!
Just take a look at the fantastic work I’ve been sent today. People are creating some amazing pieces.
I’ve had some more really good Step Back in Time work in. These included Percy and Charlie M. Great work guys!
Charlie M has also been inventing! Click on the link to view.
Summer has already been doing some coding from https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn She is working on a code for the game flappy bird. There’s also great Star Wars, Frozen and Minecraft games on there to code too with many others to choose from.
Nancy has researched her Greek Goddess and chose Aphrodite. I’ve learnt lots of new facts from her.
Hannah has been enjoying the bluebells in the woods and has been very crafty. Fantastic ideas Hannah!
Charlie M has also used his skills at drawing to design houses.
Tuesday 21st April
More fantastic fun in the sun! Lots of imagination and getting active from Jess ?.
Why not take a look at https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn today? There are lots of different fun ICT projects for you to get stuck into!
Monday 20th April
Well hello everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely Easter. I’ve got lots of photos to post showing what people have been up to. Remember to send me yours, I love to hear what you’ve been doing and its great to share with your friends.
I’ve been doing a lot more gardening in this sunny weather and have been really enjoying it, so I was delighted to see this very good, short film made by Summer called Gardening is Fun. Well done Summer! https://youtu.be/4cZxOYCCl1A
If you copy and paste the link below into your web browser you’ll be able to see Charlie C’s amazing animation of the Minotaur as Theseus enters the maze on Crete to challenge him. This is so cool Charlie!
How have you all been getting on with Home Learning 2?
Remember there are brilliant lessons on espresso and you also have Lexia and TTRockstars. BBC Bitesize have also started their daily lessons now https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
I have posted a useful link to a maths website that has designed home learning organised into year groups. These may need to be printed but some can be copied out into your home learning books and there are answers included so you can check your work! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Thursday 9th April
Good morning on another glorious, sunny day. Today I’ve got news of a new art activity and some more amazing work to share with you all.
Spring card competition for vulnerable people
Calling all artists and designers……
East Sussex has asked primary school pupils across the county to design a spring card with a message of hope and goodwill that can be sent to people that are feeling lonely and isolated at this time.
The designs should be emailed into school in the first instance where the top 5 designs will be sent off to be printed then sent out to those who need to be cheered up.
Come on Icklesham there are plenty of budding artist amongst us; let’s see what we can do!
Fantastic Home Learning …………
Felix and Eileen have been very busy. Here are some photos of their fantastic paper quilling and origami.
Learning new science skills they have looked at pre made slides through a usb camera on a microscope and learned how to focus it.
They also drew the outline of an island and each took a section to design the islands features, they have written stories and adventures on the island, created character profiles, swords of personalised armour and dragon eggs, so far. How amazing is that?!
Look at how busy Nancy has been! She’s been busy planting seeds and has beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, butter nut squash, lettuce and carrots.
I love Summer’s geography work. Can you spot what she’s been learning about?
Everyone make sure you have lots of fun over Easter and I look forward to reading more news and pictures of your learning and holiday fun on Monday 20th April when I’m back. Any concerns please contact the school by phone and someone will be able to help / get a message to me.
Take care everyone.
Wednesday 8th April
Good morning everyone.
I’ve missed you all at school this week, it’s been so quiet without you! Please keep that work and photos coming in so I can see what you’ve been up to.
After Thursday (9th) I’m going to be taking a weeks holiday and doing many holiday relaxing things like sitting in the sun and cooking Easter cakes with my family. I won’t be answering emails until Monday 20th April but I really look to hearing from you then and sharing news and pictures of your learning and holiday fun on our class page!
The Home Learning 2 should be completed by 1st May, if you are having trouble accessing any of it please contact the school by phone and someone will be able to help / get a message to me. Scroll down to find the Home Learning 2 link.
Lastly I’d like to wish you and your families a very HAPPY EASTER!!!
……Stop Press ……..
Chartwells has launched a new Youtube Channel, The Super Yummy Kitchen. They have created some short, snappy cook-along videos for children, where they can create fun, nutritious snacks using store-cupboard ingredients.
This offers an opportunity to get hands on with some vibrant recipes that are also child friendly. Who doesn’t love the sound of unicorn hummus, or sunshine toast?
Monday 6th April
I hope you all had a fab weekend in the gorgeous sunshine. Wasn’t it lovely and had a real feeling of summer. Making the most of the weather Percy has sent me some photos of fun art work he built on the beach with rocks and pebbles.
I have posted below a new Home Learning pack. The new terms curious curriculum is I wonder ……. What was it like to live in Ancient Greece? I really think you will all find it interesting so please take a look and have a go. Though as Mrs Robinson said in her letter last week, it should have been the Easter holidays this week and next so don’t feel like you have to start this now. However, if having a routine is working for you and your family then by all means start the activities.
Friday 3rd April
Spellings – I thought I’d move this link back up to the top of the page for all of you who are speeding through your spellings!
Here is the link to spellings curriculum. If you’d like to you can find spellings rules for years 3 and 4 on page 11 and then a list of words on page 16.
………Lexia News……… Well done to Jess who has now recieved her Super Star certificate for going up a level on Lexia. Well done ?.
We also have super gardening from Jess, action packed obstacle races, including lots of scoring and timing, from Gabe and Summer has been very busy on a mini beast hunt and building “bug land” . She’s also done some research on Cleopatra for her Step Back in Time project and has watched an episode on horrible histories all about the Egyptians as well as looking up additional info online!
For art Summer has also been doing some life drawing and had a go at drawing some Lillies. Scroll down to the Blueberry Gallery to take a look.
Talking of the Step Back in Time project take a look at this amazing video Betty sent in. It’s all about fossil hunter Mary Anning. A massive well done to Betty!
Thursday 2nd April
Thank you to Percy, Moses, Betty and Jess for some lovely examples of work. They’ve been added to the Blueberry Gallery, scroll down to have a look.
Wellbeing and Online Safety
Please remember it is important to look after your own wellbeing while we aren’t at school. I bet some of you have been feeling a little bit strange, worried or even a bit frightened about what is going on in the news and wondering why we aren’t at school. Remember to talk to an adult if you are worried. (Grown-ups please check the home page for recommended links to support your child). Why not try Cosmic Kids Yoga at home to help calm your feelings? (www.cosmickids.com)
The pack in the link below also has lots of activities to help you with your feelings.
You may be using the internet a lot more too so it’s important to remember how to stay safe online. Work through the Online Safety section on espresso (under computing) where there are lots pf activities to remind you of how to stay safe online. Perhaps you could teach a family member about being safe online?
(Grown-ups please check the home page for recommended links to support your child).
Look out for the next home learning coming soon.
Wednesday 1st April
Really good updates today including Lexia Superstar Certificates being sent to Barnaby and Gabe. Great work guys! Who’s going to be the next person to get one?
I received a fabulous story from Jess, click on the pdf to read it. I found it really gripping.
Summer is growing tomatoes from seeds taken from a shop bought tomato, fingers crossed it works. I’m thinking I’ll try growing from an old potato I’ve got. Is anyone trying anything else?
Here’s a picture of a bird feeder Summer has made – I’m definitely going to be doing this one. Apparently you use peanut butter… spread it over the roll and roll in seeds!
I really liked Gabe’s collage hot air balloon, I think this would look good for Easter egg pictures too.
Also in the Blueberry Gallery is some lovely art work by Poppy, made by drawing around her hands.
Millie C has sent me some really fun photos showing her being hands on doing woodwork and experimenting with shadow drawings. She has also been looking at dream catchers and their meaning. She managed to weave garden shrubbery to make one!
Lastly I wanted to ask how you’re all getting on with Espresso? Are there any particularly good sections you have found that you would like to share? It does cover most topics. Let me know………
Tuesday 31st March
………….Breaking News……….. I sent out a Super Star certificate to Percy for moving up a level on Lexia – Well done Percy!
Head straight over to the Blueberry Gallery for lots of lovely new photos of your class mates (scroll down the page as I’ve put all photos together now).
We’ve got science, maths, art, P.E, baking, and writing all going on. Well done Blueberry Class!
Remember you can email me even if you don’t want to post on the website! It’s always good to hear from you.
Monday 30th March
Hello to All,
I hope you all had a great weekend. I tried some more baking. I can’t say my banana loaf was an amazing success (it looked a bit squashed) but it disappeared really quickly and my family said it tasted yummy, so I’m going to practice it again this week :).
I’ve received lots of lovely photos and descriptions of what you have been up to. Thank you very much. I just need permission to post some onto the website but when I get that I’ll add them to the Blueberry Gallery.
For now take a look at Charlie M’s amazing Iroquois Hero and Barnaby’s Native American Fact File. Great work boys!
Friday 27th March Wow, what a week! It has been strange not seeing you guys but thank you very much to those who are emailing and sending pictures to me. I really enjoy seeing what you’re up to. I’ve posted some new photographs to the Blueberry Gallery. Take a look to see what your class mates have been doing. Remember to send me your own photos or even just say hello! firstname.lastname@example.org
Betty has been very busy with her family making drums and listening to traditional Native American music, having a pow wow which sounds like so much fun! Have a look in the gallery at her lovely clay totem pole.
It’s been great to hear from Barnaby who has had the fantastic idea of writing a postcard to Harry Potter and has been making a Native American Headdress. Barnaby has also planted Beetroot, chilli pepper, lettuce and carrots! Wow Barnaby, you’ve been incredibly busy! Pictures in the Gallery…….
I’m please to say Summer has kindly sent a photo of her Native American costume making, enjoy your camp fire with Mummy this afternoon!
……….Breaking News…….. The eggs have hatched from Apple Class. Head over to the Satsuma Class page to see photos from Mr Cornes who has been looking after them this week!
Thursday 26th March Summer has enjoyed a beautiful walk looking at signs of spring and animals, becoming a nature detective! She is also studying the Indian in the Cupboard and on Friday they’ll be having a dress up day and making different props from the book ……. It all sounds fantastic Summer and I look forward to the photos.
I wonder …… Would anyone else like to join in a Friday dress up day?
Hannah has also been very busy, she has made a vegetable patch out of an old fire pit where she will grow carrots, broccoli, potatoes and leeks. What a wonderful way to spend a day!
Have a look at our new Blueberry Gallery to see pictures of their activities and of course send some of your own photos to me so I can include them! email@example.com Remember to say if you are happy for them to go onto the website please.
Wednesday 25th March Who managed to catch Steve Backshall live today? It’s really good! He does a live talk and answers questions. Try watching tomorrow at 9.30am until 10.00am on his Youtube channel.
If you feel inspired head out, if you can, to your garden or similar and see what you can spot. You can do this inside, looking out from your window, too. Draw a picture, take a photo or present what you find in any way you like and email to me so I can post to share with the class on the website. Have fun!
Tuesday 24th March Great news for all you David Walliams lovers. The World of David Walliams is releasing a free audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days. Head to https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ each day for the latest story!
Monday 23rd March Good morning everyone ?
I hope everyone has had a great weekend.
I’m wondering if we have any new times table rock stars in the class this week?
If anyone has missed getting their Lexia password just email me and I can send it to you.
I found this great link on BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjwvb82 which tells you all about the lives of international people who have made world history.
There’s also a link for famous historical British people too https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd8fv9q
These could help with your Step Back in Time Project.
Have a fun day everyone!
Tuesday 31st March
Welcome to Blueberry Class
We are a class of year 3 and 4 children who believe in working and playing hard.
The children should have their PE kit in every day because we do a range of dance, cricket and PE sessions across the week. In the summer term we will be using the school’s swimming pool as often as we can so please ensure that you have your swimming kit with you each day.
Homework is usually set every Wednesday; it will be related to the learning we have been doing in class. We also encourage children to read regularly at home and practise their times tables up to x12. Having a secure grasp of the times tables makes a big difference to children’s mathematical success. There are lots of ways to practise them, for example saying them, writing them down and online games.