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Well done to the children who have logged into Showbie and started to do work. We have been seeing some really lovely work and photos of practical activities being completed.

If you haven't yet logged in to Showbie you are expected to if you are working from home, even if it is to download pictures of the work pack activities you have completed. Some suggested activities such as the phonics ones can be done over the whole week and they all have lotes of links to you tube videos which are all fun and engaging for all ages. Others have an activity which can be done in one day so do check regularly.

One very important folder is "Looking after yourself" In school PSHE is covered in weekly lessons and as part of everyday interactions. During Remote learning at least one activity a week will appear in this folder. It is aimed at helping the children focus on looking after their mental health, being able to recognise their own feelings in particular. Please complete these activities and evidence with a photo/ video/a drawing or piece of writing related to the task.

Best Wishes

Tina Weidner

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a lovely weekend of snow we've had, it was so lovely to see families out doing their daily exercise on toboggans and wrapped up tightly in scarves and gloves building snow men and women. One group of people managed to build a whole family!

I've been snowed in however since it all began to melt so please be careful when you're driving or walking on paths around the area as in parts it's like glass and extremely slippery.

We're starting on a home learning and school pack based around Space and the Book Beegu. Please look this up online before attempting any of the work as it provides good opening questions for the children and for you a good idea about the themes that will be arising over the next few weeks.

I have been working from home this morning so please let me know if the timetable for the week does not download and I will try to do it again when I try and get in to school this afternoon.

Best wishes to you all,

Tina Weidner

Weekly Plan


Dear parents/carers,

I do hope you are safe and well.

Here's a summary of what we will be covering this week in the Hive so if you are learning from home or you wish to extend some of these ideas from the comfort of your own home please do... 

We have all been reading My Car by Byron Barton. Play this on youtube so that you can familiarize yourself with the story. We have used this simple story to stimulate ideas and discuss reasons why.

We often use the colourful semantics prompts of: Who, What, What doing, and Where. Some typical questions might therefore be;

Who is in the car?

What colour is the car?

What is the person doing in the car? (it may be their job like an ambulance driver or police officer)

Where are they going?

We will then be making our own version of the book starting from physically making each page to sewing the pages together, it'll be great fun!

If you do anything at home please send in a picture or post it on Showbie. 

Best wishes

Tina Weidner



Dear Parents and Carers,

It was great to catch up with you all yesterday and I'm so happy that you are keeping safe and well. Apart from the work packs I will be trying to place some practical activities for you to do each day as I appreciate how hard it can be to sit for lengthy periods of time doing written work.

I will attach some well beong ideas you might like to try too, apart from physical exercise it's really important to look after your emotional health and well being.

Please get in touch if you need any further assistance for working from home and if you wish to discuss anything else, again, please don't hesitate to call.

Best Wishes

Tina Weidner


Dear Parents,

We have now delivered all home packs as part of the support for your child while the school is closed.

Recommendations for each day;

  • Early morning work; one piece of maths and one piece of English.
  • Then read a book with your child
  • There is a short handwriting exercise to do, some spellings and a 99 club set of questions to practise, one column each week and if you could test them on it at the end that would be great (they have a minute or two minutes in some cases where there is a longer list, to complete the column at the end of each week).
  • Finally we have included some topic work this is an investigation which can be done once weekly on the internet and recorded in the book enclosed. It’ll be really great to see the end product when they come back. Add pictures. Drawings & photos where ever you can!!!

If you have any problems completing the work please don’t hesitate to contact me on the class e-mail

I know that some of the children may say that they can’t do the work but it is work that they ‘can’ do and we have chosen this work because it is independent work that they do by themselves at school and home, the only difficulties they may have is with reading some of the instructions.











Dear Sunshiners!


This is week 8 and having spoken to parents much of the work to date has not yet been completed so I have decided to take a bit of a break from posting so much work online as we have 6 pupils coming in and the remaining 3 have their workpacks posted to them. So this week I will suggest that you link in to the home learning links of this website to support your children with alternative activities. Also don't forget the Tuesday and Friday fun links for Sunshine class. They're full of practical activities on line and for use outside or creative in the form of art projects and Lego challenges.


Best of luck and I will speak to you all soon,


stay safe!


Tina Weidner

Dear Sunshiners!


I hope you've had a good weekend and remained safe with loved ones over the last few days. I will be calling you all shortly after this is posted online to ask questions about how you feel on your lovely children starting back at school, obviously we are prioritising years R, 1 and 6, however if you feel there is more you need from us we can discuss the option of a phased return of other pupils too. We are currently putting in place as much PPE and safe distancing within school as possible, within the RB this includes; single desks distanced across the class room and playtimes and lunchtimes will not be with anyone else except the RB staff and pupils. We will also have regular; handwashing, desk and equipment sanitisation breaks.


I urge you to look at the whole picture for what's best for your child and you as a family but just wanted you to be assurred that we will try out best to keep your child safe if you wish them to return to school.


Thank you all so much for your good wishes and kind words over the last few weeks. It means such a lot to all of us here that you are all safe and well, and making informed and sensible choices for your children.


Best wishes

Tina Weidner.

Dear Parents and Carers,


For additional support and specific questions relating to homework please use the following email address:


The class teacher will respond between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm.


Warm regards

Miss Weidner, Sunshine Class

Dear Sunshiners!


I do hope you're all well and keeping safe.


I've been having a few problems with posting work online using Showbie, so I've decided to post a weekly video which I will add demonstrations of expectations as I grow more confident at using this media. I will continue to post wekly work packs online on the school website, we are in week 6 but if you haven't accessed any of the other work or are catching up, please work at a sensible pace. Remember, you don't have to print this work out you can complete it on a piece of paper and if you want me to look at it, get your mum or dad to post what you've done on Showbie.


I'd love to see what you're up to and will be really interested to see any art work, Lego challenges or exciting things you've been doing with your family.


I miss you all and can't wait to see you when it is safe to do so.


Best wishes,


Tina Weidner

Everyone can have a go at this one!