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Puriton Primary School

Puriton Primary School

Emerald Class

We are the Year 6 pupils - the oldest in school! 

Our teacher is Mrs Madge and Mrs Attwood is  the teaching assistant in our class.

Find out what goes on in Emerald Class by clicking on this link: Emerald Class Information for parents

Find out what Experiences we will be having this term by clicking here: Spring Term overview

Click here for Maths help sheets

Click here for Spring Term 1 news

Click here for Autumn Term news

Extra maths resources:

Practical maths ideas - Measures and time

Maths Challenge activities    Maths Challenge answers 

Friday 22nd May - INSET

During the INSET day, there will be no official home learning set. However, we will be holding a circus themed day in school. If you would like to join in at home, please have a look at some of the ideas on the 'Our Children' page of the website. We would love for you to share what you have been up to!

Remember to get your parents to keep an eye on the website and Facebook at the beginning of next week, to hear the latest about the potential partial opening of the school. 

Happy weekend! 

Mrs M

Thursday 21st May

Hello everyone!!

Good news first - it is INSET Day tomorrow so no home-learning from me tomorrow!  You can have a long weekend, ahead of half term.  

Important notice for parents:

We are hoping to post a school update on/after the Bank Holiday.  Please keep an eye on the website and Facebook.  Remember if you haven't responded to the 'Key-workers' letter already, please do so tomorrow.   


Wednesday's Stars were:  James, Jacob, Teddy, Myah and Alyssa

for: their contributions to the latest student newsletter. Thank you all for taking the time to write your bits.  Just waiting for the final part, then it will be 'published!'

Today's Daily Plan

Maths problems   Maths answers  Maths sheets to print (you can do without if needed)

Geography - Make your own map lessons 

Have a great last day of the term then enjoy that sunshine!  

Mrs A, Mrs P and me miss you all and hope to hear from you later, before you switch off for 10 days!  Please send a photo or you doing something fun and put a smile on our faces! 

Thanks you.

Take care.

Mrs Madge



Wednesday 20th May

Good morning everyone!!

I hope you are all well.  Thanks to the few of you who have emailed me over the last few days.  I am really missing the emails from the rest of you - they seem to have dried up a bit! I'm still here you know!!!   Whatever you do today, please just drop me a quick email at the end of the day, to tell me you are OK and tell me what you have been up to.  I wold love to see some of your work too, especially the beginning of your map.  


Tuesday's Star was:  Issie

for: a great piece of extra work - a persuasive poster encouraging people to protect the environment. 

Today's Daily Plan

Algebra videos so far:  Lesson 1     Lesson 2 (This one says lesson 3 but it is really lesson 2!)   Lesson 3   Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6

Maths lesson - shape problems - see Daily plan. 

Today's maths problems answers   Dotty paper   Squared paper   

60 second comprehension - it's another quick one! 

Geography - Make your own map lesson

Have a good day everyone.  

Mrs M



Tuesday 19th May

Please show these important messages to your parents:

1) Please look at the 2 letters written on 18/05/20 on the 'News/Covid-19' page of the website. https://www.puriton.somerset.sch.uk/News/Covid-19-Coronavirus-Updates/

2) There is also a letter from Mrs K-B -click here (word) or here (pdf) - that I think most parents have already seen and responded. If you haven't already contacted the school regarding this letter, please ask do so as soon as possible. 

3) Here is a letter from Mrs K-B about Year 6 camp. Letter


Monday's Star was:  James

for: writing some great '3 ed' sentences in English.  

Determined, threatened, challenged, the hero dived in front of the car to save the civilians. 

Thanks for sharing this one James. 

Today's plan

Last week's Maths Algebra videos:  Lesson 1     Lesson 2 (This one says lesson 3 but it is really lesson 2!)   Lesson 3   Lesson 4  Lesson 5

Today's maths video     worksheet    answers

RE/PHSE link Scroll down to Week one: Hope (Primary):   https://www.thenational.academy/extracurricular/faith-at-home

If you want something else to do, you could have a go at some of the optical illusion art activities from Friday.  Here are the links:

Drawing a 3D hand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faAX37XzvnM

Drawing a 3D sphere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZfj81PEn9o

Drawing a 3D hole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnZQYXPJnXU

Drawing a 3D hole and stairs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcWLe_f-wQk

Drawing an impossible triangle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4dPnNERqzs

Drawing an optical art worm tunnel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8K4HXdHREA

I hope you have a good day.

Mrs M




Monday 18th May

A reminder again about two important things:

1) Please makes sure that you have shown this letter from Mrs K-B to your parents. Please click here (word) or here (pdf).  It would be great if your parents could email the school about it ASAP.  Thanks. 

2) Don't forget to collect your free Easter eggs from school. 


Friday's Star was:  Rebecca

for:  great enthusiasm towards her home learning! Thank you too for the lovely chatty emails, Rebecca! 

Today's plan

Last week's Maths Algebra videos:  Lesson 1     Lesson 2 (This one says lesson 3 but it is really lesson 2!)   Lesson 3   Lesson 4

Today's maths video     worksheet    answers

Whodunit comprehension

Music link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/to-identify-pulse-and-rhythm-in-music-year-6-wk4-5

I hope you have a good day.

Mrs M




Friday 15th May

It's Friday!! Yippee!! Well done all for getting this far.  Reminder again about two important things:

1) Please makes sure that you have shown this letter from Mrs K-B to your parents. Please click here

2) Don't forget to collect your Easter eggs from school. 


Thursday's Star was:  George

for:  a great start with his Magic Box poem. I look forward to seeing the finished poem tomorrow! 

Issie's Dream Box poem

Today's Daily Plan

Today's maths video     time problems 

French plan from Madame Pickford

Optical Illusions PowerPoint   PDF if you can't open a PowerPoint on your device. 

Have a good day! Please share you larning with me.  I want to send more off to a lady from the Polden Post to get published in their next magazine! 

Enjoy your weekend when it arrives and I will see you on Monday!

Mrs M 



Thursday 14th May


Wednesday's Star was:  Teddy

for:  Great ways to make the most out of home learning! 

James's Magic Box poem


1) If you didn't read the letter yesterday, please do now: Letter from Mrs K-B

2) Have you collected your Easter Egg from school yet? Cadburys have donated 400 Easter Eggs to be shared amongst the children of Puriton School - you get 2 each!! Collect them before I eat them!!

Today's plan

Maths PowerPoint and Mrs Madge's Video     Worksheet    Answers  

Silly SATS Reading Paper - It's just for a bit of fun!

Create an imaginary animal lesson

PE Tennis skills YouTube link: 


Hope you have a good day.  Email me if you want a chat and I can ring you in the afternoon.

Mrs Madge 



Wednesday 13th May


Tuesday's Star was:  Liam

for:  great 'Home Learning' at school! Keep it up Liam! 


1) Please read and reply to this letter: Letter from Mrs K-B

2) Have you collected your Easter Egg from school yet? Cadburys have donated 400 Easter Eggs to be shared amongst the children of Puriton School - you get 2 each!!

Today's plan

Maths PowerPoint and Mrs Madge's Video     Worksheet    Answers  

Silly SATS Grammar paper for fun - Can you see my mistakes?

Create an imaginary animal lesson

Hope you have a good day.

Let me know what you think of  my video, please!

Mrs Madge 


Tuesday 12th May


Thursday's Star was:  Sam

for:  good Geography map-work skills with his dad! 

Sam studying an OS map to help learn about grid references  Rebecca and Megan in their pirate ship on VE Day!! 

Thanks to Sam, Rebecca, Nikkie, Lauren, Myah, James and Stan for emailing me today.  I know I say it every day but I do like getting your emails!! 

Today's Daily plan

Maths PowerPoint    Worksheet    Answers 

Comprehension link - The Bare Necessities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ogQ0uge06o

Science Adaptations PowerPoint   Worksheet  

Have a good day everyone!

Mrs M 





Monday 11th May

Another weekend goes by and there's another week of 'home learning' ahead of you.  I am so impressed with how well you are all coping but I do understand that some days it will be harder to get yourself motivated than others.  I am the same.  I am sure you are missing your friends, as we are missing you.  Keep going with the work I am setting you.  I am deliberately not setting you loads - just enough to keep you busy and keep your minds switched on.  I am not in school for a few days so am here to help you, if you get stuck.  Remember there are so many life skills that are so important too, e.g.  cooking, washing, sewing, tidying rooms (!) etc.  Why not make this week the week that you practise some more of these important skills. 


Thursday's Star was:  Nicola

for:  regularly emailing me with questions, her work and what she has been doing! Thanks Nicola! 

Daily plan: Monday 11th May 

Maths PowerPoint           Maths Worksheet     Maths Answers

My Magic box link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkpmhyc

Geography PowerPoint     Grid reference worksheet     Map 3     Answers  

I hope you all have a good day.  Please, please, please, please email me later! 

Thank you.

Mrs M


Thursday 7th May


Wednesday's Star was:  Issie

for:  a great finished French Brochure!

Well done to all of you who participated but extra special well done to Jess D, Anya and Lauren! 

Daily plan:  Thursday 7th May

Art video link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/texture-treasure-hunt-year-6-wk1-5#slide-2


Mrs M


Wednesday 6th May

Hello you lovely lot!! How are you all today? I am in school teaching for the next two days so will be very busy but will check my emails regularly so please do still email me if you need to.  


Monday's Star was:  Kianna

for:  getting stuck into her work with her mum today! Keep it up, Kianna!

Thanks to Anya for sharing her list of books.  Have you all been filling in your sheets? 

James sent me his story opener - I'm looking forward to reading the rest! 

A man enters a huge hangar filled with planes and quietly moves towards one of them.  He immediately knows that that is the one he is looking for.  The man grabs a tool and opens the cockpit; he then uses it on a component inside.  As suddenly as he entered, he leaves. 

10 minutes later the pilots arrive and take flight.  Nathan ‘Sixer’ Blaze is the first one up in the skies.  He doesn’t know that this is the last time he’ll see the hanger or that the true nature of the crash will be covered up.  He doesn’t know that his nephew will meet almost the exact same fate.  BOOM!  His burning plane falls to the island below, never to be seen again. 

Great start James!

Daily plan:  Wednesday 6th May

Maths: PowerPoint

Maths: Worksheet  (You don't need to print this off)

Reading comprehension: 60 second Twinkl comprehension 

Remember the key time tomorrow is 3pm when the TTRockstars competition finishes! Jess is challenging herself to get 1000 points tomorrow!! Who can get at least 100? If everyone did, we would have a total of an additional 2200! Go for it!!! 

Have a good day.

Mrs M 




Tuesday 5th May

Good Morning all!

Another great day on TTRockstars.  Well done all of you who have been on today - well done Myah for sorting your login problems!  Jess, Anya and Lauren are still way up at the top but Lucas (Y5) is chasing you so keep an eye on him!!  We have 6 of you in the top 50.  It would be great if there were 10 of you there, by the end of today! Go on - impress me! We don't want other classes to overtake us now when the end (Wednesday night) is in sight! 

Thank you to those of you who emailed me last night – I really would appreciate regular emails saying what you have managed to do – it will make my planning so much easier. 


Monday's Star was:  Jessica A

for: showing determination in cracking her maths, revisiting tricky areas.  

This is the stack of books that James had read since school closed! What have the rest of you been reading?

Daily plan:  Tuesday 5th May 

Maths: PowerPoint

Maths: Worksheet  (You don't need to print this off)

Writing video links: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/age-9-11/film-units

Geography Map References: PowerPoint

Geography Map References: Map 1  Map 2

Geography Map References: Code breaking sheet

Geography Map References: Code breaking sheet answers

Have a good day!! 

Mrs M







Monday 4th May

Click for a message from Mrs Madge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uSTr0fMRJU


Friday's Star was:  James 

for: showing enthusiasm towards his learning and sharing it with me EVERY day!! 


Daily plan:  Monday 4th May 

Maths: PowerPoint

Maths: Worksheet

Reading: Comprehension 

Writing video links: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/age-9-11/film-units

Geography Map Symbols: PowerPoint

Geography Map Symbols: sheet





Friday 1st May - Sorry I forgot to upload this earlier! 


Yesterday's Star was: Lauren 

for: a brilliant attitude to her learning at home and school. 


Morning all!! 

Lots to messages in my daily plan today so please read it all.  Can you all try to go TTRockstars please - I think nearly everyone did yesterday! 

Daily plan: Friday 1st May

Maths: worksheet for Day 4  Remember it is Thursday's lesson. 

French plan:  En Ville lesson plan

Please can you email me photos of any Pop Art Work that I haven't seen yet.  Thanks.  Have a good day! 

Mrs M




Thursday 30th April

Important letter for parents: Year 6 camp 

Please show this to your parents

Hi Emerald class! 

I am sooooooo proud of you tonight! What a fantastic start to the TTRockstars competition! You are amazing! I have posted the results for the end of Day 1 in the daily plan!   I know lots of you went on it today but imagine if all of you did!  With those few of you getting really high scores, we have the most points but it is done on class average so we need all of you having a go.  It isn't about speed - it is about accuracy.  The winning group will be selected by the the class with the highest average score.  SLOW DOWN.  GO ON GARAGE so the tables are at your level so should be easier. 


Yesterday's Star was: Jess D

for: her brilliant score in Day 1 of the TTRockstars competition.   Keep it up! 

Some more amazing artwork today! Please let me know what Apps you have used. I think these would be great converted into canvases to hang on your walls at home.  Actually, as I am writing this, I am wondering if I can put all your photos together to make a class Pop Art canvas.  If you haven't done one yet, pleeeeease do have a go! 


Nicola's piece from yesterday 

Today's plan: Thursday 30th April

Maths: worksheet

Maths: answers

English: WAGOLL 1 - only use the text on page one for ideas

English: WAGOLL 2

English: vocabulary list 

Science: Oak Academy video link: 


Sciencediagram to explain how fossils are formed 


Have a good day everyone! 

remember to email me this afternoon and share your learning. 

Mrs M


Keeping Safe during Home Schooling: Online Safety for Parents

Please do read this document to ensure your children are safe online, especially as a lot of our learning needs them to go online. 




Wednesday 29th April

First, I want to share some of your amazing Pop Art from the last few days' lessons. 

Nicky Stanley Teddy
Jacob Issie James
Issie Lauren  George 
Sorry if I haven't included yours.  If you have sent it, it might be that I couldn't upload it.  Try again maybe. 


Yesterday's Star was: Megan

for:  asking for help when stuck with her maths and showing a good positive attitude, even when things have been tough.   Keep it up! 


Today's plan: Wednesday 29th April

It's a straightforward day today!  Just the one sheet to look at. 

Have a good day everyone! 

Are there any more videos of your poems for me to share? Thank you for yours, James. Unfortunately, I can't upload it.  It was very good though.  Well done Mum too!!

Mrs M




Tuesday 28th April


Yesterday's Star was: Stanley

for:  a great video, where he read his first travel brochure that is written in French! Madame Pickford would be proud of you, Stanley! 

Important information for parents:

  • 1) When you are writing an email to the class teacher, remember to send it to the class email address each time: emerald@puritonprimaryschool.org.uk. DO NOT reply to the one sent from the teacher. It goes to a ‘noreply@puritonprimaryschool.org.uk address, which takes a while to get to us, if at all!
  • 2) Please do keep emailing us, letting us know how your children are getting on and share photos of their work. We will be awarding a virtual ‘Star of the Day’ award on the class pages of the website each day (see above).  It might be for an amazing piece of writing, artwork, maths or for showing one of our core values. 

Reading challenge sheet: Reading challenge

Record all the books you read during 'Lockdown'.  Who will read the most?!


Today's planning:  Tuesday 28th April    

Link to the maths worksheet:  Worksheet   

Link to the maths answers:  Answers    

English/Geography lesson: Lesson 1 and 2

Brochure Template: 3 fold brochure template

I have attached the one I created in Publisher above.  Unfortunately, I can't save a template for you to work in so you will need to create your own if you are working on a computer.  If you goggle brochure templates in Word, you should find some if you need help.  If you want to email me, I may be able to attach it that way.  I am teaching tomorrow though so don't expect a reply straight away! 

Useful websites about France: French websites  

Art:   Pop Art Lesson 3

Art lesson YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Va9Y_rlNg

Useful websites about France

Penguin Explorers: lots of general info about France


Kids World Travel Guide – France: good ideas for sub headings/sections.


Kids World Travel Guide – France: Top 10 tourist attractions in France


Bienvenue en France (Welcome to France): Lots of general information


Science Kids: Facts about France


National Geographic: lots of general info


Have a good day! Please remember at the end of the day, ask Mum or Dad if you can use their laptop/phone to send me a quick email saying what you have done and if you were ok with it.  Obviously, any photos will make me very happy!! Who will be star of the day tomorrow? 

Mrs M 




Monday 27th April

Hi you lovely lot!  Hope you have had a great weekend.   First of all I want to share Nicola's Pop Art from Friday. I love it!!!  Please then read all the bits below. There are the normal useful links and then extra ones for your French tourism research. 

Today's planning:     Monday 27th April

Link to the maths worksheet:     Worksheet

Link to the maths answers:      Answers

English/Geography lesson: Creating a tourism brochure

Useful websites about France: French websites  See list below too if it is easier.

Art:  Pop Art lesson 2

Art lesson YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Va9Y_rlNg

Useful websites about France

Penguin Explorers: lots of general info about France


Kids World Travel Guide – France: good ideas for sub headings/sections.


Kids World Travel Guide – France: Top 10 tourist attractions in France


Bienvenue en France (Welcome to France): Lots of general information


Science Kids: Facts about France


National Geographic: lots of general info


Have a good day! Please remember at the end of the day, ask Mum or Dad if you can use their laptop/phone to send me a quick email saying what you have done and if you were ok with it.  Obviously, any photos will make me very happy!!

Mrs M 




Friday 24th April

Morning all! Another week has nearly gone by.  Mrs A, Mrs P and I are missing you loads but have been cheered up by your emails, photos and videos this week.  Thank you.  Keep them coming, please! 

Today's planning:    Friday 24th April

Link to the maths worksheet:    Friday Family Maths Challenge

Diary entry: Mrs M's diary entry  

Art:  Pop Art lesson 1

Art lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Va9Y_rlNg

Make a sensory path in your street: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2888875951196132&external_log_id=0d25e5941979066be692e979fb0e67b2&q=sensory%20walking%20path  

Have a good day! 

Mrs M 


Thursday 23rd April

Morning all!!

Today's planning:   Today's plans

Link to the maths worksheet:   Today's maths questions

Link to the maths worksheet answers:  Today's maths answers

Secondary school letter:  Mrs Madge's letter

Science lesson website: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-is-the-theory-of-evolution-year-6-wk1-3/

Remember to email me this afternoon or evening and include:

- How you have got on

- Your letter to the secondary school

- 1/2 questions about French primary schools

Have a good day. Make sure you get out in the sunshine too! 

Mrs M


Wednesday 22nd April 

Good Morning! Thank you to those of you who emailed me yesterday and today.  There a re a few of you who I haven't heard from for ages though - please do drop me a quick email each night, just so I know how you have got on.  I have sent extra maths help to a couple of you; I am here for you if you are stuck!


Today's planning:  Wednesday's daily plan

Link to the maths worksheet:  Maths worksheet questions

Link to the maths worksheet answers:  Maths worksheet answers

Geography lesson website: http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/9/France/Climate/France_climate.htm

Map for the Geography lesson: Blank Climate map

French climate lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4Luegns8c&t=578s



Tuesday 21st April

Thank you to those of you who did manage to email me yesterday.  I would love it if more of you could though please. 

If you didn't read my letter yesterday, PLEASE do read it now.   

Mrs Madge's letter: Summer Term letter to Emerald Class - IMPORTANT

Today's planning: Tuesday 21st April 

Link to the maths worksheet: Maths Worksheet

Link to the maths worksheet answers: Maths worksheet answers

Geography lesson: Geography lesson 2

Map for the Geography lesson: Map to label

Hope you have a good day.  Please remember to email me later!

Mrs M



Monday 20th April

Hello Emerald Class! I hope you have all had a good Easter Holidays. 


Here is the letter: Summer Term letter to Emerald Class - IMPORTANT

Here is today's planning: Monday 20th April

Here is the Geography lesson: Geography Lesson 1

Here is the world map: Map of the World to label

Here is the map of Europe: Map of Europe to label

Have a good day and don't forget to email me later, please. 

Mrs M 

Useful Websites:








Easter Competition

Winner: Myah

Runner up: Lauren

Well done girls! Your Easter eggs will be waiting for you when we return to school. I will look after them for you!! 

Easter Holidays

I have not set you any work for the next two weeks but have added some links below for some activities you may want to have a go at.  Some may be a bit easy for you but you could adapt them for your clever brains!!!

Easter activity ideasEaster Activity ideas

Spring Maths Board game - you could change it to make it trickier! Maths board game

Easter basket craftEaster basket

Easter exercise ideasActive at Home over Easter

Times tablesEaster times tables

Baking cakesFairy cakes

If you do anything exciting at home, please do let me know, as I am in school some days so will be thinking of ideas for activities for the children who have to come in.  

Don't eat too much chocolate!! 

Happy Easter

Mrs M   x



You've made it to the Easter holidays!! Well done!!

Thanks for the pictures form Meg, the joke from Jess A and nice chatty emails from Rebecca and James. 

I hope you enjoy the sunshine! We certainly did at school today. 

Here is a special message to you all from Mrs M and Mrs A.  Mrs P wasn't in school today but she says to say hello and Happy Easter to you all. 

Friday 3rd April

Good morning!! A bit of a chat from me first.  Please do read all of this before you open the planning.

Well by the end of today, you will have done two weeks of home learning and from what I have seen from your emails, you have done really well. This is a difficult time for us all but you have shown great resilience and are doing brilliantly.  Knowing that you are all working away at home, sending me emails with your work, as well as photos of your smiley faces, has kept me going through what's been the strangest fortnight of my teaching career (and as you know, I've been teaching a long, long time!!!) I know that some of you have found it tricky at times and I completely get that.  You are missing your friends, just as I am missing mine. 

I know that I moan about social media at school, but I hope that with your parents supervision, you are keeping each other happy through your What's App chat etc.  I know my daily messages to Mrs A and Mrs P and other staff, cheer me up.  If you have had days when you couldn't concentrate on your work, that's fine! Please don't worry about getting behind.  You will be fine and we will help you with any areas you have struggled with, when we get back to school.  

Over the next two weeks, I want you to have a break, as if you were on a normal Easter holidays and enjoy spending time with your families.  I won't be setting daily work but I know some of you will want ideas for activities to do to fill your days, especially those whose parents have to work.  I will be uploading a list of different ideas for activities at some point over the weekend.  I am in school tomorrow so won't be able to do before then.  Actually, one positive is that if things were normal, I would probably be sending you home SATs papers to do over Easter!!! I had them all copied but have put them away in my cupboard!!  

In the plan for Friday, you will see that I haven't put an activity for the afternoon.  All I ask is that you all send me an email, telling me what you have enjoyed over the last two weeks and let me know if there is anything you would like me to include after Easter.  Type it yourself! Include a joke!! Please, please, please, surprise me and when I get home from school tomorrow, I would love to see 22 emails in my inbox!!! Imagine it is you signing your reading rocket to get Octavius!!!

I will be checking my emails over the holidays, so please do email me if you want to. 

Have fun!

Mrs M

For today's lessons, click here: Friday 3rd April


Below are some photos of your work and yourselves- I think they need to be sent to me as JPEGs for me to be able to upload them. Be patient with me as it's not easy!!! I'm looking into a better way of sharing your work/photos. 

Have a read of these story openers. I am really impressed!

Jess's story opener

The storm raged on.  As I tried to steer my ship through the jagged rocks, lightning struck the mast, the ship was ablaze in moments.  I launched the last lifeboat and abandoned the ship. It didn't last long.

I awoke with a start. The hot sun beat down on my face.  I got up, my ship was nowhere to be seen. In fact there was no sign of any people at all. I was stranded.

I like it, Jess!

 Stranded by Isobel Tweedie

Chapter One

I awoke and took a breath, water gushed into my lungs. I was in the ocean. I could see the light above me. I had to get there. I had to. Kicking with all my might, I tried to break free of the seaweed binding me to the rock. I couldn’t move, the more I struggled the tighter it seemed to grip. This was going to be my last look at sunlight.

For the second time I awoke. Not in the ocean but on the sand in a cave. Nobody was here. Someone saved me, but who? Struggling to get up I felt a hand upon my shoulder. I looked around. It was not a hand, in fact it was a tarantula. I got up and hurriedly brushed it off my shoulder and ran. Suddenly, I tripped clumsily over my own foot. Tears welling in my eyes, I looked up. It was then I saw it. A man.

Sam went for a long walk by the river and made a new friend! Lovely photo, Sam. Shame I can't turn it around!! 

James bouncing on his trampoline with a funny face!!!

Alyssa's art work and Ekphrastic poem! Great work Alyssa! 

Thursday 2nd April


Well I've had to get my brain going today to write my next part in the story.  I hope you like it! I'm looking forward to reading yours.  I would like to share them on this page, so please do email what you have written so far.  I haven't had many emails from some of you. Please do email me to cheer me up.  Just a photo of you working or playing will make my day!

Those of you who like Harry Potter, might like to look at this site: https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home?fbclid=IwAR2rixbVsG1W8oJ8F67CYUVFVSCCAnyaeg0I_L7SJ1bHqso7Dt_VQgYygsc

Mrs Brown is very excited about it!! 

Mr McKechan recommends a new exercise website: School Sports Training 

There are lots of different videos - the first one uses playing cards to decide your activity.  You can do this on your own or with your family.   Get those mums and dad moving too!  There's one where you get to throw water over each other!!!  There are even prizes if you send in your videos! 


For today's lessons, click here: Thursday 2nd April

For music PowerPoints/pdf, click here: Music lesson 1   Music lesson 2   Music Lesson 3

Have fun! 

Mrs M



Wednesday 1st April

Hi there you lovely lot!! 

Hope you are all OK. Another day passes by and it sounds like you have been busy.  If you write an ekphrastic poem, please email it to me so I can send it off for the competition.  Well done Stan and Nicola - I love yours.  If you feel like writing a different poem, you could write one about school being closed.  I have read one from two girls at North Petherton School which is great.  Theirs is 'flying around' the internet now! Have a read here: Covid-19 poem 

For today's lessons, click here: Wednesday 1st April

Tuesday 31st March

Hello all! 

Hope you had a good day yesterday.  Hope you enjoyed being inventors.  I have included that activity again today as I think you might need longer if you are going to make a model of your invention. Remember to send me photos! 

For today's lessons, click here: Tuesday 31st March

Don't forget to use TTRockstars. I've sent you all a challenge.  Also, Jess D is being a little cheeky and keeps knocking me off the top of the leader board.  come on the rest of you - can you get tot he top!!!??

Have fun! 

Mrs M

Monday 30th March

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  So....it's week 2 of home learning and from all your emails, it sounds like you did really well last week so will be ready for today! On the plan, I have given you Maths and English activities like last week and then some extra ideas for the afternoons or whenever you feel like it.  There is also a poetry competition that I hope you have a go at.  It's for all the local Somerset schools so it would be great if we had a winner from Puriton!  Keep those emails coming.  I really am missing you all so a photo or quick message really puts a smile on my face.  

For today's lessons, click here: Monday 30th March

Writing link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScribblerZone/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARD_QeBlcrnwC0AiN3RjznffUCkONEcLKDGOweiz2Lbcni_6k95A9Auzk1XMs8Sb6tnnyJ-TUckShLab  Scroll down to the video posted on 27th March 

For D.T. 'Wallace and Gromit' link, click here: Wallace and Gromit activities

For Maths Bingo activities, click here: Maths bingo activities



Friday 27th March

Good morning all!

I am writing this on Thursday night, as I am in school tomorrow so I will be in a bit of a rush in the morning!   I am planning to take the school children on a virtual trip to Chester Zoo.  If you join me, please get your parents to say Hi on the link that Mrs Brown has shared on the facebook page. I have just been outside clapping and cheering to say thank you to our NHS and other key workers, who are helping to keep us all safe at the moment.  It was a lovely atmosphere and so nice to see our community coming together in tricky times.  I wonder if you were outside too?

I have added several ideas for the Friday afternoon onto my plan.  You choose what you want to do or if you would rather run around outside or help your parents in the garden, then that is fine.  

After today, you will have done a whole week of home learning and I am so proud of you all.  It would be great if you could check in by email, just to say Hi and maybe tell me what your best bit has been.  If you have any great ideas for activities you could all do, please do share them.  

For today's lessons, click here: Friday 27th March

Thursday 26th March

Good morning all! 

Hope you are all well.  Thanks for the emails which kept 'pinging' on my phone, whilst I was working yesterday (and even when I was in the garden at lunchtime!)  It's been so lovely to see your smiley faces in the photos, as I am missing you all.  If you haven't yet sent in a photo, please do! 

A poem to share: Poem: The time we spring-cleaned the world

A nice idea you may want to do as a family: Create a wishing jar

For today's lessons, click here: Thursday 26th March

Here is Madam Pickford's French list of activities for you too: French activities

A few of you sent photos of the ice challenge - at the moment James made the tallest tower, which was 8 cubes high! Can anyone beat that? Maybe try a bigger base layer? 

Have a good day.  Take care of yourselves and mums and dads.  Be nice to your brothers and sisters too!! 

Mrs Attwood and Mrs Penny say Hi too!

Mrs M



It's me again!

If you didn't notice my note about making ice on Monday's plan, go outside and enjoy the sunshine this afternoon, make some ice today and do the activity tomorrow! 

Mrs M

Hello again!

There seems to be a problem with the reading links today.  I will put the links here instead.  

Charlie Small text:  Charlie Small text

Charlie Small questions: Charlie Small questions


Wednesday 25th March

Hi all!  

Thank you so much to those of you who have emailed me. It's been great to hear what you have been up to.   I am so impressed with how enthusiastically you are carrying our your home learning.  If you haven't emailed me yet, please do try to over the next few days so I can say 'Hi' and see what you have enjoyed doing.  The weather has been great for the last two days so think how you can get outside more too, like George who invented 'Frisbee Maths' - great idea George! I hope you are helping Mum and Dad at home too, with any chores.   Well done Stanley for helping to cook tea! I was waiting for my delivery!!!  

David Walliams is reading a daily story free online - Google it and have a chuckle with your family. 

If you forgot to make ice yesterday, come up with your own activity to do instead.  Email me if you have any questions.  Chat tomorrow. 

Mrs M

For today's lessons, click here: Wednesday 25th March


Tuesday 24th March

Hi all!

Hope you had a good first day learning at home yesterday.  It was very quiet at school without you!  I am working from home today so would love to get an email telling me what you are up to.  Thank you James for emailing yesterday - I'm glad your home learning was a success.  Remember, I am here if you need me. 

Mrs M

For today's lessons, click here:  Tuesday 24th March


Monday 23rd March

Hello you lovely lot! Missing you already! 

Please read this letter firstLetter to children

For today's lessons, click here:  Monday 23rd March 

This is the WAGOLL for the English lesson: WAGOLL Newspaper report

Don't forget to email me, even if it is just to say hello!! Have fun! Be good! Be safe! 

See you again tomorrow morning! 

Mrs M 


Spring Term 2

14th March

Hello lovely Emerald Class!

I want to know if you can open Microsoft Word and pdf documents at home so that I can send you some work to do at home, if the school has to close. Click on the link below.  There's a little problem for you there!  Please write in your home-school diaries if you are able to open one/both documents.  

Microsoft Word test document

pdf test document


Enjoy the weekend! 

Mrs Madge


Week 3

Emerald class website check.  The code word for tomorrow is 'skulk'.  I hope you have managed to log onto our page and get used to using it to help you in your learning.  Mrs M

After enjoying listening to traditional stories last week, we have now started to write our own.  We have let our imagination run wild and Mrs Madge is impressed with our story plots! We hope to share them with some of the key stage one children, when they are finished.

Once again in maths, we have learnt the importance of our times tables, when we had to solve missing length problems linked to area.  When given the area, we just need to use our factor pairs to find possible lengths and widths.  An extra long maths lesson yesterday, helped to consolidate this for most of us! 

Our motorised vehicles are very nearly finished – we just need to attach all the electrical components and then we will be ready to race! We have at times got a little frustrated but learnt that patience helps us to achieve in the end!

Week 2

This week in Emerald class we observed what happens when candles burn.  We did various experiments with the candles and discovered that an object needs oxygen to burn.  We learnt that when the wax burns, it produces water, carbon dioxide, heat and light. The burning candle also produces carbon, which we saw when we put a jar or tile above the flame. 

Yesterday, we had a lot of fun dressing up as great words for world word day.  Some of our words were guttersnipe, fortuitous, exuberant and pugilistic. In maths we have been have been looking at the relationship between metric and imperial units of measure.  

Week 1

Welcome back to school.  We hope you have all had a good half term break.  

This week in Emerald class, we have been solving problems involving coordinates, remembering the importance of marking points on the x and y axis to help us.

On Tuesday we had our Inspire morning, where we created a water scene, using a range of media.  We experimented with pastels, acrylics and poster paints.  We learnt how to blend paints and pastels to create different affects. 

After some practical work, we can now explain the difference between reversible and irreversible changes.  An irreversible change occurs when a chemical reaction takes place and a new substance is produced.  We were really excited to see that when we put a balloon on top of the test-tube with a vitamin C tablet and water, the balloon inflated.  This was due to the chemical reaction producing a gas. 


Spring Term 1

Week 5

Emerald class have been learning how to write scientific explanations, linking our science knowledge about changing state, with our English skills.   Today we are continuing with this, typing it into Publisher to allow us the flexibility of moving the text and pictures around.

In maths we have been using coordinates to draw shapes, remembering how important it is to get the coordinates the correct way around….. along the corridor, up the stairs!

We have made the circuit for our motorised vehicles, so now just need to attach them to the chassis.  Fingers crossed they work!

Week 4

We have been continuing our investigations on changing state, this week looking at the melting points of different solids.  We found it interesting how the melting points vary so much from one solid to another.

Our motorised vehicles are coming along well.  The chassis are now ready to put the axles and wheels on later.  We experimented with circuits too this week, reminding ourselves how to make a circuit with a switch.  These will then be attached to the chassis.

It has been a week of new grammar skills too. We have looked at the perfect and progressive tenses and all the different types of determiners.  We are using these all the time, without really knowing it!

Week 3

There has been lots of excitement this week in Emerald Class, as we started our DT project to make motorised vehicles.  After practising the skills needed to make a chassis for our vehicle, we have now all made a pretty solid one!  Mrs Madge is impressed with the standard of sawing and joining, using paper triangles for reinforcement. Yesterday, we started to design the bodywork - our creativity really showed here! There are going to be some impressive looking cars by the time we have finished! 

In science we have started our investigative work on changing state so out classroom looks a bit like a science lab!  After doing an investigation on dissolving, we now understand the terms soluble, insoluble, solution. solvent and solute.  We also have a model of the water cycle set up in our classroom, which very cleverly shows the processes involved in the water cycle.  We have really enjoyed all the practical work this week.  

Week 2

Emerald class have started a new unit of writing based on the short film Alma.  We have been using amazing vocabulary to describe the scenes so we can write our own sequel to the story next week.  Today we will be looking at micro-expressions and how they can tell the reader a lot about how the characters are feeling.

We have been looking at patterns in maths, using a program on the laptop to create patterns. We then had a go at predicting what the nth shape would look like.

During science we have been using role play to think about how solids, liquids and gases are different, by becoming the particles of each matter and moving around as they do.  This will then help us to understand some of the different processes involved with changing state.

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for Maths help sheets.  They will show you how we teach the different concepts, for example, the calculating with fractions, as well as give the children some reminders of useful maths facts.   Hopefully, they will be of use, if you are supporting your child with their maths work.  

Please do pop in and see me if there is anything you would like to discuss. 

Mrs Madge 

Week 1

We have once again been using our times tables in maths, this time when finding fractions of numbers and we have learnt how to use the bar model to help us with worded problems.

Our topic this term is all about changing state and we created our water cycle display on Tuesday in our WOW afternoon, enjoying getting messy, cutting, painting and sticking! We linked this with our English work, writing Tanka poems about water. Tanka poems originate from Japan and are a bit like a Haiku poem but they are made up of 31 syllables, over 5 lines.  They often have similes, metaphors and personification in too, making them very descriptive. Then yesterday we started writing another poem – this time about the journey of a raindrop around the water cycle……..It goes round again and again and again!

We started out DT project yesterday too, which is to design and make a motorised toy vehicle.  Obviously, an essential part of any design process is exploring existing products so we spent some of the afternoon looking at shapes and designs of toy cars and having a few races! No-one is too old to have a car race!   

We were pleased to welcome Octavius the Owl into our school earlier in the week. He is going to be sharing his love for reading with us.  We hope he visits our classroom again soon so that we can listen to him telling stories!

Autumn Term 2019

Term 2

Week 7

Emerald class have worked hard this week, despite the excitement of Christmas just around the corner! We have been finishing off our science work this term, creating a PowerPoint about Healthy eating.  The challenge was to create a PowerPoint which will:

  • Explain the importance of a healthy diet
  • Include subject knowledge appropriate for year 3/4 children
  • Be interesting, informative and appealing to year 3/4 children
  • Include hyperlinks
  • Include transitions
  • Include sound

We are quite proud of our finished presentations and look forward to sharing them.

We have been carrying out an investigation in maths, involving squared and prime numbers. We have learnt that systematic working is usually more efficient and means we can guarantee that we have covered all possibilities.

We are looking forward to making Christmas felt decorations later, followed by our party! Merry Christmas everyone!

Week 6

We started the week with our VE Day Celebration of learning, where we shared our learning about World War 2 with our parents and grandparents.  We also sold the World War 2 cakes that some of us had made and our Christmas cross-stitch Christmas cards.  We were really pleased to have made £96.20 for OLC in Kenya.

We have continued with our fraction work, learning how to multiply and divide fractions.  Now we should be able to do the four operations with any number at all!

During RE yesterday, we looked at the importance of Holy Communion to Christians.  George was the priest and some of us went up to receive the 'bread' and 'wine' from him.  It helped us to understand the significance of this to Christians.


Week 5

Emerald class have had a creative week this week, getting ready for our celebration of learning.  Most of us have finished our cross-stitch bunting designs and Mrs Madge is sticking them onto felt, ready to hang in the hall on Monday.  They are looking brilliant.  We have also been finishing off our cross-stitch Christmas cards, ready to sell on Monday, hoping to raise lots of money for OLC in Kenya. 

We are getting better at editing now, making sure that we add in extra detail and if necessary, rewriting whole paragraphs.  This means that our discussion texts are much better now!   

Adding and subtracting fractions caused some of us a few problems, when there were mixed numbers but we have pretty much mastered it now! 

We are looking forward to pretending we are political leaders today, when we prepare our assembly for the election next week.


Week 4

  • Once again, our times tables knowledge has been important this week, when we have been simplifying, finding equivalent, comparing and ordering fractions.
  • We have been learning how to write discussion texts and have planned and started to write one called: ‘Should children have been evacuated during World War 2?’ We have learnt that it is important to make sure your argument is balanced so you need to have the same number of points for and against.  It is interesting how many reasons we found against evacuation.  We have discovered that this is something that wasn’t so obvious in the media at the time.
  • Our cross-stitch Christmas cards are coming on nicely. Some of us, who have mastered the skills needed, have been supporting others, which Mrs Madge has been very pleased to see. It saves her having to help thread 22 needles!!

Week 3

  • During maths lessons, we have been learning how it is very important to think carefully about the order of operations and to set our work out clearly.
  • Following M&M’s performance of Snow White last Friday, we chose what type of genre we wanted to write in and did some independent writing. We wrote diary entries, alternative stories and show reviews.  We will be sending the reviews to M & M, to show them how much we enjoyed the show.
  • We have been designing in DT, drawing several Christmas designs for our cross-stitch Christmas cards.
  • We particularly enjoyed learning how to use the new playground games and are looking forward to playing them at playtimes, as well as in PE lessons.  

Week 2

This week in maths we have been exploring patterns with squared, cubed and prime numbers.  We are getting better at recognising these types of numbers.

We have now nearly finished our newspaper report about the evacuation of school children during World War 2.   We have worked hard to include reported and direct speech, when including quotes from different people.

We have started our fourth learning experience which is to make bunting to decorate the hall for our VE Day celebration of learning.  There are quite a few skills we have to learn before we are able to make it though.  We started learning the basic skills on Thursday, one of which was threading the needle!!!! Some of us found this rather tricky!

On Wednesday we had a great morning working with the year 5 children writing a maths story!  We are looking forward to sharing it with others, once it is finished.

Week 7

This week, we have been using our inference skills when discussing pictures form World War 2.  We discussed how important it is to use the information you are given (in this case in the picture) to answer your questions, rather than just guessing!

We have tackled long division and all cracked it! Mrs Madge is VERY pleased! We can now carry out any calculation, however big or small the numbers are involved.

We had a brilliant day on Wednesday when we dressed up as World War 2 children and pretended we were evacuated on the West Somerset Railway.   Mrs Madge was very proud of us, when staff from other schools, the train guards and those from Living History commented on our level of interest, politeness and good behaviour!  

Half the class did their Bikeability yesterday so the rest of us had a lovely peaceful day! We carried out maths investigations and experimented with water colours, beginning to add colour to our John Piper paintings.  


Week 6

This week, we have had quite an intense week of World War 2 learning.  We spent this week editing our poems about the Blitz, adding in repetition, improved vocabulary and figurative language. After several lessons, they are now finished and ready for us to practice performing.  Mrs Madge is amazed at the finished poems. 

We have been learning word processing skills, to enable us to create a table in Microsoft Word.  We then researched the internet to find out about the different shelters used during World War 2.  We are then going to compare the different types, thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of each.  

Yesterday morning, we completed the cross-country competition and Mrs Madge was particularly impressed with our resilience and how we encouraged other children when they were tired.

We had a brilliant visit from Robin from 'Living History' on Thursday afternoon.  He brought into class numerous artefacts from World War 2 and shared his extensive knowledge on the subject.  We look forward to seeing him again next Wednesday on our 'Evacuation Experience' on the West Somerset Railway. 

Week 5

  • We have been learning new vocabulary when planning science investigations this week, thinking about control, independent and dependant variables, when planning an investigation.
  • Using the skills we learnt over the last few weeks in English, we imagined that we were living in London during the Blitz and wrote letters to our friends who had been evacuated to the countryside. We used brilliant vocabulary to describe the sights and sounds of the war.
  • We then followed this up, using inspiration from video clips, to write a poem about the Blitz. Once we have edited these, we will be practising them, ready to perform at our celebration of learning at the end of this term. 
  • During rugby lessons with the coaches and Mrs Attwood, we have been learning how to pass and receive the ball effectively.

Week 3

This week, Emerald class have been rounding, sketching, writing letters and thinking about being kind.

On Wednesday afternoon, we visited Puriton Church and sketched in detail small parts of the church, ready for our John Piper work in the next few weeks

We learnt that rounding decimal numbers wasn’t really any trickier than rounding whole numbers – you just need to look to the digit to the right!

We have started to explore the Hindu faith and learnt the importance of Ahimsa which is being kind to all living things. We wrote acrostic poems to explain this to others.


Week 2

We have all had another good week in Emerald class and continue to be enthusiastic learners.   Madam Pickford was really impressed last Friday, when she questioned us about our holiday in French, and we remembered so much from last year.  In our weekly reflection, we talked about how we have learnt the importance of checking our work when we have finished; it is so easy to make silly mistakes when we rush! 

We have all learnt how to order numbers by comparing digits and can now order numbers up to 10 million and decimal numbers.  We really enjoyed the skipping workshop, especially when we mastered some of the trickier skills, like skipping with two ropes! It also helped us to get on well at break and lunchtimes, as we have been skipping together.


Week 1

The children have settled in extremely well to Emerald class and are already showing great enthusiasm for their learning.  In our weekly reflection yesterday, we talked about how we have learnt the importance of working systematically to crack codes using the Caesar Cipher Wheel.  This was a system used during WW2.   We used it to find out more about what we would be learning this term.  We are looking forward to exploring what it would have been like for children during the war. 

 We have also learnt about how artists sketch pictures, using gentle strokes of a pencil and how they create 3D using shading.  We have taken the first steps to creating war time images in the style of John Piper. 


Maths help sheets