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Tomato and sunflower update (day 10)

Tomato and sunflower update (day 10) 1
Tomato and sunflower update (day 10) 2
Tomato and sunflower update (day 10) 3

Good morning Herons!


I hope you're all well. Today, I would like to share some advice about what to do if you feel stuck or overwhelmed about what to do. I completely know how it feels when you have so much to do and you don't know where to start.


  1. Do not panic! Set yourself a time limit for each topic. For example, an hour of maths, an hour of writing and an hour of reading a day. Remember, you don't have to do these all at once.
  2. Set yourself breaks. Allow yourself to relax, exercise and have a rest.
  3. Give yourself a target. For example, writing a page, completing two pages of maths, reading a chapter of your book. It is important to set a target that isn't too easy but isn't too difficult either.
  4. If you are stuck on something there are a number of things you can do. You can email and I will help in anyway I can. You can also find YouTube videos and Google search (BBC Bitesize is always useful for helping tips and hints). Also check the class web page.


Keep an eye on the class web page for ideas and email for anything at all - help with the work, ideas, advice, letting me know how you are getting on.


A shout-out to Mya, who solved a very difficult maths problem and proved me wrong in the process!


Take care and stay safe,

Mr Newman

Hello Herons!


How are you all? Thank you for all those who have emailed me, either with questions or sending work you have done. It's been lovely to see all your efforts. Please email me at for any questions, work examples or just to say hi and let me know how you're getting on.


I've uploaded some updates to the tomato and sunflowers we were growing in class. Because we're not in school all the time at the moment, I've brought them home and put each plant in it's own pot, to allow them to grow the best they can. Hopefully, there will be some tomatoes and sunflowers to upload in the not to distant future.


I've also set myself a PE challenge everyday. 100 burpees, 100 press ups, 100 sit ups and 100 squats. Why not set yourself a challenge too?


As ever, please keep safe.


Mr Newman

Tomato and sunflower update (day 8)

Tomato and sunflower update (day 8) 1
Tomato and sunflower update (day 8) 2
Tomato and sunflower update (day 8) 3

Hello Herons,


I hope you're well. I was in school yesterday and worked with Eden and several KS1 children to clear the allotment of weeds and plant some flowers; there was a lot to do but everyone did a great job. The aim is to get the allotment looking beautiful and clear of weeds. There is still a long way to go, but the hardest thing about a difficult job is to start it and we have made a great start.


Back in term one or two we began a project to create our own theme parks - due to time we didn't get to finish them. I am going to attach the theme park project to our class page so you can have a proper go at it. Why not have a go at actually building it too? Send me pictures of your creations and I'll put them on the blog. I look forward to seeing your creations.


As ever, if you have any questions about the work or anything else, please send me an email and I will reply as soon as I can.


Keep well and safe,


Mr Newman

Hello Herons,


Welcome to day three! I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely weather as best you can. A big thank you to all of you have emailed me to let me know how you are getting on - it makes me incredibly proud to hear how you having a real go at the work and not letting this situation overcome you (demonstrating excellent resilience and aspiration!).


The tomatoes and sunflowers are still growing - I'll upload some pictures tomorrow when I'm in school.


Take good care,


Mr Newman

Hello Herons,


I hope you are all safe and well. I've never done a blog before - I don't really know what is supposed to go into a blog so I'll just make it up as I go along.


It feels very strange. The weather is lovely and warm, things seem normal but of course, nothing is normal at all. That's alright though, at this time (11:50 at the time of writing) we should be in English, doing lots of lovely writing in class, instead you can write from home and email me to let me know how you're getting on. Here's our class email address:  You can email with questions, work or ideas - do stay in touch.


Anyhow - stay safe and BE GOOD! Have a go at the work, which is on the class web page if you didn't get a pack in school on Friday. 


Take good care - work hard!

Mr Newman

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