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Friday 17th July


Good morning everyone. It was lovely to chat to so many of you the other day when you collected your books. If you have not already collected them, pop into the office sometime today and they will be there for you.

I would just like to say a very happy birthday to a young man in our class for tomorrow and for five other members of our class who have their birthdays in August.


Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday dear children,

Happy Birthday to you!

Hip hip Hurrah!

Finally I would like to thank you all for being such wonderful children and for working hard and sticking at it when everything changed so quickly in your young lives.

Take care, stay safe and enjoy your summer break,

With fondest wishes,


Mrs Smith xxxxxx

Wednesday 15th July


Good morning I am really excited to see some of you today. Don't forget you can collect your school workbooks and a sports day medal  any time between 9.30 and 10.30 am from the KS2 yard. I hope I will get a chance to see you all.

The bag your books are in is not  very strong so maybe it would be a good idea to bring a stronger  bag to carry it in.

Monday 13th July

Thank you for the fantastic sports day photographs you emailed in to me, I have put them in our Fantastic Homelearning subpage Summer 2 week 6

Friday 10th July


Good morning, I am so pleased it has stopped raining. Did you all manage to get out and take part in some sporting activities yesterday? We managed some relays, obstacle races, target throwing speed bounces, sprints and long jumps in our bubble, it was good fun!

Enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing and remember, stay safe!


Tuesday 6th July

Our virtual sports day will now take place on Thursday 9th July.

Monday 6th July

Friday 3rd July


Friday, the last working day of the week children, I know it's getting harder the longer you are away from school but remember our Pendle School values perseverance and resilience not forgetting creativity and enjoyment!


Let us keep our fingers crossed that next week brings us better weather so our sports day can go ahead, remember it's now on Tuesday

Thursday 2nd July

Due to the poor weather forecast for tomorrow, 2 July, our virtual sports day will now take place on Tuesday 7 July.

Wednesday July 1st


Good morning and welcome to a brand new month ...July. Do you know how many days there are in July and the name of the  season  July occurs in? 

Don't forget to warm up today in preparation for your homelearning sports day tomorrow!

Tuesday 29th June



Good news for the Year 2's. There is a Times Tables Rockstars tournament which begins today 


Year 2's versus  Year 3's!


Come on everyone, it's your chance to show the Year 3's how good you are at your times tables. Everyone needs to get on board and help!


Monday 28th June


Good morning children. I hope some of you enjoyed the live science from Burnley college on Friday. 

Here is a belated Happy Birthday to a boy in our class who celebrated his 7th Birthday on Friday!

Keep at it , work hard, it is only three weeks to go until the long summer break!


Thursday 25th June


Good morning everybody, I hope you all managed to sleep in the sweltering heat. It's feeling hot ,hot, hot! Remember to take care and put suncream on if you are playing outside.

Wednesday 24th June


Below is the schedule so you can get prepared for Friday's virtual science lessons!, look on the Foundation Subjects sub page grid for the link.

Tuesday 23rd June

Monday 22nd June


Good Morning everybody, I will put a video message on for tomorrow to help you with your learning this week, don't forget to read Mrs Keighley's message....she's having a little trouble at home!


Friday 19th June

Photo challenge 11- Something old

Old boxes made out of wood. The one at the bottom was used for transporting expensive (very unhealthy) cigars in a ship across the sea a long time ago before plastic was invented.

Thursday 18th June


Photo challenge number 10 - through the window

Here is a photograph I took through my living room window

Wednesday 17th June


Photo challenge number 10 - The Weather

A cow photobombing the cloudy sky!

Tuesday 16th June


Photo challenge number 9 - some artwork I have done.

I was talking about toys I used to have as part of our history work. Not all toys need to cost money. I showed the children how to make  paper aeroplanes then I decorated mine with patterns so that when I throw it I can easily find it if there are lots of other children throwing paper aeroplanes at the same time.

Monday 15th June

What a lot of lovely photographs and videos you sent me last week, Keep them coming please!

Here is the PSHE photo challenge I mentioned in last week's video message. I am going to upload my photographs for each day for you to see, Monday's challenge is challenge number 8, a photograph of your favourite food!

Photo challenge number 8

It was my birthday yesterday and cake is one of my favourite foods so I have taken  a photograph of a rainbow cake made for me as a present! ( I got two )

Below is a useful link sent from the Director of Education and Children’s Services  

Friday 11th June

Thursday 11th June

Wednesday 10th June


Well last night I went for my daily walk at around 8 o'clock, I thought it would be peaceful. However as I crossed over the footbridge in Whalley, next to the arches of the railway bridge, a pair of ducks were having an argument. I don't know what all the fuss was about but they would not stop quacking at each other!


Not to be put off I continued  and as walked along the footpath by the river bank near the weir I was almost deafened by the sound of sheep baaing. I looked over to the other side of the river where the noise was coming from. Hundreds of sheep were gathered in one field with their lambs. I think it must have been the ewes calling for their lambs who had wandered off that was causing all the commotion.

I carried on along the footpath ,the river Calder on one side and a field of long grass on the other. I would not have been surprised if I'd heard a lion roar at this point. Fortunately, even though the weather has been wonderful lately, no lions have decided to make Whalley their home. 


The noisiest sound for the rest of my walk was my footsteps which disturbed some rabbits who had only just come out of their burrows. I wander if they moaned to each other about the thudding sound my heavy boots made on the ground as I passed by?

Have a good day children and work hard for your parents!


Tuesday 8th June


Well a very big thank you to all of you who sent in  photographs yesterday, I had examples of fractions in Maths (Year 2), Little Misses character profiles in English (Year 1), wonderful flowers in bloom for Science and a healthy outdoor walk along a towpath for general wellbeing with a  little maths thrown in along the way! 

I'm looking forward to seeing lots more this week,




I discovered an ants nest which I accidentally disturbed this weekend. They had climbed up through the holes in the bottom of one of my very big plant pots and built a nest in the soil under the plant. I only discovered them when I decided to take the flower out of the pot and plant in the ground. I tipped up the large pot and out scurried more ants than I have ever seen in my life before. They all ran as fast as they could to find another hiding place, some of them carrying eggs..... I ran back into the house and shut the door! When I returned to the scene  there wasn't one ant to be seen, phew. Hmmm I wander where they all went.... I hope I don't find any hiding  in my pants!

Monday 8th June

Friday 4th June


Good morning, the end of another working week with the weekend in front of us.


I popped into school yesterday. Guess who I saw in the planters on KS2 yard?.... it was Mr Barnaby Bear! He was busy pulling out the dead leaves and bulbs.

He has been very busy as five of the planters were empty! Do you think he had some help? 


He told me he was missing you all very much and had not been anywhere other than Pendle School since the lockdown began. He was proud that he had kept himself and others safe by following the social distancing rules and washing his paws often. I told him that he was a star, that made him smile!

Mums and dads there is another link for some additional maths resources in the maths sub page.


Also I have put LPDS TV nos 5 and 6 in the LPDS TV sub folder, worth a look.

Thursday 4th June


Well I saw a colour I haven't seen for ages yesterday and I know you all must have seen it too because we live under the same sky! Yes, you are right it was grey, I have to say I prefer blue! My  garden was very quiet yesterday,the animals must have been sheltering under the bushes. I missed watching the birds and squirrels going about their daily hunting and gathering for food. 






Wednesday 3rd June


Oh no, the weather forecast says it is meant to rain today, maybe it is time to hoover the house!



Thank you, keep your photographs coming, seeing your faces always cheers me up!


I was eating my egg sandwich outside yesterday lunchtime when I noticed quite a few wasps on my wooden garden chairs and table. They were not disturbing me as they were chewing tiny strips of wood off my chairs to use to build their magnificent wasp nest. Do you remember the one I put in our curiosity cube? Isn't nature wonderful!


Another one of my favourite songs to teach... enjoy!

Remember to only click on the link with an adult present, thank you.

Another competition for you to choose to do  to raise the profile of hand washing.... prize £500!

Tuesday 2nd June


Good morning! Today is the day after Monday, the day before Wednesday,the second day of the working week and three days before the weekend ..... also known as Tuesday!

Thank you so much to those of you who have already started to send in photographs and videos. I think this one below  is amazing, it's an art installation using toys ( one of the tasks on your homelearning grid this week) 

I was doing some tidying up of my school resources that I keep at home in a cupboard the other day. I found lots of lovely poems I had forgotten about. I think the one below is lovely..... and guess what...... it's about one of my garden friends!


When a robin cocks his head

Sideways in a flower bed.

Does he hear the tiny sound

Of a worm beneath the ground?

An extra challenge for you this week. Take time to look, there is a chance to win a prize!

Monday 1st June


Hello there my lovely rays of sunshine!



A new half term at the very beginning  of a new month, June. This term well and truly lives up to it's name - Summer Term. I forgot to water my plants one evening last week  and it was so hot and windy that sadly some of my plants shrivelled up into  brittle brown clumps. Ideally we could do with it raining every night when we are asleep with the sunshine and cooling breeze we have been spoilt with during the daytime!

I have missed hearing from you this week. Please send in photographs and emails telling me what you have been up to, whether you have been out walking, riding your bike, playing in your paddling pool or playing games at home to pass the time. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


There were three birthdays over the half term holiday, two boys and one girl became seven tears old.

Wishing you all a belated Happy Birthday!

Friday 22nd May


I was looking in Mrs Wardle's lockdown gallery and noticed that there is none of 2/1S's fantastic art work displayed in it. However, next week is your half term holiday and I will not be setting any work for you (you deserve a rest). Please take the opportunity to be creative and use your imagination and creativity to produce a piece of artwork and send a photograph of it to Mrs Wardle.


Thank you children, and thank you mums, dads, big sisters, big brothers and anyone else who is involved in their homelearning for getting on with it and making the best of a difficult situation.


I miss you all very much. Take care next week and stay safe xxxxx


Thursday 21st May


Wasn't it a glorious day yesterday, and it didn't get dark until about ten minutes to ten. Did you know that there is exactly one more month before the summer solstice? That means that the nights will continue to be light until past ten o'clock until the 21st June. But on the 22nd June it will get dark a few minutes earlier and continue each night after that to get dark a little earlier. 


An extra task today is to learn this little poem and recite it to your family 


Bright sun shining down,

Shining on the ground,

What a lovely face you have,

Yellow, big and round.


Here's a little song for all my sunshines working hard at their homelearning.

Wednesday 20th May

Wednesday, half way through the ( working ) week!


When I was a little girl in primary school, my uncle David and Aunty Shelly who lived in Liverpool used to come and stay at my grandma's house in Caernarfon which was around the corner from where I lived. They were both teachers and I loved it when they visited as we used to get together in the evenings, sing ,put on shows and tell jokes . My aunty Shelly introduced me to the song 'Yellow Bird' as she used to teach it at her school. It  is one of my favourite songs as it reminds me of such happy, fun times with people I love.

When I used to lead singing practise on Thursdays at Pendle I always used to teach KS1 this song. I think I may have sang it in class with you once or twice. Anyway, as the Year 2's are studying birds in English this week I thought  I know a song they can sing along to that they may enjoy, so here it is, I hope you like it too.

Don't forget to add your own actions to the song and only click on the link with a parent

Tuesday 19th May




I said 'Oh No!' but the plants said 'Hurrah!' then I heard the seeds go 'POP'

Rain rain,

Go away,

Come again another day!


It's raining, it's pouring,

The old man is snoring.

He bumped his head

Then went to bed 

But couldn't get up in the morning!


Doctor Foster went to Gloucester

In a shower of rain

He stepped in a puddle 

Right up to his middle

And never went there again.


I hear thunder,

I hear thunder

Hark don't you, hark don't you

Pitter patter raindrops,

Pitter patter raindrops,

I'm wet through...

So are you!






Remember to watch this video clip with a parent

Let's hope the rain doesn't last too long, only long enough to give the plants and trees a drink  and top up the resevoirs!


Monday 18th May


Good morning, good morning, good morning!


Up you  all get, 'throw those curtains wide' splash water on your face, wash your hands, brush your teeth, comb your hair, gobble up your breakfast switch on the tablet/ ipad and get started!

Are you ready? Then off we go.....

Oh by the way, we have two more birthdays this week, one on Tuesday and one on Sunday, a girl and a boy both turning seven, so an exciting week for them. I hope you have  lovely celebrations with your families!

Friday 15th May


Finally Fantastic Friday!


Happy Birthday to a seven year old today. I hope you got the LFC kit you wanted!

One of our grandma's celebrated her 75th birthday on Monday 11th May, a victory baby! Possibly the first baby born at Blackburn hospital after the war ended (VE Day)

The grandma in question lives alone so her daughter sent messages to all her neighbours asking them to come out and sing happy birthday to her! She said she was annoyed at her daughter as she would have got dressed up and done her hair if she had known, but she was laughing as she said it and was really delighted. 



Happy 75th

Still image for this video

Thursday 14th May


                                  Thrilling Thursday!


Yesterday I was out walking when I came alongside (two metres away) a little girl on her pink bicycle. 'Look at me!' she shouted, 'My daddy is teaching me how to ride a bike but I keep on falling off!' 'Oh no' I exclaimed with a worried look on my face. Then the cheerful little girl giggled and set off pedalling as fast as she could. 'Hurry up dad' I yelled,' lift those knees!' He laughed and charged after her. I kept on walking as briskly as I could then ended up alongside her again where she had stopped to let her dad catch up. 'Did you fall off this time?' I asked already knowing that she hadn't. 'No!' she squealed with delight 'I can ride all by myself, look at meeeeee' then she hurtled off again. Dad was puffed from laughing and running at the same time. 'Zoom Zoom!' I called after her.


Have you achieved anything new through perseverance and resilience during lockdown you would like to share with everyone? If so send in a photograph. I'm sure I will be flooded with them knowing you lot!

Wednesday 13th May


It's Wednesday already!, half way through the week my little lovelies. I hope you are all working hard and saying thank you to your brilliant mums, dads, brothers or sisters that are helping you with your work. After three



Take a look at LPDS TV sub page ( below) if you have not already done so. There are a few interesting mini lessons. I really enjoyed the maths and history in episode no 4 and think some of you might too.

If you work hard today, here is another Beatrix Potter animation for you to enjoy. Remember, ask an adult to click on the link and watch it with you. I promise you will enjoy it mum or dad, such rich language!

Optional daily challenge 

Write a list of things that make you happy

Tuesday 12th May


Well the weather has certainly been very different. Friday and Saturday glorious sunshine followed by Sunday and Monday icy cold wind from the North (the Arctic) brrrr! I know which weather I prefer. It reminds me of the fable 'The Wind and the Sun'

Don't forget, there's still time for you to be included in the joint 3/4S and 2/1S singing project  'Times Like These'

The Wind and The Sun
an Aesop Fable

       The wind and the sun argued one day over which one was the stronger. Spotting a man man travelling on the road, they sported a challenge to see which one could remove the coat from the man's back the quickest.
    The wind began. He blew strong gusts of air, so strong that the man could barely walk against them. But the man clutched his coat tight against him. The wind blew harder and longer, and the harder the wind blew, the tighter the man held his coat against him. The wind blew until he was exhausted, but he could not remove the coat from the man's back.
     It was now the sun's turn. He gently sent his beams upon the traveller. The sun did very little, but quietly shone upon his head and back until the man became so warm that he took off his coat and headed for the nearest shade of a tree. 

     The moral of the story

Gentle persuasion is stronger than force

I love Aesop's stories. Did you enjoy this one too?

Monday 11th May


To my wonderful team of parent teachers and their students!


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Friday 8th May


Good Morning !

Today we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE day which means that it is 75 years since Victory in Europ Day when Germany surrendered and World War 11 ended in 1945. 

 My mum is 83 years old and was a little girl of 8 years old when VE day happened.I was talking to her yesterday and asked if she had any memories. She said her mum took her and her sister and brother to the town square in Caernarfon. She remembers her mum standing  her on the  windowsill of the post office  with her sister so she could see. The square was full of people, more people than she had ever seen there before. They were dancing and singing because they were so happy that at last their dads, boyfriends or husbands would return from fighting abroad and that Great Britain would be free. My grandad, my mum's dad, was in Austria on that day. She told me that in the middle of the square there was a beautiful fountain and she remembers vividly watching  people dance a conga around it, everyone was so happy and relieved. It had been a hard  and frightening time but at last the war was over!

This is a photograph of a street party that they had later that day. My mum, aunty, uncle ( all children then) and grandma are all in the photograph.

Thursday 7th May


Well my little stars, I hope you have been practising the words to 'Times Like These' and singing along with the celebrities or the backing track. Now all you need to do is send in a video clip.


In order for this to work, you need to be filmed singing whilst listening to the tune on headphones. That way, Mrs Schofield can just add your beautiful faces and voices to the main track. You don't need to sing the whole song, just part of it. If you want to sing with other family members that's ok too. Send your clips to

Come on 2/1S the best singers in the school ( that's what I tell everyone when I am talking  in the staff room), join in and make a special memory!


Go to 3/4S/ Home Learning / Daily News and Fantastic Home Learning sub page to see an example of a video clip that has already been sent in. I will put my clip on this weekend... need lots of practise!


'Times Like These ' backing track

Times Like These


I, I'm a one way motorway
I'm the one that drives away
Then follows you back home.

I, I'm a street light shining
I'm a wild light blinding bright
Burning off alone


It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these we give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again

Oh oh oh


I, I'm a new day rising
I'm a brand new sky
To hang the stars upon tonight

I am a little divided
Do I stay or run away
And leave it all behind?


I know

It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again


Let’s go

It’s times like these do we activate?

Do something to improve or procrastinate?

I’ve been cooking now make a wicked pasta bake

Stream games at eleven but I clap at eight

And I’ll do a face time if you tempt me

Time to pay back all the health Doc’s lent me

And for me West Ten’s elementary

But right now I want to see Ladbroke Grove empty

 You get me?


We’ll make it better together, we’ll make a better life

Because the pressure is ever upon us every night

And every day so we pray and we will forever fight

We’ll make it better together

We’ll make a better life


I, I'm a one way motorway
I'm the one that drives away
Then follows you back home.


I, I'm a street light shining
I'm a wild light blinding bright
Burning off alone…Alone, aloneoh oh oh


It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again

It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you learn to love again.


Wednesday 6th May


Well I have received one fabulous video reciting the poem 'Everybody Hates Me!', take a look in this week's Fantastic Home Learning 


If you listened to the song 'Times Like These' yesterday with all the stars singing it, I have now included the words and a backing track courtesy of some Pendle's talented parents to practise singing along to.

I was frightening the lambs on my evening walk because I was singing at the top of my voice.

I am going to sing in our video too! 

I will let you know what to do next after you have practised for a couple of days to become pitch perfect. Don't worry, you do not need to know the words, just sing along to the backing track.

Tuesday 5th May


Good morning, good morning, good morning my lovelies!

You are sending me lots of lovely emails thank you, please keep them coming. They cheer me up because I  miss seeing your smiles and hearing your laughter. …….Can you believe it I  even  miss the noise !


The photographs let me see what you are getting up to as well as your amazing work. Someone emailed  a photograph of a woodpecker's nest they found in their garden yesterday, a wonder of nature!


Just a little note to remind you that Friday is a bank holiday to celebrate VE Day. You do not have to do any homelearning on Friday but you can take part in the VE Day celebrations if you like and complete some of the VE Day activities to be found in the Foundation Subjects sub page.

Today's additional challenge

Finally, I am very excited because Mrs Schofield has invited us to join in with a project to create a video of  3/4 S and 2/1S singing  together. The song  she has chosen is 'Times Like These' and she has asked me to ask you to listen to the song and learn the words. More details will be provided later of how we will do this.  What I can tell you is that a backing track for the class song has already been kindly made by some of Pendle's talented musician parents!

Watch the link below with an adult.




Monday 4th May


Start the day by performing the Solomon Grundy poem with actions


Solomon Grundy born on Monday....


Look at the video clip below, I have learnt  a very short poem, your additional challenge for today is to learn the same poem and perform it with actions to your family or toys ( or both! )


Still image for this video

A little poem to read to your child this weekend




By Shel Silverstein 

“I cannot go to school today,"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
“I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I’m going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox
And there’s one more--that’s seventeen,
And don’t you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut--my eyes are blue--
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I’m sure that my left leg is broke--
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button’s caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle’s sprained,
My ‘pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is----what?
What’s that? What’s that you say?
You say today is.......Saturday?
G’bye, I’m going out to play!”


Friday 1st May


Good morning!

It's Friday already, just a few more hours hard work then it's the beginning of your weekend!


I remember when I first started teaching in 1986 I worked in a school in Leeds Every year the children in each class had to learn a simple Maypole dance. It was great fun and  the children loved it especially when all the ribbons got tangled up during the first practises. Click on the link below to see  examples of a Maypole dances ( remember you need an adult to open look at these with you)


What happens to the ribbons on the Maypole as the children dance around?



Have a lovely weekend my fabulous team of homelearning teachers!

Thursday 30th April


Good morning my little lovelies!


Well Wednesday was truly windy wet and wild, what weather will Thursday bring?

Today is a popular day for birthdays. We have three people turning seven today, two girls and one boy!

Happy birthday to you all, I hope you have a lovely day!

Look who I stopped to talk to  on one of my daily walks, they reminded me of a song we sing together at school.

Spring lambs

Still image for this video

Today's additional optional challenge.

Sing Farmer Pete to your family including the actions

Can you sing it using the bonds to 20 e.g. 20+0 makes 20?

Please keep on sending in your photographs and emails, I love to hear about what you are doing at home, it really brightens my day!

Wednesday 29th April


Wake up children, it's wonderful Wednesday!

The question is will it be a wet and warm wonderful Wednesday..... or won't it?

I think yesterday was probably the first day it has rained since we went into lockdown six weeks ago! Good news for the plants , flowers and resevoirs but bad news for walkers !

I have just heard on this morning's news that we have had the wettest March and the sunniest April since records began. I wander what May will bring!

Today's additional optional challenge

Recite the months of the year in order and write them in a list. Remember they all begin with a capital letter..



Tuesday 28th April


Happy Tuesday troopers!

Week three underway, I hope you are enjoying Roahl Dahl's poems, I think he is a great author and poet, one of my favourite. We all enjoyed 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' last term didn't we.


Two families have had additions to them recently and I would like to say congratulations and I hope the babies are doing well.



We have a birthday boy today, Happy Birthday to you love from all 2/1S. Also I would like to say a belated happy birthday to those of you who have had birthdays since we went into lockdown. 

I think the clip below is amazing so I thought I 'd share it with you. The animals are exploring the unusually quiet towns and cities giving some people a bit of a surprise! 

Wonderful Wildlife

Still image for this video

Today's additional challenge

How many animals can you name in the clip above?

Where in the world ( on which continents) do you find the countries named?

Monday 27th April

A message from Mrs Smith

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A Message from Mrs Keighley


Hello to all of my lovely friends in 2/1S.


You know how much trouble I have with the computer, and how you all shout "no, no, no! " when I'm about to press the cross so Mrs Smith kindly said she'd put this message on our class page for me.
I've really missed out little chats and all the fun we have together, I hope you're having fun at home in this lovely sunshine that has brightened all our days.
I've been doing a lot of gardening and for the last few days have been watching two pretty bluetits busily building a home in a crack in my garden wall . They fly in and out all day long with bits of moss and leaves, they have even been taking the heads off my flowers to make a cosy nest ready to lay their eggs!  Hopefully I'll be able to share a photograph of the baby birds with you when they arrive.
Keep safe, have fun, keep on learning and take care of each other.

Hope to see you soon, lots of love, Mrs. Keighley x

Today's additional challenge

Write down how you can look after your teeth 

Friday 24th April


Good morning my little stars, are you still twinkling after a week of homelearning? Thank you for your fantastic photographs


Last night it was a lovely evening so I went  to a nearby wood for a walk. The last time I was there no bluebells were open but just look at what I saw this evening, aren't they beautiful! When I got home I looked for some poems for you and your parents to share and discuss about spring flowers.

Bluebell Wood

I walked into the lonely wood,

And stared about the place I stood

The beauty of the tree lined glade

With shafts of light that pierced the shade,

All filled me with a sense of awe -

The bluebell carpet best of all


Today's additional challenge (optional)

Name the spring flowers in the photographs mentioned in the poem below.

Heralds of Spring

Snowdrop, opens the ball

Crocus, uncovers all

tall Daffodil's a thrill

as is Tulip, and April- 

Primrose has her say

whilst Bluebell brings in May.

See if you can find any of these spring flowers on your daily walk or in your garden. Name them and take a photograph or even better draw them.

Thursday 23rd April


This morning just before six o'clock I was woken up by a hullabaloo! The birds were all chirping, squawking and crowing all at the same time  because the sun had risen. I put my pillow over my head and ears to stop the noise keeping me awake but it didn't work.  I got out of bed, opened the window and politely asked the birds to turn their volumes down.... they didn't listen. I even tried 'Everybody stop, wings on top' but they all carried on with their songs welcoming the new day. So I went downstairs to make a cup of tea!


I started to wonder ( like I do) how many daylight hours there are in one day at the moment as it is nearly summer. It will not get dark ( sunset) until just before nine o'clock in the evening. That means today it will be light for fifteen hours.


Thank you very much for the photographs and your fabulous smiles yesterday. Your parents are obviously making your learning fun. Keep on sending them in, it is so nice to share what you are doing.

Today's additional challence (optional)

Name six animals that move in different ways (e.g. run, jump, crawl, fly, slither, swim)



Wednesday 22nd April


The sun has got it's hat on hip hip hip hurrah...…!


Well I can't believe it's Wednesday already, I hope you have been enjoying the work I have set you this week so far. I have added a science sub page as there is a fabulous site called Explorify which I often use in school. For this period of homelearning you do not have to login just follow the instructions on the sub page.


A great big thank you to those of you who have emailed photographs of your work. The fabulous smiles really cheered me up as I am missing all my little friends.


Have a great day and remember to email your photos and videos to me,





Love from Mrs Smith



Today's additional challence (optional)

Create a new mnemonic to remember the four points of the compass .

We all know Never Eat Shredded Wheat



Tuesday 21st April


What a glorious day it was again yesterday, I hope you managed to fit in a walk or some exercise around your learning. I would like to appologise for the incorrect login details for discovery education on the Phonics and SPAG  document. The correct username is 17979 and the password is Pendle10.


I had a little visitor in my garden over the weekend, I called her Mrs Tiggy Winkle. Does anyone know what kind of creature she was? If you have heard any tales from Beatrix Potter then you may know Mrs Tiggy Winkle is a hedgehog. This thirsty little hedgehog stopped for a drink from a small puddle outside near my patio windows. I thought she was very cute and also very brave to be out in the daytime.

When my children ( young ladies now) were your age I used to read Beatrix Potter stories to them at bedtime. I also had video tapes of animations of the stories which we all loved to watch and listen to over and over again. When you have finished your learning today and if you think you have worked hard, click on the link below to listen to and watch one of Beatrix Potter's  stories.  

Today's additional challenge (optional)

Look outside. Can you describe the weather in exactly six words?


Monday 20th April


Good morning wakey wakey rise and shine my little stars!


I hope you had a good Easter and are fighting

 fit because you are staying safe and keeping your distance from people outside your household.


Before you get started with your work today I would just like to share the clip below with you. A brilliant example of perseverance, resilience, love and trust for us all.



If at first you don't succede.....

Still image for this video

Today's additional challenge (optional)


Draw three clock faces showing the times of day you eat meals



Friday 3rd April


Rise and shine it's Friday, you can have a rest this weekend if you have been working hard... I'll let mum or dad decide!


I went for a long walk yesterday afternoon, it was cool and windy but nice to be out of the house for some fresh air. I am enjoying the signs of spring everywhere, beautiful blossom on the bushes and trees and little lambs in the fields.


Did you go outside at 8 o'clock last night to applaud the nurses and doctors for all their hard work looking after the poorly people? I did. It seemed very strange that it was light not dark like last week when I went out to cheer. 


I would like to thank you for all your hard work as well as your mums, dads, sisters or brothers who are helping you with your learning. I wish you all a safe and Happy Easter, take care,

lots of love from Mrs Smith xxxxx


Thursday 2nd April


On Thursday morning he got up,

It's raining, it's raining again

I can't go to school today he said,

It's raining, it's raining again.

Antonio Antonio!

it's raining, it's raining again.


                        On Friday morning...…..


Do you remember the song we used to sing? Can you remember what the actions were for each day of the week? If not just make them up and sing the song to start your day! 


Anyway, I hope it doesn't rain again today.

Many thanks to those of you who emailed to let me know what you have been up to. Also some of you responded to my challenge yesterday by finding a super song to help with the pronunciation of the station name. 

What differences do you notice about the station?


Please look on the Foundation Subjects sub-page below, weeks 1&2, I have added Oddizzi which is a geography resource that I will add each week. If you scroll down once you have opened the PDF there are some guided reading tasks for you to complete. 


Have a good day my  Perfect Pendle Pupils!




Wednesday 1st April 12 o'clock


You can stop practising your Welsh phrases now, I hope you all realised the significance of the date! 

Wednesday 1st April


Bore da plant! Good morning children! Do you remember our conversation about the longest place name in the U. K., a place one of you had visited in the holidays? I told you I had  a photograph of me as a little girl with my family standing in front of the longest name at a station and that I would bring it to school to show you. 

I am the little girl being carried by my auntie, a little younger than you are now.

Your extra task today is to learn how to speak Welsh and say the station name.

Good luck and try not to spit too much when you are saying it! 


Tuesday 31st March


It's the last day of March, the first of the three months of Spring. Which are the other two?

When you go on your daily walk or bike ride today look up at the trees, amazing things are happening. I walked past a horse chestnut tree ( conker ) and noticed the large sticky leaf buds are opening.

I can see a bird's nest high up in a tree that is growing next to my house, a pair of magpies are very busy building somewhere safe for the female to lay her eggs. Soon I will not be able to see the nest as the leaves will come out of their buds, hide the nest from view and give it some shade from the sun, wind and the rain.

I also noticed quite a few big bumble bees ( the wild bees that look like stripy little pom poms) even though it is chilly outside. Nature is wonderful!


BBC - David Attenborough - Wonderful World (HD) - YouTube





Can you see the nest? Enjoy today's learning !

Monday 30th March


Good morning my little friends, I hope you had a great weekend. I hope you noticed that the clocks went forward an hour. I watched the sunset at 8 o'clock last night … there are nearly 14 hours of daylight at the moment. Can anyone work out how many hours it is dark? You will have to remember how many hours there are in one day to help you work it out.

I was watching a pair of robins hopping in and out of an ivy that is growing on the fence near my kitchen window. I am sure they are building a nest.

If you have birds in your garden you might like to click on the link below.


Enjoy today's activities, work hard for whoever is helping you. If you like you can start your day by doing a workout with Joe Wicks at 9 am. Just go to You Tube and search Joe Wicks. He is on live and is very good!




Our friend Barnaby


I just thought I'd let you know what Barnaby Bear got up to last week to keep himself busy as he is not allowed to go visiting at the moment. Mrs Evans kindly let him join in with an art lesson, apparently he was very helpful and took some lovely photographs  of  spring flowers and blossom growing in the school grounds.

Friday 27th March


Good morning 2/1S, I can't believe how lovely the weather has been this week. If you are continuing with your weather chart for March this week will be full of sunshines! 

As we sometimes  do some singing on Fridays why don't you teach your family 'A keelie Makolay Mo Paco Mino Sway'. It always lifted my spirits when you sang it together so nicely. You can do the calling and your family can sing back to you. 

Have a lovely day and stay safe!


       Thank you for the photographs I have already received of your fantastic home learning

Thursday, March 26th


Good Morning, another sunny day, I hope you all have an outdoor space ( garden or back yard) so that you can enjoy this lovely weather ! Here is another small task for today inspired by the first piece of home learning I have put on the Fantastic Home Learning page. It will only take a few minutes and you can add actions.Please learn the following  poem....

A little yellow cup,

A little yellow frill,

A little yellow star,

And that's a daffodil.

Good Morning 2/1S


I hope you and all your families are keeping well. The weather is being very kind to us at the moment, long may it continue as it will make the time pass more quickly before we can meet up with our good friends again!

You should  have completed half of your maths and English tasks by now and maybe  a few of the activities on the Foundation Subjects grid. If you would like to share any of your work through photographs or send me a message you can email them to


Sending you all a big smile, I am missing every single one of my superstars

Love from Mrs Smith