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Friday 3rd April

Hello! I hope you have all had a good last day of term.

Congratulations on winning your ttrockstars competition (our top scorers were: Luke, Faith, Holly, Alivia and Noah) and for remaining the top class in the school on spellingshed (well done Ashton). I also set a sumdog challenge- well done to everyone for completing that- the top five players in the class this week: Sam, Ellis, Leo, Hamish and D’Arcy.


Did you watch Mr Depree’s assembly today? If not, you can still catch it, the link and password is in the parentmail. He spoke about how we are going to have a ‘complete break from school work’ in the next two weeks and spend some time relaxing and finding your awesome! The story he read was lovely, all about kindness, loving yourself and cake. So, this Easter I hope that you have a well-deserved break, a lovely time with your family and lots of chocolate or a nice big slice of volcano cake!

Speak to you soon,

Miss Gardiner

P.S. If you see The Baby Shark in Ashtead say hello from me… but only in French!

Thursday 2nd March

Hi 6G,

Miss Kern here! I hope you are all okay and enjoying home learning. As you have seen, I’ve started my journey to becoming Tiktok famous and have created some comedy gold (if I do say so myself).

I’ve had a great week and got to go into school on Monday and Wednesday (when Albie tried to convince the infants to throw mud at me). I also brought a car this week, but I’m sorry Faith it wasn’t a limo. In honour of 6G I have named my car “The Trash Can” and look forward to going on lots of adventures in it when this is all over- maybe I will even let Miss Gardiner come with me! (As long as she promises not to be a fool).

I’m missing the energy and laughter of our classroom but I hope you’re all having a lovely time at home!!

Bye for now- stay awesome.

Top three in the school- all 6G!

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Wednesday 1st April

Hello! I have had another lovely day at school today. We started our day with Joe, wrote some of our newspaper reports and did some science. In the afternoon, we made a den by the wooden duck at the end of the field. It was excellent, made out of logs leaning against each other like a wigwam. You are never too old to make a den! Then we finished our day with some football or hide the log dog and some Spellingshed. I haven’t been on to look at individuals yet but I can see that we are still top of the school with an incredible amount of points: 108,143,100!

I hope you have all had great days too. I know it can be hard and some days you feel like you have too much to do in one day. If you are feeling like this you can make a timetable that suits you or a to do list so you can tick things off as you go. I think it was Mrs Farris that told me about ‘eating the frog’ which is doing the biggest job first, or the one you are least looking forward to. That way you don’t have to spend your day worrying about it! Why don't you try to eat your frog tomorrow and see if it helps?


Miss Kern has joined tiktok! She has sent me some videos of her for me to post. I saw a video of Noah dancing today and it made me smile. I hope this video makes you smile! Can you send us a tutorial so we can learn a tiktok dance?

I hope you weren’t fooled this morning,

Miss Gardiner

Miss Kern's Tiktok video

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Tuesday 31st March

Hello! Yesterday I spent my evening doing a quiz with my family and had a great time. I wrote ten questions all about Marvel films. Can you answer this one: What is Clint Barton’s superhero name?

Top class in the school on Spellingshed! Ashton has swooped in with an amazing 18,108,460 points to push us into top position, well done to everyone that has played. We are also still winning the ttrockstars competition because an amazing 17 of you have logged on and played. I set a test yesterday and nine of you have already competed it which is amazing (well done Izzy, Chloe, Eddie, Arabella, Sam, Toby, Keira, Faith and Veronica). If you are having trouble with your BOFA please let me know. I have had lots of reports through saying how well you have all done and, more importantly, how much you have improved after trying again. A great example of learning from your mistakes!

I have spoken to Mrs Wanniarachchi and Miss Wakeling today, they are both well. Miss Wakeling has sent me a picture of the scarf she is knitting (great isolation skill!) and a video of her playing a game of noughts and crosses with Alex. I will post it below as it looks like great fun.

I am pleased to say I am in school tomorrow but I still want to see your lovely emails full of great art work, writing, science, funny videos, news, spellings, reading records and maths, I will look at them all!

I hope you are all getting your outfits ready for Fancy-dress Friday with Joe!

Miss Gardiner

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Monday 30th March

Hello! I hope you have all had lovely weekends. Some of you have sent me your spelling tests (thank you) or I have collected your data from Spellingshed. I have set up our new word list so that you have to practise those before you can go onto the other games. I have also rewarded some players with ‘honey’ for being top scorers- well done Luke and Ashton 100%! We are having a ttrockstars competition with 6H at the moment and we are in the lead, keep it up 6G!

The pictures of food I have been sent are mouth-watering (great hyphenated word): cakes, cookies and omelettes. We may have some Master Chef champions among us (what do you think Noah, Veronica, Keira and Eddie?).

I have completed the challenge set by Holly to throw a Ping-Pong ball into a cup from 3 metres away and have seen a great video from Albie throwing a ball into a bin. If you can think of a new challenge for us to do let me know!

Have a great evening,

Miss Gardiner

Friday 27th March

Good afternoon! That is the first week of home learning finished. I just want to say how impressed I am with our class. I have had so many emails full of work and happy faces. We are all so impressed with how hardworking you have been- you have made us all very proud.


Today I have received lots more work and lovely emails. Your villain settings are excellent and will link really nicely to your newspaper reports next week. You maths for next week can all be found on the website. I had a good question from Hamish today about typing your work. I would like you to keep working on your handwriting and practising writing but if you would like to, and are able to get onto a computer, you can type up some of your work. Remember, you can make up your own stories and research topics if you find something that inspires you. Dexter’s mum was telling me about a coding course for him but there are lots of things you could try, new tricks on the trampoline like Keira, Zumba like Jaycie or gardening like Miss Kern (photo below).


We are now second-best class on Spellingshed and Holly has taken the top spot on the points table! Watch out 6S! Well done to everyone playing at home. Also to those that have been onto (Alivia, Arabella, Ashton, Eddie, Faith, Izzy, Keira, Luke, Toby, Veronica and Evan) and Sumdog; Hamish is currently the top point scorer! Luke and Faith have both beaten me on ttrockstars (they are so fast!) so I know what I am going to work on next week!

Have a great weekend everyone,

Miss Gardiner

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Thursday 26th March

Hello! I have had an adventurous couple of days at school with Leo, Ellis, Albie and Dan. Mrs Keenan has set up a forest school at the end of the field where you can made dens, find bugs and make different things with logs (including pet dogs- log dog!). We have had a great time, this is probably something you could all do if you have a garden or on your walks. Frolic in the sun while it is still out!

I have been sent more and more excellent work over the last two days. I read Ashton’s story over breakfast which I instantly regretted as it was both scary and gruesome. Evan has written an incredible news report, and I have seen a great range of volcano posters which are online for you all to see. While you are on the showcase have a look at the heart diagrams and Arabella’s art, which is beautiful.

Well done to everyone that has been online to play on Sumdog, ttrockstars or Spellingshed. We are now the third best class on Spellingshed and Faith is the second highest point scorer in the school with an amazing 13,299,748 points!

I have seen Miss Wakeling today who says hello, and Miss Kern has sent me a picture of her gardening which I will put online for you all to see.

I hope you are all reading your books?

Miss Gardiner

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Tuesday 24th March

Another beautifully sunny day. After the news yesterday, I have decided not to go to school so I am working from home and will go in only when I am needed (Wednesday and Thursday this week).

My day started with a lovely email for Izzy and a Joe Wicks workout in my sitting room which was hard work! I have had some excellent work sent to me today from Keira, Ellis and Noah. Lots of you have gone onto Sumdog (Evan is top but Eddie, Hamish, Mo and Alivia are on there too, to name a few) , spellingshed (Faith is top at the moment but Toby, Luke and Poppy are hot on her heels) and ttrockstars (well done Star). I have also had an email from Holly, Chloe’s mum and Evan’s mum telling me what they are getting up to today.

I have planned lots of maths work and found out how to battle people on ttrockstars so feel free to challenge me! I have also gone onto and set two tests so they are there when you are ready to have a go at those.

Holly challenged me to throw a ping pong ball into a cup from 3 metres away. After trying for 15 minutes with a clementine I am going to wait and get a ball from school tomorrow. I am going to spend the rest of my afternoon getting my desk tidy and all set up for my home learning days. Tidy room, tidy mind!

I hope you have all had a lovely day,

Miss Gardiner

Monday 23rd March

Hello! I hope that you have all had a great first day of home learning. I went into school today and saw Leo and Albie who have been doing their home learning activities in 4J. I have already heard from so many of you and have been very impressed with the amount of enthusiasm you have put into your new challenges.

In school we started the day with Joe Wicks, who is doing daily 9am workouts, and I know a few of you have been joining in at home too. 

I have had some great pictures already: Ellis doing his workout; Holly, Poppy and Alivia have sent me pictures of their maths, English or PSHE work and we have some extra puzzles and lego activities going on too (thank you Emily).

I have also seen a few of you (Luke, Evan, Holly and Faith) have gone onto SpellingShed  and have taken us into 5th highest scoring class in the school which is excellent. After some help from Miss Simpson, I have been able to set you this week’s spellings and got Jess her username (thank you for the email reminder). 

I don't want you to feel like there is too much to do because it is important that you pace yourselves, enjoy the days you have at home with your family and have a chance to try new things. Hopefully the examples I have put on the website will help you and you can email me if you need anything: I am eagerly waiting for news about your new skills, topic days (good idea Sam) and projects.

I have recorded myself reading Murder Most Unladylike and put it into our class folder despite not enjoying listening to my own voice. I was shocked by what I read at the end of chapter 3!

Congratulations on your first day of home learning,

Miss Gardiner