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Cawsand update No.10

A wide variety of pictures and updates today.

VE day celebrations.

Fantastic V.E. Day party pictures.  Decorations, baking and window display.

Story Review

The goblet of fire -

(spoiler alert!)

The film and novel ‘Harry Potter and the goblet of fire’ by J.K Rowling is about the famous wizard Harry Potter going to Hogwarts on the same year as the Tri-wizard Tournament. The tournament only happens every four years and consists of three dangerous tasks hence the title. For this very reason the age limit has been set too 16+. This rule is reinforced with an age restricting barrier that Dumbledor (one of the greatest wizards) set. The contestants are Victor Crum, Cedric Diggory and Fleur. What’s that, somebody bewitched the goblet of fire to spit out Harry Potter’s name how unpredictable!

Anyway, they had to compete in three tasks, dragons, swimming and a maze.
Task 1: In task one Hagrid leaked to Harry that the first task involves dragons. He had to get a golden egg from the Hungarian Horntail armed with only his wand.
Task 2: In task 2 Harry had to go underwater for 1 hour and save Ron (he also voluntarily saved others). To breath underwater for a hour Harry Potter ate a rare herb called gilliweed. Once again he only had his wand.
Task 3: In task 3 Harry Potter had to go through a bush maze armed with only with his wand. But there’s a catch, the bushes/walls move around and people can get bewitched. When going through the maze the maze took fleur and krum got bewitched. Harry and Cedric both found the cup at the same time so they raced for it. The maze got Cedric but Harry freed him. They both got the cup together but it was bewitched and they went to a graveyard. Voldemort got resurrected there and Cedric dies. Harry’s dead friends and family helped Harry escape. When he got back with Cedric’s dead body Harry cried and Mad eye Moody took him. Mad eye moody is actually Barty Crouch Jr.

Likes and dislikes.

I liked the theme, characters and the plot (storyline/ideas.) The story was intriguing and will easily keep anyone hooked.

Hope you enjoyed.


Bradley Meaker

Some super busy pictures here.

The life cycle of a dandelion, cheese and hot dog pasta and swingball and scones.  I've also had some very in depth power points from Erin and Naoh.  One about California and the other about Genghis Khan.

I'm now starting to receive pictures from people enjoying a little more outside exercise.  Keep the update coming and I'll post what I can.

Enjoy the sun,

Mr Knight.



Home Learning for the week beginning 18th May

Hello all,

I hope that you and your families are enjoying the sun shine, my BBQ has never been so busy!

As I’ve been writing reports... I’ve now got numerous e-mails and photos to catch up on and I will post an update shortly. If you are running out of space in your home learning book, then more books are available from reception if you’d like to collect one.

Please find attached a grid with a variety of learning opportunities and tasks for the w/c 18/05/20. The uploaded documents are there to supplement and help you. As with all of the home learning please remember to do as little or as much as you wish.

Please let us know if you have any problems accessing the learning on the grid above by emailing us or contacting school and we will do our best to help. If you have any problems, please let me know as I’m keen to help.

It’s great hearing from you all and getting all your pictures. Please keep this up. If you haven’t sent in a picture yet, give it a go.

Enjoy the sun,

Mr Knight.

PS.  Just because it comes up for this week English, I've posted one of our favourite videos.

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SAT's Week 

Dear Year 6,

As SAT's week arrives, it is not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year never came,
The displays all still up; walls full of maths 'rules',
But Year 6 very different, at present, in schools.

For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,
For others, a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked really hard in advance of this week,
Expected and Greater Depth marks did you seek.

Algebra, fractions, the times table drills,
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,
Past present, progressive...and all the SPAG terms,
You've practised and mastered them over the years.

Fear not though, the SATs, yes, won't happen this term,
But remember tests don't measure everything you learn,
Primary subjects are varied; you've always tried your best,
And many of those skills that you've gained can't be defined by a test.

So, here at Brunel, you've made us so proud,
We sit here with pride ans we shout this out loud...
"Year 6 you amaze us, you've come incredibly far...
And we don't need a test to see how amazing you are!"

I have also attached a silly SATs maths reasoning paper if you feel you want to honour what should have been SATs week.

Take care year 6 and stay safe.

Miss Burton and Mr Knight


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Home learning for week of Monday 11th May

Hello All,

Thank you for all the emails, pictures and morse code messages, .-- . .-.. .-.. / -.. --- -. . / -.-. .- .-- ... .- -. -..

Please find attached a grid with a variety of learning opportunities and tasks for the w/c 11/05/20. With regards to the English this week, there are resources that supplement the learning on BBC Bitesize. Please use them them if you'd like to, they do not match exactly to the online lessons but you may find them useful.  I hope the maths on White Rose has been easier for you all to access with the videos to help explain the learning. 

Remember to do as little or as much as you wish.

As many of you have done already, if you have any problems, please let me know as I’m keen to help. Email me on the address below.

Enjoy the sun,

Mr Knight.

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Cawsand Update no. 9.

I've posted the first blog written by one of our friends - thank you Bradley, it's a super start for our pupil written blogs.

I've had a few emails about home learning and just to confirm, I'm very happy to receive and answer these.

Harry Q has sent me an update about all the learning he's been doing, space science and lots of maths.  He also sent me a very interesting and well written essay on Henry VIII as part of our leaders theme.  It was a very good read.

In Ruben's he mail, he sent pictures of the sensory/stress balls he made.  He has also been on a few exercise walks, including a trip to Coombe Woods.  Whilst there, he found wooden, bugs and people!  This seems a great idea and I wondered, how many of Cawsand Class can find, or even add to, the miniature models in Coombe Woods.  If you do, don't forget to send the pictures.

Some people have been looking for even more challenging maths, which is good to hear.  Please feel free to access the White Rose maths that you feel is appropriate, Year 6, 7 etc.
Two alternative maths websites:

Transum Starter on the Day:
It has a different challenge for each day on the calendar.  Choose today's date or the date of your choice, perhaps your birthday.  Some challenges are more interesting others but they don't always have an answer!

The University of Cambridge has a number of maths challenges on the NRICH website:
You can search by age, topic, games or 'Go wild'!  There are a vast number of challenges, usually with resources, tips and answers.  If you find something interesting for our blog, let know.

Enjoy the sun,

Mr Knight.



Our first pupil blog.

Hi, hope you are all well.

I'm going to share with you some things that I've been doing during lockdown.  I've been keeping up with my daily exercise (keeping social distanced of course.) A lot of the time I like to take my scooter when I go out during my daily exercise. Most of the time I've been going to Chapel Field, around the block and I even went to Coombe Woods once (starting from the Ploughboy).

Things I've been up to.

I made a button rainbow and a ultra display of rainbows in my living-room window. I also made a massive 1.6m tall rainbow man (using division to work out exactly how much of him would be coloured a certain colour). In the baking world I made pasties twice and a lot of chocolate-chip buns. Some of the buns I made had a melted chocolatey centre Me and my little sister had lots of fun playing in our swimming pool but when you throw in a red slide that is a little bit taller than you, you get the equivalent of China Fleet. We've also had two barbecues one when we camped in the garden and one some other night, I'm losing count, anyway they were nice. The camping was fun to. We also have made some salt dough creations and painted them. At the moment me and my family are currently in the process of making a scare crow for the garden. As you can see I have been quite busy.


I'm finding lockdown ok. I don't like being stuck inside and I'm missing my family and friends. I never thought I'd say this but I'm missing school to.

I hope you all stay well and safe.



Home learning for the week starting 4th May 2020

Hello all,

Please find attached a grid with a variety of learning opportunities and tasks for the w/c 04/05/20.

With regards to the maths, following some much appreciated feedback we are now using the White Rose daily lessons.  There are videos that talk you through each days learning so it should help you all out a bit. If you do not have access to the internet, you can still access the learning in the grid above.

Each Monday there will be the relevant resources you need ready for you to collect from school should you need them. So from Monday 4th May, the English worksheets detailed above will be ready for you, as will some Maths resources too.  Please let us know if you have any problems accessing the learning on the grid above by emailing us or contacting school and we will do our best to help.

As you will see these are specific tasks based on the work we'd be covering, if our Summer term had not been disrupted in this way. We do hope that they will be easy to access and not add to your stress levels at home by being overly complicated to complete.  Any feedback will be gratefully received, for as you will appreciate, this home learning situation is new to us too! If your child is taking part in our Emergency Care provision, they will be accessing some of these learning opportunities in school.

Should your child struggle with the activities set, please try those of a younger year group to help build their confidence.  Similarly, if you have already completed some of the tasks set (Whiterose maths lessons, for example) please feel free to move onto the relevant lessons.

Please do not feel that you and your child needs to complete all the activities. However, if possible, please could you prioritise the English/spelling/phonics/reading and maths tasks daily, thus ensuring your child is able to make progress.  If you have any problems, please let me know as I’m keen to help. I’d love to hear from you each week (thanks to those of you who have been keeping in touch) to let me know how you are getting on.   Email me on. 


Mr Knight

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Home learning grid for the week commencing 27th April.

Uploaded below is this weeks grid for Cawsand both Year 5 and Year 6. 

As ever, don't forget to let me know how you are getting on, your email and pictures are greatly appreciated and our friends are enjoying accessing our blog.  There's quite a few options on our learning grid so were you can, choose what you find most interesting.  If you find something alternative to do that isn't on our grid, then let me know and I can post it here.

I'd be interested to hear what you have been reading recently so send me a book review.  I'm reading Lampie!  It's a fairy tale about a young girl who was living in a lighthouse, but now lives at an Admirals house with a boy who might be a fish...

Hopefully you are all keeping fit and enjoying the sun.  If you'd like an alternative way to keep fit then have a look at the Get Kids Moving channel on YouTube.   Here you can workout like a movie character.  You don't need a lightsaber, but it is fun!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Mr Knight.

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Update No. 8

Our home learning

An investigation into how salt can aid freezing!

He has made chocolate ice cream and then got to eat - a great idea.

It looked like such a good idea I've uploaded a guide if you'd like to have a try.  (Banana and strawberries might make a good alternative).

Amy has been doing the sheets on our blog.  She has her own WW2 theme and in line with the leadership topic, is looking at Winston Churchill.  She has had a break and celebrated Earth Day.  

She has written a poem and made a mobile that shows what she can do to help the planet.

Harry has drawn a picture of the human body.

With his sister e has drawn around himself and then researched the correct names for the body parts and bones.

Sending a birthday card to the amazing, Capt. Tom.  I'm sure we all know someone we could send a letter or postcard to...

Thanks for all the updates and e-mails I've getting.  I hope the home learning we have been setting is helping to keep you busy,  but remember, that sunshine won't enjoy itself!

Mr Knight.

PS. spare a thought!!

Some have had to work with there sister, he's had to do some cleaning for his Mum!  Don't worry too much, he's also sent through pictures of him keeping fit and playing football.  Well done, Keep On Keeping Fit. 

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Update No. 7

A lot of updates, pictures and videos here, our biggest post to date. Well done Cawsand.  

Look who has been using a web site to help with her maths learning.

She has been working on maths and has been sending me the results of her work via the website she has been using. She has been using the website that was created by Carol Vorderman. This website has lots of videos, tasks and games. It usually costs about £2 per week but at the moment it is free.       Thanks for the top tip..


Amy has sent an update for all that she has been doing recently. She has been working both inside an out and has a super photo of the moon. Unfortunately, Amy's photos broke our blog, but hopefully I can upload them next time round! She did tell me she has been doing maths with a Nerf gun! I'm told this involves making a large 'score' board. You then have to shoot the right number to give the correct answer to a maths question... A test of both maths skills and hand eye co-ordination. A great idea Amy.

Someone has been busy... I have a number of photos for his recent work and has included a poem about chocolate.

Don't forget we have had a number of competitions for you to enter. A chocolate poem via the Divine Chocolate website. An engineering challenge was sent out by email and there's also a competition to design a new sports kit for our school.

I've also posted two videos below for our Easter egg zip line challenge.

I've been sent some videos which I've added below. 

As ever, if you're in contact with someone who has sent something or been to our blog page please encourage them to do so.

Thanks again for all you hard work, Mr Knight.


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