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Welcome to Dove Class! 


Summer Term! 


Welcome back to class for Summer Term fun! We hope you had a super Easter break and are ready to learn and have fun. smiley


Here are the Knowledge Organisers where you will find information about the things we aim to cover this term. 



We we’re lucky to spend time with Reverend Pam in Church. She taught us all about the special act of Baptism and how it is a way of being welcomed into God’s family. 


Still image for this video

Drama to help us remember a story and to support our writing!

Reading our poetry in the Spiritual Garden

Identifying parts of a flower

Sketching our school environment, while using a viewfinder to support composition.

Spring Term 2021

Super Hero Day!

We used nets to make 3D shapes:

Drawing 2D Shapes outside:

Week beginning Monday 1st March


Hello Doves!


Thursday is World Book Day! We are going to be  celebrating together at school in April, but I thought it would be fun to enjoy some book activities today too. 




There will be TWO LIVES on Thursday. We have been kindly invited by Port Regis School to join them for two online author visits. They will be at 9:50am and 1:35pm. I will send a link on TEAMs, so please sign in ten minutes before. Details about the event can be found in this weeks plan. I'm sure it will be lots of fun - their books sound fantastic! smiley


We are super excited to have you back in the classroom next week! Enjoy your last few days of Home Learning - you've all been amazing!! 


From Miss Maitland 

Hello Delightful Doves!     


This is your last week of learning at home! You have been absolutely amazing so far this term and I can't wait for us to all be together again smiley 


In this last week, please continue to come to our LIVE lessons at 10 - 11am each day. There is also the OPTIONAL story time LIVE on Monday at 2:30pm. 


Remember, you have an English and Topic assignment from me. 


See you soon,                                                   


Miss Purdue 



Suggested TIMETABLE Tuesday/ Wednesday

W/B 1st March Monday/Tuesday/ Wednesday English

Week beginning Monday 22nd February. 


Hi Doves, 


I hope you all had a brilliant half term holiday and are feeling well rested. smiley Well done on a fantastic start to the week! 


This Thursday and Friday, we will be learning about 2D shapes, prefixes and Ancient Egyptian farming. I hope you enjoy your home learning activities! Our LIVEs will be at 9am. 


From Miss Maitland


Monday 22nd is an INSET so NO work set and NO LIVE lesson! 


Hi Wonderful Doves! 


I hope you had a relaxing and fun half term. smiley Hopefully, we will be back together soon (yay!) but until then we shall keep working hard in our current routine.


The LIVE lessons this week are at 9am - 10am. 



You were absolutely amazing last term and made me so proud.


Remember to believe in yourself and be kind. 



Keep up the good work! 


Miss Purdue



Suggested TIMETABLE Tuesday/ Wednesday

W/B 22nd February, Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday TOPIC

Important information about the weekly timetable :)

Week beginning Monday 8th February. 

Well done Doves on a super half term!


You've all worked incredibly hard and have adapted amazingly to a new way of learning; I hope you all feel very proud. Miss Purdue and I have loved reading the work you've sent on TEAMs, so a big thank you for sharing it with us! We hope you have a restful and fun half term holiday next week. 


This week, our LIVES are at 11am. Look forward to seeing you there! smiley


Miss Maitland

Hi Doves! 


I am so proud of you for all the amazing work you have sent in and your smiley faces during our LIVE lessons! Your dramatic scenes in English last week were amazing- they were so much fun to read! smiley


This week, our LIVE lessons are at 11am - 12pm . On Wednesday you can share with me something (picture/ writing/ maths/ activity...anything!) you have done at home this term that has made you feel proud. I can't wait to see what else you have achieved! I think you are all superstars and you should be very proud of yourselves! yes


The optional LIVE is at 2:30pm on Monday 8th! We will read more of Varjak Paw! 


This week is the last week of term before you have a very well-earned rest!



From Miss Purdue cool



Sesame Street: Bruno Mars: Don't Give Up

If you are feeling low or need to smile, watch this video and remember... you can achieve anything AND you are making Motcombe School proud every day!

Suggested TIMETABLE Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday

W/B 8th February, Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday MATHS

Week beginning Monday 1st February. 


Hi Doves, 


We are going to be taking part in lots of special activities this Thursday and Friday to support Children's Mental Health Week. 


In addition to our 10am wellbeing LIVES, I will also be running an optional Story Massage class on Thursday at 1:30pm if you'd like to join us. I'll be sharing a few massage strokes that you can then practice at home. Massages can be given to parents, teddies or drawn in the air - it's entirely up to you! 


On Friday, please choose clothes that 'Express Yourself.' You can wear anything - the brighter and bolder the better (no nightwear please)! On our LIVE we will share the choices for our outfits. I can't wait to show you my funky socks! 


Miss Maitland smiley


Hi Doves! 


Bravo for such a good week last week. I loved seeing your writing and art assignments! Be sure to read my responses to you :)  This week, our times for these LIVE lessons have changed to 10am - 11am so look carefully at the timetable below for Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday. Your English, Topic and Maths assignments will appear again this week too. Please send work in through that system so we can collect it easily in one place. 

Messages to me (Mon/ Tues/ Wed) or Miss Maitland (Thurs/ Fri)

Have a super week! 

From Miss Purdue 


P.S.: there is a lot of information this week. Scroll way down for the home learning activities! 


This week is Children's Mental Health Week. This year's theme is Express Yourself. 


Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.


Being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.



Please join me (Miss P) for a LIVE Teams assembly on this and story time on Monday 1st at 2:30PM (meeting is on your calendar). 


Miss Maitland will be doing a LIVE lesson on Friday on this theme and activities in class if you are in school that day. Friday will also be dress to impress. So, if you are in school or at home, wear your happiest, most impressive, most colourful outfit. As long as you feel good in what you are wearing and it is not nightwear...then fabulous! The School News Letter has more information on this too. 


Below are some resources for you :) 


Remember, you are doing the best you can and should be very proud of yourself! 

Yoga For Kids | Play In The Park | Yoga With Adriene

This is a fantastic yoga video. Adriene is a fabulous yogi. I use her videos when I need to stretch and feel good.

Activities to help you feel happy :)

Parents, this is a useful document.

Week beginning Monday 1st February. 

Suggested TIMETABLE Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday

W/B 1st February, Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday ENGLISH

W/B 1st February, Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday TOPIC

Week beginning Monday 25th January. 


Hi Doves, 


Here are our activities for Thursday and Friday this week. smiley


In Maths, we will be focusing on division and will need about 30 small objects to help us during the LIVE lessons. You could use dried pasta, Lego bricks, counters or cut some small squares of paper. Our LIVES will be at 9am and there will be a Maths task on Teams for you to complete afterwards. I can't wait to see your fabulous working out! 

Hi Doves! 


Well done, another super week of learning complete and a new one has begun! I hope your weekend was restful :)  Last week, lots of you gave in your assignments on TEAMS. I was so happy to read your character descriptions. 


This week our times for these LIVE lessons have changed to 9am - 10am so look carefully at the timetable below for Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday.


There will be 3 new assignments on our Dove Class area on TEAMS this week. These are released at different times in the week so you won't see them yet. 


Parents, please message in letting us know if your child will not be at the LIVE lesson so that we know why they are missing a school lesson and then do not need to message or ring you to check. Thank you. 


Messages to me (Mon/ Tues/ Wed) or Miss Maitland (Thurs/ Fri)


Have a super week! 


From Miss Purdue 

Suggested TIMETABLE Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday

Thursday and Friday


Hi Doves,


I hope you've had a great start to the week. This Thursday and Friday, we will carry on exploring multiplication and make our own quiz about the famous Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.


Our LIVE sessions will be at 11am. Looking forward to seeing you al there!


Miss Maitland smiley



Hi Doves! 


You did amazing work last week. I am also so proud of how you all tried your hardest in the LIVE sessions and also in class. 

This week our times for these LIVE lessons have changed so look carefully at the timetable below for Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday. I have told you when and what our LIVE lessons will be and given ideas of what else you could do and when! :

You will also find 3 assignments on our Dove Class area on TEAMS. These are released at different times in the week so you won't see them yet. In our LIVE lessons I will show you where these will be so don't worry! Each week, you will get 1 English and 1 Topic from me and 1 Math from Miss Maitland. These assignments are part of the work we post on this page. It means that you can upload your work and we can read it and give you some feedback! 


Have a super week! 


From Miss Purdue 

Suggested TIMETABLE Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th January


A huge WELL DONE for your amazing Home Learning - you're all working SO hard!


Below are your activities for Thursday and Friday. Please note we are having two Maths lives, so SPaG will be on Thursday this week. Our live lessons will begin at 10am each morning.


Looking forward to seeing you all there! smiley


Miss Maitland

To Dove Class parents from Miss Purdue. 


You have been absolutely amazing! Overnight, you adapted to a quickly changing situation, one that is adding challenges to all of our daily lives. Thank you to our Key Worker parents who continue to work so hard; your children have been super stars in school too! 


Thank you also for your continued understanding as teachers learn (and hopefully get quite snazzy at) using the online systems new to us. 


For as long as this needs to be, Miss Maitland and I aim to give our children the curriculum content they need through and along-side activities that will offer variety and fun. We keep in mind what you might have access to at home whilst also trying not to provide activities that have eyes fixed on a computer screen the entire day. 


Please remember that taking a break from our 'desk' is important, getting outside and taking a deep breath is a gift and dance breaks are highly encouraged. 


And, for now, my best advice would be...

Week beginning 11th January. 


Hi Doves! smiley


A huge 'well done!' for last week! It was amazing to see how you all coped so well with the challenges of online learning and new technology! Wow, wow! You are all super stars! yes 


Please remember that our TEAMS system is for lessons and activities relating to those lessons. Please do not use this system for general chatting at other times or for sending emojis. We get notified of every message that is sent. When there are so many, it is likely that we will miss an important one.


Parents please help our Doves to use our online systems correctly. 


Here are your learning tasks for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  


Our LIVE sessions this week run between 10-11am everyday. 


I look forward to seeing you all in the LIVE lessons! 


Miss Purdue 

Dear Wonderful Doves,  


We are so sorry to not be seeing you all this week as many of you need to continue your learning from home. Mr Barge has sent your adults a letter to explain what we are doing to provide you with this. 


Remember, you have the online learning platforms and links to find lots of different activities you can do. 🙂 You already have the Log Ins for all of these sites.   


Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/?_ga=2.267018253.2049667635.1609760989-796357846.1576763614&_gac=1.155090506.1609760989.Cj0KCQiAlsv_BRDtARIsAHMGVSbazHIxTp8hRayR0CJRhFn5WZzL7y4Y7036xu00OG0llhdGAvTle9MaAu4KEALw_wcB 


Read Theory: https://readtheory.org/auth/login 


For fun activities and videos about books: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/#!?q=&sortOption=MostRecent&pageNo=1 


Times Table Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/ 


Sumdog: https://www.sumdog.com/en/ 


BBC Bitesize KS2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn 


SCARF at Home:  

UNIT 1: Me and My Relationships  


UNIT 2: Valuing Difference 



As well as all this, you can also watch and read NewsRound daily to keep up-to-date on what is happening in our world. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround 


There are super YouTube resources to help you stay fit and healthy! 


Cardio/ strength/'Kids workouts to do at home' playlist: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/playlists 

Yoga/ stretching: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 


Please remember that we have aimed to give you much more than you need so that you are not ever stuck for activities. Please do not feel that you need to complete them all. We know you will work the hardest you can 🙂  



Miss Purdue and Miss Maitland 


Week One - Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January


Here are your Home Learning activities for Thursday and Friday. We hope you enjoy them!


There will also be a 'live' session with Miss Maitland on Friday at 11am. You will be sent an invite soon. 

English- this is for Tuesday/ Wednesday. 


This week we are writing poetry. These are special kinds of poems called Kennings. These poems describe a person/ thing/ object without actually saying what they are! How mysterious! 


Here's a short poem about me! 

Tea- drinking




Dress- collector



Do the activities below to help you learn all about them.  


1) Read the PowerPoint about Kennings.  

2) Do the 'what am I' activity sheet. Can you guess the subject of the Kenning? 

3) Use the planning format to help you create a Kenning about yourself. 

4) Write and illustrate the Kenning about you. 


Extra Challenge: pick another subject to write a Kenning about. Can your adults guess what your subject is? 

Maths - Tuesday/ Wednesday


Please spend time on Mathletics, TTRS and Sumdog. :) 

Topic- Tuesday


Science:  We will begin to learn about light. Safely, look around your house and create a list of all the things that give off light. Can you group them in any way? Do some have batteries or use plugs? Are some of them brighter than others? Are some of them able to be moved or are some of them fixed in place?


Extra activity: you could design a new lamp for your room!


R.E.: Wednesday afternoon  


Activity 1: watch the story of Noah from Genesis 6:5 9:17:  



Activity 2: draw Noah and label him with the qualities he must have had to be chosen by God. 

On this page you will find lots of helpful and interesting information, documents and links to the wonderful learning we will do together! 


On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you will be with Miss Purdue and on Thursday and Friday you will be with Miss Maitland. We are both so happy to be your teachers. smiley

Behaviour Ladder

We use this to help the children remember how we behave in class when they need reminding. 



We like to give out team points to individual children and Delightful Doves to the whole class when they have all worked together to learn, be kind, have fun and listen carefully. As a class, we decide what our Delightful Doves will earn us as a reward and together we work towards achieving it. smiley

Links to online learning tools and help yes

Spring Term! 


Here are the Curriculum Organisers full of many wonderful things we will be learning this term! This includes light, Christian stories about belief, the Egyptians and more! 

Autumn Term


Our topic this term is called 'Rock and Roll'!


This topic includes learning about Stone Age to Iron Age life, rocks, fossils and soils and lots of art and ICT. In R.E., we will be doing a module on Christianity and the Creation of the world and one on Hinduism, as well as a weekly 'circle time' and PE lessons.


Rock and Roll Topic Knowledge Organisers

Christmas Celebrations

To make these beautiful cards, we applied our number bonds to ten knowledge and measured in centimetres.

Pastel Winter Warmers!

Christmas Play

True Colours

Science: fossils! In groups, we researched the different kinds of fossils and presented our findings to the class.

Maths: fractions! We used cubes and Numicon to prove that we had ordered our fractions correctly.

Children in Need


The children read lots of information about 'Children in Need'. We discussed how the charity was started, who the money helps and when Pudsey was born! We listened carefully to instructions and drew our own Pudsey and Blush bears. We created an entry in our 'Floor Book' to remember the occasion. 


Stone Age Day


Doves had a wonderful day creating cave paintings, learning about Stonehenge and researching prehistoric animals. Here are some photos from our day:

Stonehenge Watercolour Silhouette

Stonehenge Models - Working Together

Prehistoric Animal Fact Books

Maths- fun with fractions!

Science - Investigating soils to see what they are made from.

Friendship Week 2020


This week, we have thought deeply about our friendships and how they make our lives better. We have looked at what friendship means, how we may struggle with and mend our friendships, the special words linked with friendship and our friendship super power. It is clear that Dove Class children are super friends and care about each other a lot! 

Remembrance Day 2020


In preparation for Remembrance Day, we discussed its importance for both past and present members and families of the forces. 


We we were able to look at equipment used by a modern soldier in the Royal Signals and hear anecdotes of his time serving in England, Canada, Germany and Afghanistan. 


We all enjoyed asking questions, looking at these modern artefacts and sharing our own family links with the forces.

Making remembrance poppies to decorate our class R.E. Floor Book.



Following on from our writing as crayons, we chose different classroom items to pretend to be. We imagined what they might have to complain about and did our best to use paragraphs. 

Artist appreciation: Keith Haring


We learnt about the life and artwork of famous artist Keith Haring. We investigated his style and will soon create our own artwork inspired by his Style. 

We noticed that he used bold colours, thick black outlines, human figures and dogs and movement lines. 

Maths: lines! 


We learnt the mathmatical names for vertical, horizontal and parallel lines and used this knowledge in challenges to create patterns. We also enjoyed finding those lines around our classroom! 

Harvest Festival


We began by watching David Attenborough's BBC version of 'What a Wonderful World'. Then as a class, we created our own version, inspired by Harvest. Try singing along at home!


It's a Special Harvest


I see fields of corn,
Red apples too.
I see fresh food,
For me and you.
And I think to myself,
What a special harvest.


I see tiny peas,
And bowls of bread.
Orange pumpkins,
The people are fed.
And I think to myself,
What a special harvest.


The colours of the harvest,
The sunshine in the sky.
Happy smiley faces,
Of people going by.
I see farmers picking veg,
Saying, “What a lovely view!”
They're singing happy
Harvest to you!


I see red leaves fall,
And acorns too.
I see ripe pears,
For me and you.
And I think to myself,
What a special Harvest.
Yes, I think to myself,
What a special Harvest.



Thankful Apples

As Harvest is a time to show gratitude, we thought carefully about other things we feel very thankful for. We created an entry in our 'Topic Floor Book' to reflect our thoughts.


Marvellous Maths! 

We practiced how to find 10 and 100 more or less than three-digit amounts. We challenged ourselves to answer true/false statements using the < > = symbols. 

The Day The Crayons Quit! 


We enjoyed pretending that we were disgruntled crayons and wrote complaint letters to Duncan! We used fronted adverbials to order our reasons and excellent vocabulary like “despair” and “furious”. 

French with Mrs Day! 

Feel free to listen again to the videos we watch in class and remember to use your best French accent! 

Numbers Song in French. Une Chanson des Chiffres.

Check out this song which we haven't used in class yet. You could sing it at home to learn the numbers.

Counting to 10 in French for children w/ LEGO Duplo numbers les chiffres en francais 1-10

Repeat the numbers to learn how to say them in French.

Marc's favourite song

Learn the words to Marc's favourite song at home. Teach your family and friends the words too! Tout est super genial!

How to play Loto with Marc et Milou

We learnt how to play Bingo in French. We are using the numbers 1 - 10 at the moment. Check out the other videos and songs that will help us learn them in French.

Welcome lesson 1

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