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RespectWe value everyone and everything.

EqualityWe all deserve the same rights and opportunities.

AchievementWe create success through effort and celebrate this.

Week 1


Hi Crickets, I hope you have had a lovely weekend! smiley


Every member of Crickets class is so kind and supportive. I know this because you made me feel so welcome every time I came to visit and teach you. This instantly made me feel like a member of the Mill Hill community so, I thank you!


I am really looking forward to seeing all the work you produce. 


Don't forget to be creative and have fun!



From Miss Stone laugh





For this weeks task, I think it is really important to show kindness to people in our community.


Your task is to write a thank-you letter you letter to someone in your community who has shown you support and kindness.  The person could be a family member, neighbour, shop worker, nurse or even your friend who rang to make sure you were happy and safe!


Please watch to read aloud video. The story is called '10 Thank-you Letters' written by Daniel Kirk.


When you watch his story below, ask a grown-up to help you think about these things:


  • Has anyone written you a letter? How did it make you feel?
  • When we write a letter, what do we need to include?
  • What is the purpose of the letter you are writing? Why are you writing it?
  • Who do you want to write a letter to? Why have you picked this person?
  • Have you got any questions you would like to ask them?

Read Aloud Story : TEN THANK-YOU LETTERS by Daniel Kirk


I challenge you to add conjunctions, adverbs and adjectives to make your writing more interesting.


Remember to include:


  • capital letters (A)
  • full stops (.)
  • commas  (,)
  • exclamation marks (!)

Here is my Thank-you letter

Have a go and be creative!


Don't forget to send your letter to us, we would love to see it.


please send to:




I would really like to share one of my favourite stories with you. The book is called, The Detective Dog written by Julia Donaldson. The reason why I want to share this story with you is because your maths challenge is to become a detective and solve mysteries - just like Nell, The Detective Dog. 


When you watch her book below, ask a grown-up to help you think about these things:


  • What is a detective?

  • What do they do?

  • How do you think they do their job?

  • Do you think they have an important job? Why do you think that?

Read Aloud - The Detective Dog - Julia Donaldson

Your detective problem today is to help Nell solve how much your name is worth, using your knowledge of addition (+).


We would love to see how you have got on, don’t forget to send us a picture of your work:

Can you solve how much your name is worth?



Did you know... Hummingbirds can fly backwards!surprise

Do you know any cool facts?


In school, we began thinking about some of the wildlife you can find in your local habitat.  Can you make your own bird feeders to encourage birds into your garden or onto your balcony?


Below are some instructions to help you make a bird feeder. If you decide that you want to make a different type of bird feeder, go for it!


Be creative...


All you need is...



  • Empty milk carton
  • string
  • scissors
  • bread torn into breadcrumbs, nuts, raisins and/or sultanas etc...


What to do...


Remember to be safe and make sure you are supervised by an adult. Some of the cutting out might be quite tricky!


  1. Cut the top half off the milk carton. You must make sure that the bottom part (that you are going to use) is clean and dry.
  2. Use scissors to poke a hole in each side of the carton. The holes must be near the top of the carton and in the middle of each side.
  3. Cut two pieces of string the same length. 
  4. Thread one end of the string through a whole and tie it tightly. 
  5. Now take the other end of this piece of string and tie it to the hole in the opposite side of the carton. Repeat with the other side of the string.
  6. Now fill your bird feeder with birdseed and take it outside.
  7. Hang the feeder a branch on a tree and watch the birds come to feed. 


Below are some questions i'd like you to have a think about as you observe birds visiting your bird feeder. I would be really interested in reading what you notice, so please send your responses in as well.



  • What type of birds are visiting your bird feeder? 
  • What is the most common type of bird visiting your bird feeder?
  • Are any other types of animals visiting your bird feeder?
  • How often are bird coming to visit your bird feeder?
  • What do you like about your bird feeder? Why do you think that?
  • If you were to make the bird feeder again, how could you improve it to make it better for next time?





We would love to see how you have got on, don’t forget to send us a picture of your work:



Here are some example of bird feeders



In crickets, I know you all love to be active and have fun. This week in P.E you could create your own mini obstacle course. Arrange some different activities such as frisbee games, hula hooping, high/long jump, races, throwing target games and simple gymnastic routines. If you are looking to create some indoor games, you could crawl under tables and chairs, jumping on or over cushions, make a maze with string or wool and pretend the string is a Lazer. Therefore, you can't touch it as you go through. Another idea is to roll down a hall, do some push ups and see how many paper balls you can get into a bowl or bucket.


If you wanted you could get really creative and make some of your own medals.


Perhaps you could challenge an adult or a sibling to a game? Who will win?



We would love to see how you have got on, don’t forget to send us a picture or video of your work:

Have a go at making your own medals

Outdoor Learning


What kind of plants and flowers can you find in your garden or on your daily walk? You could then collect some items and use them to create your own picture. 


We would love to see how you have got on, don’t forget to send us a picture of your work:

Here are some pictures made out of nature objects


Food for Thought


Crickets, something me and my family found quite amusing was this picture. 


have a look...


what do you see - faces or places?


What is happening in the picture? why do you think that?


what do other the other people in your family see?


who is correct?





What do you see - faces or places?

shall I tell you what I see?

I see places, but my Nan sees faces.

how weird?