20 April 2020, Comments: 0

Welcome back!

I hope that you have all enjoyed a super Easter time with your families and made the most of the lovely sunshine that we’ve been lucky enough to be having. We’ve eaten far too much chocolate in my house over the past week and I’m pretty sure that lots have you have too!

It feels strange to be welcoming you back to the summer term this way, but the government have announced another three weeks of lockdown, so this is how we’ll continue for the time being. I’m thinking of you all lots and am hoping that you and your families are all keeping safe and well.

I hope that you all received my Easter card, letter and passwords for Seesaw over the holiday. James, Daisy and I enjoyed cycling around Bilton to deliver some of them. Some of you that live a little further away will have hopefully received yours through the post. It was so wonderful to see some of you and your families as we delivered them (from a safe distance of course!)

If for any reason you haven’t received yours, please email me or school admin so that I can get your new password to you as soon as possible as I am now going to be posting all of your work on ‘Seesaw.’

I have put a timetable on Seesaw. It would be great for you to look at this first. There is a maths task and an English task on the timetable for each day this week. However, I am aware that all of your circumstances are very different at home. Some of you will be sharing a computer or tablet with brothers and sisters, or an adult may need to use it in order for them to work from home. For this reason, it is entirely up to you and your adults at home as to how much of it you do. You also may not want to do it in the order that I’ve suggested; that’s fine too. (There are two maths tasks that I haven’t yet been able to post on Seesaw…but they will be on there by Monday afternoon.)

You’ll discover as you get more familiar with seesaw that you can type the answers into a text box, or use the tools to write them in with a mouse. Your work can then be submitted to me. You may prefer to print out the work and stick it in your yellow homework book. Another option is just looking at the work on the screen and writing the answers on paper or in your book. You can even record your voice and read your work to me! There is no right or wrong way to do the tasks. Please just find a way that works for you.

You’ll see that I’ve put the English task for Friday to be the next page in your Comprehension books. I’ve not set a day on the timetable for you to complete the next page in your mental maths books: please do this though at some point this week. I’ll then post the answers again at the end of the week.

Wonderful World – Science work.

I thought that you’d like to see this video of some of the staff at school. https://youtu.be/yIqOGEzKuOw    

You know that we all love science at RTS, and we’ve all been thinking about lots of benefits to us all being in lockdown.

I’d love for you to research some of the benefits of lockdown and the positive effects and changes that this has brought to the environment.

Although this isn’t on Seesaw, I’d love to see what you can come up with. You can present it in any way that you like.



BBC Bitesize

From today (Monday 20th April) BBC Bitesize are also publishing daily online lessons. There’s a new dedicated TV channel full of learning, podcasts and educational videos on iplayer. If something sparks your interest, please go with it; enjoy yourself!


Please keep in touch and let me know what you’ve been up to.

Remember all of our school values and keep safe and well.

Take care and I’ll look forward to hearing from you all this week.

Lots of love from

Mrs Simpson, Mrs Warby and the Wensleydale team


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