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Thursday 2nd April 2020

Hello, and welcome back to the Herons class blog. I apologise for the lack of activity, but we will start fresh, and this blog will be used to notify Herons class of any changes to our class page and topic based work added as we move into the “Easter Break”.

I would like to thank all parents who have signed up for Class Dojo (where work will be uploaded as well for ease of access to everyone) and who those who have interacted with the Facebook page. It is lovely to hear from children about their work, as well as seeing what they have been up to. It is a strange time for us all, but the effort being put into continuing learning at home has been lovely to see.

I will be adding to the “Curriculum Information” page, starting with a story starter for the children to work on over the coming days (which is also now up on Class Dojo) as well any supporting documents, such as examples of grammar ideas to make accessing work as easy as possible.

Before I end this, I would like to say a huge thank-you to all the children in Herons class. You should all be proud of the learning you have taken part in this year so far, as well as the progress you have made in the different subjects we have covered. Our classroom is an excellent place to be, and that is down to your continued effort and great attitudes.

Once again, thank-you all very much, and I will be back next week.

Mr Johnson.


Friday 15th February 2019

Welcome back the Herons’ class blog. As you can, the nights are starting to get shorter and the mornings a little brighter. We have had an excellent half-term looking at Fair Trade, with the children producing some lovely independent work, as well as excellent pieces of writing and work in mathematics.

BT: I have enjoyed doing our sketches of eyes in art and turning them into pieces for the wall

BL: I liked doing the 500 word story challenge. It’s fun to have a go at.

LH: This week I have enjoyed dodge-ball in P.E as our team won 3 games out of four.

ED: I have also enjoyed sketching eyes in Art.

IH: I have enjoyed sketching eyes for our art work.

IC: I enjoyed this week as we did dodge-ball in P.E. AlsoI’m happy today because its the last day of school and we have no more tests.

RK: I enjoyed doing dodge-ball in P.E, all the teams did really well. I also enjoyed sketching eyes with all the beautiful colours.

HD: This week I enjoyed sketching eyes – we used water colours. I also enjoyed P.E.

Thank-you for joining us this half-term, we all look forward to seeing you after our break.

The secret message is: If a tree falls over in the woods and no-one hears it, does it still make a sound?

Friday 8th February 2019

Welcome to the Herons class blog on this windy Friday. This week we have been busy creating our own version of our portal stories and creating newspaper articles. We have also been perfecting our still life skills and studying the effects of gravity on weight in science.

Here are the pupil’s thoughts on what they have been up to this week:

HD: I enjoyed doing still life and jumps in P.E.

FR: This week I have enjoyed creating an advert to go along with my newspaper report. It was for my auto-biography.

TL: I enjoyed playing heads down, thumbs up after P.E, and multiplying decimals in maths.

RH: This we I have enjoyed writing our own stories – a portal story.

GM: I have enjoyed planning to make dog loaves. We are going to put two things inside them – jam and butter.

LH: I enjoyed Number Day, as I found out I am good at drawing penguins. I enjoyed football club as well, as I scored my first goal of the half-term.

LP: I enjoyed Art with Mrs Lanham as we were drawing our own eyes.

ED: I liked doing QUEST time, but my favourite thing was sketching eyes with Mrs Lanham.

IH: This week I have enjoyed doing football club with Mr Robinson as we drew 12-12 (I scored 3).

R.E I enjoyed doing my fact-file on puffer fish for my homework.

RK: This morning I enjoyed doing maths with decimals.

Thank-you for joining us this week, and we will see you next Friday before we break up.

Friday 25th January 2019

Welcome back to the Heron’s blog. I apologise for the gap in updates, but we are back and the children would like to share their thoughts on the last week:

RE: This week I have enjoyed doing portraits in art (mine wasn’t very good)

JG: I really enjoyed doing portraits as well – I made my subject look like Elvis Presley

ED: This week I have enjoyed doing portraits (I put lots of wrinkles on my subject). I also enjoyed doing cross. country.

LP: I enjoyed doing the portraits – My partner did a great job.

HD: I enjoyed doing P.E and doing the kicking horse jump.

TL: I enjoyed going to Cross Country (I came fourth).

LH: I enjoyed football club with Mr Robinson and I made my best ever save.

BL: I enjoyed cross country; I went with my friend and his cousin. I also enjoyed doing football training as I scored seven goals.

FR: This week I have have enjoyed portraiting ( I did an on job on my work)

BT: I have enjoyed learning about area and perimeter in maths.

IH: I have enjoyed football club after school with Mr Robinson as I skilled him at the end.

JG: I enjoyed going to cross country and seein Theo and Beau there.

GR: i enjoyed doing area and perimeter in Maths. It has made me more confident doing this.

I would like to remind everyone that the children choose their vocabulary and punctuation ideas for the blog as they share their thoughts. As you can see, all the children are having a really good go at varying their sentence types and their use of semi-colons, brackets and dashes.

See you next week

Mr Johnson and Mrs Lanham

Friday 14th of December 2018

Welcome to the Herons last blog entry before Christmas (and indeed of 2018). Myself and Mrs Lanham would like to say thank-you for the wonderful for the Christmas performance from Herons and Swans. It’s lovely to see so much support for the children’s hard work. Here are the children’s favourite bits about this week; term.

ED: This term I have enjoyed reading to my buddy, but this week I enjoyed going to the Pantomime (this year the theme was sleeping beauty).

LH: This week I enjoyed having Christmas Dinner; my favourite part this term was doing my first length of the pool using front crawl.

RH: This week I have enjoyed I have enjoyed making crowns for the Christmas dinner; I made a reindeer hat. This term I enjoyed starting the football with Mr Raynor – a team that consists of childre from Wimbotsham, Magdalen and St. Germans acadamies.

CC: This week I have enjoyed making Christmas crowns for the Christmas dinner (my crown was very strange).

RK: I enjoyed yesterdays dinner – and making a crown.

RE: I enjoyed doing buddy reading this term; I also enjoyed practicing for the Christmas performance (I was the Angel Gabriel).

GM: I enjoyed playing with my buddy yesterday. She started following around the playground and she stayed with me all lunch time.

FR: I have enjoyed going on the coach to the Pantomime’ My favourite parts were: finding my friend was in the performance; seeing the dragon on the stage.

HC: In maths I loved multiplying fractions by fractions and fractions by whole numbers: it was super fun.

HD: I have enjoyed going to the pantomime – I also enjoyed making our crowns (for the Christmas Dinner).

Thank you so much for visiting our blog over this term. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us in the Herons Class.

Friday 7th December 2018

Welcome back to the Herons blog page. We hope that your festive season has started well, and that your plans for Christmas are well underway. Here are the children’s thoughts on this week:

LP: I have enjoyed doing fractions in Maths and working with Mrs Lanham

RH: This week I have enjoyed doing dodgeball in P.E – Even thought there wasn’t much room because the stage was up.

CC: This week has been a joyful week; my favourite part has been designing posters for the Christmas fair – it is today.

TL – I enjoyed doing the survival activities with my partner at swimming

BL: I enjoyed doing the survival things in swimming as we had to drag our partner through the water. I also enjoyed making paper lanterns, although it took a lot of tries.

ED: This week I have enjoyed doing the decoration day for Christmas (even though there was a lot of mess)

LH: I enjoyed finding out that we might be going to Cadbury World nest term.

RH: This week I enjoyed doing maths because we learned how to do the butterfly method with fractions.

JGr: I have enjoyed writing to Mrs Hughes and Mr Donkersloot to ask them to make a kind donation to our Cadbury World trip.

RE: I enjoyed doing the posters for the Christmas fair (I am really excited about it).

HD: This week I have enjoyed making posters for the Christmas fair; I have also enjoyed P.E – it was also good to write a letter to Mr Donkersloot.

DD: This week I enjoyed doing the play rehearsal with the songs and getting ready for the Christmas Fair.

ES: I enjoyed Maths with Mrs Lanham; it was hard to do.

Thank-you for visiting our blog page. Please have a great week next week, and we will see you again on the 14th.

Friday 30th November 2018

What an excellent week we have had in Herons class. We have started on our work with fractions in our mathematics work, continued our work on our Christmas performance, and had some of our children represent the school superbly at the Downham Market Cluster Sportshall Athletics. It has been said to the children many times by myself and Mrs Lanham that the children from Wimbotsham Academy always present an excellent image of our school when we are out and about on different activities, and the Herons in particular have been brilliant on our trips this year.

Here is what the children had to say about our week:

JG: This week I have enjoyed practicing for the Christmas performance, I like doing the songs, I was also really proud of getting 32 out of 36 on my arithmetic test.

TL: I enjoyed going to Sports Hall Athletics, as the boys came second overall.

CC: I’m really happy because we went to sports hall and came second for the girls team.

IH: I have enjoyed doing the sports hall athletic activities at the Downham Market leisure – it was really fun. We also came second overall out of four teams.

JG: I enjoyed going to the Downham Market Sports Hall Athletics. Me my partner had do a special 6 lap race. We came second.

LH – I enjoyed getting 35/36 on my arithmetic test.

DD: This week I enjoyed doing sports hall athletics and we came second out of four schools. It’s a bit annoying that we have to wait a week for our silver medals. We have bronze for now though.

HD – This week I have enjoyed doing P.E. We did the secret agent game (but we knew who the secret agent was.

BL – I enjoyed doing the special six lap race with my partner: It was fun. I also enjoyed doing the facts about tanks with my friend in quest time.

HC: I enjoyed going to the sports hall athletics with my fellow athletes as we came second.

BT – I have enjoyed doing quest time – it’s fun.

RK: I am pleased at reaching 20 in the arithmetic test.

LP: I am proud of myself for getting 18 on the arithmetic tests, I am hoping to get 20 next time.

ED: I’ve enjoyed doing sports hall athletics, I had to do the 6×6 and 4×1 relay. I came third and first. We got 170 points overall, winning a silver medal.

Thank you so much for reading, and we will see you on Friday the 7th of December

Mr Johnson and Mrs Lanham.

Friday 23rd November 2018

Welcome back to the Herons blog. It has been a great week, if a little chilly! Winter is certainly here.

This week we have enjoyed:

CC: I enjoyed have enjoyed maths for the past few weeks because it has been division and multiplication.

GM: I liked doing the tally chart I made: it was for cooking that I will do for the Christmas fair. I also enjoyed buddy reading, even though we didn’t really read, we were looking at where’s wally books.

IH: I have enjoyed buddy reading – my buddies are well behaved and enjoy reading.

RH: I enjoyed P.E this week and buddy reading, even though my buddy kept going under the table

ED: This I have enjoyed doing acting for the news report; I’ve also enjoyed buddy reading. They also baked us gingerbread cookies.

HD: I enjoyed P.E and buddy reading this week. I enjoy sitting on comfy chairs and reading with the children.

R.E. I enjoyed doing long multiplication and reading with my buddy.

CB; I enjoyed doing buddy reading even though one of my buddies ran away from me.

Thank-you visiting our blog page. We hope you have a lovely (and not too chilly) weekend.

Mr Johnson

P.S The secret message is “Wibble”

Friday 9th November 2018

Welcome to the Herons class blog for the week of the 5th of November. This week has been a busy one, and with the nights drawing in, certainly a cold one as well. The main focus of the blog this week is our trip to the Stories of Lynn.  From a teachers point of view, the activities for the children were engaging and fun. The march to the War Memorial was a real highlight also: it is well worth a visit.

LP: I enjoyed doing the activity with the soldier: He made me jump when he shouted BANG! as he pretended to shoot the rifle he was showing us.

RH: On Wednesday I enjoyed the whole thing but my favourite thing was the activity with Sergeant Amos. He showed us what trench life was like and their weapons – it was fun.

JGr: On Wednesday I enjoyed going to the Lynn Museum – Especially when we walked to the war memorial: The poem from Dot was really good also.

TL: My favourite part was the trenches; watching my brother dressing up as a soldier and drawing round our classmate on a piece of paper.

ED: On Wednesday we went to the museum (we learned about WW1) I found it interesting. I really liked the poem we heard.

GM: I have been going to Drama with my drama group and I have been performing at the Corn Exchange. At the end of every performance I ended up covered in glitter.

IH: I enjoyed our visit to the Stories of Lynn on Wednesday (it was really fun with Sergeant Amos).

LH: I enjoyed marching to the memorial as I had never been to that part of Lynn before and the memorial garden was very pretty.

BL: My favourite part of the museum visit was dressing up as a soldier and marching to the War Memorial

RE: I really enjoyed when we went to the Stories of Lynn museum; I enjoyed the soldier performance the most.

DD: I loved going to the stories of Lynn museum and learning about world war one. One of the facts I learned was they fired shells with tiny pieces of lead in them.

JG: I enjoyed marching down to the War memorial and seeing the there but not there soldiers.

HD: This week I have enjoyed the trip because we got to learn more about WW1.

As you can see from the children, the trip was really well received. Have a lovely weekend, and we will see you next week!

Friday 21st September 2018

Welcome to a slightly blustery Herons class blog. I hope your week has gone well, and the routine of school mornings is back in full swings

The class have discussed skills they feel are improving –

HC: I feel my handwriting is improving

JG: I think that I have improved my handwriting since we got the handwriting books.

ED: I think i have improved my use of punctuation

RH: I have improved my goal keeping skills

LH: I think I have improved slightly in my place value skills

GM: i improved my typing skills with Mrs Soames.

IH: I have improved my running speed

SC: I have improved using semi-colons and colons.

HD: I have improved my writing.

CC: I have been able to get more done in English.

ES: I have improved my reading

I have been really pleased with the class as we have got to know each other, and I hope that this continues over the coming term!

Secret Message: The sun could contain 1,000,000 Earths, and Pluto sometimes orbits inside of Neptunes path.

Friday 14th September 2108

Welcome to the Herons blog, 2018/19 year. We are all really excited to share our learning experiences with you all!!!

For  parents who weren’t able to attend the teacher/parent meeting, please feel free to drop in to me (Mr Johnson) if you have any questions at all.

What we have learned this week:

ED: This week I have enjoyed learning about Space and list poems (I also loved doing art).

C.C: I loved playing with the reception children (it was their first week).


J.C: I have enjoyed making the barbed wire for our world war 1 display. Year 5 is good.

G.A: I’ve enjoyed looking for outfits for my dolls and ideas for cookies to make.

F.R: I have enjoyed year 6 because my little cousin has entered the school.

J.G: I have enjoyed being a year 6 and also meeting the new receptions

R.H: I’m happy that I got onto the school council and I can’t wait to meet my buddy.

L.H: I really enjoyed finding out how far apart the planets are in science

I.H: I’ve enjoyed being a year 6 because I have loved meeting the receptions and I can’t wait to meet my buddy.

R.E : I enjoyed playing with the receptions (there is one that looks exactly like me). `

This has been a fantastic week to start the year on, with the children really engaging with all the tasks set for them. It was also really fantastic to see the quality (and quantity!) of home learning received this week.

Have a fantastic weekend, and we shall see you all Monday.

Mr Johnson and Mrs Lanham
































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