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Thursday 4th June, by Miss Beattie

Date: 4th Jun 2020 @ 8:46am

Good morning everyone and Happy Thursday!

How are you all this morning? I hope you are well and still smiling J

Click here for this morning’s video message – I decided to read you another silly poem this morning:


Did you enjoy the weekly challenge booklet I set for you yesterday? If you did, then look out for the next one on Monday J

What have you got planned for today? Have a look at our class timetable for some suggestions. I know so many of you are loving the daily maths and English lessons on BBC Bitesize and the Oak National Academy. If you want to have a look at these today, I will pop the links below:



Don’t forget how important daily reading and times tables practice is too. You could go on times tables rockstars or hit the button to kick start your brains this morning!

Remember if you need anything at all, including a new home learning pack, please do not hesitate to contact school via telephone or the admin email address: admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk

Have a lovely day and I will speak to you again tomorrow J

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Pause for Thought: Being Grateful

Click here to watch the following video: https://youtu.be/dilMMKU762g

Lucky showed his gratitude to Jack by saving his life, and Jack did not abandon his faithful friend. He, too, showed gratitude in return.

Think about and discuss the following questions:

  • Who are we grateful to?
  • Who has helped us recently?
  • Are we people who say ‘thank you’ often?
  • Is there someone to whom we should show gratitude today?


Dear God,

Teach us to show our gratitude for what we have

By caring for those around us,

And for the wonderful world in which we live.


Wednesday 3rd June, by Miss Beattie

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 8:33am

Good morning everyone J

I hope you are all well this morning and have settled back into home learning.

I have recorded a little video for you all this morning. You will have to excuse my puffy eyes and running nose due to hay fever! You can watch it here:


I was browsing the internet last night for some new challenges I could set for you, and I came across some weekly challenge worksheets. They have a variety of puzzles, quizzes, maths challenges and short literacy activities. I have attached the first one below – let me know what you think J From now on, I will attach a new one each Monday morning for you all to have a go at.

Our class timetable is also linked below if you would like to carry on with your projects I have set this week.

Please remember to share whatever you get up to with us on Twitter @LostockGralamPr

Have a lovely day and work hard! Speak tomorrow,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Pause for Thought: Be Thankful

Click here to watch the following video: https://youtu.be/Hp_g_5Hphd8

We can be thankful for things every day! If you’d like to, have a go at the following:

Can you think of someone whom you would like to thank? Could you send them a message or write a letter to them today? Free printable thank-you cards that are ready to colour in are available at: https://printable-cards.gotfreecards.com/categories/color-your-card/thank-you

Why not make a list of as many things as you can think of that you are thankful for today? You could ask your family to join in. I wonder if you can think of 100 things!

Dear God,

For families and friends…

We are thankful.

For the beauty of nature and the world around us…

We are thankful.

For all the things in life that we too often take for granted…

We are thankful.

Please help us to be willing to show our thanks - not only in what we say, but also in what we do - every single day…

We are thankful.


Tuesday 2nd June, by Miss Beattie

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 8:26am

Good morning everyone and Happy Tuesday J

I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday and managed to slowly ease yourself back into routine!

Teddy is exactly 4 months old today – Look how much he has grown since I brought him home!! He can’t wait to finally meet you all!

What have you got planned for today? I have attached our class timetable again in case you would like some ideas. Please also continue with your maths and English lessons from either BBC Bitesize or Oak National Academy.

I know before the half term, lots of you were enjoying the First4Maths activity sheets (Lego, cooking, active, arty maths, etc.) so I have attached them to this blog again to save you scrolling through. Who knew maths could be found in so many different places?!

Whatever you do today, remember to have fun, be kind and keep smiling.

Sending you all big virtual hugs and lots of love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Pause for Thought: Be Kind

Click here to watch the following video: https://youtu.be/Qcyc68d6OAk

We should be kind because we care about other people. However, the video that we just watched suggests that kindness is also good for us. Ask the children to think about why this might be. You might like to start by revisiting the ideas suggested in the video (go to 0.20 minutes and play the following ten seconds).

Can you make a list of something kind that you could do each day of the week?

Dear God

Please help us to be kind to those around us.

Please help us to think about the needs of other people.

Please help us to seek to live in peace.


Monday 1st June, by Miss Beattie

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 7:15am

Hello again Robins!! J


Good morning and Happy Monday! I have missed chatting to you all this week. I hope you had a wonderful half term and a well-deserved rest. Thank you to those who shared some lovely photos with me of what you have been up to – it put a big smile on my face! It did also make me miss you all though! Can you believe it is June already? I keep my fingers and toes crossed every day that we will be able to see each other again before the summer holidays.

Here are a few snaps of what Teddy and I have been up to over the half term. Lots of walks and adventures (and of course snoozing):

In case you missed it, we have put together a video of ‘Lostock’s Lockdown Memories’ for the children. Don’t worry if you didn’t send in a photo for this video, we will be making a part 2 video soon! You can watch it here:


I have attached a new class timetable below with some suggestions for history/geography, science and RE projects. I hope you enjoy them! Remember this is only a suggested timetable and task list – you can pick and choose what you would like to do and personalise the timetable to fit in with your day J

For your maths and English lessons I would like you to follow the lessons on either Oak National Academy or BBC Bitesize:




Have a lovely Monday and a great first day back to home learning after the half term. I will speak to you all again tomorrow morning J

Sending you all big hugs and lots of love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx

Monday 25th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 25th May 2020 @ 8:37am

Happy Half term everyone J

Below I have put the link for a really lovely story called ‘While we can’t hug’. It helps to explain all of the ways we can show love and kindness to each other despite not being able to hug. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY&fbclid=IwAR1R5JmXr7NHJ-krywFwv883lVzoK9Qjk0yRaA7x2w1-sMJao7oUxfmONdM

I have also found this step by step guide on how to draw a robin and I thought you might like to have a go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1QkdrWOOt0

Mrs Esling has recorded a funny video that she would like me to share with you all – we hope it makes you laugh as much as we did!


Have a lovely half term everyone! Enjoy time with your family and make lots of memories!

Whole School Blog

Good morning!

As we enter the start of what should be another half term, and we embark on another, tenth, week of lockdown, we wanted to thank you all for the amazing work you have done to keep your children safe, support their home learning, and communicate with us here at school. You have done an incredible job and we want to make sure that you are looking after your own mental health needs in this time of uncertainty. 

It is important that we take some time to do something that will make us smile. That will make our children smile and that will bring us together at such a tricky time. So have a look below at some of our suggestions and choose one thing every day that brings happiness.

  • Enjoy a yummy breakfast together; pancakes, boiled egg and soldiers, bacon sandwiches or maybe your favourite cereal.
  • Have a carpet picnic, or a garden picnic at tea time
  • Make something that shows off what makes you special for the school sharing window and deliver it to school on Monday or Wednesday this week.
  • Draw a picture for somebody in one of our local care homes
  • Tell us about something you have done in lockdown that you’ve never done before. Have you learnt to ride your bike, or tie your shoelaces? Have you baked bread for the first time? Have you planted some seeds and nurtured them into flowers?
  • Talk about your favourite things to do and have a favourites day. Eat your favourite breakfast, listen to or dance to your favourite song, sing your favourite songs together, play your favourite game, watch your favourite movie or tv programme, read your favourite book or comic, wear your favourite outfit, arrange a video chat with your favourite friends or family member.
  • Find a new way of hugging! Right now, hugging is a tricky thing because we have to keep our distance. Can you find a new way to send a hug to somebody? Perhaps send a postcard, or create a picture or video of you doing something funny/showing off a new skill.
  • Facetime, zoom, whatsapp – keep in touch with those people closest and most important to you.
  • Create a calm box, a little like the Christmas Eve boxes that so many of us use, put your favourite snacks, pyjamas, movie inside and settle down together for a soothing evening.

Remember, we are collecting photos of you doing wonderful things during lockdown so send your photos into school so we can share them as a whole community.

Look after yourselves, be kind to yourselves and have a wonderful week.  

Lots of Love, Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Friday 22nd May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 8:31am

Good Morning and a big Happy Friday to you all my lovely Robins J

Happy Friday Video Message:


All of the staff at school have been working hard to put together another video for you all. This time we are reciting the poem ‘The Great Realisation’. You can watch it here:


Jenna Downing and Mr Russell have also put together a video for you… it’s a virtual assembly! You may remember Jenna as she came into our school a couple of years ago to deliver an assembly. You can watch it here:


Thank you all, as always, for working so hard this week. I am blown away every day looking at photos of your wonderful artwork, baking skills, science experiments and lots more! Thank you so much to everyone who has shared a photo on Twitter this week – it really does brighten my day to see your lovely work and smiling faces!

Let’s start our Friday by writing down 3 things that went well this week or that you are grateful for. The happy memories or moments that you want to remember. I have started to record mine in a journal each evening so that I can keep them forever. Maybe you could do the same?

Our timetable is linked below if you would like some ideas for what to do today. Some of our lovely Robins have created some wonderful, relaxing pieces of artwork over the past few weeks. Why don’t you give this a go today? I have included some examples below:



Next week would have been half term in school so I will post just one blog on Monday morning although there is no expectation that you do any school work. It is time to have a well-deserved rest and hopefully we will be back in school together in the near future!

I think you all deserve a hot chocolate today!!!

Have a lovely weekend and half term everyone. Sending lots of love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx

Thursday 21st May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 8:22am

Happy Thursday Robins J

Click here for your Thursday morning hello:


Thursdays have soon become my favourite day of the week as it’s the day my family and I get together online for a big family catch up and quiz. It is definitely something we are going to continue with even when life goes back to normal! Have you started any new family traditions during this time at home? If so, I would love to hear about them on Twitter @LostockGralamPr

I know lots of you are probably spending more time on screens than normal; watching TV, playing on IPads and completing learning online. This is all great, however if you want to reduce your screen-time, I have attached a document full of screen-free ideas to keep you busy. There are 20 ideas in total, including creating an obstacle course, some lovely art activities and building a den (one of my favourite things to do when I was younger). Enjoy!

https://www.literacyshedplus.com/browse/browse/free-resources/key-stage-2-activity-packs - This is another great website - it has some really lovely short films and resource packs to use alongside each one, full of different writing activities.

Remember, whatever you do, do it with a big smile on your face.

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”

Have a wonderful fay Robins and I will speak to you all tomorrow! Big hugs,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

The definition of wise in the Oxford English Dictionary is ‘Having or showing experience, knowledge and good judgement’.  When have you been wise, maybe you have been lost in a shop. This experience should have taught you always to stay near to the grown-up you are with, or should have led to you to learning exactly what to do if you got lost again.   Being wise means learning from past experiences and carefully thinking about decisions that we make and things that we do now.  What mistakes have you learnt from?  I think we learn far more from the mistakes we make rather than the things that we get right!


Dear God

Please help us to be wise.

Help us to realize that there are consequences to everything that we do.

Please help us to make good decisions that will work out best for ourselves and for other people.



Wednesday 20th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 8:40am

Good morning my gorgeous Robins and Happy Wednesday J


Today I have decided to read you all a poem that I thought was really funny. I hope it makes you smile too:


Teddy made a special appearance in school yesterday. He absolutely loved it and enjoyed running around the playground and field!! Look:


It’s the middle of the week already! I hope you have all had a good week so far and are ready for another busy day! I hope you are also enjoying spending lots of time outdoors where possible… my morning and evening walks with Teddy are my favourite part of the day!

I have attached our timetable with our daily tasks on there. Today I would like you to start or continue with your Ancient Civilisation Study. Choose one of the ancient civilisations and research where, why and when they settled and what they achieved. You could present your findings in a booklet, poster, PowerPoint or video. There are lots of useful links on our Home Learning Timetable to help you.

Have a lovely day! Stay safe and keeping smiling,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Today I am going to introduce you to a very special person called Theresa. She lived more than 140 years ago.  She was born on 2 January 1873 and died on 30 September 1897, at the young age of 24. Her mother died when Theresa was just four years old, leaving her father with five children to look after. One of her sisters, called Mary, took over running the household, while her eldest sister, Pauline, took charge of telling the younger children about God.  When she was 14, Theresa decided that she wanted to dedicate her life to God, so she became a nun (someone who goes to live with others who give their lives to God). Theresa was made a saint in 1925. A 'saint' is a person who is a great example to us because he or she lived a special life and/or had special gifts.  Although Theresa didn’t have a very long life, she used every minute she had to care for other people. Her best-known saying is, ‘What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love.’ Theresa became known as someone who would show love to others by doing little things. Sometimes she gave flowers, sometimes she prayed, sometimes she showed love and attention to people who struggled with problems. Theresa knew that she wasn’t physically strong enough to carry out great deeds, but she made a big difference to people’s lives by the little things she did for them. Very often, though, it's the little things that have the greatest effect on people’s lives, the little things which show them someone cares.

Time for reflection:

Close your eyes and think about a little thing someone has done for you that made you feel special or happy. It may have been a kind word, asking you to play with them or even giving you a special present.

Decide to do something today that will make someone else feel special.


Dear God

Thank you for people who do things for me that make me feel happy and loved.

Please help me to do something today to show someone that I care about them.


Tuesday 19th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 19th May 2020 @ 7:38am

Good morning my lovely Robins J

How are you? I hope you are all well and remaining positive!

I have recorded a little good morning message for you all before I go into school this morning. You will have to excuse my puffy eyes and stuffy nose; my hay fever has been bad this morning: https://youtu.be/KrXFW_GdDpU

I know lots of you have been practising your times tables at home – this is a really easy but important job that I would like you to try to do for 10 minutes each day. You could go on TTRS, Hit the Button or any other online game (there are lots to choose from!) I have also attached some fun times table worksheets today that you could print or copy out at home.



Our class timetable is attached as always with more ideas on what you can do to keep busy today. If you haven’t already looked at the First4Maths resources, I am attaching them below again – There are lots of fab maths ideas that you can do in your garden, on your walk or even while cooking or playing Lego!

If you have any questions or need anything at all, please get in contact via the admin email: admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk


Have a super day! I know you will all work really hard!

Big hugs and lots of love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.

Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”

We all have the opportunity to help create positive change.  You might not be able to change the entire world, but at least you can change a small part of it, for someone. Break the big challenge down into smaller pieces and then take those one at a time – like one starfish at a time.  Remember you can achieve anything!


Monday 18th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 18th May 2020 @ 8:26am

Hi Robins - Happy Monday J


Mrs Esling wanted to say hello this morning! To watch her video, just click the link below:


I hope you are all well and enjoyed your weekend. Teddy and I enjoyed some sunny walks and training in the garden and a local park. He has now mastered sit, paw and stay (although he does like to be treated with some chicken afterwards).

Did you manage to complete the Random Acts of Kindness challenge I set you on Friday? This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and the theme is kindness so why not carry out with your acts of kindness and see how many smiles you can give throughout the whole week J

I have attached our new timetable with updated tasks and activities. Remember these activities are only suggestions – just do what you can, when you can. It would also be great if you could have a look at the lessons on the Oak National Academy website if you haven’t already:


Have a lovely Monday and I will speak to you all again tomorrow morning J

Sending you all big hugs and lots of love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Sometimes we are faced by big challenges, reading a large book, completing a big piece of writing or even learning to ride a bike can seem a huge task.  Problems and difficulties can seem really big but if we break them down to small steps we can make progress and achieve anything we set our mind to do!

Dear God

When we find things difficult, help to keep us going.

Thank you for all the people who help us to take the small steps to overcome our problems.  Please help us be there for others.


Friday 15th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 8:29am

Happy Friday Robins!!

And just like that it’s Friday again!!

I am feeling much better today and so I have recorded a little message for you all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSx_h_gu_pQ&feature=youtu.be

The teachers in school have also recorded a special video for Hot Chocolate Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIxUWOYwTn0

As we reach the end of another week I want to say how proud I am of you all. Your hard work at home is admirable and you are all so special!

“No one is you. That is what makes you special.”

As it’s Friday, I would like you to end your week with some positive thinking. What has brightened your week or made you smile? What are you most proud of? My favourite thing has been FaceTiming my Nan and Grandad in Ireland. They have only just learnt how to use their iPad so their camera skills weren’t very good, but seeing their faces and hearing their voices made me smile a lot. Why not share what has made you smile with me on Twitter? @LostockGralamPr

Our timetable is linked below for you to have a look at.

Can you remember when we were in school and we created a mind map of things to keep us busy while at home? Why not find your mind map and choose a lovely activity to complete today?

Remember it is Hot Chocolate Friday so curl up with a nice hot choc or your favourite drink and relax. You all deserve it! Remember to give your mums and dads a big cuddle today too… they are working extra hard to make sure you are happy, healthy and learning during these tricky times J

Have a lovely weekend everyone. I will speak to you again on Monday. Stay safe and keep smiling,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Louis Braille was born in France in 1809 and was three years old when he lost his sight in one eye. By the age of five, he was completely blind. At that time, there was no help available for blind people and many of them would end up begging for food on the streets. Louis’ parents didn’t want that to happen to their son, so they continued to educate him in every way possible.

When Louis was 12 years old, he met an army captain who showed him a way of sending messages at night using raised dots and dashes. Louis saw the potential for a communication system for blind people and, by the age of 15, he had found 63 ways to use a six-dot cell in an area the size of a fingertip. In this way, he created Braille, a form of written language for blind people, which they can ‘read’ by feeling the raised dots of the Braille characters with their fingertips.

Let’s try to be people who have the courage to move forward, no matter what happens. At the same time, let’s remember that there are many people who can help us if we need to talk about our worries.


Dear God,

Whether I’m big or whether I’m small,

Sometimes I’ll try to be ever so brave,

And think about what God sees in me

And aim to be the best that I can be.


If you would like to watch Mrs Powell’s Worship on YouTube then just follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El7P2W7XrYo

Thursday 14th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 14th May 2020 @ 8:47am

Good morning and Happy Thursday everyone J

I can’t quite believe it is Thursday and another week is nearly over! Have you had a good week so far? I would love to see what you’ve been up to on Twitter. It doesn’t have to be a photo of work you have done; I would love to see your smiling faces having fun in the garden or on your daily walk. Share your photos at @LostockGralamPr

Unfortunately, I am feeling a little under the weather this morning and so I haven’t managed to record a video message for you all. As soon as I’m feeling better I will post one on our blog J

Why not choose your own lesson from BBC Bitesize today? It doesn’t have to be a lesson uploaded today, take a look back at all the lessons and choose one that you think will interest you. Our timetable is also linked below if you are stuck for ideas.


As we are not able to join together for worship at this time, why not take a look at these virtual assemblies? They are a really lovely way to start your morning:



No matter what you do today, remember that you are amazing and I am so very proud of you all! Have a lovely day and I will speak to you again tomorrow.

Keep laughing and smiling,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Squirrels are often seen hanging on birdfeeders, trying to grab as much food as they can. Sometimes they even hang upside down while they feed! Sometimes they fall off, but they soon come back again to try to get more! Often birds can’t get to the birdfeeders because the squirrels are already feeding from them! The poor birds have to wait, even though they are hungry! Sometimes they fly away and perch in the trees, watching the squirrels feed. When the squirrels have finished, then the birds can have their turn to feed, even though the seed and nuts are really put there for them. It could be that the squirrel is trying to keep the food for itself. It could be that the bird is challenging the squirrel for the food. It could be that they are sharing!

There are times in our lives when we all find it difficult to share! Christians believe that God has given us the world and everything in it - it is a gift from God that we are all to share with each other. Christians also believe that it is good to share what we have with others. We can share our possessions, food, money, friends, talents, even our love.

Time for reflection:

Let’s think about a time when someone has shared something with us.

Let’s take some time to thank God for that person. Let’s also think about ways in which we could share with others during the day ahead.

If you would like to watch Mrs Powell’s Worship on YouTube then just follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nxCpz4FPL8


Wednesday 13th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 13th May 2020 @ 8:59am

Good morning my gorgeous Robins J

I have recorded a little good morning message for you all which you can watch by clicking the link below:


It looks like another lovely day to be outside! What are you going to get up to? Remember to get outside as much as possible. I have been out for a big walk with Teddy this morning… my favourite way to start the day.

I have attached a document called ‘Walking Maths’ with some ideas of maths activities you can do while out on your daily walk.

Our timetable is linked below if you would like some activity suggestions. There are also some fabulous money maths lessons on White Rose (week 3) if you would like to have a look at those: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

I know that lots of you enjoyed the Chester Zoo livestreams so I thought I would share this amazing website I have found. It shows livestreams from across the world!! It is so fascinating and you can see lots of animals that we don’t have in the UK. Have a look here: https://explore.org/livecams

Have a lovely day and I will speak to you again tomorrow.

Keep laughing and smiling,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

In 1984, Chris Baines actually sent out an invitation to his friends asking them to meet him at 4 am. His birthday plan was to have all his guests listen to the dawn chorus together.  The dawn chorus is the singing of many birds before dawn each day.

This all happens about an hour before sunrise. At this time of day, it is too dark for the birds to search for food, but also too dark for them to be spotted by predators. There is less background noise, too, so the air is still and sound carries for a greater distance. There is a sequence to the dawn chorus. Robins, blackbirds and thrushes start first, which may be because they have biggish eyes to see in the dark and because they like to look for worms. After a while, all the other birds join in.  Have you noticed the birds singing?  I think it is lovely to think that we are all listening to the birds and enjoying their bird song even though we are apart.

If you would like to watch Mrs Powell’s Worship on YouTube then just follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUfvYnMRuDI



Tuesday 12th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 12th May 2020 @ 8:57am

Good morning my gorgeous Robins J

How are you all today? I hope you and your families are all well and enjoyed our Matilda video yesterday. All the staff had so much fun making it for you!

What are you going to get up to today? I’m planning a little run with Teddy this morning and then a productive day (hopefully sitting in the garden if the sunshine is here to stay).

Our timetable is linked below for you to have a look at this morning.

There are also some lovely poetry lessons on Oak National Academy (Week 3) that you could have a go at this week. They follow on from each other so make sure you start with Monday’s lesson. I will attach the link to Lesson 1 below:


I am loving having more time to read at home. Particularly after a busy day of working, it helps me to switch off. Did you know that you can listen to free audio books online for as long as schools are closed? What a lovely way to end your busy day. Have a listen here:



Have a lovely day and keep smiling!!! Lots of love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

This story of Steven Bradbury highlights the benefits of sticking with it in the long run. You never know what might happen.

Steven Bradbury was an Australian speed skater. He had been to 3 Olympic games already - he hadn't won a medal. Over the past 12 years of training and racing he had suffered some horrific injuries, during which he nearly died. He was financially struggling and had to borrow money from his parents in order to survive.

In the 2002 games he was the oldest competitor in the event. People didn't think he stood a chance, including himself. He had managed to scrape through the heats but had what he describes as the best race on the way when he finished second in the semi-final. He realised he didn't have the raw speed of the younger racers so he employed a tactic of just hanging in there. This worked and got him to the Olympic final.

What can we learn from this?

- Stick with it, who knows what might happen.

- You can get a huge sense of satisfaction and a big boost from trying your best.

- Just how much we can endure and overcome if we want to.

Bradbury trained for 12 years for the Olympics We can all benefit from his approach and learn his lessons if we get in there and have a go ourselves. Go on, go for it!

If you would like to watch Mrs Powell’s Worship on YouTube then just follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scxc9RKJ2vM

Monday 11th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 8:53am

Good morning and happy Monday Robins J

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Did you do anything fun to celebrate VE day on Friday? I’m hoping for some more sunshine this week.

The staff at school have been working very hard on sometime to cheer you up over the past couple of weeks. Just click on the link below to watch it:

Lostock C of E- When I Grow Up

Our class timetable is linked below if you would like some suggestions on what to do today. Of course, these activities are only suggestions and you can pick and choose what you would like to do.

Have I told you that I’ve really been enjoying cooking new things recently? The NHS have some tasty and easy recipes on their website. Why not give one of them a go?


Have a lovely day everybody and I will speak to you again tomorrow!

Sending you all big hugs and lots of love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Have you planted your sunflower seed? All flowers are different and amazing, so, too, people are all different, but all wonderfully made. Just as flowers can brighten our day when we see them, so, too, each of us can brighten other people’s days by our care and our attitudes.

We thank you, God, for the beauty of flowers.

Giving flowers shows that we care.

Flowers can brighten our day and fill our hearts with gladness.

Please help us to be like flowers to other people,

Brightening their day and bringing joy to those around us.


Why don’t you give flower-pressing a go! Instructions are available at: https://tinyurl.com/y9hgtkjz 

Thursday 7th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 8:56am

Good Morning Robins and Happy Thursday J


Did you know that tomorrow is VE Day? VE day celebrates the end of World War Two. I have attached a link below to the British Legion website which explains a bit more about VE Day.



As Friday is our special VE Bank Holiday, we would like the children to try out some fun VE activities today. Choose a few which take your fancy and have fun learning about why we will be celebrating VE Day tomorrow.

Some of the activities you can try:

Learn the Lindy Hop Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=1TmPHBgn1Es&feature=emb_title

Watch BBC Newsround to learn about VE Day:


Listen to the Horrible Histories VE song:


Send love to our NHS heroes:

Nurses and others - employed by the NHS and any other part of health and care - we have never needed them more. So let’s show them some love, and create a living map of gratitude from every corner of Britain. By dropping a heart on this map, you’re saying you appreciate the efforts undertaken daily in the NHS.

Do your hair in a victory roll:

This rolled and pinned hairstyle was popular during the war and became associated with the victory manoeuvre of fighter aircraft during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Watch the tutorial:


Visit an online museum:

The Imperial War Museum is inviting people to 'visit' from home by listening to a soundscape it has created to commemorate VE Day. ‘Voices of War’ is a four minute work featuring first-hand accounts of VE Day selected from IWM’s vast sound archive. It will be available to listen to at: iwm.org.uk/history/victory.

Cook a 1945-style meal by following these recipes:

Most food was rationed during the war and often cooks had to get inventive with their recipes. Meat shortages meant things like Spam or corned beef hash became staple dishes, while carrots were used to sweeten cakes and biscuits in place of sugar. Other commonly-eaten dishes included the potato, cheese and onion-filled homity pie, supposedly first made by the Land Girls. And where would any British occasion be without scones?

Join in a national sing-along with Dame Vera Lynn:

The 103-year-old singer will perform from a window at her Sussex home just after 9pm, following the Queen's special address to the nation, and viewers are encouraged to join her.

Make your own VE Day Anniversary Colour-in Bunting:

Celebrate 75 years of VE Day by decorating your home or classroom with this DIY downloadable colour-in pictorial bunting. https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/teachers/ve-day-anniversary-colour-in-bunting/

Complete this VE Day Quiz:

1.        Which came first – VE or VJ Day?

2.        Which Prime Minister led Britain through WW2?

3.        Who were Britain’s allies during WW2?

4.        Where did crowds mainly gather to celebrate the end of the war?

5.        What happened to Adolf Hitler following the end of the war?

Look at the English Heritage for some fun activities:


On VE day itself join in with the celebrations:

At 11am, a national two-minute silence will be held to reflect on the sacrifice of those who fought in the war.

At 3pm, Britons are being invited to take to their doorsteps to raise a glass, cheer and clap during The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of World War Two. The official VE Day website reads that there'll be a chant of the phrase: "To those who gave so much, we thank you."

A pre-recorded speech by the Queen will be broadcast at 9pm, the very moment her father, King George VI, addressed the people over radio on May 8 1945. It will form part of televised musical event VE Day 75: The People's Celebration on BBC One from 8pm.

I have also attached some more fun VE Day activities J

Have a lovely weekend and I will speak to you again on Monday. Sending you all big hugs and lots of love.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Just over 80 years ago, the Second World War began. It was a huge war that involved most nations of the world. On 8 May 1945 at 3pm, Winston Churchill, the UK prime minister at that time, announced to the nation that the war in Europe was over. This meant an end to nearly six years of war that had cost the lives of millions of people and had destroyed families, homes and cities.

Millions rejoiced at the news that Germany had surrendered, relieved that the intense strain of war was finally over. In towns and cities across the world, people marked the victory with street parties, dancing and singing.  Can you imagine how it felt?  What could you make today for a street party? My Gran Peggy told us that she danced all through the night as she had really missed dancing!


Wednesday 6th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 6th May 2020 @ 8:48am

Happy Wednesday Everyone

I hope you are all ok and managing to keep yourselves busy J Have you received your special post yet? As I was writing out a little message for each of you I was thinking about all the happy times we have had together.

What have you got planned for today? Take a look at our class timetable for some suggestions! Parents… I also really can’t stress how amazing the Oak National Academy website is. If you are feeling overwhelmed with the amount of resources and activities available, I would stick solely with this website.

There is a math, English and topic lesson each day and they follow on from the previous lesson. It really is amazing!!!


I have also found some fun, and slightly silly, times tables videos on YouTube that I think you will all enjoy. There is a different video for each set of times tables so no matter where you are up to there will be one for you:


Remember, keep smiling and laughing.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Have a lovely day and I will speak to you again tomorrow J

With love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xx


Message from Mrs Powell:

What did the world look like on VE day? What were people eating? Over the past few months, you might have had to eat something different because shopping is a little more complicated. What food did people eat on VE day? Lots of you have been growing your own fruits and vegetables; I’m growing tomatoes, herbs and strawberries and waiting to see if my peppers will grow! During the war, food was rationed so people grew as much food as they could. Another one of my Gran’s favourite foods was liver and she would make me and my brothers and sisters eat it all the time because she said it was good for us! We really didn’t like that but I like the ideas of some of these war time food; my Gran Peggy would have loved the liver casserole!

Here's some of the popular foods eaten during World War II and the sort of dishes that featured in VE Day celebrations.  Do you fancy trying any of them?

•          Dripping sandwiches with beef fat

•          Lord Woolton pie (cauliflower, potatoes, parsnips, oats)

•          Pork faggots with onion gravy and mash

•          Homity pie (potato, onion and cheese)

•          Corned beef hash

•          Liver casserole

•          Eggless fruit cake. Why do you think it was eggless?

Tuesday 5th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 5th May 2020 @ 8:56am

Good morning my gorgeous Robins!

Last night I sat for ages looking through photographs on my phone and it made me realise how much I miss seeing all my friends and family. I’m sure you do to, but hopefully it won’t be long until we can see all our loved ones again. I even printed lots of my favourite photos to create a scrap book. Maybe you could make a Lockdown scrapbook to remember what you did during this time?

I also looked back at photos of Teddy and realised how much he has grown!! Look!!! I can’t believe it! He is growing so quickly and I hadn’t really noticed!

If you’re like me, you may be getting a little bit fed up staying inside. Do you know what makes me feel better when I’m feeling down? MUSIC!! Why not have a look at this music lesson to lift your spirits? It’s really fun and is all about beat boxing!


I have attached our class timetable with some more ideas.

Missing you all more and more every day. Let’s all keep our fingers and toes crossed that we can be together again soon.  

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Please watch this clip and think about what we talked about yesterday http://tinyurl.com/qbkaq75

I love this story.  Do you think Mr George likes cabbage now?  Can you imagine how he felt?   Victory in Europe (VE) Day marked the end of the Second World War in Europe in 1945. Friday 8th May 2015 was the official 70th anniversary of VE Day. VE Day is another day that many people will never forget as it marked the end of a terrible war in Europe, though there was still fighting in Japan until later that year. Mr George’s memorable day was one of great danger followed by relief at still being alive. This is one type of memorable day although hopefully no one present will experience such a day! My Gran Peggy used to tell me when she had her very first orange as you couldn’t get them during the war; she used to make lots of marmalade as oranges became her favourite fruit! Mr George’s story reminds us that we all have special days that will stay with us forever. We don’t know when they will come or what they will be.



Monday 4th May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 4th May 2020 @ 9:04am

Happy Monday my lovely Robins J


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have enjoyed some lovely walks with Teddy. He really enjoys his walks now and has even managed a short run with me! What have you been up to over the weekend?

I have attached our new timetable and task list for you to have a look at. But remember, these are only suggested activities and there are lots of other fabulous resources out there that you could use instead.

There was a lovely lesson on the Oak National Academy on Friday all about writing your own setting description. Did you see it? If not, I have attached the link below. Be sure to share your setting description with me on Twitter if you have a go @LostockGralamPr


If you haven’t already heard, we now have a ‘Sharing Window’ in school where we want to display your beautiful art work and pictures. Just drop your work into the box in the school entrance hall and we will display it in the window for everyone to see as the walk by. Or if you would prefer, email your work to admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk and we can print and display it for you!

Have fun and keep smiling. Sending lots of love and hugs,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xx


Message from Mrs Powell:

Good morning!  This week we are going to think about V.E day.  I’m going to tell you little stories that my Granny Peggy told me; she lived in London during the war and my Grandad was an RAF pilot.  First of all, I want you to think about a day you will always remember, happy or sad.  A birthday, a family event, something you shared with friends. Is there a special food that reminds you of that day?  My niece Edith is now 3 and I was lucky enough to visit her in hospital when she was a few hours old. I remember that gorgeous feeling, how hot the hospital was and helping my sister eat the chocolate I had brought for her! What special memory do you have? What reminds you of that? Some memorable days are happy and some are sad. Each of us will have our own experiences and our own reactions to them. There are as many different sorts of memorable days as there are different sorts of people.



Friday 1st May, by Miss Beattie

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 8:58am

Good Morning and Happy Hot Chocolate Friday everyone!

Can you believe another week has passed and we are now in May!! Where has the time gone? Give yourself a big pat on the back for another successful week of home learning (That includes you too parents!)

Let’s start our Friday with some positive thinking… what three things have made you smile this week? Why not have a think while doing some relaxing yoga this morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSgZl8f5leU

Have you looked at the Oak National Academy online lessons yet? They are fabulous and I know lots of you have been enjoying them at home already.


I know lots of you have been doing some fabulous drawings and art work while at home and we wanted to give you the chance to share these with the community. This is why we have created our ‘Sharing Window’ at the front of school. There is a box in the entrance hall of school where you can drop your beautiful pictures in to (perhaps during your daily walk) and an adult in school will display it for you in our ‘Sharing Window’ so that it can be seen by the world. I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful creations!!

Mrs Esling has sent you all a special message today! How exciting!!!

Gorgeous Robins,

I hope you are all happy and learning new things whilst you are away from school.  I am really missing seeing your happy little faces in the morning and of course, the lovely hugs we share.  I am enjoying seeing the amazing things you have been doing on twitter and I am really proud of all of you.

Take care and look after yourselves.

Lots of love Mrs. Esling xx

Have a lovely weekend my gorgeous Robins and I will speak to you again on Monday. Stay safe and keep smiling J

Miss Beattie xx


Message from Mrs Powell:

“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” Roald Dahl

You are amazing and you are doing something very special; by not leaving the house you are keeping safe.  We have talked about making one small change that can change the world and actually that is what you are doing right now. I’ve said this a lot but future children will be reading how you made the world a safer place by staying inside.

Remember what you are doing is amazing and we are so proud of you.  If you can, have a hot chocolate today. If not, have a cup of anything you like to drink and remember how very special we think you are!

 “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” Winnie the Pooh

Thursday 30th April, by Miss Beattie

Date: 30th Apr 2020 @ 8:43am

Good Morning Robins and Happy Thursday J

I hope you are all safe, happy and still smiling!!! 

This morning I am going to take Teddy out for a big walk and enjoy getting some fresh air and staying active. What are you going to do? Remember, Joe Wicks is continuing his home workouts live on YouTube each morning.

Have a little look at our Robins Home Learning Timetable below for some ideas on what you could do today!

I hope we are all remembering our 3 school rules while at home: Ready, Respectful and Safe. I know you can all follow these rules so well so I hope you are setting the example in your house J

Mrs Esling and I are missing you all so much and can’t wait to see you all again. Sending virtual hugs


Message from Mrs Powell:

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you like, as long as somebody loves you.” Roald Dahl

We always say that everyone is special and that we are all unique. During the past few months, you have been surrounded by love and we have all been reminded just how special those people around us are.  Who are you going to tell how special they are today?



Wednesday 29th April, by Miss Beattie

Date: 29th Apr 2020 @ 8:50am

Happy Wednesday Everyone

I hope you are all ok J

What have you got planned for today? I know the weather isn’t supposed to be very nice so maybe you could play a board game, read a book, watch a movie or do some baking. I have also found a lovely reading lesson that you could have a go at. You will need to use your skimming and scanning techniques to retrieve information:


Take a look at our class timetable for some more suggestions on what to do!

Don’t forget how important daily reading and times tables practice is too. You could go on times tables rockstars or hit the button to kick start your brains this morning!

Have a lovely day and I will speak to you again tomorrow J

With love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xx


Message from Mrs Powell:

“No book ever ends when it’s full of your friends.” Roald Dahl

Do books ever end if you have really loved them?  Are there books you just love and don’t want to ever end?  We remember stories forever; I still remember reading The Enchanted Wood when I was little, and when I read it to my daughter Emily it felt like I was visiting friends again.  What book will you read when you are older?  Maybe you are being read a book that someone loved when they were little. 

Tuesday 28th April, by Miss Beattie

Date: 28th Apr 2020 @ 8:50am

Good morning my lovely Robins!

How are you? I hope you and your families are safe and well and enjoyed the unexpected sunshine yesterday J

I wanted to share this lovely quote with you this morning because I saw it and it made me smile

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

Although this is a very strange time in our lives, I hope you are cherishing the time to make memories with your families. This is a time you will remember for the rest of your lives so make it count!

As a little reminder, our wonderful Power Maths books that we use in school are now available online at the following link. Scroll to the very bottom of the page and click on ‘Power Maths Year 3’. Use the ‘Books’ and ‘Resources’ tabs to navigate between the textbook and the workbook.


Sending big hugs. With love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xx


Message from Mrs Powell:

“If you’re going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” Roald Dahl

What could you read today?  I’ve realised that I’m always talking about reading but that is because books are brilliant and you can learn so much without realising it. You learn lots of new words, visit new places, learn new skills or just get lost in a wonderful story.

Monday 27th April, by Miss Beattie

Date: 27th Apr 2020 @ 9:01am

Happy Monday Robins J

I hope you had a lovely weekend, enjoying the beautiful sunshine, and are ready for another week of learning from home. I have attached our timetable again with some suggested activities and tasks. Remember, just do as much as you can!

I am really missing reading your lovely stories that you write in school. Pobble 365 is a great website to encourage creative writing – there is a beautiful stimulating image for each day of the year and some suggested writing activities below. Or you could simply write your own description of the image or incorporate it into an adventure story. You can even go back and look at all the images from previous days to choose one you like – just click the ‘pick a day’ link in the top right corner. Please share your super stories with me on Twitter if you have a go @LostockGralamPr


Have fun and keep smiling. Sending lots of love and hugs,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xx


Message from Mrs Powell:

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” Matilda

When you listen to a brilliant story or read a great book, do you think about the characters and imagine you are doing those exciting things?  What would it like to be Harry Potter, to go through the Gruffalo wood or visit Narnia? 

Friday 24th April, by Miss Beattie

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 8:56am

Happy Friday everyone!

As we reach the end of another week I want to say a massive WELL DONE! I am so proud of all my lovely Robins and everything you have achieved over the past few weeks J

As it’s Friday, I would like you to end your week with some positive thoughts… can you think of 3 things that have made you smile this week? Why not write them down or share them with someone you live with to make them smile too!

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.”

Today you could complete some more work from your Home Learning Timetable and use the lovely online resources on your task list to help you.

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe! I will speak to you all again on Monday!

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xx


Message from Mrs Powell:

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James

What have you done that is kind?  What could you do today that is kind?  Could you take a picture and put it on Twitter so we can all be kind like you?

Remember what you are doing is amazing and we are so proud of you.  If you can, have a hot chocolate today. If not, have a cup of anything you like to drink and remember how very special we think you are!

 “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.

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