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WANT ANY ADVICE? ANY QUESTIONS? Please use the "Keep in touch" Contact Form below. This sends a message to my school email and I will endeavor to answer questions in my Blog.


This is the place to find out what children should be doing in terms of school work.


Each child has been provided with a pack of Reading, Writing and Maths work. They also have a piece of paper explaining what to do and when. They have been provided with a pen, pencil and books to write in.


They have 3 weeks' work, but please keep an eye on this page for updates.



Mrs Smailes' Blog...


Day ten: 3rd April

Gosh - two weeks gone already. I've just filled in your Assessments for secondary school!! You will get a copy of these when you get your "Reports" in a few weeks. 

It is now officially the Easter Holidays - so STOP WORKING, get your daily exercise and stay safe! I will be in school next week, but will be sleeping the week after! I will be able to pick up any messages you send, so keep communicating!!

Take care - we will get through this!! yes

Too many !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! laugh

Day nine: 2nd April

Another day of at school teaching Key Stage 1 children - very weird!! It was Pizza-Thursday today: and it was very nice cheeky

I've just been on a 3K jog and I'm feeling very pleased with myself. Are you getting some exercise every day? How is the Work Pack going? Are you sad that they have cancelled SATs? crying

Day eight: April Fools' Day!

Well some teachers thought it was an April Fools' joke (it wasn't) but Miss Hickens broke her ankle at school today! She was stepping down from the climbing frame and SNAP frown

I've had a few electronic contacts today - which is great! - so here are my replies: don't worry if you do not have every Maths sheet - I didn't photocopy each page as some were too easy or topics we haven't covered so far. Just keep working through them as they come in the folder. I'll start setting some SATs questions, to those who have given me an email address, after the 3 weeks' work has been completed (week beginning 27th April, which allows for 2 weeks off for Easter)

Also, someone beginning with 'A' has had a look at the game I posted yesterday. She liked it, but thought it was a bit easy!! laugh

So here's today's challenge....some pages for other classes have got pictures of work that children have done at home! Yes, I know - how dare they "beat" us at something? So, can you send me a photo of you reading in an interesting place? If possible, don't include your face, but if you do, YOUR PARENT IS GIVING ME PERMISSION TO POST IT ON THIS PAGE: do check!!!!!!

Remember to stay safe when posing for photos and I will only post pictures if attached to an email sent by your parent to

As I've been saying all is the most important thing (in real life and online) yes

Day seven: 31st March


Everything and Really Books below in case you left them in your trays!

Here's a challenge for you....Can you have a go at this game and let me know what you think using the Contact Form below? The link to the game is:

I'm busy writing mid-year reports for you as we didn't have Parents' Evening. I don't know yet what is going to happen regarding secondary school and not doing SATs, but I think they might want your predicted grades for SATs. So when I fill in your reports, I am going to put the level you are at the moment (in grey) and the level I would expect you to get if we did SATs in May (in red). As soon as I hear anything from your secondary schools, I will let you know.

#StaySafe online

Day six: 30th March's cold today! I've been busy working out this Youtube-lark, but I think I'm now the latest star!! Take a look at the school channel [search Claremont Nottingham and click on the school badge] [ ] and try out the "Science with Smailes - Habitats" lesson. Let me know what you think using the Contact Form below: be kind!

I've spoken to a few parents today and got some more email addresses...only 5 more to go!

You should now be on Day 6 of your pack of work - don't forget you are allowed next week and the week after off: it's officially a holiday laugh

Keep washing those hands!

Day five: 27th March

Here's a challenge for you....take a look at this link []

and then "Contact me" to let me know you've read it. First one to reply wins a prize!!!!! yes

I've been teaching Science today - dissecting daffodils. You could do it as well:

  • find a daffodil
  • peel off the petals
  • gently remove the trumpet
  • snap off the 6 "sticks" - stamen [that's the male part]
  • at the base of the big "stick" (carpel) you will find a bump: split it open and find the eggs! That's the female parts
  • sketch the different parts and label them

Day four: 26th March

OK - so I'm feeling lonely now: WHY AREN'T YOU TALKING TO ME?? All you need to do is to fill in the Contact Me box. I would love to hear how you are getting on - honest!!

I'm almost ready to start putting some material on "The You Tube-thingy".....yes, I can keep up with you youngsters! Would you like the rest of Private Peaceful? Do you want to know what happens to Michael and Kensuke? Let me know!

#PassItOn - we want 6SS to get the most likes!!

Day three: 25th March

We began to get some sort of routine going today - maths lessons, English lessons, playtime, story time. I was teaching art. We played mixed-age Hide and Seek in the small yard: it was hilarious - especially when Miss Hickens didn't win!!

Remember...pass the word on: send me a "Contact" so I know you're out there!!


Day two: 24th March

Another sunny day  We had a few more children in school today. The two yards were used well: football and a remote control car slalom. Again, a Reception child was the star! We have begun a collage rainbow that we aim to display in the windows to cheer up the local community.

Keep up the school work....can you use the Contact Form so that I know that I'm not just "talking" to myself? Also, "pass it on" [electronically] to get as many of 6SS to send me a message on the Contact Form.


Day one: 23rd March

The sun shone today and 9 children were in school. This afternoon, I was "on duty". We sat and painted in the small yard - even making handprints on the rocks. A Reception child painted the most beautiful rainbow for his Daddy and three other children learnt how to make orange, green and purple paint from the primary colours. A bit different to practising SATs questions, hey? smiley

Remember how important it is to wash your hands - don't forget to sing those awful songs!

Keep up with the school work - you've got 3 weeks worth, so don't panic about running out yet: haha!!

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Art work from Mrs Guy 31st March

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