Food glorious food

Hello everybody

Oo the day has flown by and I’m a bit late getting this ready, my apologies!

So, what was I on about last week 🤔 ahh yes I asked for any food that you LOVE or LOATHE. I’ll start off… my favourite food is CHEESE. I love love love it every way it comes. in a sandwich, a toastie, on pasta or just munched in lumps BUT when it’s on my most favourite pizza ever I am very happy indeed. Bet you can’t guess my most favourite pizza toppings that I have with it… (I’ll tell you but if you are like my family you will think I am GROSS) my bestest pizza everrrr has cheese, sweet corn, cottage cheese, pineapple and banana, YUM😋 Weirdly I’ve never met anyone else who agrees with me. Strange. Anyway, moving on, my most disgusting bleurgh I hate it food has to be mushrooms. 🤢

Right let’s have a look at what some of you love and loathe..

First we have Betsy, her favourite food is pizza from Pizza Hut and her least favourite is peas. Oh no, I hope the Evil Pea from Supertato hasn’t put you off them Betsy! 😉

Next we have Jacob who loves broccoli (👍🏼) but his favourite snack is smiley faces and he loves fruit. Unfortunately he seems to hate pretty much everything else. Ahh sounds just like my 2 children when they were the same age 😉

Finally we have Oliver who likes lots of food but loves pizza, if he could have it every meal he would, his favourite topping aren’t the same as mine, he likes cheese, ham and pepperoni. Here he is actually making his pizza!

Here’s a peep at Oliver on his visit to Marton Mere where he saw robins, swallows and seagulls through his binoculars 🐦

I’m afraid that’s it for this week. I wasn’t sure wether to give you next week off as it’s ‘half term’ but then I thought for most of us holidays don’t really make any difference at the moment 🤷🏻‍♀️

SO after a few messages between Miss Latham and myself we thought it might be fun to show everyone your favourite reading den! Is it a cosy corner? Snuggled up somewhere? Or maybe an actual den? Can you make a den to read in? We’d love to see it if you do 😀

I hope you have a lovely bank holiday, stay safe, well and happy.

Until next time

Miss Latham and Mrs Lewis 🙂

Pets, past and pastimes

Hello everybody!

I hope you are all well and happy and have had a nice week.

Last week I asked if anyone had and pet pictures they would like to send in, either of your pets or of pets you would like and I’ve been sent a few so here they are..

Oliver and Evie have a 14 year old rescue cat called Amber, even though she is a bit shy and timid she has had a pose for the camera

Charlie has done a lovely drawing of the pet he would choose (and looking at the wall behind him he has been VERY busy making lots of pictures!) He would like a pet rabbit..

The pets that Logan would like wouldn’t be very popular with Miss Latham or myself (eeuuww spider!) but he certainly looks happy with them and has obviously been super busy making his reticulated python!

Florence has a gorgeous hamster called Posie, she is very good at feeding and playing with her but isn’t too keen on cleaning 🤣. I think you’ll all agree she’s a cutie..

Eli has the best names for his fish.. Godzilla, Rainbow and Lego. He has drawn them for us AND written their names, well done Eli!

Jacob looks very happy relaxing with his dog Blue, who I think looks the most chilled out of all our pets

I thought it might be a nice treat to have a few new grown up contributors to the blog this week and have a look at their pets. I’ll start off with my pet Bob. His favourite things are going for walks, sausages, having a sausage on a walk and cooling down on hot days in his very own pool..

Miss Latham has sent a lovely picture of Ben, he really does look very happy sitting in the shade on a sunny day

Mrs Sheehan has two pets in her house, Pebbles the cat and a rapidly growing puppy called Cooper, aren’t they lovely!

It hasn’t all been about pets this week, here’s a peep at what some of you have been up to…

Logan has had a cool down in his pool..

Oliver has made a stencil painting using different colours in one stencil, very clever! He has also had a barbecue for VE Day.

Talking about VE Day Oliver sent in a picture of his Great Grandad who was in the Navy during WW2..

I did say I would have a look for the things my grandad had in the war, after a bit of potholing through eaves I found some of them! So here they are..

This is my grandad, with some of the soldiers he was with and a couple of the badges he wore. Also some of the money that was issued to the soldiers, back on October 21st 1943 he wrote on it that it was a souvenir from North Africa.

All the soldiers carried a piece of paper called Safe Conduct, they had them in case they got into any bother, by handing it in they were able to get looked after. There is also a postcard that was given to the soldiers so they could send messages to their family.

They couldn’t come home for special occasions like Christmas or Easter and had to celebrate where they were. Here is a hymn sheet from Easter (5.4.44) and a Christmas card that my grandad was given.

People had to carry identity cards during and after the war, even children had to have them! It had their details on showing where they live.

There that’s it, I hope you liked the little history lesson, I enjoyed looking through all my grandads things 🙂

Right it’s been quite a big blog this week so I’m going to stop now, I’m getting hungry! That brings me nicely to what we can do next week… FOOD. I don’t know about your household but everyone at our house has been going on & on about food.. SO let’s have a food theme and tell me or show me what your most favourite food is aaaand let’s see what food you reaaally don’t like. Love it or loathe it let’s have a look.

Send it to.. pippa.lewis@stanley.blackpool.sch.uk

Until next time stay safe, happy and well

Miss Latham and Mrs Lewis 🙂

Sunny days and gardening

Hello everybody!

Thank you to everyone who has been reading the blog and have contributed again!! 😀👍🏼

Thankfully we have had more sunny days and have been able to keep busy outside, it looks like you have all been busy bees and a few of you have been getting green fingered so let’s have a look…

I thought I would start off by saying helloooo to you all (I didn’t realise until just now that there is someone hiding behind me..) I thought I would show you some of my attempts at gardening, not all successful I’m afraid. There are peas which are growing nice and tall and are flowering, it looks like I might get quite a few strawberries too but my salad seeds are dreadful! If I’m lucky I might get a few radishes and a couple of lettuce 😞 not as good as last year when I grew an entire salad but oh well, it’s fun trying.

Oliver and Evie have started growing strawberries and have a top tip.. if you haven’t got any compost you can use… dried tea leaves! We do love a cup of tea in the Lewis household so I’m going to have a go at that! 👍🏼

Jacob has been planting and growing flowers, his mum tells me he has been taking good care of them and has watered them every day, well done Jacob 🌷

Ted has been having a fab time in his garden on his WATERSLIDE! He has also been on a few walks with his bulldog Buddy and has leaned some new skills. I’ve seen some brilliant underwater swimming! Well done Ted! He has been having a lot of lovely family times at home too and here he is with his family 😀

Emily has been creative and has made a beautiful meadow collage, it makes me feel like I am in a meadow when I see it! She has also been keeping up her reading with biff and chip stories and has painted a very pretty butterfly 🦋

Eli misses going to the zoo so has made his own! I love how he has decorated it and has a water section as well as a grassy area, well done!

I spied some dinosaurs in the back ground too, I knew there would be some nearby 😉

Now then what to do for next week.. 🤔

Quite a few people have mentioned their pets so let’s have a pet/ animal theme! Send me a picture or a drawing of you and your pet, don’t worry if you don’t have one of your very own, you could send in a drawing of a pet you would like or of your favourite animal. Of course I always like seeing what else you have been up to so anything goes 👍🏼 a reminder of where to send them..

pippa.lewis@stanley.blackpool.sch.uk

Aaaand as it is VE Day today maybe you could show me what you have done to celebrate? Have you made any decorations? Had a special event at your house? Remembered any relatives who did something during the war?

Right then I’m off to see if I can dig out my Nan and Grandads old ration books and things to show you…

Keep on keeping busy, having fun, staying home and keeping safe.

Until next time

Miss Latham and Mrs Lewis 🙂

Keep calm and carry on blogging

Hello everybody!

I think it’s Friday so it’s time to blog. It is Friday isn’t it? All the days are blending together now aren’t they. Anyway, I hope you are all safe and well and managing not to go too stir crazy. I can’t say the same for the Lewis household, we are all well but are definitely going a little bit mad 🤪

I have some news from Miss Latham… she has a new playmate at home! He is called Ben and is 10 years old, have a look at this lovely face..

What a cutie! I think he is keeping her rather busy so there’s no time to be bored in her house. Although it doesn’t look like anyone is getting bored, I’ve been looking through my emails and you’ve all been super busy! Want to see what some of your class mates have been up to? Ok!

Charlie has been doing lots of work in his new books AND has learned to ride his bike WITHOUT STABILISERS! 😮

Eli looks all snuggly while he has been reading his books, and blending sounds together 👍🏼

Emily has made a beautiful butterfly picture and has been reading a brilliant book.. Meg and Mog 😀

Jacob has been up to all sorts! Cricket, football, scooting, gardening and lots of painting (love your dinosaurs) 🦖

Erik has also been very busy, he has been drawing, has camped outside, helped with gardening and has even prepared his brothers birthday pool party! (Happy birthday Oliver) 🎂

Alfie has been having lots of fun with his brother Archie (who he never argues with 😉) He has also played in the garden, has helped with gardening aaand has made some delicious looking cakes 😋 hmmm cake

Oliver has grown lettuce, made a wormery 🐛 aaand has made a poster for all his class friends because he is missing you all! Isn’t that lovely, hope you all like it, I do! 😀 (Evie, I think I spy a little sign for year 4 too😉)

Thank you to everyone who is joining in by sending in your pictures, if you aren’t able to send in a picture then thank you for still reading the blog. As always any pictures or news or messages can be sent to…

pippa.lewis@stanley.blackpool.sch.uk

Right then I’ve been thinking about what we can do for next week.. As a lot of you have been in the garden and helping with gardening shall we have growing as our theme?? It can be anything you have planted, helped to grow or look after, either inside the house or outdoors. I’ve planted a load of salad seeds but it’s looking like the messy birds have spilt the bird seed from their feeder and I think they are now sprouting instead 🤔 I’m not very green fingered… are you?

Oo I’ve just been given a top tip for anyone growing outdoors.. apparently WD40 stops slugs & snails from eating your seedlings/ plants if you put it around the pot.. not sure if it works but I’m going to give it a go..

If you haven’t grown anything then don’t worry, I would be happy to receive any pictures of what you have been up to, I love getting them and I’m sure your friends love looking at them too 😀👍🏼

Until next time

Stay safe

Miss Latham and Mrs lewis 🙂

🌈 I can see a rainbow ðŸŒˆ

Hello everybody

Well. I wondered if it would be worth continuing with the blog, I wasn’t sure if anyone would be looking BUT I am very pleased to say that you are!! Hoorayyy! Last week I had some Easter pictures sent in and this weeks request for rainbows has been brilliantly answered. Thank you so much for spreading the word and for sending in your pictures! I can’t tell you just how lovely it is seeing you all looking so happy and seeing that you are keeping busy 😀👍🏼

Before I show you the lovely rainbows here’s a bonnet that was missed off from last week..

What a happy face!

Now to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all our fabulous key workers who are out there keeping everything going, here are your lovely bright rainbows…

Not content with just a rainbow we have a DINOSAUR and a rainbow (I should have known this cheeky chap would have a dinosaur in there somewhere) 😉

Aaand he has been putting all his numbers in order too, well done!!

Thank you, thank you, thankyouuuu to everyone who has joined in! Let’s have another go… this time I’m leaving the topic open so you can send in any pictures of what you have been up to. Have you built something? Drawn something? Found a fun way to do maths or even science? Have you helped to make tea or baked a cake? Orr have you grown green fingers and helped out in the garden? Maybe you just want to send your friends a smile? Or pass on a message to a classmate? Anything goes next week so spread the word and let’s keep in touch as best as we can

Send your pictures or messages to the usual..

pippa.lewis@stanley.blackpool.sch.uk

I look forward to hearing from you all. In the mean time keep well, keep safe and keep happy

Until next time

Miss Latham and Mrs Lewis 🙂

Easter pictures

Hellooo

I hope you are all well!

Did you have a lovely Easter? Have you found all the eggs and stuffed yourselves with chocolate? (I have!! 🤢)

As I can’t take any pictures of the children to show you what they have been up to in class I asked if anyone could send in some pictures of what they had been up to at home. I wasn’t sure if anyone would still be looking at the blog but YEAY THEY HAVE! 😀👍🏼

So here’s a peek into what some of our classmates have been making and doing.

There has been some painting, creating, and cooking…

And Easter bonnet making

Thank you so much for sending in your pictures, it’s so lovely to see what you have been up to! There is normally just one prize for the best picture/ creation but I think I owe you both a colouring competition prize (which I will try REALLY HARD not to eat before I see you again)

I think we’ll have another go at this and I know just the topic.. 🌈 rainbows 🌈

Lots of people have been putting rainbows in their windows to say thank you to everyone who is working very hard so let’s have a look at what you have made. Send me a picture of your paintings/ drawings to pippa.lewis@stanley.blackpool.sch.uk and I will put them on here next Friday. Pass the word around and let’s see if we can get even more people joining in 😀👍🏼

In the mean time stay safe, well and happy

Until next time

Miss Latham and Mrs Lewis 🙂

Hippety hoppety happy Easter!

Hello everyone

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine (at home of course)

It’s nearing the time when a certain furry friend pops by and leaves some little brown presents behind. Nope it’s not next doors cat, it’s the EASTER BUNNY! Hurrah! Are you as excited as I am? I can’t wait to go around the house looking for CHOCOLATE! (It will make a pleasant change from wandering around the house looking for jobs to do)

Ooo AND I’ve had an idea…. I thought I would start up the class colouring competition again! Woohooo! Obviously we aren’t in class so we can’t do it the old way but we can do it… ON HERE! Exciting isn’t it 😝

SO if anyone gets boooored and wants something to do over the next few days they could draw a lovely Easter picture and I can put it on here to show your friends! All you have to do is draw/ paint/ colour/ make something for Easter and send me a picture of it to my school email. I can then collect all the pictures up and pop them on here. 😀 Just incase someone doesn’t see the blog (how very dare they) tell your friends (via phone/ Facebook or standing at least 2 metres away from them of course) and they can join in too 👍🏼 I might even have a special grown ups section if any parents, carers, family or friends want to join in too.. ooOOOooo!

My email is…

pippa.lewis@stanley.blackpool.sch.uk

I’m really looking forward to getting some lovely pictures!

Right that’s it for now, I’m off to draw a picture and dream about CHOCOLATE.

Stay safe, stay well and please stay at home to enjoy your Easter weekend.

Until next time

Miss Latham and Mrs Lewis 🙂