Preston Park Primary

Year 5 

A day in a life with...

A day in a life of Mrs Dunn

Dear Year 5,

I hope you and your families and keeping well and safe during this time. I hope you are all enjoying your home learning and discovering new hobbies at home. We have all enjoyed looking at the amazing pictures, videos and work samples you have sent us over the last few weeks. Keep up the good work, you are doing a fantastic job!

I hope that you have had some opportunities to get out in the sunshine and spend some quality time with your families. Lots of you have been telling me stories about your adventures in the woods, the park and at the beach (I’m very jealous!). I have been trying to go outdoors as much as I can, especially during the nice weather and found some beautiful local nature reserves and woodlands that I hadn’t visited before.

In addition to working at home and enjoying my daily walks, I have been doing a lot of baking! Chocolate brownies, cookies, marble cake, flapjacks, scones, the list goes on. I have also spent a lot of my time reading as we have a lot of time to do so now and I hope you have found some enjoyable texts to read too. I am happy to hear your recommendations.

Finally, I have been enjoying spending my time with my puppy Harrison who is very cheeky, energetic and playful. He loves going for walks and running up and down the living room until he can no longer keep his eyes open and has to take a nap with his favourite blanket and teddy.

I look forward to continuing to receive your work online and I cannot wait to see you all again one day soon. Stay safe everyone and have great adventures.

Mrs Dunn

A day in a life with Mrs Valentine

Dear children,

I am writing to you from my sofa at home where both of my cats are currently taking a break from chasing each other around the house; they even posed beautifully for this picture showing they maybe do actually love each other after all!

The grey cat is Theo and the white and tabby cat is called Jimmy. Jimmy actually moved with me from Australia (where I used to live) nearly 6 years ago! Luckily, England and Australia have the same language or I’m not sure Theo would understand him.

Over the last few weeks, I have really enjoyed creating lessons for you and have spent lots of time thinking about what might interest you and put a smile on your faces during lockdown. I miss seeing you all so much and have really enjoyed being able to speak with you all on the phone. I am so impressed at the work you are sending me and it shows me that you are all still the hard-working children I know!

This week, I have been trying to spend as much time as I can outside when the sun is shining. I have been reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens whilst listening to the birds sing; I even found 2 magpie nests in the garden! I have also been trying to go on a brisk 2 mile walk every day, which I didn’t need to do when I was in school, because I did more than 2 miles of walking a day just in our classroom!

Anyhow, I hope you are all having a great week and are staying safe. You are all in my thoughts.

Mrs V

Ps. Here’s a silly joke from me:

Q: What do Pelicans eat?

A: Whatever fits the bill