Last ever Lockdown Lowdown!

Friday 19th June 2020

TWO is the magic number

Stay 2 metres away from other people.

Wash your hands for 20 seconds.

The message is clear - stay home, stay safe, save lives. But - just because we can't be together doesn't mean that we can't celebrate together!

This week's theme is 'The Beatles.'

Songs from the films

Here are the Beatles songs played by Mr Wheeler on today's Facebook live streamed Lockdown Lowdown.

  1. Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da
  2. I am A Walrus!
  3. Yellow Submarine
  4. Help
  5. Penny Lane
  6. With a little help from my friends
  7. Strawberry Fields
  8. Hey Jude

Virtual Sports Week Results

  • 4th is Earth
  • 3rd is Water
  • 2nd is Air
  • 1st is Fire

Congratulations to Fire!

Challenge the Teachers

Thank you to all the children who sent in a challenge for the teachers to complete. They were very difficult challenges and we wouldn't say that the teachers aced any of them - particularly the Maradona 7which even Mr Wheeler couldn't manage!

These are our Superstars this week - nominated by their families or bubble teachers to receive a special mention


Alex joined the Mercury Bubble on Monday which was a big change for him, as he is in Moon Class usually. He has settled in very well and is enthusiastic about his learning. I can tell he has worked very hard at home during lockdown and is continuing to do so. I am very proud of Alex and his motivation to learn.

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We would like to nominate Annabel for her brilliant work ethics. She has rolled up her sleeves through the whole lockdown period and just got on with it. She’s rattled through her school work everyday, helped out at home with chores, encouraged her siblings and always had a smile on her face. We are so proud of her.

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Emily for coming into school on her own this week, even though she didn't want to leave mummy.

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Freya has really missed her friends and teachers dearly and she has showed great maturity by spreading positivity and inputting towards the lockdown lowdown by suggesting to Mr Wheeler to get as many of the Brayton school children and teachers together to sing ‘Sing. This then led to further song contributions; our Lighthouse and A Million Dreams which were all really fantastic. It was so lovely to see other children and teachers getting involved and every single one was fantastic. Brayton has definitely got talent!!!!!!

We cannot thank her enough for not just bringing sunshine to us at home but also for caring for others by bringing everyone together.

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Isaac has had a fantastic attitude at home since the lockdown; he has embraced most of the school work (we all have our preferred subjects!) and he has helped around the house. Isaac has taken on responsibility for some chicks we hatched from eggs, even chasing off the neighbour's cat when it gets too close! He has loved the wildlife work and PE sessions from school and likes to take scooter breaks between subjects.

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Jaxon has been a great help in Stars this week and has helped to do lots of tidying up. He has been very sensible and has been a good role model to the younger children.

Jaxon has been very good at remembering our bubble rules and has remembered to sit in a big space during our listening times. When another child got too close Jaxon straight away moved to another space. He has also been very good at remembering to leave a space when we line up too.

Jaxon produced an excellent butterfly and remembered to make both sides of the butterfly exactly the same. He has shown us what a maths whizz he is and can write and recognise his numbers to 20. He has also tried really hard to join the letters in his name.
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Josh hasn’t found distance learning during lockdown the easiest, but has produced several great pieces of work over the last 12 weeks which we have been really proud of.

He has flown through all his maths tasks, but would be the first to admit doesn’t have the same level of enthusiasm for his English, but has persevered even when he’s found it really tough. He has continued with his reading and has gone through 17 books during lockdown, never mind primark opening, we need the library back in operation!!

He’s done so well this week for Sports Week, especially at standing long jump, and has enjoyed taking part in all the challenges.

We are most proud of him for creating his own opportunities to learn, he’s adapted a Harry Potter LEGO game that we can all play together, and has even created some Minecraft lessons to teach me all about the things he enjoys, which has been a really nice insight into his world.

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Lucy has worked so hard over the last few weeks. She's really been so helpful at home and tried to help me keep her sister engaged with work whilst doing her own.

She's really embraced the PE challenges and participated as fully as she can getting either me or her Dad to go out with her doing them.

Her attitude as ever is positive, she desperately misses the direction from you and other staff and her friends but she knows this situation won't be forever and all this good work is putting her in good stead for a sterling start to year 6.

There is so much I could say about how fabulous she's been and I hope you'll be very pleased with all the work she's done.
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Mikey has worked so hard all the time over lockdown and written extra stories to send to a nursing home in York. He has been a dedicated sports participant too and has had made us all laugh a lot!

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Owen and Niamh

I am so very proud of how they have taken lock down in their stride. It has been difficult for everyone and we have had some challenges but their happy attitude, help around the house and their understanding that the house is a school, an office and a home has been fantastic.

Going from school and a super busy sports and clubs calendar, to being at home all of the time was a real change. They miss their friends and teachers from school but have been keeping in touch electronically where possible.

They have both adapted so well and have attacked various types of home learning with enthusiasm. They have been working on school home learning, BBC Bitesize, as well as Brownie badges for Niamh and mastering some rock classics on his electric guitar for Owen.

We have started biking as a family and they have been pushing to go further every day, with the whole family completing a 13 mile Dalby blue/red single track route at the weekend. (Never thought I would be doing that!)

All in all we are both really proud and impressed with them both. They have shown us what amazing people they are growing into and how lucky we are to be their parents

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Poppy has done a great job staying positive & motivated. As an only child, it has been tough at times with only boring mum & dad to play with, but she's never complained.

Poppy has completed every piece of work Miss Rushworth has set for her & has helped mum with LOTS of baking.

One of the things I'm very proud of is how Poppy has looked after our 84 year old next door neighbour. As she is shielding, Poppy has been walking our neighbour's dog everyday to help to protect her from the virus.

We are very proud. Well done Poppy!

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We started this week by discussing tadpoles and frogs and what we already know about them. Scarlett was intrigued, she wrote a list of questions and used Google to find the answers to her questions. In Maths she has recapped one more and one less, counted in twos and she can confidently add three numbers to find the total. Scarlett thoroughly enjoyed the story of Oi Frog! and painted her favourite animal, the cat. She has been an absolute pleasure and her passion for learning is stronger than ever.

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And the rest of you...

Even if you didn't get in this week's Lockdown Lowdown, your teachers are loving finding out what you have been learning at home. We are proud of each and every one of you.

Stay safe and take care!

Together we shine as one.