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Redwood Class

Welcome to Redwood Class

Classteacher: Mr. J. Mulcahy

Teaching Assistants:

Miss H. Betchley (Lower KS2 HLTA)

Miss G. Ingram

Mr. I. Cooke

Mrs. C. Osman (KS1 & KS2 HLTA)

A message from Mr. Mulcahy

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Week beginning Monday 20th June 2020


Hi Redwood,


We have come to the end of the academic year and what a strange year it has been. I wanted to tell you all how proud of you I am for all of your hard work this year. I know it has been difficult for you all and I am so sorry that we did not get to enjoy the summer term together as we would have liked.


I was so pleased to be able to speak to so many of you one final time before the Summer Holidays. Thank you so much for all of the pictures and work you have sent in this term. It has been lovely to see what you have been up to whilst at home.


Although I will not be your class teacher in September, I look forward to seeing you all. It has been a pleasure to teach you this year and your next class teachers will all be lucky to have you in their classes.


I have uploaded some fun activities you might like to have a go at during the summer. 


Take care and have a wonderful break.


Best wishes, 


Mr. Mulcahy

Summer activities

Hi everyone,


It has been another busy week in school. We have welcomed two new groups of Year 6 children, who have been working on a project all about their time at school. Our various 'critical worker', Early Years and Year 1 bubbles have been busy completing tasks from the website and staff have been working hard preparing for the next academic year.


I do hope the rather inconsistent weather has not stopped anyone from being able to enjoy some time outside, even if it has been limited somewhat. Getting fresh air and exercise is so important.


Thank you to those of you who have continued to email the school with 'home learning' updates. Alex has been growing carrots and I must say they are hugely impressive. Has anyone else been growing their own produce?


The project pages that were uploaded last week will be uploaded again this week. Please remember that this particular project is ongoing and should take approximately two weeks. We have also uploaded some fun maths games for you to play at home. Finally, there are some more P.E. challenges for you to have a go at.


I will be making my last round of 'home learning' phone calls on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th July. I hope to be able to speak to as many of you as possible.


Take care and have a wonderful week,


Mr. Mulcahy


Week beginning Monday 6th July 2020


Hi everyone,


It has been another busy week in school. I have enjoyed working with my bubble, completing a range of consolidation tasks and revision activities from the website class pages, as well as other fun tasks such as model making using clay.


It was lovely to welcome some of the Year 6 children back and I know how much they enjoyed being in school again and seeing their friends. There will be a new Year 6 bubble returning on Monday and we look forward to seeing them too.


We have had such strange weather this week, with dark clouds, wind, rain and even some hail. I hope some of you have managed to enjoy some time outside in between the storms. At the very least it has meant that I have not had to water my plants all week, so at least it saves me one job!


Timetables are being arranged so that we will be able to make one more round of 'home learning' calls, which will take place over the next few weeks. As these may be the last ones that are made before the summer holidays, I hope that I will be able to speak with as many of you as possible.


Thank you so much to those of you who have continued to email the school, keeping us informed about what you have been up to at home. It has been lovely to see how much enthusiasm there has been for the 'Beautiful Britain' project.


The 'Beautiful Britain' project work that has been uploaded for this week is for the next two weeks. We have attached a suggested timetable, but of course this is not compulsory. Please feel free to complete the tasks however you so wish.


Take care and have a wonderful week,


Mr. Mulcahy

Week beginning Monday 29th June 2020


Hi everyone,


What a warm week it has been. I hope you have all enjoyed some time outside in the sun and have been wearing sun cream and drinking lots of water. I have been looking after 'key worker' children this week and we have had a wonderful time. We have been working on our class projects and completing other activities. Yesterday we joined Mr. Balkan and his group outside and completed some 'sun printing'. 


Milly and Marlie have enjoyed their time in school this week, as have the other children in my 'bubble'. Having children to look after once again is a lovely thing. I hope you are all enjoying your time at home, working hard and having fun too.


Thank you to Layla for sending it her pictures from the garden. What a lovely garden you have and what a nice week to spend time in it. Charlotte, your Scotland powerpoint was fantastic. I am glad you have enjoyed working on the class project.


Our project this week involves studying the habitat and wildlife of Wales. I hope you enjoy finding out some interesting information about this beautiful part of the world. There are also some more P.E. challenges to complete. See how many you can do!


Take care and have a wonderful week,


Mr. Mulcahy

Work for week beginning 29th June 2020

Week beginning Monday 22nd June 2020


Hi everyone,


I had the pleasure of speaking with many of you again this week and I was pleased to hear that you are still enjoying yourselves and doing lots of fun activities. It sounds like you are all enjoying our project as well!


Charlotte sent in part of her coastal habitat project and attached some lovely photographs from her trip to the beach. We are so lucky to have wonderful countryside and different coastal habitats in our local area.


I know that Layla and her sister also visited the beach and looked like they had a delightful time in the water. I was also very pleased to receive some photographs of Amber and her chickens, having heard so much about them.


Our project for this week focuses on Northern Ireland. It is also Father's Day on Sunday, so we have attached some craft ideas that you may wish to have a go at. I have also added some P.E. challenges that you may wish to complete. I have been completing a daily 'sit up' challenge at home, which has been good fun.


Please continue to email the school if you have things you wish to share with us, both related to work and other activities you may have taken part in. We always enjoy seeing what you have been up to.


Take care and have a wonderful week,


Mr Mulcahy

Hi everyone,


I hope you have all still managed to have some fun this week and get some time outside, despite all of the rain. I have not needed to water the plants on my balcony very often at all this week, the rain has given them all a very good drink! 


I have been in school preparing resources, catching up on things and planning. Although there are a number of pupils in school, we still miss having all of you back. I hope you are all well and enjoying your time at home with your adults. I also hope the weather gets better soon so Will can go fishing again and many of you can go back out on your bikes, or return to camping in your gardens.


Thank you to those of you who have sent in pictures of what you have been up to. Milly, your art work was fantastic and it is wonderful to see that you are doing Science experiments at home. Keep it up!


If you have completed any work that you are really proud of, or have done something that you have particularly enjoyed, please do not hesitate to email the admin address at the school and share these things with us.


This week, we have changed some of the slides for the website project. The focus this week is on Scotland. You will also have the chance to become meteorologists; people who study the weather.


I hope you enjoy your week. 


Take care,


Mr Mulcahy

work for week beginning 15th June 2020

Hi everyone,


I hope you have all had a fantastic week. I have been in school all this week and have had the pleasure of speaking with so many of you during home learning calls. It was wonderful to find out about all of the fun things you have been doing.


Thank you to those of you who have sent it pictures of your activities. Will has been going fishing and caught a gigantic carp recently. What a lovely way to pass the time. Sophie has been thinking about Father's Day and making nice things. Layla has enjoyed playing tennis and continuing to learn the piano. I have been so pleased to hear that so many of you have spent so much time outside in the sunshine; camping out in your gardens with your families. Let us hope the sun returns again very soon.


For the next six weeks, the work on the class page will take the form of a project, which will be based on Britain and British wildlife. There is a timetable attached which you may wish to follow. How you present your work is up to you, but try to follow the suggestions on the document uploaded to the class page.


We hope that this project will inspire you to find out about the United Kingdom and enjoy spending time outside in nature.


The project pages will be uploaded every week as it is an ongoing task.


Have a lovely week,


Mr Mulcahy 

Hi everyone,


I hope you had a fun and enjoyable half term. If you managed to have a go at any of the activities from the class page, well done.


The work for this week is below. We have organised our English tasks in much the same way as the week before half term, with activities to complete around a single image. These tasks build up towards writing a story at the end of the week. There is also Maths work to complete, as well as a project on the Romans. I hope you enjoy.


Take care,


Mr Mulcahy

Hi everyone,


Next week is half term, so we thought we would give you some fun, outdoor activities that you might like to complete. 


Thank you so much for sending me pictures of all the lovely work you have been doing. It is delightful to see how happy you all look and I know how much you have been enjoying it.


It was a pleasure to speak to so many of you. I know talking on the telephone is not always the easiest thing to do.


Half a lovely half term.


Mr Mulcahy

Hi everyone,


After speaking to so many of you last week, I have received a few emails  letting me know what you have been up to. I have seen lots of pictures of smiling faces. You have also been telling me how much you have been enjoying the work on the website, which is fantastic to hear. 


We have arranged our English work around a wonderful animated video and have set you a range of activities to complete throughout the week based on it. There are some Maths challenges, Science activities and a D.T project. I hope you enjoy.


Have a good week everyone.


Mr Mulcahy

Hello everyone,


I have had the most wonderful week, spending time in school with pupils, repainting the garden fence, rebuilding the scarecrow and having lots of fun with the children who were in. I also had the pleasure of speaking to most parents and pupils in Redwood Class. It was delightful to hear about all of the activities you have been getting up to, baking, gardening and bike riding. I had some very shy boys and girls on the phone, but it was so nice to hear your voices and to know that you are happy and safe.


We have got a range of activities this week for you to have a look at. Some of you have been working to the suggested timetable, others doing things at their own pace. Please do whatever works for you. Most of the activities you should be able to do straight from the computer screen, if you do not have a printer at home. 


I hope you all enjoy the bank holiday and manage to mark the seventy fifth anniversary of V.E day in some way. 


Best wishes,


Mr Mulcahy

Hello everyone,

What an unusual week it has been with all the wind and rain. We had a lot of hail in Rowhedge, which meant we could hardly get out of the house for fresh air. I am looking forward to being in school next week and seeing some of you. I know you are missing your friends and other family members that you may not have seen for a little while. I hope we can all see each other soon.

Well done for all the hard work you have been doing at home. We have uploaded some more work for you, but have also included an optional timetable, which you may want to follow. It is structured in a similar way to the school day, with English and Maths activities in the morning and 'Topic' based work in the afternoon. Again, this is optional; you may already have a routine in place that works for you. If so, please keep going with it.

Check back next week for more activities and stay safe everyone.


Mr. Mulcahy

Hi everyone,

I hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather. I have been taking long walks in the countryside near my home and readings lots of new books. I look forward to seeing some of you when I go in to school the week after next. I know you have been working very hard at home and having lots of fun too. I have seen so many photos of people baking and keeping active.

Here are some more activities for you to do this week. The order in which you complete them is up to you, but try to do a little each day. By now you are probably getting used to working from home and have good routine in place. These activities are linked to your learning throughout the year. Have fun and check back next week.

Hi everyone,

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter with your families. We were ever so lucky to have such lovely weather. I have been going out for walks in the countryside and have seen many people (safely) enjoying the outdoors. Let's hope the nice weather stays and we can continue to get some exercise and fresh air to keep ourselves healthy. 

I know you have all been working very hard at home and been having fun with your parents and carers. I have uploaded some more activities for you to enjoy this week. There are times tables activities, fractions work and comprehensions to complete. 

Have fun and be sure to check back next Monday (27th April) for more fun 'home learning'. 


Mr Mulcahy

Easter Activities

Hi all,

What an unusual start to what should be our Easter holidays. I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful weather we had over the weekend. Here are some fun, Easter related activities you may want to have a go at over the next two weeks. Check back on Monday the 20th April for more updates and activities for you to enjoy whilst working from home.


Have lovely Easter,


Mr Mulcahy



Hi all,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the extra time with your family.  I’m pretty sure that I could hear you all clapping on Thursday night as we joined in the ‘Clap for Carers’. We know that we sent you home with a huge pack of work and we are not expecting you to have completed it! We just thought it would be nice to send through some further ideas to go alongside the activities that we have already set.


As you may already know, Joe Wicks is doing a daily work out for children every morning at 9.00 am (Monday to Friday) which can be found here. We did this with those children who were in school this week and it was great fun.

This link will take you to his You Tube channel. There are lots of videos already uploaded and he is adding a new one each day.


If you would like to listen to David Walliams reading his ‘The World’s Worst Children’ stories, this can be done each day at 11.00  at http:

The stories which he has already shared can be found there too.


The following link will take you to some Science activities.

Other subjects

BBC Bitesize is a great website for activities on all subjects. From April, they will be adding daily content that supports your education and wellbeing.


When we did our assessments last week, we found that lots of you had forgotten how to round numbers.  The following link has a great game to help you to become more accurate with this. There are lots of different levels to work through. Please do not worry if you struggle with the decimals.

The website is great for all areas of learning so take a look.


We have added some ideas to help with reading. The pages of questions can be shared with your parents and can be used with any books that you are reading at the moment. Just keep reading and enjoying your books.

We have added a new comprehension activity on the Romans for once you have completed the others we have given you in the pack.

Try our Missing Glue Sticks’ maths challenge too.