Lower Key Stage 2

Meteor Shower and Satellite pass by.


Hi guys, Mrs Gill here, I thought some of you might be interested in this!

If you are allowed to stay up late at the moment, why don’t you ask you mum and dads if they will go outside with you and look for meteorites and passing satellites. Tonight and tomorrow, it should be possible to see the Lyrid meteorite shower and the passing by of the starlink satellites.

The Lyrid meteors streak across the sky between April 16 and April 30. The peak of the Lyrid meteor shower will be overnight on April 21-22, NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com. As with most meteor showers, the peak viewing time will be before dawn, but the Lyrids will be visible beginning at about 10:30 p.m. local time.


To view the satellites the best time is around 9.30pm looking from West to East. They are quite close together and look a bit like a line going across the sky. They will be moving and will be reasonably close together. Happy star gazing!

Exciting Learning Opportunity

As you may have seen on the newsletter, I have managed to arrange a live stream with Dr Tim Gregory. He was on the astronaut challenge with Suzie Imber, who visited us a couple of years ago and he also took part in our most recent Flat Stanley project.


He is a Cosmo-chemist, Research Scientist and Public Speaker. We would like you (and your parents) to think of some questions to ask him during our livestream. I will choose the best questions and ask them to Tim. If you would like to submit a question, please send it to me at; pta@stoneydelph.staffs.sch.uk as soon as you are able to. 

I will put a link on to Tim’s website so that, if you wish, you can find out a bit more about him.


Take care and stay safe,


Mrs Gill

Today I would like you to take a tour of one of my favourite places, Kennedy Space Centre.

Watch the video and then answer the questions below;

1) Who was launched into space by the rocket that the presenter is standing in front of and how many years ago did it happen?

2) What percentage of the rocket was filled with fuel?

3) What was extra special about the space shuttle that made it so much better than the rockets before it?

4) What is the maximum number of journeys that a shuttle can make into space?

5) What happens to the rocket boosters on the shuttle after take-off? Where do they land?

6) What does the shuttle deliver into space and what is the special name used to describe what it is delivering?

7) What is special about the stripes of the American Flag on the side of the vehicle assembly building?

8) How big is a crawler? How much does it weigh and what is it used for?

9) Would you like to visit Kennedy Space Centre and why?

10) Where is Kennedy Space Centre situated and what company is based there?



Tonight, at 7:30pm for one night, the national Space Centre are going to be showing their amazing family planetarium show ‘We are Stars’ for FREE! It can be streamed into your homes through their facebook or the National Space Centres Youtube feed.


I’ve attached both links here:


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NationalSpaceCentre/videos/532574760794300/

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ch_0hYrA8Q&feature=youtu.be


The film ‘We are Stars’ is voiced by Andy Serkis and gives answers to some of the important questions about who we are.

This is what the Space Centre have to say about the film:


‘We Are Stars answers the all important questions we all have; What are we made of? Where did it all come from?


The show allows families, adults and children the opportunity to explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins.


Developed by NSC Creative, a team of animators based at the National Space Centre, We Are Stars is currently playing in planetaria around the world. However, this is the first time the show has been able to be seen outside the fulldome and enjoyed, in full, in the home.


We Are Stars is narrated by Andy Serkis. Andy Serkis has played some of the most memorable characters of the last decade in a raft of Hollywood blockbusters and in We Are Stars provides the voice of the Time Master. A Victorian gent with his very own time tent that will whisk you back in time 13.8 billion years.’


I will definitely be watching with my little space monkey, probably in PJs with popcorn and blankets.


Let’s be a huge Stoneydelph family and all watch and share something together.


Missing you all and hoping you stay safe.


Mrs Phillips

Science Monday 27th April 2020

Follow the link above to train like an astronaut.

Which tasks do you think were the hardest and which do you think were the hardest?


Tim Gregory would have had to complete tasks similar to this when he completed the astronaut training programme with Suzie Imber. Perhaps you can think of a question that you would like to ask him. If you do email it to me and I will ask him in our live chat.

Stay safe, stay home, keep learning! We miss each and every one of you!

Hi everybody! Today I have created an Epic! account for your child. If you check your emails, you should have received an invite (please let us know if you haven't). 

We shall be using Epic! across the school to track your child's reading at home.We will then be assigning fun stories for your child to read or listen to, at the end of the story, most stories have a quiz to complete at the end. Once your child has completed this, it will show us which stories they have read. 

When you have created your account using the invite that I have sent you, look in your mailbox for the list of books assigned to your child. This may take a few days whilst your child's teacher is learning how to do this. 

Your child is welcome to read any book on the app, but please ensure you also read the books we assign as they are specific to your child's reading group.


Happy reading!

Miss Fox

How is this weeks learning going?

Dr Tim Gregory – Tour of the Solar System

This week we were lucky enough to be joined by Dr Tim Gregory from the University of Nottingham. Tim is a Cosmo-chemist and star of the BBC programme Astronauts: Do you have what it takes. He, very kindly, offered to take us on a tour of the Solar System and answer some of your questions. There were some fantastic questions answered and Mrs Phillips and I had a lovely time chatting with him. We learnt lots of new things and hope you will too.


The BBC programme Astronauts is currently being aired again at the moment. You can catch up using BBC iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b092ng4q


If you have any follow up questions, send them to Mrs Gill or Mrs Phillips and we shall see if Tim can answer them for you.


Hope you enjoy the tour – we did!


Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Gill & Mrs Phillips

Science Monday 4th May 2020

Watch the virtual assembly with Dr Tim Gregory. If you have any other questions that you would like to ask Dr Tim, ask your grown up to email them to me.

It was very kind of Dr.Tim to offer to do this for us, so if you would like to draw a picture, write a letter or make something to say thank you to him that would be amazing. Once you have completed your thank you project, ask your grown up to email it to me and I will send it on to Dr Tim along with any questions I receive.

Hope you enjoyed Dr Tim’s presentation, I certainly did.

Cooking Monday 4th May 2020

Hi Children,

Mrs O'Neill here, I have carefully selected some recipes that you can complete at home. Each day we will post a new recipe, perhaps you could ask your grown up to take a photo of you cooking and then email it to your teacher. There will be a prize when we return to school for the best photos of your cooking experiences.  

Today we are going to try Oat and Raisin Cookies. I can't wait to see how you get on!

Hi everyone,
I just thought I would say hello to your all. I am having a lovely time in my holiday home. Poppy and her family are looking after me very well - and totally spoiling me!!!!
I am missing you all very much and can't wait until I am able to see you all again.
Lots of love


Today’s recipe is Omelette popovers! Wow these look delicious.

Hi Children, 


Mrs Turford here. This week is Deaf Awareness Week, it's a week that celebrates deafness and all the organisations and charities that support people with a hearing impairment. It teaches us how to be deaf aware - how to communicate clearly with a deaf person. 

To help celebrate Deaf Awareness Week, my challenge for you is to learn how to fingerspell the alphabet in British Sign Language. Can you fingerspell your name or the names of family members or friends? 

If you enjoyed learning to fingerspell the alphabet, there are lots of fantastic apps that can teach you British Sign Language (BSL) or look on the internet to find websites to learn more about Deaf awareness Week and British Sign Language. 

Happy signing and stay safe.

Mrs Turford

Cookery  06/05/2020

Today we are going to try something healthier but sweet. Perfect for a summer picnic in the garden. Don’t forget to send us your pictures of you creating them! Enjoy!

Cooking Thursday May 7th 2020

Two recipes for you today, one sweet, one savoury.

Bread and butter pudding and Roast potato wedges – enjoy!

Hi children, many of you are having great fun cooking Mrs O'Neill's reccipes at home and have sent photos of you making them.  They are wonderful!  We will be making a display of them when we get back to school.
We would like to make an album of your photos every week to put on the website, so if your parents are happy for us to put up your photo, please ask them to say that they give permission to include them on the website when they send them.
Your photos are wonderful!  It is  lovely to see you looking so well and happy.  Please keep sending them in.
Ms Woodward, Mrs Gill, Mr Brookes


Today, your recipe is scones. A nice traditional afternoon tea treat. Don’t forget to send us those photos of you cooking.

I have a very exciting video to share with you today.
After watching the Dr Tim Gregory video, Jasmine sent me some questions that she would like to ask him and....
... I received this today!!
If anyone else has any further questions to ask him, get a grown up to email them to me and I will send them to him. You never know you may get a video reply of your own!
Take care
Mrs Gill

Epic News

Woodpeckers – Well done.

You have read over 100 books between you. That is fantastic work, I am so very proud of you, you have been reading for nearly 1000 minutes, that’s nearly 17 hours.




Today’s recipe is mini pancakes with blueberry sauce. I’m looking forward to seeing your photos.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs O’Neil


Hi children,

Today’s recipe is stuffed potato skins. I hope you enjoy making and eating them. Don’t forget to send your photos to your teachers.

Take care

Mrs O


Well done Woodpeckers!

At the moment the total number of books you have read on Epic is…165!

That is fantastic work. Keep it up I am very proud of you.

As usual year 3/4, when we set you a challenge, you rise to the occassion beautifully. Have a look through the album of your drawings above and see if you can guess which members of staff have been drawn by your friends.
Thank you for your amazing work.


Today’s recipe is ‘Apple Triangles’ – ooh these sound really yummy! Enjoy and don’t forget to send us your photos – with permission from your grown up to share it on the website if we can!


Today’s recipe is Chicken Quesadilla’s. They sound and look delicious!! Yum Yum!!


WOW today’s recipe looks even better than yesterday’s!! Cinnamon Eggy Bread! Enjoy!

Mental Health Week


This week is Mental Health Week and we want to make sure that you are taking care of yours.


This year’s theme is ‘The Importance of Being Kind.’

Watch the video below and think of ways that you would like people to be kind to you, ways people have shown you kindness and how you could be kind to other people.


If you would like to record a little video, with a message thanking someone for being kind to you, send it to Mrs Gill by email and she will post it onto the website.


Take care and stay safe,

Mrs O’Neill