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Week 5 in the Den bubble


Another busy week in the Den bubble.

Well done to Bryan Smart, our star of the week for a more mature attitude.

This week we have been looking at patterns. We have made repeating patterns using branches and painting, made patterns in base camp, made magic windows with a pattern in and leaf patterns.

We also held an afternoon birthday party for Megan, Zoe and Lydia who all turned 6 yesterday!

Week 4 in the Den bubble

Another busy week in our Den bubble!

First of all a big well done to Max, our star of the week for his fantastic return to school- it’s lovely to have you back Max!

We have had a party for Tayon, enjoyed PE in the shade, blown bubbles using our own home made bubble blowers and made mini beasts out of rocks found in Base Camp!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Miss Plimmer, Mrs McLeod, Mrs Fullerton and Mrs Austin!

Max’s home learning in the Den

Hi Max,

Now you are back in school for parts of the day I will upload some tasks to keep you busy when you are home in the afternoons.

Just ask Mummy to ask for more when you are finished.

There is no rush to complete all of this and you do not need to ask Mummy to upload these to the Y2 blog either!

captions sheets

I can read and colour

phonics sheets

number bonds to 10

number numicon addition t-n-7389-numbers-to-20-partwhole-model-activity-sheet-english

I have also added some colouring as I know how much you enjoy it!

mindfulness colouring

Seaside shell colouring

See you at school tomorrow Max!

Miss Plimmer

BEAM Service and sleep resource

Hello from Beam!

Hope you are all enjoying the wonderful sunshine…

New Beam Resource

Our latest resource is attached – this time the theme is sleep!

The resource is aimed at parents and carers for supporting children and young people with sleep, but we hope this will be useful to all.  We have drawn information from various places – the guide includes information, ideas, strategies as well as places to get more information.  Sleep is a HUGE topic and we have tried to include as much detail as we can.

Beam Phone Support Flyer


You said, We did!

So many of you have reached out and said how useful the resources are, and as ever we are grateful for the feedback about both the service we provide and the information we are sending out.  Many of you have asked me if we can get the resources stored online, to enable you to signpost both families and young people to them.  I am really happy to tell you that the resources we have sent out so far are now held on  We will aim to continue to produce resources in this way and are working with the TCS digital team to get this page updated when we do.  I will still continue to send them to you via email as well.

Beam on Social Media

Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Beam and Ludlow Beam now have an Instagram page – follow us at ShropshireBeam.  We really want to use this platform to raise awareness of the Beam service to the older cohort of young people who may otherwise not know that we are running a call back service.  Please follow, share and promote this for us!

As we are working to increase our following on Instagram, we have taken the decision to close down our Twitter account.  This is no longer active, and we will provide updates via our emails, Insta and on the Beam website

We are always very grateful of any social media sharing you can do on our behalf, whatever platform you use.  J

Beam Supporters & Take a Pew

We are delighted that senior church figures are speaking out about the work of The Children’s Society, and are extremely grateful for their support.  In particular, The Bishop of Shrewsbury, Rt Revd Sarah Bullock speaks in the following link about the work of Beam, and her hopes that we might be able to expand the service in order to reach more and more young people across the county.  Take some time out and watch

We would also like to express our gratitude to the High Sheriff of Shropshire Dean Harries who has also spoken out of her support of Beam in recent weeks.

Young People’s Voices

I wanted to highlight to you a lovely Q&A with a local Y6 student about her letter of support to the elderly which can be found here.  At time of writing this, the link to the piece of writing she wrote (which is amazing can I add) is not working but our team are working on getting this fixed: please check back for it if it is not shown at the time of reading as it really is worth the read.

Beam Call Back Service

Our call back service is in full swing and we are thrilled that it has meant we are speaking to more and more young people who have not accessed Beam prior to lockdown.  Please continue to share information relating to our service to those who you feel might benefit.  I have attached the flyer outlining the service we are offering – those who wish to access Beam can do so by emailing us at  If they have not registered with us previously, they will be sent links to do so.  A call back will then be arranged with one of our practitioners.

As ever, should you have any queries about the service, please do get in touch with us via

Kind regards,

Gemma Holland

Clinical Lead

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Beam

Ludlow Beam

The Children’s Society

Week 3 in the Den bubble!


What a busy week we have had!

We have made our own Forest school paint brushes, played with the Dot dash robots,  done yoga in PE, we held a birthday party for Miss Plimmer and celebrated all the birthdays that happened during lockdown!
Of course everyone wanted to blow out the candle in the end!
This afternoon we are having a cinema afternoon with popcorn as a treat for being so sensible and kind to each other all week.

Well done Den children- have a lovely weekend and see you again for more fun on Monday!

Miss Plimmer

Max’s home learning in the Den Monday 22nd June 2020

Hi Max,

It was so lovely to chat to you on the phone on Wednesday.

Here are some more activities to keep you busy at home!

For phonics, can you complete these phase 3 sound mazes?

Max sound mazes

For literacy, this week can you focus on Days of the week?

I have found the following activities:

Monday Monday days of the week writing

Tuesday Tuesday days of the week cut and stick

Wednesday Wednesday how many days

Thursday Thursday days of the week trains

Friday Friday days of the week worksheet


For maths, can you look at 2d flat shapes and 3d solid shapes?

On Monday, can you go on a 2d shape hunt around your house? Monday 2d shape hunt mat

On Tuesday, can you go on a 3d shape hunt around your house? Tuesday 3d shape hunt mat

Wednesday Colour by 3D Shapes – Max

Thursday 2d quiz Friday 2d shape quiz

Friday 3d quiz Friday 3d shape quiz


Don’t forget to look at your Y2 page to see what they afternoon themed week activities are!


Well done Max!
Miss Plimmer, Mrs McLeod, Miss Hammond and Mrs Fullerton.

Design and Technology Week – Week Beginning 15th June

As you know,  we are having a topic focus each week. This week is Design and Technology week. I know that we are lucky enough to have lots of budding engineers, mathematicians, designers and inventors at Newdale, so I am really exciting to see some of the projects that you get up to this week! Please make sure that you share all of your super efforts on the homework blogs! 🙂 Have fun! 🙂

Home Schooling DT Theme Week


Father’s Day card Instructions

Father’s Day Card Speech Bubble


Year 3 Virtual Achievement Awards

Well Done to:

KYRON –  You are Mrs Trevor’s Star of the Week – Mrs Trevor is impressed with your home learning and how independent you have become with your school work at home! Well done and keep up the good work! Proud of you :)

EMI-MAI- You are Mrs Pablos and Mrs McLaughlin’s Star of the Week- Mrs Trevor has been telling us all about your reading comprehensions and your improved growth mindset towards your learning! Well done and keep it up! We are proud of you :)

To everyone else in year 3 – keep working hard as you are doing brilliantly! Don’t forget to practise your spellings, go on TTRS and make sure you are reading daily. WE would love to hear from you so please keep posting blogs or emailing Mrs Trevor/Mrs Thomas on purple mash or Mrs Trevor via