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Cotham Gardens Primary School

A Co-operative Academy

Our Amazing Achievements at Home

Whilst at home, we are sure that the children of Cotham Gardens will be busy mastering  new skills! We would love to broadcast these achievements on this page. Whether it be painting their room, cooking a new meal, doing a new trick on a yoyo, (the list is endless!) we want to know about it. Please e-mail the pictures and a brief description of the achievement and we will display it.  Thanks for your support in these testing circumstances.

Friday 27th March

Vivi Yeung from ladybirds made a kite in art time. It has pictures of Vivi, Mummy and Vivi's baby nephew. 

Ronnie has been really proud of himself this week. Showing off his maths skills. Setting himself targets and getting his family to test him.

On Friday, Ingrid Made an Easter garden. She collected some daisies and she decorated an egg shell to make a little vase for the flowers

Nirodha (2R) helped fix the lawnmower this afternoon and put the washing out! He’s so helpful around the house

Lucas has been busy painting his rainbow picture to display on the window. We love to look out for others as we take our daily walk around the block. He has also been smashing his multiplications on MyMaths and is looking forward to completing more.

Eric wrote two lovely poems.

Alice (4A) enjoyed writing instructions for making a pizza. She then helped her brother to make them for their evening meal. Yummy!

Thank You for your amazing team work! This is Jazmin`s week! She worked with me very well

Thank You for your amazing team work! This is Armin`s from 6JD week! He worked with me very well!

Logan had been helping to water our plants.

Making Spiders

Róża / 3M Rainforest Toucan Watercolour painting.

Great drawing from Roderick in Starling Class

Mohamed 3M and Meriem K/F

More brilliant work from Ibrahim

We've decided our main topic for the rest of this term is nature. Evie has planted tomatoes, and is learning all about how to care for her new rabbits with her sister, Orla. Lockdown companions! Flopsy and Sniffles. 

Thursday 26th March

Niamh has made some gel tastic air fresheners! 

Eric (starlings) and Eva (6 JA) have worked very hard this week. 

Nils (Kingfishers) had a busy week. Nils has:
Been an explorer in the woods. 
Made a rainbow to put in the window to cheer up the people in the street. 
Had a picnic lunch in the garden. 
Made a face mask.... Perhaps useful for the NHS staff? 
Helped to make a cake for his BIRTHDAY!
On Thursday Maud built a fort for King Chuffy the First! (new puppy)

Fixing the bikes

Edie (6JD) practising her mental maths

This is the work that Leo and Wyatt from king fishers have done today . 

Here are a few shots of Toby with his triple choc cookies and Niamh with her play dough snakes and minibeasts.

Jamie, in Year 5, has been making bread in between chess problems, square roots, and Joe Wickes P.E. and garden show-jumping with Ola!

Chloe and Sam home learning consisted of tidying the gardening and PE with Joe Wicks!

Rosa, 4H, making rainbows to put in our windows to show we're all together even though we're all at home.

Maya and Rui home schooling efforts 2T & 5Y


I have made my own pizza during the cookery class at home.

Some lovely colouring and reading!

Billy's, also from 2R, wolf project!

Fin's, from 2R, wolf project!

Samir and Malik in year 3 have been doing their remote learning every day with great success! 

Bobbie and me have been learning flags of the world, dinosaur names and the jarassic era, telling the time and cake making skills.

Joshua has been doing the wolf story .

Leo's work from Nightingales!

Enzo is enjoying doing learning at home and lots of garden activities. Also enjoying yoga!

Ava-Leigh's baking!

Matilda with some wonderful art work!

 Tierra & her brother made pasta necklaces. Here is a picture of Tierra with her necklace.

Mai (ladybirds) made a new friend in the garden - a shield bug who she called Shield Leaf. She made him a house (a point if you can spot him) and later we made a picture of him.

Wednesday 25th March

Monty's daddy continues to work transporting essential foods as a lorry driver Monty wanted to make a lorry , so used card board boxes paints and glue to create his lorry.

Evie (4B) and Noah (kingfishers) (photo’s respectively) have been drawing plans for their own city’s today.

Laura and Emmanuel help tidy a elderly neighbour garden(from a little bit distance)

Millie got stuck into making mushroom stroganoff! Yummy!

Logan is working hard to do his home learning - but also is being a complete legend helping out at home and keeping up the family morale!

He has:
 - Done the dishes
 - Fed the cat
 - Cleaned up cat-sick
 - Led a guided meditation session
 - Given us massages
All without being asked! He's a really good boy, and definitely a Home lock-down Hero!

Ethan and Adam asked to learn some first aid. We drew fake wounds on each other and learned how to stop the flow of blood, apply antiseptic if it was dirty, and cover with a plaster or bandage.

Today Dorian made animals from orange skins - you had to peel it all in one! He made an elephant and a sea horse.

Our kids are sticking to the home learning so well.We are using the Dojo points app and they love it. 
Some pics of Eric (year1 Starlings) homework.
I was a bit shy about sending the pics...but thought the teachers would love to see we are doing it!

Jason in Starlings spent a lot time on this!

Mate's home school work!

P.E , clocks, make a band, food prep , maths and more!

Otto (2R) and his wolf, with his wolf fact file.

Today Benji (Kingfishers) made his kitten a play den. He painted it, stuck stickers on it and hung milk bottle lids and cut out fish and shapes for her to play with. Tiger loves it!

Some brilliant phonics and reading!

Every morning at 9:00 am Ali is enjoying P.E lessons with Joe
It’s a great beginning of the day !!

On Tuesday Oliver enjoyed doing some coding on Espresso and making meatballs for our tea which were delicious! We’ve also been enjoying Joe Wickes daily work out and Oliver claims to have an eight pack.

This is the way to do it!
Dennis reading, in a hammock swing, in the sun!

Mohamed enjoying reading story and Meriem enjoying drawing

Dot (2T) wrote the following descriptive paragraph using the adjectives on the word sheet.

“Wolves hunt in a fierce pack looking for food to eat. If there are lots of them, they are more terrifying and can hunt for bigger animals. They have sharp teeth and furry skin. People think wolves are EVIL!”

Martin 2W took the challenge to do some art work regarding the importance of washing hands.

Angela is recently reading a book in which she likes the character named Alice, so she drew a series of pictures of Alice.

On Tuesday, Ella (4A) made her first ever batch of scones. We ate them with strawberry jam and whipped cream and they were delicious! You can make scones using very little butter and you don’t need an egg - you can glaze them with milk. Good if you don’t have eggs and butter to spare!

Zeek learning about horse management... giving Eric a bath to ease horse’s skin  allergy 

Maida's writing!

Eva (3R) and Lyra (Starlings) doing science experiments at home.

Eric has been following the home learning and also done free flow activities after home school. 

Seth and Flora did an assault course in the garden. 

Edie has been learning about trees and getting up close to the spring buds through climbing them!

Miles and his little brother Archie have really been enjoying spending more time together. Each morning we’ve all been doing PE with Joe Wicks! Hope everyone is safe and well. Miles has been writing a story about him and his friend Edward being on an Arctic adventure! 

Ibrahim's maths.

Lucy and Dylan made some beautiful inspirational posters for people walking past. Dylan’s scarlet macaw says “smile, smile”. Lucy’s chameleon says “think of happy times. Things will change”. 
They also made bubble snakes with an old bottle and sock and some bubble solution they made. 

George (4H) made some bread. It didn't rise very much but we're blaming the yeast.

Matthew...Geography, jigsaw map of the world!

On Monday I read a book about castles and made a sword and shield.

On Tuesday I helped to make some bread.

Tom in 3LC has been up the Kapok Tree.

Louis (Dragonflies) making a bug hotel with his little sister in the garden yesterday.

Tuesday 24th March

Lewis planting some seeds in the garden!

Ingrid built a den in the woods today...

Reuben does the hoovering- whilst rocking out - wish I had this much fun!

Clara (Nightingales) wanted to teach her 3 year old little brother something from 'big school'. They chose to make life size portraits of themselves, like the one Clara did as an introduction to Reception last year. They giggled a lot, and we talked about all the things they liked - some of which we can still experience, and some of which will need to wait til after covid-19. Next we're going to try making a life size person and add in the internal organs with recycling stuff!

Getting Exercise!

We recruited an old UN colleague currently in Mali to explain Congo (DRC), coltan mining and gorillas over Skype to us!

Ned learned how to cook a chicken curry yesterday - we had it for supper and it was delicious. He's written out the recipe and ingredients from memory.

Ned’s chicken curry recipe


1. Get the pan thing

2. Olive oil in the pan thing

3. Chop onion and put it in the pan with the olive oil

4. Then put at least 2 different spices in the pan

5. Cut up some chicken fillets into bite size pieces

6. Put the chicken in the pan

7. Stir the stuff in the pan

8. Stir until chicken has browned

9. Put the curry sauce in the pan and stir

10. Then after some stirring put the chopped tomatoes in and stir

11. While that’s heating up a bit cook your rice up

12. Finally put the curry and the rice together in bowls and eat




1. Rice

2. Olive oil

3. Chicken fillets

4. Onion

5. Any spices

6. Curry sauce

7. Chopped tomatoes


By Ned Price

Fred's been learning how to hang up the washing and Will is scrubbing the fences ready to paint. They are charging 50p an hour - bargin !

Jaya, 4H, has been busy completing her MyMaths.

Ben, 6B, has discovered that an old sandpit in the garden is now a pond full of tadpoles. He is therefore researching the life cycle of a frog and will be keeping ‘field notes’ of their progress.

Holly for 2W and Ariella from Dragonflies have been learning about their bodies.


First they completed 2 puzzles about the bodies with interesting facts. We then drew around them on paper so they could relate the puzzles to their bodies.
They then tested the facts; if you hold your hands out as wide as possible, is the distance between your fingers really the same as your height? Almost!Is the distance between your elbow and your wrist really the same as the length of your foot?


Holly and Ariella then designed some clothes for themselves. Ariella learned how to plait her hair. 


Ariella labelled the parts of her body and Holly wrote some interesting facts as well.


And here’s the final results!

Mai from ladybirds has painted a plant pot and planted sunflower seeds in it.

As apart of home learning, Reem (Honeybees) draw life cycle of butterfly.

Niamh made her own pasta sauce from scratch!

Sophie (5B) says its not finished yet but we think it looks amazing!

Monday 23rd March

Darius has decided he wants to teach himself piano, completely his own idea and spent a long time on the piano on Friday working through exercises! Darius wants to say to anyone else who wants to give it a try " Just do it, it's easier than you think and you don't need to have a  keyboard its in the app Simply Piano."

Fred and Will have been embracing their inner Ben Grylls building a shelter and taking care of their chickens. 

Alisia has been busy making beautiful rainbows.

Edie made some vegan cookies and cream chocolate brownies from a BBC recipe all by herself. They were delicious! I helped with the oven but she did everything else. 

Some Ahmed's activities at home

First day's learning at home tasks included recycled plastic bottle bird feeder...
Cut to shape, decorate, add seed....

Nirodha created his first 3D puzzle today! He was absolutely engrossed in it and tinkered away at it during any spare moment he had. Well done!

Ingrid picked some wild garlic in the woods...

Made it into pesto...

And ate it! (Verdict...pasta would have been better without the pesto...)

We talked about orbits in the solar system today. We explained about the sun being in the centre and how the planets, on a stable orbit, will generally stay a stable distance from the sun. But a comet (!!!) can go very very far and come in very close to the sun! -Dorian, honeybee class