To all my lovely Year Fives,

I hope the ones I haven’t seen for a while are on the mend and having a good rest. And to the children who were in this week (even though it was a very strange week), now is your time for a break.

You should all have your learning packs for this week to use if you get bored. However, I wanted to encourage you all to use this week as a chance to do things that you enjoy and relax!

Go out and enjoy the fresh air and the look for signs of spring. Enjoy spending extra time with your family. Read a book and get stuck into it. Learn something new or research a topic you have always wanted to know about. Maybe write a diary or create a piece of art. What I’m trying to say is… please don’t spend all your time on your phones and on video games and watching those Tik Tok dances that you drive me mad doing in class.

I will be sending you more work to do soon but for now focus on yourself and those around you. Spend the week smiling!

I wanted to share this poem with you to explain the current situation. I hope it helps.

Speak to you all soon,

Miss Steele

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The Time We Spring-Cleaned the World

The world it got so busy,
There were people all around.
They left their germs behind them;
In the air and on the ground.

These germs grew bigger and stronger.
They wanted to come and stay.
They didn’t want to hurt anyone –
They just really wanted to play.

Sometimes they tried to hold your hand,
Or tickled your throat or your nose.
They could make you cough and sneeze
And make your face as red as a rose.

And so these germs took over.
They started to make people ill,
And with every cough we coughed
More and more germs would spill.

All the queens and kings had a meeting.
“It’s time to clean the world up!” they said.
And so they had to close lots of fun stuff,
Just so these germs couldn’t spread.

We couldn’t go to cinemas
Or restaurants for our tea.
There was no football or parties,
The world got as quiet as can be.

The kids stopped going to school,
The mums and dads went to work less.
Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush
Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess!

Dads started teaching the sums,
Big brothers played with us more,
Mums were in charge of homework
And we read and played jigsaws galore!

The whole world was washing their hands
And building super toilet roll forts!
Outside was quiet and peaceful,
Now home was the place for all sports.

So we played in the world that was home
And our days filled up with fun and love,
And the germs they grew smaller and smaller
And the sun watched from up above.

Then one morning the sun woke up early,
She smiled and stretched her beams wide.
The world had been fully spring cleaned,
It was time to go back outside!

We opened our doors oh so slowly
And breathed in the clean and fresh air.
We promised that forever and always
Of this beautiful world we’d take care!



    Stephen · 24th March 2020 at 2:20 pm

    That was a brilliant poem Miss Steele. I’ve missed you lots already. Same with everyone else. It’s been nice to talk to you for a little bit. Thank you.


    Caroline Bargh-brooking · 21st March 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Had to hold back my tears while reading this to William who was finding it hard to understand as to why everything is cancelled, thank you! And thank you for being a fabulous teacher, I’m sure after all this everyone will truly appreciate what u do for them every day xx


      Miss Steele · 21st March 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you for your lovely words! It really means a lot! It is hard to understand for all of us! I think we will all appreciate everything more when this is all over. Let’s turn this into a positive!


    Mylo · 21st March 2020 at 5:49 pm

    To Miss Steele, thank you for a lovely poem, it made me sad but smile. Keep safe, lots of love, Mylo xx


      Miss Steele · 21st March 2020 at 5:51 pm

      You too Mylo! Hope you are feeling better.


        William tee · 21st March 2020 at 6:28 pm

        Hope you’re well and sorry for not coming back


          Miss Steele · 21st March 2020 at 7:03 pm

          Thank you William. Don’t be sorry. Hope you are feeling better.


    Taylor · 21st March 2020 at 5:38 pm

    To miss Steele. We miss you already please keep safe. Love from Taylor


      Miss Steele · 21st March 2020 at 5:47 pm

      I miss you all too but we have to keep safe. Thanks Taylor and thank your mum for her lovely message on Twitter.

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