Home learning June/July 2020

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June and July  2020
Friday 17th July 2020- Our last day in Year 1!!
 
Good morning wonderful year 1. Wow, I can't believe that this is our final day in year 1. What a strange year it has been. I have been looking through our class pages and remembering all the fabulous times we had full of playing, learning, experimenting and performing. I wish that we  had had the chance to finish the year together but it was not meant to be. I'm really looking forward to watching you grow up through the school though and hopefully I'll be able to teach you again in year 5. 
 
I think you have all been fabulous this year and have coped with everything so well. Thank you for being so positive and smiling throughout this. Thank you also for all your pictures and messages throughout lockdown, it has been fabulous to see everything you have been up to. In September you will come back to school and be big year 2s. Mrs Goulding is really excited to get to know you all and Mrs Jones is so happy to be in your class again. 
 
If we had been in school today it would have been toy day. We would have spent the day playing, tidying, playing games and eating a picnic lunch. You could re-create toy day at home today. Play with your favourite toys, or ones you haven't played with for a while. Help your adults to tidy your rooms or toy boxes then have a picnic lunch in the garden or in the park.
 
Mrs Jones has made 2 final videos for you. How to make a coaster and how to make your own pencil pot. She asked me to tell you how proud she is of you all and how much she has missed you over the last few months. 
 
I am so proud of you all too. Have a fantastic summer holiday children. 
Make sure you are ALWAYS kind and be sure to keep SMILING.
Take care of yourselves,
Goodbye for now,
From
Miss Arden
Thursday 16th July 2020
 
Good morning fabulous Year 1. Just 2 more days to go before the summer holidays! You must be excited, I hope you have lots of fun things planned. 
 
For your maths today you'll be carrying on learning how to tell the time. In English you will be following instructions to make a frog finger puppet then using it to act out a rhyme. You'll then be watching a ballet called 'The Nutcracker' and making your own symmetrical snowflakes. 
 
Don't forget to have a go at Mrs Jones' video challenges. 
 
Have a wonderful day,
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Wednesday 15th July 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1. I hope you're having a great week despite the weather.
 
For your home learning today you will be learning how to write the time in maths and following instructions in English to make butterfly buns. As we are missing our sports day this year I'd like you to make and complete your own obstacle course at home... you may need to do this inside today though as it is raining! See if your whole family can complete it, I wonder who will be the fastest!
 
Mrs Jones has made another video challenge, this time to make your own cup coaster. 
 
Have a wonderful day,
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Tuesday 14th July 2020
 
Good morning lovely year 1. I hope you've had a good start to the week. 
 
For today's home learning you will be carrying on learning how to tell the time, For English you will be finding out about the painted lady butterfly and writing your own fact file about a frog. For PE you will be learning about UK coaching. 
 
Don't forget to have a go at making the castle using the video Mrs Jones has made. 
 
In school this week we are learning about Brazilian carnival as Miss Marshall is n=moving to Brazil soon. We are making masks today. Have a look at some carnival costumes online and try making your own.
 
Have a lovely day,
Keep smiling and always be kind.
Miss Arden
Monday 13th July 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1! Wow... can you believe this is your last week of year 1? It's been such a strange year and you have all been so fantastic to keep smiling through it. I have loved seeing all the hard work you have been doing. 
 
This week is your last week of home learning. As well as some maths and English there will be some fun activities for you to do as well.  Maths this week looks at telling the time to the hour and the half hour. It would be great if you could learn to tell the time over the summer holidays too. Keep practising! In English you will be finishing the 'Bob the Bubble' writing tasks. There is some science for you to do this week and PE. As we are missing sports day this year I thought that you could hold your own sports day at home! Build an obstacle course and hold some races with you families. 
 
Mrs Jones has done a final video project for you... how to make a castle! Have a go and make it your own... why not make it into a castle from your favourite fairy tale? 
 
Have a wonderful week children.
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Friday 10th July 2020
 
Good morning marvellous year 1. I hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend. 
 
For your final day of home learning this week in maths you will be completing the daily challenge on BBC bitesize and for English you will be following instructions to make bubble art and a bubble wand. For art week you will be following the 'Ten pieces takeover' on BBC bitesize.
 
Don't forget to have a go at some of Mrs Jones' activities using the videos above. 
 
Have a great day and a fantastic weekend.
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Thursday 9th July 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1. How has your week been? I hope you're all well. 
 
Today in maths you will be looking at quarters again, in English you will be retelling a story in your own words. Today's art topic includes singing and thinking about your well being. 
 
Mrs Jones' art challenge today is to make a penguin, see if you can spot her penguin joke! 
 
Have a wonderful day,
Keep smiling and always be kind
Miss Arden
Wednesday 8th July 2020
 
Good morning marvellous year 1. I hope you're having a great week. It's a bit miserable outside so why not have a look at the videos Mrs Jones has made and choose something to make today. 
 
For your maths today you will be finding a quarter. What could you divide into quarters today? Toast? Apples? Chocolate? For your English you will be retelling the story of Bob the Bubble and for art week you will be learning about drama and theatre. 
 
As part of our Brazil topic in school today we are making some kitchen roll tube shakers that we could use for a carnival! Have a go at making your own at home. 
 
Have a wonderful day,
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Tuesday 7th July 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1. I hope you've had a good start to the week and enjoyed your lessons yesterday.
 
Today in maths you will be finding out more about fractions. In English you will be answering questions about the story 'Bob the Bubble'. Then you will be learning artists and art. 
 
We have been learning about Brazil in school. Today we will be learning about the Amazon rain-forest and making our own rain forest scenes. Why don't you have a go too, look at the information below then draw your own rain forest scene. 
 
Have a fabulous day,
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
 
Monday 6th July 2020
 
Good morning fantastic year 1. I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend in the wild weather. Can you believe we just have 2 weeks left until the summer holidays? The time has gone so quickly. I really wish I could see you all again before the summer holidays, but don't worry I will see you all again in September. 
 
This week in maths you will be taking another look at fractions, I wonder what you can remember! In English you will be starting another Talk for Writing booklet, this one is called 'Bob the Bubble who wanted to be useful'. It's a really exciting story and I hope you enjoy completing the writing tasks. The BBC bitesize lessons are all about art this week. The topics include musical performance, art and artists, drama and theatre, singing and well-being and the Ten Pieces Takeover. It sounds like a fun week. 
 
This week in school we will be learning all about Brazil as our year 4 teacher Miss Marshall will be leaving us and going to teach in the capital of Brazil, Brazilia. I will be posting Brazil based challenges for you to do too this week. Today find Brazil on a map then the use the internet or books you have at home to find out 3 facts about the country. Let me know what you find out! Your Purple Mash activities will be based on Brazil and rain forests this week. 
 
Have a wonderful day,
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Friday 3rd July 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1. I hope you've had a great week and have been enjoying your home learning. Well done for all the hard work you've been doing at home. 
 
Today you will be doing the maths challenge on BBC bitesize. In English you can choose whether to create a comic strip for the film or you can imagine the film was a book and design a front cover. In design and technology you will be finding out about sources of energy.
 
Mrs Jones has made another video- this time 'How to make a frog'.  Have a go today and email me pictures of your creations. 
 
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend,
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Thursday 2nd July 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1. I hope your having a lovely week and being good for your adults. 
 
Today's maths is about money and recognising notes. In English you will be finding rhyming words and writing a message in a bottle. Then you will be learning numbers, food and drink in German.
 
Mrs Jones has made another video, this time she is showing you how to make a bee!! Bzzzzz! I hope you have fun making them.
 
Keep up the great work on Purple Mash too, I'm so proud of all the hard work you're doing.
 
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Wednesday 1st July 2020
 
Good morning super year 1. Today is the first day of July! I can't believe how fast this year is going. I hope you're being good at home this week and being very helpful to your adults. 
 
Today in maths you will be learning more about money and recognising notes. In English you will be finding out facts about blue whales and writing them in a fact file. After that you will be learning about dinosaurs in science. Make sure you read and practise your phonics sounds too. 
 
Mrs Jones' video today shows you how to make a paper spinner, have a go and send us pictures of your creations. 
 
Have a great day and be extra kind today,
Miss Arden
Tuesday 30th June 2020
 
Good morning fantastic year 1. I hope you are all well and being good for your adults at home.
 
For today in maths you will be looking at different coins. For English watch the film Catch a Lot again, imagine you are the whale and write about what happened. In geography you will be learning about the seasons. 
 
Mrs Jones has made a new video teaching you how to make a butterfly. Have a go today and send me some pictures of your creations. 
 
Have a wonderful day and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Monday 29th June 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1. I hope you had a great weekend. It's so wild and windy today! Why not try to make some wind chimes for your garden or to hang outside today. 
 
This week in maths you will be learning all about money, recognising and counting coins. In English you will be watching a video called Catch a Lot and doing some activities and writing about it. As well as that you will be doing some history, geography, science, German and Design and Technology. Make sure you keep practising your spelling words and phonics, you could also practise your handwriting this week. Also make sure you read!
 
Have a wonderful week. Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden 
Friday 26th June 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1 and happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week and have been kind to everyone at home. 
 
Today's home learning includes the weekly challenge for maths, designing a teddy bear then writing an adventure story about it and learning foods, drinks songs and stories in french. 
 
Make sure you have a go at Mrs Jones' art challenge today, if you have made a deep water scene could you make another scene from your imagination? Then use it as a background when you're playing with your toys. 
 
Have a wonderful day today and a lovely weekend. 
Keep cool and always be kind
Miss Arden
Thursday 25th June 2020
 
Good morning year 1. I hope you are all OK today and not too hot! Make sure you're staying safe in the sun and drinking plenty of water today. Have a splash in the paddling pool if you have one, make sure you cool down with an ice lolly and enjoy the sunshine. 
 
Mrs Jones has made a fabulous deep sea scene for you to make at home too. Have a look at the video above and try to make your own today. 
 
For your maths today you will be looking at comparing numbers up to 100. In English you will be finding out about the history of teddy bears then drawing a picture of your favourite teddy and labelling it with lots of descriptive adjectives. In design and technology you will be learning about food and nutrition. 
 
Have a wonderful sunny day.
Always be kind
Miss Arden
Wednesday 24th June 
 
Good morning fabulous year 1. It's going to be scorching hot today, make sure you stay safe in the sun today. Learn more about keeping safe in the sun by clicking here
 
Today's maths looks at comparing numbers to 100, for English you will be writing about some special things you have found either on a walk or from around your house. In science you will be learning all about sound. Make sure you do some reading today and have a look on phonics play for a game you would like to play. If you are finding the phase 5 easy why not have a go at phase 6. 
 
Well done to all of you who have been completing work on Purple Mash, you're doing a great job.
 
Have a lovely sunny day,
Take care and always be kind
Miss Arden
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
 
Good morning year 1, I hope you had a great day yesterday. What did you get up to? The key worker children at school enjoyed reading Supertato. We then designed our own Supertato costumes and wrote descriptions of him using lots of adjectives (describing words). Maybe you could try this today too. Look back at yesterday's message for the link to the story. 
 
For your maths today you will be partitioning numbers (splitting them into tens and ones), in English you will be following and writing instructions for making teddy bear toast then in geography you will be learning about cities, towns and villages. 
 
Make sure you do some phonics practise today- look at phase 5b on phonics play and have a go at playing some games. 
 
Have a great day,
Make sure you are helpful at home today,
Always be kind
Miss Arden
Monday 22nd June 2020
 
Good morning children. How was your weekend? What have you been up to? Ollie and I have been playing football in the park, building a mud kitchen and planting radishes, lettuces and herbs. 
 
Well done to you all for the wonderful work you have been doing at home. I have loved seeing your photographs and art projects on Purple Mash. 
 
For this week's learning in maths you will be counting, partitioning and comparing numbers. For English you can choose to follow the BBC Bitesize daily lessons or finish the Talk for Writing booklet Brian Bear's Picnic. Have a look at the suggested timetable for guidance. This week's topics on BBC Bitesize include finding out about Mary Seacole in history, learning about towns cities and villages in geography, asking 'What is sound?' in science, learning about food and nutrition in Design and Technology and finally learning french foods, drinks, songs and stories. Wow what a busy week! 
 
This week Mrs Evans' Twitter challenges are all based on superheroes. In school we will be reading the book Supertato- you can find a reading of it here. I'll post some fun activities throughout the week that you could do at home based on this book. 
 
You're all doing really well stayng safe at home and I'm so proud of you all.
Keep up the amazing work,
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Friday 19th June 2020
 
Good morning amazing year 1. Wow, there was so much rain yesterday there are paddling pools in my garden! Just waiting for ducks! Hopefully you managed to keep yourselves entertained at home, did you complete any of Mrs Jones' challenges? If not have a go today. She has made another one for you... How to make a rocket! You could make it then play with it today. 
 
First though try the maths challenge on BBC bitesize. For English write a thank you letter to Curtis, Bertha and Gertie from the swarm of bees or the frightened skinny mice. Then learn how to use the internet safely in the BBC bitesize computing lesson. Make sure you read and practise your phonics- are there any sounds you have forgotten? If so practise them using the games on phonicsplay.co.uk
 
Well done to all of you for completing work on Purple Mash, I've loved looking at it this week. 
 
Take  care of yourselves and your families this weekend,
Keep smiling and always be kind
Miss Arden
Thursday 18th June 2020
 
Good morning wonderful year 1. Phew it's so hot! I hope you are all enjoying yourselves in the garden and keeping cool with lots of ice lollies! 
 
For today's home learning in maths you will be dividing into equal groups, in English you will be making a picnic list and designing a picnic rug and for Design and Technology you will be looking at repeated pattern making. Don't forget to look at the games on phonics play and see which is your favourite. 
 
Mrs Jones has been really busy this week making videos for you. In them she teaches you how to make a friendship bracelet, paint a space scene and make a personalised door sign. Have a go at one today and email me some pictures for me to send to her, she misses you!
 
Have a wonderful day,
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Wednesday 17th June 2020
 
Good morning magical year 1. Welcome to Wednesday! How has your week been so far? The weather has been very strange this week, I hope you have been managing to get out and play outside. 
 
Today in maths you will be making equal groups by sharing, in English you will be drawing a map of Curtis, Bertha and Gertie's journey to the picnic and using it to retell the story to an adult. I science you will be learning about parts of the body and the senses.
 
We have been using the games on phonics play this week, and the children have really enjoyed playing obb and bob! Why don't you have a go today. I wonder if you can remember all of your sounds! 
 
Have a great day, be helpful to your adults and always be kind,
Keep smiling
Miss Arden
Tuesday 16th June 2020
 
Good morning fabulous Year 1. Welcome to Tuesday and another day of home learning. 
 
Today in maths you will be making doubles, in English you will be answering questions about 'Brian Bear's Picnic' and exploring some new words together. In geography you will be travelling to the continent of Antarctica. I wonder what animals you will discover there. Make sure you practise your phonics and do some reading today too. 
 
Today in school we have been designing and making our own monsters after reading 'The Deep Dark Wood' by Algy Craig Hall and Ali Pye. Tomorrow we are going to write descriptions of them. Why don't you have a go too? 
 
Have a fabulous day and stay safe in the sun,
Keep smiling and always be kind
Miss Arden
Monday 15th June 2020
 
Good morning wonderful year 1. I hope you had a fabulous weekend, wasn't it hot?! Did any of you hear or see the lightening storm on Saturday? It was amazing. I watched it from my loft window and the sky was lit up by beautiful forks of lightening.  
 
Welcome to another week of home learning, you're all doing so so well and I am very proud of you all. This week you will be beginning to learn about multiplication and division in maths and you will be writing stories and letters based on a story called Brian Bear's Picnic in English. The daily lessons on BBC bitesize include history, geography, science, design and technology and computing. As always I will add some tasks onto Purple Mash too. 
 
Apologies for the delay in commenting on your Purple Mash work, we had major internet problems all last week at school. This has also meant that we have not had any access to emails so if you have emailed in I will reply as soon as the office have caught up. 
 
Have a fabulous day,
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Friday 11th June 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1. I'm sorry I couldn't write to you yesterday, our website was down and the internet in school was not working at all. All of our emails have been down too so if you have emailed and I haven't replied I apologise and will get back to you as soon as I can. 
 
I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. If you could get on with your learning then well done, if not don't worry you can always catch up if you want to. Today's maths will be adding equal groups, or you could do the weekly challenge on BBC bitesize. For English either complete a comic strip about The Lighthouse or write a postcard from the lighthouse keeper to his friend to tell him what happened. Then you could learn some numbers and songs in Spanish and create some sculptures in art. 
 
Mrs Jones has done a video story of the Lighthouse Keeper's Catastrophe. Watch today and see what happened! 
 
Have a great day today and enjoy your weekend.
Keep smiling and always be kind
Miss Arden
Wednesday 10th June 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1. How has your week been so far? I hope that you are all OK and are enjoying your home learning. How are your sunflowers growing? I wonder how tall they are now.
 
Today for your maths you will be counting in tens, how far can you count up in tens? In English you will be writing super seaside sentences using amazing descriptive adjectives. Then in science you will be learning about squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. Make sure you practise your phonics and read today.
 
Mrs Jones has been busy and has made you a circle art video. She would love to see your creations.
 
Have a fantastic day, keep smiling and stay safe.
Always be kind,
Miss Arden
Tuesday 9th June 2020
 
Good morning year 1. I hope you had a great day yesterday and enjoyed starting your week of home learning. 
 
Today in maths you will be counting in 5s. Remember to use objects around the house to help you. In English you will be finding verbs (action words) then creating your own verb poem about the lighthouse. In geography you will be travelling all the way to San Francisco in North America. Remember to practise your phase 5 phonics and read a book Bug Club or Oxford Owl. 
 
Mrs Jones has been busy making a video to show you how to make a fan. Have a look at the top of this page and make sure you send us your pictures when you're done. 
 
Have a wonderful day today,
Always be kind
Miss Arden
Monday 8th June 2020
 
Good morning marvellous year 1 and welcome to another week of learning at home. I hope you all had a great weekend, we had some fabulous walks on the beach searching for stones and splashing in the rock pools. I'm sure you've all had lots of fun too.
 
This week you will be learning how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s in maths. Make sure you use things around the house to help you to understand mltiplcation. Socks, fruit and sweets work well!! In English this week you will be watching a film called 'The Lighthouse' and creating some great writing around it. Have you ever seen a lighthouse before? Maybe you could draw a picture of what you think the inside of a lighthouse looks like too. 
For your topic work you will be: learning about a man called Ghandi in history; travelling to San Francisco in geography; squashing, bending, twisting and stretching in science; learning numbers and songs in spanish and creating some sculptures in art. I've also added an A-Z of nature challenge for you to try. What a busy week you have ahead!! 
 
Make sure you are still doing some phonics every day. Use the phase 5 flash cards on phonicsplay.co.uk and play some games there too. Make sure you read every day too. I have checked Bug Club and assigned you more books if you have finished them. Don't forget you can also access books on oxfordowl.co.uk using the login details: 
Username: year1tps
Password: thingwall1
 
Have a fantastic day children.
Keep smiling and always be kind.
Speak again tomorrow
Miss Arden
Friday 5th June 2020
 
Good morning children, I hope you've had a great week. Well done to all of you for working so well at home. I have loved seeing the pictures and writing you have sent in. Great work!!
 
Today for maths you will be completing the challenge of the week, for English you will either be making up a story about hunting for treasure or learning how to write 'ly' letters properly. You will be looking at packaging and how it is made in Design and Technology. Don't forget to keep practising your phonics- especially the phase 5 sounds. Make sure you read today too. 
 
Mrs Jones has been busy making videos showing you how to draw different animals. Now you can learn how to draw a koala, a stork and a snake! Have a look at the videos above if you haven't already. 
 
Have a fantastic weekend and make sure you help your parents with the jobs around the house. Maybe tidy your room or do the washing up. 
Keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Thursday 3rd June 2020
 
Good morning super year 1. Well what a rainy day it was yesterday! I'm sure staying inside was a bit hard after all the sunshine we have had recently. Well done to all of you who have completed tasks on purple mash, I really enjoyed seeing them yesterday. 
 
Well done also to those of you who have sent me photos of your writing, I am amazed at how wonderful your handwriting is and how exciting your stories have been. Great work. I've also loved seeing the drawings you have done following Mrs Jones' instructions, you are amazing artists!
 
Today for maths you will be solving problems involving mass and capacity, in English you will be making your own treasure map or using exclamation marks in your writing. You can also learn some French today- ooh la la!
 
Whatever you do don't forget to read and practise your phonics.
Have a wonderful day, keep smiling and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
 
Good morning amazing year 1. What another wonderful sunny day it was yesterday. I hope yu are having fun with the home learning this week. I school we have been doing some yoga in the hall, why not try some yoga yourselves today. Type in cosmic yoga for kids on Youtube to find some great yoga stories. 
 
Mrs Jones has been bust reading you some stories at home, today she has read The Koala who Could. Look above this message to find the video. She has also challenged you to draw your own koala by following the instructions in another video above. 
 
For your maths today you will be measuring volume and capacity, in English you will be reading and replying to a letter or learning about suffixes. For science you will be looking at the habitats of different animals. 
 
Keep going with your work on Purple Mash, I have loved seeing your bird designs and summer gardens as well as listening to your musical creations. Keep up the amazing work!
 
I think it might rain today, a perfect day for staying inside and creating some fabulous pictures or writing an amazing story.
 
Stay safe and always be kind,
Miss Arden
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
 
Good morning wonderful year 1, I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. You're doing a fantastic job of staying safe at home. I was at school yesterday and it was great to see a few more smiling faces, I missed most of you though! 
 
Today carry on with your home learning. For White Rose Maths you will be comparing mass. For English you will be reading a poem and answering riddles- I wonder if you can write some of your own! If you are using BBC bitesize you will be writing commands- it's your turn to be bossy!!
In geography you will be learning all about Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. 
 
There are lots of activities for you to do on Purple Mash and don't forget about the 30 days Wild projects, tomorrow in school we will be designing our own birds. Why don't you have a go too?
 
Have a great day today,
Keep smiling and always be kind
Miss Arden
Monday 1st June 2020
 
Good morning fabulous year 1, I hope you have all had a fun half term in the sunshine. Hasn't it been beautiful? What have you all been up to? Ollie has loved being out in the garden and playing in the paddling pool and chasing our cat Nyx. 
 
I have moved our home learning page to here as the other one was getting very full! The other page is still there though so you can still have a look at the work you have done. 
 
School is opening up to more key worker's children this week so I will be back at school full time. This might mean that I can't comment on your work until later in the afternoon, but don't worry I'll make sure that I still do. Also I'd love to see the work you're doing as usual so please keep sending me pictures and emails through he school office. 
 
I've attached this week's timetable below and have chosen to mostly use activities from White Rose and BBC bitesize. However if you enjoyed the lessons from Oak Academy you can still access them here
 
Today you will be measuring mass in maths, using capital letters and full stops in English and learning about Queen Victoria in History. 
If you started looking at the Talk for Writing Unit- Sayeeda the Pirate Princess before half term then you can carry on with this today. 
There are some activities for you to do on Purple Mash too. 
 
This week is the start of'30 days Wild' by the Wildlife Trust. I will post ideas of activities you can do at home, we will be doing them at school too! Today I would like you to design you own bird. I wonder what all your different birds will look like. 
 
Mrs Jones has read you a story this week. Have a look at the video above. 
 
I hope you all have a fantastic day and look forward to seeing all the amazing things you have been doing.
Speak to you tomorrow,
Always be kind,
Miss Arden