Rand Farm Trip 2021. We had the BEST day out at Rand Farm - feeding animals, stroking rabbits and guinea pigs, squeezing into a play house to shelter from a sudden downpour and playing in the indoor play barn. AMAZING!
Sports Day 2021. Thank you to the children and parents for making our Sports Day such an amazing event. It was lovely to have parents back!
14.6.2021 Didn't we look GREAT for our Hawaii Day?
We made 'volcanoes' using soap, baking soda, water, paint or food colouring and white vinegar. Look at them erupt!
We had a try at some Hawaiian dancing.
14.6.2021 HAWAII DAY! Today we have found out some facts about Hawaii, answered the register with 'Aloha', made a flower lei and coloured the state flag.
10.6.2021 We have started our Art unit of work on printing. Today we used 'junk objects' to print a pirate (linked to our English topic).
9.6.2021 Today we have been playing a track game and bingo to help nus learn to tell the time.
May 20th 2021. We had a fantastic day making glove puppets, using our own designs.
Follow the link and scroll down to register for the KS1 performance of the story at 9.30 - 10.15.
You must register on the crowd cast site individually to access the story. I'm afraid I cannot do it for the class as each device that is being used to watch the story must be registered.
For Wednesday ONLY the Teams lessons will run differently - Lesson one will be the live story starting at 9.30 - 10.15 and lesson 2 will run straight after this from 10.20 - 11.20 as the children will be on their device already.
If they need a quick 'comfort break' between the story and the lesson that is fine as we will spend some time talking about the story before starting the next lesson.
Please let me know if you have any problems registering for the story.
Although we are not in school for the event this year, we can still celebrate World Book Day. I will be posting a section of activities nearer the time for you to access under a World Book section.
Arts Charity Settle Stories has offered schools the opportunity to access a free online story performance, which we will be showing in school. However, as many of you are at home I have attached a link so that you can book the same performance. This will begin at 9.30 a.m and finish at 10.15 a.m therefore, our teams lesson for that day will be slightly shorter from 10.15 until 11. This is optional but I am sure everyone will enjoy the performance. Thank you
Investigating reversible change in science using chocolate.
Snow days! As well as working incredibly hard at home and school, we have still found time for some fun in the snow.
For your information, CBBC broadcast three hours of primary school programmes from 9am every weekday. They include BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other much-loved shows with an educational twist, such as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and more. You can also get stuck in with collections of educational resources hand-picked from BBC Bitesize and the wider BBC, including collections for other subjects such as Science, History and Geography. Our best Primary content is organised by topic or theme to make it easy for you to find.
TV - programming for primary school pupils will be on CBBC between 09:00 and 12.00 every weekday. Includes lessons full of videos, quizzes and practice activities to help you with home learning, whilst having Fun.
Our Maths unit has been all about shapes. One challenge was for the children to make shapes using things found at home (or in the classroom). Here are some of the ways the children made their shapes.
The learning packs for weeks 5 and 6 can be collected from school on Thursday 28th January between 2 and 2.45pm.
Please return ALL learning packs from week 3 and 4 to school at the same time.
These will then be safely stored and checked by your child's class teacher.
If you are struggling for books to read then Boston library can help! Please check the information below.
The library is currently closed for browsing and computer use, although you can still take books back. However, you can also go to the library to collect books you have already reserved via the website. Use the link below -
You can also use your library card to download ebooks and audio books onto a tablet. Use the same link as above, and click on the ebook section – there’s a guide there to tell you exactly how to do it, but ask an adult to help you.
If you’re not a member of the library, you can still join online! It’s free. Use the link below -
Learning for children attending school in the week beginning 25th January
In week 4 English, beginning 25th January, children will be creating a family tree. Please could you help your child with some research about some family members. It could be immediate family with just parents/brothers/sisters/Grandparents or you could go into more detail with extended family. They will need information like name, age/date of birth, where they were born, what they may have done as a job and any other interesting information they might like to share about their family. Photographs could be photocopied and used if they wish to bring those in and add to their work.
Thank you in advance.
I have just added 2 videos to the Science icon section which are based around our topic on materials. They introduce you to some investigations/experiments you can easily carry out home. Have a go and see what you find out!
Free online library from Oxford Owl
Free eBooks from Oxford Owl - please follow the instructions to access lots of books for your child to read online.
Don't forget to log on and try out some of the online PE activities at Jasmine/Real PE.
You had a letter in your home learning pack this week, with details of how to log on and your personal username and password that allow you to enter the site and try out the amazing tasks and fun challenges.
Let me know if you have misplaced your username or password as I have a copy of them from Mrs Ingamells.
Monday 18th January 2021 Teams A and B worked together during their online lesson to write a boasting poem. They thought of things they are good at or like doing then exaggerated each idea to 'boast' about themselves. Really good fun to read and write.
Goals for 2021. Think about three things you would like to achieve in 2021. It could be learning to do joined up handwriting, swimming without armbands, learning to ride a bike or a million other amazing goals. Write and draw your goals on the balloons.
Today we are thinking about a place that is special to us.
You can think on your own or talk to a grown up/sibling about your special place. It might be your bedroom, a place of worship, a den you have made, a place you have visited, somewhere in school or your garden or home.
Look at the RE sheet and read through it (with a grown up).
Draw a picture of yourself in your special place and write what makes it special to you.
Good morning. We have sent home some of the work we had already printed off for this week with the children, in a plastic wallet, as we know some of you have not got access to a printer. They should all have received two reading books as well.
We will also put the sheets on the website. Please don't use the sheets until the designated day (when we have completed the input on Teams or we have put the explanation on the website for the task).
We will start Teams as soon as possible. Please use the groupings we have sent out already (A and B) for live lessons. Please make sure your child is ready for the lesson and that they have the correct follow up sheet and a pencil to complete the work. Please can we keep backgrounds neutral (blank walls) to avoid distractions in the lesson (last time was a meet and greet so we could have 'fun' backdrops, this one will be work based). I will be in touch through Teams and the work will be posted on the website as soon as possible.
Like last time please message through seesaw if you have any queries or concerns. We will do Maths and English daily (one on Teams and one with the work on the website) and a foundation subject for the afternoon. We will post a timetable of lessons later.
I will also try to put up an interactive game on the web page to match the lessons where possible.
Mrs Herring x
Spelling work for Monday afternoon
Please choose the correct work sheet for your child. There are two spelling groups - mine and Mrs Orrey's. Both sheets are below.
These sheets are to help you with the words that would have been tested tomorrow in school.
Maybe you could have a mini spelling test at home instead?
Mrs Jenkins and I will be posting the work for tomorrow onward asap.
Animals and their offspring. Can you find the correct names of adult animals and their young. For example an adult alligator (female is a cow) has hatchlings. Can you draw and label some adult animals and their young?
Watch the video of 'The little shoemaker' again (it is under Tuesday's English). Think about the magic shoes that are in Mr Botte's shop. If you had magic shoes what would they do? What would they look like? Design and label your own magic shoes and write a description of what they are made from and what they can do.
Today's maths is to recap and consolidate column addition and subtraction. The worksheets are to be completed after the live teaching lesson. There are two difficulty levels and we will advise you during the session which one your child should have a go at. By all means, complete both sheets if you wish.
Watch the video of 'The little shoemaker' again, so you know the story really well. Next use the storyboard sheets from your pack to retell the story. Remember to use some of the great adjectives you had for your character portraits too. The last box is for you to draw and tell the final part of the story. All the children had this sent home in their pack on A3 (large) paper but I have put it on the website just in case it has got lost.
Today we will be looking at what animals and humans need to survive. Look at the PowerPoint on what animals need and complete the activities posted below. Once you have finished then how about choosing an animal to research. What does your animal need to survive? what is its habitat? what is its baby called?
PowerPoint on what an animal needs to survive and resources
Look at the advert that Mr Botte had for his shoe sale (on the sheet in your pack). Why didn't this work for him? Look at the example shoe adverts. Can you design a poster to advertise Mr Botte's magical shoes so he makes lots of money? Think about the size and colour of the words you use and the pictures and information that you include on your poster. I am really looking forward to seeing them!
Badger Class enjoying their popcorn and film treat. They were the KS1 class that returned the most home learning from our two week school closure in October. Well done Badgers!!
Lantern competitionPlease look at the link below for details about how to make a lantern. You lantern should be brought into school NO LATER than Monday 16th November as they will then be collected by the organizers during the morning. The lanterns will be used as part the 'Illuminate lantern project 1620' and will be displayed around the town. If you wanted to keep your lantern - you could still make one BUT display it in a front window of your house. We look forward to seeing your beautiful lanterns.
Good afternoon. Well this is a very strange ending to Term one, and one I sincerely hope we don't need to repeat.
Thank you for all the photos of the children and their work, over the past two weeks it was lovely to see them so engaged.
Mrs Orrey and I were saying after our Teams session this morning how lucky we are to have such a great class with such supportive parents. We both, really appreciate all your help and hard work with the children (as we know this situation is not easy for you either).
Have a lovely half term and we will see you in November ready for a busy term 2.
Take care Mrs H xxx
Homework task. On your return to school we will be writing firework poems. Please complete this homework sheet to help you with the task.
Here are some photos of the fantastic work Badger Class have been doing since school closed. Well done. If you would like some of your work on the web page, please send a photo through seesaw.
Blanka's great maths work.
George R has worked hard on number bonds to 10
Thomas wrote a super ABC list poem, I loved the E electrocuted it line!
Callum wrote a super, NEAT ABC poem. Keep up the good, neat work Callum!
Vinnie's funny ABC poem made me laugh! I loved the vomited on Vinnie line!!
George L has written a great ABC list poem.
Isla's super ABC poem - with a very current Q quarantined it line!
Luke's ABC poem - I loved your Q quietly looked at it line.
As I'm sure you are aware some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child or you are referred to this section, this is where we will be posting activities for these children.
Oxford Owl/Read, Write inc free ebook library. Follow the instructions to join the e library so your child can access lots of free books at home. The username and password have been sent privately to you via seesaw.
English work Tuesday 13.10.2020 Read my ABC poem and then write your own. Your poem should be based on the ABC poem from Monday using some of the verbs you wrote in a list. Write a DRAFT first which you can then change/improve before you write your FINAL poem onto the ABC poem paper and illustrate it. I am looking forward to reading your poems!
13.10.2020 Afternoon session on E-safety. Watch the Power point with an adult and talk about what is 'safe' behaviour online. There are two activities for you to try, one designing a web page and the second to be done over a week looking at how you use your tablet/phone or computer.
14.10.2020 Read the Spaghetti poem. Copy the last verse out onto the paper so you have all three verses together. NOW for the fun part! Practice saying the poem (with a grown up or brother or sister or on your own) until you know it by heart. Ask someone to video you saying the poem and send me a copy. I would love to hear/see you perform this funny spaghetti-filled poem!!
Wednesday afternoon session. Watch/read the Power point on handwashing with an adult. Look at the example posters on hand washing. Your task is to design your own poster to encourage people to wash their hands! You can make it as BIG as you like but make sure it is bright, easy to read and informative! I can't wait to see your posters!! There is also a cut and stick sheet for you to try - can you order the steps of hand washing correctly?
Thursday afternoon session - RE. Mrs Orrey has made you a story sheet as a reminder of the story of Moses which you acted out in drama/RE last week. Read through the story with an adult. Look at Mrs Orrey's letter about what it was like to be a Jewish slave who has finally been freed. Write your own letter to a friend remembering to use lots of adjectives.
Friday's English. Once upon a picture. Look carefully at the picture, talk about what you can see with an adult/brother/sister. Can you answer the questions? You can write your answers down or tell them to a grown up.
Read the information about the Jewish festival of Sukkot. As part of their celebrations Jewish people build a Sukkah hut to eat their meals inside, so they can see the stars above them. Some Jewish people live in their Sukkah for 7 days.. Your challenge is to make your own Sukkah hut. It could be a small one made from Lego, lolly sticks or twigs from the garden OR a large one that you can get inside!! Don't forget to decorate your Sukkah with leaves and fruits. Mrs Orrey and I are really looking forward to see how you complete the challenge. Photos PLEASE!
Can you write an acrostic poem about Halloween? Remember our Autumn acrostic poems where each sentence had to start with the first letter of the word AUTUMN.
This is the same but each sentence has to start with the letters that spell HALLOWEEN! All the lines in the poem should be about Halloween too.
I have included two word mats to help you with ideas, two example poems (so grown-ups can see what we mean) and a HALLOWEEN sheet to write your poem on but if you would rather make your own that is great.
Halloween word mats, example poems and the HALLOWEEN acrostic poem sheet.
Tuesday afternoon - RE A quiz all about Harvest festival and Sukkot. How many questions can you get right. The questions cover all the things we have talked about in RE over the Autumn term. Good luck.
9.10.2020 We made a collage of the sun to show our support for the charity Young Minds.
Hello Yellow - supporting Young Minds, mental health and well-being charity.
Completing our Hello Yellow workbooks
Making a sunshine collage.
8.10.2020 Dancing around the classroom to 'The lion sleeps tonight'
The children took turns to be the leader as we 'danced' around the classroom. The leader decides how everyone else moves.
Mrs Orrey told the children the story of Moses. They acted it out to help them remember it. These are some of the photos from their 'play' - parting the Red Sea was their favourite part!
Isla read out her Harvest prayer to the whole class.
Harvest Festival 2020. Mrs Orrey had a mini Harvest Festival in our classroom, the children (and Mrs Orrey) brought in fruits and vegetables that they had grown in their gardens for the display! The children then read out their Harvest prayers.
1.10.2020 Dodge ball, traffic lights and domes and dishes. Great games!
PE with Mr Johnson
We played traffic lights - the children drove their car and listened carefully for the instructions. Red, orange, green, reverse, roundabout speed bumps and speed camera!!
PE with Mr Johnson
Today we learnt some new team games. Domes and dishes and a simplified game of dodge ball. The children LOVED it!
25.9.2020 Here are some photos of Badger classroom and the displays in the cloakroom. We have a star writer wall where we photocopy and display 6 pieces of children's work that we think is their absolute best. These are changed regularly and all the children get the chance to have their work on display. They also get TWO stickers for their chart!
Maths wall to support all elements of maths lessons
RE - being thankful
Science topic display - animals and humans (keeping healthy)
Badger Class 2020
Star writer wall
English display board - Food topic
Badger Class and Fox Cubs Classes are having a competition to see who can grow the tallest garlic plant. Today Poppy, Niko, Jacob and Patryk planted giant garlic bulbs in the planters outside in the playground with Mrs Smith and Mrs Orrey.
Today Mrs Orrey demonstrated how to make chocolate crispy cakes.
We took photos and ordered them in our English book to help us write instructions.
We all had a chocolate crispy cake during afternoon play.
Chocolate crispy cakes and writing instructions.
11.9.2020 Badger class busy working.
10.9.20 Elite Sports coaching
Mr Johnson did lots of warm up games ready for the children to learn how to play cricket over the next two weeks.
10.9.2020 Today we had the Elite Sports Coach to teach the children some cricket skills. They will be working with Mr Johnson for the next 6 weeks during our Thursday lessons.
Thank you to parents who have already signed up to our class 'Seesaw' page.
Seesaw is a great way to keep in touch and for parents/carers to see what the children have been doing in class.
If you have not yet signed up and would like another 'How to' letter please ask myself or Mrs Orrey and we can sort one out for you.
We understand that it may have been a very difficult time for many families and the children will have had very different experiences over the past weeks. We will, of course, be continuing with lessons BUT for the first days (at least) we will also be concentrating on settling the children in, getting used to new routines, catching up with friends and ensuring a really positive start to Y2.
Due to Covid restrictions we will not be holding any face to face discussions with parents, however, if you need to speak to me or Mrs Orrey please contact the school to arrange a time for a telephone 'meeting'.
There will be a Y2 newsletter soon - but these are just a few reminders for Badger Class.
PE - Thursday and Friday (weather permitting as all lessons will be held outside)
Your child will need PE kit AND shoes appropriate for outdoor PE - shorts, T-shirt, joggers and a long-sleeved top with plimsolls or trainers (if they bring trainers they MUST be able to get them on and off independently - tying their own laces, please).
Spelling tests - Tuesdays
Please note that we will no longer be having Golden time every Friday for half an hour - BUT it will be replaced by a 'Golden afternoon' at the end of each term. Children will be able to use toys and equipment in school but WILL NOT be allowed to bring in toys from home - due to Covid 19.
We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to our Hawthorn Tree family on Thursday.