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.
Posted 11.1.21: Important notice:
The next set of learning packs (For Monday 18th to Friday 29th) are to be collected on Thursday 14th January between 11.00 - 11.45.
When you collect the learning packs, please also return ALL completed work from the previous learning pack, so I am able to mark it. I look forward in seeing all of your wonderful learning!
Take care and stay safe!
Free eBooks 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.
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 managed to print off for this week with the children who were still in school, 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. 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 session. A timetable for the sessions has now been provided.
Stay safe and keep in touch. Thank you
English lesson - follow up work and video of 'The little shoemaker'.
The little shoemakerWatch the video (again) of 'The little shoemaker' then complete the character portraits.
Spellings: Please test your children on the spellings for Tuesday. I have included some extra Spelling sheets for your child to practise alongside the spellings they are learning. The children know which group they are in so please get them to complete Mrs Jenkins or Mrs Smith's spellings.
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. 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.
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 animals need 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!
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.
E-mail contact details for the teaching team, in school hours, are;
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 Bray and I are really looking forward to see how you complete the challenge. Photos PLEASE!
Spaghetti poem by Kacper. Have a listen to Kacper's fantastic poem. Well done!
Great Poetry too Olivia
Some more amazing work by the children!
Well done Kacper
Great work Dawid
Dawid has been working hard with his maths
Well done Dawid
Amazing drawing by Gracie
Well done Gracie
Olivia is starting her food diary
Well done Olivia
Some great maths Olivia
Well done Olivia
Great concentration with your maths Jensen
Healthy Guinea Pigs!! You are looking after them well Jensen
Great maths Charlie
Great English Sofia
Great Maths Marley
Some lovely work Maggie
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 Reading Tree scheme has a wonderful selection of eBooks to access free. All you need to do is click on the link and sign up. There are lots to choose from for all ages and abilities. Let me know what you think and feel free to post some videos of the fantastic reading on Seesaw. Thank you
English work Tuesday 13.10.2020 Read the 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!
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!!
In Science we are looking at healthy living and as part of this we will be looking at healthy food. Please could you keep a food diary over the next week so that you can place your item of food in the correct section of the food pyramid. There is a power point to help you remember which food belongs in each section (please label each section). If you do not have a printer I am happy for you to design your own diary and pyramid. Thank you
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.
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 acrostic poems and a HALLOWEEN sheet to write your poem on.
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 Bray 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 Fox Cubs Class.
PE - Tuesday and Thursday (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.