World Book Day 3rd March 2021
Although we are not in school this year for this event, 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
Home learning pack collection
The next packs are for the weeks beginning February 22nd and 1st March.
Year 2 parents can collect packs between 2.00 and 2.45 on Thursday 11th February.
Please keep these packs safe and unused until after half term.
When you collect the new packs please return the current learning packs (weeks 5 and 6) to school where they can be checked.
Please keep all the work for Friday at home so it can be completed in the live lesson and over the day, this can be returned with the next pack.
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.
Please find link below.
Home learning week 6
February 8th - 12th 2021
Mental health week
On Friday you can dress to express (yourself)
Home learning week 5
1st Feb - 5th Feb 2021
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 -
Check out the 'Virtual School Library' in our additional learning section.
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!
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!
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.
Home learning week 3
18th - 22nd January
Today's live lesson will be English.
We will be talking about emotions - happy, sad, frightened, jealous etc. Then we will use sub-headings to write about a time we have felt that way and why.
Please write your work on the lined paper (with the LO for emotions at the top) from your home learning pack OR lined paper at home.
Morning lesson This lesson was originally planned for Tuesday but will now be completed as this mornings lesson.
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.
Last day of isolation!!
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'.
Tuesday afternoon - life cycles
Grammar - verbs
Friday's interactive/online game
E-mail contact details for the teaching team, in school hours, are;
RE: Recap the Exodus story and read the Moses letter first.
Imagine you are leaving Egypt with Moses.
Write a letter to a friend, describing your journey and the different feelings you might be going through.
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!
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.
Good morning Fox Cubs Class.
I hope you are all well and eager to learn - I will try my best to put up some videos later in the week but these are the lessons we would have been doing in school. Just try your best!
This morning we are going to learn about VERBS.
Verbs are doing words - playing, typing, singing, running, waving... If you start a sentence with I can then add a verb it should make sense.
I can sleep in my bed. I can catch a ball. I can cook tea.
If it doesn't make sense following I can, it's probably NOT a verb
I can chair. I can flower. I can big.
Can you think of any other verbs? - think about all the things you can do, these are verbs.
Look at the page called ABC poem and follow the instructions.
Monday 19th October
English lesson - Adjectives
Read and complete the adjectives work sheet.
The next page is an advert. Your task is to draw/design a new Halloween costume and use some POWERFUL adjectives to encourage people to buy it.
You can use the sheet I have provided or make your own.
I am really looking forward to seeing your spooky costumes and reading your amazing adjectives! Will you encourage me to buy your costume???
Tuesday 20th October
English lesson - Halloween acrostic poems
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.
Hello and welcome to Fox Cubs Class 2020.
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.
Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Bray