3/7/2020 Try the BBC Bitesize maths problems for today then try this- Always, sometimes, never. Read each statement carefully, then ask yourself is it ALWAYS true, SOMETIMES true or NEVER true. Decide on you=r answer and then sort the statements onto the ASN grid.
18/6/2020 Online geography resources - continents and oceans. Follow the instructions for the Oddizzi site. There are videos, photos and lots of information to read. If you want to do the follow up work you need to print out pages 2, 8, 9 and 10 only.
17/6/2020 Making a paper boat (using the video instructions). The first document shows my first two attempts and finally my successful boat! The second document is the booklet to go alongside the science/video unit of work.
Our budding artists have been really concentrating on designing their chosen desert scene and mixing different shades of colour while listening to relaxing music. Very therapeutic!!
Jake the explorer, scientist, master chef and gardener at it again, showing us what fun can be had while learning. Brilliant job Jake with your planting, skittles experiment, making slime and much more!!
Amazing skittle experiment!
Well done for mastering the big bike Jake!
16/6/2020 BBC Bitesize maths - follow up activity sheet attached for Odd one out. Circle the odd one out and say WHY it is the odd one out. Ask a grown up or brother or sister. Do they think the same as you? Who is right? Is there more than one answer?
15/5/2020 Watch the maths and English lessons for today on BBC Bitesize and complete all the follow up work/activities. THEN try the extra 'work' attached. Some different types of maths problems to really get you thinking about numbers and a design you own birthday cake sheet! Yum!
13/5/2020 Watch today's BBC Bitesize science lesson, complete the activities and then try this! A Venn diagram - cut and stick to sort the animals in the correct places. CQ: Can you add some more of your own animals to each section of the diagram? There is also a Power Point of grouping animals you could watch/read too!
Another busy and exciting few weeks in the 'house of Jake'. Some lovely nature walks and a stay safe message with twigs,photography to earn his next badge for Beavers, baking from scratch and completing his cooking badge, exploring and making moon sand and not mention more baking and making bunting for the very special 75th anniversary of VE day. A fabulous well done to all of you for your hard work.
Very creative on your walk Jake!
Looks very tasty!
I think you can teach me when we get back Jake!
Exploring moon sand.
VE day celebrations!
Fantastic bunting, well don!
For 11/5/2020 BBC Bitesize English lesson. Watch the videos and complete the online activities. Download/print out the postcard sheet and complete it. You could 'send' the postcard to a friend in our class and then I could add it to the Catch up with Fox cubs section on the school website.
Time capsule bookletI saw this on Miss Morris's class page and thought the children in Fox cubs class would enjoy it too.
6/5/2020 Watch the BBC Bitesize lesson on plants. Complete the activities. One of the videos looks at the different ways seeds are dispersed. Look at the poster showing seeds in different fruits. Can you find seeds in some fruits at your home? Draw some of the fruits/seeds you have found. CQ: Look outside/in your garden. Can you spot the seeds in any of the flowers/plants?
4/5/2020 BBC Bitesize maths. Watch today's maths programme and complete the suggested activities. Next try these bar models and whole-part modes. CQ: Can you make up some of your own bar models and whole part models?
We are very excited that Read Write Inc have started doing online lessons on their youtube site (follow the link below).
Children in year 2 should be recapping on set 2 and 3 sounds. Your child in school would be doing speed sounds, followed by word time reading and then spelling as the phonics element of their English lesson, before they practise reading a book. The RWI youtube channel are doing a new set of lessons each day, which are then available for 24 hours so your child can do them at any point during the day. Watch all three videos in order, your child will just need a pencil and paper to spell some words.
If your child is still not secure in their set 1 sounds (single sounds of the alphabet and the special friends sh, ch, th, qu, ng, nk) then show them the set 1 videos daily. If your child is secure with the set 1 sounds, show them the set 2 videos and if they are secure with these, show them the set 3 videos. Some children may benefit from (and enjoy) doing set 2 and set 3 videos.
They should really enjoy the routine of doing RWI again, just as we did at school. We hope your child is retaining the sounds we have learnt and enjoying applying them in any reading or writing they are doing. If you have any problems or need guidance on the RWI phonics, please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
1/5/2020 Parsley Mimblewood book This book was written to support children at this difficult time. It has questions/things to think about at the end of each chapter, which might help your child to talk about their feelings/thoughts. If they don't want to share/feel ready yet then the story can just be a really funny read.
Please follow the link and complete all the sections for this BBC Bitesize lesson.
There is then a task for you to print out and complete - cut and stick to match the halves of each sentence using alliteration.
Kitchen roll art. I saw this on Maths 4 kids and thought it was a simple way to make a really effective piece of art. Top tip - put some old paper under the kitchen towel before you start using your felt tips or you will spoil your table!
You may have seen on the news or in the papers that the Oak Academy schools are putting online lessons for all primary age groups on their portal for FREE.
I have looked through the current Y2 lessons and feel they are well worth a look. The Maths and English lessons provide a 15-20 minute 'interactive' lesson with a quiz and useful tasks as follow up.
These lessons could easily be used alongside the paper learning packs we have sent home.
As a school we felt it was important for all children to have equal access to the learning we sent home, therefore it was on paper so children with no or limited access to the internet could have the same opportunities.
I will put the link above this message and will also include the BBC Bitesize link which has some great 'mini' lessons often led by well known people in their field of expertise.
Julia Donaldson booksLots of the children have Julia Donaldson books at home so... Here is a week by week plan of tasks/activities the children could do with JD's books.
PE at homeMrs Ingamells found these exciting PE lessons for you to try at home. Have fun!
Some more exciting adventures in the 'Talbot household' Well done everyone, I am sure you will have no problems gaining your cooking badge Jake!
Looks delicious, I hope you're saving me some Jake
The next master chef!
Some fabulous decorating going on!
Using those fine motor skills, great activities!
What a lovely keepsake idea!
Kimmi has been busy painting this amazing banner in support of all the key workers. Well done Kimmi it looks amazing!
What a fantastic banner, Well done!
Kimmi busy at work.
Activities the children might enjoy over Easter!
Well it looks like another week of great fun and learning with Jake with his family. He has been learning how to draw cartoon characters, they are amazing Jake. Baking cakes and a fantastic rainbow jar with a to do list he is writing for when we are all back!! Fabulous work Jake. I love to see the pictures of what you are doing so please keep sending them in. Don't forget the TT Rockstar challenge!!
Please find details below of an email from Boston library. Although not everyone has membership, you are also able to join online.
While Boston Library may be closed at present you and your family can still access a range of free online library resources for adults and children using your library card number and PIN including ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and emusic. You can also get free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior to help with your home schooling projects. Visit http://bit.ly/lincslibs and choose from the online resources menu on the right hand side of the page.
Chester zooLive feed of the animals at Chester zoo from 10am.
Gonoodle at homeWe use Gonoodle in school as part of movement and PE lessons. These free resources can be used at home.
Some photographs of activities fox cubs have been doing at home. Please keep sending me your photographs on SeeSaw and I will put them on the website. Lovely to see the things you are doing at home. Pearl has been working hard all week on her Chameleon enclosure, while Jake has been baking and taking part in P.E with Joe Wicks. He has been keen to participate in the lego challenge for his Beavers badge and shrinking crisp packets in a Science experiment (No he didn't just eat them!). Keep up the good work.
Pearl's Chameleon enclosure! Looks fantastic!
Jake accepted the 30 day lego challenge!
Science, shrinking crisp packets!
Baking biscuits with his sister!
Good afternoon, I was reminded of a challenge my sister and I used to do when we were at primary school (a LONG time ago). It was called the 'matchbox challenge'.
Basically you give each child taking part a small box (must be the same size each) and challenge them to fit as many DIFFERENT objects in the box as they can in an hour.
Some ideas (from my past) - a drawing pin!! a paperclip, a hair, a ring, an elastic band, a tiny piece of string, a button, a Barbie shoe... The list is endless and I'm sure your child will find some very imaginative things to put in it!
They can play against family or as a challenge for themselves- can you find more than 30 things to fit in your box?
I hope they have a go at this, I remember loving it as a child!
TT Rock stars. Don't forget to log onto TT Rock stars to practise your times tables. I have added 20 test sheets that can be printed out. We usually do 3 or 4 a week with a 3 minute time limit for children to complete as many as they can. BUT these can be used just for additional practise.
We have been exploring 2D shapes and their properties, have a look at all the information they have been finding. Look out for our problem solving activity using 15 lollipop sticks to make 3 different 2D shapes. What ones could you make?
Our recent visit from Supporting Minds talked about how to deal with different emotions.
In Art we have been learning how to weave and decided to decorate the school fence with our weaving..Work in progress!
What a fantastic time on our residential trip to Rand Farm. You should all be very proud!
More of our fantastic certificate awards this week and of course the important Attendance award. So proud of our Fox cubs!
Congratulations go to our Terrific ten and twenty readers David and Jake. Well done keep it up. Mr Kelwick can't wait to give out more!
Fantastic Fox cubs terrific readers!
Germs! Germs! Germs We have been looking at how germs spread and used glitter for our experiment to show this.
We had to make Rice Krispie cakes today just so that we can use the pictures to help us know how to write instructions!
Our Amazing Bodies! We have been learning about the importance of exercise and looking at how our heart works. Look at some of our amazing pictures
Thank you very much for joining us at the Macmillan coffee morning today. We had lots of cake while raising money for a very worthy charity. Lots of lovely photographs including some from our wellbeing workshop on Wednesday afternoon.
We have been working very hard on different ways to do addition in Fox cubs class. Look at the concentration on our faces!
Mrs Bray, Miss Taylor and I are looking forward to welcoming you all into our Year 2 class and hope you have had a lovely summer.
As we begin the new school year there are just a few reminders and some helpful information for you.
P.E will be on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon (Thursday outdoor weather permitting) so please could we ensure that the correct kit is kept in school during term time. For safety reasons if children have pierced ears please can they bring tape to cover them during P.E.
Spellings will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. Your child will bring home a folder with spellings in and they need to complete one per week.
We also have 'library' on Friday afternoon. Your child will be able to choose a book to bring home - this is NOT their school reading book, but a book they may want to share with you or their siblings. It may also be a book they would like you to read to them. As long as the book is returned each week your child can swap it for a different book to bring home.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.
We look forward to a busy but exciting year ahead.