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Thank you to all our parents and carers for your support and understanding during these challenging times. As the current  'lockdown' is progressing we felt that you may wish a slightly more structured  timetable for the week.  These activities can be used as set out or as you feel most helpful.

 

Please click on the home learning stars below each week to access the weekly activities.

 

Sending our best wishes to you,

 

Mr Blair

 

Reminder of class email address.

 

Email:     classblair@st-andrews-woodhall.lincs.sch.uk

 

Please don’t be disappointed if we don’t reply to you. We love reading all the messages from you and we do read every one.  Unfortunately, we are only allowed to reply to questions or comments made by your parents/carers.

 

Each week you can access our 'Weekly Picture News' by clicking on the link below.  This offers news stories and some things you may wish to discuss at home.

 

Head Boy/Girl Application Form

 

Click here to download the application form

Lincolnshire Virtual County Finals Celebration - Save the Date!

Lincolnshire Virtual County Finals Celebration - Save the Date! 1

The aqueduct challenge inspired some excellent designs. Well done!

The aqueduct challenge inspired some excellent designs. Well done! 1
The aqueduct challenge inspired some excellent designs. Well done! 2
The aqueduct challenge inspired some excellent designs. Well done! 3
The aqueduct challenge inspired some excellent designs. Well done! 4
The aqueduct challenge inspired some excellent designs. Well done! 5
The aqueduct challenge inspired some excellent designs. Well done! 6

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There has been some fascinating and rather stunning science taking place this week!

There has been some fascinating and rather stunning science taking place this week! 1
There has been some fascinating and rather stunning science taking place this week! 2
There has been some fascinating and rather stunning science taking place this week! 3

I have really enjoyed looking at your work this week. Well done!

I have really enjoyed looking at your work this week. Well done! 1
I have really enjoyed looking at your work this week. Well done! 2
I have really enjoyed looking at your work this week. Well done! 3
I have really enjoyed looking at your work this week. Well done! 4
I have really enjoyed looking at your work this week. Well done! 5

Taking STEM to the next level!

Taking STEM to the next level! 1

One member of 2AB completed a ‘real life’ STEM project this week. During the weekend, the plug for his gaming headset broke. He was understandably upset, as this is his favourite way of catching up with his school friends when they play together online. A replacement part was ordered, the correct tools gathered and the broken wire identified and prepared. After a demonstration of soldering, the headset was eventually fixed and now he can happily chat away until prised off the console.  

This made me smile!

This made me smile! 1

It is great to see what you have been up to during lockdown.

It is great to see what you have been up to during lockdown. 1
It is great to see what you have been up to during lockdown. 2
It is great to see what you have been up to during lockdown. 3
It is great to see what you have been up to during lockdown. 4

You have been very busy and creative over the past few months.

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You have been very busy and creative over the past few months.  2
You have been very busy and creative over the past few months.  3
You have been very busy and creative over the past few months.  4
You have been very busy and creative over the past few months.  5
You have been very busy and creative over the past few months.  6

The STEM challenges are certainly firing your imagination. Here is a talking robot!

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There is clearly excellent learning taking place at home (and the kittens are so cute)!

There is clearly excellent learning taking place at home (and the kittens are so cute)! 1
There is clearly excellent learning taking place at home (and the kittens are so cute)! 2
There is clearly excellent learning taking place at home (and the kittens are so cute)! 3
There is clearly excellent learning taking place at home (and the kittens are so cute)! 4
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Many thanks for the great work that you have sent this week! Well done!

Many thanks for the great work that you have sent this week! Well done! 1
Many thanks for the great work that you have sent this week! Well done! 2
Many thanks for the great work that you have sent this week! Well done! 3
Many thanks for the great work that you have sent this week! Well done! 4
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A real life STEM project with very satisfying results Well done! You must be very proud.

A real life STEM project with very satisfying results Well done! You must be very proud. 1

A few familiar faces creating excellent STEM projects.

A few familiar faces creating excellent STEM projects. 1 Designing and making a fantastic prosthetic hand.
A few familiar faces creating excellent STEM projects. 2 Working hard to design the marble run.

Demonstrating the marble run.

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What a clever design (and amazing celebration)!

A collage of life in lockdown. What a great range of activities!

A collage of life in lockdown. What a great range of activities! 1

More amazing learning - I am glad so many of you are rising to the STEM challenge!

More amazing learning - I am glad so many of you are rising to the STEM challenge! 1
I look forward to reading your story! It has a rather intriguing title.

I am so jealous - a new puppy!

I am so jealous - a new puppy!  1
I hope that your sofa is safe!

Make sure that you exercise regularly!

Make sure that you exercise regularly! 1

Documents for Use in the Event of School Closure 

 

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. 

 

Parents & Carers - We would be grateful if you could support your child in accessing any of the resources provided, whilst encouraging them to vary the subjects they study each day.

 

Please remember to complete your home learning packs now school is closed. Try to do a some English and Maths each day, and remember - reading is still very important.

 

There are some additional resources below which you might find useful if you would like some extra work to keep you busy. You may like to write your own story to enter Mrs Green's story competition.

 

Mr Blair

 

Email:     classblair@st-andrews-woodhall.lincs.sch.uk

 

Please don’t be disappointed if we don’t reply to you. We love reading all the messages from you and we do read every one.  Unfortunately, we are only allowed to reply to questions or comments made by your parents/carers.

 

Hola! Mrs Lauder has produced a Spanish video, with a special guest, for you to practise your Spanish vocabulary. Enjoy!

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11+ Appliction Letter from QEGS - application closes 31.03.20

Science Activities Term 5

ASE Science Resources

Below is a link to a set of primary science resources that the ASE primary committee have been working on over the Easter holiday.  It’s a set of home-learning lessons for each year group that they believe will be both accessible for parents and for the learners themselves. There’s something for every year group and they’ve been comprehensively linked to additional web-based science resources.

 

https://www.ase.org.uk/ase-coronavirus-hub-primary-remote-learning-resources

History Activities Term 5
PSHE Activities Term 5

STEM Challenge


Challenge 1
We're thrilled to announce the launch of the first in a series of Engineering @ Home STEM Challenges!

Since the Smallpeice team can’t visit schools, we’ve decided to challenge each other to build the best rubber band-powered car, just with materials we have at home and we’d like to invite you to join in.


Every Wednesday we will have a new Engineering @ Home STEM Challenge that turns those materials you would normally send out in your recycling, into something that you can design, build and test. The projects are for all ages and will cover a variety of different topics.

Please click here to watch our instructional video and click here to see written instructions showing how to build your rubber band car.

Be sure to share photos and videos of your rubber band car with us on social media using the hashtag #SmallpeiceRBCC - we would love to see how you get on!


Challenge 2

We hope you are enjoying our new Engineering @ Home STEM Challenges!

This week we’ve decided to challenge each other to make a paddle boat, which you can test in your bathtub or sink.


Please click here to watch our instructional video and click here to see written instructions showing how to build your paddle boat.

 

Challenge 3

This week we’ve decided to challenge each other to make a parachute, which you can test at home.

Please click here to visit our new Engineering @ Home webpage, where you will find all the latest projects, written instructions and a link to our YouTube channel.

 

Challenge 4

This week we’ve decided to challenge each other to make a marble run, which you can test at home.

Please click here to visit our new Engineering @ Home webpage, where you will find all the latest projects, written instructions and a link to our YouTube channel.



 

 

Maths

Sumdog

I have set up usernames and passwords for all children in 2AB maths group to play a really good Maths game called Sumdog. Please email the email address above so that I can supply you with your username and password. Mr Martin.

https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in

 

Times Tables Rock Stars

I hope that your Times Tables Rock Star challenges are going well. Please let me know if there are any issues with logging in to the site.

Daily lessons in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Online resource hub

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

Corbett Maths

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/

 

Crick Web - A brilliant interactive resource for Key Stage Two Maths, English and Science games:

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-2.html

 

Times Tables Rock Stars

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

 

Education City Worksheet Packs

https://www.educationcity.com/free-resources/?field_category_value=All

 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

White Rose Maths - A brilliant Maths site with resources for every year group

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

BBC - Personal, Social, Health Education for all ages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/pshe.shtml

 

Primary Resources - Social, Health Education for all ages

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/pshe/pshe.htm

 

SEAL - Social, Health Education for all ages

https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/seal-pshe

 

Joe Wicks will be using his YouTube Chanel to lead PE at 9am Monday-Friday

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Some great, free audio books

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Classroom Secrets - Home Learning Pack

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/?fbclid=IwAR3TBFi91-dQa06dGztyZ5leTPyBQIod4jEnVUhH3-ENo8GW93ruVU7CpAo

 

RE at Home, from Barnabas in Schools:

https://www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/topics/re-home

 

Field Studies Council.

https://www.field-studies-council.org/2020/03/31/fsc-fieldworklive/?utm_source=Educationco&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Fieldworklive&ref=email&dm_i=65YE,VTJ,K4IVW,315C,1

 

Sumdog - free online Maths activities.

https://pages.sumdog.com/home-learning-during-school-closures/home-learning-for-parents/

 

Access Art resources and ideas:

https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/

 

Music apps and interactive resources (even some online lessons) Follow the link for a list of lots of lovely musical activities:

https://www.facebook.com/GardenOfMusicOrg/photos/a.453328838205953/1287059384832890/?type=3&theater

 

David Walliams reading a story each day.

 https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/?fbclid=IwAR3nmWHV98xqKNqSq0cf6F3vz3afZYgD1ta8hsND8pADHHdClY33zqvcxYI

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire

As this situation regarding the COVID-19 virus progresses we would like to provide an update regarding the service offered by Healthy Minds Lincolnshire.  The situation is changing rapidly therefore details may change however, as it stands the following is in place:

 

Useful Information:

 

 

Attachments:

  • Attached WHO guidance for helping children cope with stress and mental health considerations during this crisis, the section for care providers for children is highlighted on page 4
  • Healthy Minds Relaxation Booklet
  • The attached leaflet may be helpful for younger children to help explain the Coronavirus

Mr Blair's Class

 

Welcome to Class 2AB's class page. We are an enthusiastic and hardworking group of Year 4 and Year 5 children who love to learn new things and improve on our current learning!

Our class teacher is Mr Blair. Mrs Dixon helps us with our learning in Maths each day and Mrs Evans helps us with our English learning.

We are also really lucky to have Spanish lessons with Mrs Lauder every week.

 

General Information

Reading:

The school library is open each morning and lunchtime for us to change our reading books when we have finished our books. We note down the page numbers we have read and ask an adult from home to sign the relevant part in our reading diaries. Mr Blair will collect our reading diaries on a Monday morning to check they have been signed. The school expectation is for reading diaries to be signed at least 3 times a week. It is important to bring our school bags to school everyday to collect letters and other important information.

 

Homework:

We are given Maths homework every Wednesday. This work needs to be completed and returned by the following Monday to be marked. Mr Blair will also send our English homework out on a Friday. This work needs to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.

 

Spellings:

Spellings for each week are in our planners. Each week we should practise at home 4 times and there is space for this in our planners. However, if spellings are completed in another manner (iPads, notebooks etc.) our parents indicate how many times we have done this and we ask them to ensure that they sign the spelling page in our planner. Spelling tests will take place on a Friday.

 

PE:

We need to have PE kits in school throughout the week. It is also very important that all  of our belongings are clearly named. If we are wearing earrings, we need to ensure that we are able to remove them for PE or ask our parents/carers to provide tape for them to be covered up to meet health and safety recommendations. If we have hair below our shoulders, it should be tied back for PE and our tights should be replaced with socks for PE lessons.

 

Staying healthy:

It is important that we bring a water bottle to school every day, filled with fresh water. In addition, we are allowed to bring a healthy snack for break time if we wish. These snacks should meet the agreed list: fruit, vegetables, cheese or yoghurt.

Term 1

Welcome Back to the New School Year.

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely summer break. Many thanks for all the lovely gifts and messages that I received before the summer break; they were very much appreciated and enjoyed.

 

Please read 2AB's newsletter to see what will be happening this term...

2AB Term 1 Newsletter

Term 2

Welcome back to this busy and exciting term. In English we are focusing on the work of Michael Morpurgo and would highly recommend his books such as Farm Boy, The Butterfly Lion and Private Peaceful. Please read the newsletter for more information about what we will be studying this term.

2AB Term 2 Newsletter

Term 3

 

Welcome back. I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas festivities and had time to rest and recharge your batteries. I would like to say thank you for the lovely gifts  that I received before the Christmas break. In our science lessons we will be investigating circuits and in history studying the Anglo-Saxons. Please read the newsletter for further information about the areas we are studying this term.

Newsletter Term 3

Term 4

 

We hope you all enjoyed a lovely break and are rested and ready for the term ahead. There are lots of exciting things planned for 2AB this term. Please see below to find out what we will be learning.

 

Geography lessons will explore a variety of case studies looking at water supply, dam building in Brazil, water pollution, flooding and flood management.

In science we will developing the children’s understanding of evolution and inherited features.

Art this term will develop the children’s skill in drawing and will use the perspective work of artists such as Vincent Van Gogh as inspiration.

In RE we will focus on Incarnation and exploring the belief of Jesus as the Messiah.

ICT will develop programming skills using Scratch.

Our PSHE lessons will focus on mental health and wellbeing.

In our PE sessions we will be developing competence in dance and outdoor and adventurous activities.  


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