Staff have been reviewing the huge range of online resources currently available to assist you with home learning. You will find a selection of our recommended ones in the 'Websites' section of the class page.
Links to websites relevant to weekly planning will be posted underneath each weekly learning sheet in order that they can be easily accessed.
As children may be accessing the Internet and online activities more frequently take the opportunity to share the acceptable use rules we follow in school. Read and discuss them with your child and what they should do if they come across or see something that makes them sad or feel angry. Internet safety day occurred last month and all children took part. Parent guidance, documents and links are on the website under Esafety.
Online Reading Books
As you may be running out of reading books and alternative text at home, we would like to inform you that Purple Mash have allowed access to Serial Mash, an online library of fiction books for 5- 11 years. The texts are graded and in some cases in chapters. Each text or chapter has an online quiz and an activity which can be completed.
Oxford Owl is also available and can be accessed at home.
If you have any queries regarding access or children's log ins to Purple Mash, please contact us at school.
Coronavirus - A Book for Children
Here is a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.
Well done to all of you that have taken part in our Virtual Sports Day! I have LOVED seeing all of your brilliant photos!
Thank you to all of you for our beautiful photo books - we have been really touched by such a thoughtful gesture! I have really enjoyed reading your comments and looking through your wonderful photos.
This week's home learning is all about memories, and looking for the positive in each situation. Although this has been a most unusual first year at school, you have all persevered and made great strides in beginning your learning journey. Mrs Taylor and I are incredibly proud of you all!
We hope you have a fantastic, restful and safe summer....
See you in September!
The Beoley First School Virtual Sports Day!
11th and 12th July 2020
Get training ready to participate at the weekend! Choose some activities from the bingo sheet and off you go! Encourage family members to take part and send us photos of what you've done! Email photos (you only) to email@example.com with MOSS SPORTS in the subject box. Look out for your photos on the website!
Once you've taken part, download the certificate below to celebrate your achievements!
Good Morning, I hope you are all well and waking up to beautiful sunshine once again! I really missed it last week.
This weekend I was feeling quite disappointed, we didn't get to move house as we had planned! But I took some time out with my good mood stick and practised some of the mindful breathing techniques we have used in class. It really helped to cheer me up so that I could enjoy my time off! Once I was feeling happier, I was able to spend some time playing with Leo, building different constructions, and we were able to go back out on our bikes (although it was a little blustery!).
I hope you have a lovely week,
We enjoyed reading this story in school on Friday - here's is Jeanne Willis the author reading The Bog Baby.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do....
Good Morning! I hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather that this week seems to have brought. I have been busy packing my last few bits this weekend and venturing out a little further for our daily walk.
This week's learning is attached below. I hope you all have a great week! :-)
It has been a long week in the Bartlett house as we are busy packing up all of our things ready to move house next week! Mr Bartlett is like a whirlwind throwing things into boxes, and taking down our photographs from the wall, whilst I'm enjoying taking things a little slower and having a good sort at the same time! Have you had a sort out during lockdown? I have found that I have been keeping lots of things that I probably didn't need to, so now I am looking for new homes, re-purposing or recycling opportunities.
Mrs Taylor's Vegetable Patch has been enjoying the wet weather, her strawberry plants have even started to bare ripe fruit! Yum-yum!
We hope you have a lovely week. Take care of yourselves!
Good Morning! Another week of home learning - wow! And I have been hearing all about the wonderful things that you have been getting up to from Mrs Sweeney!
I am so proud of each and every one of you!
This week I have been forced to stay indoors a little bit more than I would have liked to by the weather. I really haven't enjoyed being cold, so I was pleased to see the sunshine back out this weekend!
Whilst I've been inside, however, I have had the time to rekindle an old pastime of mine - playing the piano. I have enjoyed playing some of my favourite disney tunes, and some that are much easier to play, and showing Leo how the piano works. Leo likes the volume control the best!
What did you do with all of your time indoors this week?
What was your favourite thing?
This week I also did something that I haven't done since I was little girl. I did some magic painting of under-the-sea creatures. I really enjoyed the quiet, calm reflective time that this activity created and I have ordered another book of magic paintings to do it again soon!
I'm looking forward to hearing from some of you this week!
I hope you all have a wonderful week and stay safe!
Good Morning! Are we really at another Monday, already? I hope you enjoyed last week's bubble-themed learning?
Where did your bubbles travel off to?
In school this week I had a go at making my own bubble wand. I made three different shapes: a star, a square and a love heart and the one which blew the best bubbles was the love heart.
What shape did you find made the best bubbles?
Last week we were also practising writing our names. It seems like a long time since we needed to write our name to identify something as ours, so it was quite tricky. This week we're going to try and write our whole name everyday. You could try this at home too! Use your name card that was sent home in March, and see how many letters you can remember to include and how many are in the right order!
I've attached some learning suggestions for this week below, remember there is no pressure to complete all of these ideas every week. Keep reading daily, listen to stories being read aloud, and practise writing your name.
World Oceans Day.
If you would like to join in with the programme of virtual events taking place today please visit the link below.
I hope you've had a fantastic week in the sunshine! Did you get chance to have a go at Mrs Sweeney's creative bingo?
Over half-term I carried on with my daily walks, returning to my favourite woods and visiting the goslings down at Arrow Valley Lake. I also created a kitchen from a cardboard box to play with - we've had lots of fun making different kinds of meals - petal soup, duplo omlette and sand pie have been favourites this week!
Our reading this week was rainbow themed. We chose books to add to the shelf by the colour of their spine, and then we arranged them into a rainbow. We enjoyed re-reading some of the stories that haven’t been ‘go-to’ books recently! What have you been reading?
Below I have added some new ideas for home learning, I hope you'll enjoy them!
Week beginning Monday 25th May 2020
We have put together a 'Creative Bingo' sheet to give you ideas for some interesting half term activities. Don't forget the 'Beoley Reading Bingo' and certificate. Have fun! You will find some links to help you below.
Good Morning, Moss Class! Can you believe it’s Monday again?! I’ve really enjoyed receiving updates on what you have been up to over the last few weeks and I’m pleased to hear how hard you are working at home too! Keep it up - you make me so proud!
Over the last week, I have spent some time in school and some time at home. Whilst I was in school with our Key-worker children we conducted one of the Explorify science experiments. I’m sure you can guess which one I chose?! Yes! You’re right, it was the biscuit dunking challenge! We found that a chocolate chip cookie was the best dunking biscuit because it didn’t fall apart after being submerged and it still had a little crunch too!
Have you tried one of the #scienceathome challenges yet?
This week I was busy organising a Baby Shower for my cousins wife. Obviously we couldn’t al get together like we would have liked, but we held a virtual baby shower - playing games and eating cake. My favourite game was a Nursery Rhyme quiz. I’ll post the questions with our home learning suggestions - you can challenge your family and see which of you will be the champion.
Leo and I have been enjoying Mr Gender’s Reading Bingo this week - I think we’re nearly ready for our certificate (attached below).
What have you been reading this week?
Leo and I have been exploring further afield on our daily exercise this week. We spotted a Heron along the tow-path - he was huge!! We spent lots of time watching some ducklings learn to swim too. We are really missing our swimming lessons!
This week we will celebrate National Bee Day (20th May) - over this week have a think about how you have been showing our Beoley Bees at home. Have you noticed your family members showing our Beoley Bee qualities?
Use the Beoley Bee slips to commend each other when you are:
Be your best
I hope you have all had a lovely week and are looking forward to sharing some more learning with your family this week! We miss you lots and are looking forward to seeing you when it is safe to do so!
I hope you are all managing to stay safe and well at home! This week has been all about VE Day in the Bartlett house, with some baking, sewing, painting and singing (creative).
Did you celebrate 75 years since VE Day?
I have also been spending lots of time exploring our local woodland and getting out and about on my bike. Leo has loved it! My favourite part of being in the woods at the moment is listening to the bird song - I have been really curious (inquisitive) about which song belongs to which bird. I am trying to learn (ambitious) which bird song belongs to which bird and I felt really lucky to hear a cuckoo this week.
Can you identify a bird by its song?
Mrs Taylor has been busy gardening when the sunshine has been out, and on the cooler days she has been learning to crochet. Mrs Taylor has shown great resilience in doing this - it certainly hasn't been easy!
Can you think of a time when you showed one of our learning attributes this week, just like Mrs Taylor and Mrs Bartlett.
Ambition, Resilience, Inquistive, Creative
We hope that you all have a lovely week, making memories - don't forget to be kind to your family and yourself. The learning suggestions below are just that! Suggestions that you can dip into and out of as much or as little as it suits you and your family. Try to keep reading daily though.
We hope you are all enjoying using the physical activity challenges created by the All Active Academy.
Don’t forget if you have any photos or videos of you taking part in the challenges and would like to share them on social media you can do this using #Stay In Work Out.
Always ask an adult to do this.
Via Facebook- @allactiveacademy
Each month the school with the most posts by the end of the month will win equipment vouchers for their school,
Wow! What a lovely week I have had this week - a surprise video message from all of Moss Class looking fantastic in their Easter Bonnets (Thank you very much! I loved it and have watched it several times over!), a lovely card from my Mum in the post and some beautiful flowers were delivered to my house too! Each of these kind gestures has brought a huge smile to my face!
What has made you smile this week?
This week I have been out walking through the woods again, this time I took my rucksack and I was able to forage some herbs for my cooking - I found some Wild Garlic, and some Rosemary. I'm going to keep my eye out for some other herbs on my walk next week!
What wild flowers/plants have you spotted on your walks?
Finally, I have fixed my bike this week. It has had a puncture for a long time and I just hadn't got around to fixing it, but this week I had no more excuses and I'm so pleased I did it! I was able to go for a lovely bike ride with Baby Bartlett in his seat and I even got to see some of you (from a socially acceptable distance) too! That really was the high-light of my weekend!
What was the highlight of your weekend?
I've added a few more ideas for learning at home below along with Mr Gender's 'Beoley Reading Bingo' - I'll post what I've been reading next week - lets see whether you can beat my score by this time next week! Stay safe and keep smiling - I'm missing you lots but I can't wait to hear about all of the fantastic memories you have been making!
Another week of wonderful weather for being outdoors has passed and that is exactly where Mrs Bartlett and Mrs Taylor have been spending their time.
Mrs Bartlett has been showing Baby Bartlett all of the different types of trees in the woodland near their house - they spotted a birch tree, silver birch, hazel, oak and sycamore to name a few.
Mrs Taylor has some pea shoots in her vegetable patch, and she has been busy baking in her kitchen! Mrs Taylor has also been busy making a birthday card for her aunt - a beautiful cross stitch, similar to the stitching that you did in class with Mrs Taylor earlier this year!
Below are this week’s suggestions for learning at home, along with the YouTube link for Mrs Bartlett’s favourite story about feelings. We hope you have a wonderful week, stay safe and continue making those fantastic memories!
Over the last couple of weeks I have been busy trying some of the activities from the Easter Activity booklet. I had lots of fun designing my own egg hunt and I even tried some baking!
During our daily walk we have been observing the wildlife in the conservation pond at Forge Mill Meadows. I particularly like the frogs and now that I’ve noticed there is frogs spawn in the pond I’m really looking forward to seeing it transform into tadpoles, froglets and finally frogs!
Mrs Taylor has been busy building her own vegetable patch in her garden, (can you spot the penguin over-seeing her work?) and completing a beautiful cross-stitch this week. Can you name the spring flower that she has created?
I’ve attached some ideas for learning at home this week! Don’t forget - it’s really important that your children read every day! It might be a recipe, an email from a friend or family member or a story book that you have at home; a broad variety of reading experiences is really beneficial!
I hope you are all staying safe and well - I’m really looking forward to hearing about your adventures when we can finally get back together!
Weekly Active Challenges
The All Active Academy who provide all of our festivals and competitions, are launching a
"Stay in, work out at home" campaign with activities for each day of the week ,as well as competitions for families to enter via Facebook and Twitter.
Below is a full explanation and the activity grid for this week.
A new grid will be added each week. Enjoy!
The staff at Beoley have put together some ideas that you might like to try over Easter. Remember, do any craft and baking ideas safely and with the supervision of an adult. The next home learning sheet will be added on Monday 20th April. Have a wonderful Easter.
I hope you enjoyed finding your feet in this new home learning adventure last week. We had lots of fun at home giving our toys a clean and going on a bug hunt in the garden! Whilst in school I enjoyed challenging myself to join in with the Jim Field draw-along, I’ll definitely have another go this week! This week's suggestions for home learning are below.
The first of our home learning suggestions for Moss Class can be found below. Please read through the suggestions and use them in a way that will suit you and your child. Don't forget that this may take some getting used to for you and your child - and that is okay!
This weekend we have been having fun in the garden naming the spring flowers that have recently bloomed and we have been challenging each other to some tower-building competitions! (I'm afraid that some of your children would be sorely disappointed by my efforts!) Our TV favourite has been 'The Snail and the Whale' adaptation; I am almost word-perfect now!
I look forward to hearing all about the memories you have made together soon,