Ant and Dec have teamed up with NSPCC to create a special video for children. Please watch their virtual assembly by clicking on the link below:
It has some advice for children who may be worrying about Coronavirus and the impact on their family, as well as other important advice and words of encouragement.
***Please note – as the school move to now using the Oak National Academy there are no longer weekly overviews or teaching and learning resources to print out***
Summer Term 2 Remote Learning
We hope you and your family are keeping well in these unusual times.
As part of our plans to support remote teaching and learning, we will be utilising the resources from Oak National Academy.
This online classroom has been created by teachers specifically to support pupils’ learning at home. Oak is a free website available at www.thenational.academy. It is backed by the Department for Education, and in the document below you will find a table to signpost to a range of lessons from across the curriculum.
You can access Oak’s online classroom on any device, you don’t need to log in or remember a password. Each lesson is delivered by a trained teacher, over a pre-recorded video, and it’s very clear at the start of each session anything you might need (such as pens, paper etc). The lessons are designed to need minimal supervision, although this will depend on the age of your child.
All class teachers are aware of the work being set for their year groups and can be emailed at any time; however, due to some members of staff working with groups of children in school, responses may be slower than usual. To contact teachers directly, continue to use the Contact Us section below.
Along with the lessons provided from the Oak National Academy, we have tried to include some extra activities, which are linked to the project the children would have been doing in this summer term.
Keep safe and remember to keep smiling!
Miss Lineker :)
Each week there will be a video uploaded from your teacher on the Video Resource Centre so please continue to check this page for updates. You can access it by clicking here: Video Resource Centre
Summer Term 2 suggested home learning Oak National Academy and project ideas
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7/5/20 Letter to the Mini Police
Hope you are all keeping safe and well! We have just received an update around 11+ testing that I would like to share with you. This letter below shall be posted to those of you who have registered for 11+ testing.
The current situation with COVID-19 is an upsetting and worrying time for everyone in the community. At Boston Grammar School, we are working through this unprecedented time, to ensure our ‘usual’ school business continues, to ease any anxieties amongst new parents/carers. We have been working closely with the Lincolnshire Grammar School Consortium and GLA, our 11+ provider, to ensure that the 11+ procedure for September 2021 entry has minimum disruption.
Our decision making must be guided by current government advice and so dates may still be subject to change. However, our current plans are outlined below.
Practice 11+ tests:
If schools are back and social distancing measures are such that we can go ahead with tests, we will do these as usual. However, if schools are still closed or social distancing measures means exams and tests are not possible, these will not go ahead. We are waiting to hear what the government decides regarding schools opening.
In the meantime, please use the free familiarisation materials available from GLA which can be found here: https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/11plus-series-11-plus-practice-papers/11plus-familiarisation-materials/
Actual 11+ test dates
We have moved these to:
Friday/Saturday 18/19 September Verbal Reasoning
Friday/Saturday 25/26 September Non-Verbal Reasoning
These are one week later than originally published. This is to allow time to work with primary schools who carry out the tests on behalf of their local grammar schools.
Notification of 11+ results
Schools will receive these from GLA by 15 October 2020. This means parents/carers will still receive their results before they have to submit their preference forms to their home local authority.
Hello and Welcome to the Squirrel Class!
The Squirrels are taught by Miss Lineker and their Teaching Assistants are Mrs Pepperdine and Miss Sampson.
Our topic in Term 3 and 4 shall be all about the Amazon Rainforest. Our overarching question for this term shall be "How has human activity impacted upon the physical and human characteristics of the Amazon rainforest?" During this topic, we shall become geographers and learn about the human and physical characteristics of the rainforest as a biome, we shall travel in our lessons to South America and learn about the countries that the Amazon is a part of, we will delve deep in to the rainforest to learn about its layers and what lurks beneath the canopy of trees...
As Scientisits, we will be learning about the life cycles of animals and plants found within the rainforest. We shall study how all living things have seven life processes and learn more about the fascinating species of animals that survive in this tropical biome.
Keep popping back to see where our learning journey takes us...
Please ensure that P.E kits are in school every day, especially on Wednesday for gymnastics and Friday for Netball. In case of a change to the timetable, it would be helpful for all children to have their P.E. kit in school all week, if possible, with warmer clothes to wear in the winter months!
Homework this term is project based with spellings and times tables being set every week. I cannot wait to see what the Squirrels produce for their projects! I have already been hearing lots about their brilliant ideas! In Year Five, we encourage children to develop their independence skills. If they should have a problem with their homework, please remind them to come and speak to me about it. I will happily support them wherever I can!
Want to know more about our learning? Follow @RL_GreatOaks on Twitter to see what the Squirrel Class have been up to!