Archive for Jo Forbes

Bonjour les enfants!

Let’s practise our counting and colours in French.  Join in and then have a go at playing the game at the end. See if you can teach your grown up and try and catch them out.  Bonne chance!

I am also attaching another song that that we have been learning together at school – the french version of Hokey Cokey.  Apologies in advance adults, it’s one of those songs that sticks and can be quite annoying – haha!

Hello Robins!

Before any work posts, I just wanted to share these photos of the cards that Robins made just before we closed.  I have sent them to 2 different Residential Care homes, one in Dinnington and one slightly further afield in Mexborough.  I think that you will agree they will certainly brighten up someone’s day.  🙂

Hopefully, you will all be enjoying the lovely sunshine.  Remember it is the Easter holiday now, so take time to take a well-earned break.  There is no expectation that you will be working over the Easter break, but here are a few ideas if you do want to keep busy.


In class we had started to learn how to tell the time – to O’clock and half past. What about making the most of the lovely weather and recreating this in your garden?

Remember that the hour hand goes half way between the numbers when it is half past the hour.

Easter Egg maths

This is a lovely game to play with a grown up. You could make your own counters (I would make little Easter eggs or dare I say it, use sweets!)  If you can’t put your hand on any dice, try making your own spinner with a pencil and a paper clip. Good luck and happy adding!

Eggs in the nest -addition



A company called myON are currently offering free access to over 6000 digital books. I have had a look and the books cover many topics; ranging from animals and insects, to dinosaurs and drones.  I think there is probably something for everyone and some of the books may help if you are doing a ‘project’ at home.


Take care and have a Happy Easter!!! xxx


Can you spot the Easter eggs?

If you are passing by school on your daily walk, have a look to see if you can spot the hidden eggs in the Wrens’ playground.

Happy Easter!

Bonjour tout le monde!

Bonjour!  I hope that you are all well.  A few children have asked if we can carry on practising our French together – what a great idea!  So here’s a short video with one of the rhymes that we have been learning, plus a new one too!

I am also attaching one of our favourite songs which is also suitable for older children.  Adults can join in too!–ks2-mfl-french-greetings-with-ben-shires/zdpdvk7

Amusez-vous bien!

À bientôt,

Mrs Forbes

Free Maths resources from Carol Vorderman – The Maths Factor

For those that didn’t see this on GMB this morning, this fantastic resource is currently free.  It matches the National Curriculum and Carol also mentioned that she is giving an adult’s maths class this afternoon online!



Super Spellers

Hi Robins,

Here are the spellings for the next three weeks. It would be good if you could practise them at home, just a few each week.  Test your grown ups or pretend that you are a teacher!

Spellings (3 weeks)

Solve the problem of the magic beans!

Magic Beans Treasure Hunt

Hi Robins, hope you are all well.  Just a little maths problem to keep you busy.  You don’t have to print off the problem, you can write it out on a piece of paper.  Happy problem solving!

Treasure hunt rules magic beans

Ideas for reading at home

Please find below a link to Oxford Owls Reading scheme.  At the minute they are offering free access to their library of over 100 ebooks.  The books link to our phonics scheme and the children will be familiar with some of the characters. You just need to sign up as a parent.

Happy reading!

Look what we can do!

Just a few photos from one of our P.E. lessons at the end of last term.  Robins have made great progress using the large apparatus, developing their agility and more importantly their confidence too!  Several fears were conquered, some fantastic achievements and lots of moments to be proud of!

If you go down to the woods today…

You may find lots of Robins and Chaffinches on a woodland walk! Exploring the beautiful woodland that we are so fortunate to have in our school grounds, was just one of the many activities that the children carried out on our Wow Day. Drama, dance, making edible nests and creating animals from natural resources, were just a few of the many activities that we squeezed into one day. We ended the busy day by starting to read our class book, ‘The Enchanted Wood’.