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Welcome to Buzzards Class - Yr1/2

 

Mrs Brown and Mrs Meaton

 

 

Don't forget your PE kits and book bags

Welcome to Buzzards 2018/19

13th July 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

One week and one day to go.  This year has flown by!  

Last week I asked you all to research a creature/something which lives in or by the sea.  The variety was amazing!  We still have a few more to listen to, so we will leave some time next Tuesday afternoon for this.  This week we have been trying to name the seas surrounding the UK.  We will see if we can remember them next week.

In Year 1 we have started our new text, 'Billy's Bucket' and we have been using alliteration and similes to describe what is in our own buckets.  In 'guided reading', we have started to retell the story of 'The Little Mermaid'.  On Monday we will use our puppets to perform to each group.  In maths, we have been learning about position and direction.  We will continue with this on Monday.

I have attached your final spellings below.  Have a super weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

5th July 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

I hope you all enjoyed today.  I can't believe how long it took to put our classroom back together!  Please could you all bring a large named carrier bag into school over the next week so that we can start going gathering together your books and lovely artwork.

 

In Year 1, we have continued with capacity in maths.  Next week we will be moving onto direction and position. In English we have been trying to include alliteration and similes into our writing.

 

To support our seaside topic, I have asked you all to research something which lives in the sea or by the sea so that we can share what we have found out next week.  I have attached homework and spellings below.  Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

28th June 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a fantastic day we have had today!  Next Friday is Victorian Day so don't forget to come dressed as chimney sweeps and mill workers.  Please invite your parents to come and see what you have been doing from 2.15pm.

 

This week we have had another go at collage and some of us have started to sketch shells while others have finished their sewing.

 

In Year 1, we have been learning how to use a thesaurus so that we can find some new vocabulary.  We have also started to use alliteration.  In maths we have started our new unit on capacity.  Please see below for the homework which supports this.

 

Have a good weekend.  I hope you are looking forward to the gruel next week!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

21st June 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

You could certainly tell we had been doing collage this afternoon.  I don't think we will get Tidy Ted next week! I think we will have another session on Monday and then I will put everything away.  The card has finally arrived for our Zoetrope so we will be attempting to make one of these next week.

In Year 1 this week, we have been revisiting fractions and next week we will be moving onto capacity.  In English we have continued with our booked called 'Flotsam'.  The amount of questions you managed to write today was AMAZING!  I honestly don't think I have ever seen you all write as much in one lesson!

 

I have attached your homework.  The word search is tricky, and therefore not compulsory.  If you are unable to make your fraction dice, you could just cut out the squares and lay them upside down on the table.  You could mix them around each time.  I would have made them for you but our printer has only just started working again.

 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Brown

15th June 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

I cannot believe we only have 5 weeks to go before the summer holidays!  On Tuesday you will be trying out your new classes - it doesn't seem possible!

 

In dance this week, we have started to think about how sea creatures move.  We will create some music to go with our dance next week.  In music this week, we pretended we were modern street sellers (rather than Victorian) and created our own modern musical chants.  We also experimented with musical instruments to see if we could create the different sounds that Victorian children would have encountered during their work.

 

Yesterday, we compared a Victorian seaside with a modern seaside and then measured our sunflowers.  They are becoming huge so we will have to think of a way of getting them home safely.

 

On Monday we will be making the flick books that we should have made yesterday. 

 

Year 1 - In maths this week we have been dividing and next week we will be moving onto fractions.  In English we have been writing a diary entry which will continue next week.  In 'Guided Reading' we have been reading using large type and exclamation marks.  

 

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

 

 

7th June 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

Yet another busy week has flown by!  We have been trying to finish our sewing this week.  We should have a little time next week to complete them all.  Next week we will be making a zoetrope which was a motion picture device, invented just before Queen Victoria took the throne.

 

If the weather is fine next week, we will have P.E. outside and practise athletics skills.  You were amazing with the ladders this week.  I was very impressed!  If it rains, we will be starting dance, using the book, 'Commotion in the Ocean' for inspiration.

 

In Year 1 this week, we have been writing up our Peter Rabbit stories and have started to look at our new book, 'Flotsam'.  We have delayed using our bird data until Tuesday of next week.   In maths we have relooked at multiplication and next week we will move onto division.

 

I have attached your homework below.  These are the links to the 5x table practise websites which we used today:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

24th May 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

I just want to say how proud I am of you all.  You all kept running today, despite feeling tired.  Well done! 

 

This week we have been trying to record what we have found out about bulb growing and you were able to take home your correctly planted bulbs this week.  We will measure our sunflowers on the first day back and see how much they have grown. I expect they will be huge!  I think we might need to put them into larger pots.

 

In year 1 we have been covering lots of different types of maths.  We looked at some more 3D shapes, we completed some empty box style subtraction questions, we have counted objects and recorded how many, and then today, we started to learn the 5x table.  I have sent home lots of 5x table activities to support this, along with a special dice.  It would be lovely to have some of the other dice and pretty bags returned at the end of the school year as I have now completely run out of bags. Thank you!

 

In English we have been writing our own Peter Rabbit story.  We will write these up in our best handwriting on the Monday and Tuesday of the first week back.  I know that some of you love to spend quite a bit of time on the drawings, so I have sent a sheet home with 4 boxes.  These boxes will be the correct size to fit into your story booklet.

 

The topic next term is 'Seaside'.  However, as you all enjoy the history topics, we will keep the Victorian theme and link it to the seaside.  There is so much more to find out about the Victorians!

 

I hope you all have a super holiday!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

18th May 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  I have attached your spellings below.  Next week in year 1 we will be spending a little more time looking at 3D shapes and number sentences with missing numbers.  We will also be checking how accurate we are with counting and recording.  In English we will finish writing our Peter Rabbit stories, so please complete your book cover if you have not already done so. I  have attached a short homework exercise to help you with your story.  Mrs. Meaton and I were very impressed with the spelling results this week.  You must have all been working very hard.  Well done!

 

Mrs. Meaton and I were also very impressed with the level of focus and imagination in P.E. this week.  Your ideas for the wall bars and bench stations were very creative.  On Monday we are going to continue learning about children in the Victorian era.  In science we will be looking to see what has happened to our bulbs and seeds. In DT we will hopefully be completing our cross stitch samplers.

 

Bye for now.  See you all on Monday!

Mrs. Brown

10th May 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a great day we had!  Manor Farm was probably the best school trip I have been on, and you all seemed to find it enjoyable too, which is great!  The weather was lovely, and the team that were looking after us were outstanding.  I particularly liked your faces when you had to empty the chamber pots and inspect the outside toilet!  Abi, the cow was very patient and the goats were delightful.  I am going to attach some photographs later today.  However, if it causes our page to buffer, I will have to remove them.  I will be printing out some of the photographs for the topic books, so you will get to see them at a later date.

 

This week the time machine brought us a sack of Victorian clues and we learnt about Florence Nightingale.  In P.E we practised different ball passes and we perfected different gymnastic shapes on the wall bars.  We also continued with our sewing of Victorian samplers.

 

Next week in maths we will be looking at seconds, number bonds and more 3D shapes. Please practise, with your cards, all the number bonds to 10 and 20.  If you want to play number bond games, you can scroll down the page. I have attached many different games since the start of the year.  You could also play some number bond games on the computer:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html

 

Please remember to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.  I have attached your homework below.

 

I hope you have a super weekend.  

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

6th May 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

I suddenly realised that I had not completed the blog this week - sorry!

This week we used the wall apparatus in P.E. as promised. We will continue with this for the term.  We also practised our ball skills.  We will be putting these skills into a relay game next week.  On Friday, some of us started to sew a Victorian style sampler while others used the computers to research famous Victorians.  Next week we will continue with our topic and we will of course be visiting Manor Farm on Friday.

 

In year 1, we have been learning how to count in 5s during maths.  In English we have been writing noun phrases and using the prefix 'un'.  Next week we will be starting to plan our own Peter Rabbit story.

 

I hope you had a great weekend.  See you tomorrow!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

27th April 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a tiring week we have had this week!  Firstly, we visited the beautiful St. Andrew's Church in the village.  Thankfully we were blessed with wonderful weather.  I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our helpers and to Rev. Cole (and team) for making our day so enjoyable.  The refreshments were much appreciated, and helped to fuel us for the walk back again!

 

This week we started our Victorian topic by trying to guess the objects in the photographs (the first telephone, computer etc.) and then organised some of the major inventions on a timeline.  Next week we will be looking at children at work in the Victorian era.  We will be making a rota for the time machine so that everyone has a chance to spend some time finding out about the Victorians.

 

Yesterday, as promised, we printed our petals and leaves.  They were very impressive!

 

In year 1, we wrote about our trip to the church and then started on our new text, Peter Rabbit.  In maths we have been concentrating on weight.  Next week we will focus on counting in 5s.  For homework, I have sent home the number bond cards (that I missed before the holiday) so that you can practise your number bonds to 20.

 

Have a great weekend and try not to get blown away!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

5th April 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

I cannot believe how quickly this week has whizzed by!  Yesterday we looked to see how our bulbs were doing. It seems that most of us have had shoots appearing in the pots where the bubs were planted correctly.  So far, the soil in the pots where the bulbs  were planted upside down, has yet to be disturbed.  I wonder if there will be any change when we return from our holiday.

 

I have sent home a flower template to design for year 1 and 2.  You will print your idea in the first week back.

 

Year 1 - I have attached your spellings below. After you had all gone home, I realised that the number bond cards were still on the table!  Never mind.  I have attached the template if you want to make your own.  Print out both sheets.  Glue the 2 sheets together, back to back, and then cut into squares. Hopefully you will all be able to recall the number bonds to 20 speedily on your return.

 

Have a great holiday!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

29th March 2019

Dear Buzzards,

The weather has been lovely this week, so it was great to get outside for P.E. and practise our ball skills.  Next week we will play some ball games.

 

In Geography, you were very quick to name the 4 countries of the UK! I will send off Harry over the weekend.  Hopefully he will send us some photographs of where he has been.

 

In French next week we will be looking at some simple conversations.

 

In year 1, we have been practising number bonds to 10 and some of us have moved onto 20.  Next week we will continue to look at number bonds.  You have some number bond homework activities this week.  We will also start to look at weight. The games we played on the computer today are listed below.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_10.html

 

In English we started our new text - Katie and the Sunflowers.  You have all done amazingly so far!

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

22nd March 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a busy week!  Well done for getting all your beads in the pot and earning your treat.  

This week we continued with our paintings and gymnastic routines.  In P.S.H.E. we used our value of the month (positivity) and wrote down some wonderful, positive things about ourselves and our friends.  These will be laminated and displayed in our classroom.  In French, we continued with our 'colour' theme and started to add 'dark green', 'light green' and 'sky blue' to the colours we have already learnt.  Next we will move onto some simple conversations.

 

In Year 1 we have been working on speed and fluency.  We have added 10, 11 and 9 and subtracted 1 and 10.  I have sent home a game and a 'subtract 10 colouring sheet' for homework.  Please return by Wednesday.  Please can you return dice and little bags next Wednesday too - thank you!

 

On Monday we will be making sure that you can remember the spellings for all the days of the week and the numbers to 20.  Please have a quick practise - just in case you have forgotten one or two!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

15th March 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

I have just been admiring your paintings.  Some of them are really  lovely! We will carry on with these on Tuesday.  On Monday, we will continue with gymnastics.  I was really impressed that you had managed to remember the basic shapes, and some groups performed some very interesting routines.  I am looking forward to see what the other groups will show us next week.  I hope you enjoyed carrying out the virtual traffic survey of London - it was so difficult to count all the buses and cars!  In science, we started our investigation into whether bulbs could be planted upside down, and managed to spread compost around the entire classroom!  Thank you so much  Mr. and Mrs. Coomber for cleaning up the mess.

 

In Year 1, we started to write our lift the flap books and in maths we added 1 and 10.  I have sent you home with a game to play to practise adding 10.  I have also attached a 100 square below, just in case you need it. If you want to play our 'Fun Maths Friday' games, please see below for the website links.

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hundredHunt/

http://www.primarytopics.co.uk/maths/calculating/mental/year2/interactive/shootout/add10to2digs/add10tod2s.htm

 

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes from Mrs. Brown

10th March,

 

Dear Buzzards,

I hope you have recovered from our walk on Friday.   Nether Wallop is such a beautiful village and it was lovely to be able to have a gentle stroll to admire the flowers and look at the buildings.

This week we have been learning how to say the colours in French and we will continue with this next week.  We will be playing some games and singing the ‘Rainbow Song’.  My daughter has kindly put together a video clip to help us remember the colours we need to sing.  Next week we will continue with printing in art and we will start our ‘lift the flap’ books.  In Geography we will be carrying out a virtual transport survey of an area in London so that we can compare with Wallop.

In Year 1, we have been practising how to add the suffix ‘est’ and extending our sentences with ‘and’.  In maths we have been finding quarters of quantities and have now moved onto addition.  We will be continuing with addition next week.  On World Book Day we enjoyed a book scavenger hunt and listened to some traditional tales.

 

Best Wishes

Mrs Brown

1st March 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

This week we have completed our 'Great Fire of London' topic and we are now starting on 'Green Fingers', which will be all about plants.  Earlier in the week we looked around the grounds for new growth on the trees and then we recorded our findings. This afternoon we have painted flowers.  Next week we will be creating some giant flower petals using print which I am really looking forward to.  These will be used for our next display board.  Thank you all for helping with today's assembly - you were fantastic!

 

In year 1 this week we have started our new text driver, 'There's a Tiger in the Garden'. We have been adding the suffix 'er', asking questions and writing sentences using the conjunction 'and'.  In maths we have been finding 1/4 of objects and shapes so I have sent home a game for you to play over the weekend. We will be finding a quarter of a quantity next week and then moving onto addition and subtraction.

 

I have attached your homework below.

Have a super weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

Dear Buzzards,

What a super ending to our topic.  I think you probably know everything there is to know about 'The Great Fire of London'! We must say a big thank you to the Stockbridge Fire Service for creating such a memorable day for us all, and to Mr Coomber for clearing away the debris.   You have all worked so hard on your Tudor houses.  I took lots of photos of your models before we set them alight.  I have attached some below.  I will put the rest into your books.

 

Next term our topic is 'Green Fingers'.  We will be learning about the growth of plants and we will be going on a spring flower hunt around Wallop.   We will also be carrying out a traffic survey of our village and comparing it with the traffic in Trafalgar square.  In art we will be looking at the work of Van Gogh and in DT we will be exploring wheels and axles.

 

I hope you all have a super holiday and I will see you all soon.

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

8th February 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

Well we didn't get Tidy Ted this week.  That might be due to the excessive amount of boxes and tape in our classroom!  I have attached a few photos below of your creations. I will take some more photos next week when we add the final touches.  We will be setting fire to our models next week (Friday at 2pm) when we recreate 'The Great Fire of London'.  I do hope all your mums and dads will be able to come and watch.

 

This week in year 1 we have finished our stories and are now starting to create mini books.  In maths we have looked at 2D shape and have started to measure minutes. We finished multiplication and today have started to learn the 2x table.  I have sent home some activities to support this.  Learning times tables is really quite challenging.  Please do not worry if you are unsure as we will be revisiting this next week and throughout next term.  I have attached a copy of the 2x table below which should help.

 

Year 1 and 2 - I have sent home your verse for the 'Great Fire of London' poem.  Please practise over the weekend.

 

Well done for learning your spellings - you are all amazing!

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

1st February 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

Snow!  How exciting!

I gave you all your homework yesterday but I have attached everything below in case you need another copy. Please practise everything listed on the letter (even if you think you can do it all already!).  The spellings which would have been tested today will now be tested on Monday.

 

Next week we will focus on getting the Tudor houses finished.  If you want to make or paint anything for our classroom bakery, that would be fantastic.  I think we need sacks of flour/pictures of sacks of flour and maybe some pictures of rats.  You might have some more ideas. 

 

On Monday year 1 will be completing their stories and on Tuesday will be presenting them neatly in book form.  In maths we will be finishing multiplication and moving onto 2D shape.

 

Links:

10x table practise and number bonds:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Number bonds to 10:

https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_10.html

 

Counting in 2s song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwydguSKOU

 

Alphabet song:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=alphabet+under+the+sea+song&view=detail&mid=48A47F45853E934E635248A47F45853E934E6352&FORM=VIRE

 

Counting in 2s:

http://www.ictgames.com/fishy2s.html

http://www.ictgames.com/fairyfog2s_v2.html

I hope you have a fantastic day playing in the snow!

Best Wishes,

Mrs. Brown

25th January 2019

 

Bonjour Buzzards!

 

What a busy afternoon we have had today!  Some of us started to change our cardboard boxes into a Tudor house, some made a paper rowing boat and others made a picture of a Tudor house for our wall display.  We will continue with these on Monday.

 

This week we have been learning how to say numbers in French. Next week we will be answering the register in French.  You are all doing amazingly well!  In music we have continued to learn songs relating to our topic, and in R.E. we learnt about Zacchaeus the tax collector.  In science we investigated and described different materials.  There are a few photographs attached below.

 

In English (Year 1) we have practised writing sentences without forgetting capital letters and full stops, and have now planned our Biff, Chip and Kipper stories ready for next week.  As part of our English this week, we acted out the events from The Great Fire of London.  I hadn't realised that your acting was so good.  We will have to do this again!

 

In maths this week (year 1) we have been practising multiplication with repeated addition.  We have just started arrays and we will continue with this next week.  Today we had 'Fun Maths Friday' and enjoyed practising number bonds to 10 through games. This is the link to the online game should you want to play it over the weekend:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

I have attached the paper game below.

 

Your homework this week is to learn the number bonds to 10 speedily.  You can practise these using the red cards that I sent home a little while ago.  I have also attached a worksheet.  Some of you have taken home a number line in jumps of 10.  Please practise counting in tens over the weekend.  From now on, all homework must be returned by Wednesday of each week please.

 

Have a brilliant weekend!

Mrs. Brown 

 

 

 

18th January 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

I have just been looking at your artwork.  You have all done a great job, creating a silhouette picture of the Great Fire of London, using black card and oil pastels.   This week we started our new dance to go with the new topic and we will continue next week. Today we looked at how the fire spread so rapidly and we organised the events onto a timeline.

 

Year 1- This week we have been writing a diary page, imagining that we were a child in 1666, waking up to a room full of smoke.  On Monday we will start to plan our own Biff, Chip and Kipper story.  In maths we have been counting in 2s and 10s. I have sent  some homework for you to continue to practise counting in 2s.  I have also sent home a pair of socks for you to colour.  These will form part of a display in our classroom, so please colour them beautifully.  We have also identified odd and even numbers this week.  On Monday we will start multiplication.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

11th January 2019

 

Happy New Year!

 

Welcome back Buzzards for another action packed term. Our topic for this term is 'Fire! Fire!'

This week we have been learning all about the 'Great Fire of London'. We have been learning some new songs in music and have started to learn French.  Next week we will be using pastels to create a silhouette artwork of the 'The Great Fire of London',  learning how to say numbers in French and also starting a new dance unit.  

 

This week, Year 1 children have been creating a word bank of adjectives and similes to describe fire and smoke.  These will be used in our writing next week.  In maths, at the start of the week, we were learning to tell the time to the half hour.  I have also sent a time game home for you to play over the weekend.  Towards the end of the week, we started to learn how to count in 2s.  To support this, I have created a number maze for your homework.  Please bring into school on Monday.  I have also sent home a number line in 2s. Please practise over the weekend. Challenge yourselves to count to 40 in 2s by Monday! 

 

Please see below for the links to the ICT maths games which we played in class today.

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/SkipCountAdvanced.htm

 

http://www.ictgames.com/fishy2s.html

http://www.ictgames.com/fairyfog2s_v2.html

 

Next week we will be moving onto counting in 10s and then onto multiplication.

 

We will soon be building Tudor houses so that we can recreate a London street from 'The Great Fire of London'.  Please start saving empty boxes!

 

I look forward to seeing you all next week!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

20th December 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

What a fun week we have had making Christmas decorations and cards. Our classroom looked like a greengrocers at the start of the week, with a mound of different fruit and vegetables to draw and paint! 

 

A few of you have asked for 'show and tell'.  For those of you who didn't manage to do this yesterday, I will set aside some time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon during the first week back.  Please remember that your 'show and tell' must either be topic related, a book which you have enjoyed or to show a medal or certificate for something you have recently achieved.

 

Year 1 homework - to learn the spellings issued today.  In addition I have highlighted the days of the week and numbers which you still need to learn.  All of these will be tested on Friday 11th January.  Please also continue to practise to count to 100 and back again.  I did ask you all to change your books this morning so hopefully you all have new books to read over the holiday!  I have sent home a money game (the one you played in class today) for you to enjoy over Christmas.  Hopefully your mums and dads will have a few spare coins for you to borrow.  Last week I sent home some number bond cards.  We will be covering number bonds in January so you could practise with these over the holiday too.  The numbers on either side of the card add together to make 10.  The idea is that you know instantly what the number will be on the other side of the card as you turn it over.  You could set a timer to see how quickly you can do this or perhaps meet up with a friend in the holidays and turn the cards into a game.

 

I hope you all have a really fantastic holiday!  I can't wait until next term when our topic will be 'The Great Fire of London'.  We will also start learning French.

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

 

8th December 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

Amazingly, we are about to start week 7 of this term! Next week we have our Nativity play which you have all been working so hard to perfect and we will be having our film (your reward for filling the bead pot).  Well done!

 

This week, year 1 maths has been about money with a shift towards addition and subtraction.  In English, we have been writing letters to a school in Japan, which I will now post.  It will be fantastic if they reply!  Next week we will be writing our own 'Funnybones' story.

 

On Monday, Year 1 will be having a spelling test for numbers to 20 and for days of the week.  We will be repeating this every half term, so that we don't forget how to spell them.

 

I have attached the homework and spellings below.

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

 

30th November 2018

 

Dear Buzzards.

What a busy week we have had making decorations, Nativity practise and dancing like robots. Next week is looking like it will be just as hectic!

 

Year 1 children will continue with money and coins for the first part of next week and will then move onto addition and subtraction until Christmas.  In English we will be writing to a class of Japanese primary school children on Monday and Tuesday and then we will start to plan our own 'Funnybones' story.  At the end of the week we will learn how to change 'singular' into 'plural'.

 

I have attached your spellings and homework below.

 

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

23rd November 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

You never fail to amaze me!  Your singing today was beautiful and your attention to detail in your sketching was impressive.  Next week we will be painting during art.  We will also be making Christmas decorations to decorate the hall.  In P.E. we will be learning a robot dance and we will continue with our Nativity practise.  I have sent home a note of the part you will be playing today.  Please let me know if you need help with your costume as soon as possible.

 

This week we have been learning about dates, days, weeks and months in year 1 and the homework for this week will be to decorate an advent calendar (which is in your bag).  Next week we will be learning about money during maths, and in English we will be starting our new book called 'Funnybones'.

 

I will attach the homework and spellings below.  

Have a great weekend!

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

16th November 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

I hope you had a good time this afternoon.  I will reveal what was in the smelly pots on Monday, as we ran out of time today.  We will also see how successful you were in working out the flavour of each jelly just using your sense of taste and smell.  Since all three jellies were red, you couldn't tell just by looking, which was the lemon, orange or strawberry flavour! 

 

Next week we will continue exploring our senses in science.  We will be finishing our unit on measurement and moving onto dates, weeks and months during maths.  In English we will continue to create our booklet about ourselves.  In art we will be drawing vegetables and we will be continuing our Nativity practise during music.

 

I have attached the spellings below.  Don't forget that some of you have switched phonics groups this week. Also don't forget that I am marking your spellings this weekend as we were tight for time today.

Have a super weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

9th November 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

I have just been looking at the apple drawings you have all been doing today and they look super!  We will be drawing some vegetables next.

 

Next week we will be continuing our learning about our senses.  There are a few permission slips that have not been returned which means that some of you may not be able to take part in some of the activities.  The letter was sent home before the half term break, attached to your homework and spellings.  If you need another copy, please let me know on Monday. If you know that the slip is somewhere in your bag, we will help you check on Monday morning.

 

This week we have been finding 'half' in maths and in English we have been using contractions (e.g. I've, I'm) and adjectives in our writing.  In science we have been labelling our bodies with the different body parts and in music we have started to learn the songs for the Nativity play.

 

The spellings are attached below should you have lost them.  On Monday I will be moving some of you into different phonics groups (depending on the graphemes you know/don't know). 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

2nd November 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

Have you enjoyed your first week back? It was very interesting for me to teach all of the other classes during the afternoons so I hope you had an exciting time visiting all the other teachers.  I can't wait to see all your work on display next week!  I am amazed that you all managed to come up with so many different variations of medal design.

 

In English this week we started our new text, 'This is how we do it' by Matt Lamothe.  It is a very unusual book as it tells us about the lives of 7 children from around the world.  I am really pleased with the amount of work that you have produced over the last couple of days- keep it up!

 

In maths we have moved onto fractions (my favourite area of maths!). We will continue with this next week and then move on to doubling.

 

Quite a few of you have not handed in your homework.  Please bring it in for Monday.  I also requested that you bring in some photographs.  This is for your final English piece - a book about yourself, so please bring into school as soon as possible.  I am also needing a signed permission slip so that you are able to join in with the food tasting during science.

 

Finally, I just wanted to say that I was so impressed with those children who had practised their spelling, alphabet and counting over the holiday.  You must have worked very hard and I am so proud of you!

 

I have attached the spellings below should you need them.

Have a super weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

19th October 2018

 

Dear Buzzards

Well, that term whizzed by!  I am really looking forward to next term which has a topic title of 'All About Me',  We will be learning all about our senses, which I hope you will enjoy.  I will also set aside an afternoon to finish the moving pictures.

 

I have attached the clock game below for year 1, should you want another copy.  I have also attached copies of the spellings should you mislay them.  You did amazingly well this week - well done!  

 

I hope you all have a lovely rest!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

13th October 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

Another week has shot by and you now only have a week to go before you can have a rest!

 

In maths this week, Year 1,  you have amazed me with how quickly you have learnt how to count back from 50.  Keep practising at home and we might manage to count back from 100 by Christmas! Next week we are moving on from addition and subtraction and starting 'time'. 

 

In English next week, Year 1,  you will be writing your adventure story for the spider in the book we have been reading.  You can choose a name for your spider over the weekend and also have a think about a title for your story (e.g. 'Spider goes to the funfair', 'Spider goes to the moon', 'Spider goes camping', 'Spider goes on holiday'). I have attached your spellings below. I have now marked this week's spellings and many of you managed to spell every word correctly - well done!  You will be able to put the stars on your chart on Monday.

 

We have decided to postpone our walk around Wallop village until the spring flowers have started to bloom.  We will then be able to go on a spring flower hunt as well as carry out our transport survey. 

 

Next week we will be finishing off our spiders in science and making our moving pictures.  Some of your designs look amazing and I can't wait to see them finished!

 

Have a super weekend!

 

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

5th October 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a great week!

There was some super listening in P.E. this week.  Your ball skills are really improving and some of the teams were amazing - really good teamwork!

 

I have to say that I was very impressed yesterday with the attention to detail when making your Harvest loaves.  Again, careful listening meant that we didn't end up with a gloopy table and you all managed to finish your loaves before the buses arrived. Well done!

 

We also had a busy day today on the computers.  For the last few weeks we have practised rotating, enlarging, reducing, duplicating and recolouring images of leaves.  Today you have created some beautiful butterfly designs with your leaves which will be used for our display board in the corridor.

 

Finally, you were FANTASTIC in the Harvest assembly today.  It is usually very hard to speak at the same time as everyone else and maintain a clear sound.  You spoke loudly and clearly and remembered all of your words.  I am very proud of you all!

 

Because it was a bit of a panic at the end of the day, we forgot to give out the spellings and homework.  I have attached below and will give out hard copies on Monday.

 

Have a lovely restful weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

29th September 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Next week (in year 1) we will finish writing up our Superworm stories.  We will also be practising a little more with the 'ing' suffix and then moving onto the 'ed' suffix so that we can write in the past tense.

 

In maths (in year 1) we will continue with addition and move onto number bonds.  In DT for both year 1 and 2 we will be making number bond wheels to practise our number bonds at home.  We will also finish the mock ups of our moving pictures.

 

On Thursday, we will be making Harvest loaves (year 1 in the morning and year 2 in the afternoon). On Friday we will be making minibeast pictures with leaves, sticks and natural items and creating a butterfly design on the computer using the skills we have been practising. 

 

Our PE slot may change this week so please ensure P.E. kit is in school on Monday. 

 

Please note that all jumpers and cardigans without names have now been taken to the lost property box as none of the children recognised them.  Our jumper dumper was overflowing!

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st September 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

Firstly, I have just found all the maths games that I had prepared for the year 1 children to take home, still sitting on my desk!  Never mind, you can take them on Monday.  This was just for a bit of extra fun at home.  At least we remembered the books and reading records today!  I have uploaded a new task onto Prodigy so I hope you will enjoy this instead.  I can see that most of you are practising with the counting backwards.  The more you count, the easier it will become.  I am hoping that we can start counting back from 40 next week.  Mrs. Williams will have set the year 2 children their tasks for homework.  However, in addition to the normal homework, I have asked please, that you practise getting dressed and undressed until you are able to do this speedily.  Currently, the lack of speed is having a serious impact on the lessons which follow P.E.

 

On Monday afternoon we will be finishing our sliding mechanisms in DT and moving onto a simple lever.  In music we will be looking at graphic notation and in science we will be sorting animals into different characteristics. I have attached a few photographs from the last couple of weeks and also something to help you learn to spell the days of the week.

 

I hope you have a super weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

14th September 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

Another week has flown by and what a fantastic week it has been!  Zoolab visited on Wednesday and brought various different minibeasts for us to see and touch. It was so exciting!  I particularly liked Brian, the albino giant African land snail.

 

I am very sorry but we left all the year 1 books and spellings in the work trays.  They were covered with your English and maths books and we didn't notice.  I have attached the spellings below so that you can practise over the weekend.

 

On Tuesday we used the musical instruments to try and make minibeast sounds and we are working hard at learning a minibeast song. 

 

You all did very well today in computing.  All of you managed to move and rotate an image - well done!

 

I hope you all have a super weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

 

7th September 2018

 

Dear Buzzards,

Welcome to a new school year!

 

This week there has been a lot of settling in and learning of new routines for both year 1 and year 2.  You have all coped very well and I am really impressed!

 

You will have been sent home lots of letters this week so please check your bag this weekend.

 

Next week,  Zoolab  will be bringing a collection of fabulous minibeasts for us to see (see letter sent home earlier in the week).  In maths we will be continuing with place value and in English we will be enjoying the story of 'Superworm'.  We will be exploring 'prepositions' and 'conjunctions' and using these in our writing.

 

I have attached a topic map for this term (just in case it was lost on the way home!) and spellings (these are also glued into your reading record book).  Please read to you adult at least three times over the week and remember to keep counting!

 

Have a super weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

 

 

 

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