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Welcome to BUZZARDS

 
Class Teacher - Mrs Brown
Learning Support Assistant - Mrs Pickering

 

21.7.17

Dear Buzzards,

What a fun week!

On Tuesday we made moving pictures in DT and printed some super minibeasts in the afternoon.  These were really impressive and will be used for a display on one of the boards in the corridor for the new school year.

 

You all seemed to enjoy the seaside day with the water play, crafts and film afternoon. I have attached a few photos below.  The 'photo booth' was very popular and an excellent idea from Mrs Shadwell! It was a shame that the weather was a bit cool but that didn't seem to matter. 

 

On Thursday we all talked about our project homework and then displayed it for the other classes and parents to view.  Once again, you have produced some wonderful booklets, models, poetry and research.  Well done!

 

Friday was 'fun maths morning'.  I had thought that the rain would spoil our fun but we escaped with just a few spots! You all looked like you were having fun measuring the jelly snakes and strawberry laces and then seeing how far we could stretch them. I was very surprised at the distance you were able to throw your bean bags and quoits -perhaps we will see you at the Olympics in the future!

 

On Monday you will be having a spelling test for the days of the week and numbers.  Please practise over the weekend.

 

See you Monday!

Mrs Brown

7th July 2017

 

Dear Buzzards,

Thank you all for trying your best at each of the sports yesterday.  You were all fantastic!  I have attached a few photographs below. 

 

This week in maths we continued with addition, using a blank number line, and in English we wrote letters to the staff at Hillier Gardens.  Your letters were so well written that I have displayed a copy on the board outside our classroom.  Not only did you point out which activities you liked best, you also explained why, using the conjunction 'because'.  Hopefully the staff at Hillier will answer the questions, which you included in your letters.

 

We also finished our carts this week and 'road tested' them in the playground.  After discussing how we could test them fairly, we then measured how far they had travelled using the metre sticks and then decided which carts were the fastest and slowest. Finally, we discussed what alterations we could do to make our carts travel further and faster.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs. Brown

23.6.17

Dear Buzzards,

What a fantastic week! On Monday, we explored the trees in our grounds, to see if we could find the tree which had produced the unusual seed, found outside our classroom. We then carried out some bark rubbings and tried to identify the tree type using our 'tree spotter guide'.  On Thursday we started our study of Charles Darwin.  This will continue next week.  Finally, our trip to Hillier Gardens was amazing!  We went pond dipping, minibeast hunting and colour matching.

 

Check out the fabulous photos below of our trip to Hillier Gardens.  The weather was wonderful, as was your behaviour.  What a super class you are!  I have also attached some photos of this week's learning and your spellings.  Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Brown

16.6.17

Dear Buzzards,

 

Hopefully you have all started your homework projects.  If you cannot find your sheet, you can scroll down to last week and print off another.  I have attached this week's spellings below. Most phase 6 children will only have been given 8 spellings this week and will need to spell all 8 correctly to earn a sticker for their chart.  A few children have 2 additional spellings to cover the days of the week or numbers, which are spelt incorrectly in their books. 

 

I had a lovely time looking for wild flowers with you in our grounds this week.  We managed to find 5 new flowers to add to the catalogue that I made over the half term break, which is amazing!  Some of your drawings were beautiful.  Your attention detail was truly impressive! Next week you are going to be studying the trees in our grounds to help me with a little problem.  We will also start our study of Charles Darwin, one of the most famous scientists from the past, who spent his life observing and studying the natural world around him.

 

In maths we will continue with place value and then move onto addition and subtraction.  In English we will complete our seed catalogue advert and then create the seed packet information to go with it. 

 

Finally, don't forget your sun cream and sunhats for our trip to Hillier Gardens on Friday!

 

Have a great weekend.  Hopefully I will see you all at the summer fayre.

 

Mrs Brown

9.6.17

 

Dear Buzzards,

Welcome to the new term and our new topic of 'Epic Explorers' which we will be starting on Monday.  Hopefully you have all had a chance to explore the project based homework options for this term and have some ideas on what you would like to create.  I have attached the homework below just in case you cannot find your copy.  I have also attached some photographs of this week's learning and your spellings.  Have a super weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs Brown

29.5.17

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

Thank you for showing us all your fantastic homework projects.  The plant diaries in particular were very well written and the seed packets were very creative!  I have attached some of the photographs below. 

 

We will finish learning about 'position and direction' in maths next week and will then move onto 'place value'. We will also continue to make our carts in DT and start our new topic - 'Epic explorers'.  In science we will be identifying the trees in our school grounds and in music we will learn a new note on our recorders.

 

Please remember to read to an adult at least 3 times a week and to practise your spellings.

 

Have a lovely holiday!

Mrs Brown

19.5.17

Dear Buzzards,

Another super week!  You have all worked so hard and I am very proud of you!

 

In English we completed our newspaper reports and in maths we have moved onto 'position and direction'. Next week we will be practising left, right, clockwise, anticlockwise and other language relating to position and direction using games and computers.

 

In science we have continued to observe the growth of our beans, cress and sunflowers.  On Friday we took a peek at the sunflower seeds which have been growing in the warm, dark cupboard in the classroom.  They looked very strange - like an alien lifeform! We also sowed some more cress seeds so that we could see if the warmth in Mrs Evan's office would affect the speed of seed growth.  On Monday we will compare this with the pot in our classroom.

 

On Monday most of us finished or nearly finished our paintings of blossom which are absolutely beautiful. Your attention to detail is just amazing! We will try to find a slot in one of the days next week to complete the rest and then I will take some photographs so that you can show your families.

 

In Design and Technology we practised making different variations of wheels and axles so that we could design a cart for Jack to take the cow to market (Jack and the beanstalk). We will start making our own designs next Wednesday.

 

On Monday we will be finding out where our fruit and vegetables come from, so if you have any more packaging from your shopping this weekend, please bring it with you on Monday.

 

Finally, please complete your bird survey this weekend if you haven't already done so, as this will be used in our English lesson on Monday.  I have attached this sheet below.  Please remember to read to an adult 3 times this week and to practise your spellings.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Brown

 

p.s Sorry about the dates on the photographs - we have new cameras and I didn't realise that I needed to set the date!

 

 

 

 

 

12.5.17

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

What a surprise we had on Monday! The golden bean that you planted on Friday had turned into a huge beanstalk which had crashed through the ceiling!  With a hole in our ceiling, we had to write letters to Hampshire County Council to ask them to come and mend it for us. Then the local paper heard about our beanstalk so we are now creating a newspaper report about it too.

 

In maths we have had a rather damp week learning about capacity.  Even wearing aprons on the second day, most of us still ended up a little soggy!

 

In science we planted our beans in soil and took another look at the cress and sunflower seeds which we had placed in the light, dark, cold and warm.  We found out what our seeds and plants needed to grow and be healthy.  On Thursday we used the data loggers to see if we could find an even warmer place in the school to grow cress seeds.  Next week we are going to compare the growth of the seeds in the office with the seeds in our classroom.

 

In art, we continued to paint apple blossom in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe and in music we started to compose our own pieces of music using the A,B and G notes.

 

Next week we will be learning about where our food comes from and designing a cart to take the cow from 'Jack and the beanstalk' to market as part of our learning.

 

I have attached some photographs below from this week.

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Brown

 

28.4.17

 

Dear Buzzards,

Welcome to the new term and our new topic 'Green Fingers' which will focus on plants, fruit and vegetables.  I am looking forward to checking the growth of our beans on Monday.  Do you think they will grow without any soil? In maths we have been finishing our unit on division.  Next week we will be relooking at 'half' and 'quarter'.  In English we have been retelling the story of 'George and the dragon' which we will complete on Monday. On Tuesday we will be moving onto 'Jack and the beanstalk'.

 

Your homework is attached below and relates to our topic and our focus artist or author.  I have also provided some templates for two of the activities.  However, you are free to design your own booklets and book review pages if you would prefer.  I am really looking forward to seeing what you have created at the end of term!

 

Please don't forget to read.  We only managed 62% this week which was disappointing. A few weeks ago you managed 100% which was fantastic. 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs Brown

 

 

 

1.4.17

Dear Buzzards,

Wow!

All of you read 3 times at home last week.  Well done!  Please keep it up.

You have obviously spent a great deal of time on your homework and it has been a joy to see your projects arriving.  There is now quite a display at the back of the classroom.  Please don't forget to practise your counting as this will help with the maths that we do every day in class.

 

Just in case you cannot remember what we have been doing this week when your family ask you, please see below:

 

In maths we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones. We then moved onto doubling at the end of the week.  English has been particularly interesting this week because we have been gathering information about some of the attractions and landmarks in London so that we can create our own leaflets.  We have been trying to include suffixes into our writing (words with er and est endings).

 

In science we have been trying to find the best material to mend Mrs Brown's umbrella and in music we have been learning the A and B notes on the recorder. We have been trying very hard to play the notes all at the same time.  Practise makes perfect! In PE we are all getting much better at skipping and we have continued to practise balancing a ball on a bat.

 

Have a super weekend,

Mrs Brown

24.3.17

 

Dear Buzzards,

I hope you have a restful weekend after our long walk on Thursday.  I have attached some photographs below.  Please remember to read at least 3 times at home, practise your spellings and counting.  This week we have revisited number bonds.  These also need to be practised daily, so that they can be recalled instantly.

Mrs Brown

10.3.17

Dear Buzzards,

Hopefully you will by now have made a start to your homework project.  This week we have started to count in multiples of 5, so please practise this at home too.  You are all doing very well at counting in 2s and 10s!  Please continue to practise counting to 100 and back again.  How quickly can you count?  Try using a timer. 

 

This week we started to look at non-fiction books and we will continue with this next week when we start to create our own non-fiction texts in English.  In science we have been grouping different materials (metal, glass, plastic etc.).  Next week we will be exploring the different properties of materials.

 

I am so glad that you are all very keen to learn how to play the recorder.  We will be using these instruments every week as part of our music lesson.  Hopefully we will be able to play a melody in assembly by the end of the school year!

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs. Brown

3.3.17

Dear Buzzards,

 

Homework will now be set for the term so that a quality piece of work can be produced.  Aim to spend some time each week on your project.  In addition, please continue to practise counting and spellings.  This week 77% of you read 3+ times at home which is much better but was still not good enough for Buzzards to reach the top position. Please aim to read at home at least 3 times each week.  Thank you!

Mrs. Brown

17.2.17

Dear Buzzards,

The homework this week is to find 2D shapes around your home. How many can you find? In addition, I have included a list of nouns for you to practise adding 's' or 'es' to create plurals (more than 1).

 

We now have a map on our display board.  If any of you have lived somewhere other than Wallop it would be lovely to mark this onto our map.  Please let me know.

 

Please don't forget to practise your spellings, counting and reading over the holiday.

 

I have attached some photos below of this week's learning.   As you can see, there was very little bread left after you investigated how many different ways you could quarter each slice!  I have also included some photos of your wind sock creations and the brilliant 2D shapes that you formed in the playground.  On the first day back we will be finding out which direction the wind is blowing using your windsocks and compass.

 

Have a lovely break!

 

Mrs Brown 

10.2.17

Dear Buzzards,

This week we have started to learn how to multiply using arrays so a little extra practise has been included in your homework pack.  Well done for working so hard on your weekday spellings.  I have attached some more sheets below for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday which seem to be the trickiest to learn.  Finally, please draw hands on the clock faces to match the times shown.  You are all doing so well with this!  Remember to make your minute hand longer than your hour hand and to use a ruler.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Brown

3.2.16

Dear Buzzards,

This week we have been learning to add 10 and 11 to a number so I have given you a few questions for your homework for extra practise.  In addition you have some pictures of clock faces; please use your neatest, cursive handwriting for this.  Please continue to practise counting in 2s and 10s and to learn your spellings.  I have included lots of different ideas for learning to spell words.  Do you have any other ideas? 

 

Please bring into school a clean empty plastic bottle (a 1 litre size would be perfect).

Have a good weekend!

Mrs Brown

1.2.17

This week we have been learning to add 10.  For those who would like more practise at home, I have attached a task below. We have also been learning how to tell the time to the hour and to the half hour.  Please remember to practise spelling the days of the week and all of the numbers up to 20.

Thank you

Mrs Brown

27.1.17

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week we have been investigating odd and even numbers.  We rolled a die (dice) and then counted out the correct amount of cubes.  If we could share these evenly with a friend, so that we had the same amount of cubes each, the number was even.  If we had a cube left over, the number was odd. You could used dried pasta shapes at home for counting, pencils or pieces of Lego. 

 

We have also been learning to count in multiples of 2 so there is worksheet for you to practise this as home.  If you get stuck, remember that you took home a number line last week and you all have a 100 square.  These will help you.  Finally, we are starting our 'Royal London' topic next week so it would be lovely if you could find out a few facts about Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Brown

20.1.17

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

What another busy week! I have attached your homework below which consists of a variety of games to help learn the spellings for the days of the week and the spelling of numbers.  You will also be practising the subtraction that we have been learning in class. In the homework pack that I prepared for you, I have included a sheet of your names so that you can practise your cursive handwriting.  Have a good weekend!

 

Mrs Brown 

 

 

13.1.17

Dear Buzzards,

 

Please see your homework attached below.  Well done to those of you who managed to read 3 or more times at home last week.  Our total percentage was 59%, which is an improvement, but needs to be even better please.  In addition to the homework, please practise your cursive handwriting and your spellings.

 

I hope you have a super weekend! 

Mrs Brown

6.1.17

Dear Buzzards,

 

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. This term we will be continuing our Victorians topic for a few weeks and we will be finding out about some famous Victorians who have made an impact on how we lead our lives today.  We have started this term by learning about Florence Nightingale.  Later in the term we will be moving onto our new topic 'Royal London'.

 

We will also be looking at seasonal changes, time, days of the week and months of the year.  Your homework is attached below and is linked to our learning this week.  In addition, please remember to read at least 3 times to your adult. 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Brown

 

 

9.12.16

Dear Buzzards,

I have attached your homework below.  Please could you make sure that any remaining pieces of costume are in school for Monday. 

 

Now that the weather is so much colder, please remember to bring a coat to school every day.  Also, many of you do not have a water bottle in school which means that we go through lots of plastic cups. Please remember to bring it with you every day. 

 

Please read to an adult at least 3 times this week.  It would be lovely if we could be the class with the highest percentage of readers in Christmas week.  Our 45% was a long way from the 81% of one of the other classes so we have a lot of work to do. 

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Brown

 

 

8.12.16

Dear Buzzards,

What a busy day!  I hope that you all had fun today.  Please thank your parents for providing your costumes; you all looked fantastic!  I have added some of the photographs below.  By the looks on your faces, I don't think you were that keen on the gruel. I really enjoyed playing the Victorian games and continually checking to see if your hands were clean.  You washed your hands so much, that you completely emptied the paper towel dispenser!  We have left the objects on the nature table with the Victorian toys so that you can enjoy them tomorrow too. Homework will be added tomorrow as usual. See you tomorrow!

Mrs Brown 

 

2nd December 2016

Dear Buzzards,

What a busy week we have had! Next week looks like it is going to be even busier, so if you need to change your books or practise your spellings, please let us know at the beginning of the day. New spelling cards will be given on Monday to those children who gained stickers on Friday.  Meanwhile, please practise the spellings for the numbers that I sent home last week as you will receive two stickers for showing me that you can spell each of the numbers to 20 correctly. 

 

Year 2, don't forget to practise the 2x table.  Hopefully you have remembered to take your post-it notes home so that you can display them around your bedroom. 

 

Year 1 - most of you have taken home some number formation worksheets.  Please put them inside your plastic wallets and practise with your whiteboard pen.  You do not need to bring these back next week.  If you have written on the sheet, don't worry.  Please ask for some more on Monday if necessary. I have attached some photographs of our Victorian visitor and your wonderful sewing. 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Brown

 

25th November 2016

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

I have attached your homework below. During the week beginning 5th December, we are going to have a 'Victorian Day' in Buzzards class.  We will come to school dressed as Victorians and enjoy a Victorian themed day with art, craft and Victorian games.  I will confirm the date next week. 

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Brown

 

 

18th November 2016

 

Dear Buzzards,

I hope that you all enjoyed our trip to Milestones yesterday. It was interesting to see the same household objects in the shop windows as we have been finding in our time machine. I have attached some of the photographs below.

 

For your homework this week I would like you to design a cover for your Peter Rabbit story.  I have also included some practise with fractions.  Please remember to read at least 3 times a week and to practise counting to 100 and back. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Mrs Brown

 

 

 

Dear Buzzards,

I have attached your homework below. I hope that you are all looking forward to our trip to Milestones next week. Have a super weekend!

Mrs Brown

 

 

Dear Buzzards,

I have attached your homework below.

 

Now that we have started our Victorian topic, we will have 'show and tell' sessions on Friday afternoons. If you have any information, pictures or objects that you would like to share with the class about the Victorians, it would be lovely if you could bring them in to show us on Fridays. 

 

Please remember to bring your cardboard tube for Monday (from the inside of a roll of tin foil or cling film ideally).

 

 

Have a super weekend!

 

Mrs Brown

 

 

Dear Buzzards,

I have attached your homework below.  I have also included some photographs of the learning that has taken place in Buzzards this week.  I hope you all have a fantastic break!

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Buzzards,

For your homework this week you will be practising your number bonds until you can remember them at speed.  As I mentioned in class, the pile of spelling sheets disappeared so I have attached below.  I will print them out again on Monday and give you all a hard copy. I have also attached a 'counting' sheet for year 1 children.  Please practise counting to 100 and back again.

 

Some children do not have their PE kit in school.  Please ensure that a named PE kit is available in school at all times as we do not have any spare kit.

Thank you!  Have a great weekend!

Mrs Brown

 

 

 

 

Dear Buzzards, Please see below for your homework which I hope you will find fun.  Have a lovely weekend!  Mrs Brown

 

 

Dear Buzzards,

For homework this week I would like you to tell me all about your favourite book.  I am sending home a book review sheet that I would like you to complete.  These will be displayed in the classroom so please use your neatest handwriting.  It would be really fantastic if you could also send in a photograph of you reading your book.  Please return your book review and photograph in the plastic wallet that I gave you yesterday.

​Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Brown

Dear Buzzards, I have attached your homework below.  You can use pens, pencils or coloured paper to decorate your gingerbread man. Have a lovely weekend!  Mrs Brown

 

 

 

 

Have a fabulous Summer break and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 5 September 2017.
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