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Welcome to Buzzards Class - Yr1

 

Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Meaton, Mrs. Docherty and Mrs. Pickering

 

 

Don't forget your PE kits and book bags

1.7.22

Dear Buzzards,

This week, in maths, we have been learning about capacity and making the classroom a mess!  In English, we wrote some questions to ask Miss Barnes on ‘move up day’.  We then wrote about the activities that we did with her.   In art, we tried again with the watercolours.  We did much better this time!   In D.T. we designed our own moving pictures.  Next week, we will start making them. Today, we have been creating algorithms to make the Beebots travel to a destination. In P.E. we practised catching a smaller ball than we usually work with and in guided reading we have been recalling fairy tales.  Next week we will be retelling them to the class.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

24.6.22

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, we have been catching up on our other areas of learning which had been put on hold while we practised for the play.  In art, we looked at the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, using watercolours and pastels to try and replicate little parts of her paintings. We will be coming back to this again next week so that we can try again with the watercolours.  We usually use poster paint which is very different to watercolours!  In maths, we started the week with fractions of quantities and then moved onto capacity.  The classroom now looks like the Sahara Desert!  I will upload some photos to Google Classrooms.  In D.T. we created a moving picture using a lever.  Next week, we will be designing our own moving pictures based on a fairy tale or traditional tale. On Wednesday, we looked at the big maps and atlases to locate the places he visited on Captain Cook’s voyage to locate a new continent.  We have also been practising our cursive handwriting. I have sent home a handwriting worksheet for the homework.  Don't forget to use the money game that you made on Friday to help you to learn the coin values!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

17th June 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

I am so proud of you all this week.  Not only have you performed the play twice, but you have also worked so hard in all the rest of your learning!

 

This week, in maths, we have revisited fractions and time.  Next week, we will be learning all about capacity.  We have been combining our English with history this week and have been comparing Tim Peake with Neil Armstrong.  In guided reading, we have been answering some comprehension questions about these astronauts too.  Well done to those of you who completed their homework and shared their Tim Peake facts on Monday.

 

In D.T. we made some number wheels to help us with doubling numbers. We also made another one in readiness for our homework. The wheels have numbers printed on one side.  On the other side, you need to write the number which bonds together to make 20.  For example, if the number is 17, you will write 3 on the back because 17 + 3 = 20.  Some of you have wheels to 10.  I would expect to see 3 on the reverse side of 7 because 7 + 3 = 10.  You could use the counters in your maths pack to help you. You will be tested on your number bonds next week.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

10th June 2022

Dear Parents and Buzzards,

Due to rehearsing for the play, we have continued with our ‘Reach for the Skies’ topic so that we can finish everything that we started last term.  We will start the ‘Ship Ahoy’ topic in week 3.

 

I don’t think we could have asked for better weather for our Sports Day!  The weather had been looking quite doubtful last week, so I’m glad that we were blessed with a warm, dry day!

 

This week in English, we have written about a day in the holidays, trying to incorporate everything that we have learnt so far this year.  Some of the writing was amazing!  In maths we have been completing subtraction number sentences where part of the information was missing.  Next week we will be working with halves and quarters.  In phonics, we have been revisiting all the phase 3 and 5 graphemes and phonemes and trying to spell words with the correct graphemes.  In science, we discovered that the yellow cress, from the fridge and the cupboard, had turned green and bushy outside over the half term break.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

27th May 2022

 

Dear Parents and Buzzards,

We have been so busy this week!  In science we looked at the cress seeds that had been placed in the fridge, by the window and outside.  We then tried to guess what had happened to the cress in the dark cupboard.  It was a bit of a surprise!  Some of us had guessed that it may not be green, but were not prepared for what had actually happened!  In art, we had fun trying to make some clay aliens which resembled the aliens in our book, ‘Field Trip to the Moon’.  Yesterday, we designed and created our own clay aliens. Amazingly, we only managed to get a tiny bit of clay on the carpet.  In fact, the cleaner thought we hadn’t done any art this week!  We have also been doing lots of practise for our play this week.

I have attached the homework.  In addition, I may have added one or two targets that I would like some children to practise over the break.  Children might also like to revisit the spellings for numbers and days of the week.

 

Some of the children have told me that they have lost their costume letter. I have noted below what they will need.  If you need some help, please could you email me.  Costumes need to be in school for Monday 6th June in a named plastic bag.  Thank you!

 

If they are a mermaid, they will need an outfit that resembles this please.  This could simply be blue or green skirt/leggings and a sparkly top.

 

If they are a pirate, they will need an outfit resembling this.  For example, this could be 3/4 length trousers, a stripy top, a bandana or a hat.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

              Welcome to Buzzards 2021-2022

20th May 2022

 

Dear Parents and Buzzards,

 

Firstly, I need to apologise for forgetting to send home the spellings and homework.  I was very organised this morning and everything was printed out and trimmed.  We had such a busy end to our day that the children were out of the door before I realised!  I have attached below, but I will send hard copies home on Monday. *Please note that each child has their own spellings - their initials are at the top of the sheet*. Homework does not need to be handed in until Friday.  Children need to be fluent in their number bonds to 10 (0+10, 1+8, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5) by Monday as we will be moving back onto recapping number bonds to 20.  Please continue to recite the times tables at home too (2x, 5x, 10x).

 

We have used so many flowerpots in our experiments this week!  We also had to pot up some of our beans because they were about to escape out of the plastic bags! We found out that it didn’t really matter what we used for planting our cress seeds as they all germinated.  Therefore, seeds do not necessarily need soil to germinate.  However, those planted in soil were of a better quality.  Yesterday we planted bulbs upside down to see what would happen and we planted more cress seeds.  This time we have put them in different places to see if they are affected by different conditions.

 

In maths, we have been adding and subtracting.  In English, we have been identifying features of newspapers. In PSHE, we talked about different jobs and where money comes from.  We have also done LOTS of singing!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

13th May 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, in maths, we have completed our unit on division and we will move onto addition and subtraction problems next week.  In English, we have been writing some fantastic adventure stories set on another planet. Next week, we will be starting our new book, ‘Man on the Moon’, by Anastasia Suen.  In art, we looked at the characters created by the Aardman studios (Morph and Wallace and Gromit) and compared them to the painted aliens in ‘Field Trip to the Moon’. We have practised the songs and lines for our play.  In science, we have looked at the growth of our beans and recorded their progress.  We also tried growing cress seeds in soil, sand, cotton wool and paper to see if the seeds would germinate.  

Have a fantastic weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

6th May 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, in maths, we have completed our unit on multiplication and we will move onto division next week.  In English, we have created a word bank and started to learn about similes.  We have created some new movements for our dance about the first moon landing, and in P.E. we continued with our athletic skills of running and jumping.  In art, we have been evaluating our work and thinking about what we liked/disliked about the different media from last week. We have also learnt some new songs for our play.  In science we have looked at the growth of our beans and recorded their progress.  Well done those of you who remembered to do your homework last week and practised the number bonds to 10, until you were super speedy!

 

IF I SENT HOME ONE OF OUR CARRIER BAGS LAST WEEK (WITH WORK FROM KITES), PLEASE COULD YOU RETURN THE BAG ON MONDAY.

Thank you!

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

Dear Buzzards,

This week, in maths, we have been revisiting multiplication and we will continue with this next week.  In English, we have started using our new book called ‘Field Trip to the Moon’, by Jeanne Willis and John Hare.  We have been learning about the prefix ‘un’ and writing letters and diary entries.  We have started learning the movements for our new dance about the first moon landing, and in P.E. we started our unit on athletics.  In art, we tried to draw the aliens from our new book.  We used oil pastels, crayons, pencils and chalks.  We will be making our own aliens from clay at the end of the term.  We have also started learning the songs for our play (for next term), which has been very exciting!

 

The homework for this week is to practise the number bonds to 10 fluently, so that they can be recalled instantly.  The test will be on Friday.  I had prepared a multiplication homework, but we have had a few interruptions to our learning this week and we haven't covered enough of the content for the children to be able to complete it.  This will be sent next week instead.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Best wishes, 

Mrs. Brown

7th April 2022

Have a great holiday!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

1st April 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, in maths, we have been looking at the different seasons and the months associated with them.  We have particularly enjoyed this song:

Months of the Year Song | Song for Kids | The Singing Walrus - YouTube

We have created some autumn trees and we have also sketched the spring flowers that we found in our school grounds a couple of weeks ago.  In English, we started our new book, ‘Tuesday’, by David Wiesner.  This is a fantastic wordless picture book which sparked an enormous amount of vocabulary, virtually covering our display board!  We started off the week by writing questions about the illustration on the front cover.  I have added the link to the book below.

 

Tuesday by David Wiesner - Bing video

 

In gym, we created shapes inspired by starfish and rabbits.  In D.T. we completed our pull-along toys and then discussed how we could make improvements.  Today we are saying goodbye to Miss Grant who will be truly missed!  We wish her the best of luck for the future.  She will be a great asset to her next school. 

I hope that you all got the chance to view the artwork from last week on Google Classrooms.

Have a super weekend!

 

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

25th March 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, in maths, we have been revisiting addition and subtraction.  Some of us have been dealing with one and two-digit numbers and others have been adding and subtracting 10.  In English, we have been writing our exciting dragon stories and trying to include some interesting adjectives.  In gym, we practised creating two more animal shapes on the apparatus, and in P.S.H.E. we designed a healthy packed lunch.  We also got very messy whilst doing art, which I can’t tell you about because it is a secret!

Finally, if you email me about a change to the end of day routine, or something that you need me to do, please can you send a copy to Mrs. Evans.  Mrs. Evans makes sure that every adult knows where the children are supposed to be.  This is recorded in a book and on different coloured paper so that there is a backup, should one of the notes go missing/are overlooked.  I only check my emails in the early hours of the morning and in the evening.  This system works well and ensures the safety of the children.  Thank you for your understanding.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

18th March 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week we have been learning how to count in 5s and we have started to learn our 5x table.  Some of us have been answering some thinking questions instead.  In English, we have been writing a letter to Leo’s mum (a character in our book).  Yesterday, we started to plan our own story.  We are hoping to write the story that Leo was reading to the dragon.  All we know from the book is that there are dragons in it!  In gym, we practised creating different animal shapes on the apparatus and in D.T. we designed our dragon toys.  Some of us have started making them.  We have allowed plenty of time over the next two weeks to put these together.  I’m sorry that we had to postpone our walk around Wallop.  I didn’t want the children at home to miss out.  We will reschedule this for when everyone is well again.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

11th March 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

We started the week by taking a stroll around our school grounds, looking for spring flowers. We found quite a few!  In English, we have been using adjectives to describe the characters in our text driver, The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight, by Helen Docherty.  In maths, we have been finding quarters of quantities and solving fraction problems.  In D.T. we investigated how paint reacted to different materials and sticky tapes.  In P.S.H.E. we talked about keeping our hands clean to prevent the spread of germs.

 

Next week, we will be taking a walk around the village, looking for more spring flowers and paying a visit to the church to see the fantastic murals.  Please look out for the permission slip which will be sent out electronically. 

I sent home the P.E. kits last week for washing and many have not been returned to school.  Please could these be returned next week.  Thank you!

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

4th March 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

I hope that you all had a lovely break!  This week, in English, we started using our new text driver, The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight, by Helen Docherty.  We started the week by retelling the story and then moved onto contractions (e.g. I’m, I’ve).  In maths, we have been learning the 10x table.  We have also been finding quarters of objects and different shapes.  In D.T. we examined different pull-along toys and other toys with wheels to see how they moved.  We then worked in pairs to make a box move, using wheels and axles. In a few weeks, we will be making our own pull-along toy.  I will put some photos onto Google Classrooms.  In gym, we practised our basic gym shapes on the apparatus, and in PSHE we discussed ways in which we can live a healthy lifestyle.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

18.2.22

Dear Parents and Buzzards,

In English, this week, we have been writing fun facts about our school, to create a leaflet for any children who might be looking to join the school.  In maths, we have been weighing items to see which is heavier and which is lighter. In science we have been experimenting with the sense of sight, hearing and touch.  In art, we drew a self-portrait in our sketchbooks using the drawing pencils, and in dance we wore our African necklaces to finish our dance in style!  In guided reading, we have been retelling fairy tales and rehearsing poetry.  I haven’t set any homework for this week, but I would like you to practise your spellings, the 2x table and counting back from 100.

Have a lovely holiday!

 Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

11th February 2022

 

Dear Parents and Buzzards,

We started the week, in a fun way, by imagining that we were Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.  Our cleaner was a bit surprised when she saw the amount of paint on the floor under our tables!  In maths, we have been revisiting the areas which we have found to be the trickiest (addition and subtraction problems, doubling and halving).  We also started to measure in minutes.  We were going to revisit months of the year but I will schedule this in again for next term so that we can take our time and spend a few days on it. Well done with learning the 2x table! 

In English, we have been writing a fact file.  Next week we are going to create a brochure about Wallop School.  In R.E. we have been learning about the people that Jesus met.  Last week we heard about Zacchaeus and how he changed after his meeting with Jesus.  This week we have listened to the story of the healing of the blind man.

In science, we used our senses to see if we could detect the flavour of sweets while blindfolded.  We also investigated two different coloured jellies to see if we could work out which flavour they were.  The jellies were the wrong colour so it was very tricky!  We then used our sense of smell to try and detect what was in each numbered pot.

In response to the feedback from the parent questionnaire, I will upload photos of our week onto Google Classroom over the weekend.  With regards to the reading diaries, we check these each Thursday.  I stopped writing in the diaries during the first part of the COVID outbreak because we were trying to keep to the 2m rule and avoid touching anything unnecessarily.  Each child and I had identical reading books and sat apart.  With the child not rummaging in their bag for 5 minutes to find their books, I found that instead of reading with 8-9 children during an afternoon, I could read with about 12 (or more).  As this meant that I could read with a lot more children each week, I have continued to do the same.  We keep detailed notes during individual reading and throughout our guided reading sessions.  We also assess their progress in our phonics sessions. 

In answer to your queries about homework, we mark the homework in the same manner as their school work, awarding team points and stickers for remembering to hand it in.  For every 5 stickers, they receive a prize from the golden box.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

4th February 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

In maths, we have continued with multiplication and moved on to learning the 2x table.  You have some multiplication homework this week. This clip might help you if you have forgotten what to do:

 

Multiplication arrays - YouTube

 

I would also like you to learn the 2x table fluently. Next week, we are revisiting addition and subtraction number problems, money and months of the year because these are the areas which you have found the trickiest.  In English, we have been adding adjectives to describe nouns.  Yesterday, we shared the interesting facts that we found out at home about Australia, India and Italy.  We also had a go at writing part of a fact file.  In dance, we continued to learn our African themed routine and in music we continued to learn our drum rhythms and a call and response song.  In art, we travelled to Australia and created some Aboriginal dot paintings. Next week we are going to pretend that we are Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel!

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

28th January 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

Firstly, we must welcome Miss Grant who will be spending the next eight weeks with us.  It is always lovely to have an extra adult in the class!

Thank you for taking the time to learn your spellings this week.  The results were much better!  This week, we have started to learn about multiplication in maths.  We will be continuing with this next week.  In English, we have been adding the ‘er’ and ‘est’ suffixes to make comparisons.  Yesterday, we learnt about exclamation marks.  In dance, we started to learn our African themed routine and in guided reading, we have started to retell some traditional tales.  In art, we travelled to India (one of the destinations in our current book).  We created our own Mehndi designs (henna patterns on the hands and feet) and coloured some Rangoli patterns with a choice of media.  Next week we will be zooming off to Australia and creating some Aboriginal inspired artwork.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

21st January 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a busy week!  On Tuesday, we braved the cold and visited Finkley Down Farm.  We were allowed to touch many of the animals, which was lovely!  We wrote about our trip in English on Wednesday.  We have also been writing letters to persuade Mr. Lambert to get our class a pet meerkat. I’m not sure how successful we will be!  In maths, we have been counting in 10s. Next week, we will be starting multiplication. In gym, we practised the finishing part to our routine.  Next week, we will be moving onto a unit of dance with an African theme. In guided reading, we have continued to focus on non-fiction features, and in PSHE we looked at human emotions and feelings.

 

Please can I ask that children are encouraged to learn their spellings.  For the last two weeks, the spelling results have been very poor for many children.  We had previously been very good at learning the spellings set each week.  These are directly linked to what they have been learning in phonics and help to embed the different graphemes and phonemes which are used in both writing and reading.  Reading, learning the spellings and practising counting sit at the top of my list of priorities.  Thank you!

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

14th January 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

Where did the week go?  In maths, we started with number bonds and then moved onto counting in 2s.  For homework, we are asking you all to design a pair of socks, so that we can make a useful display in our classroom, to help us to count in 2s.  In English, we made a paper meerkat and then wrote the instructions to make another one.  In geography, we continued with our learning about continents and we found out some information about Africa, in particular the Kalahari Desert.  In guided reading, we have been identifying non-fiction books. In DT, we designed and made our African inspired necklaces, which look amazing!  At the end of this term, we are going to wear them while we are practising our African dance.  This week in class, we have listened to many fairy tales.  We will continue with this next week.  One of the most exciting parts of this week was the African drumming.  It was fantastic!

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

7th January 2022

 

Dear Buzzards,

Happy New Year to you and your families!  I am very pleased to see that we are back in school and do not have to work remotely.  Although we have had a short week, we have managed to be quite busy!  Our new topic is ‘Away’ and we will be learning about the hot and cold places in the world.  In maths, we have been practising number bonds to 20.  This is the theme for the homework too.  You all have a set of number bond cards to help you practise this over the weekend and support the work we have been doing in class.  Children who can recall the number bonds to 20 speedily by next Thursday, will be rewarded with their homework sticker.  In English, we have started our new text driver, Meerkat Mail, by Emily Gravett. We have written a postcard.  Next week we are going to make a meerkat and then provide some instructions for other children to be able to make one.  In geography, we have started to learn about the different continents.  Next week we are going to focus on Africa to link to our 'Meerkat Mail' text. 

Please could I ask you to send in an old t-shirt (an adult one would be best).  The children may choose to use acrylic paint in DT, which does not come off fabric (at all!). I would like to cover them completely in an old t-shirt with an apron on top so that their uniform is not ruined.  Thank you!

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

17th December 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

In maths, we have been reminding ourselves how to find half of a quantity. We have also been enjoying some festive addition and subtraction.  In English, we finished our letters to Santa, and our PE included a scavenger hunt.  In art, we made our Christmas cards by printing fern leaves and then decorating with glitter and sequins.  Today, we had a maths themed pass the parcel and someone special paid us a visit!  I haven’t set any spellings because we will be having a spelling assessment in the first week back.  I also haven’t set any homework.  However, some children are still reversing numbers/letters so I have sent home a wipe clean practise sheet, pen and wiper.  It would be great if children could practise for a few minutes each day.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

See you in the new year!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

10th December 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

In maths, we have been learning how to complete a number sentence when there is a piece of information missing.  This is the theme for the homework too.  In English, we have been writing a letter to Santa, which we hope to post in our post office box next week.  In art, we completed our masterpieces in the style of Kandinsky. Next week, we will be making Christmas cards.  In DT, we continued with our felt Christmas tree decorations. In gym, we practised the ‘arch’ and ‘back support’ from last week and learnt how to put our moves together into a short sequence.  We have also performed some poems in small groups to the rest of the class.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

3rd December 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

In maths, we have been learning the number bonds to 10.  This is the theme for the homework too.  In English we have been applying the ‘s’ and ‘es’ suffixes to create plurals.  We have also started to use adjectives to describe.  Next week, we will be writing our letters to Santa.  In art, we started our masterpieces in the style of Kandinsky. We will finish these next week.  In DT, we started our felt Christmas tree decorations. In gym, we practised the ‘arch’ from last week and learnt how to hold a ‘back support’.  In science, we experimented with different materials to see which would be the most suitable to black out a window.

 

Hard copies of the homework and game will be sent home on Monday.  Homework can be handed in on Friday instead. 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

28th November 2021

 

Apologies for the lateness of this blog.  I have been away for the weekend (a rarity!) and I totally forgot!

 

Dear Buzzards,

In maths, we have been learning about days of the week and months of the year.  This is the theme for the homework too.  The day spinner can be used to help answer the questions.  I have also sent home an advent calendar.  Please draw a Christmas themed picture in each box.  For example, you could draw holly, a stocking or a Christmas tree.  How many different ideas can you think of?  We will also be using these pictures on Thursday to write a class poem.  Please bring your calendar into school before 1st December so that we can start ticking off each day as it arrives. These are the links to the online games:

 

https://www.helpfulgames.com/subjects/english/days-of-the-week.html

 

Days of the week game | High frequency words (roythezebra.com)

 

In English, we have started to use the conjunction ‘and’.  We have also been writing letters to Santa.  Next week we are adding the ‘s’ and ‘es’ suffixes to create plurals.  In art, we have been building the skills to create an artwork in the style of Kandinsky.  In DT, we have been finishing our mini stockings and are now moving onto making the paper patterns for our final decorations.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

12th November 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

Firstly, I want to congratulate you all. You have been working so hard and the effort that you have been putting in is really starting to show in your work. Well done!  Secondly, I realised earlier in the week, that I hadn’t introduced Mrs. Pacey, who is a Winchester PGCE student.  She will be working with Buzzards until the middle of January.  It is wonderful to have an extra adult in the class! This week, in English, we have been using the ‘ed’ suffix in our writing.  Next week, we will write our own mini stories.  In maths, we have been doubling and measuring.  Next week, we are measuring time.  In science we have been examining different materials to see if they are opaque, transparent or translucent.  Next week, we will be exploring other material qualities.  In art, we have been making tints and in PSHE we considered other ways to play that didn’t involve a computer, tablet or other device.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

5th November 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

Is it really Friday?  This week has gone by so quickly!  In maths, we have been finding half of objects, shapes and quantities.  In English, we went on a hat hunt around the school grounds to practise using different prepositions.  We listened to the book, ‘The Queen’s Hat’, and we have started to think about our own pieces of clothing and where they might fly off to, within our school.  In art, we have been mixing secondary colours and in dance we created our own movements to mimic the flames and smoke of a bonfire.  We even had coloured ribbons to swirl around!  In science, we have been learning about different materials and trying to group the different types.  The link to the online maths games are as follows:

Half or Not Half Interactive (snappymaths.com)

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)      Click on 'halves'

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

22nd October 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

Well, we made it to the end of term!  This week in maths we have been playing with money to try and remember which coin is which.  I have sent home some games and colouring for homework.  It would be lovely if you were able to recognise all the coins when you come back to school. 

 

Online game link - Coins Game for 4-10 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Song link - Money Song for Children UK - YouTube

 

We have also started learning how to tell the time.  We will continue with this next term.  In English, we have been writing our stick stories and writing letters to New Zealand.  In art, we tried to draw leaves using an online tutorial and in geography we played a game to try and remember the countries and seas of the UK. In gym we practised making a mini sequence with shapes and rolls – some were fantastic!  Some of you are getting very good at the teddy bear roll.

Have a lovely break!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

15th October 2021

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

Just one week to go before half term and then you can all have a rest!  In maths, we have been practising subtraction.  Next week we will be looking at money and giving change.  In English, we have been planning our stick stories which we will write next week.  We will also be writing letters to a school in New Zealand next week.  In guided reading, we have been enjoying the traditional tale of ‘The Fisherman and His Wife’.  We will continue with traditional tales and fairy tales next week.  In art, we have printed leaf designs with polystyrene tiles and in PSHE we decided which items could be dangerous for our bodies and therefore should be locked away.  In science, we looked around our grounds to see which minibeasts we could find.  We were surprised at how many we spotted! 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

 

Subtraction Game - Catch the Stars - Math Game - Sheppard Software

Subtraction To 10 (topmarks.co.uk)

 

 

8th October 2021

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

This week seems to have flown by!  In maths, we have been looking at different strategies for addition.  We will move onto subtraction next week.  In gymnastics, we have been practising different rolls to link our gymnastic basic shapes and in PE we continued to practise our ball skills.  In English, we have been using time connectives to sequence our work.  Next week, we will attempt to write an adventure for our own sticks.  We finished our very busy week with a walk around our village of Nether Wallop, looking out for the human and physical characteristics.  We also kept our eyes open for evergreen and deciduous trees. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

1st October 2021

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

This week, we have been making our loaves to display in the Harvest Festival assembly and they look amazing!  I can’t believe that we managed to make 27 loaves and I didn’t drop or burn any of them!  I’m sorry that we didn't manage to go on our walk.  The weather forecast was terrible so we will be going next week instead.  In art, we have been creating collage leaves and also drawing some interesting seed heads.  Now that our polystyrene tiles have eventually arrived, we can complete our printing next week.  In maths, we have been looking at the value of the digits in 2-digit numbers and in English, we have started looking at sequencing and time connectives. In computing we have been adjusting the contrast so that our image was lighter or darker than the original.  Next week we will start our own artwork on the computer using the leaf prints from a few weeks ago.

I have attached the homework below.  I have just realised I printed out the version of the homework with the typo rather than the amended version - apologies!  The correct version is attached.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

24th September 2021

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

In maths this week, we have been looking at the language of ‘more’, ‘most’, ‘least’, ‘fewest’ and ‘less’.  In English, we have been practising with prepositions (where something is – on, under, behind etc.)  In art, we continued with our leaf theme and made some clay leaves.  These will eventually be painted and made into a mobile for our woodland area.  We also tried leaf rubbing again, this time with greater success.  Next week, we are aiming to carry out some printing using polystyrene tiles.   In gym, we have been working in pairs to mirror the different gymnastic shapes and in P.E. we have been catching different sized balls. In computing, we have been duplicating and altering an image.  Next we will be rotating and recolouring an image.  Our Harvest loaves have been delayed a week to fit in with the new Harvest assembly date, so this will now take place next Wednesday and Thursday morning. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Kind Regards,

 

Mrs. Brown

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

This week in Geography, we added labels to an aerial photograph of our school.  In maths, we have been counting forwards and backwards and completing number sequences.  Our homework this week is to practise this a little more (see attached).  In English, we have been adding the suffix ‘ing’ to root words and then we tried to apply this when writing sentences.  In art, we looked at some of the work created by the great artist, Seurat, and then practised the pointillism technique ourselves.  In gym, we have been moving smoothly from one gymnastic basic shape to another and in PE, we have been throwing a ball into the air and catching it before it falls to the ground.  Today we have been duplicating and enlarging an image using the laptops.  This skill will be used in our art lessons in a few weeks.  Next week we will be making Harvest loaves to display in the Harvest assembly as well as lots of other things!

Have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

10th September 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a busy week we have had!

I have attached a letter and topic map for this term which you may find useful. I will update this page every Friday evening/Saturday morning so that your adults can see what you have been up to all week.  

With best wishes

Mrs. Brown

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