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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 2019-2020

8th November 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

Another week has flown by and we are well on our way with our new maths topic, which is all about time.  You each have homework to support this.  Well done Year 1 for managing to count back from 50 this week and becoming super speedy with number bonds to 10!  We ran out of time to get through everybody, so year 2 children can show off their skills on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

 

In English, we started our superb text, The Queen's hat, by Steve Anthony.  So far we have relooked at prepositions and we have added the suffix 'ed' to verbs.  Next week, we will be practising both of these areas in our writing.  Year 2 have been practising using a thesaurus to find exciting vocabulary.

 

Today, in DT,  we started our new sewing project.  Some of us designed a Christmas decoration, while others started sewing on a practise piece.  We will all be sewing next week.

 

Harry, our teddy, sent us some emails and showed us where he had been in London and Scotland.  We also practised trying to name the different countries in the UK.

 

I hope you all have a brilliant weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

25th October 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

I hope that you have had a lovely relaxing day today. This week we have been finding the answer to subtraction problems in maths and writing questions in English.  When we return to school, we will be moving onto 2D shapes and telling the time.  In English we will be starting our new text, The Queen's Hat by Steve Anthony. I have attached your homework and spellings below.

Have a super holiday!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

18th October 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

Only one more week until you can all have a rest!

I have attached copies of the homework and spellings below. Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

11th October 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

What an amazing lot you are!  I have seen some lovely writing this week and you have been working very neatly in your maths books. Today we finished our collaged leaves and then gathered together everything we had found out about Andover, using 'Google Maps', so that we could compare with Wallop.

 

This week, in maths, we have used number lines for addition and then moved onto number bonds.  You have number bond homework and games to play this week.   You will need the special dice and counters from your maths pack.  Please hand in by Wednesday.  Next week we will be moving onto subtraction.

 

In English, we have been adding adjectives to our writing and year 2 have gone one step further, and have been experimenting with expanded noun phrases.  Next week we will use the gingerbread man pictures (from last week's homework) in our writing.

 

In art next week, we will be using the leaves from the Wallop grounds for printing and rubbing.  In Geography, we will be looking at Harry's photo album from his trip around Scotland.

 

Have a super weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

 

 

4th October 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

I have just been looking at your collaged leaves and they look fantastic!  You really listened to the instructions and it is the best collage artwork I have seen for a very long time.  Well done!

 

This week, in English, we have been finishing our Stanley Stick stories and we then started on our new text, Hansel and Gretel.  In maths, we have practised adding using Numicon, drawing dots and using a number line.

 

In science, we have been investigating materials which are opaque, translucent and transparent.  You also have a homework task based on this.

 

In computing, we used Google Maps to find out information about Andover so that we could compare with Nether Wallop.

 

All your homework and spellings are attached below.

Have a great weekend!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

 

27th September 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

That was a busy week! For the last two afternoons we have been using different art techniques to decorate leaf shapes.  We also shared our homework from last week.  We will finish the last few on Monday.  We also labelled a map of our Wallop walk using the photographs we had taken on our journey.  On Monday afternoon we looked at different words and selected those which would best describe Nether Wallop.  We then highlighted the amenities and buildings found nearby.  Next week we will compare our findings with Andover. 

 

In maths, we have finished our unit on place value and will be moving onto addition next week.  In English, we have started to write our own page for our 'Stanley's Stick' sequel.  Next week we will be moving onto 'Hansel and Gretel'. In P.E we have been practising controlled bouncing and the chest pass, and in Gym we have started to create short routines in groups.

 

Some of you left your homework behind so I have attached below.

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

20th September 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a fabulous week!  On Monday, we had a lovely stroll around the village while we marked our route onto a map.  Then, we realised the time and had to do a speedy walk back again!  We must say a HUGE thank you to all of our adult helpers who kept everyone safe on the trip.  Thank you also to Rev. Cole for showing us the church, and to the gentleman who opened up the hall so that we could refresh ourselves.

 

On Monday afternoon, we created artwork in the style of James Brunt and Andy Goldsworthy, using natural materials such as sticks, stones, shells, pine cones and leaves.  I was really impressed with your designs and I will be displaying the photographs on one of the wall boards in the corridor. 

 

On Wednesday, we thought about how plants reproduce and watched a short clip about seed dispersal.  We then sketched the seed heads which I had cut from my garden.  We will sow the seeds in different places within the Wallop grounds, throughout the year, and see what happens.

 

In music, we started to create some body percussion, and in Geography we enjoyed looking at the book 'Window' by Jeannie Baker.  This shows the changing view from a window over time, and highlights the changes that humans make to the landscape.  Later, we identified the physical and human characteristics within our school grounds.  Your homework this week is to look out of a window, sketch the view and label each characteristic with 'human' or 'physical'.  Next week, we will be having a virtual walk around Wallop, so that we can correctly place our photos from Monday onto our large map.

 

I hope you have a super weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

13th September 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

You have all worked so hard this week and I am very proud of you all!  You even got Tidy Ted!  I am so glad that we went to look around our grounds today.  The sun was out and it was a beautiful day.  I am really looking forward to Monday when we can use the sticks, which you collected from the woods, in our artwork.  I have attached your homework and spellings in case you have lost them on the way home.  I have also attached some spelling strategies which you could use at home to learn your spellings.

 

This week in English, we found out that the mystery parcel contained a stick.  It was not just an ordinary stick, of course!  On Monday it was a broomstick and on Tuesday it was a magic wand.  We then tried to think of other things my stick could become for the rest of the week.  Yesterday, year 1 added the suffix 'ing' to root words and year 2 added the suffix 'ly'.  Year 2 have also been concentrating on some coordinating conjunctions this week (but and or).

 

In maths, year 1 have been counting in ones and creating number lines.  Year 2 have been concentrating on the place value of 2-digit numbers.  

 

In music we have been experimenting with our bodies and musical instruments to see how many different sounds we can create.  In P.E we have been practising using the chest pass in ball skills and seeing how many different gymnastic shapes we can remember.

 

In R.E. we tasted different fruits and vegetables from around the world, which would also be harvested.  It seems that many of you liked the figs and dates!

 

Please note that our library day has changed to Mondays.

 

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

 

6th September 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

Thank you for all being so patient over the last 2 days while Mrs. Meaton and myself have been getting to know you and finding out what you know and what we need to teach you.  You are all so lovely and I am really looking forward to spending the next year with you!

 

There will be no homework or spellings to learn for this week.  However, please could you do lots of reading.

Please can you take the letters out of your bags and ask your parents/guardians to sign them straightaway so that you can bring them back to school next week -thank you!

 

Year 1 children - Please practise counting to 30 and back again.

Year 2 children - Please practise counting in 2s, 5s, 10s plus the times tables for each.

 

Please can you name your P.E. kits and jumpers as we already have a growing pile - thank you!

 

Have a super weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

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