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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

3rd July 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

I have decided to give out homework on Thursdays from now on, as I am worried that I might forget to do this on Fridays now that the day has been shortened.

 

This week’s homework is a survey of the birds in your garden.  We will be using this for English next week.  Mr. Lambert presents a ‘Nature Detective’ certificate each week during celebration assembly.  If you would like to find out a little more about one of the birds which you spot, you could share this with the class.  You might even be recommended for the certificate!

 

Next week I will be checking to see who can count in 2s, 5s and 10s so please practise every day to build up fluency.  Next year we have to count back in multiples, so we really need to be able to count forwards first!

 

In maths this week, we have been revisiting fractions.  We will continue with this next week and then move onto time.  In science, we have continued with our bean and cress observations and in topic, we have learnt a little about Sir Francis Drake.  On Wednesday, we painted some beautiful poppies, using tints and shades, so that we have something colourful on the display boards in September.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

26th June 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

We have had another busy week!  In English, we have been finishing our newspaper reports about the first moon landing.  In maths, we have been learning how to subtract 10 mentally and next week we will be revisiting fractions.  In science, we have continued with our bean and cress observations and in topic, we have learnt a little more about the life of Christopher Columbus.  Next week we will learn about Sir Francis Drake.  Today we continued with our moving pictures involving sliders and levers. In dance, we have continued with our spaceman sequence.

 

Homework

Homework: Work out the answers to the questions and colour the picture using the key (see attached).

Reading – a minimum of 3 times per week please – every day if you can.

Spellings – Please practise at least once every day (at least 1 minute per word).

Research – Please find out one or two facts about Sir Francis Drake, which can be shared with the class.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes

 

Mrs. Brown

20th June 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

We have had such a busy week!  In English, we have started to write our newspaper report about the first moon landing.  In maths, we have been learning how to add 10 and 11 mentally.  We have observed the growth of our beans and cress and recorded any changes.  In topic, we have started to look at the life of Christopher Columbus and we will continue with this next week.  Today we designed a moving picture which we will create next week.  This will require glue, scissors and paint, so please may I request that party dresses are not worn next week.  As lovely as they are, they will get ruined at school.  Old clothes would be fab!

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

12th June 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

It has been so lovely to have you back in class.  It is a bit different to usual but we are adapting.

This week we have been sharing and dividing in maths.  Next week we will be adding and subtracting.  In English we have started to plan our newspaper report about the first moon landing and in guided reading we have been revisiting non-fiction books.

 

In D.T. we have started to look at levers and sliders in readiness for making a moving picture next week.

In P.S.H.E we read the book, 'My many colored days' by Dr. Seuss and thought about how different colours make us feel.  We then enjoyed some activities alongside.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

20th April 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

Welcome to the new term!  All work and worksheets can now be accessed directly from Seesaw.  If you have not yet requested a log in code, please contact me and I will send you the details.

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

3rd April 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

Seesaw will be sorted out over Easter.  I am almost there, but I need to save the work in a different format for it to be uploaded and unfortunately it isn't a quick fix.  Please bear with me and it will be functioning very shortly.   I am in school today so I will not have any time to work on it.  As soon as I have it working, I will send you your codes.  If you haven't yet sent your letter of consent and want to use this facility, please could you forward to me asap.

I have attached today's work below.  If you are able to load PowerPoints, you will be able to listen to the audio too.  I have also copied it as a PDF.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

2nd April 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

Sorry for not replying to all of your emails yesterday.  I was in school for the most part but I will reply today.  Thank you all for your lovely photos.  It is nice to see that you are mixing some fun into your learning!  Some of you sent some photos of your English work.  Your use of adjectives was amazing and really improved my piece of writing.  We will have to do that again!  I have attached the answers to yesterday's maths and I have attached some more measuring activities below.

 

Have a lovely day!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

1st April 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

I have attached the answers to yesterday's maths. Interestingly, the lines I uploaded for the Year 2 children to measure, printed out entirely differently from our website than at home.  Therefore, it might be that all of you had different lines to measure!  Please ask your adults to check your measuring in this case.  I shall bear this in mind in the future.  Did any Year 1 children do any measuring?  It would be lovely to see some photos.

 

I have attached some English for you today.  My writing is quite boring and needs to be improved with some interesting adjectives.  Are you up for the challenge?  There is no need to print off the sheet.   You could just write directly into your book.

 

I am in school today.  If you need anything, please email me by 12 o'clock and I will organise this for you.

 

I will be starting to use Seesaw shortly.  Thank you to those of you who have replied so far.

 

Have a lovely day!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

31st March 2020

Good morning Buzzards!

Hopefully we are all getting a bit more used to our new way of life and have some kind of routine sorted out.  I am following the advice I heard on the TV over the weekend.  The lady said that we should:

  • Get up and get dressed (not lounge around in PJs)
  • Have lots of breaks between our work
  • Get some exercise
  • Write a list of things we want to achieve that day or week to focus on
  • To learn a new skill or focus on a hobby

I decided that I would learn to play the piano that has been sitting in my house for the last 2 years.  I will let you know how I get on!

I have attached yesterday’s answers for the maths sheets.  Today I am sending you log in details for Emile and also asking your permission to enter you onto a learning platform called Seesaw.  As soon as you give permission, we will be able to share our learning and photos much more easily. I have uploaded another film clip to help the Year 2 children with the missing number sentence question from yesterday.

I have also uploaded some film clips for measuring.  What can you find in your house to measure?  What will you measure with?

Non-standard units – Year 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4TzWvSPgKQ&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=12&t=0s

You do not need to print off the recording sheet – you could just write straight into your book.

 

Standard units – Year 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un_DzZTu5l8&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=9

There is also a PowerPoint to support this.  For those of you without PowerPoint I have saved as a PDF as well.

Please print off the worksheet and measure to the nearest cm.

 

Tomorrow we will focus on English.  Make sure you have lots of play time between your work!

Don’t forget to join in with Joe Wicks this morning.  I now have my yoga mat, so I won’t be suffering any more with sore knees!

Have a super day!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

Finding the missing number in a subtraction number sentence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9XhABM9KU&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=15&t=14s

 

Subtraction using a blank number line (Year 1 and 2) -stage 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTRZxesfFkc&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=13

 

Subtraction using a blank number line with numbers greater than 20 – stage 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tW-2-N9pvI&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=12

 

Subtraction using a blank number line with numbers greater than 20 more efficiently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riH-IX58JYk&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=10

30th March 2020

Dear Buzzards,

Hopefully you have had a relaxing weekend.  I have had lots of emails and photos from you.  I have even had a letter! I just wanted to say thank you for working so hard!

I have had several requests.  These range from wanting a spelling list to wanting a bit more structure.  I have even had a request for video clips of me teaching.  I have tried to include all these requests into this week’s learning.  I will also be sending you the log in details for Emile shortly.

  • Spellings/phonicsGreen Group – you are learning how to spell words with the trigraph ‘air’.  Please use the activities on Phonics Play, Spelling Frame and Emile.  If you would like me to email you some worksheets, please ask.  I have attached spellings to learn for this Friday.

There some excellent YouTube clips from ‘Simply Phonics’ by Mister Teach.  He focuses on a few graphemes and phonemes (sounds) in each clip. Click on the below link for this week’s grapheme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob7bOrRtX3Q

  • Spellings Red Group (Year 2) – I have attached the plan that we would have been using this week – see below. You can practise these spellings on Emile (assignments) or on Spelling Frame (rule 23).  You can also practise in your book (as we usually do).
  • Spellings/phonicsOrange group – you are learning how to spell words with the ‘ly’ suffix. Please see attached PowerPoint and worksheets.  If you can run PowerPoint on your computer, you will be able to listen as well as read the words.  If you are not able to run PowerPoint, I have made a copy as a PDF (without sounds) that you can view.  Please don’t print it out or you will not have any printing ink or paper left!

Maths

Please see attached sheets for this week.  I have also added some video clips (click on the links) to remind you how we practise in class.  Hopefully this will be helpful!  I have also included an additional practise sheet for adding 9.  How quickly can you work out the answers in your head?  Tomorrow we will practise measuring.

Using a blank number line to add 2 ‘teens’ numbers (Year 1 and 2) – stage 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE6WXXW1oLY&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=1

Using a blank number line to add together 2 2-digit numbers (Year 2) – stage 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN0XiQ3eNA4&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=2

Using a blank number line to add together two 2-digit numbers more efficiently (Year 2) – stage 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-YkFoNfxWI&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=6

Adding 9 efficiently (year 1 and 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j8cezX4RQM&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=7

Addition (1-digit plus 1-digit) using counters, drawings and Numicon (Year 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi9aWru-cd0&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=5

Addition where there is information missing in the number sentence (Year 1 and 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci7HB2MV_0o&list=PLFydTQTVZdNKvRThuX9JliSBW3Pm5i7Ae&index=4

 

English - Monday

Write about your favourite day last week.  What did you do?  Use time connectives and try to include everything you have been taught so far (show off your skills!).  Check it before taking a photo.  We are trying out ‘Seesaw’.  Hopefully we will be able to share our learning soon.  I will keep you updated.

 

Have a good day!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

Answers for Friday

27th March 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

Hopefully my yoga mat will arrive today and then exercising with Joe Wicks will be a bit more comfortable on my knees!  How are you all getting on?  We were a bit disappointed that he missed the bunny hops from his routine yesterday.  I wonder what we will be doing today.

 

I have attached today's maths sheets and the answers from yesterday.  Let me know if you are finding anything particularly tricky and we can do some extra practise.

 

Thank you for your letters and photographs - it really makes my day!

 

Have a great day!  Keep safe!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

26th March 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

I hope you are all keeping well.  I have attached the answers to yesterday's maths questions and new ones for today.  It would be useful to know if you are finding these too easy, too tricky or just about right. Perhaps you could send me an email to let me know.

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

25th March 2020

 

Good morning Buzzards!

Have you been joining Joe Wicks with his 9am workout on YouTube?  We particularly enjoy the kangaroo jumps and have even added some sound effects!

 

I have attached today's maths questions and the answers from yesterday.  I have also attached some more counting in 5s activities and a new maths challenge question for you to try out.

 

Keep working hard!

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

24th March 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

Judging from your photos, you are having a great time! I have attached the answers to the 23.3.20 maths questions below.  You will see that it looks a bit complicated.  I have taught you so many different ways to find the answer! I wasn't sure which method you would use, so I have just written out all of them.  I thought this might be helpful for your parents too.  Please keep this to help you work out the 24.3.20 maths questions.  I have also attached some pictures of Numicon which you could print and cut out, and a 0-30 number line.  I think the one in your maths pack only goes to 20.  Tomorrow, I will be signing you all up onto a reading website which looks quite good.  Thank you to those who are sending me photos of your writing.  I am so glad to see that you are continuing to practise the things that you have been taught.

 

Don't forget to join in with Joe Wicks at 9 o'clock.  He is teaching a live workout session each morning on YouTube.  Now that we are all confined to our homes, I think we should all do our best to stay active.  I am going to put on my PE kit this morning.  Yesterday I joined in when I was fully clothed and it wasn't a pretty sight!

 

Missing you all!!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

23rd March 2020

 

Good morning Buzzards!

 

I hope you are all well. Some of you have sent me some fabulous photos to show me what you have been up to.  You have been busy already!  I have attached some maths sheets below, as promised.  I will upload the answers tomorrow so that you can mark your own work.  If you found something a bit tricky and would like some help, just let me know.

 

Have a great day!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

21st March 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

I do hope that you are all keeping well.  The reason that you haven't seen me for a few days, is that my husband was sent home from his school on Monday with a temperature and a bad cough, which came on very suddenly.  As a precaution, my whole family has stayed home and kept ourselves away from everyone.  He is getting better now thankfully.  We must say a BIG thank you to Mrs. Pickering, Mrs. McRobert, Mrs. Meaton and Jamie for helping you with your learning this week.  They have worked so hard to keep the disruption to a minimum.

 

There is still so much for you to learn this year, but also so much that I don't want you to forget!  As a school, we have put together a programme of activities to suit each year group.  These have been sent home already with your passwords.  For the year 1 children, I have also sent home a pack of ideas for learning how to count in 5s.  You can practise this very easily without the need for a computer (such as when you are going upstairs and downstairs or when you are in the bath).  The year 2 children took home some additional work on statistics yesterday, so that they can continue to practise what has been taught this week.

 

I realise that many of the activities we have suggested are computer based.  With many parents having to work from home, it might be difficult to access the computer for your learning.  Therefore, in addition to the programme of activities already provided, I will be uploading a maths practise sheet each day, which can be printed off.  This will cover some of the things you have learnt this year.  I will upload the answers the following day so that you can check your work. Please email me if you find that you are struggling with any of the activities, and I will do my best to help.

 

Keep well!

Best Wishes,

Mrs. Brown

13th March 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, we have been writing a letter from Sunny (the main character in our text) to his Great Aunt Flo.  Most of you have done very well and I am very impressed!  In maths, we have been learning about fractions.  Year 1 have concentrated on halves and quarters while Year 2 have been finding quarters and thirds.  Next week, we will finish fractions and move onto counting in 5s for year 1.  Year 2 will start looking at statistics.  We have started our new science topic this week, pushes and pulls, and have been working on some experiments to prove our ideas.  Today we used the cars we made last week, to see what happened to their performance when weight was added.

I have attached your homework below.

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

6th March 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

Firstly, we must say a big thank you to all the family members who came in to read this week.  What a treat!  On World Book Day, we had a lovely time parading around the hall to show off our outfits.  Later in the morning, we shared books with Kites class and wrote about our favourite book character.

 

This week, we finished subtraction and moved onto fractions.  In English, we have been writing about our meerkat habitats, and in science we have been thinking about how we can test to see if red playdough is easier to model than blue playdough. We will try out our ideas next week.  On Monday, we will be using the cars, which we made today, to see what happens when they are rolled down a ramp, with and without extra weight.  I have to say that I got some funny looks when I bought 15 bags of pasta tonight!

 

I have attached your homework below.  Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

 

 

28th February 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

What a busy day we had today!  Your meerkat habitats are looking lovely, but I am so glad that I warned Mr. Phil that we were using hay today. Despite your best efforts at clearing up, our classroom resembled a farmyard by the end of the day!  As I mentioned earlier, I haven't given you any homework this week because we didn't manage to fit in maths today. I think it would have been too tricky for you without practising at school first.  However, I do expect you to get all of your spellings correct next week!  Please make sure that you do lots of counting in 1s and 2s (Year 1) and 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s (Year 2) over the weekend and throughout the week.

Next week we will finish our habitats and we will start our new science topic of 'forces'.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

14th February 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

I hope you enjoyed the African drumming workshop this week.  I thought it was amazing and I really hope that we can do this again in the future. This week in maths, we have been working on addition using a number line. After the break, we will be starting subtraction and then moving onto fractions.  In English, we have been writing about our trip to Finkley Down and creating a wanted poster.  I have attached your homework below.  I have also attached a PowerPoint to help Year 2 children with their maths. You are all doing so well.  Keep up the good work!

I hope you have a really lovely holiday.  

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

7th February 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a lovely day we had yesterday at Finkley Down Farm! We saw lots of animals, including the baby meerkats and kids.  We were very lucky to have had dry, sunny weather, even if it was a little chilly.  We must say a big thank you to our helpers.  Without you, taking children on school trips would be very tricky.  In English this week, we started our new text, ‘Meerkat Mail’, and we have been practising using adjectives and adding the ‘ing’ suffix.  Next week we will be creating a ‘wanted’ poster. In maths, Year 1 have been concentrating on telling the time to the half hour, while in Year 2, the children have been counting the faces, edges and vertices of 3D shapes.  In art, we have been making collagraph prints and in P.E. we made letter shapes with our bodies on the wall bars and explored different ways to travel along the benches and floormats.  

 

I have attached copies of the homework and spellings below should you need them.  Year 2 children should complete the multiplication wheels.  Multiply the number around the wheel by the centre number and write the answer onto the outer wheel.  Then take the number on the outer wheel to create some division number sentences.  Complete each number sentence by writing in the answer.

 

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

1st February 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

Firstly, we must say a HUGE well done to the eight children who attended the gymnastic festival this week.  They performed their sequence of gymnastic moves with precision and style and I am so proud of them!  This week in maths, Year 1 have been practising addition and finding the number bonds to 20.   Children in year 2 have been working on addition and 3D shape.  Next week, we will continue with shape and then move on to reading scales and measurement.  In P.E. we practised the gymnastic shapes using the wall bars and yesterday we created some wonderful Aboriginal art.

Have a super weekend!

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

24th January 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

Wow! What a busy week!  This week, we have been working on our gymnastic skills and I was very impressed yesterday with your concentration and precision.  In Geography we travelled to Italy and Australia, stamped our passports and learnt some facts about each place.  In English, we have started to work on our hotel advertisements.  Some of your hotels sound very exciting!  In maths, Year 1 have been learning to add and to find number bonds to 20.  Year 2 have been investigating whether the order in which numbers are added or subtracted, makes a difference to the answer.  They have also been learning to tell the time.

See you all next week.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

17th January 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

It has been lovely to listen to each of you read out your India and Italy facts this week.  Thank you for working so hard!  In maths this week, year 1 children have been learning about multiplication and counting in 2s.  Year 2 children have been working on division and division facts for the times tables.  In English, we have been inventing our own hotels and trying to use persuasive language.  In science, we have been studying the lifespan of different animals and we have made a timeline of different species.  

 

In 2 weeks, we will be making a habitat in a box. Please could you try and send in a shallow box (a little deeper than a shoe box lid).  The ideal size would be something a little wider but shorter than a shoe box lid.  We have a few in school which I saved when the tablets were delivered, but not enough for everybody.  Please add a name label to the underneath.  Thank you!

 

I have attached your homework and spellings below should you have lost them!

 

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

Dear Buzzards,

Happy New Year!

 I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.  This week we have started our new topic called ‘AWAY’.  We will be learning about the hot and cold places on our planet.  We have already started to name the continents and the surrounding seas.  We also started our new text, ‘Poles Apart’, by Jeanne Willis. This is a lovely story about a family of penguins which get lost, while going on a picnic, and end up travelling around the world with a polar bear!    Your homework this week is to research some interesting facts about either Italy or India, two of the countries which were visited by the penguins and polar bear.  We will share our learning next week.  In maths we have started to practise multiplication and counting in multiples. In English we have practised using contractions (I'm, I've), commas in a list (year 2) and using the conjunction 'and'.  In P.E. we have been practising the teddy bear roll in a new routine.  Don't forget to read and count this week. Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

 

Mrs. Brown

7th December 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

What a busy week!  Your sewing is coming along nicely and your singing is fantastic.  Yesterday we made some clay tealight holders as part of our topic on 'light' within R.E. These will be fired next week and then we will be painting them.

 

In maths, we have continued our work on fractions and started looking at 2D shapes.  Next week we will be doubling and then moving onto measuring.  In English, we started our new text, 'The Jolly Christmas Postman'.  We have been writing questions and statements using the picture of Santa's workshop in the book.

 

I have attached your homework below.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

22nd November 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

We have had a super week!  Your writing has been amazing, especially when you wrote about the nurse who came to visit. In maths we have been learning about money, and your homework this week will support everything we have been doing in class.  Your firework dances are looking very good and I have to say that I have never worked with a class who have been so neat with sewing!  Your homework and spellings are below.  Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

15th November 2019

 

Dear Buzzards,

You have amazed us all this week with your fantastic singing while we have been practising the Nativity play.  We have also started a new dance routine called 'fireworks' which we will continue next week.  Your sewing has also been going very well this week.  

 

In maths, we have been measuring time and next week we will be moving onto money.  In English, we have started to prepare our own stories related to our current text, 'The Queen's Hat'.  These should be completed next week.  I have attached your homework below.

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes 

Mrs. Brown

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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