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Buzzards Y1/2 Mrs Brown

Welcome to Buzzards Class - Yr1/2

 

Mrs Brown, Mrs Meaton and Mrs Eyles

 

 

Don't forget your PE kits and book bags

              Welcome to Buzzards 2020-2021

27.11.20

 

Dear Buzzards,

What a fantastic effort you have made with your letters to New Zealand! I am so impressed!  Next week, we will start our new text driver called ‘Funnybones’, by Allan Ahlberg. We will be working towards writing our own ‘Funnybones’ story at the end of the term. This week in maths, we have been learning about fractions and we will continue with this next week.  In science, we started our unit about the different senses, and found out some facts about how sounds are created. In yoga, we practised our ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ routine, and in music, we continued with our unit on body percussion.

 

Don’t forget to bring jumpers and coats every day.  It is very cold with the door open.  Please check that you have your running shoes in your P.E. bag and that they fit. Please also remember to bring your P.E. Kit.  We will try and fit in a run each day so it is important to be wearing the correct footwear.  Thank you!

 

I have attached your homework below.

 

Have a good weekend!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

20th November 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

I can’t believe it is Friday again!  In maths, we have been working with coins and finding the change using subtraction.  In English, we have been practising to write questions in readiness for writing our letters to New Zealand next week.  We also reminded ourselves about the importance of capital letters.  In yoga, we created a sequence of moves to use with the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and in music, we continued with our unit on body percussion.

Thank you all for practising your alphabet.  Most of you can do this now! 

Don’t forget to bring jumpers and coats every day.  It is very cold with the door open.  Please check that you have your running shoes in your P.E. bag and that they fit.  We will try and fit in a run each day so it is important to be wearing the correct footwear.  Thank you!

 

Have a good weekend!

 

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

14.11.20

 

Dear Buzzards,

This term is whizzing by!  This week, we have been working with coins in maths and next week we will be moving onto subtraction.  In P.E., we continued with yoga and had an exciting time outside with the team from 360.  In art, we practised drawing an apple using shading to make it look 3D.  In English we learnt about contractions and in music we practised body percussion. Don’t forget to bring jumpers and coats every day.  It is very cold with the door open.  Please check that you have your running shoes in your P.E. bag and that they fit.  We will try and fit in a run each day so it is important to be wearing the correct footwear.  Thank you!

I have attached your homework and spellings below.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

6th November 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, we have been working on number bonds in maths.  Next week we will be moving onto money.  In P.E., we started a term of yoga which you all found very exciting!  In art, we practised drawing some fruit and vegetables.  At the end of the term, we hope to paint a portrait in the style of the great artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.  We are also going to paint some fruit and vegetables for our home corner (a shop).  In English, we started our new text driver, ‘This is how we do it’, by Matt Lamothe. It is a very interesting book about the lives of different children from around the world.  We will be writing a little book about ourselves to share with the children in New Zealand.  If you haven’t yet returned your photo approval slip for this, please could you send it in next week.  Please can you all remember to bring jumpers and coats every day.  It is very cold with the door open.  Thank you!

I have attached your homework below.  These are the links to the online games we have played:

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/funkyMummy/index.html

 

Have a good weekend!

 

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

16th October 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, we have started to create our 3D insect models, which are looking amazing!  We will be displaying these in the corridor once they are finished.  In English, we have been writing some facts about bees based on our wonderful talk last Friday from Mr. Lovell.  We have also been continuing our Superworm stories. In maths, we have continued to order numbers from smallest to largest and then, later in the week, progressed onto ‘time’. Next week, we will be moving onto addition.  In P.S.H.E we have continued our theme of keeping safe by finding out about things which should, or should not, go into or onto our bodies.  I have attached your homework below.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

9.10.20

Dear Buzzards,

This week we have all had the chance to make a Harvest loaf, so we have been even busier than usual! In English, we have started writing our own Superworm stories and in phonics we have been learning the spellings for numbers, days of the week and tricky words.  In maths, we have been ordering numbers and  working on some place value thinking questions. In D.T., we practised some joining techniques and explored different materials to use for our own minibeast designs, which we will start to make next week.  In gym, we have just started the unit on movement and rolling and in PSHE we learnt about keeping safe online.  We finished the week with a wonderful talk about bees from Mr. Lovell. I have attached your homework below. Have a good weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

2nd October 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week in English, we have been using prepositions and including ‘and’ into our sentences.  A few of us have also included commas.  In maths, we have been finding 1 more and 1 less.  Some of us have been finding 10 more and 10 less and we have also been ordering numbers. In art, we painted flowers and leaves with the secondary colours, adding white to create tints.  In gym, we have just finished the unit on movement and jumping, while in outdoor P.E. we continued to practise our ball skills.  In PSHE we learnt about keeping safe when we are out and about.

 

Please bring any packaging into school, which you have been saving, next week.

I have added the homework below.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

25th September 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

It’s Friday again! This week in English, we have written about our own pipe cleaner Superworms and we started looking at prepositions.  In maths, we have practised ordering numbers and some of us have been representing numbers with dienes.  In art, we used the primary colours to make secondary colours and then created a colour wheel.  In science we have been looking at how animals move and then grouping them.  In PSHE we learnt about keeping safe around electricity and matches and then we made a class charter together.

 

Please can jumpers and cardigans be named.  We already have quite a pile without names.

 

Our coat peg area is extremely limited for space.  Please could we ask that children only bring a coat, jumper, sports bag and book bag (plus packed lunch for some).  There really isn’t enough room for lots of large back packs.  Everything keeps falling onto the floor and creating a mess and trip hazard.  Thank you!

 

Please bring your kitchen roll cardboard tubes into school for next week.  I have attached your homework below.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

19th September 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

I cannot believe that we have finished the second week of term already!  In science this week, we have been investigating the different things which minibeasts eat and sorting them into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.  In English, we have been using adjectives to describe Superworm and then later in the week we used time connectives in our writing.  In maths, we have continued with counting and matching values.  In art, we have made a minibeast collage from magazine cuttings and in ‘guided reading’ we have been learning about the different features of a non-fiction book.  Next week, we will be splitting into different phonics groups to make sure that we can meet everyone’s needs.

 

P.E. Kits: We will now keep these in school.  These will be sent home at the end of the term for washing.

 

I have attached homework and spellings below.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

11th September 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

I feel like we have done a lot this week!  You are a lovely class and I'm really looking forward to working with you all this year.  I have been particularly impressed with your behaviour and the amount of effort that you have put into your work.  Keep this up please!  

 

I have attached a copy of the letter which went home today plus the homework.  By the end of year 1, children should know how to spell all the numbers to 20 (to 100 for year 2).  The words highlighted in green are those which I would like you to practise for next Friday.  Next week we will start phonics again and Year 2 will have ten spellings and Year 1 will have five, linked to what they have been learning.  If you were not in school today, please practise the spellings for the numbers 1-5.

 

Have a good weekend!

 

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

7th September 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

It has been so lovely to work with you all today!

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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