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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

7th May 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, in English, most of us have been adding the ‘un’ prefix, some have been practising with homophones, spellings and punctuation, and some have been using the Peter Rabbit story to make a board game.  In maths, we have been working with money, and in topic, we have been learning about Florence Nightingale. In gym, we practised the four shapes we have been forming this term and linking two of them together. In guided reading we have been looking at the features of non-fiction texts. Yesterday, we continued with our samplers.

 

For your homework, I would like you to draw a picture of Mr. McGregor’s garden (how you think it might look).  Remember to include lots of different vegetables and buildings.  You will use this to plan your own story on Monday.  You might want to include: a shed, a greenhouse, a path, a water butt, a watering can, flower pots, radishes, carrots, lettuces, beans, cabbages, compost heap, his house, a gate, a wall, and a fence.  In fact, you could include just about anything!  The more that you can add to your picture, the easier it will be to write your story.  You could label your picture to make it even better.  This will be needed in class on Monday.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

 

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

30th April 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, in English, we started the week by making a ‘wanted’ poster to help Mr. McGregor catch Peter Rabbit.  Year 1 have also been practising with exclamation marks and writing in the past tense.  Year 2 have been learning about exclamatory sentences and practising with the past progressive tense.    In maths, we have been learning about position and direction, and in science, we have been looking at the properties of the materials used to make toys. We have also looked at our sunflower seed investigation and planted pumpkin seeds. In gym, we practised the front and back support and reminded ourselves about the dish and arch from last week. Yesterday, all 30 of us started our sewing project, all at the same time, which was exciting!  We are making a Victorian style sampler using the initial of our name.  Hopefully, we will finish these next week.  In Geography, we located New Zealand on the map and then read the latest letters from Hereworth School.  They sent us some stickers too!

 

It would be lovely if you could find out a fun fact about Queen Victoria to share with the class next week.

 

I have attached your spellings below.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

27th March 2021

 

Dear Buzzards,

I can’t believe that next week is the last week of term.  This year is flying by!  In English, we have been adding the suffix ‘er’ to words and choosing vocabulary to describe sunflowers.  In maths, Year 2 children have been learning about how data is represented using tally charts, pictograms and bar charts.  Year 1 children have had fun weighing different items to see which is the lightest and which is the heaviest.  In science, we sorted a bag of mystery seeds, which I collected from my garden last year, into the different types, and then planted them to see what would grow.  In gym, we linked different balances to create short sequences and in DT, we have been finishing our moving pictures.

We have 4 blue water bottles which are not named.  Have you lost a water bottle?  Please email me over the weekend if you think they could be yours.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

19th March 2021

Dear Buzzards,

What a fun week we have had!  In English, we have been writing instructions so that we could ice biscuits and plant seeds.  I think there was more icing on the tables than on the biscuits!  In maths, we finished our unit on fractions, and we have now moved onto counting in 5s and also in 3s for some children.  Next week, Year 1 children will be moving onto weighing and Year 2 children will move onto statistics.  In DT, we have started to make our moving pictures and in gym we have continued with our unit on balance.  Yesterday we linked up to a live ‘drawalong’ with Liz Million, an author illustrator.  Sadly, our drawing was cut short because the fire alarm sounded.  This was recorded and therefore can be enjoyed again.  I will add the link to our Google Classroom page.  Alternatively, you can click the link here:

https://youtu.be/4InNz_abjvk

 

I have attached your spellings and homework below.  Take care to print off the correct homework.  Most children are learning to count in 5s.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

 

Dear Buzzards,

I am so glad that we are all back in class again.  It was lovely to see you all arrive with a big smile!  You all seemed to be very tired by the end of the week (and me!).

 

This week in maths, we have been looking at fractions and this will continue on Monday.  We are then going to spend a few days counting in multiples and learning our times tables.  In English, we have been writing lots of sentences and questions to prepare for the moving picture we will be creating for a class book.  We will be doing the artwork for this on Monday.  Yesterday we practised making some moving pictures using levers and sliders.  Next week we will design our own moving picture using one of these techniques.

 

In P.E. we practised different balances and this will continue next week.  In our guided reading slot we have been learning different poems about plants and planting.  We have been thinking about why we like the poem we have chosen; whether it is the rhyme, rhythm, the words, the repetition, the simplicity or some other reason!  It would be lovely if the children could learn these off by heart by next week.

 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Brown

17th December 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

 

I hope that you all have a lovely Christmas.  Instead of spellings and homework, I have set you a reading challenge.  Can you find somewhere unusual to read?  I have left a blank space in the centre of the sheet for you to write this down. Will you be able to tick off all of the challenges?

 

Next term, you will need 2 small boxes (like a small Amazon box).  Shoe boxes are OK but are rather fiddly.  I thought I would give you plenty of notice so that you can save a couple from your online shopping!

 

Before returning to school in January, please can you check that your PE kit fits and is complete.

 

Thank you!

Merry Christmas!

 

Mrs. Brown

4th December 2020

 

Dear Buzzards,

This week, we started our new text driver called ‘Funnybones’, by Allan Ahlberg. We have been learning how to write in the past tense by adding the suffix ‘ed’.  Next week we will be looking at how we can include exclamation marks into our writing. This week in maths, we have continued to learn about fractions. Next week, Year 1 children will be looking at days and months.  Year 2 children will be learning about symmetry.  In science, we continued with our unit about the senses, and tried to identify lots of different smells. In P.E., we had a fun time using our different body parts and jumping into hoops.  

Don’t forget to bring jumpers and coats every day.  It is very cold with the door open.  Please can you make sure that all P.E. kit and school uniform is named.  It is extremely difficult to match loose clothing items to their owners.  Thank you!

 

I have attached your homework and spellings below.

 

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

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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