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Friday 25th June

What a brilliant week we have had this week, the children have worked so hard!

This week’s learning:

English:
The children have continued to explore traditional stories from different cultures and this week read and learnt a few more Australian dreamtime stories – the children are really enjoying these stories. They have worked hard to use their VIPERS skills. They have tried their best to explore past tense verbs and find these in writing and use them in their own writing. The children have learnt a dreamtime story off by heart, verbally rehearsed this with a partner and also performed the story in drama! This was super exciting, the children loved acting as the Australian animals and performed the story so well!

Maths:
Year ones have explored place value to 100 this week and have concentrated on consolidating knowledge of identifying tens and ones within a number. They have also worked hard at comparing larger numbers and looking at whether the numbers are, less than, greater than or equals to.

Year twos have also been exploring place value and have been using place value counters and part whole models to explore different combinations of numbers to make a whole number. The children have enjoyed revisiting the place value charts and understanding their values up to 100. They have loved using all the resources to help them, with their learning this week.

Learning Adventure:
This week we have explored the coast and features of a seaside town. We explored and compared other countries too and continued to answer our Learning Adventure question: ‘How does our local area compare to the rest of the world?’

RE:
This week we continued to explore Judaism and this week we looked at what a Shema is. We then made our own Shema, we enjoyed making it look old when we used teabags to stain the paper.

Reminders:

  • Please can bookbags come into school daily
  • PE kits on Monday and Friday (Fit Friday) Please can we not have any jeans/ jeggings 
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Adams 


 


 

Friday 18th June

Good afternoon,
We have had a brilliant week in 1/2A, we have enjoyed making the most of the weather whilst doing our learning. 

This week’s learning:

English:
We have continued to explore traditional stories from other cultures, and we have read a range of Australian dreamtime stories. We love the story of ‘Why Tiddilick Laughed’. We have worked hard this week to identify features of a traditional story, we have revisited contractions and spent some time finding contractions within text and practicing writing contractions and also extending them. We have practiced orally retelling a story and ensuring we use expression in our reading whilst decoding tricky words.

Maths:
Year ones finished the genre of position and direction and completed the post unit test, where everyone tried really hard. We then started a new genre of place value to 100 and the children completed a pre unit test to explore their knowledge so far. Yesterday we practiced lots of different ways to count to 100. We counted in 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We worked hard to count different objects in 2’s , 5’s and 10’s and even tried to count in 3’s as a challenge.
Year two children have worked really hard this week exploring temperature. They started the week with an experiment in class finding and comparing the temperature of the warm classroom and ice cold things. They have worked hard to measure temperature and also learn how to read a thermometer.

PSHE:
This week we watched an assembly from the NSPCC where we learnt to ‘watch out, and stay safe’. The children listened really well and joined in well with discussions after about who they could talk to if ever they needed help. We then made some NSPCC 

RE: In RE this week we started to explore Judaism. We explored the Mezuzah and what this means to Jewish people. We then made our own Mezuzah with a partner.

Reminders:

  • PE kits on Monday please ( black bottoms, red St Cleer PE top and trainers)
  •  Please remind the children to put their book bags in the changing box when they have finished their book and you have written in the record.
  • As the weather is turning nicer please remember to put on sun cream and brining in a sunhat and drinks bottle. 
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Adams :)

 


 

Friday 7th May

Good Afternoon,
What a fantastic week we have had, the children came in ready a raring to go on Tuesday! Here is what we have been up to this week:

English
This wee we have started to look at out new topic of traditional tales. We explored and discussed a variety of different tales on Tuesday and Wednesday then for the rest of the week we have focused on The Three Little Pigs. We have enjoyed making a story map and worked hard writing sentences with a variety of conjunctions in them. The children have done brilliantly!

Maths
This week in year 1 we have started to look at Multiplication, we have done this through finding equal groups and this week looked specifically at making and drawing arrays. The children are fantastic at doing this, well done year 1!
This week year 2 have been continuing their learning on time. We have been solving problems involving finding the duration and intervals of time. This has really put our knowledge to the test but we have worked really hard at solving all of the problems.

Science
This week we have continued our learning on classifying animals. We looked at what the words vertebrate and invertebrate means and we classified animals into those that do and do not have a backbone. We found some very interesting animals!

Learning Adventure
This week we have been continuing to investigate our learning on 'How does our local area compare to the rest of the world?' We have been focusing on our map skills this week. We have drawn maps, used compasses and created our own map symbol. 

A few reminders:
- please can you make sure all jumpers a labelled, we have had lots of spare jumpers lying around the classroom with no names
-please write in the reading records when you have heard you child read, this makes book changing on a Friday easier :)
- PE on a Monday and Fitness clothes on a Friday (no jeans please)

Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Adams and Miss Treleaven 

 


 

Friday 30th April

Good Afternoon,
What a brilliant week we have had! I cannot believe we are already at the end of the week again. We have managed to have achieved so much this week, in what has felt like a very quick week.
Here is an overview of our learning this week:

English
This week we have been focusing our learning on non-chronological reports and writing a fact file about a fish, we chose either the Stickleback fish, Tilapia fish or the Pipe fish. We finished off our aquariums that we made last week and we have added on our fact files that we wrote. We learnt lots of really interesting facts! Yesterday and today we started to look at Polar bears and we have written a fact file about what they look like, what they eat and where they live.

Maths
This week, in Maths, year 1 have been starting to learn about multiplication. They have been looking at making equal groups and then starting to think about the equal groups as repeated addition. They have done brilliantly at this, well done year 1!

This week in year 2 we have been continuing to learn about time. We have explored quarter to, quarter past and looking at time in 5-minute intervals. Time is a very tricky subject but the children have done really well at using the plastic clocks and solving the maths problems. Well done year 2!

Science
This week we were continuing to understand different way we can classify animals. This week we thought about if animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. We had a go at sorting animals into groups and understanding how we knew which animal fit into which classification. We are working really hard at being able to explain our reasonings.

Learning Adventure
Over the last couple of days, we have been looking at our local area. We have explored maps, looked at how we read them and identified places that we know. We thought about a compass and where North, South, East and West are and labelled the classroom accordingly. Yesterday we went for a walk up to the St Cleer Well, we had to use a map to make sure we were going the right way. We also used the map to identify names of roads and where roads led to. We really enjoyed taking our earning out of school and into the local community!

Couple of notices:
• Now the weather is getting warmer please can the children have a sun hat in school for playtimes
• Thank you to everyone that is bringing in their bookbags, it is really important they are in so we can hear the children read their books. When you hear your child read please can you write in the reading record so that when we change the books we know they have read the books.
• Please can the children wear a PE kit on Monday’s and Fridays for PE with Mr Jones on a Monday and Fit Friday on a Friday

Have an amazing weekend,
Miss Adams and Miss Treleaven 

 


Summer Term 1 - Week 1 

Friday 23rd April

Good afternoon everyone Well,

Wow, what a brilliant week we have had! We have had such a lovely week of learning and fun!

English:
This week we have started a new genre: Non- Chronological Reports We have looked at non-fiction features in detail and have worked hard to research facts about Stickleback, Seahorse, and Pipefish. We have identified features of a fact file and have edited sentences to ensure they have capital letters, full stops and the correct punctuation at the end of the sentence. We have also begun to prepare our own fact file information to go with our aquariums. Today we painted our aquariums for our final fact file next week.

Maths:
In maths year one children have worked hard at revisiting addition and subtraction, we have added small and larger numbers using lots of manipulatives such as cubes, number lines, dinosaurs, and bead strings. Today we worked really hard to solve addition and subtraction word problems.

Year 2 have worked super hard at learning about time this week. This week they have concentrated on ‘o’ clock and half past- it has been great fun using the clocks.

Science:
This week started to look at animals, including humans. On Tuesday we classified lots of different animals into 6 different groups: Amphibians. Fish, Mammals, Insects, Reptiles and Birds. We found it sometimes very tricky to classify an animal!

Learning Adventure:
We started a new question in learning adventure this week: How does our local area compare to the rest of the world? This week we explored our local area, how we come to school, do we live near or far? Where are the local places we visit often and rarely? Lots of children visit Siblyback lake lots! They love it! Next week we are going to look at maps and go for a walk in St Cleer to find key points of interest on the map.


Notes:
- Fridays – Fit Friday PE clothes
- Mondays – PE kits please 
- Please could I ask a massive favour, when you hear your child read please could you write it in their reading record. It makes it easier for us to change books as we know they have read it :)

Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday,

Miss Adams and Miss Treleaven 


 


 

Friday 26th March

Good Afternoon Everyone,
What a fantastic week we have had this week and we have done lots of work! You have all come in with a brilliant work attitude and ready to go!

English
This week we have been getting ready to write our own fantasy story. We have been thinking about the setting, main characters and the dilemma. We have written out our plans and we are ready to write our stories next week. The children have come up with some fantastic ideas and I cannot wait to read them!

Maths
Year 1 - This week the children have been busy learning about capacity. They have been using a wide range of containers to think about 'what holds the most', using language like greater than, less than and more than. They have done brilliantly this week, well done year 1!

Year 2 - This week year 2 have been continuing to learn about fractions. This week we have been specifically looking at finding 1/4 and 1/3 of a number and a shape. We have been thinking of strategies to make it easier for ourselves and have been using our knowledge of halves to find a quarter. Year 2 have also been superstars this week! Well done!

Science
This week we were linking our learning on the seasons to hibernation. Thinking about what seasons animals hibernate in, why would they hibernate and what animals do hibernate. We have written some lovely fact files about these animals. 

RE
This week we have been continuing to think about Easter and how that is symbolised. We thought about all things linked to Easter, what we like about Easter and what Easter means to Christians. We discussed the importance of eggs and why we have them at Easter, we talked about how they are a symbol of 'new life'. The children then designed their own Easter egg. We had some very beautiful designs!

Learning Adventure
This week we have been thinking about the Queen of Hearts jam tarts. We wrote some brilliant recipes for Jam tarts on Thursday and today we had a go at making them! They looked very yummy and I am sure they tasted amazing!

A few reminders:

  • Monday is PE day, please wear your PE kits to school
  • Please could we have any empty toilet rolls for our wind socks we are making on Tuesday.
  • Fit Friday on Friday's - PE clothes only please and preferably no football kits
  • Please can we make sure spelling books are in school daily, the children do lots of practicing throughout the week in class of their spellings. 
Have a fantastic weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday :) 

Miss Adams 






 


 

Friday 12th March

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I want to say a massive well done to all the children this week, they have come into school and settled in so well! I am so proud of them all as I am sure all of you parents are too! 

This week we have continued our learning on Alice In Wonderland, the children have loved this topic so far and I cannot wait to continue this for the next few weeks. We started off with an Alice in Wonderland day of activities such as pin the smile on the Cheshire Cat and a scavenger hunt around the top garden, this was a brilliant day and it was lovely to see everyone dressed up. We have finished the week of a morning of craft followed by watching the film this afternoon which they have all been looking forward to. 

Our learning this week:
English
In English this week we have revisited diary entry writing and we have been acting out, watching and exploring Alice’s adventures and then writing a diary entry as Alice. The children have tried hard to remember the features of diary writing and also ensuring they used conjunctions, time connectives, contractions and remembering all of the features of a diary entry. They have written some amazing diaries! 

Maths
Year1: This week they have been measuring using bucket scales and non-standard units of measure, our star words have been: heavier, lighter, prediction, greater than, less than and equals to. We had so much fun using the bucket scales to weigh objects in our class and compare them.

Year 2:This week we have been looking at fractions, specifically equal and unequal parts. They have also been investigating whether they can make halves and quarters equally, they have all worked so hard.

Learning Adventure
This week we have been observing the natural environment in our woodland area, we have then linked that to the wonderland Alice visits and sketched and imaginative woodland using different mediums such as crayon and pastel. We ensured there was no green or brown in our sketches as we used our imaginations to make them spectacularly colourful. Yesterday we collected leaves and sticks from the forest area and today we painted those natural objects to print a picture of an Alice in wonderland woodland!

RE
This week we have been learning about the Easter story and we sequenced the story in groups to get a better understanding. They had to make sure that they were listening to each other and took turns. 


Mathletics activities has been set for this week.

Notices

  • Please remember PE kit on Monday
  • Fitness clothes on a Friday
  • Any 2L bottles for our Science experiment on Tuesday would be greatly appreciated
  • White T-shirts for Friday to do tie dying
 
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Adams :)

 


 

Friday 5th March

Good Morning, 
Wow you should all be so proud of yourselves, you have made it through 8 whole weeks of home learning since Christmas! One more day and then we look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday! You have all done an amazing job and us ourselves couldn't be more proud of what you have all achieved and we cannot thank you enough for all of your support over a very tough time.

Here is the last day of home learning for year 2!

Have the best day and weekend! We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Miss Adams and Miss Hughes :)

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Thursday 4th March

Good Morning,
HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!

I hope you have the best day and enjoy your learning around Alice In Wonderland! here is the home learning for year 2.

Do not forget that we both have a live story session at 3:45 today to read Alice In Wonderland, remember you can come dressed in your fancy dress costume if you wish to. 

Attached to the blog is a world book day PowerPoint you may like to look through and a couple of activities.

Have a great day,
Miss Adams and Miss Hughes 

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Wednesday 3rd March

Good morning, 
We have made it to Wednesday, you are doing brilliantly! Not long left now!
Remember it is World Book Day tomorrow! We are both holding a live story session for our classes at 3:45pm on Teams tomorrow (Thursday), remember you may come dresses up in any Alice in Wonderland costume if you wish (this can be the same costume as the one you are going to wear on Monday 8th March). 

Here is the home learning for year 2.

Have a great day,
Miss Adams and Miss Hughes 

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