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Good afternoon all


This week’s learning:

English

We have worked super hard this week at trying to write our stories. Some children have written stories, and some children have practiced sentence structure. We changed the Oliver Twist story to our own imaginative characters and settings and there have been some brilliant suggestions!





Maths:

This week Year 1’s have begun to explore place value. They have been working hard counting to 20, counting back from 20 and counting on starting from different numbers. They have also started to look at how many tens and ones are in different numbers.  

This week Year 2’s have been continuing to explore money. They have worked really hard  to work out the change they would be given if spending money in a shop. We have looked at how we can solve this using addition and subtraction.

Learning Adventure:

Our Question this half term is: What happened in Victorian times?

This week we have explored Victorian schools– We were so shocked at some of the information we have learnt. Ask your children to tell you a fact about Victorian schools!  We compared modern day schools and schools in the past and we also made a slate board and wrote interesting Victorian facts on them- it was such fun!

Wild tribe clothes on Monday please/ Mathletics homework has been set

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Hughes , Mrs Tromans and Mrs Stone 

 


 

Friday 20th November 2020 

Good afternoon everyone

Happy Friday!

Christmas cards- if you would like to purchase your children's Christmas cards then the order must be back on Monday 23rd November - Many thanks. 

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday was a great success, thank you so much to everyone for putting so much thought into the outfits – EVERYONE LOOKED AMAZING!

This week’s learning:

English

We have continued exploring storytelling and this week the children have looked at different settings, different characters, and dilemmas within a story. They have explored how to structure a story, using a story mountain. All children have been thinking really hard about what kind of story they would like to write next week.

Maths:

This week Year 1’s have began to explore 2d and 3d shapes and their properties. The children have had a shape quiz and learnt 2d and 3d shape songs- which we loved singing. The children have completed some great work in their books about the different shapes and have worked really hard.

This week Year 2’s have been continuing to explore money. All children have worked hard to make different amounts using different coins and notes. They have also been making different amounts and then comparing them to see which amount is greater, less or the same as. They have also been choosing two items to buy and figuring out how much money they would need to buy both items.

Science:

This week we have continued to explore different materials however we have looked at the different properties of materials this week and found out whether they are hard, soft, bumpy, rough, smooth and transparent.

RE:

In RE this week we continued to look at the celebration Diwali and the children loved making Diya’s from clay- Miss Parris will kindly fire them for us and we will paint them in time for bringing them home at the end of term.

Learning Adventure:

Our Question this half term is: What happened in Victorian times?

This week we have explored Victorian toys – some children brought in toys from home and we looked at these toys and discussed how different they may be from Victorian toys. We then looked at some information on Victorian toys. We compared Victorian dolls to modern-day dolls. On Thursday we made our own Victorian toy – a cup and ball game.

Wild Tribe:

As per the note that went home can the children bring in either an old carrot OR an old potato for Monday’s Wild Tribe with Mr Jones- thank you.

Wild tribe clothes on Monday please/ Mathletics homework has been set

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Hughes , Mrs Tromans and Mrs Stone 

 


 

Friday 13th November 2020 

Good afternoon everyone

We hope you have had a lovely week; we certainly have!

Christmas box

The Christmas card box will be a little different this year for 1/2H. If your child brings in cards, we have our own Christmas card box in class where the cards will be posted. These cards will remain in the box until the last day of term and will then be handed out. This will allow the cards to be quarantined for several days before being given out thus reducing any cross contamination. Can all Christmas cards be in by Tuesday 15th December this is to ensure the cards have enough quarantine time before being handed out. Thank you for your support.

Wacky Wednesday

On Wednesday 18th November we are having a ‘Wacky Wednesday ‘day in honour of antibullying week. For a small donation, the children can come to school dressed a little wacky or a lot wacky!  All money will be going to a school pet.

This week’s learning:

English

We have continued exploring storytelling and this week the children have listened to and read lots of stories, they have explored sequencing stories and thinking of some amazing sentence starters for different stories. Today we used our drama skills to act out parts of the Oliver Twist story.

Maths:

Year 1’s have continued to learn about subtraction and have been finding the difference between two sets of objects using subtraction. They have also started to compare subtraction facts and say whether they are greater than or less than for instance is 10-2 greater than or less than 5-1.

Year 2’s have been exploring money this week. They have worked hard to recognise different values of money and ordering the values. The children worked in pairs and were given an amount of money and then asked to find different ways to make that amount using different coins.

Science:

This week we found lots of objects in and around our classroom and discovered what material they were made from. We were surprised at some objects. The children carefully drew and labelled objects and materials in their books.

Learning Adventure:

Our Question this half term is: What happened in Victorian times?

This week we have been exploring and comparing Victorian houses and modern-day houses. We learnt lots of facts about Victorian houses. The children wrote and drew a fact file . On Thursday the children used art skills to draw Victorian houses using two types of medium. Some children used crayons and chalk, some used pencil and felt tip. The drawings are amazing!  

FOR LEARNING ADVENTURE ON WEDNESDAY (18th) CAN EACH CHILD BRING IN THEIR FAVOURITE SMALL TOY IN A CARRIER BAG/BOOK BAG- ONLY THEY WILL TOUCH THEIR TOY DURING THE LESSON. 

Remembrance Day

The children explored why we have Remembrance Day and we had lots of discussion about relatives that may have been in the wars. We also made lovely poppies.

 

Wild tribe clothes on Monday please/ Mathletics homework has been set

Have a lovely weekend everyone

Miss Hughes , Mrs Tromans and Mrs Stone 

 


 

Friday 6th November 2020 

Good afternoon everyone

What a wonderful first week back we have had.

The children have worked so hard with all their learning and have had lots of fun.

Can I please remind everyone to read with their children at home and write in the reading records that you have done so, we have had lots of empty reading records and cannot change their books until they have read at home and have progressed through the book that has been given- thank you

This week’s learning:

English

We have started a new genre of Story Writing and this week we have started to look at the story of Oliver Twist. The children have been exploring contractions and verbs and have looked at how we use a blurb to give us an incite of what a book may be about, before we read it.

Maths:

Year 1’s have been learning about subtraction and have used part whole models and number lines to work out some subtraction calculations.

Year 2’s have been working really hard to complete addition and subtraction calculations using the column method and exchanging!

Science:

We have started our new topic of materials and this week we looked at lots of different objects in the class and what they were made of.

Learning Adventure:

Our Question this half term is: What happened in Victorian times?

This week the children looked at some information about Victorians and then wrote notes about what they would like to learn this half term. So far, the children are interested to learn about food in Victorian times, inventions, Queen Victoria, schools then and now and Victorian homes. On Thursday we completed a timeline together and showed when the Victorian times started and when they ended.

Please remember that all children in 1/2H will be having Wild Tribe time on Monday so need to come to school dressed in warm clothes that are ok to get dirty. Please ensure they are long trousers and long-sleeved tops. Children can also bring wellies and waterproofs in a named bag

Mathletics homework has been set

Have a lovely weekend all

Miss Hughes , Mrs Tromans and Mrs Stone 

 


 

Monday 2nd November 

Good afternoon everyone
We hope you have all had a lovely half term break. 


We very much look forward to seeing all the children back to school tomorrow. 

Just a couple of points to note:
  • Please remember to line up on the yellow lines along the wall when dropping and collecting your child , this allows social distancing and also allows the reception children to walk alongside the hedge to get to their drop off/collection point. 
  • Please remember to social distance at all times

Monday afternoons:
This half term 1/2H are very lucky to be taking part in WILD TRIBE with Mr Jones. Please see the attached flyer with relevant information on. A letter and flyer will also come home with your children tomorrow. 
Just to clarify on a Monday  children must wear a long sleeve top and long trousers to school ( this can be old clothes ,as stated in the flyer they will get dirty) a named bag should be sent in with wellies and waterproofs in. It is advised that warm clothes are worn as the weather turns colder. 
This is a fantastic opportunity for our class and we are very excited , if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

We will see you all tomorrow morning 
Miss Hughes, Mrs Tromans  and Mrs Stone 



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Friday 23rd October 2020 

Good afternoon all

Well we have reached the end of this half term. What a fantastic half term it has been. Can I please just take a moment to thank you all for your support since returning in September. It has been a different for us all  however I am so proud of the children and how well they have adapted to the changes. These times continue to be challenging and we will continue to communicate with you if and when there are any changes along the way. I believe we have all worked amazingly well together to ensure all the children are safe and happy, so thank you.

 

This week’s learning:

English

This week we have been learning about lists using commas, captions, and labels. The children have worked hard, and I have seen some amazing lists of what favourite food the children all have.

Maths

In Maths year 1’s have been progressing their addition skills and year 2’s have learnt how to complete column addition. All children have worked super hard in maths this week.

Science

This week the children loved going into the forest school and making their very own mini beast habitats. We even had some mini beats in the habitats before we left the forest school area- FAB!

Learning Adventure

Our theme of The Great Fire of London came to an exciting end yesterday. We spent this week making houses from the 1600’s and yesterday we predicted if our houses would take as long to burn as the houses in 1666! The predictions ranged from 3 minutes – half a day. We went to the forest school spoke about fire safety and then Miss Hughes set the houses alight! The result was ……………ONE MINUTE AND FOUR SECONDS!  The children loved this activity, and it was a lovely end to our learning adventure question.

Mathletics activities have been set for this week ( remember to only complete the ones set please). 

We hope that you all have a wonderful half term, we look forward to hearing about your adventures when we see you all on Tuesday 3rd November

Happy half term!

Miss Hughes, Mrs Tromans and Mrs Stone

 

 


 

Friday 15th October 2020 

Good afternoon everyone

We hope you have had a lovely week- we have!

This week’s learning:

Phonics:

The children are continuing to do so well separating into their phonic groups and nearly every child comes back with a dojo because they have been ready to learn and have worked really hard – well done everyone.

English:

This week we have been writing a series of mini diary entries ready for our final diary entry today from the point of view of Samuel Pepys.

This week we have learnt about writing in chronological order, first person, past tense and using explanation when writing ( yr2). The children have worked so hard and each day they have tried so hard to remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces when writing.

Maths:

This week year ones have continued to work on part, part whole models and bar models when looking at number bonds. Year twos have revisited adding and subtracting ten to a 2-digit number and have been recalling times tables knowledge when working out maths tasks.

Learning Adventure:

This week we have linked our learning adventure to art and history. We have been looking at mark making with crayons and paint. Did you know there were lots of ways to use a crayon?

The children created beautiful and detailed pictures of the Great Fire of London using crayons and paints.

Spellings:

The children are getting used to having a spelling quiz on a Friday morning now and tried so hard this week- please remember to practice as much as you can. You do not have to practice the whole list in one night, feel free to break the list into chunks. Please also refer to previous blog about strategies you can use to practice.

Science:

We have been looking at Mini beasts and their micro habitats this week- we learnt lots of new facts. Next week we are making mini beast homes so please can you:

·         REMEMBER TO BRING A 2 LITRE BOTTLE FOR MONDAY (IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY)

·         PLEASE BRING WELLIES INTO SCHOOL FOR TUESDAY (IN A CARRIER BAG)

Mathletics homework has been set-well done to those of you who have completed your tasks. Remember to only complete the ones that are set each week. Certificates are generated once you have earned enough points some children received them today - well done. 

Harvest:

We are accepting harvest items up until the 20th of October so please send in anything you can spare.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Hughes, Mrs Tromans and Mrs Stone 

 


 

Friday 9th October 

Good afternoon

Our learning this week has been super fun!

English:

We have started to look at how we write a diary entry and for year 2’s using explanation with their diary entries. Our goal is that next week we will write a diary entry from the point of view of someone that was at the Great Fire of London.

This week we have looked in detail at conjunctions and time connectives ( Year 1's and 2's) and extending to year 2's using subordinate conjunctions and formal language. We have been reading the text ‘Farmer Duck’. The children have worked hard at recounting Ducks endless jobs- he lived with a very bossy farmer who made him do all the work. The children worked with their bubble partners too discuss and plan a way to help duck. Everyone has been practicing and revisiting how to use capital letters, full stops, and finger spaces in their work.

Maths:

Year 1’s have been learning about part whole models this week and have worked really hard making parts from a whole.

Year 2’s have been practicing and completing activities around their 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.

They have all worked super hard, even when a little tricky!

Learning Adventure:

This week we have looked at the Fire service ‘then ‘and ‘now’.

The children have looked at uniform, equipment and when the fire service was founded. On Thursday we re-enacted how the people would have used a leather bucket (that miss Hughes’ dad kindly made the class) to get water from the river to the burning houses during the Great Fire of London.

We then split into teams; Mrs Tromans team made a bucket from card Miss Hughes’ team made a bucket from paper. WE then used our scientific thinking and predicted which buckets would leak and which buckets would not! We then tested our buckets to find the results. Miss Hughes got very wet and everyone thought this was vey funny! Our predictions were brilliant.

We have today sent home some info on how to access your child’s Mathletics activities – I will set these activities each Friday and print of the certificates the following week.

Mathletics activities have been set today.

Have a lovely weekend everyone

Miss Hughes, Mrs Tromans and Mrs Stone 

 


 

Friday 2nd October 

Good afternoon everyone

We hope you have had a lovely week?

Just a few housekeeping notes first:

As you are aware, we are trying to minimise contact with different objects in school and cross contamination from school to home to ensure all of our safety. For instance, all children have their own pot with the items they need throughout the day. Just a couple of things we wanted to inform you of:

·         We will not be writing in the reading records daily as we usually would as this would mean us handling the books as well as the children and yourselves- therefore we have been asking the children to handle their reading record and we will stamp ( ‘super star’) to show that we have heard them read, we will also endeavour to stick a label in the record to show what they are reading at school. You will also see a ‘guided reading ‘stamp in the record which will mean that your child has read to an adult individually and as part of a small group.

·        Secondly can we please ask that only book bags, lunch boxes and water bottles are sent into school. Cross contamination and minimising the amount of people that touch belongings is very important in current times, so we are asking for minimal items to be brought into school.  

Thank you so much for your ongoing support in this matter.

Spellings:

Spelling books will be coming home on Monday. Please encourage your child to practice writing their spellings in their book if possible. We will have a spelling practice quiz on a Friday in class.

Spelling practice strategies:

Writing them words in:

·         Sand

·         Shaving foam

·         Making from pasta

·         Rainbow writing (different colour pens)

·         Magnetic letters

Discussing what the words mean and asking your child to put the word into a sentence verbally or by writing.

Spelling games online

Making spelling practice as fun as it can be.

 

This week’s learning:

English

This week we have continued to prepare for writing/drawing a newspaper article about The Great Fire of London. We have looked at Plurals this week. We have learnt when to use question marks and exclamation marks. Year 1’s had sentences to read with an adult and write in the correct punctuation. Year 2’s thought hard to write some questions and sentences about The Great Fire of London and ensure they used a question mark and exclamation mark correctly. We have also thought of a great name for our newspaper, we had lots of suggestions:

Jellyfish Journal, Fire News, School News and many more however we had a vote and the winner was: SCHOOL NEWS!

On Thursday we planned our articles and on Friday we wrote them!

Maths:

In maths this week we have been adding 1-digit numbers (year 1) and 2-digit numbers (year 2). Year 2 have also been adding ten more to larger numbers. We have used number grids and number lines to answer some tricky addition calculations.

Science:

This week we continued our learning about habitats. We know the three things that make a good natural habitat! We matched animals to their different habitats.

Learning adventure:

From the children's suggestions, this week we looked at and compared bakeries from 1666 and now. The children were great at recognising differences in time. On Thursday we pretended to be Thomas Farriner and made bread! We all enjoyed this very much – it was very messy!

A picture attached is off the finished baked loaf from one of our class pupils- well done.

We hope you have a lovely, well rested weekend

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday

Miss Hughes, Mrs Tromans and Mrs Stone 

 


 

Friday 25th September

Good afternoon everyone

We have had a very busy week in 1/2H – its been great fun!

Just a quick note regarding reading books that come home:

The new reading books that come home are Read write Inc book bag books- these books imbed the children’s phonic/reading knowledge that they are learning in their specific groups in class each day.

These books may be shorter however they are specifically designed to ensure the children can secure that level of reading before moving on.

We will also be sending home two books (from the OLD scheme) please be aware that these books are just for added reading at home for enjoyment, reading exposure and extra text. These books do not support the phonic/reading groups in class each day.

We appreciate all your support in ensuring we are progressing your children with their reading, with these books.

This week’s learning:

English:

This week we have been looking at newspaper articles in preparation for writing/creating our own newspaper article next week all about The Great Fire of London. Children have looked at and discovered features of a newspaper such as big bold headings, headings in capital letters, different writing styles, conjunctions, and subordinating conjunctions.

Maths:

We have been concentrating on addition this week.  Year one has been practicing activities around number bonds to 10 and year 2 have been consolidating number bonds to 100. We have also been looking at ‘greater than and less than’. The children are mastering their 6 in 6 questions daily and this is fab progress- well done!

Science:

This week we have learnt what a habitat is and what animals need to survive in their habitats. In the books we chose a habitat labelled it and drew the animals we think may live in that habitat.

Learning Adventure (music and history this week):

We have continued to look at The Great Fire of London this week. The children have learnt lots of facts but have also written and drawn questions of things that they would like to learn regarding this topic over the next few weeks. We have had some fab suggestions!

We also learnt the song ‘London’s Burning’  - we used our voices loud and quietly , we used our hands to clap the rhythm to the London’s Burning song and we also used musical instruments to accompany our singing of the song- it was BRILLLIANT!

We have had a brilliant week!

Just a quick note as you know on a Friday the children leave at 12:30, we have lunch at 12:00.  Can you please ensure your child has a packed lunch or is a school dinner but that if you have decided they are to eat at home after 12:30 can you possibly send in something small so that they have something to eat when everyone else is. If this is the case, please let us know in the morning so we can adjust the dinner register. Thank you.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Hughes, Mrs Tromans and Mrs Stone 

 


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