Our busy week commencing 16.4.18
A big thank you to all the children who practised their spellings over the Easter holiday ready for the spelling competition. The children did really well. thank you to parents and carers for their support. We have a lot of marking to do! We will be sending home the children's answer sheets so that you can see which words - if any - still need some extra work.
We have started to learn a new talk for writing text on instructions. If your child can practise at home it would really help support their writing in school.
The text map is on the right and there is a video below to use as a prompt.
As part of our talk for writing work, we have been discussing the words
climate canopy weave vine
Can you talk about them at home too?
Our busy week commencing 25.3.18
We have had an eggcellent day decorating our eggs. The children have been so creative. Thanks to all pupils, parents and carers for their help!
All the children have been looking at 2d and 3d shapes.
Could you look at the picture below and discuss the shapes with your child?
For the 2d shapes, they should be able to identify the shape and answer questions about the number of sides and vertices (corners).
For the 3d shapes, they should be able to identify the shape and answer questions about the shape and number of faces, the vertices and the edges.
Play this game to help. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/shapes/play/
Don't forget to practise the words for the spelling competition.
There are some super prizes available.
If you have lost your list you can print out a copy from the children's menu on the home page of the website.
We have looked at some lovely poetry to celebrate the beginning of spring. Would you read it at home and discuss too?
And the garden is changing its clothes,
Its dark winter suits,
Its dull scarves
And drab brown overcoats.
Now, it wraps itself in green shoots,
Slips on blouses
Sleeved with pink and white blossom,
Pulls on skirts of daffodil and primrose,
Snowdrop socks and purple crocus shoes,
Then dances in the sunlight.
By John Foster
What Is The Sun?
the Sun is an orange dinghy
sailing across a calm sea
it is a gold coin
dropped down a drain in Heaven
the Sun is a yellow beach ball
kicked high into the summer sky
it is a red thumb-print
on a sheet of pale blue paper
the Sun is a milk bottle's gold top
floating in a puddle.
By Wes Magee
Year 1 SPAG Challenge
Write the plural of one of these words by adding 's' to show there is more than one e.g. sweet - sweets.
dog cow shark parrot
Now put the new word into a sentence and bring it to school to share e.g. I am eating the sweets I got for my birthday.
Year 2 SPAG Challenge
Can you change the just the nouns in this sentence, to make a new sentence?
The queen gave the goblin her ring.
Please write it neatly and bring it to school to share
e.g. The witch gave the cat her milk.
Our busy week commencing 19.2.18
What an exciting start to the week! We came in to find our school covered in posters asking us to look out for this awful villain.
Then we received a letter from Queen Rosalind of Fairy Tale Land who told us about her experiences and asked us to learn her story. Over the next weeks the children will be telling the story at home so stay tuned!
Whilst we were discussing Queen Rosalind's story we learnt the following words. Can you try using them at home?
boasted annoyed disappointed shocked
In maths, the Year 1 children have been finding half of a shape or number. You can practise the game we played today by clicking on the link below. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Our busy week commencing 5.2.18
This week the children enjoyed meeting Yazi and learning a little about her culture.
We finished our information texts about moving models and completed our fantastic wheeled vehicles. We hope you enjoy playing with these at home. Please have a restful half term but don't forget the handwriting books, the spelling and of course the reading!
Our busy week commencing 19.1.18
This week we have been working on our moving vehicles and we have finished learning our model text about tractors. All children should have brought home a text map on Friday. Please can you practise it at home? It will really help with your writing next week. There is a video below to help if you forget.
Other homework - please practise spellings and handwriting in the home handwriting book. Don't forget to read!
Can you use these words at home?
tyres treads plough invented majority
Our busy week commencing 15.1.18
This week we were excited to welcome Mr Mariss and his tractor to get our transport topic off to a roaring start! We will be using this experience to help construct an information text about tractors and move on to writing information texts about other vehicles. See the pictures below.
Homework - thank you so much to children who have been practising in their home handwriting books. Don't forget to read each day and practise your spellings too. Check out the 'new words' section below and try to use the words at home. If you can write a sentence using one of the words bring it in for us to see!
Happy New Year!
Our busy week commencing 8.1.18
Welcome back to school everybody. Mrs Bramley,
Mrs Thexton, Mrs Wales and Miss Welsh would like to say a big thank you for all the Christmas presents. You are very kind and it is much appreciated.
This term we will be thinking about moving vehicles and have begun to make our own models - see the pictures below. Next week, please could your child bring in a small box to help make the frame for their design. No bigger than a shoe box please. Thank you.
Can you remember what these words mean? Try to use them in a sentence.
Home Handwriting Books
We have moved on to words in the home handwriting books. Please complete each week and bring back into school for a small treat on Friday. Don't forget to look at the videos at the top of this page if you have forgotten how to form a letter.
The Y2s set up a mini shop this week and sold books to their friends. The customers could only pay with 20p, £1, £10 or £20 and we practised giving change.
Merry Christmas Everybody!!
Thanks to all parents and carers for your support during the last week. The children really enjoyed the pantomime and showed us their best dance moves at the Christmas party. See the pics below....
All the staff in Germany class would like to thank you for all our lovely cards and presents.
We have uploaded the last video of 2017 onto the handwriting stars and it would be great if you could find time to practise over the holidays. Keep reading, telling the time and have a super holiday.
Our busy week commencing 11.12.17
Thank you to all the children and parents for supporting our Christmas play. I'm sure you will agree that the children did a brilliant job and we hope you enjoyed the performances. Please remember to practise your handwriting, spellings and reading whilst you get ready for Christmas!!!
Please ask your child questions like....
What time do we have breakfast?
What time do we have lunch?
What time do I pick you up from school?
What time do you go to youth club?
How long does Brownies last?
How many sleeps until Christmas?
We have been enjoying the nonsense poetry of Spike Milligan and making up our own versions.
Here is one by the Y2s
On the Bing Bang Bong
On the Bing Bang Bong
Where the hens go wrong!
And the gorillas all say BOO!
On the Bong Bang Bing
Where the pug goes Ping
And the jug goes tigger tagger too!
On the Bing Bong Bang
Where the clothes go Clang
And you just can't wear 'em when they do.
So its Bing Bang Bong
Hens go wrong
Bong Bang Bing
The pug goes Ping
Bong Bong Bang
The clothes go Clang.
What a noisy place to belong
Is the Bing Bang Bing Bang Bong!
Our busy week commencing 4.12.17
Brrrrrr! It has been cold this week with more chilly weather on the way. Please make sure you come to school with hat and gloves so that you can enjoy playing outside. This week we have given our first Nativity performance to the children from Fieldside Day Nursery. All the children did brilliantly and we are looking forward to more performances next week!
Click on to the handwriting star to practise your homework. We have moved on to numbers now.
The Y2s have learnt more about time. We have moved on to quarter past and quarter to the hour. We have also been comparing analogue clocks with digital clocks. Telling the time accurately takes a LOT of practice. Please can you help at home? We have also been asking questions like....I get on the bus at 3 o'clock and the journey takes 15 minutes. What time will I arrive at my destination? Can you try some of these at home?
Our busy week commencing 27.11.17
Christmas has definitely arrived in Germany class this week! Thank you to all children and parents who supported the Christmas Fayre. We had a very busy, happy afternoon! Don't forget to practise your handwriting. The final two letters of the alphabet have been loaded onto the handwriting star. Also, please could you check that you are practising spellings at home? Children usually have about 5 or 6 words using the sounds they are learning in phonics and spellings. Thank you!
Our nativity show is looking really lovely. You are all in for a treat.
** Don't forget to send costumes in on Monday **
And keep on practising your lines and the second verse of Twinkle Twinkle (below).
When the blazing sun has gone,
When he nothing shines upon.
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle twinkle all the night.
Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.
The Y1s have been discussing the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.
Can you play this game to help?
The Y2s have made a start on time. We have worked on 'o' clock times and half past. Y2 children should ideally be able to read a clock showing quarter to and quarter past.
Can you ask questions about time at home - including the time we do various things - like have breakfast, go to youth club.
Can you use the following game to help?
Our busy week commencing 20.11.17
Can you practise the second verse of Twinkle Twinkle little star at home? The words are below to remind you.
Don't forget to work on your handwriting. Click on the videos above to help.
Here are some words we have discussed this week. Can you try to use them at home too?
rejoice on duty blazing straggly tentacles
Our busy week commencing 13.11.17
This week we have been sorting out parts for our Christmas play and learning our songs. Please don't forget to practise your handwriting!
Our busy week commencing 6.11.17
This week we have learnt about Remembrance Sunday in assembly. We have been working hard on learning our new story, Little Charlie. See if your child can tell you any of the story so far. There is a video below to help if they get stuck. Homework - don't forget to practise handwriting. The letters are in the book and the formation can be seen on the videos. Click on the start at the top of this page to watch. Thank you for your support.
This week the Y1s and the Y2s have been looking at money. We have been trying to remember the coins we have and the coins we don't have (there is no 4p coin or 6p coin!!) and using them to make different amounts.
It would be so helpful if you could play shops at home and ask children to use real or fake coins to pay for things; finding the exact amount.
It would also be helpful if you could ask questions like....
We watched a video of some pigeons flying and tried to come up with some better verbs than 'flew'. We came up with:
swooped swirled whooshed whirled fluttered plunged plummeted
Can you try to use these words at home?
Our busy week commencing 30.11.17
Welcome back everybody! This week we have been settling back into our routines and started learning a new story about Little Charlie. Can you tell your grown up the story so far?
Poem of the week
We have all been revising our doubles to 20. Can you practise and practise so that you can do these instantly? It would really help you do lots of calculations quickly.
Try this game
The following words have come up this week in our class discussions and stories. Can you try to use them at home?
sly fierce shadowy
Our busy week commencing 18.9.17
Well done to all the children for a fabulous harvest festival. The children performed beautifully and thanks for all the support from families and friends.
We hope you have a lovely half term holiday. Don't forget to practise your handwriting in your home handwriting books. Remember there are videos to help if you click on the star at the top of the page.
We have been moving around the classroom exploring different verbs this week. Can you show your grown up some....
strutting, prowling, wandering, stalking?
We have also been discussing adjectives for fruit and vegetables. Can you try using these words at home so we don't forget them?
succulent, tangy, ripe, fleshy, creamy, plump
The Y2s have been adding 10 to any two digit number.
For example 33 + 10 = 43
We have then moved on to adding 20.
For example 33 + 20 = 53.
We have noticed the pattern - the number in the tens column changes, but the number in the ones column stays the same.
We have reversed this and noticed the same pattern for subtraction.
For example 62 - 10 = 52 62 - 20 = 42
We have used this knowledge to help us add and subtract 'near tens' such as 54 + 11 = (add on 10 and then another 1) 65
67 - 22 = (take away 20, then another 2) 45
Any practice of these skills would be super!
Our busy week commencing 9.13.17
This week we have been learning more about our bodies and the wonderful things we can do with them!
We have been practising for the harvest festival and look forward to seeing you on Friday in the church.
We are excited that Sophie will be travelling to Germany next week and will be spending a day in a German school. Our children have prepared a video for Sophie to show which gives a flavour of our school and we are hoping the German children will do the same. Click on the link below to view the video.
Here are the questions we would like Sophie to investigate
Good luck Sophie, we look forward to hearing your report!
Our busy week commencing 2.10.17
This week we have finished our own newspaper reports based on The Smartest Giant and started to learn our harvest song.
Please continue to practise handwriting at home - we have already seen an improvement.
This week we have been discussing the words
applause standing ovation sneakily sly
Can you discuss them at home?
The Y2s have been finding 10 more and 10 less than any two digit number. They have a homework sheet in their bookbags to complete if they like, but this is optional!
We discovered in this session that children did not understand the idea of a 'sale'. They struggled with the idea that a shop might sell something cheaper on a certain day. Any discussions you can have at home about this would help. Thank you.
Our busy week commencing 25.9.17
This week the whole class took part in a fantastic Germany assembly. Well done to all the children for practising their parts at home; they did brilliantly.
On Friday, we talked about democracy and voted Madison Turner, Jack Whitehead and Daisy Falkingham as our representatives for the School Council.
We reflected on our house team day and thought about the qualities a good house captain and vice captain would need. Then we listened to speeches from the candidates and exercised our right to vote again!
Thank you to all parents who sponsored children for the assault course, we have stamped the forms and sent then back. We would be so grateful if you could return them with the funds.
A final thank you for the support on the handwriting homework. The majority of the children proudly presented their homework book on Friday and the next video has been loaded to the handwriting star. Responding to requests, Mrs Wales has done a left handed video to accompany the right handed demonstration. Happy handwriting!!
Play guess the shape at home. For example....I'm thinking of a 2d shape. It has four right angles and four sides. What could it be?
(Answer...a square or a rectangle!)
You should be able to guess the following shapes from simple clues...triangle, square, rectangle, circle, oval, semi-circle, hexagon, octagon, pentagon.
Then try these sorting games.
Our busy week commencing 18.9.17
We have had an exciting week with some special visitors (see below). Our German phrase for this week is
'Auf Wiedersehen' which means 'goodbye'.
We are having a big push on handwriting and you will see a gold star up at the top of our page. Please click on it for your child's handwriting homework. We would be so grateful for your support with this tricky area.
The Y2s have been practising their number bonds to 20. Play a game of 'ping pong' with a grown up. They say a number below 20 and you say the number bond to 20 (eg 5 + 15 = 20).
Also try this fun online game. http://www.ictgames.com/funkymum.html
Words of the week
We have discussed these words during our learning this week.
Can you and your child use them at home?
flu infectious epidemic incident donate
Our busy week commencing 10.9.17
Our German phrase of the week is 'Guten Tag'.
Can you practise saying it at home?
We have been practising our number bonds to 10. Grown ups....why not hold up a number of fingers and ask your child to hold up the number bond to 10.
eg you hold up 2 fingers and they hold up 8.
The Y2s have been extending this to number bonds to 100.
20 + 80 = 100
Week commencing 4.9.2017 Welcome, or should we say 'Willkommen' to Germany class! Each week we will have a German phrase to learn. This week it is 'Hallo, wie geht es dir?'
Can you find out what it means?
Words of the week!
We have discussed these words during our learning this week.
Can you and your child use them at home?
vibrate gown curious grouse