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We love practical maths! - making teen numbers

Buzzards art this week was creating 'Nature Sculptures'.


Lego Team Building Activity - What can you build?

Year 2 Maths - Practical Maths

After performing a little assembly to their parents, the children and their parents took part in an arts and crafts session. I think you will agree that the 'shoebox habitats' look fantastic. Well done everybody! I hope you all enjoyed it! 

Shoebox Habitats

This term we are carrying on our 'hot and cold theme'. In Science we have been learning about different habitats and how animals adapt to the climate and place in which they live. The children carried out a little experiment about camels feet, using salt (pretend sand), a small pin and a large circle. They learnt that when an object has a wide surface area, it spreads across the sand’s surface and doesn’t sink in. An object with a smaller surface area (such as the pin) will sink in because it more easily fits in the gaps between the grains of sand.


In Maths we have been learning how to find 3/4 of a shape and number. The children learnt how to find 1/4, 2/4 and then 3/4's. They used cubes in order to help them to understand this tricky concept. 

Spring Term Activities

17th March - The children enjoying the new book corner.

11th March - Maths investigations - Tally charts - Which is your favourite fruit? apple? banana? orange? .....

Monday 7th March - Let's make a fruit salad .........Yum!

Maths - multiplication using groups and arrays

Where is the UK? Where is China?

W/C 10th January 

So much as a slowly getting back in to it.....I apologise if they all seem a little tired by Friday. I am working them hard :)  This week the children have been finishing up some writing from last term. They have also completed their Geography unit on the continents, oceans and the UK.  The children really enjoyed trying to say the name of the welsh village of  Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch. We managed to find a Weather reporter saying it. Can you say it? Also, see if your children can tell you any of the capital cities in the UK. 


in Maths, the children have been using counting back, numbers lines and dienes to solve subtractions sentences. Please try to do some daily counting ( in the 

car), mental maths with your children. 

In Art and science we have started our new topic of 'Keeping healthy'. The children have been learning to draw fruit and use the pointillism style to colour them in and the stages of growth in humans for science. 




W/C 22nd November

Maths - The children have been working super hard this week. Our focus this half term is addition and subtraction. The children have been comparing some quite tricky number sentences today. For example 8+8 _______ 20-2. The children had to use the comparing symbols = >< in the middle to make the sentence correct. 


English - The children have been busy learning Bob's Diary entry using talk for writing. They are currently learning his diary entry off by heart and next week they will start to make changes to his, in order to then create their own. 


DT- The children managed to finish off their moon buggies this week. Lots of great ideas and discussions about how to make their buggies move. Next week the children will be evaluating their creations, thinking about what went well and also what they may have done differently. 


Science - The children enjoyed being scientists again this week. They all had to test different materials with drops of water, in order to see which ones were absorbent and which weren't. 

Moon Buggies

The Clayaliens have landed........

W/C 18th October - Papier Mache Planets

13th October - Fun in the Space Dome!

Week 5 W/C 4/10/21

Week 4 W/C 27/9/21

Week 3 W/C 20/9/21

What a busy week! The children have been amazing at retelling the story of 'BEEGU' with actions. We have had lots of practise at writing sentences with the conjunctions and, but, or and so, as we are preparing to write a character description on Beegu using some of them. We have also recapped what a noun and adjective is and have come up with some exciting adjectives for Beegu. 


In Maths we have continued to look at representing numbers to 100. We have used lots of practical resources in order to help us fully understand our tens and our ones.


In Science we have been looking at different materials and in History we have started learning about Neil Armstrong. Did you know he was only 16 when he got his pilots licence?


On Tuesday they started making their paper mache planets with Mrs Miller.


Don't forget number bonds test on Tuesday and spellings on Friday! 


Have a lovely weekend! 

Week 3 W/C 20/9/21

Week 2 13/9/21 


The children have had a busy first full week back. They have settled well and have adapted well to the changes within the classroom and daily routine.  


In Literacy we have been learning to retell the story of 'Beegu' using actions that the children have come up with themselves. At the end of this unit the children will be writing their own alien story using the Beegu story structure to help them. I will get the children to share these with you when they are finished. 


In Maths we have just started our unit on Place Value. Everyday we are practising our mental maths - number bonds to 10 and 20 on Hit the Button. Please encourage your children to do this at home too. I will send out a letter explaining maths homework/number bonds this week. 


We have started our topic of 'Space' and the children have been learning all about our planet Earth. Over the next few weeks the children will be making paper mache planets for us to hang in the classroom with Mrs Miller. 


Please remember to send your child in with a mug (if you haven't already). 


Have a lovely weekend! 



Welcome Back! 

The children have settled in really quickly this week and have come back looking well rested and ready for the new academic year. 


Over the last couple of days we have been discussing our classroom rules and learning about what makes a good learning environment within the classroom. Some of the pictures below are freeze frames of the children practising these rules.


On Friday, we read a lovely book called 'The Dot' by Peter Reynolds, which is about a little girl called Vashti who thinks she can not draw. Her teacher thinks otherwise. After drawing just a dot on a piece of paper, which is then framed by her teacher Vashti knows that she can make her dot even better. So she decides to draw all different kinds of wonderful dots.


Buzzards class had a go at making their own dots, some chose to do another one to see if they could improve it and make it any better. After this, we discussed that it's okay to find things tricky, but to keep trying. We also talked about using the phrase 'I can't do it YET!' 


Next week we will slowly start to follow our class timetable. 

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs O'Leary 

Week 1 6/9/21

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Summer Term

Using the outdoor classroom for some 'Acting'

We have some vegetable and flower seeds to plant! Today we found out about edible plants. We were already very knowledgeable because of our Farming Topic in the Autumn Term. We have planted some herbs in pots which we hope to sell.

Spring 2021

Our Science topic for the Summer Term will be plants. In preparation for this we have planted sunflower seeds, cleared all the pots ready for planting and planted some potatoes so we can observe how they grow.

Cricket coaching has been great fun! Our bowling and batting has really improved!

The costumes were amazing today! A great collection of knights, dragons and princesses arrived for our topic wow day.

Monday 4th January

Topic Dress Up Day

Come to school dressed as a princess, knight or dragon.

Week 6th December 

Today we made sure the roof was waterproof. Then our house had to withstand the fan so we could check that it would be safe for The Three Little Pigs!

We started to make a suitable house for the Three Little Pigs. On Thursday we will make sure our houses have a waterproof roof.

Week 30th November

Then it was Year 2s turn. They made some REALLY revolting sandwiches!

Year 1 had great fun today creating their own ‘Disgusting Sandwich’.

Week 23rd November

We have explored materials to see if they will stretch, squash and bend.

We enjoyed the sunshine to draw Autumn trees for our ‘Seasons Study’.

Week 9th November 


Today we wrote about Remembrance Day. We couldn't buy poppies this year so Mrs Palmer made us some (and donated to The Poppy Appeal).

We are loving our new book The Disgusting Sandwich! Mrs Palmer found a disgusting sandwich outside and we all agreed that it was DISGUSTING!

Week 12th October

William reviewed his book this week. He chose it because he loves dogs. We enjoyed all of the rhyming words.

Week 5th October

We played pirates in PE. This helped us to improve our co-ordination to do two things at once (running and holding a ball) and working as a team to take turns.

Our book review this week was a Horrid Henry book. We all laughed a lot!

As part of our Farming in Somerset topic, we investigated products to see if they were made in Somerset or not. We found the places in Somerset on a map.

Week 28th September 

We have dodged the raindrops this week to run as many 'Golden Miles' as we can. Also, in PE, Miss Storey has been teaching us about keeping our bodies healthy so we are eating lots of fruit at break time!

We are all loving our new 'Book Bag' books. They closely match the phonic scheme and we take them home to read to consolidate our learning at school.

We found out about old farming methods when they used horses instead of tractors! We also learnt about what different farm animals give us.

It was very wet at lunchtime today so we watched a Tractor Ted DVD all about harvesting vegetables. It was very helpful for our topic learning.

Week 21st September 

This week Year 1 starting learning about The Little Red Hen and Year 2 learned about Character Description. 

Albie chose The World's Worst Children for this book review. He loves the book because it is so funny. We thought so too when Mrs Palmer read a chapter.

Sequencing The Little Red Hen

Our handwriting is becoming beautiful and Year 2 are making sure they know their key words!

Week 7th September 


We have had a busy first week back!  We began our 'Farming in Somerset' topic, played listening games, had stories and enjoyed our first PE lesson with Miss Storey.

We thought about if a mammal, bird or reptile came from an egg or not!

Sorting animals into Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores

We have made a reading area outside

We have been reading our holiday diaries

Completing Puzzles

Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Our last day in Year 1. We did some experiments with colour using paper towels and food colouring.

We had a great last PE lesson. We all got a bit wet including Miss Storey!

Tuesday 14th July. We made lion collages!

Today we spotted a grasshopper! It stayed very still when it sensed us!

We have been learning about the King of the Jungle! Today we used charcoal to draw the Lion's head. We all got a bit messy but our pictures were brilliant!

We found lots of leaves in our wooded area and grounds. Then we used them to make beautiful leaf prints.

Jemima has been learning about Africa at home. Look at her amazing food web and Kenyan flag.

We have been very busy learning about the continent of Africa. We weren't too sure about the elephant poo notepad that Mrs Palmer brought in!

Thursday 18th June


Hello everyone.  Packs are ready to be collected tomorrow (Friday) between 9am and 3pm.  Please email me if you have any queries and remember to send me pictures.  Best wishes.

Mrs Palmer

Thursday 27th May


Hello Year 2 Parents.  I have just sent you all an email.  I would be grateful if you could send me a quick reply so that I know everyone has received it.  Thank you smiley 

Sophia wrote a very entertaining story and created a super Great Fire of London timeline.

A super story from Harry B and great topic work!

Friday 22nd May


Hello everyone.


It is likely that I will be back at school after the Half Term, with the Year 1 children, but we will have a better idea by the end of next week.  Please bear with me until then with regards to Home Learning from 1st June onwards.   Year 2 parents, please can you keep an eye out for an email I will send today.  Hope you all have a lovely half term and the sun continues to shine.


Mrs Palmer

Friday 15th May


Hi Everyone.  I have uploaded new Home Learning documents for next week.  Have a good weekend!


Mrs Palmer

New Home Learning pictures 15th May. Buzzards' children have been trying super hard with their spellings and maths challenge. Albie made a calendar to help him learn how to spell the months of the year. Adam wrote some fantastic sentences to describe his monster. Well done to everyone who is doing their home learning. Keep sending me pictures!

Friday 8th May


Hello everyone.  New home learning resources are added on the Homework page.  Happy weekend. 

New home learning pictures

Friday 1st May

Hello everyone.  I have put new home learning in the Homework section.  The game to play for topic this week is brilliant.  I really enjoyed playing it and I am sure you will too!  Have a lovely weekend and keep sending me your pictures. 

Super spelling

Monday 27th April There has been lots more learning going on and Albie has lost a tooth! Has anyone else? Please keep your amazing Great Fire of London artwork so we can make a display when we come back to school.

Great Fire of London Artwork

Friday 24th April

Hello Buzzards!  New learning for next week has been added in the Homework Section.  Instructions are on the 'Summer Term Plan' in the Homework Section.  

Photos sent in by Buzzards!

Friday 17th April


New home learning is added in the Homework section ready for Monday.  Any questions, please do email me.  Take care.  Mrs Palmer smiley

The ipad definitely made the bread the most mouldy! We need to clean our ipads more often!

Some extra home learning!

2nd April.  

Thank you to those who have sent pictures to me.  Have a look below to see what your friends have been doing this week!  If you need to be more challenged in maths, have a look in the homework section at Maths Puzzles and Challenges. 

30th March Fantastic work and creativity this week. Please keep sending me pictures of any learning - including cooking, outdoor, art etc. I would love to see what you are all doing!

UPDATE! The bread which is already going mouldy is the one we wiped on the IPAD! Check back next Monday to see what has happened between now and then!

Thank you for emailing me your home learning. Keep it up everyone! Well done Chloe, Rupert and Florence. Look back tomorrow to see what has happened to the bread!

We have been getting out in the fresh air and running the Golden Mile

Year 2 have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes. They can identify their names, number of sides, number of vertices and if they have vertical symmetry or not!

Our Science Topic includes keeping ourselves healthy. Nurses have been to school to show us how to wash our hands and we have carried out an investigation to observe the impact of bacteria.

We love reading and we have enjoyed DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read)

Year 2 have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes. They made them using straws.

We started our new Science topic - Amazing Bodies. We started by drawing a body and labelling it.