Buzzards art this week was creating 'Nature Sculptures'.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
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
Monday 4th January
Topic Dress Up Day
Come to school dressed as a princess, knight or dragon.
Week 9th November
Week 21st September
This week Year 1 starting learning about The Little Red Hen and Year 2 learned about Character Description.
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.
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.
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
Friday 22nd May
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.
Friday 15th May
Hi Everyone. I have uploaded new Home Learning documents for next week. Have a good weekend!
Friday 8th May
Hello everyone. New home learning resources are added on the Homework page. Happy weekend.
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.
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.
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
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.