Weekly Round-up

Thank you very much for your hard work and support during the last few weeks-it has been much appreciated. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back on Monday-not long to go now!

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. We have really enjoyed watching the videos of ‘hot seating’ (Year 2) and of you sharing your favourite stories on World Book day. A big ‘Thank you’ to those who were able to join us for the ‘Live’ meet yesterday and for sharing your books/costumes with us.

In English this week the children have continued their work with ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ (Year 1) and ‘Jack and the Baked Beanstalk’ (Year 2). Children have been analysing pictures, asking/answering questions, sequencing and hot-seating.

In Guided Reading the children have been looking at non-fiction text and building vocabulary as well as writing book reviews. We finished the class text ‘Mr Skip’ by Michael Morpurgo, which was greatly enjoyed. Lots of language has been explored and hopefully this will stick in your ‘sticky knowledge’ so you can use it in your conversation and work!  

In maths the Year 2 children have started looking at multiplication whilst Year 1 have been looking at measuring.

Well done for trying out some of the afternoon activities.

IMPORTANT-PE DAYS

We have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday when the children can come to school in their school PE kit. We have an additional session on Friday but they do not need to come to school in their PE kit on this day.

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

Here are some useful links.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG!

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend.

We won’t be posting any work this weekend because…we will see you on Monday!

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

We hope that you all had a great half term and first week back to remote learning (or school for the key worker children). It has been a week of positives with the news that school we begin again for you all on 8th March-we are really looking forward to this and also being able to see you on our ‘live’ session. It was great to see those who were able to attend but apologies to those of you who had some technical difficulties joining. Fingers crossed that this doesn’t happen next week.

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to ‘Hand-in’ the work, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work.

In English this week the children have started to look at a new text ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ (Year 1) and ‘Jack and the Baked Beanstalk’ (Year 2). A well-loved traditional tale and a beautifully illustrated ‘modern’ adaptation. We have seen some lovely work inspired by these stories.

In Guided Reading the children have been looking at non-fiction text and building vocabulary and we have a new class text ‘Mr Skip’ by Michael Morpurgo. Lots of language has been explored and hopefully this will stick in your ‘sticky knowledge’ so you can use it in your conversation and work!

In maths the Year 2 children have continued looking at money, finding the difference, finding change and problem solving. Year 1 have been looking at ordering numbers and counting in 2s and 5s.

The key worker children took part in Paul Wood’s karate session on Tuesday and it was good to see some familiar faces at home joining in. We have planted our kidney beans and look forward to seeing what happens! The music session this week was ‘interesting’ and we had great fun experimenting with high and low pitches. How did you get on at home?

We have started DT this term and this week we discussed our favourite sandwiches in preparation for designing and making our own.

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What have you done this week to keep active?

Here are some useful links.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG!

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend.

We will post the work for next week on Sunday at 8pm

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

Wow! We made it to half-term! What an interesting term it has been! Not as we had hoped but you have coped amazingly well with the challenge. A HUGE ‘Thank you’ to you and your parents. You all need to make sure that half-term is restful, fun and a week without watching us! Thank you for being such stars.

Thank you!

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to ‘Hand-in’ the work, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work.

In English this week the children have continued to develop their descriptive writing in Year 1 and we have seen some lovely language used. In Year 2, whilst some of the children are ‘publishing’ their stories, the children have been revisiting different sentence types and use of punctuation like exclamation marks, commas and apostrophes.

In Guided Reading the children have continued to look at the text ‘The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me,’ by Roald Dahl and the Class text, ‘The strongest girl in the world’ by Sally Gardner. Lots of language has been explored and hopefully this will stick in your ‘sticky knowledge’ so you can use it in your conversation and work!

In maths the Year 2 children have continued looking at money, consolidating their understanding of coin values, making amounts. Year 1 have been looking at identifying one more/less, ways of comparing numbers and demonstrating their understanding of place value. We have seen some great problem solving from both year groups too. Well done!

We can see that the children have been working hard with the afternoon activities too. The key worker children really enjoyed their music session this week; having a go at creating their own rhythms and notation. We have seen some wonderful Kandinsky inspired art and well done for keeping up with your French sessions-Très magnifique!

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What have you done this week to keep active?

Remember to keep active during half-term.

Here are some useful links.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG!

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a super half-term, a well-deserved break! Enjoy!

We will post the work for the start of next term at 8pm on Sunday 21st February.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-Up

Well done everyone, it’s been another busy week. Remember to give yourselves a big pat on the back because you are ALL doing an amazing job at home, in difficult circumstances.  

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to ‘Hand-in’ the work, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work. If you haven’t sent any examples of work in please try and do so. If you are unsure how to upload the images please drop us an email and we can help you. You don’t have to upload every piece of work but it is important that we are able to see what the children are achieving and then we can share it on here!

In English this week the children have continued to explore ‘The story of Frog Belly Rat Bone’ and the Year 2’s have used it to write their own stories with their characters they created to replace Frog Belly Rat Bone. The story writing process is a lengthy one and has required imagination, focus and stamina-you’re nearly there Year 2! We have seen some fantastic, descriptive writing from Year 1, who have been looking at adjectives. We can see that there is a great deal of creativity in the class-brilliant job. Remember, when you’re find it a little tricky, break it into small steps and use that  ‘I can do it…I will try to do it…I will do my best,’ attitude.

In Guided Reading the children have started to look at the text ‘The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me,’ by Roald Dahl and the Class text, ‘The strongest girl in the world’ by Sally Gardner. Both texts are being enjoyed and we have received lots of positive feedback-thank you!

In maths the Year 2 children have been looking at money, consolidating their understanding of coin values.  Year 1 have been looking at ways of representing numbers and consolidating their understanding of the value of each digit. We have seen some great problem solving from both year groups too.

We can see that the children have been working hard with the afternoon activities too. The key worker children really enjoyed making worry dolls, which was part of the PSHE activity and we have also spent time talking about ways to keep our minds healthy.

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What have you done this week to keep active?

In school, some of the children have enjoyed seeing me get tied in knots with some of the 5-a-day fitness activities-I definitely need to practise!

Here are some useful links.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG!

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Only one more week to go until half-term!

Have a lovely weekend and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

What an exciting start to the week with the arrival of a sprinkling of snow! The snow covered the ground like a carpet of freezing glitter! Did you notice the simile Year 2? We hope that you managed to get out in the snow and enjoy it.

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to ‘Hand-in’ the work, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work. If you haven’t sent any examples of work in please try and do so. If you are unsure how to upload the images please drop us an email and we can help you. You don’t have to upload every piece of work but it is important that we are able to see what the children are achieving and then we can share it on here!

In English this week the children have continued to explore ‘The story of Frog Belly Rat Bone’. We have seen some fantastic, descriptive writing. We can see that there is a great deal of creativity in the class-brilliant job. Remember, when you’re find it a little tricky, break it into small steps and use that  ‘I can do it…I will try to do it…I will do my best,’ attitude.

In Guided Reading the children have continued to look at the poem by Lewis Carroll; discussing the structure and their opinions of the poem.

In maths the children have continued to consolidate their understanding of number bonds to 100 and how they can use related facts to help them with that and also adding three numbers. Year 1 have continued to look at addition and subtraction.

We can see that the children have been working hard with the afternoon activities too. Great job.

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What have you done this week to keep active?

Here are some useful links.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG!

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a lovely weekend and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to ‘Hand-in’ the work, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work. If you haven’t sent any examples of work in please try and do so. If you are unsure how to upload the images please drop us an email and we can help you. You don’t have to upload every piece of work but it is important that we are able to see what the children are achieving and then we can share it on here!

In English this week the children have continued to explore ‘The story of Frog Belly Rat Bone’. We have seen some fantastic illustrations, great word collections and some super sentences using expanded noun phrases and similes. We can see that there is a great deal of creativity in the class-brilliant job.

We can see that you are trying hard with your Maths work too. The Year 2s have continued looking at addition and subtraction methods and are beginning to recap number bonds to 100.  We’ve seen some great subtraction work and problem solving from Year 1 too.

From the emails we have received, we can see that you are working so hard at home with your Maths, English and Phonics as well as other subjects. Keep it up! This week we have received some great geography work, marvellous Mondrian inspired art and amazing algorithms.

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What have you done this week to keep active?

Here are some useful links.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG!

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

We hope that you have all had a great week. It has been great being able to touch base with you via phone calls. We will continue to make regular contact with you but these phone calls may not be every week. If you are unavailable when we call, please send an email to the class email address to let us know a convenient time to ‘catch-up’.

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to say when the work has been done, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work.

We know that home learning presents many challenges but just do what you can do. We are all having to adjust and we really appreciate all that you are doing at home to support your child/children and us. What we are hoping, is that over the coming weeks you will see our presenting skills getting better…we are learning too!

In English this week the children have continued to explore ‘The story of Frog Belly Rat Bone’. We have seen some fantastic illustrations, great word collections and some super sentences using expanded noun phrases.

We can see that you are trying hard with your Maths work too. The Year 2s have been looking at addition and subtraction methods and we’ve seen some great fact family work and problem solving from Year 1.

From the emails we have received, we can see that you are working so hard at home with your Maths, English and Phonics as well as other subjects. Keep it up!

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. You can now access 5-a-day Fitness TV and the log in details were posted in Google Classroom.

 HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

What a week it has been and not like the week were expecting or hoping for! It has been a quick turn around with the home school learning and we hope that you bear with us whilst we are getting used to this new way of teaching.

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. It is really helpful if you can upload any completed work onto the google classroom. We will be trying to look at the work on a daily basis, obviously on some days we will be teaching in school so this will not always be possible. If you have uploaded some work and it has not been looked at after a couple of days, please can you email us and let us know the date and piece of work. It is not always clear from our end when work has been added and we would hate to miss any.

We know that home learning presents many challenges but just do what you can do. We are all having to adjust and we really appreciate all that you are doing at home to support your child/children and us.

Here are a selection of some of the home learning pictures that we have received.

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What will you do? I think I’m going to challenge myself (again) to re-start running! Watch this space! One thing you could definitely do is collect Street Tag points, see a copy of the Newsletter below.

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a relaxing weekend and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

What a busy week it has been and a week full of fun and creativity!

We started the week ‘publishing’ our recounts, which you should have a copy of now. These were sent home with the children and some homework for you! We would like you to complete the evaluation with your child and return it to school after the Christmas holidays and we will then stick it in their English books along with a copy of their published piece. You can keep the original published piece that we sent home with your child. The children have worked very hard on this and should be able to tell you some interesting facts about The Great Fire of London.

Continuing with The Great Fire of London the children then worked with their partners to design, make and evaluate their fire engines. This involved a lot of patience and co-operation, which was lovely to see.

Winter Wonderland Day, despite being wet, was a fun creative day and we managed to include a ‘snowball fight’! The children made some lovely snow globes, snowmen magnetic pegs and paper chain snowmen. Our snowmen theme was inspired by ‘The snowman’ (Raymond Briggs) which we enjoyed watching. The children had a great Christmas lunch with crackers, Christmas music inside the classroom and out at playtime too.

Earlier in the week we also made our Christmas cards. The children had to follow the instructions in order to produce their cards which involved looking and listening!

Rodney, the class elf, didn’t want to miss out on the party celebrations and when the children arrived at school on Thursday they witnessed the after effects of eating too much party food. Thankfully, Rodney has made a full recovery!

We have been creative with our maths too. We have solved calculations to colour pictures and Christmas problem solving tasks to.

For both year groups it is important that the children are able to talk about their maths and reason their answers. Look at the image below (from TES) for some examples of what this might look like. These questions are good to apply in all areas of the curriculum and can be developed at home.

Keep up with the Oxford Owl reading, as well as reading other texts.

This LINK provides some information on the changes the changes that have taken place on the Oxford Owl website.

REMINDERS

TUESDAY 5th JANUARY 2021: Term 3 starts. Children can also come to school in bright colours ready for the start of the term’s topic ‘World of colour’.

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Please can we remind you about the importance of earrings either being covered with micropore tape (or similar) or being removed on PE days (Tuesdays and Thursdays). We have noticed that several children are coming to school with earrings not covered and no tape provided for us to cover them.  Long hair should be tied back and children should be in an appropriate PE kit, which includes the school PE t-shirt and appropriate bottoms.

Year 2 homework should be returned on a Wednesday.

Year 1 homework/phonics books should be returned on a Thursday.

BOOKBAGS-Please check your child’s bookbag daily and only leave in there what needs to be in there-their reading books, homework on days it needs to be returned and any letters/documents that need to be returned.

THANK YOU

A huge ‘Thank you’ to you all for bearing with us during these strange times, not hanging around and having to communicate via the office. It’s not ideal, especially at the start of a school year, but needs must. We would also like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to the children who have shown resilience and an understanding of keeping people safe. We are incredibly proud of them.

We hope that you all have a fantastic Christmas break and look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Wishing you a happy, healthy Christmas.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

Rodney, the class elf, has continued to make his presence known this week with indoor ‘snowball’ fights, playing with the school photocopier etc. We never quite know what to expect each day!.

This week in English we have finished our draft recounts, which we will be publishing next week. Once we have published these we will be sending them home for you to read.

In Maths the Year 2s have continued to look at related facts-using number bonds and a numberline to work out calculations.  

The year 1s have been comparing number statements and consolidating their understanding of numbers to 20.

For both year groups it is important that the children are able to talk about their maths and reason their answers. Look at the image below (from TES) for some examples of what this might look like. These questions are good to apply in all areas of the curriculum and can be developed at home.

This week we have also been busy recording our songs for the Christmas film that will be sent to you via a link next Thursday-we hope you enjoy it!

Keep up with the Oxford Owl reading, as well as reading other texts. Our Class text is ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl. The children are really enjoying this…as are we! We are also listening to Christmas stories that have been recorded by staff across the school.

This LINK provides some information on the changes the changes that have taken place on the Oxford Owl website.

REMINDERS

Wednesday 16th December: Winter Wonderland Wednesday-The children can come in their ‘party’ clothes. Please make sure these are warm and appropriate for outside play. Children need to bring a plate of party food as the school kitchen will be closed. Please ensure that you don’t send any food containing nuts as we are a nut-free school. Do not send any fizzy drinks to school. If the lunch could be on a named disposable plate it would help us greatly.

FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER: Last day of term 2. Class 2 will be finishing school at 2pm on this day.

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Please can we remind you about the importance of earrings either being covered with micropore tape (or similar) or being removed on PE days (Tuesdays and Thursdays). We have noticed that several children are coming to school with earrings not covered and no tape provided for us to cover them.  Long hair should be tied back and children should be in an appropriate PE kit, which includes the school PE t-shirt and appropriate bottoms.

Year 2 homework should be returned on a Wednesday.

Year 1 homework/phonics books should be returned on a Thursday.

BOOKBAGS-Please check your child’s bookbag daily and only leave in there what needs to be in there-their reading books, homework on days it needs to be returned and any letters/documents that need to be returned.

Have a relaxing weekend.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis