Can you believe it is July already? It has been a very strange time for everyone but the good news is that we will be seeing you all in September. We know that you will all be amazing in Year 3. We have told your new teachers how lucky they are to be having you in their class.
We have been busy teaching the Year 1s again this week. It has been a lot cooler this week and luckily we managed to avoid any rain at playtimes.
We are not putting any home learning activities on here this week. Instead, there will be an activity for you to complete for your new teacher. This will be emailed to you on Monday 6th July by the school office. The is also a copy below.
If you are still looking for activities, lots of lessons can be found on the BBC Bitesize daily lessons website. You can also continue to access the White Rose Maths activities and the Oak National Academy has lots of activities to choose from. We hope you have been managing to read and exercise everyday too. TT Rockstars is set up until September, so you can continue to practise this over the summer holidays! We can access to see how your child is getting on, but if you feel it is too hard or easy, we can alter the settings. It is currently set to test the 2, 5 and 10 times table, but we can change it to test just one of these tables for your child. Just let us know via the email.
If you have any questions, or you would like to share any of your work or what you have been up to, please email us on our class email: email@example.com We'd love to hear from you and see what you have been up to. Look at the photo of Lily below with her Blue Peter badge that she received for sending in a superb picture. I'm sure you would all like to say a big 'WELL DONE' to her for this achievement.
Take care and we hope to see you soon,
Mrs Driscoll and Mrs Lightfoot x
The Elves and The Shoemaker Ballet.
Thank you to Charlie Pringle and his Mum for sending this link - a really good way to get to know the story!
Here we are testing out our elastic band propelled boats!
In English we will be using The Gruffalo and other stories by Julia Donaldson to write character descriptions. We will also be writing our own reports about an animal.
We will be using money to find totals, find change and solve word problems in Maths. We will also be covering the topic of multiplication and division.
In Science we will be learning about different animals (including humans) and grouping them according to what they eat and and what animal family they belong to. E.g. Mammals, birds, reptiles, etc. We will also be carrying out investigations using our senses.
We will be exploring pattern and drawing techniques in Art, as well as making our own block prints. In Geography, we will be studying maps and creating our own using simple keys.
This half term our topic is 'Enchanted Woodlands'.
In science we will be sorting and identifying plants and animals. We will be working with natural materials to make sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.
Geography - making maps of our local area.
D&T - building dens.
RE - Looking at Islam and what Muslims believe.
PSHE - being responsible.
PE - athletics.
ICT - finding images on the internet and copying them into a Word document.
We had a fantastic day last Tuesday. The children were an absolute pleasure to take out for the day. We learned a lot about habitats and how we can help protect the wildlife around us. We also created some art in the woods based on the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Look out for the work we are doing in school on recreating natural works of art.
We went to explore the school field and Forest School area to kick start our new topic. Here are some photos of us in action.
We made mischievous tree boggarts out of mud and natural materials that we found on the ground....