Spring 1 Week 4

We have written letters of apology in English using contractions, conjunctions and expanded noun phrases.

In Maths we have used our number bonds to 10 to add two and one digit numbers. We have also been using beadstrings to help us with addition and subtraction.

We have enjoyed sharing our habitat home learning with each other and researching different habitats in Science. If your child still has this home learning at home please send it in with them on Monday.

In PE we have been learning to climb the ropes! I have been very impressed with everyone in gymnastics so far this term.

Home learning

Spelling – very, little, other, girl, they, have, went, with, people, because, oh.

Reading – please read and sign reading records.

Maths – mathletics has been set.

 

 

 

Spring 1 Week 3

We have had a busy week of learning in Year 2. In English, we have read a written letters of complaint to other classes from various objects in their classroom.

In Maths, we have been interpreting bar charts, pictograms, tally charts and also adding with regrouping. The children have demonstrated their understanding using resources and recording using the necessary written methods.

In PE, we have been using our gymnastics skills on the large apparatus and putting our dance skills to the test, with GoNoddle!

It was lovely to see so many of you at our class assembly on Thursday – I’m sure you’ll agree that the children read beautifully.

Home Learning

Timestables Please log onto timestable rockstars and practise the 2, 5 and 10 timetables.
Reading Please read to an adult and sign your reading record.
Science Our new topic is living things and their habitats. Please make an A4 poster about habitats. You might like to use this PowerPoint to help you.

animal-habitats-powerpoint

Spelling

biggest, fastest, fittest, widest, easiest, busiest, funniest, tiniest.

 

Practise the spellings and write them into your handwriting books.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Pringle

Spring 1 Week 2

This week we have learnt about Buddhism. We have thought about what makes us happy and compared the similarities and differences between Buddhism and Catholicism.

In Science our new topic is Living things and their habitats. We have investigated and sorted different things into groups titled; living, dead and never alive. Next week we will be looking closely at different habitats.

In English we have written persuasive letters but next week we will be writing letters of complaint.

In Maths we have been interpreting pictograms.

Home learning

Your child has taken home their lines for assembly next week  – please help them learn them over the weekend.

 

Spring 1 Week 1

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for the  generous gifts and cards.

Our PE focus this half term is Gymnastics. We have focused on body tension, ways of travelling and balances on different apparatus this week

In Religion,  we have read the story of the Three Wise Men visiting Jesus. We have also learnt about the meaning of Epiphany, written Epiphany prayers and identified Epiphany symbols on Christmas cards.

In Maths, we have been collecting and sorting data into tables.

In English, we have read The Day Crayons Quit and explored the different emotions of the crayons. We have also been learning to use persuasive language and used apostrophes for contractions and possession.

PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday this half term.

Home learning 

Spelling suffixes – ful and -less

helpful

beautiful

careful

careless

hopeless

fearless

Reading – please read with an adult everyday and ask them to sign your reading record.

Maths – ten tally questions have been set on Mathletics.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

 

Autumn 2 Week 8

Miss Shea and I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for all your cards, gifts and support this Term.

Please bring your holy Christmas cards in to school in January.

See you all in 2023!

Miss Pringle

Autumn 2 Week 7

What a fun filled week we’ve had! On Tuesday we enjoyed playing in the snow together; building snow people, sledging and making snow angels.

We have also enjoyed performing our Wriggly Nativity to the whole school and the parents. I’m sure you’ll agree that the children performed brilliantly.

On Wednesday, we all had Christmas lunch together and sang Christmas carols, which was lovely. We had a wonderful time at the panto yesterday and had a lot of fun today as well – partying, meeting Santa and getting Christmas ‘tattoos!’

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

 

 

KS1 Snow Day Activities

Good morning,

Here are some fun and educational activities that you and your children could carry out on your ‘Snow Day’, should you so wish.

  1. Numeracy: Build a snowman. This is a great opportunity for your child to work as a team and to use problem solving skills. Can you create more than one and order by height? Can you make a repeating pattern using pebbles on your snowman? Can you make a symmetrical snowflake?

  1. Science/ Reversible and Irreversible changes: Experiment with the science of snow. Put some snow in a few bowls and conduct your own melting test. Where does it melt the fastest – on a radiator, in the fridge, under the bed? How long does it take to melt in each location? Once it’s melted, what happens if your put it back outside or in the freezer?

  1. Art: Make some snowmen pictures. Use cotton wool and card, encouraging your child to cut and stick independently. Use food dye to create art on the snow (felt tips work too).

  1. English: Write a poem about the snow. It might be like this:-

Snow is ________________________________________________________________________

Snow is _______________________________________________________________________

It ________________________________________________________________________

Snow is ________________________________________________________________________

Snow is ________________________________________________________________________

It ________________________________________________________________________

Or an acrostic poem, like this:-

S___________________________________________

N___________________________________________

O___________________________________________

W__________________________________________

  1. Maths/P.E: Draw a chalk target on an outside wall, line up some snowballs and shoot to score. Award different points for hitting different areas and keep tally with a score chart making sure to count in twos, threes, fives or tens.

  1. Numeracy: Make cakes or biscuits. Encourage your child to read the scales when weighing out the ingredients.

  1. Art: Paper snowflakes are easy to make using only white paper and scissors. Cutting helps develop fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination.

Or draw a snow globe using this tutorial https://youtu.be/FeYJAGqmNs4

Other online learning:

CBeebies also have activities and learning games that your children will enjoy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies Enjoy a selection of numeracy and literacy games for KS1 children on www.ictgames.com/ resources.html.

Enjoy the snow and wrap up warm

Miss Pringle and Miss Lambie

Autumn 2 Week 6

We have been busy practising our Nativity play and songs this week and we are really looking forward to performing to an audience on Monday and Tuesday.

In English, we have been using contractions, conjunctions and expanded noun phrases to write text messages between The Three Kings.  Next week they will publish these messages about for display.  In Maths we have used our mental maths skills to complete lots of fluency activities.

In Religion, the children have been retelling Matthew’s story of The Birth of Jesus. The Year 6 children and the travelling nativity visited our class to tell us the story of the journey to Bethlehem, which was lovely too.

Well done to all the KS1 children who sang or played in the music concert today – what a talented bunch you all are!

Thank you for your generous donations for the Christmas Fair.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Spelling – le 

middle

table

apple

little

bottle

puddle

Autumn 2 Week 5

We enjoyed a visit from Bishop John Sherrington on Thursday and have been preparing for Advent by making Advent promises and making a class wreath.

In English we have been learning to identify and use apostrophes for contractions, while in maths we have been comparing and making different amounts of money.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning

English – Your child has been given a contraction activity to complete at home.

Maths – Mathletic activities have been set to support their learning.

Spelling – apostrophes for contractions.

I’ll

can’t

don’t

I’m

she’ll

he’ll

couldn’t

wouldn’t

 

 

Autumn 2 Week 3

Today was Odd Sock Day to remind us that we are all different and to help celebrate the end of Anti-Bullying Week. The children worked hard this week to complete kindness challenges, name trusted people and understand that everyone’s differences should be celebrated. Year 2 paired up with Year 5 for ‘Friendship Friday’ and enjoyed a karate session and golden time together.

The children have worked hard to publish three pages of their shark books and create their front covers. Next week they will be finishing these books and sharing them with another class.

In Maths they have been applying their subtraction skills to reason and answer tricky word problems.

Home learning

Spelling – copy these words into your home handwriting books and were necessary highlight the part your child finds tricky to help them remember the spelling.

people

our

come

with

like

little

said

Reading – Please read over the weekend and ensure your child has their reading books in their bags every day.

Mathletic subtraction and addition word problems have been set.

Polite request – Please can you spare any boxes of tissues.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle