Friday 3rd July 2020
Hope your all doing okay, I have decided to make the zoom meeting today our last of this school year as from the 13th of July we will have all the Year 1 and 2 children back in school. It will be wonderful to have everyone together even if it is only for a week before we break for the summer holidays.
For the Year 2 children that are working at home I have added the English and Maths plans (see below).
If you need anything at all please send me an e mail.
Have a lovely weekend
Friday 26th June 2020
Hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful sunshine. Thank you for taking part in the zoom meeting today. For the children that didn't manage the meeting we talked about sea shanties ( the powerpoint is below) and this week I would like you to make your own sea shanty in the version of 'What shall we do with a grumpy pirate ?'.
I have also added this weeks English and Maths below.
Next week will be the last zoom of this school year so I do hope you can all join in.
Thank you so much to the Waddington family as they have been looking after Apple and Blueberry our school budgies for many weeks now, we are all very grateful.
Thank you also to Anita King for weeding and sorting out the front school garden it looks fabulous.
This week Mrs Bebb bought the children a bubble pond as you can see the children had great fun. Thank you what a lovely gesture.
Friday 19th of June 2020
Hope you have all had a lovely week.We have all been working hard both at home and in school on our Pirate Stories. I have added our treasure maps to this page and next week I will add our stories when we all have completed them. So far your story writing is fabulous, so well done everyone.
For the children working at home I have put a powerpoint below of famous pirates to get you started when fact finding about real pirates. I cannnot wait to hear your facts in our zoom next Friday afternoon.
The Maths for those working at home is white rose maths we are on week 9. I have added video links and worksheets below.
If you need anything at all please send me an email.
Friday 12th June 2020
Hope you have all had a good week. This week has been so lovely seeing some of the children return to school. Thank you to all the children who are still at home for working hard and joining on the zoom it is always great to catchup with everyone.
In the zoom I read 'Pirate Pete' and we talked about making a treasure map and then writing our own pirate story below are some resources to help you with your story writing. Please send me your finished story or be ready next Friday afternoon to read it out to me on zoom ( Zoom information is below)
The English and Maths work is for Year 2 only as all the Year 1 children will be back in school next week.
If you need anything at all please drop me an e mail.
Friday 5th of June 2020
Firstly I would like to congratulate Kyra on the arrival of her beautiful sister Nylah, she is adorable, it was lovely to meet you. Secondly I would like to thank Jack who has looked after our school budgies Apple and Blueberry.
Thank you to everyone who came to the zoom meeting today. We learned about life on board a pirate ship and the children thought about the good and not so good things about life on a pirate ship. I then talked about Famous Pirate flags and this week I have asked everyone to design a pirate flag. The powerpoint below might give you some ideas.
Next week many of you are coming back to school and I am very much looking forward to seeing you. For those of you that are not coming back just yet the work is below.
English in Year 1 is Mr Men and Little Miss you will be learning all about how Mr Men was created and then creating your own Mr Strong story. English in Year 2 is all about Oliver Jeffers. These books are very entertaining and I am sure you will enjoy them.
Maths in Year 1 is ordering and comparing numbers and Year 2 Maths is position and direction.
As I will be in school all week I have had to make the zoom meeting at 2pm on Friday 12th of June instead of 10am, I want to make sure the children not in school see me every week.
If you need anything at all please continue to e mail.
Have a lovely week
Monday 1st of June
Hope you all have had a fabulous half term in this beautiful sunshine. Thank you again for all the e mails and photos you have sent me. I love seeing all the fun things you have been doing. For those of you that didn't make the zoom meeting I introduced our new topic 'Pirates and the Sea'. We talked about what we knew about Pirates and what we would like to find out this term.
I read the story the Pirate Cruncher by the same author as Pirates Next Door then the children took part in a fact and myth pirate quiz. The quiz and answers are below if you would like to have a go. The children found out lots of interesting facts and recalled them back. This week I have asked the children to research Pirate Blackbeard ( Edward Teach) and send me their facts.
I have also put links below for English and Maths, Year 1 are to work on the Jolly Postman that is if you decided to do last weeks English otherwise please complete last weeks as Under the Sea fits our topic better. In Year 2 your English is Be Happy, Be Brave and Be Kind. There are some inspiring stories in this work with key messages. I am sure you will all enjoy. The Maths links are below Year 1 are grouping, sharing and doubling and Year 2 are working on 2d and 3d shapes this week.
Keep in touch and I will see you all next week on zoom.
Enjoy the Sunshine and Keep Smiling
Tuesday 26th May
Hope your all doing okay, thank you for sharing all your learning by e mail and photos. It is wonderful to see how everyone's seedlings are growing every week on zoom. This week Lauren shared her exciting news, 2 chicks have hatched! Thank you for showing us your chicks.
In Zoom this week I read the 'Tiger who came for Tea' by Judith Kerr and the children did a verbal comprehension quiz. Well done to Freya and Bradley who both scored 10/10 !
We talked about alliteration and we thought about titles for our own story. We came up with the Snake who came for Supper, The Dragon who came for Dinner, The Bear who came for Breakfast. I cannot wait to read your stories next week.
Maths - We are still following White Rose plans ( the link is below) we are now on week 7.The worksheets are below for both Year 1 and 2.
English - Year 1 are starting the Unit Under the Sea, Year 2 are on part 2 of Amazing Birds.
This coming week is half term so please feel free to have a relaxed approach to learning as the children would not normally be doing school work.
Have lots of fun
Monday 18th May
Hope you are all doing okay.Thank you for all the work you are doing at home and for sharing your work with me. The zoom meeting was wonderful this week we all showed our seedlings to each other, you all seem to have green fingers well done everyone!
For those that did not make the meeting I read the 'Little Red Hen' and we talked about working hard and helping each other. Then I made bread in 5 different designs. This week maybe you could make some bread and try the designs I showed you and then write a letter from the dog cat or mouse.
Your Maths and English links are below. In Maths we are continuing with White Rose, the daily plans and worksheets are below. In English Year 1 children are looking at 'Rumble in the Jungle' and 'The Ugly Five' both of these texts are familiar to the children. The books are on line and there are links through the book trust. Year 2 are looking at 'Amazing Birds' there are links below to love reading and the RSPB.
You are all doing an amazing job
Monday 11th May
It was lovely to see everyone this morning on Zoom, so good to catch up with you all.
Thank you for all the wonderful work and activites you are doing at home. It is just fantastic.
I have shared some of your work and photos. Thank you also for updating me and sending e mails and letters. I love to see what you have all been doing at home.
In the Zoom meeting I talked about the Eatwell plate, so this week Year 2 I would like you to make an 'eat well plate' and Year 1 I would like you to pack a healthy lunch box. The links are below, you could make a real eatwel meal or pack a real lunch box and send me a photo. That would be amazing!
Yr 1 English ' Bunnies' and this week is poems and songs. I have looked over the plans and I know you will enjoy the story on the you tube link.
Yr 2 English 'Horrid Henry' There are many texts for you to enjoy on the love reading links and there are animated versions on the you tube links.
We are still following the White Rose link below and you can follow the teaching on White Rose, just choose the week and your child's year group. However, you need to get the activities and worksheets from the documents below.
Have a lovely weekend I understand many of you are celebrating VE day at home.
Have fun, keep smiling
Monday 4th May
Hope your all doing okay, It was lovely to see so many of you on zoom today. I always feel so happy after seeing you all. For those of you that did not make the meeting this week we read 'Olivers Vegatables' and I planted some chilli, tomato and pepper seeds. We discussed what we need to do to look after our seeds so this week I would like you to try and plant some seeds and then every week fill in your growing diary. I have added a powerpoint 'Field to Fork' which I am sure you will find interesting.
On Friday 8th of May it is VE day so I have included a powerpoint and comprehension for you to do also there are some wartime recipes that you might want to read and even try!
Below is the White Rose link select your year group and the week commencing May 4th and follow the daily plans. This week I would also like you all to practice your times tables.
There are times table booklets below. Only Year 2 need to attempt the 3 times table booklet.
Year 1 will be doing work featuring the 'Highway Rat" by Julia Donaldson, there are links to bbc.co.uk animation film so you do not need the book. The children will know this story as we have read it many times in class.
Year 2 will be doing work on recipes this fits in well with our topic. The Year 2 children will be writing instructions.
Below are word lists for Year 1 and 2 and word activity booklets for your child to work through.
I am at Waddington and West Bradford School next week and I am hoping to do the next zoom meeting on Thursday 7th of May but will let you know exact time and date early next week.
Have a lovely week
Monday 27th April 2020
Hope your all well thank you so much for the wonderful video you sent this week it really was the highlight of my week. It made me so happy to see all of you smiling.
Thank you also for your wonderful gingerbread and robot creations. I hope I have managed to put all your pictures on. They were all fabulous so well done everyone.
Thank you also to all of you that managed to join our third zoom meeting. For those that could not make it this week it was all about food from around the world and your challenge this week is to watch the power point and fill out a food journal ( see below) also log on to the foodmiles.com website researching food in your home.You can use the website to find out how far your food has travelled and then see if the food can be grown in the UK. I was amazed when I used this website. You can also use a world map or globe to locate different countries.
Year 1 English tasks this week is all about pets which I am sure you will enjoy.
Year 2 English tasks this week is Roald Dahl Poetry.
Both sets of plans have links set up to youtube and the Oxford Owl
White Rose Maths follow the link further down this page choose your year group and then the week commencing the 27th of April.
I look forward to seeing you all at the end of the week in our zoom meeting, which I am hoping to do from my garden if the weather lasts.
Have a lovely week and if there is anything you need please e mail.
Miss you all
CREST science star/superstar awards.
One of the last things we did before school closed was British Science Week. We were using events arranged during the week to work towards our CREST award. Well CREST have now launched home learning packs and they are full of lovely ideas that you can be getting on with at home. Keep a record of what you complete and I will sort out the awards when we get back to school (because we all love a badge and certificate).
Monday 20th April
Following the wonderful zoom meeting on Friday I have decided that I am going to do a Zoom every week. This week the meeting will take place on Friday 24th of April at 10 am the link is below. Try and find a quiet area of your home and have a pen and paper ready as there will be tasks for you to complete.
I have also put links below for tasks to be completed this week.
Literacy work below is from Lancashire. Year 1 is Hairy McClary which the children are familiar with. Year 2 is Julia Donaldson who is a firm favourite. The work does not require books as the work links to the Love Reading and Oxford Owl websites.
Maths work is on the White Rose hub ( link further down this page) If you click on the White Rose Hub and find your year group and start the week commencing 20th April Summer 1.
I have also added some maths summer activity packs that I thought looked fun.
School Sports Partnerhip have sent through move, challenge, play and learn ideas for this week. The links take you directly to websites and they look great fun.
Hope your all getting on well with your gingerbread or recycled robots. I cannot wait to see your creations and I am looking forward to catching up with you all again this friday.
Have a lovely week enjoy the sunshine.
Miss you all
Friday April 17th 2020
Thankyou to all of you that managed to get on to our zoom meeting this morning. It was wonderful to see you all. Thank you for all your fabulous letters, photos and e mails.
This is a recap for those that did not make the zoom meeting. I explained that our next topic will be 'The Farm Shop' so over the next few weeks we will be looking at food. More will be explained in our curriculum letter next week.
In the zoom meeting I made gingerbread men and whilst I was baking I asked the children to listen out for bossy verbs and write them down. All the bossy verbs are now underlined in the recipe below. All the children did fabulous and wrote down so many so well done.
I then read the story of the Gingerbread Man to the children and we discussed the different ending in this story.
This week I would like you all to have a go at reading the recipe, following and making some gingerbread men. I know that flour can be difficult to get hold of so I suggested that you could make a robot out of all your recycling as I am sure you all have lots of boxes and cartons! Once you have made your gingerbread men I would love to see a photo before you eat them. Then can you write a story about your Gingerbread Man or your Recycled Robot and the journey he makes. You can either e mail the story or send them to Waddington and West Bradford School.
I will be in Waddington School next week so the next zoom meeting will be the week commencing the 27th of April. You are all doing an amazing job of learning at home.I am so proud of you all.
Thank you to all the children that managed to get on to our Zoom meeting this morning it was lovely to see all your faces. I miss you so much.
I am in Waddington next week but the week commencing the 13th of April I will arrange another Zoom meeting. This one will be a little more formal and so have paper and pens at the ready.
If any of you would like to write me a letter and pop it in the post I will write back to every letter I receive. Please send to Waddington and West Bradford CE Primary School
West Bradford Road
I have added some Year 1 comprehension tasks they are all dinosaur linked so I am sure you will enjoy.
I would like you to write a story called the Dinosaur egg.
If you watch the you tube clip called 'Dinosaur the egg travels' then your story starter can be that you find an egg. It could be in your back garden, your village or on the river bank. Imagine the possiblities of what could happen when the egg hatches !
I have added some resources that you might find useful when planning your story.
Keep in touch
Miss you all
Maths work for week 2
Click on your year group
This is a fabulous interactive resource it gives you lots of information.
You can print off the slides you want to do then work through them at your own pace.
Hope your all okay. I am sure you have all been working hard with the tasks in your home learning packs. I have really enjoyed all the photos and your e mails so thank you for sending them to me.
As our current topic is dinosaurs I thought it might be fun to find out as many facts as we can about out favourite dino. So this week if you research a dinosaur of your choice and make a fact file that would be amazing. There are so many fantastic books on dinosaurs on the accelerated reading link. You can also look on the internet for facts.
Have fun fact finding.
I am also available to chat to on Zoom Wednesday 1st of April 2020 at 10am.
Look forward to catching up with you all.
Keep in touch missing you all
The children are taught in a mixed age class. In Key Stage 1; Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are taught together for some lessons. The Reception children work in their own year group during Maths and Literacy lessons and the Year 1 and Year 2 children are taught together. This can be a very positive experience and mixed age classes have many benefits. It gives the teacher the opportunity to meet individual needs regardless of their year group. There is class stability and continuity making transition in year groups easier.
Our chosen themed topic runs through the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. We endeavour to make our classroom interesting and motivating, utilising the indoor and outdoor environment. We embrace learning outside the classroom and plan outdoor learning into many of our lessons.
SCIENCE NOVEMBER 2019
We have been learning all about owls in literacy, so today in science we dissected owl pellets. Our owl pellets were from barn owls. After examining them under magnifying glasses, we carefully pulled them apart. Inside them we found remains of fur and plenty of small bones. We quickly learnt how to identify jaw bones and skulls.
Science October 2019
Today in science KS1 were joined by preschool and reception. They shared their ideas about why so many wild and wonderful animals have special patterns on them. After wrapping up warm, we took our science lesson outside. The children a range of cardboard animals that they needed to hide around the school grounds. They decided that the best way to do this was to camouflage them and thought carefully about the colours they should use.