Menu
A Google Translate
Home Page

Abbotswood Primary School

Together We Aim High, Believe and Achieve

2020-21 Year 1 and 2 Badgers

Welcome to our Class Page!  

We hope you enjoy seeing our learning journey in action.

 

 

Useful songs to support learning...

 

At the beginning of our math lessons, the children participate in a range of action songs to help support their learning.  Why not have a go at home?

Term 6

Ahoy there! 

 

Shiver – me – timbers! What a fabulous pirate day had by all!  The children came dressed as pirates ready for a fun filled day at school.  They set sail across the seven seas and took part in a range of pirate themed activities; plank walking, biscuit decorating, ship sailing and food tasting were just some of the things they did.

Amazing Art!

The children have had an amazing week during Art week!  They have had the opportunity to try some new and exciting art skills, as well as develop some pre-existing skills.  In Badgers, we have been focusing on the painting ‘Squares with Concentric Circles' painted by Wassily Kandinsky. Check out some of the children’s fabulous artwork.

Busy bees in Year 1 and 2!

 

Children in Badgers and Hedgehogs have been super busy this week! In English, they have been exploring the wonderful world of pirates.  At the beginning of the week, they were sent a cryptic message from the rough, tough, pirate crew. The children used their superb detective skills to decode the cypher! They discovered that the rough, tough pirates need their help to find Captain patch and his GROWN-UP crew.  After that, the children had to find the hidden treasure on an island far, far away.  The treasure had our fabulous golden words (taken from our English text) scribed on the front of them. They then had to match the gem to its definition.  They all did a great job at using their pirate seeking skills.

In Maths this week, the children have had the opportunity to explore place value and apply this knowledge to help add two, two digit numbers.  They have been using these skills to help secure their addition skills and their understanding of number.

Finally, we have had some very exciting news this week! A few weeks ago, the children went into the allotment and planted an array of seeds. We now have lots of fresh strawberries, potatoes and sugar-snap peas. I am also pleased to announce the arrival of our very first tomato on our tomato plant! The children really were very excited to see it appear on Wednesday! Can you spot it in the photo?

Terrific Time Telling.

The children have been learning to tell the time to the half past (and quarter to and quarter past for our Year 2 children).  They have been exploring telling the time using a wide range of practical resources.  They have all done a terrific job!

Sports Week.

The children have been very busy bees! The children have been taking part in the 'daily mile' (they've all done a really good job), where they have had to walk, run or jog three times around the field.  We were also lucky enough to welcome a cricket coach into school.  During this session, the children practised a range of techniques designed to help boost their throwing, batting and catching skills.  They learnt a little bit about the match and discussed some of the rules.  All of the children listened well and thoroughly enjoyed the activity! They have also been taking part in a range of activities, such as skipping, racing and throwing! Check out some of the photo of the children’s wonderful skills!

Division

The children in Badgers class have been exploring division this week!  They have been using a range of resources, including cubes, to solve a range of division number sentences.  They have had the opportunity to share by two, five and ten!

A Special Visitor

On Tuesday 15th June, KS1 were lucky enough to have Iris Segall visit the school.  She is from the Bristol Synagogue and spoke to the children about the Jewish religion. Iris explained all aspects of the religion, and talked to the children in-depth about the Synagogue and the important objects that can be found inside, such as the Torah, the Ark and the ‘eternal light’. The children even had the opportunity to taste some Challah (bread that is braided and eaten on ceremonial occasions). All the children agreed that it was delicious!

Term 5

As part of science day, the children went on a hunt to find leaves that were on a given key. They used their observational skills to study the structure of their leaves in great detail! The children finished the lesson by making their very own Leaf Man (from the story) which they thoroughly enjoyed :-) What a great end to a fun day. 

Space Day!

 

Wow – What an amazing day! 

 

In keeping with this terms topic of ‘Space’, the children came to school dressed up!  We had some fabulous costumes; aliens, space explorers and astronauts were just some of the amazing visitors that arrived at school on the day.  We were very lucky to welcome the ‘Explorer Dome’ into school on the day too.  Children were able to experience ‘space’ first hand and gaze into the night sky to explore our galaxy! The children learned all about the stars (including the story of Orion and his dog, Sirius), the moon, and the sun.  Did you know the Earth would fit into the sun one million times!

 

In the afternoon, the children learned all about the space pizza party, and made their very own pizzas! They ate these along with some real life space food.  The children also had the opportunity to participate in other space-themed activities throughout the day, including moon art and astronaut training.  The day was out of this world!

Wow – What an amazing week! 

 

In keeping with this terms topic of ‘Space’, the children came to school  dressed!  We had some fabulous costumes; aliens, space explorers and astronauts were just some of the amazing visitors that arrived at school on the day.  We were very lucky to welcome the ‘Explorer Dome’ into school on the day too.  Children were able to experience ‘space’ first hand and gaze into the night sky to explore our galaxy! The children learned all about the stars (including the story of Orion and his dog, Sirius), the moon, and the sun.  Did you know the Earth would fit into the sun one million times!

 

In the afternoon, the children learned all about the space pizza party, and made their very own pizzas! They ate these along with some real life space food.  The children also had the opportunity to participate in other space-themed activities throughout the day, including moon art and astronaut training.  The day was out of this world!

Launching rockets into Space.

Still image for this video
As part of our topic learning we followed a set of instructions to build a rocket and today we launched them up into space. ⭐️🌞🌕 We had so much fun and even got a little wet. 🙂

RE Church Visit

 

On Tuesday afternoon, Year One and Two visited St Nicks Church as part of their RE lesson.

 

We were greeted by Reverend Iain and Reverend Joanne who explained to the children why the church is a special place for Christians. 

 

The children were then split into small groups and had a chance to look around at the different artefacts including the Alter, Lectern, Font and the Organ. The afternoon ended with the children being able to ask questions.

 

Reverend Iain complemented all the children on their outstanding listening and the respect they showed for the church.

Rocking Rockets!

 

Our topic this term is Space! Today, the Children met Bob (the man on the moon) and he taught them all about space travel and how astronauts live in space when they zoom high up into the sky. The children looked at a set of instructions about how to build a rocket, and then followed them carefully to construct their very own!  Get ready for blast off………5, 4, 3, 2, 1........

Amazing Discoveries!

 

The children in Year 1 and 2 have made some amazing discoveries this week! They went on an adventure and founds lots and lots of magical and mythical clues!  When the children got back into class, they discovered that the clues were about our book ‘Lights on Cotton Rock.’ A little girl called Heather met a friendly alien.  What a fun time we had!

Crazy Maths!

 

This week, Year 1 and 2 have been exploring finding half of a quantity. For our first session, the children iced biscuits and found half of six!  They made sure that each part was the same, and that each half had the same amount.

Term 4

Term 4 - Wow! FIRE!

 

The Great Fire of London – How did Tudor life cause the Great Fire of London?

 

Over the past few weeks, the children have been learning about the Great Fire of London, which happened during 1666.The children were given the opportunity to design and make a Tudor house using found materials.  They were able to use a range of DT skills, including cutting and joining, to create their Tudor house.  In week five, the streets of London were recreated and the Fire of London started.

Term 4 - English - MAGICAL BEANS!?

 

Something magical happened today in Year 1 and 2!  The children discovered MAGIC BEANS!

Term 4 Topic – The Great Fire of London!

 

This term, the children are really focusing on The Great Fire of London, which happened in 1666.  They have been putting their DT skills to good use and they have had the opportunity to design and make a Tudor house.  They used a range of techniques to make their Tudor house, such as cutting, ripping and joining. They have all done a fabulous job.

Christmas Fun.

 

The children in Badgers class have been having a fun time participating in Christmas activities.

Super Science!

 

Today the children became super scientists and explored absorbent and waterproof materials.  They tested five different materials (fabric, tissue paper, paper towel, tin foil and cotton wool), to find out which one would be suitable to make a waterproof spacesuit. Can you guess which material was waterproof?

IMG_2434[1].MOV

Still image for this video

IMG_2431[1].MOV

Still image for this video
Just look at how enthusiastic our learners are!

Let's Explore!

 

This term we are continuing the topic of Let’s Explore!  The children will have the opportunity to compare two countries – Australia and the UK. This term, we will also be focusing on Art. The children will have the opportunity to recreate a painting inspired by an Australian artist, Ken Done. The children will use a wide variety of different materials, including paint, sketch and collage to represent the Great Barrier Reef.  

 

The Storm Whale - Instructions.

 

This term we are looking at instructions! The children came into the class this morning and they were surprised to see presents left around the room! After finding all nine, the children looked closer at them and decided that they might be for the storm whale. After reading the Model Of Excellence, they decided that the objects could be used to look after the whale. As a result, we all practised taking care of the little lost whale – feeding him cookies and milk, reading him stories, playing him music and giving him hugs.

Data Collecting.

 

The children took on the very serious role of data collecting today.  They asked their friend ‘What is your favourite 2D shape?’  They collected the data and recorded it in a tally chart.  After this, they had a go at representing their data.  They all did a great job!

Cool Colour Mixing!

 

 

The children had the opportunity to explore colour mixing!  They mixed two primary colours to discover what secondary colour could be made.  The children made orange, purple and green.  After this, we talked about different shades of the same colour.  They added white to make the primary colour lighter and black to make the primary colour darker. It was super fun (and a little messy).

Wonderful Writing.

 

Wow! Just look at this wonderful writer!

Pudsey Fun

Our combined class age represented as Pudsey spots! WOW - that's 146 spots in total. Can you spot your Pudsey design?

Crazy Capital Letters!

 

Today the children explored crazy capital letters!  They know that capital letters can be found at the beginning of a sentence and at the beginning of names.  These are proper nouns.  The children began by finding the capital letters in the MOE, and then used different mediums to make them.

Our Outdoor Learning Day - November 2020

What an AMAZING time the children had learning in the great outdoors today! The best part had to be going out into the Wild Life Garden where the children made sparkler sticks (being bonfire night), dens and were able to roast a sneaky marshmallow on the fire! They also enjoyed learning about different types of lines which they used to create a large sclae firework picture. It was a truly enjoyable and engaging day.  

 

Bonfire 1

Still image for this video

Bonfire 2

Still image for this video

Marble Run

Still image for this video

Fabulous English!

 

Today the children learned about nouns.  They discovered that a noun is a person, place or a thing.  First, the children went on a noun hunt to find the nouns around the classroom and then they became detectives! They needed to find nouns in sentences from the MOE

Term 1 Newsletter

Detectives! 

 

During our English lesson today, the children become detectives!  They needed to put on their boots, coats and hats and grab their magnifying glass and detective goggles.  The children were asked to look at lots of pictures to try to work out what was going on. They then listed to a short story about Rosa Parks and why she is important.  The detectives were then able to link the previous pictures to the story.  For their final detective task, they needed to write down all the information they could remember about Rosa Parks.  They even managed to share some of their findings with their friends.  They all made fabulous detectives!

PE Coaches - October 2020

Still image for this video
What a tense moment between two great players!

Ashton's Amazing GOAL!

Still image for this video

More super skill action from Badger's Class!

Still image for this video

He shoots... he scores!

Still image for this video

Just one more!

Still image for this video

Marvellous Maths.

 

Year 1 and 2 have been exploring number bonds this term.  They have been using the part, part, whole method to really secure these number facts.  The children have used a range of methods to help support their learning.

Let's Explore!

 

The children in Year 1 and 2 have been looking at maps this term.  They started by looking closely at the area in which they go to school.  They had the opportunity to explore the local area, including the local amenities.  The children then looked at the city of Bristol and explored different places that they may like to visit.  Finally, they explored Europe and was able to locate some European countries on a simple map.

Fabulous Forest Skills!

 

The children have been out and about exploring the wildlife area!  They have dug deep holes (nearly all the way to Australia), made fabulous dens and worked together as a team to cross a path.  Just look at the fun that was had!

 

Top