Here you will find all of the termly homework and newsletters for Foxes, Badgers and Squirrels classes, as well as information about some of the exciting activities that we have been doing in school. Children will be given spelling and Maths homework on a weekly basis and we ask that parents hear their children read at least 4 times a week, as we see the best progress in those children who read regularly at home with an adult.
Many thanks for your support in helping your child improve.
Miss Davies - Squirrels (Year 1)
Mrs Risdale and Mrs Winstone - Badgers (Year 1 and 2)
Miss Short - Foxes (Year 2)
The children in Year 1 and 2 have been busy bees! Just look at these pieces of homework.
In Science today we experimented with making bridges out of Lego and paper. The Lego was used for the supports and then we were given one piece of paper to try to make as strong as possible. First, we tried laying it on top but it wouldn’t hold very many cubes. Then we tried 2 pieces of paper but this still was not strong enough. Our teacher then told us how corrugated cardboard was made and this gave us an idea! We folded our piece of paper so it became a concertina. This made it much stronger and was able to hold many cubes.
The children were surprised to see a parcel left in the classroom. They had no idea where it had come from. The children discussed what it might be and what was inside it. They decided that it would be a great idea to open it, so we played pass the parcel. Inside each layer was a clue. The clues were about a book. Finally, the children made predictions and listened to the story.
This afternoon the Year 2 children made superheroes from lollipop sticks and found materials. The children then thought about what characteristics made a good superhero and wrote them down. Finally, the children linked their Topic and their English learning by writing sentences using the conjunction ‘and’ and ‘but’.
In Science this week, we have been learning about the properties of materials and thinking about why different materials are used to make different objects. We had to think about why a baby or child would use a plastic cup and an adult would use a one made of glass.