Bitterns Science

During lockdown the children have been busy learning all about the weather. They have looked at different types of weather, created their own rain and wind gauges as well as observing the daily weather patterns. The children even transformed themselves into weather reporters. 

In Bitterns we have been studying land art

In Bitterns we have been studying land art. We have been particularly looking at the work of Andy Golsdworthy. Inspired by his work, we decided to make our own sculptures using natural materials collected from our school grounds. We worked hard in small groups to create these beautiful pieces of artwork. 

Bitterns Autumn 2020

In maths this month we have been learning all about money and measuring lengths. The children have particularly enjoyed buying items in the class shop, they were very good at recognising the coins and combining them to make different amounts. We have also been very busy measuring lengths.

Literacy this month has involved learning about non-fiction texts, we are excited to be producing our own non-fiction posters all about big machines.

In phonics we have continued to learn the phase three and five sounds.

In science we have been working towards achieving our “sense explorers” medals. To achieve these we have been completing five challenges each based around the five senses, we have tasted interesting foods, smelt different items, been on a sound walk and explored our sense of touch.

Our topic work has included learning all about the continents and oceans in geography, festivals in religious education and colour and printing in art. We have also really enjoyed comparing Victorian and modern day hospitals in history.

The Last Day of Year 1

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you so much for all your thoughtful cards and presents yesterday. It was such an enjoyable day full of ice creams and water fights, although we were missing all of our fantastic home learners! Well done to all of you for this year and have the best summer.

Good luck for Year 2 and beyond! 
Miss Layton. 

Snails in the Classroom

This week we made the snail from The Snail and the Whale. She then helped us with our phonics learning. Sadly one of the snails has lost an eye! Can you spot which one? 

Fairy Garden

This week during our outside times the children in school have been creating a fairy garden. They have all contributed to making it and have loved finding different natural resources to keep adding to it! 
Miss Layton.

Big Butterfly Count

Today in class we have started thinking about taking part in the ‘Big Butterfly Count’. If you would like to join in you can find out more information at the link below; https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/

You can also download the Butterfly identification chart and help conservationists keep track of our butterfly numbers.

You could also research the life cycle of a butterfly and draw a picture at each stage of the cycle. 
Happy counting!

Miss Layton and Mrs Beavis. 

Maths Final Week

This week for Maths we are going to be having a go at the end of Summer Term Maths progress check. Try and let your child do as much as they can independently and then go through the answers together, using the Marking Guidance attached. You could help read some of the questions to them but try to see if they can read and recognise any of the mathematical symbols (- x + =) by themselves.

We would also encourage spending some time on Doodle, the Maths game on Active Learn and the video and game suggestions attached.

Miss Layton and Mrs Beavis. 

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