Jesse Owens weekly class update 18/06/2021

We have had another great week this week! Our persuasive letter is well underway- and some of our felt tip pens have already come back (hopefully they will stay)!

In maths, we have been having ‘Blast Classes’ to recap all 4 operations (+ – × ÷), for solving arithmetic questions, work problems and reasoning and problem solving questions.

In Science, we have understood that the same objects can be made from different materials depending on what the object is for, and we have learnt that some materials can change shape when they are twisted, squashed, stretched and bent.

In PE, we have had Elliot from Community Sports Foundation come in and help us with multi skills. We have really enjoyed his lessons, and we are very excited to see what we will do next week!

In phonics, we have been recapping the ‘uh’ sound made using the letter ‘o’. This is a tricky witch spelling that keeps tripping us up!

Our sunflowers are growing really nicely! We have been watering and tending to them each day- we cannot wait to see how high they will grow!

Jesse Owens weekly class update 11/06/2021

What a week we have had in Jesse Owens Class! It is great to see everybody back after the half term, and we have all worked really hard this week: the children should be very proud of themselves. But, we have had a bit of drama: our felt-tip pens have quit and left the classroom (just like the crayons in ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’)! We do not know where they have gone! We are going to write a fantastic persuasive letter to convince them to return to us.

In maths, we have been revising Place Value: Partitioning, comparing numbers and reading numbers on a scale (in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s).

In phonics, we have been recapping the /or/ sound spelt ‘al’- it is very tricky and it keeps tripping us up!

In Topic, we are looking at the uses of everyday materials in science to help King Charles II rebuild London after it was burnt down. We are going to investigate which are the most suitable materials to build houses with.

In music, we are learning the lyrics to the nursery rhyme ‘London’s Burning’. The children have really enjoyed singing, and they told me they have been practicing at home!

Michelle Obama weekly class update 18/06/2021

The children have been working incredibly hard to learn the persuasive letter writing skills to bring the felt tips back to Class this week; it seems to be working as some have returned to us!

In Maths Year 2 have been recapping multiplication and division whilst Year 1 have been comparing numbers to 100 using < =>.

In Phonics Year 2 have been recapping Tricky Witch ‘s’ (szh) and w-ar(or). Year 1 have been recapping Silent Ghosts ‘wh’, ‘ph’, Green Froggy ‘y’ and ‘e’.

We have been continuing to investigate materials that are suitable to build houses in London after the Great Fire and we have also begun to learn the singing ‘sound, ‘London’s Burning’.

We were invited to visit the ducklings that have hatched in Ruby Bridges Class and we had a marvellous time cuddling them!

Michelle Obama weekly class update 11/06/2021

Our new English unit has started with such terrible news – all the felt tips from our Class have quit! They disappeared and left us a letter explaining their reasons. We discovered that they were incredibly unhappy at the way they have been treated. We are going to do our utmost to persuade them to return.

In Maths Year 1 have been looking at place value of numbers to 100. Year 2 have revisiting place value, partitioning numbers, comparing numbers and objects using <> = symbols, and reading scales.

In phonics both Year 1 and Year 2 have been looking at Tricky Witch graphemes; Year 1 have been revisiting air, ear (dear), ear (bear ) and are (bare). Year 2 have been revisiting ‘ a’ whichs makes ‘o’ after a ‘w’ and ‘or’ which makes ‘er’ after a ‘w’.

In Topic we have begun to look at how London was rebuilt after the Great Fire, we have been investigating different materials and their properties and looking at different ways materials are used in our homes and in buildings.

Jesse Owens class weekly update 28/05/2021

We have had a really good but busy week this week!

We finished our biographies about Samuel Pepys (ask us about him- we are experts now!) in English.

We re-capped how to solve division problems in maths (test us on our 2, 5 and 10x tables!) and we have discussed why people have different views about God in RE.

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone in Jesse Owens class. It has been a long half term, and the children have been amazing. I hope you have a super half term break, and that you can relax in the sunshine we are forecast!

Jesse Owens weekly class update 21/05/2021

This week, we have had fun learning and practicing our 2x, 5x and 10x tables, and using the grouping method to solve problems.

We also have finished our “Sentence Stackers” for our Samuel Pepys autobiography, ready for our independent write next week!

In Art, we created a Great Fire of London Skyline using paint, black sugar paper and red, orange and yellow paper. We had a lot of fun creating them and they look fantastic!

In Phonics, we have been revising the el, al and il spelling patterns at the end of words.

Michelle Obama weekly class update 28/05/2021

We have had a very exciting week, planning and writing our historical biography of Samuel Pepys. The children have blown us away with all the facts that they know about him – Why don’t you ask your child to tell you their favourite fact about Samuel. It might involve cheese and wine!

In Maths Year have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes, naming, describing and sorting them. Year 2 have been using written methods to solve division problems for the 2, 5, and 10 x tables.

In Phonics Year 2 have been recapping Green Froggy ‘ey’ and Year 1 have been looking at Tricky Witch ‘au’ ‘aw’, Black Cat ‘or’, and Ghost letter ‘ore’ which are all spoken as ‘or’

In Topic this week the children have been discussing Judaism and the links between Christianity and Hinduism.

Ruby Bridges class weekly update 28/05/2021

Wow, I can’t believe it is the end of Summer 1, we’ve had a great week.

This week in Phonics, Reception have been read reading the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’, they have then read and written lots of CVCC, CCVC words, we also learnt the words; like, time and your. Year 1s have been re-capping on the o-e grapheme, the u-e grapheme that makes the long oo sound. the u-e grapheme that makes the long U sound and the ar grapheme.

In English, the Years 1s have worked really hard to complete their independent write about Samuel Pepys. Reception have started to do some chotting ( chatting and jotting) ready for after half term when we will be doing more of this.

In Maths, Reception have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes and patterns. Year 1 have focused on number bonds to 10, we also looked at greater than, less than and equals to.

In Topic we have been looking at how we can help our world, we had a great discussion about Endangered and Extinct animals and recapped on facts from last week. We made a list of things that we could do to help save our planet.

We enjoyed our final week of multi skills in PE. After half term, we aim to be outside for every session, please make sure your child has their joggers, a plain navy or black jumper and trainers that fit (not plimsols) – please look on the web site for the PE kit.

Have a fantastic half term with your family. Stay safe 🙂

Michelle Obama weekly class update 21/05/2021

All the children are astounding us with their knowledge of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London!

This week we looked in more detailed at what Samuel wrote in his diary about the Fire and also the Great Plague of 1665. We thought it was pretty gruesome! We have enjoyed discovering the meanings of the words he used in his diary – Did you know a lighter was a barge? In our Topic we have been creating a skyline of London in 1666 as the fire was raging. The are looking spectacular if we say so ourselves!

In Maths Year 2 have been looking at solving multiplication problems using the 2, 5 and 10 x tables. We have focussed on the method of grouping to solve them. We are getting super confident in skip counting in 2, 5 and 10’s now. Year 1 have been learning to recognise, find and make a quarter of shapes and quantities.

In phonics Year 2 have been recapping the ‘o’ grapheme which makes the ‘u’ sound as in ‘other’. Year 1 have been recapping Yellow Eye ‘ie’ and ‘igh’, UHoo ‘ew’ and Green Froggy ‘ie’

Ruby Bridges weekly class update 21/05/2021

We’ve had another fabulous week in Ruby Bridges Class.

In Phonics, Reception have been reading and writing CVCC and CCVC words such as groan and paint. Year 1s have been concentrating on the oy grapheme and the split digraphs a-e, e-e and i-e.

In Maths, Reception have been doubling and halving numbers using lots of different methods. Year 1s have moved onto subtraction, we have used concrete objects, pictorial and finally abstract (writing the number sentence).

In English, Year 1s have had a great week, especially on our experience day writing with fountain pens, ciphers, creating codes and breaking codes. Reception have continued with Handa’s Surprise. We spent time looking through the ‘action’ lens e.g. Handa was running, jumping, galloping, skipping etc. We even got to taste skittles as part of the feeling lens.

In Topic we have moved our PSHE question into caring for the world and why it is important to look after our World.

In PE we had a great time travelling in lots of different ways to find some treasure on the islands.

Well done Ruby Bridges Class.