Week Beginning 8th February 2021
This week has been another brilliant mixture of both home learning and in school learning. Before we begin with the class blog I just want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all the children and the parents who have worked extremely hard during these difficult times. This week the children have continued that hard work in their work take a look below to discover what we have been upto in more detail.
During our English lessons this week we have written instructions on 'how to catch a dragon'. Before we could write our instructions we had to identify the key features in instruction writing. The children identified lots of features including time conjunctions, adverbs and imperative verbs. The children then had to plan the best way to catch a dragon take a look below at the different methods the children thought of:
In maths this week we have looked at 2D and 3D shapes. The children were able to recognise and name the 2D and 3D shapes. They even began to understand the properties of shape for example the vertices, faces and edges. Towards the end of the week the children also looked at symmetry explain what the definition of symmetry is and how to show lines of symmetry on everyday objects and 2D shapes take a look below at our work:
In our afternoon learning we have discovered all about Chinese New Year, in Science we have created posters explaining all of our learning over the topic animals including humans and in Encompass we have created our junk models of a castle take a look below at our learning:
Have a lovely half term Beavers try and relax and spend time with your family. Stay safe and I hope to see you all very soon!
Mr Brookes and Miss Marsh
Week Beginning 18th January
This week has been another fantastic week of home learning and in school learning. The children in beavers class have even started to join in for live maths lessons this week over teams and myself and Miss Marsh are enjoying being able to see all of your faces again and supporting you with your work . During the week have a looked at lots of different areas take a look at what we have been doing below.
This week in english we have continued with our class text "Zog and The flying doctors'. The children have really enjoyed this text and have created some spectacular publish writes including this weeks diary entry form the point of view of Princess Pearl. The children have been able to identify and use the key features of a diary entry including: time conjunctions, greetings, adjectives, hopes and dreams and feelings. Take a look below at our diary entries which have been completed by children in school and at home:
During our Maths lessons this week we have started our new topic area of Addition and Subtraction. This week we have concentrated on addition and how our place value knowledge can help use. The children were able to add 10 more and different multiples of 10. We then started to look at Two-digit - One digit moving on to Two-digit - Two digit. The children were able to partition the number and use this knowledge within subtraction on a number line. Take a look at our amazing maths below:
During encompass this week we looked at how we can attack a castle and what methods were used during the medieval times _ the children enjoyed the catapults. During science this week we look at how we can eat a healthy balanced diet and what each food group consisted of. For RE this week we looked at what makes a Buddhist temple sacred. Take a look at all our learning below:
Super work this week Beavers I look forward to next week and starting our live lessons for both english and maths. Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to a new week of both home learning and in school learning next week
Mr Brookes and Miss Marsh
Week Beginning 18th January
This week has been another fantastic week of home learning and in school learning. The children in beavers class have really taken to home learning and the work being sent is of a very high standard and continues to blow myself and Miss Marsh away. During the week have a looked at lots of different areas take a look at what we have been doing below.
This week in English we have continued looking at Zog but this time reading the story "Zog and the flying doctors" The children have really enjoyed this story and have loved going on the different adventures and helping all of the different animals. This prompted the children to begin to think about what adventure could Zog have next. To start with the children planned their adventure using a a story map. The children then had t think about the characters and the structure of an adventure story (beginning, middle and end). The children were able to use a variety of sentence openers, adjectives and adverbs in their stories. Take a look below at Zogs next adventure!
During our Maths lessons this week we have started our new topic area of Addition and Subtraction. This week we have concentrated on addition and how our place value knowledge can help use. The children were able to add 10 more and different multiples of 10. We then started to look at Two-digit + One digit moving on to Two-digit + Two digit. The children were able to partition the number naad use this knowledge within addition on a number line. Take a look at our amazing maths below:
In our encompass lesson this week we looked at the different roles (jobs) within a castle and how these were equally important. We then wrote our own job application for a job within our class castle the most popular job was a watchman. In science this week we looked at what are the basic needs of survival including - shelter, food, water and air. In RE this week we visited a Gurdwara virtually of course and how these are special places for Sikhs.
Well done this week Beavers I cant wait to start our live learning next week and getting to see all of your lovely faces again!
Mr Brookes and Miss Marsh
Week Beginning 11th January
This week has been a mixture of both home learning and in school learning. The children have all followed the same lessons and I must say that the whole of Beavers have impressed not only myself but the other members of staff. Their attitude towards learning is fantastic and this is shown in the quality of work they have produced this week.
In our english lessons this week we have looked at instruction writing and the features that are used in this genre of writing. The children have been able to identify and use adverbs (slowly, gently) and also time connectives (firstly, next, finally). The children have been inspired by Princess Pearl from our book Zog and The Flying Doctors and how she makes lots of different medicines to cure lots of strange and bizzare illnesses. The children have worked extremely hard using the features and planning their instructions take a look at the photographs below:
This week and our maths lessons we have continued to look at place value and we have begun estimate, identify and recognise two digit numbers on a number line. The children then started to count on from a given number in different steps included counting in 2s,5s and 10's. Take a look at our super learning below:
For our encompass learning we have been continuing with our topic castles, turrets and tunnels. This week we have been researching and labelling the key features of a castle for example we know that a moat is a body of water which surround the whole castle. The children have found this really interesting and even started to design their own castle using the key features take a look below:
This week in science we looked at the timeline of human growth from the start as a baby all the way through to a fully grown adult take a look below at our timeline:
Well done this week Beavers keep up the hard work and I look forward to seeing all of your home learning next week!
Week Beginning 4th January
I am so proud of Beavers this week not only were they able to come back to school on the Monday excited and ready to learn, they were able to adapt to the news of home learning starting again. The level of maturity that they have shown has been nothing shy of excellent! During the week we have had a mixture of both home learning and some children in school completing work. Keep up the hard work guys!
This week during english we have started looking at our new book Zog. At home and in school we looked at how adverbs can improve our writing I have had some fantastic adverbs such as gracefully, confidently and bravely being used to describe our new favourite character Zog. Take a look below ate our work:
During maths this week we have looked closely at partitioning two-digit numbers and how to represent these in different ways. for example base 10, whole part model and written. The children have worked extremely hard and can now confidently use place value to help with other mathematical problems. Take a look at our work below:
During the afternoon's we began to look at our new topic castles, turrets and tunnels, To get us in the correct mind frame we started to look at creating a coats of arms for our very own castles. We looked at the reasons behind the different animals and colours for example a lion means brave and strong and the colour purple means royalty and rich. Take a look at our designs below:
Well done a strange and changing week. I cant wait to see your home learning next week!
Week Beginning 7th December
I am so proud of Beavers this week they have worked extremely hard completing assessments and even writing their non-chronological reports. Even through all of this they have managed to stay strong and continue to come to school with a great big smile on their face. One more week left guys and then ITS CHRISTMAS!
This week in english we have published our non-chronological reports and managed to blow Mr Brookes's socks of by including a variety of sentence openers and even different sentence types. Our favourite part for this publish write was discovering and learning lots and lots of fascinating facts all about Barn Owls. I'm sure if you have a question we will most likely know the answer!
In maths this week we have been learning all about position and direction. We have learnt our left and right and even learnt a new trick with our hands to help us! We even learnt how to turn objects and ourselves in two different directions (clockwise and anticlockwise). As a class we managed to show off to Mr Brookes b y using our fractions to turn objects a quarter and three quarters round!! Look at our photos below you may even see us dancing to the CHA CHA slide
This week in science we have used all of our knowledge on everyday materials to design our own house and explain why we have chosen the material using vocabulary such as suitable and properties
Keep up the hard work Beavers! Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday
Week Beginning 30th November
I am so proud Beavers constantly battling through and always trying their best!
This week we have had another fun-filled week and learned so much!
In English this week we have started a writing our Non-chronological reports (fact file) all about Barn Owls! The children have been exceptional and have been able to identify the key features of a Non chronological report (subheadings, facts, headings and even captions). The children have researched three key areas of the report (habitat, diet and appearance) and they have even started to write their Non-chronological reports and will begin publishing these next week. I look forward to seeing what the children can do!
In Maths this week we have started to look at the topic MONEY! We had a quick re-cap on what money was and looked at all of the different coins and notes and what the value of these were. Using this we were able to make different combinations of amounts and even think about buying our own shopping. We learned that there were lots of different ways to make the same amount and we used our 2, 5 and 10 times table to help us. As well as learning the value and combinations we were able to add different amounts of money and compare their value. Fantastic work this week Beavers!
This week we had an exciting time re-creating the Great Fire of London! We were so excited when Mr Brookes set fire to the houses and we observed why it spread so quickly. We learned that the fire spread quickly because the houses were made of wood, it was a dry/windy day and the houses were far too close together.
We also had 2 superstars this week that showed how well they could present their work during all lessons well done boys!
HAVE A FAB WEEKEND AND STAY SAFE SEE YOU ALL MONDAY!
Week Beginning 23rd November
What a busy week we've had again Beavers! You have worked so hard and we have learned so much!
In English we have completed our thank you letter to the Black Cat and published our final piece of writing. Myself and Miss Marsh are unbelievably impressed with the standard of writing. We managed to included adjectives, conjunctions (when, if, because) and a range of punctuation (?.!). I'm so proud of everyone for their amazing writing this week! Lets keep it going with our Non-chronological reports next!
In Maths we moved onto Fractions! We learned a fraction is part of a whole when it is split into equal groups or pieces. We started looking at halves before moving onto quarters and thirds. Miss Sajid was impressed with their attitude to learning and as a result, we made lots of progress in the lessons. We particularly enjoyed using the practical resources to show fractions.
In the afternoons we have created art relating to our topic 'The Great Fire of London' We created Tudor houses using black strips and
created flames to show the effects of the fire. Take a look below:
Week Beginning 16th November
This week we have had a lovely week with lots of fun! We enjoyed learning about Anti-Bullying week and we discuss how to unite as a team to stop it from happening at Waterside.
In English this week we have started a new genre of writing - a letter! We are pretending to be Plop from our story the owl who was afraid of the dark and we are going to be writing a thank-you letter to the Black Cat for helping him overcome his fear of the darkness. Some of us didn't know what a letter was so we spent a couple of days looking at some examples and finding the features of this type of writing. We then began writing our own introduction which Mr Brookes was very impressed with. Some of us used some new vocabulary such as 'wisdom' and 'encouragement' and even a range of different sentence types WOW!
In Maths we have continued to learn about Multiplication but moved our learning onto using this to multiplying by 2, 5 and 10. We used the methods we'd already learned about to answer questions such as 4 x 5 3 x 2 and 5 x 10 using groups of, arrays and counting using our fingers.
Some of us began to solve problems and answer reasoning questions which will continue to be a focus for the next few weeks.
Encompass and Science
In Encompass we've been learning about the Great Fire of London. We learned about what happened and then created our very own timeline of events using our sequencing skills. Some of us completed a quiz all about the famous event and impressed our teachers with our knowledge! Take a look at some of our learning below.
Science was very interesting this week - we introduced our new topic Useful Everyday Materials. We learned about the 5 most common materials wood, plastic, glass, metal and fabric before thinking of objects made out of them.
Week Beginning 9th November
This week has been a fantastic week for beavers! We have celebrated Remembrance Day every afternoon and created some lovely scrapbooks to showcase our learning. The level of respect and maturity that has been shown was exceptional and we had some great discussions. We looked at what Remembrance Day was, discussed what life would've been like, looked at friendship in the war and created some fantastic artwork.
In English this week, we have published our character description of Plop from our story 'The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. First, we began by looking at what make a good character description and started to match characters to the correct description. We enjoyed being detectives and looking for clues!
In our own writing we used a range of adjectives and looked at how to expand our noun phrases! Some of us even managed to use a 2A sentence! Fantastic work Beavers!
In Maths we have been learning all about Multiplication! We learned that this means 'lots of' or 'equal groups' of. We looked at repeated addition, groups of and even learned about the commutative form (this just means we can swap the numbers and still get the same answer - it just like magic!) We tried SO hard in our lessons and now we can show multiplication in lots of different ways!
Well done for a fantastic week Beavers! I can't wait to see what next week will bring! Have a fantastic weekend!
Stay safe, keep smiling, keep shining
Week commencing 2nd November 2020
Welcome back Beavers after a fun filled half term. We have had a great start to the new term and have dived straight into our new learning. Attitudes have been fantastic this week and I can already tell that this half term is going to be fabulous.
During English this week, we have started to look at our new book ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’. We started the week by predicting what we though would happen in the book based on the front cover. Throughout the week, we have used drama and story mapping to help us to remember the story as well as look at the main character Plop. We thought of lots of adjectives to describe Plop’s character and personality.
In Maths, we started our new topic of measurement. We have been able to measure real life objects using a ruler and have discussed when we might use metres instead of cm. Throughout the week, we have compared and ordered different measurements.
This week in Science we started our new topic ‘The use of everyday materials’ by completing a pre assessment and a KWL. Using the KWL we are able to find out what we already know about the topic and can discuss what would like to learn. Towards the end of the week, we looked at various everyday materials and we were able to name various items that were made from the different material.
Encompass this half term is based around history. We will be studying the ‘Great fire of London’ as our topic and the children have already blown me away with the standard of their homework. I am so proud of the effort that they have put in.
Keep up the good work Beavers
Stay safe, keeping smiling, keeping shining
Mrs Twigg and Mr Brookes
Week commencing 12th October 2020
This week in English we have continued to retell the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We looked at the conversation between the wolf and Little Red Riding Hood and discussed what speech was and how we could include this into our writing. We used speech bubbles to represent each characters part of the conversation and explored using various speech verbs in our writing to make it more interesting.
This week in maths, we have been developing our learning about addition using number lines. We have been able to label our own number lines and use the number line in order to add multiples of 10 to a given number. Later in the week, we started to add 2 digit numbers with 1 digit numbers which crossed over into the next multiple of ten. We found using a 100 square and a number line really helpful.
During our encompass lessons this week, we have been looking at a contrasting city. The city we picked was called Banjul and it is the capital city of Gambia. We compared Banjul to London looking at the similarities and differences between the two cites. Once we had identified the differences and similarities we imputed our findings in a Venn diagram.
In science this week, we started to look at the different types of animals. Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores. We also looked at food chains and were able to identify the producer, consumer, predator and prey.
Overall, we have had a busy but rewarding week. I want to say a huge well done to Max for winning the dojo prize this week. Can I remind all parents and guardians that spelling, timestables and reading diaries must be brought into school on a Friday so that they can we changed on the Monday with new books and new spellings.
Have a lovely weekend
Stay safe, and keep shining
Week commencing 5th October 2020
At the start of the week we published our fantastic setting descriptions of the forest from ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. I have been blown away by the amazing writing from beaver’s class. We continued our week, by acting out the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and creating a story board ready for retell. On Wednesday, we looked at conjunctions and looked at some sentences that included ‘and’ and ‘because’. We then used our sentences to retell the first part of the story.
This week, we have continued to learn about addition. We looked at the importance of place value when using addition and put our learning into practise to answer addition questions. Towards the end of the week we looked at subtraction and looked how we could partition the number in order to subtract from the tens and the ones column.
In Encompass this week, we looked at the question ‘How do people travel around London?’. We watched videos of the London Underground and found out that the London underground is the fastest way to travel around London. Throughput the lessons we also looked at the London bus and London taxis.
In our Science lessons this week, we have been learning about adaptations and how animals adapt to where they live. We discussed how polar bears have thick fur to stay warm and are white to camouflage into the snow to keep them safe.
On Friday we celebrated world mental health day by wearing yellow. During our SMSC lesson we looked at being our own superheroes and what powers we have that make us special.
We have had a thoroughly enjoyable week in Beavers and have all worked really hard. A special well done to Zumrut who won the Dojo award this week.
Have a fantastic weekend
Keep shining, keep smiling and stay safe
Week commencing 28th September 2020
This week in English we have been continuing with our setting description of the forest from Little Red Riding Hood. Throughout the week, we have been focusing on the use of adverbs within our work. This week, we have learnt that adverbs describe the verb. We used adverbs to describe how the trees moved in the forest and how Little Red Riding Hood skipped through the forest. Towards the end of the week, we started to write our setting descriptions and really amazed Mrs Twigg with the use of adjectives, adverbs, verbs and varied sentence openers. We will be publishing our writing on Monday - We cannot wait to show you all.
This week in Maths, we have started our new topic of addition and subtraction. We started the week off by looking at what addition and subtraction was and knew that when you use addition the number becomes bigger however when you are subtracting the number becomes smaller. We used concrete objects and number lines to secure our addition and subtraction knowledge up to 20. Towards the end of the week we started to look at the meaning of 'Inverse'. We discovered that it meant the opposite. Then, we used the inverse to find different fact families of number sentences.
For example -
2+4 = 6 4+2 = 6 6 - 2 = 4 6 - 4 = 2
In Science this week, we have continued our learning of habitats. We started to look at the 4 main world habitats and discussed what animals may live in these places.
This week in Encompass we have been looking at the Royal family. We looked at the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Catherine Dutchess of Cambridge.
Overall, we have had a busy but fantastic week. I would like to give a special mention to our certificate winners. Well done to Amna for recieving the values award this week. Amna has shown great pride in her English work. Well done to Moses for the secret caught on camera certificate awarded by Miss Gaskell and finally, well done to Zarah for winning the Dojo prize this week for the most dojos.
Keep shining Beavers and being the best you can be.
Have fabulous weekend.
Week commencing 21st September 2020
This week in English, we have continued our learning all about adjectives and also started to learned about adverbs. We have discussed what a setting is and have looked closely at the forest setting in ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We have written some fabulous sentences using our senses by describing what we can see, hear, smell and touch. We wrote all of our ideas on a senses mat to help when writing our sentences.
During Maths this week, we have been ordering numbers up to 100 from smallest to largest. As class, we also created our very own number line and we were able to place the correct numbers on our number line.
This week in Encompass we have answered the question ‘What makes London special?’ During our lesson we learnt what a landmark was and we can now all identify the most famous landmarks in London. In science, we have been learning about ‘Habitats’ and ‘Microhabitats’. We made a prediction about which animals would live in the different habitats – Woodland, Urban, Pond and coastline.
Week commencing - 14th September 2020
This week in English we have been looking at adjectives to describe the wolf in ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We all now know that an adjective describes a noun and have used some fantastic examples when describing the wolf. During our lessons we have looked and described the Wolf’s appearance and his character. Throughout the lessons we made sure that we were using appropriate adjectives that matched to the wolf. We decided that he was a nasty, evil wolf with cunning, beady eyes and claws that he used to scare people with. We ended the week with writing a full character description of the wolf and published our work on beautiful paper making sure we used the skills that we had learnt from the week.
This week in Maths, we have continued to look at our place value skills. We have learnt how to partition numbers in tens and ones as well as represent different number in many forms. We have had lots of practical lessons this week which has helped to embed our learning. Towards the end of the week, we looked at comparing numbers. We have learned the three different signs that we use when comparing number – greater than, less than and equals. The children were able to recognise the greater and less than numbers and use the signs correctly.
This week in Encompass we have been looking at where London is. We found the U.K on a world map and located London on a U.K. In science, we started our learning about animals. By the end of the lesson, we were able to identify alive, dead or never alive animals and objects.
Week commencing - 7th September 2020
Wow what a fantastic first full week we have had. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of my new beavers and seeing their personalities shine through. We have all worked extremely hard his week and have produced some lovely work for our displays.
This half term in English, we are going to be looking traditional tales. We have started by looking at the book 'Little Red Riding Hood'. Over the week, we have looked at the characters, setting, retold the story through drama and have made our own story map.
In Maths this week, we have started our place value learning. It is really important that we are confident when counting up to 100 so lots of practise at home would be fantastic.
During our afternoon learning we have been looking at our new topics. For encompass we are going to be learning about London and for Science we are going to be looking at animals and their habitats.
We have had a lovely yet busy week back at school and cannot wait to see what work and learning we achieve this year.
Well done for a fantastic week back at school.