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.