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Week beginning 14th June 2021

This week has been another fantastic week of learning for Beavers and the weather has definitely been helped us to all stay in a happy mood. Take a look below at what we have been up to this week.

English
This week during our English lesson we have continued with our class text the Hodgeheg. This week we have discovered what Max learnt about on his adventure to find a safe way for hedgehogs to cross overt he road. After we found out all about what max had learnt we decided to write a diary entry describing exactly what we had learnt and how this could save millions of hedgehogs from the dreaded squash. Take a look at our learning below:

Maths

During our Maths lesson this week we looked at fractions and how to find 1/2, 1/4 and1/3 of a number, shapes and objects. The children worked extremely hard and by the end of the week we were able to showcase our learning by creating a fraction museum. Take a look at our work below.

Afternoon

in the afternoon this week we continued with our topic Plants and we compared a seed and a bulb looking at the differences and what role a seed and a bulb plays in the life cycle of a plant. Take a look below at our work you may even see us setting up an experiment with cress seeds

Week beginning 7th June 2021

This week has been a lovely week back after our half term break. We have started to look at our new topics and we can’t wait to find out all about them and see where our learning takes us. Take a look at what we have been up to this week below:

English

During our English lesson this week we have started to read our new text Then Hodgeheg’. We particularly liked the way the author described the two settings we have visited so far (the park and the road). After reading these descriptions we looked at how we can use our senses to help paint a picture in the readers mind. Take a look at our work below:

Maths

In our Maths lesson this week we have looked at multiplication and division. The children have struggled with division in the past but this week they have really started to understand the concept of sharing and are now able to use both written methods and mental calculations to solve questions. We even managed to look at more challenging questions where we have to decipher what calculations we will need. Take a look below:

Afternoon

diring our afternoon sessions we have started our new topic “plants” We met our new character Colin the cactus who had his first question for us to solve and it was why are plants so important to us. After some research and class discussions we finally came to the answer. I’m sure if you ask one of us we will bean,e to give you lots of facts and reasons that will convince you that plants are one of the most important things in our everyday lives. Take a look below:

Week beginning 10th May

This week has been another busy but exciting journey. Some of us celebrated Eid so we spent an afternoon looking at why Muslim's celebrate Eid and some of us shared our own personal experiences.

English
During our English lessons this week we have continued reading our class text ‘The Twits’. We found out all about how Mr Twit dreams about owning an upside down circus but we also learnt that to try and achieve his dream he is vile to his pet monkeys by making them do everything whilst standing on their heads.After this, we decided that we had to stop Mr Twit and his cruel ways so we are going to write a letter to the RSPCA to complain.

Maths

During our Maths lessons this week we have started to look at subtraction and how we can us both mental and written methods to solve a calculation or problem.Some of us used our number bonds to mentally subtract and they moved onto trickier reasoning problems, well done! We finished the week by looking at a range of worded problems, underlining the key elements before solving.

In the afternoons we had LOTS of fun looking at maps. We helped Pirate Pete's by reading his directions and using our directional language from last week. After that we then created our own instructions to help him find his treasure that he forgot where he buried how silly!. Our favourite part of the week was creating our very own map with a key using symbols. We used language such as North South East and West as well as Left and right.

Week Beginning 26th April

What another busy week we have had in the beavers classroom. This week we have started new topics, new texts and even began to prepare for Year 3 by starting arithmetic lesson!

English

This week during our English lesson we started our new class text ‘The Twits’ . We looked at our character Mr Twit and discover all kinds of disgusting behaviors just wait till we tell you what he keeps in his beard....YUCK! The children have worked extremely hard describing Mr Twit’s appearance and personality take a look below at some of our work.

Maths

During our Maths lessons this week we have learnt how to represent, identify and even estimate where a number will place on a number line. At first we found this tricky but once we figured out how to identify what the number line was counting up in we were able to use our clever and sensible guess (estimate) to show where the number will place. Take a look at our amazing work below

The afternoons have been our favourite part of the week! We introduced our brand new topic 'Land Ahoy' which is all about exploring the world. We met Pirate Pete who isn't a very good explorer so he needs our help every afternoon to solve some of us questions. This week he wanted to know what the world was made up of so we explored the answers through lots of different ways.

We learned that the world is made up of 7 continents and 5 oceans. Take a look at our learning below:

Well done this week Beavers I can’t wait to see what we get up to next week! I wonder if Pirate Pete will have another questionđź¤”

Week Beginning 29th March

This week the children have shown how resilient they can be and have impressed myself and Miss Marsh with their attitude towards learning. The children have had a very busy from finishing of their character comparison to completing different assessments (which all children have made fantastic progress in such a small amount of time!) take a look at our learning below:

English

This week during our English lessons we have finished our character comparison or Rose and Jack. The children have been able to use a variety of reading skills to pick apart how the characters differ and also how they are similar even if this is in the smallest of ways. The children have blown me away with their writing including adverbs, adjectives and a variety of sentence openers. Take a look at our writing below:

Maths

During maths this week we had our arithmetic and reasoning assessments all the children worked extremely hard and have made exceptional progress in such a small space of time. I am so proud of all the children and the work they have all put in shows in how they applied themselves to the assessments. Even with the assessments the children still had maths lessons and this week we looked at solving 1 step and 2 step problems related to the topic Money take a look below at some of the examples of questions we were able to solve:

Science

In our science lessons this week we looked at the life cycle of a plant. The children were able to describe the different stages of the life cycle of a sunflower. The children even used key vocabulary to describe the different stages such as bulb, shoot, roots and stem. Take a look below at our work:

Well done this week beavers you have worked extremely hard and I am so proud of each and everyone of you! I hope you have a lovely half term and I look forward to seeing what we get up to in our summer term

Week beginning 22nd March

This week we have really shown how much progress we've made over the past few weeks! I can't believe how hard we've tried since coming back to school and I'm incredibly proud of you all.

English

In English we have published our diary entry from Jack's point of view and some of us wrote up to 3 pages! We used a range of openers, time conjunctions and sentence types which put all of our previous learning together. We then began working on our final published write of the term - a character comparison of the 2 main characters Jack and Rose. We looked at how the characters were different and discussed different ways to describe them both. We carried out a hot-seating activity where we asked a variety of questions to see how different their characters are. In Flow we have looked at subordinating conjunctions (when, if and because) so that we could include those in our writing too. Next week, we will begin to write and publish our comparison.

Maths

In Maths this week we have made SO much progress with fractions! We recapped our knowledge on halves, quarters and thirds before answering questions using an appropriate method. Some of us could do this in our heads which was very impressive. We looked for patterns and realised that finding fractions linked to division - sharing into equal groups which helps us lots! At the end of the week we put all of our learning together to solve problems. Some of them were tricky 2 step problems but we tried out best and made lots of progress. Well done!

Afternoons

In Science this week we looked at what plants need to survive. We linked this to our previous topic and realised that plants are similar to humans as they also need space, water and air. We also learned that plants need light and soil to stay alive too. After learning about what they need we then wrote sentences about why they needed certain elements.

In Encompass we moved our learning onto bridges. We enjoyed learning about what bridges were, what they were used for and looking at famous bridges. Some of us were very impressed with how long the bridges were and Mr Brookes and Miss Marsh were very impressed with our knowledge of famous bridges too. We looked at the 3 different types of bridges: suspension, beam and arch. We wrote about what bridges are used for and then designed our very own.

We've had another super week of learning and we can't wait to have lots of fun next week before the Spring Holidays.

Week Beginning 8th March

How times change! This week we have finally had the whole beaver family back together and it has been great to catch up and fidn out what we have all been doing during during lockdown. The children have settled brillaint back into evryday school life and this has shown in all the hard work they have completed this week. Take a look below:

English

This week during our English lesson we have continued to look at our class text 'The Tunnel by Anthony Browne'. The children started by identifying the key features of a setting description of the tunnel and the magical forest. They were able to identify: adverbs, adjectives and even 2A sentence types. We then looked at our senses and how these can help us to identify different elements of a setting description. Finally, we learnt how adverbs can describe a verb and which adverb is most suitable for example she shouted loudly.

Maths

This week during our Maths lessons we looked at additon and differnet methods we can use to solve the calaculations. We were able to use number lines and base 10 to present our working out. We learnt that showing our working out is very important when answering reasoning styled questions because it the readder to see that we ahve understood the question and it can also get us extra marks in an assessment. Who would have guessed!

Science

This week has been British science week! During this week wew have learnt all about plants, vegatbales and even starting our own business a pizzeria. We designed our own logo for our pizzeria and we elarnt how marketing a business is so important we even made our own adverts. The children are also now able to explain how food gets from our field to our forks this started great conversations about different food groups and how each plant, vegatable and food is grown in different environments.

WELL DONE Year 2 for your hard work this week I can't wait to see what we get up to next week!

Mr Brookes and Miss Marsh

Week Beginning 22nd February

This week has been another fantastic blend of both home learning and in school. The children have had a difficult week with assessments taking place but all children have shown resilience and have put in a lot of hard work and this is shown in the progress they have made. I just

want to say how proud I am of each individual child and how they have adapted during these difficult times. Take a look at our learning below:

English

During our English lessons this week we have taken the opportunity to discover poetry and how poetry is performed. The children first identified the features of a poem identifying rhyming words, verses and even different variety of structures. The children then performed well known poems adding actions and using expression in their voices. The children then wrote a poem about a dragon using a given structure take a look at the pictures below:

Maths

In our Maths lessons this week we have recapped multiplication and how we can use sentences such as there are _____ equal groups of ___ and how this can be transformed into a multiplication calculation. The children previously struggled with this but after this weeks they have become multiplication magicians. Take a look at our work below:

Afternoon

In our Science lesson this week we went on a observation walk to see what plants and trees we could see and we even managed to name the features including: tree, trunk, petals, leaves and stem. During our encompass lesson we located local castles and even created a fact file on Warwick castle. Take a look at our afternoon learning below:

Well done on another fantastic week of learning Beavers I can't wait to see what we get upto next week!!

Mr Brookes and Miss Marsh

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.

English

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:

Maths

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:

Afternoon

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.

English

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:

Maths

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:

Afternoon

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.

English

Maths

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:

Afternoon

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.

ENGLISH

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:

Maths

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:

Encompass

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:

Science

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!

English

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:

Maths

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:

Encompass

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!

Mr Brookes

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!

English

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!

Maths

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

Encompass

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

Mr Brookes

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!

English

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!

Maths

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!

Encompass

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.

English

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!

Maths

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.

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English

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!

Maths

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

Mr Brookes

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.

English

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.

Maths

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

English

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.

Maths

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.

Afternoon

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

Mrs Twigg

Week commencing 5th October 2020

English

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.

Maths

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.

Afternoon

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

Mrs Twigg

Week commencing 28th September 2020

English

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.

Maths

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

Afternoon

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.

Mrs Twigg

Week commencing 21st September 2020

English

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.

Maths

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.

Afternoon

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

English

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.

Maths

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.

Afternoon

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.

Keep shining

Keep smiling

Stay safe

Mrs Twigg

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