Autumn 2019

Weeks 1 & 2

Class Cremyll have had a great start to the new academic year – well done Y1 and Y2! In our English learning, we are thoroughly enjoying discovering the problems that the rabbits are faced with every month and have come up with some very ingenious solutions to them. We are making sure that we have a really secure knowledge of number in our Maths learning and have enjoyed using all of the different resources to help us. Our PE sessions have been full of fun and we have been praised for using our Respect and Responsibility value with our new teachers too.

Homework

Please practise your spellings and read 5 times throughout the week.

Plant pot request

Next week, we will be planting some seeds and in keeping with our re-using and recycling focus, it would be great if the children could bring in a couple of pots for their plants. These could be clean yoghurt pots, old plant pots or something more creative as long as they can hold soil and water and are not too big.

Week 3

This week, we have really enjoyed being out and about in the field, making observations of plants and trees as well as spotting spider webs and other minibeasts that live in the environment. One afternoon, we chose our favourite tree and made a pencil sketch of it, looking closely at how the different parts connect together – Mrs I was really impressed with our enthusiasm! Then we used colour swatches to match to the colour of the bark, leaves and berries. We are going to return to our trees every season so we can see what happens to them.

Homework

Please complete your spellings sheet(s) – you could always write 1 or more sentences using the words you have practised.

Please read at least 5 times.

Week 4

In Science this week, we all planted broad bean seeds and garlic bulbs and then we wrote instructions using bossy words. As part of solving the August’s rabbit problem, we looked at the key features of a poster. Then we designed our own sun safety posters to help the rabbits stay safe in the sun. As part of our Jigsaw learning, we discussed how we could be responsible in different situations and how this can help us in our learning.

Homework

Please complete your spellings sheet(s) – you could always write 1 or more sentences using the words you have practised.

Please read at least 5 times.

Week 5

This week, we have thoroughly enjoyed making our own predictions about the problems that the rabbits might face in November and December. We used proper nouns when ordering the months of the year and then decided that our favourite rabbit problem was the cold problem because the little book told them how to stay warm and then at the end, all of the rabbits popped out! Also, this week, most of our broad bean seeds and garlic bulbs have started shooting up – we used cubes as well as rulers to measure how tall they have already grown.

Homework

Please complete your spellings sheet(s) – you could always write 1 or more sentences using the words you have practised.

Please read at least 5 times.

Week 6

What a blustery and soggy week we have had this week! It hasn’t stopped us from investigating in Science – our broad bean plants have all shot up and are now growing leaves. Some of them have grown so quickly that their stems have bent over. Our garlic bulbs have also put out small shoots, much to our surprise!

We are thoroughly enjoying the story of Peter Rabbit and have pretended to be him eating too many lettuces and radishes to help us think about how he might be feeling and what he might be thinking in Mr McGregor’s garden.

Homework

Please complete your spellings sheet(s) – you could always write 1 or more sentences using the words you have practised.

Please read at least 5 times.