Autumn 2020

Welcome to Class Cremyll
Please have a look at our Autumn 2020 learning adventures!
Weeks 1 and 2
It has been a great start to the new academic year! The children have settled very quickly into our new routine and have been full of enthusiasm in their learning.
During our first week back, we discussed and created a set of class rules as well as our own self-portraits for our 'Welcome to Class Cremyll' board - it is super colourful and really does make us feel at home. We have revisited our phonics and maths learning to build up our confidence, ready to challenge ourselves in both reading and writing as well as when problem-solving in maths.
We have been really active each day both inside and outside the classroom and reconnected with our amazing school grounds. As part of being mindful, we have become inventors and have our own design books to record them in - children designed princess aquariums and unicorn robots as well as new flying machines!
In our English learning this week, we have entered the world of 'The Bog Baby'. We went on an amazing Bog Baby hunt where we found lots of evidence of its existence! We can't wait to find out more about the story.
Homework Y1 & Y2
Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.
Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling.

Week 3

Throughout the week, we have begun to discover more about the Bog Baby. We now know what he looks like and what he enjoys doing in the magic pond. We used our Honesty value when talking about the two girls in the story because they did something they should not have done! We thoroughly enjoyed our PE with Saints where we were practising different skills and in our yoga session with Mrs I, we went on a journey with Moana which helped us to remember that we need to believe in ourselves. This week, we have also enjoyed designing our own maths track games – we didn’t even realise that it was helping us to practise counting forwards and backwards and to find one more and one less than a number.

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling.

Week 4

This week, we have enjoyed making predictions about what might happen next in the Bog Baby story and we can’t wait to find out if he gets better! In our Science learning, we discussed the differences between things that are living, non-living and things that were once living – it was quite tricky but we came up with some really good examples to help us know the difference. In our yoga session, we went outside onto the stage and practised five special poses that we would like to be able to hold with control by half-term, it was great fun! As part of anti-bullying week, we focused on the definition of bullying and how we can all work together to make sure it doesn’t happen. We also discussed who our support network are to remind us that there are lots of people we can talk to if we’re feeling worried or anxious about something.

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages).

Week 5

This week we have really enjoyed meeting Greedy Gertie, our crocodile puppet, who has helped us in our Maths learning – he always likes to eat the biggest number! In our Art learning, we found out lots of facts about the French artist Henri Matisse. He spent a lot of time in hospital and began experimenting with a completely different style of artwork. He created artwork from cutout pieces of paper and card to represent things – we really liked ‘The Snail’ and ‘La Gerbe’ which looked just like a plant. It was great fun practising cutting out different shapes and then creating our own artwork – the best bit was that we created two pieces which meant we could take one home! In our English learning, we have now found out that the girls’ mum helped them to take the Bog Baby back to the pond where he belonged which we all agreed was the right thing to do.

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages).

Week 6

This week, we finished the Bog Baby story and decided that the author was helping us to think carefully about animals and that we should protect their natural habitats. We really enjoyed creating a special habitat for our own fictional Bog Baby to have in the classroom. In our Science learning, we also found out more about different types of habitat and we had great fun investigating microhabitats on our school field. A microhabitat is a tiny home for minibeasts like spiders, ants, worms and butterflies. We found an amazing habitat in a piece of rotten wood! Then we collected our data just like a scientist would and used it to make a pictogram of the minibeasts we found in our chosen microhabitat.

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages).

Week 7

This week, we shared our favourite books and discussed how we could persuade other people to read them before writing our own book reviews – there were some great fiction and non-fiction book choices like ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ by Roald Dahl and ‘How do things work?’. As part of our RE learning, we found out about different baby welcoming ceremonies as well as the promise people make to each other when they get married. We really enjoyed designing wedding cakes, cards and menus.

Have a wonderful half-term break!

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages) – this week is Week 6.

Week 8

On Monday, we were detectives trying to find clues about who the mystery flowery bag belonged to. It had a woolly jumper, a pair of gloves, a scarf, a woolly hat, a toothbrush and toothpaste in it! We came up with lots of different ideas including: an elf, Santa, Mrs Claus, Jack Frost, a snowman and a Snow Queen. Then we all decided that they would be good things to take on a trip to a cold climate.

We also learnt how to make a loom and to weave strips of paper just like a textiles artist called Gunta Stolzl. Then we designed an underwater theme to add decoration to our ocean-coloured placemats. We can’t wait to add the fish, mermaids and shells to the mats so that we can take them home.

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages) – this week is Week 1.

Week 9

This week, we have really enjoyed our different sessions of PE. We played the games ‘Sharky Sharky’ and ‘Ice It’ with Zoe and with Mrs Pearson, we used ribbons to help us create movements that looked like fireworks. In our Design Technology learning, we learnt about the artist Gustav Klimt who liked to add gold to his paintings and this inspired us when adding fish, shells and seaweed to our underwater themed placemats. We also worked together in small groups to create posters to help everyone learn about Gunta Stolzl and Gustav Klimt. On Tuesday, we received a letter from a penguin called Waddle who asked us to create fact-file posters to help everyone remember that penguins live at the South Pole. We had to find out lots of facts and used all of our values working with our partners - Mrs I said that our posters were really effective!

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages) – this week is Week 2.

Week 10

This week, we have been learning about the seven continents of the world as well as the five major oceans. We used an atlas as well as a globe to help us see which countries were in each of the continents and we also spotted where the South Pole was. This is where the boy rowed the penguin to in order to take him home in our ‘Lost and found’ story. We all felt really sad when the boy rowed away again and we’re wondering what he might do next. As part of our Jigsaw learning, we worked with a partner to see what the differences were between us, for example, our eye and hair colour and the things that we like to eat. It helped us to see that everyone is unique!

 Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages) – this week is Week 3.

 

Week 11

This week, we have been learning in Science about different habitats around the world. We focused on the ocean, the Arctic, tropical rainforests and the desert. First we talked about the climate of each habitat, for example, it’s extremely cold in the Arctic, and then we discussed what types of animals and plants lived there. Finally, we thought carefully about how different animals and plants are suited to living in their environments before creating eye-catching posters for each habitat. In our Computing learning, we talked about making safe choices online and created a special booklet using the word SMART to help us remember the important things – SMART means Safe Meet Accept Reliable and Tell. We know who we can talk to if anything online makes us feel uncomfortable or anxious.

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages) – this week is Week 4.

Week 12

This week, we have recapped the Nativity story and sequenced it in a story map. Then, we acted it out and created our own script for our Class Cremyll nativity play – we even designed and made our own accessories! In our Science learning, we found out about how animals get their food and created simple food chains. We also learnt more about the hot and cold climate zones of the world and which animals live in them.

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages) – this week is Week 5.

Week 13

This week, we had great fun in our PE learning because we imagined that we were aliens – we made different alien shapes with our bodies and created new ways to greet each other to. Mrs Pearson was really proud of us. On Tuesday, we came to school in our nativity clothes and rehearsed our play in the morning using the props that we had made. We really enjoyed adding extra detail to our play before filming it in the afternoon – we can’t wait to see it!

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please read 5 or more times a week and record this in your reading record.

Complete one 'session' of the maths booklet and one 'week' of the spelling (3 pages) – this week is Week 6.

Week 14

This week, we have enjoyed our ‘arts and crafts’ time. We have created our own Christmas cards and decorations – the Christmas tree in our classroom was the best decorated in the school! We have also thought carefully about the meaning of compassion and forgiveness using the story of ‘The Prodigal Son’ to help us understand how you might show them to one another. Our Christmas lunch was lovely and our party lunch was amazing!

Have a wonderful Christmas break everyone!

 

Homework Y1 & Y2

Please continue to read over the Christmas break and record this in the reading record.