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2019-2020 Academic Year

🏑 Home Learning - WB 29.06.20 

 

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Welcome to your last week of home learning Beech class! I can wait to see you all back at school and I bet you are all really excited to see your friends. Let's hope the sunshine stays out for us so we can enjoy those last 2 weeks of term! 

 

⭐️ The home learning this week continues with the 'Hall of Fame' topic and learning all about significant people in history. πŸ… πŸŽ­ πŸ‘‘ πŸ† 

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 29.06.20.

 

  πŸ“§ Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! 

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

P.S. Don't forget to head over to our ‘Worship at Home’ section on the website! 

🏑 Home Learning - WB 22.06.20 

 

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Welcome to another week Beech Class! I hope you are well and are finding the home learning tasks fun. I hear that quite a lot of you are enjoying finding out all about famous people from the past so that's great!

 

⭐️ The home learning this week continues with the 'Hall of Fame' topic and learning all about significant people in history. πŸ… πŸŽ­ πŸ‘‘ πŸ† 

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 22.06.20 and will be updated weekly.

 

  πŸ“§ Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! 

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

P.S. Don't forget to head over to our ‘Worship at Home’ section on the website! 

🏑 Home Learning - WB 15.06.20 

 

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Hi Beech Class! I have loved reading your emails this week! It is so nice to hear all about what you are getting up to when you aren't completing your home learning.  

 

I wanted to let you know that Mrs Bennett has been working so hard on the science page and has added lots of fantastic activities and experiments that you might like to try out. If you do any of them please take a photo and email it to me so I can show Mrs Bennett, she will love it! You can find the science page here

 

⭐️ For our home learning this week we will be continuing with the 'Hall of Fame' topic and learning all about significant people in history. πŸ… πŸŽ­ πŸ‘‘ πŸ† 

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 15.06.20 and will be updated weekly.

 

  πŸ“§ Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! 

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

P.S. Don't forget to head over to our ‘Worship at Home’ section on the website! 

Gallery of home learning from the week

🏑 Home Learning - WB 08.06.20 

 

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Hello again Beech Class! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of home learning. I've really enjoyed seeing your emails over the last week and how well you are all doing. Some of you looked a little bit different in your amazing costumes and outfits! Also I want to say thank you for your kind and fun messages, even if it did take me a while to translate them from hieroglyphics! 

 

⭐️ We will be continuing with the 'Hall of Fame' topic and learning all about significant people in history. πŸ… πŸŽ­ πŸ‘‘ πŸ† 

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 08.06.20 and will be updated weekly.

 

  πŸ“§ Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! 

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

P.S. Don't forget to head over to our ‘Worship at Home’ section on the website! 

🏑 Home Learning - WB 01.06.20 

 

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Hello Beech Class! I hope you have all enjoyed you half term and the extra day off for the Inset! It certainly has been fantastic weather! β˜€οΈ 

 

⭐️ This half term we will have a new topic linked to history. It is called 'Hall of Fame' and we will be learning all about significant people in history. πŸ… πŸŽ­ πŸ‘‘ πŸ† 

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 01.06.20 (but don't forget our week begins on Tuesday due to the Inset day) and will be updated weekly.

 

  πŸ“§ Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! 

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

P.S. Don't forget to head over to our ‘Worship at Home’ section on the website! 

⭐️ 23.05.20 ⭐️ 

 

Wow Beech Class! 🀩

 

Another week of amazing learning at home. Your emails and pictures reflect this and I was blown away by some of your tasks, especially the animal collage pictures. I loved them! πŸ₯°

 

Below, you can find a slideshow of your work, see if you can spot yours. πŸ‘€

 

I hope you all have an amazing half term with lots of rest, relaxing and fun in the sun! β˜€οΈ

 

Miss you all lots! Stay safe!

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎  

🏑 Home Learning - WB 18.05.20 

 

Welcome to another week of home learning. I'm glad to see you are staying motivated as I know some of you are a little bit tired now we are coming to the end of the half term. Give yourself a big pat on the back!

 

⭐️ This week we will continue with the topic ‘Gardener’s World’, focusing on science and looking at plants and living things and their habitats. πŸŒ±πŸŒ»πŸ¦”πŸ›πŸ

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 18.05.20 and will be updated weekly.

 

 Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! 

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

P.S. Don't forget to head over to our ‘Worship at Home’ section on the website!

⭐️ 16.05.20 ⭐️ 

 

Happy weekend everyone! πŸ‘‹πŸ»
 

Technology has been a bit challenging this week so although I have received and managed to look at all of your photos, I haven’t managed to be able to upload them all. What I have done is put a little collection together of the highlights to show some different learning that has been going on during the week. I’m so sorry if you don’t see yours here but be assured I have enjoyed every single one of the emails (including the wonderful, supportive messages from the parents!).

 

Miss you all!

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

🏑 Home Learning - WB 11.05.20 

 

Hello again Beech Class! Well done for all of your hard work over the past week. I read some really good pieces of writing and enjoyed seeing all the different objects you collected to help you with your maths division. Keep it up!

 

⭐️ This week we will continue with the topic ‘Gardener’s World’, focusing on science and looking at plants and living things and their habitats. πŸŒ±πŸŒ»πŸ¦”πŸ›πŸ

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 11.05.20 and will be updated weekly.

 

 Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! 

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

P.S. Don't forget to head over to our ‘Worship at Home’ section on the website!

⭐️ 08.05.20 ⭐️ 

 

Hello Beech Class πŸ‘‹πŸ» 

 

Thank you so much for sharing your learning with me this week. I am so impressed with how creative you are being and how hard you are all working on the home learning tasks. I hope you are all having a fantastic day celebrating the 75th VE Day. I can see from your emails that some of you have been busy preparing for this special day! I have shared a few photos of this below. 


Speak soon!

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

 

🏑 Home Learning - WB 04.05.20 

 

Hi Beech Class! Thank you for all of your hard work over the past few weeks. Your home learning has been very creative and I have enjoyed looking at it all. I know some of you are finding some of the work a little bit tricky and that's OK! Just try your best and make your learning fun. I hope you enjoy the tasks I have set this week (including a little video!) and remember I am thinking of you all!

 

⭐️ We continue with the topic ‘Gardener’s World’, focusing on science and looking at plants and living things and their habitats. πŸŒ±πŸŒ»πŸ¦”πŸ›πŸ

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 04.05.20 and will be updated weekly.

 

 Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! 

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

P.S. Don't forget to head over to our ‘Worship at Home’ section on the website!

English - Jack and the Baked Beanstalk

Maths - Dividing

Science - Healthy or Unhealthy?

Computing - Technology Around the Home

PE - Move Like Jack!

RE - The Story of the Sower

PSHE - Why Do We Need Water?

🏑 Home Learning - WB 27.04.20 

 

⭐️ We continue with the topic ‘Gardener’s World’, focusing on science and looking at plants and living things and their habitats. πŸŒ±πŸŒ»πŸ¦”πŸ›πŸ

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 27.04.20 and will be updated weekly.

 

 Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! 

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

 

P.S. Head over to our ‘Worship at Home’ section on the website, this week is all about HOPE!

English - The Hole in the Fence

Maths - Word Problems

Science Tasks

PE - Flower Targets

Computing - Digital Footprint

RE - Nature Rainbow

PSHE - I Am Amazing!

πŸ™ A Big Thank You! πŸ™ 

Hi Beech Class. I just wanted to say a really big thank you for my video. You were all so brave and thoughtful, I am proud of you all! πŸ’•  Seeing your happy faces made my day really special. Thank you for being so kind. I loved it so much that I have uploaded it to the video resource centre for all of the other teachers and children to see too. πŸ‘πŸ»
Click here if you want to watch it 😊

https://hertingfordbury-cowper-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/we-miss-you-miss-whitbread

 

*UPDATE 24.04.20*

 

Hello Beech Class! πŸ‘‹πŸ» 

 

Thank you for all of your emails and hard work this week. If you look below the home learning task you will see that I have uploaded some of your photos linked to the challenges I had set for the week. See if you can spot yourself or a friend! πŸ‘€ I will keep updating them as I receive them today too so if you haven’t sent over your pictures yet don’t worry, it’s not too late! ⏰ 

 

Have a fantastic weekend and I will speak to you again on Monday!

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

🏑 Home Learning - WB 20.04.20 

 

⭐️ Our new topic for the start of the summer term is ‘Gardener’s World’. Within this we will be focusing on science and looking at plants and living things and their habitats. πŸŒ±πŸŒ»πŸ¦”πŸ›πŸ

 

These tasks are for the week beginning 20.04.20 and will be updated weekly.

 

mail Email your completed tasks to beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk and I will try to share as many as I can on the class page! mail

 

πŸ˜€ Happy home learning! πŸ˜€

 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

Arrays!

Balancing Like Plants

Book Reviews - There’s A Snake In My School!

Digital Art

Flowers - Science Tasks

PSHE - Wellbeing Wheel

Signs of Spring

Some Other Home Learning From This Week

David Walliams - There’s A Snake In My School!

Hi Beech Class! πŸ‘‹πŸ» 

 

I have made my first video story for you to listen to, please just click on the link to take you to the Video Resource Centre and press play! 
https://hertingfordbury-cowper-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/david-walliams-theres-a-snake-in-my-school

I hope you enjoy it! πŸ‘πŸ»

 

I will be updating the home learning on 20.04.20 (after the Easter holidays) but if you haven’t managed to do everything I have given you so far then don’t worry, you could keep going over the holidays if you have some spare time. πŸ˜Š

 

Have a fantastic Easter break, keep emailing me and I will see you all very soon! 
 

Miss Whitbread 🍎 

Your Home Learning

 

There are different headings to show photos of your home learning below. I wonder if you can use your knowledge of non-fiction books to find your photos by using the headings to help you. Have fun looking at your classmate’s learning too!

 

(I will continue to add to these headings as you email more of your activities to me so keep checking back regularly!)

 

Cool Computing!

Hugo’s Popplet Challenge
Harrison’s Popplet Challenge
Freddie using Zoom to communicate with his friends
Charlotte’s Popplet Challenge

Exciting English!

Letter writing
Handwriting practise!
Spellings practise
Love of reading
Letter Writing Challenge (part 1)
(Part 2)

Marvellous Maths!

Super Science!

Healthy Eating Challenge
Biscuit Dunking!
Spaghetti Tower!
Bouncy Eggs!
Slime!
Healthy Eating Challenge!
Planting Seeds
Healthy Eating Challenge

Super Science! (Videos)

Still image for this video
Freddie’s Balloon Experiment

Joe Wicks Keeping Us Fit!

Easter Gardens

Llana
Sebby
Joshua
Freddie
James
Hugo
Zoe
Elsa
Josh
Freddie (updated)
Charlotte
Isla

Other Home Learning Activities

Face painting
Artwork
Exploring where we live in the world
Beautiful miniature garden!
Healthy meal plan
Creative Lent activity
Healthy eating game
Painting
Baking. Yum!
Thank you for sending in photos of your amazing and creative Easter gardens. I will continue to add photos to this section as I receive them, so please keep them coming! 

E-mail me!

 

Hello Beech Class!

 

I do hope you have all had a fantastic week and have been looking through and having a go at some of the home learning tasks that I shared with you. I would love to know what you have been getting up to this week and now there is a way you can let me know! We have a special class e-mail address which has been set up especially so you can share your learning, or anything you want me to know or see really! The email address is beech@hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk, and although I won’t be able to reply to your messages, I would absolutely love to receive and read them. I may even be able to put some of your pictures on our class page for all of your friends to see too! All you need to remember to do is tell me your name and date in the email and say if you are happy for the pictures to be shared on the website. It’s as easy as that! I can’t wait to hear from you. See you all very soon! πŸ‘‹πŸ» 

 

Miss Whitbread

 

P.S. Check back on the class page every day to look out for my updates and messages! 

Please find home learning activities and tasks to complete during our school closure. This is on a PDF document to make it easier to save or print if you wish. You will also find links to all of the accompanying documents below. Happy home learning!

Class Assembly

Baby Visit!

25.02.20

To kick off our new topic 'Staying Alive', we thought about things that babies need to survive. We then thought about some questions we might like to find out about babies and invited a real baby and their mum to come to Beech class! We were then able to ask our questions to a real expert (thank you Mrs McDonald!) and recorded the answers carefully in our books. This was a brilliant real life experience to get our topic going!

13.02.20

To end our topic, we has a fantastic visit from David at Perform4All. The theme was 'Around the World' which complimented our current learning brilliantly. The children went on an imaginary journey around the world, exploring a range of countries along the way. There was a lot of music, dance and drama to bring it all to life. I wonder if your child can tell you which part they enjoyed the most?

The Life Bus

10.02.20

We were visited by Ellie and the Life Bus today where we talked about our body, feelings and medicine safety. We first looked at what our body needs to stay happy and healthy. This included sleep, food, water and exercise. We then thought about our own feelings along with the feelings of others. This included facial expressions and body language. The session was based around Harold the giraffe and his exciting adventures. The children even got to give him a little stroke and a cuddle when they left the bus! What a brilliant way to start the week!

In our gymnastics sessions we have been working on balancing, movements and improving our core muscle strength. It is great to see the children's confidence levels growing and the ability to self assess the risks in their activities. Well done year 2!

Meerkat Mail!

Our writing this week was inspired by the book 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett. This is a book about a meerkat called Sunny who explores different countries and writes home to tell his family all about his adventures! We thought about what would happen if Sunny visited our school and created postcards to share the experiences. Have a read of some of the postcards above. Can you work out where Sunny is visiting in our school?

Phonics and Spelling!

We like to be hands on in our learning, including in phonics and spelling! We have been exploring apostrophes for contractions using blocks to build the words. First the children needed to find two words, then match it to the contracted form. Did you know that contracting means getting smaller? 

Myths

As part of our geography topic, Beech class have been finding out about myths and using this to write their own. Here is an extract from one of the finished myths. 

Invasion Games

Beech class have been learning about the roles of attackers and defenders. It has been fun to participate in some team games, thinking about skills and strategies too. The children made some great links to their own experiences of team games such as football, rugby and netball. 

Money Madness!

What better way to learn about money than with a fun game of money bingo! 
We have been exploring different ways of researching. We compared the skills required to research in a book and online. The children had the opportunity to research facts about the 7 continents using both of these ways. They found it much easier to search online using keywords but it turns out that there is actually quite a lot of information on the World Wide Web, so it isn't always easy to find what you are looking for! They did an amazing job though and all of the facts they did find are now proudly displayed inside the reading hut. 

African Reading Hut!

To continue to promote the children's love for reading, we now have an African reading hut in our classroom! There is a wide range of topic books to look at and explore. The hut is also full of facts that the children have researched themselves. Even Miss Hamilton was excited to pop in and have a read!

Starting Research...

Our new computing theme is about research. Using DKFindout! online, we have been seeing what we can find out about the continents of the world. First we looked in books and atlases, then we compared this to researching on a tablet. Both ways turned out to be quite challenging but we found some really interesting facts! Did you know that the temperature in Antarctica can be as cold as -80 degrees Celsius? 

The World is a Big Place

During the first half of the spring term, Beech Class will be learning about different continents and oceans within our geography topic. To extend the learning outside of the classroom, the children have been bringing in objects from around the world. So far we have a great selection of photographs, gifts, ornaments and traditional objects on display for all to see. It is amazing to listen to the children's conversations about their experiences and knowledge of the world around us. 

Exploring Number

We have been using Cuisenaire rods to build bar models, thinking about the whole and the parts of numbers. This helped us to understand the inverse calculations and make links between addition and subtraction. 

Soft, Strong and Very Long

In our 'Soft, Strong and Very Long' topic, we have been thinking about materials and their suitability for different uses. Alongside this we have also been looking at the environmental aspect of waste and recycling. The challenge was to think about a plastic bottle and find a new use for it. The children planned and made their own creations. Take a look at the finished products! Next time you go to throw something away, think about whether you can reuse it instead!

Read in the Recycle Truck!

To kick off our topic for autumn 2, our reading hub has been transformed into a recycle truck! This is to link with our materials learning for the next half term. 

Time Trekkers

This is some of the children's work during our history topic of 'Time Trekkers', along with a photo of our finished display. 

Remembrance Day Collage

During our topic we have been learning about World War 1. This included the end of the war and talking about why we have Remembrance Day. We linked these thoughts with art and decided to create some of our own poppies using collage. The children independently chose their own resources and arranged them in their own way. It was amazing to see how beautiful but different the end results were. 
This morning we had a visit from Javier at Legends Tennis. He showed us some basic tennis skills and gave us the opportunity to explore the game itself. We practised ball and racket skills, along with teamwork. It was as super session!
Along with our own school Harvest Festival, year 1 and 2 visited St Mary's Church to take part in a Harvest Experience. This consisted of a number of workshops lead by some fantastic members of the church. The workshops included finding out about different fruit and vegetables, exploring clay from the ground, listening to Bible stories and tasting some bread and biscuits. It was a great morning which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone! It helped us to reflect on how lucky we are for the food we have and to say thank you to God for providing it for us. 

Regrouping and Exchanging

In maths we have been looking at regrouping and exchanging. One way we explored this was through a game called 'Make 100'. Every time someone had built up 10 ones, they could exchange it for a stick of 10. Then the first one to reach 100 is the winner! It got a bit competitive but we all had fun. 
The first part of our 'Time Trekkers' topic was to learn the story of 'The Gunpowder Plot'. What better way than to make masks and act it out! We then performed our acts to the class, showing our confidence and demonstrating our understanding of the story. Can you identify any of the characters involved? 

Learning to Learn

To start our journey in year 2, we have been thinking about what it means to learn. We spoke about everybody learning in different ways and sharing our ideas to support one another. To represent ourselves as unique learners, we painted pebbles as fish. Our inspiration came from the book 'Only One You'. This is the finished interactive display. 
2018-2019 Academic Year

Clay Sculptures

To finish our 'Hall of Fame' topic, Beech class made their own trophies out of clay. This is to celebrate all of the learning they have done over the last half term and to remind them of all the famous people we have met on the way. They will be finished with metallic paint.

Finger Puppets

Over the last few weeks the children have been designing, planning and making their own finger puppets. They have worked incredibly hard and have really demonstrated this month's Christian value of perseverance. They should be very proud of the way they built resilience and overcame challenges during the task, supporting one another too. Well done year 2!

Music Garden