Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Little Lambs

General Information

  • Please encourage your child to read every night, it makes such a difference to their progress and confidence. If your child has finished their book, drop it into the box by the door and it will be changed.
  • PE will normally happen on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has a labelled kit in school at all times. 
 
Homework
 
  • Spellings are sent home on a Thursday and tested on the following Wednesday.
  • Homework is sent home on a Thursday, with Maths and English being set on alternate weeks. Homework is to be handed in on a Tuesday.
 
 

Our Week

 

8/12/17

In Literacy this week we have been learning how to write our own poems. In Maths we have been working on multiplication, problem solving and repeated addition.

In DT this week we have been able to evaluate the under water vehicles, saying what was good about the model, what didn't go so well and further improvements which could be made if they were to do it again.

On Thursday, we held an exhibition of the art work which the children had carried out on our topic (Under the Sea) at Bethel Chapel. Parents were invited to have a look around and their child could show them all of the art work. Thank you to everyone who came, the children thoroughly enjoyed it. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who donated money towards this event, it will go towards our next project after Christmas.

A few reminders for next week:

  • On Monday the children are doing a dress rehearsal for their nativity, meaning that they will need their costumes in on that day if they aren't already with the class teacher.
  • On Tuesday is the nativity, first showing at 10:00 and the second showing at 2:30
  • On Wednesday it is the Christmas lunch.
  • On Friday 15th it is Christmas jumper day.
Have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Monday!

17/11/17

This week we have been very busy with various things such as nativity practice and learning the story of 'The snail and the whale.' 

In Literacy, we have been learning the story of 'The snail and the whale'. We innovated the story and then started writing up the beginning section, making sure to include lots of amazing adjectives, and of course, full stops, capital letters and neatest handwriting! In Maths we have finished off learning about money, how to add and take away money, what coins represent and solving problems to do with money. 

In the afternoons, we have been starting to practice our nativity songs, 'A king is born.' As well as this, we have had a few practices on the lines that the children will be saying in the performance, and should be learning at home and at school. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

13/10/17

Another great week! This week in maths we have been learning how to do the column addition method, adding 2-digit numbers. In literacy we are writing a news report on the 'Stanley' story, and how he felt when he was being chased.  On Tuesday, we had a 'learning outdoors' day which was very fun. In the morning, this included building our own waterproof dens on the field, going on a scavenger hunt for birds, insects, different plants, and even squirrels! In the afternoon, we had to write our own acrostic poems in the secret garden. We all got very muddy, but it was a great day. See you next week for our last week before half term!

Reminder - School disco on Friday 20 October.

29/09/17

A fantastic week in Little Lambs. In maths we have been working on our number bonds up to 10, 20 and 100. As well as this we have done some work on problem solving. In literacy we have drafted and innovated the 'Stanley' story. Whilst also writing our own newspaper reports, some have been about police chasing robbers, grannies chasing cats and many more reports have been created. In art this week we have designed paper plate food chains linking to our immersive topic of 'under the sea.' We look forward to seeing you all on Monday. Also, a reminder that our beach trip is next Tuesday. 

3/10/17

Please make sure your child wears the appropriate footwear, either trainers or wellies. Please bring spare socks and school shoes in to school as children's feet are bound to get wet. If you have any nets or buckets, feel free to send your child in to school with them making sure it is all labelled so nothing is lost.  :)

22/09/17

We have had another busy week in Little Lambs! In literacy we have been writing our innovated stories with a big focus being on using interesting adjectives and powerful verbs. Our stories have included giant octopuses, seaweed forests and of course Bright Stanley doing his best to find his shoal. In maths, we have continued to look at place value and we have been looking at number sequences and counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10. Next week we start to look at number bonds and addition.

Our immersive topic has continued with us learning about food chains in science, painting our clay animals in art and singing Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid.

15/09/17

What a fantastic week! Everyone has worked really hard and we are now all settled into our daily routine. The children have been excellent at coming in to start their early morning maths and then their handwriting. In maths we have continued to look at place value and what each digit in a number means and we have been comparing numbers. In literacy we have continued to practice our class story, Bright Stanley, and we have moved onto planning our own innovated stories that we will write next week.

In our immersive topic, under the sea, the children have learnt about invertebrate and vertebrate animals and created their own clay creatures. We have also started our PE lessons with Plymouth Argyle and these will continue every Monday.

Have a great weekend.

08/09/17

Welcome to Little Lambs! The children have all had an excellent start to the year and we have been so impressed with how they have settled in. On our first day back we launched our new immersive topic - What wonders lie under the sea? The children enjoyed playing under the sea based PE games and creating sea art for their class room. We have started learning a song from the Little Mermaid in music and we focused on identifying things that are alive, dead and that have never been alive in science. Our class story is Bright Stanley and the children have been sent home a copy for their homework to practice their retelling. In maths, we are focusing on place value and working with numbers to 100.