Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Little Fish

Meet the Team 
Mrs Horwell - Class Teacher (Mon, Tues, Wed) 
Miss Jane - Acting Assistant Head / Class Teacher (Thur, Fri)
General Information

  • Please endeavour to read with your child every day. Every day we will check your child's reading record to see if they have read their book. 
  • Please can children keep their P.E. kits in school during the week as we often change our P.E. time depending on the weather!
  • If at any time you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to come in and see us. We are available via class dojo during school hours or at the end of the day. 
  • Homework is set on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday.
  • Spellings are given out on a Thursday with homework and are tested every four weeks. 
Our week 8.11.19
This week our writing has been focused around Bonfire night. We wrote safety tips for how to stay safe on Bonfire night, ensuring we use 'because' to explain each safety tip. Then we performed Bonfire night themed poetry and then we wrote our own Firework poems. 
We have continued to work on addition and subtraction. Year 1s have been solving word problems and comparing addition and subtraction statements and Year 2s have been solving additions that bridge 10. 
In R.E. we ordered the events of the Nativity story and continued to think about the importance of Jesus at Christmas time. In P.E. the children continued to practice their dance routine for our Nativity performance and in music we have been thinking about different instruments, what they are called and how they are played. We have also been practising the songs for our Nativity - you are in for a treat!
The week ended with outdoor learning day today, the children enjoyed using the fire pit and toasting popcorn! They also created patterns with things used from the environment.
*Proud teacher alert* Me and Miss Jane were so so proud of class member Beth, who had a visit from the Bishop on Wednesday. She said that the star in her picture was to show that Jesus was the light of the world. We were incredibly proud of Beth, but we were also incredibly proud of the other class members; they were congratulating Beth and were genuinely really happy for her and her achievement. What a wonderful class we have!
Our week - 1.11.19
Welcome back! This week we launched our 'We are performers' topic. We will be focusing predominantly on music and DT this half term. 
In English we wrote our half term news and then we had a lesson in which we looked at the book 'Something else', the children enjoyed discussing this book and then today they wrote a recount from the point of view of 'Something else' and many enjoyed writing it so much that they wanted to continue after the writing session had finished!
We have been continuing to think about subtraction in maths, using a numberline to count back and creating fact families. 
In R.E. we have started to think about the importance of Jesus at Christmas, and why Christians celebrate Christmas. In music, we focused on the beat in a piece of music and we played instruments along to the beat. 
On Wednesday we had an afternoon focused on reading, some parents came in to share in the love of reading with us. 
On Thursday we were fortunate enough to have Alice come in from Studio4 dance. She did a dance workshop with us that we all loved! 
Our week - 18.10.19
A busy last week to a busy half-term! This week started off with 'Bible story day', the children learnt about Daniel and the lion's den, they acted the story out, they hot-seated Daniel, made story maps and then discussed why this story is in the bible. Then we had our Harvest communion in the afternoon.
Then on Tuesday we had a visit from Rev. Jules and Emma from St. Luke's church to answer our questions about the bible. 
In English we have been performing and creating our own poems based around minibeasts. We have focused on adjectives to describe and alliteration.
We've been thinking about addition and subtraction in maths and Year 2s have been partitioning a number. 
In topic we have been sorting and classifying, we sorted minibeasts depending on their features and then we sorted things that were 'alive' 'nonliving' and 'never alive'. 
In P.E. we had our final session with Miss Danks doing gymnastics, we thought about different ways of travelling and the shapes that we can make with our body. 
The week finished with the first disco of the year! We hope you have a restful half term. See you on Tuesday 29th October!
Our week - 11.10.19
This week we continued using Superworm as our inspiration for our writing and we wrote a letter to the Wizard to demand that he return Superworm and we then wrote our own superhero story. 
In maths we have been continuing with addition and subtraction, number bonds and fact families. 
In topic we have been thinking about what animals need to survive and went out to look at how minibeasts get these things from their habitat. During PSCHE we focused on keeping our bodies clean and how we can make healthy food choices. 
Well done for working so hard everyone!


Please can all children bring their school reading book AND reading record into school on Monday as we are changing to a new reading scheme.  A letter will be coming out next week to explain everything.

Our week - 4.10.19
We're so proud of the children's writing this week. Hooking the children into a book and then setting them challenges for their writing is proving to be a fantastic way of inspiring them to create some brilliant pieces of writing. This week we read the story of 'Superworm' and the children had to write a dairy entry as though they were Superworm. Earlier in the week we watched a video clip called 'Caterpillar shoes' and the children wrote the narrative as a story in their books. (You may have noticed a minibeast theme! We will continuing this over the next couple of weeks).
In maths we have been thinking about addition and subtraction, number bonds and partitioning. We have used part whole models to work out our answers. 
In topic we have been thinking about Habitats and the facts that animals get everything that they need from their habitat. 
In P.E. we performed different types of jumps to travel across mats. 
Our week - 27.9.19
This week we have based our writing on the story 'On the way home', this is a story in which a girl create imaginative stories about how she got a bad knee, this has proven to be a great stimulus for fantastic writing for character description and for the children writing their own stories. 
In maths we have started to think about the part-whole model and how 2 groups combine to make a total. 
In R.E. we thought about our Christian values and how Jesus demonstrated these Christian values. In our topic based learning we have thought about the importance of exercise and a balanced diet in order to have a healthy lifestyle. We looked at the different food groups and at which types of food we should eat more/less of. We also create our own exercise routines to keep fit and healthy.
Have a good weekend!
Our week - 20.9.19
This week we wrote our non-fiction reports about ourselves. We wrote paragraphs on 'All about me' 'My family' and 'My likes and dislikes' 
We continued with gymnastics with Miss Danks and with thinking about place value in maths; comparing numbers and finding more and less than a number. 
In R.E. we thought about questions that we would like to ask a visitor about the bible and in science we started to think about our senses and our body parts. 
Our week - 13.9.19
Wow! Our first full week in Little Fish and the children have settled incredibly well. We have started our 'We are investigators' topic of 'All about me' and the children discussed their families and created family portraits and family trees. Some children have shared their 'all about me' bags and we will gradually allow for each child to share theirs with the rest of the class. We have been focusing on number and place value in maths and have been thinking about the features of non-fiction texts in English. In R.E. we thought about the special book for Christians and had gymnastics for P.E. with Miss Danks on Monday. 
On Wednesday we had a visit from Mrs Austin, she came in and told us all about being a midwife. This linked in with our topic as it got us thinking about how we grow and develop from a baby.
What a busy week - we hope the children have a well deserved break this weekend!


Bishop Bronescombe CofE School, Boscoppa Road, St Austell, PL25 3DT
01726 64322