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 happen every week. Please make sure your child has a labelled kit in school at all times. 
  • Spellings and spelling homework are sent home on a Thursday.
  • 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 - 21/6/19

This week has been Science Week.  We have had some really interesting talks from lots of different people.  On Monday, a man came in to talk to us about engineering and we also had a visit from a KS1 mum who works as a nurse.  She told us about why it is SO important to wash our hands to stop spreading germs and also about what happens inside our bodies when we eat.

We also enjoyed welcoming in some of the parents to our class.  We learnt about the different planets in our solar system.  We then used news paper and glue to create papier mache planets.  We LOVED using the glitter to make them even more special.

**Next week is sports day and the race for life.   Please make sure your child has all the correct PE in school on MONDAY.**


Our Week - 14/6/19

This week in English we have looked at newspaper reports about the Apollo 11 landing on the moon.  We have then used this information to help us write our own reports of travelling to other planets.  Some of us have even got as far away as Neptune!


During Power Maths this week, we have been thinking about multiplication, division and problem solving.


During RE we have been learning about the story of 'The Lost Sheep'.  We had to think about how the father felt when his son came home after a very long time.


**Be sure to look at this weeks homework slip and the letter that has come home for some exciting news!**


Our Week - 6/6/19

In English we have been drafting, editing and publishing a letter.  We watched a short animated story and put ourselves in the place of the main character.  


In maths we have started our new scheme 'Power Maths'.  It has been really interesting to follow this new programme.  The children have been put into groups and we have been focusing on number work, including column addition, column subtraction and multiplication.


For prayer week we spent some time in the secret garden thinking about things we want to be thankful for and things we want to say sorry for.  We nailed our prayers to a cross and wrote worries onto pebbles and threw them into the pond.


Have a lovely long weekend!




Our Week - 24/5/19

In English we have been drafting and editing our journey stories.  It has been lovely to read some of the exciting places the children have 'visited'.  Our stories included a problem that had to be solved - we couldn't believe how many spaceships ran our of fuel!  Thank goodness for all of the 'space petrol stations' there are in our galaxy!


In maths we have been creating patterns using all sorts of different equipment including shapes, PE equipment and even ourselves.  


On Outdoor Education Day we revised our 2's, 5's and 10 times tables in a variety of ways. Thankfully the sun was shining and we were able to enjoy using the school field.

We're super proud of all of the children who have been taking quizzes over the last few weeks.  They've been brilliant.

We hope everyone has a FANTASTIC half term!


Our Week - 17/5/19

In English we have been writing our own space stories.  Some of us have met aliens and others have had picnics on other planets.  We have also been thinking about how to use adjectives more in our writing.


In maths we are still thinking about time.  We have found this a bit of a challenge over the last week, but we're slowly getting there.  We have also started to think about position and direction.  We have been following directions and learning to use the correct language; left, right, up and down.


In our science this week, we have planted cress seeds into pots and have given each pot a different environment to grow in.  One in a dark cupboard, one with no soil and another in the fridge.  We will be comparing the plants in the coming weeks to see how they each grow.


Our Week - 10/5/19

In maths we have been learning to tell the time.  We are all brilliant at recognising o'clock and half past.  Some of us have been able to move on to quarter past and quarter to.  We can now see on the class clock when it is break time and lunch time too!


In English we have been writing a recount of our experiences in the Explorer Dome.  It was so much fun to crawl into the dome and see the stars and planets in our universe.  


In our science this week we have been learning about the life cycle of a flowering plant.  We know how tiny seeds turn into beautiful flowering plants.


A gentle reminder: please can children have the correct PE kit in school at all times.  White t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and trainers.  Many thanks.


Our Week - 3/5/19

In maths we have been thinking about information and how it is presented. We have made tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. We have also been practicing our numbers. We have been comparing and sharing them.


In English we have been learning the story of 'What Ever Next' by Jill Murphy.  We have learnt the story and we have begun to innovate it to create our own story.  Year 1 even found an alien space wreckage on the top playground!


The topic question for this term is "How would you survive in space?".  We have had great fun making (and sewing!) alien hand puppets and making space crafts to decorate our classroom.  We can't wait for next week when the space dome comes to visit.


Have an awesome long weekend!



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