Welcome to Bassoon Class
We are a class of 21 mixed year 1 and year 2 children who are eager learners. We love to learn through active learning.
Our teacher is Mrs Walmsley and you will also meet Mrs McCallum who teaches us on a Thursday and Miss Webster and Mrs Brown our TA's.
Our P.E lessons are on Tuesday and Friday, and sometimes on a Wednesday, so we need to make sure that our P.E kit is in school on these days.
As a part of our Wednesday afternoon work we can bring something along for Show and Tell. We need to bring something which is important to us or special so that we can stand up and talk about it to our friends. This really helps us to practice our speaking and listening skills.
We try to read a few pages of our books every night so that we can become 'Super Readers!' and have our books changed when we have finished them. Our spelling homework is given out on a Friday and we have our spelling test on Friday morning each week. We each have a login for Timestable Rockstars to play games and learn our times tables. We also have a login for Purple mash which has lots of fun activities for us to try at home.
We have an exciting year ahead and we look forward to learning lots of new things...
World Book Day 2020
It was a fantastic World Book Day full of reading, craft, potion making and generally having fun
Food and Farming
We tasted different fruits and then made a block graph of our favourites
We had to design a salad for Miss Webster so we looked at different salads and tasted them.
Then we asked Miss Webster what she would like in a salad, finally we chopped the ingredients and made our salads for her. She thought they were delicious. We were skilled at using the knives to chop our ingredients.
We took part in the Smile Mile to raise money for the Once Upon a Smile charity. It poured with rain but we still had big smiles on our faces.
Outdoor and Adventurous PE
Mr Taylor came to deliver OAA activities. We had geat fun making our bodies into capital letters, working as a group to get across a swamp and getting 1 and 2 hoops round a circle without letting go of hands.
We had great fun working as a team to build dens outside in the wind.
Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020
On SID we learnt about staying safe online and keeping personal information private. We learnt what we can share and what is private. We talked about all the things we like which make up our identity.
We made posters to illustrate our own identity and highlighted things we need to keep private with a red dot and things we can share with a green dot.
As part of our work on explorers and especially Neil Armstrong we designed and built our own moon buggies. We had to use a bench hook and a hack saw to saw the dowel to make our axles. We hope you like our buggies.
We learnt about Neil Armstrong and how he was the first man on the moon. We researched his life and then produced our own non-fiction pages all about his life.
After our work on Neil Armstrong we thought about we would take with us if we were astronauts.
We learnt all about Christopher Columbus and his journeys.
We have been learning to sit like gymnasts and to travel in different ways. Then we learnt different ways to jump and roll and how to balance on small and large body parts. After that we put together different ways to travel, roll, jump and balance to make a sequence.
We learnt abut the Jewish celebration of Shabbat and heard the story of Moses.
In PSHE we talked about similarities and differences and made some little people. We also talked about bullying and what it means.
We talked about working together to achieve a common goal. We had to work in pairs, decide on something we would both like to get better at and then work together to decorate a wellie boot. We were awesome at sharing.
Christmas party time
Monday 16th December was our Christmas party. We had great fun playing games like musical bumps, statues and chairs. We all enjoyed a cake and Santa came to visit us bringing us some presents. We also played pass the parcel. What a great time we had.
We all enjoyed a fabulous Christmas dinner with plenty clean plates
Christmas jumper day
We all looked great in our jumpers supporting Save the Children
We learnt how to draw people in proportion and then we used clay to make models we had to pinch, squeeze and twist the clay. Then we painted our creations.
Photo booth fun
We had great fun with a Christmas photo booth.
We performed our nativity play “Angel Express” about a group of angels who want to sing a special song for the baby Jesus. Our families and teachers were very proud of us.
Before our Christmas Fair we had Enterprise week where we had to devise a business plan and make things to sell at our class stall.
First we had a visit from a "Dragon" who told us all about how to build a business plan and how to make a profit. Then we had a board meeting and decided on our plan. We decided to make decorations to hang on the Christmas tree and Reindeer Hot Chocolate Cones. We had to think about how much we had spent and how much to charge to make a profit. We were pleased that we made £100.00 profit.
We are learning about keeping ourselves fit and healthy.We made teeth out of lego and then used them to "eat" biscuits. Then we had to use toothbrushes to clean them. We discovered it is quite tricky getting all the bits out of our teeth and that we need to make sure we brush our own teeth really well to look after them.
How big are our feet?
We had to answer 2 challenge questions.
- Do we all have the same hands?
- Does the tallest person have the biggest feet?
First we compared our hands, we kept choosing different people and found that although some of us had the same sized hands as each other there were lots of different sizes of hands in our class.
Then we thought about our feet. We put ourselves in height order and then realised that there was a number in our shoes that told us our shoe size. We wrote these down and then reordered ourselves. We found out that the tallest person didn't have the biggest feet and the shortest person didn't have the smallest feet.
We had a visit from the NSPCC and took part in an Obstacle challenge to help raise money for them.
We thought about the changes that happen to our bodies when we exercise. We felt our heart before and after and noticed it beat faster after exercise and we got out of breath.
A special treat.
We were lucky to be invited to join the Reception children and Tiny Treasures to toast marshmallows. Mrs Russmann and Mrs Rowcroft helped us toast our marshmallows over the new fire pit. It was great fun and they were very tasty.
A visit from an Olympian
We were very lucky to have Ayaz Bhuta visit our school on 12th November. He is a wheelchair rubgy player who represented team GB in the Rio Olympics. We had to do a circuit of exercises and the he told us about how he got involved with sport.
VE Day and Remembrance Day
As part of our theme week on VE Day we learnt a little about how children were evacuated during WW2. We thought about how we would feel if we had to leave our homes and shared our feelings.
We all came to school dressed as evacuees.
We read a letter from a little boy who had been evacuated to his parents and then wrote our own letters home. We really thought about what it would be like and showed high levels of empathy
We listened to Winston Churchill's VE Day speech to the nation and then wrote our own VE day speeches.
We also presented an assembly to our parents and the school about what we learnt during our theme week.
We learnt a little about Islam. We found out that Muslims believe Allah is the one true god who created everything. He has 99 different names. We listened to 2 stories from the Islamic faith.We also thought about how we could look after our school.
Country File Ramble for Children in Need
On the 18th October we joined in with the Country File ramble for Children In Need, raising money for children less fortunate than us.
We walked to Carr Lane woods and then explored them before walking back to school. We were very lucky - it was very muddy but the sun shone on us and we had lots of fun getting muddy and jumping in puddles.
We are poets...
We looked at some poems and then wrote our own about school and school dinners.
What a fantastic Hello Yellow day we had :))
We started off talking about our worries and sharing them with each other, our worries are only small for example... "I worry about being in bed in the dark,but Mummy has put stars on my ceiling to make me feel safe", " I worry about losing my coat on the playground". We decided that talking to grown ups, friends, brothers and sisters about our worries always makes us feel better ( a problem shared is a problem halved).
We talked about Superhero's and their super powers. We decided that most Superhero's are goodies and help to save the earth,planet, world to name a few !!
We had a fun game of bingo, we had to jump up if we had played with a furry friend, had a good sleep,danced, done some exercise etc in the last week. We told each other plenty of fun stories about going to the gym with our Dads and doing press ups.
We had to think of 15 lovely things to do each day on the run up to Christmas.... smile at the person sitting next to you, give someone a hug, help a friend with their coat etc. We came up with some super ideas to make our friends and teachers happy.
We also found time to bake Sunshine biscuits. :))
The Place where I live
History of Our Schooll
We looked around our school for clues to how it has changed over time. We noticed lots of things like different bricks, wall, playground markings, windows which gave us clues as to how school had changed. We looked at old photos and talked about the history of our school. Then we made our own information pages about school.
A Local Walk
On Thursday the 19th September we walked to Carr Lane park using maps of the local area. We followed our route on our maps and drew the route when we got back to school. We looked at the playground equipment and then imagined we were birds flying over the park and tried to draw what we saw as a birds eye view.
Toys from 1950
We explored how Toys have changed from 1950 to today. We looked at lots of toys and used clues to help us decide if they were old or new. We looked at whether they were broken or dirty, what they were made of and how they looked to help us decide when they were from. We played with the toys and compared them to the toys we play with today. Finally we sorted them into from the 1950's, older than the 1950's and newer than the 1950's.
We looked at some playground games that children used to play in the 1950's. We talked about how they were played, what they were made of and what we thought of them. Then we wrote our own information pages about some of them. Here are a few of them.
Tuesday 10th September was our Science day.
We had a fantastic time dressed in our science related outfits and carrying out lots of experiments. We made bubble snakes, which were awesome, made water climb up the inside of a glass, created lava lamps, blew up balloons without using our own breath ( we made carbon dioxide by mixing vinegar and baking powder) and blew up bottles of pop.
What we will be learning to do this year
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