Herons

Welcome to Herons’ class page!

You will find all of our news and homework organised by type on a handy one-stop page!

Routines in Herons Adults in Herons 
PE Indoor — Tuesday Miss Elliott
PE Outdoor — Wednesday Mrs Dolan
Spellings — Monday Mrs Titchmarsh
Times tables — Friday Mrs Holland

 

Book Bag Days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. More information can be found in the front of the children’s reading diaries.

Heron Class governor: Miss Bell

This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

KS1 Weekly Homework 2021-2022

Each week, children will bring home a weekly homework sheet and new spellings to learn. We will alternate between SPaG and maths worksheets.  Homework will be sent out in book bags on Mondays and should be completed by the following Monday. There are 3 levels of difficulty and we will always send the middle ability …

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This Half-Term’s Topic Homework & Knowledge organiser – Click the title for more.

KS1 Homework Grid & Knowledge Organisers Summer 2nd

Please find attached the Homework Grid for our topic this half-term, Local Geography Study. The Knowledge Organisers for Topic, English, Maths and Science are also attached. These are also posted on Google Classroom. KS1 – Homework Grid Local Study Geography 2022 Local Geography Study KS1 Knowledge Organiser- Summer 2nd Cyc 2 2022 English Knowledge Organiser Summer …

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Herons Animal Workshop 2

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Herons Animal Workshop

Wow! What a fantastic workshop we have had. AnimalsUK visited KS1 and we got to learn about lots of different animals. The children had the opportunity to hold and feel a tortoise, snake, skunk, tarantula and a meerkat. The children had so many excellent questions for Laura too. What an exciting opportunity!

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More Money!

In Maths, Year 2 have been learning how to check their change. They bought items from Miss Alison’s shop and made sure that she gave them the correct amount of change . We realised that she had made lots of mistakes – it was our job to correct her!

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We Are What We Eat – KS1 Exit Point

Today saw the end of our ‘We Are What We Eat’ topic which the children have thoroughly enjoyed. Over the last half term we have been busy learning about the work of Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We’ve completed observational food based sketches and paintings, learnt about healthy eating and rounded it all off with a …

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KS1 Make Clay Pots

Children created their own clay pot to be used as a dipping bowl as part of our topic work. They used many skills including rolling and coiling. They also used slip and smoothing tools to attach the coils together. When the bowls dried, we decorated them using paint, ensuring a secondary colour was mixed. We …

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Money Money Money

Year 2 have been continuing their work on money and today we were making exact amounts and thinking of different ways of making the same amount. Children were invited to Skylarks shop to buy a toy. They had to choose the toy, read the price tag, and make the exact amount because unfortunately Miss Bell …

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This summer, Queen Elizabeth II has her platinum jubilee – the longest reign of any British monarch! In the 70 years that she has been queen, the world has changed in many ways. Each year group at Tranmere Park have researched a decade and created a collage. These collages, collected as one, tell a story …

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Y2 Practical Maths – Counting Money

In this week’s maths lesson, Year 2 have been learning to recognise different coins and strategies to add these coins together – both pounds and pence. Today, the children worked in pairs to add up their given coins and write the total amount.

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Well done Year 2!

Miss Bell and I would just like to say how proud we are of ALL our Year 2 children for being absolute superstars and working very hard over the last couple of weeks. Today, the children were rewarded with an ‘Outdoor Activities’ session with Mr Joynson and all had a fabulous time! Take a look …

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Delicious Fruit Salad – KS1

To conclude our fruit based activities (linked to the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo), today the children practised their food technology skills preparing a fruit salad. The children used the bridge and claw techniques to cut the fruit and to prepare it for eating. We then spent our afternoon break time enjoying our creation!

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KS1 Science Glitter Germs

KS1 learnt how important it was to have good hygiene and wash their hands carefully this week. We pretended that different coloured glitters were different germs. The children chose a glitter and rubbed it onto their hands. Next, they shook hands with their classmates and discovered how easily it spread. We discussed all the times …

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Y2 Practical Maths – Fractions

In today’s maths lesson, we took our learning outside and enjoyed using chalk to draw out representations of fractions on the playground!

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KS1’s combined not so muddy, ‘Muddy Puddles Day’ and Entry Point

The children took part in a range of activities including measuring and comparing the size of their hands, planting a range of seeds (linked to our topic work on food – lettuce, radishes, cress, peas etc) and learning about the wind. The children enjoyed finding the direction that the wind was travelling in and using …

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Y2 Practical Maths – Dividing by Grouping

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Structures – KS1 Exit Point

As our exit point, the children worked in groups to create their own tower. They only had newspaper, scissors and sellotape and had to utilise many of the techniques that they had learnt during this unit.The children used strengthening techniques such as rolling, folding and layering. They also knew to have a wider base and …

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KS1 Muddy Puddles Day

Well today’s Muddy Puddle’s Day was certainly Muddy! Despite the sudden drop in temperature and the wet, drizzly weather, we all had a fantastic time participating in a range of outdoor learning activities. We built dens, looked at the different parts of a plant, completed sketches and participated in a fitness workshop with Mrs Holland. …

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Y2 Practical Maths – Dividing by Sharing

This morning, Y2 have been practising how to divide by sharing sticks into equal groups. Using chalk, they were also able to write division calculations to describe their groups. We love learning outdoors!

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Y2 Practical Maths – Odd and Even Numbers

Today, Y2 enjoyed exploring facts related to odd and even numbers. We used our reasoning and problem solving skills to learn that: If you add 2 to an even number, the answer will always be even. The sum of an even number and an odd number equals an odd number. If you add 1 to …

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Strengthening Techniques in DT – Herons

As part on our work on structures, we have been learning a range of different strengthening and stiffening techniques. We experimented with paper to see if we could make it stronger and stiffer. We had a go at rolling, folding and layering. We discussed how triangle shapes are often used to strengthen too. It was …

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International Maths Day – KS1

To celebrate International Maths Day, KS1 spent their afternoon in the sunshine, completing a range of maths challenges on the playground. Take a look at our photos below.

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In science, KS1 have been learning about the basic needs of living things. We enjoyed taking care of chicks and ensuring that they had everything they needed. We cleaned out their cage, fed them, changed their water and cleaned their warming plate. They then spent the weekend at Miss Elliott’s house, where they became best …

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Structures – KS1 Entry Point

To start our new topic on Structures, the children were challenged to work as a team and create a standing tower. They were provided with newspaper and sellotape, but no more information was shared. The concentration was intense. We will complete the activity again when we have practised specific techniques. Watch this space!

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World Book Day – Herons

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The wait is over…🐣

We’ve had the same question every morning for a while now, ‘Are the chicks coming today?’ Well yesterday their dreams came true, Debs from Eggucation arrived with 20 eggs all ready to hatch. They started last night and throughout the day, we have seen 10 chicks hatch out of the egg. The children have been …

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Time Travellers -KS1 Exit Point

We have thoroughly enjoyed our topic this half term. We’ve learnt all about ‘The First Moon Landing’, Neil Armstrong and ‘The Great Fire of London.’ The children have amazed us with how enthusiastic they have been to complete extra learning at home and they’ve enjoyed sharing this learning with the class.To conclude our topic, we …

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Herons Make Funky Music

Herons performed ‘Funky Big Bear’ in school today. There was some enthusiastic singing alongside fantastic performances on chime bars and claves. After performing they went on to compose a new melody to the backing track and added French lyrics to it. Yes French! They are amazing.

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Keeping fit and healthy in KS1

Eagles, Skylarks and Herons learnt about the benefits of exercise for keeping us healthy in Science. They predicted which activities would raise their heartbeat and then tried them out.

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Children’s Mental Health Week – Herons

Last week, to kick off Children’s Mental Health Week, Herons created ‘support balloons’ to show the people around them that support them when they find things difficult or when learning something new. It was really lovely to see the different people that children feel supported by.

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Y2 Practical Maths – Shape

In maths, Year 2 have been learning to identify, draw and describe the properties of common 2-D and 3-D shapes. We compared and sorted shapes based on their properties and used specific vocabulary (sides, edges, vertices and faces) to support our understanding. Today, we enjoyed creating our own 2-D shape patterns.

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KS1 learn more about Islam

This half term, KS1 have been learning about Islam in RE. To extend our learning, we were very fortunate today to have one of our parents come to talk to us about their religion. She talked to us about the five pillars of Islam. These are Shahadah (declaration of faith), Salah (praying five times a …

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