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 Outdoor — Wednesday Miss Taylor
PE Indoor — Friday Mrs Dolan
Spellings — Monday Mrs Holgate

 

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: Clare Napoli

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

KS1 Homework

Each week, children will bring home a weekly homework sheet and new spellings to learn. We will alternate between Maths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)/Phonics worksheets.  Homework will be sent out in book bags on Mondays and should be completed and returned by the following Monday. Please send this homework back into school, noting …

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

KS1 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers-Summer 1st 2024

Please find attached the Knowledge Organisers for this half term including those for Maths, English, Science and this half term’s topic ‘We Are What We Eat.’ Also attached below is this half term’s homework grid linked to our topic work. On here you will find a variety of homework options. We kindly ask that each …

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This Week’s Online Safety Update – Click the title for more. 

27.3.24 Clickbait

Around one in five headlines online are clickbait  That’s an estimate from experts at Stanford University, who conducted a study into this phenomenon which has gradually extended its reach to almost every corner of the internet – powered by a strategy of snagging users’ attention by any means necessary rather than a legitimate desire to inform …

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School Council / Vision Education Easter Competition

Over the past few weeks, School Council have been encouraging all pupils to take part in Vision Education’s design an Easter Egg competition. All entires were collected by the council team and sent to Vision Education and today, the winners were announced… 1st – Lucy B, 2nd – Zaiba K, 3rd – Neveyah P. A …

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Herons make a freestanding tower (round 2!)

Throughout our topic, we have been learning about various structures from around the world (including towers) and have been thinking about what makes them stable. The children have been taught a range of strengthening techniques and today, utilising this key knowledge, they designed and made a freestanding tower. The children attempted this activity 6 weeks …

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British Science Week

Last week was British Science Week, and this year’s theme was ‘time’. To celebrate this, all pupils from EYFS to Year 6 engaged in a range of different activities, experiments and investigations revolving around this topic. There were live lessons from the farm with NFU Education, engineering and fossil story times from the STEM Hub, …

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Herons Entry Point – To build a freestanding tower

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Orienteering with Herons and Skylarks

Herons and Skylarks took part in a fun and engaging orienteering workshop. The children began by using simple maps to identify images hidden on cones. They had to remember to always orientate the map to North in order to find the correct pictures. Once we had the hang of this, the children completed an orienteering …

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Golf Skills in Herons & Skylarks

Today, the children had an opportunity to practise their golfing skills. They played two different games which focused on accuracy, teamwork and swapping fairly. They had a fabulous morning and really enjoyed the lesson. Lots of the children proved they were very good golfers!

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KS1 Design and Technology – Strengthening Techniques

As part of our topic work, the children have been learning different strengthening techniques in order to make their towers stronger. Today, the children rotated around the three classrooms, completing different activities. They learnt that triangles are stronger than squares and that diagonal struts add additional support. They also rolled paper to add strength and …

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Year 2 Maths – Money

Today, the children had to select different money and make the same amount. They worked in partners or independently to complete worksheets where they needed to select the correct coins or notes to find the total value. We discussed how this can be done in a variety of ways for some amounts. Afterwards, the children …

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Year 2 Maths – Money

Year 2 have started their new unit of work in maths and we started by looking at pence & pounds. We discussed the different coins and notes and the value that each one has. We worked in partners to fill in in different sheets where we had to recognise different coins and notes, count money …

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Chess Club begins for LKS2!

After running for a term for years 1 and 2, Chess Club started at break time today for years 3 and 4. There were some fantastic games happening this morning! If you’re currently in Red Kites, Woodpeckers or Falcons and would like to come to chess club, it will run in the LKS2 shared area …

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Science – KS1 Exercise Investigation

Today, the children took part in an investigation about exercise. We asked the following question: Which activity will make your heart rate faster? Before exercising, we made an observation by checking our pulse. We discussed that our heart rate was fairly slow, steady and not very strong. After completing a workout, we checked our pulse …

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KS1 Muddy Puddles Day and Exit Point

Today KS1 had a fantastic combined Muddy Puddles Day/Exit Point, concluding our topic of ‘Time Travellers.’ The children have absolutely loved this topic so it was lovely to finish with such a practical activity that summed up our learning this half term. Today, Alfresco Learning delivered our wonderfully engaging workshop. The children had ‘hands on’ …

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Year 2 – Shape

Today, the children completed a carousel of 4 different shape activities; sorting 2D shapes, sorting 3D shapes, making patterns using 2D shapes and making patterns using 3D shapes. Sorting 2D and 3D shapes: The children were given hoops to create a Venn diagram and had to sort the shapes based on the categories they were …

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KS1 learn more about the Great Fire of London!

We are well and truly loving our history topic this half term and are enjoying any opportunity to delve deeper into the past and find out more! As part of our work on the Great Fire of London, we have been looking at extracts from Samuel Pepys’ diary. We have also looked at paintings from …

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Herons – The Great Fire of London

Herons have continued their topic work on ‘Time Travellers’ and have started to travel back in time beyond living memory to 1666 and the time of ‘The Great Fire of London.’ The children have learnt about London in the present day using Google Earth and aerial photographs. We used these tools to help us to …

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KS1 Great Fire of London Workshop

Today Ks1 took part in a fantastic workshop run by no other than Samuel Pepys himself! The children enjoyed stepping back over 350 years to ‘The Great Fire of London’ and learning more about what Samuel witnessed during this historic event. The Great Fire formed only a very small part of his diary but we …

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School Council – Autumn Term Round Up

Tranmere would just like to say a HUGE thank you to our school council team who have been incredibly busy this term. You can check out all of their first term projects below. School Council Projects 23-24 We can’t wait to see what the New Year brings the team.  

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DT in Skylarks and Herons – T-Shirts

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Herons Science – Senses

This afternoon, we discussed the five senses and performed simple tests to find out more about them and answer questions. For sight, the children used blindfolds to cover their eyes and tried to complete the following tasks; reading a book, building a tower out of Lego, putting on a jumper and building a jigsaw. For …

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KS1 Exit Point – Fashion Show

All of the children in KS1 have worked so hard to design, make and evaluate their own T-shirts. Today, they had the opportunity to take part in a fashion show in front of Reception, Year 3 and Year 4, where they showed off their BEST poses in their FABULOUS T-shirts. Well done KS1. You were …

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KS1 Christmas Party

Yesterday, the children has a wonderful afternoon filled with festive party games and music! We had fun playing musical statues, musical bumps, Christmas corners and pass the parcel. The children then enjoyed their AMAZING Christmas snacks and treats whilst listening to festive music! Take a look at how much fun we all had!

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KS1 – DT techniques

In KS1 the children have practiced a variety of design technology techniques in preparation for their T-shirt making! Some of the skills we have learnt include; fringing, sewing, pinning, stapling, coiling and stamping.

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Art in KS1

Today, we have been investigating the repeating patterns that we might find on fabrics. We discussed how it might be the colours or shapes that are repeated within a pattern. We looked at different artists, explored lots of different examples and shared our ideas with our partner and class. We then used felt tip pens …

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KS1 Christmas Concert

Today was our final performance of ‘The Angel Who Nearly Missed It All’. KS1 did brilliantly and made us all proud. Here are photos of all are fantastic performers. Well done KS1! The Angel who nearly missed it all Programme 2023

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School Council – Thank You Team Tranmere!

On behalf of School Council and AVSED, we would just like to say a huge thank you to all pupils who contributed to the AVSED Christmas Appeal. All cards, pictures and decorations were collected this by Michelle, who was blown away by our efforts and kindness. Your kind words and creative pictures will certainly make …

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Year 2 Trip to Bradford Industrial Museum

This week, Year 2 visited Bradford Industrial Museum. As part of our topic ‘All Dressed Up,’ we wanted to learn how cloth is made from wool. We got to complete the process ourselves – sorting the wool, carding, spinning and finally weaving.  We learnt about the life of children in the mills over 100 years …

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Herons and Skylarks – Sand Sculptures

In small groups, we have created sand sculptures of things we might see at the beach or in the sea. We used different tools to create texture and pattern.

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Herons Topic Exit Point – Art Exhibition

This morning, for our Topic exit point, we had a special visit from Red Kites and shared our AMAZING artwork with them. Herons has the opportunity to discuss their artwork with Red Kites. They spoke about the different media and techniques they used and which piece was their favourite. Red Kites were really impressed with …

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English in KS1

This week, KS1 have started their new English unit on recipes. They began by learning that recipes are a type of instruction and instructions are examples of non-fiction. Then, they spent time exploring a range of recipes, using discussion questions as a prompt. We also started to identify the common features of recipes, including a …

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KS1 Computing Day

Today, the children had a topic themed day to conclude our computing unit for this half term. During this half term, we have been learning about the different parts of a computer and input devices. To round off our topic, the children investigated, went on a technology safari and invented their own creations which required …

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