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 — Wednesday Miss Taylor
PE Outdoor — Tuesday 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 Weekly Homework 5/12/22

This week, KS1 have been tasked with some very special DT homework. Children have been asked to invent something to help Father Christmas during the busy December period! This could be anything… the crazier and more creative the better! This task is part of a Christmas competition set up by a team called ‘The Little …

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

KS1 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers Autumn 2022

Please find attached the Homework Grid for our topic this half-term, Toys. The Knowledge Organisers for Topic, English, Maths and Science are also attached. KS1 – Homework Grid – Toys Autumn 2022 KS1 Knowledge Organiser -Toys – Autumn 2022 English Knowledge Organiser Y1 Autumn English Knowledge Organiser Y2 Autumn Year 1 Maths Knowledge Organiser Autumn Term …

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Herons Christmas Jumper Day

Look how excited Herons were about wearing Christmas jumpers!

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KS1 Nativity 2022

For the first time in front of an audience, KS1 performed ‘Baubles’. We are so proud of all of them and their performance! Attached is the official programme. Baubles Programme 2022  

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KS1 Muddy Puddles Day

Today was KS1s Muddy Puddles Day and despite the especially cold weather, the children enjoyed a wide array of activities in the wonderful great outdoors. The morning’s activities focused on knots. The children learnt to tie a one thread and two thread knot before progressing on to tying their shoe laces! The children persevered so …

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Exit Point – Year 2 visit Abbey House Museum

This term our topic has been ‘Toys’. As part of this unit, the children have learnt about old and new toys and how toys have changed over the years. As our exit point, we went on a trip to Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall, where the children were given the opportunity first hand to explore …

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Exit Point – Year 1 Visit Abbey House Museum

This term our topic has been ‘Toys’. As part of this unit, the children have learnt about old and new toys and how toys have changed over the years. As our exit point, we went on a trip to Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall, where the children were given the opportunity first hand to explore …

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Herons Practical Maths

In Herons, we have been estimating numbers to 100 on a number line. We used blank number lines in pairs and challenged one another to predict where the number(s) would go. We gave each other clues, if needed, by working out the middle number and/or deciding which two multiples of 10 it would fall between.

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Herons Practical Maths

In Herons, we have been looking at comparing and ordering objects and numbers to 100. We have used base 10 to help us make the numbers and comparison symbols to help us understand which is greater than and which is less than. We have also learnt how to order the numbers smallest to greatest and …

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Anti-Bullying Week: Odd Sock Day

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying week for 2022. To show our support, we have all come to school dressed in odd/crazy socks! In classes, we have discussed that this represents how is it cool for us all to be different, and how we should never be unkind towards others because of their differences. Throughout …

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KS1 Muddy Puddles Day – Tuesday 29th November

KS1’s Muddy Puddle/Outdoor Learning Day (Tuesday 29th November) Tuesday 29th November is KS1’s Muddy Puddle Day for this term. On this day, please do not send your child into school wearing their school uniform. Instead, the children should come to school in clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty. As we will be outside for …

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School Council – Suggestion Boxes

This week school council have been decorating their suggestion boxes! These will be placed in their classes after half-term, ready to be filled with pupil suggestions. Thanks to our year 6 helpers who also helped us decorate these at lunch.

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Heron’s Practical Maths – Flexible Partitioning

Today, we learnt how to flexibly partition numbers to 100. Some children used base 10 to help them and others pictorially represented the numbers. Other children were able to work the partition mentally. We created numbers sentences and part whole models on our whiteboards.

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Ks1 Speak Up!

This month is national Oracy month and alongside this half term’s theme of ‘Be a Speaker,’ the children prepared short presentations about their favourite toys. They focused on the key areas for speaking – speaking clearly and confidently, giving eye contact, talking in full sentences and using intonation to keep the listener interested. We were …

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Herons Class Assembly

This morning, Herons put on a fabulous show for the whole school to tell them about everything they’ve learnt so far in Year 2. Myself and Mrs Dolan are so proud of each and every one of them for their effort and attitude to putting on such an amazing and memorable class assembly. We hope …

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School Council 2022/23

Today our newly appointed school councillors received their badges in assembly! They were all very excited and proud to show themselves off to the whole school. They also took part in their first school council meeting at lunch time, and have been tasked with their first job of finding a box suitable to turn into …

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Black History Month – KS1

To celebrate Black History Month, we met Gaspard and Adama from Zamble African Dance company. We learnt about their culture, then learnt an African dance and song. The photos show just how much fun we all had – teachers included! Back in class, we discussed the importance of Black History Month and why we celebrate …

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Herons Practical Maths

Today, Herons practised writing, representing, comparing and ordering numbers to 20. We completed the lesson by recapping our number bonds to 10 and 20. Here we are enjoying our practical maths session!

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KS1 Entry Point – TOYS

To introduce our new topic, ‘Toys’, KS1 received a letter from The Magic Toymaker! We were asked to build and test out toys in the Toymaker’s workshop. We had lots of fun exploring the different areas, using recycling to build our own toys and dancing to the circus music. We even got some sweets delivered …

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Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Tranmere Park pupils have paid their respects by celebrating and reflecting on her achievements and importance to the UK. Take a look at our pictures below.

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Geography – Herons

Last week, Herons topped up their knowledge of the world by learning about the seven continents and five oceans.

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KS1 Entry Point – Around the UK!

As part of our local geography study, the children have kicked off this half term’s topic by visiting the four countries of the United Kingdom. They have taken part in the Highland games in Scotland, completed a quiz in Wales, used atlases to explore England and learnt some Irish dancing in Northern Ireland. The children …

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Herons Animal Workshop 2

More pictures!

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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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