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Welcome to Skylarks’ class page!

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

Reception to Year 1 Transition 2022-2023

Routines in Skylarks Adults in Skylarks
PE Indoor — TBC Miss Elliott
PE Outdoor — TBC  Mrs Chavda
Spellings — Monday
Times tables — Friday

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

Skylark Class governor: Clare Napoli

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.

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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Skylarks Travel the World

Skylarks topped up their Geography knowledge by learning about the five oceans. They had a look on Google earth and discovered why Earth is often called ‘The Blue Planet’! Next they took part in activity where they had to complete their passports by crossing off the countries and oceans that they had encountered on their …

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Skylarks 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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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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Lovely, relaxing Art in Skylarks

It’s been a very creative day in Skylarks today. Firstly, as part of their science lesson on seed dispersal (ask them if they can tell you the different ways in which seeds are dispersed), the children learned to draw a dandelion plant with its seeds dispersing. Next, in music they started to compose a song …

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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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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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Colour mixing in Skylarks

Skylarks did some colour mixing today and learnt the primary colours (red, blue and yellow) and the secondary colours (green, purple, orange and brown). They carefully mixed paint to create a colour wheel and then did some colour ‘additions’.

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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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Skylarks Exit Point – Building Structures

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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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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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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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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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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Year 2 Practical Maths – Addition and Subtraction

This week, Year 2 have been learning how to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers. It’s been tricky but we’re getting there!

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Time Travellers – KS1 Entry Point

So far in this topic, KS1 have enjoyed learning about the first moon landing and the life of Neil Armstrong. To introduce the next part of the topic, the Great fire of London, Jacob from Codswallop (i.e. Samuel Pepys) visited Tranmere Park to teach us all about the event. During the workshop, we played games, …

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Father David – KS1 Visitor

In RE lessons, KS1 have been learning about prayer and its importance. Yesterday, Father David from St Oswalds Church visited to talk to us about his job as a vicar. We asked lots of questions and enjoyed listening to his stories (and singing!)

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How to Make a Jam Sandwich – KS1

In writing lessons, KS1 have been learning about instructional writing, particularly recipes. This week, Skylarks and Herons followed instructions that told us how to make a jam sandwich. Using everything that we have learnt, we are now ready to write our own instructions! Fabulous work, KS1!

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KS1 Science – The 5 Senses

Eagles, Skylarks and Herons used each of their 5 senses in Science this week. They tasted crisps, lemon and milk and dark chocolate and tried to decide which of them were sweet, sour, salty or bitter. They felt lots of items which were hot, cold, heavy, light, rough and smooth. They smelt a variety of …

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All Dressed Up – KS1 Exit Point

As part of our topic ‘All Dressed Up’, the children designed and made their own T-shirts. They used joining techniques such as sewing, stapling, gluing and safety pinning alongside coiling, rolling, fringing and stamping to create their finished product. As our exit point, KS1 put on a fashion show for Red Kites and Puffins. They …

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Joining Techniques in DT – KS1

This week in DT, KS1 have learnt that fabrics can be sewn together, glued, stapled or safety pinned. We also learnt design techniques such as fringing, coiling and rolling. We had a go at completing these techniques ourselves, in preparation for creating our own T-shirts next week. Take a look at our work below!

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Skylarks compare numbers

Today children in Skylarks were comparing numbers, by adding amounts together and using greater than, less than and equal to symbols. They were even challenged to compare more than 2 numbers.

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