Skylarks

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 — Wednesday Miss Elliott
PE Outdoor — Monday  Mrs Chavda
Spellings — Monday Mrs Granger (Student Teacher)

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: Sophie Bell

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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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

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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Character Descriptions in Skylarks

To prepare us for writing our own character description about the tiger from The Tiger who Came to Tea, we spent some time reading a range of character descriptions and discussing the features. We were able to identify LOTS of adjectives describing appearance and personality. We then chose our favourite piece of writing and gave …

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Skylarks Y2 Practical Maths

Year 2 have been learning how to order numbers to 100 from smallest to greatest and greatest to smallest. They practised building their numbers so that they could clearly see the amount of tens and ones each number had.

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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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Skylarks Y2 Practical Maths

This week, Year 2 have been learning how to count in 10s and 1s on a number line. Today, we practised estimating on a number line. We challenged each other to estimate where different numbers would be placed.

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Skylarks Y1 Practical Maths

This week, Year 1 have been learning how to compare numbers using <, > and =. Today, we moved on to ordering objects and numbers from smallest to greatest and greatest to smallest. We could describe our sequences using words such as greatest and smallest. Some of us even used inequality signs in our sequences!

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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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Skylarks Y1 Practical Maths

Today, Skylarks used practical equipment to explore finding fewer, more or the same of a number. We compared numbers and used sentence stems to help our understanding. We then completed a problem solving task, where we had to identify statements that were true or false. A brilliant effort, Year 1!

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Skylarks Class Drop-In

Last week, Skylarks enjoyed their class drop in, where they were able to show their friends and family what they have been learning about. The children firstly performed ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’, in French! They then enjoyed painting pumpkins to show the adults how to make secondary colours by mixing primary colours. They then …

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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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Skylarks – Year 1 Practical Maths

Year 1 have been practising counting backwards within 10. In our maths lesson, we learnt how to find one less of a number. We used practical resources to show our understanding, played partner games and were challenged with reasoning and problem solving questions. Test us at home too to see what we know!

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Skylarks – Y2 Practical Maths

In maths, Year 2 have been learning 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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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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Skylarks Y2 Practical Maths

In today’s maths lesson, the children used Base10, Numicon, place value counters and bead strings to represent numbers to 100. To do this, they had to identify the number of tens and ones in each number. A super effort today, Year 2!

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Skylarks Y1 Practical Maths

Yesterday, the children practised using pictorial representations to count objects from a group. They discussed how many objects they had counted, how many objects were left and how many objects there were altogether. In today’s lesson, we practised representing numbers in different ways. The children used the ‘write it, draw it, show it’ grids to …

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Drama in Skylarks – The Tiger Who Came to Tea

This half-term, our English lessons focus on ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’. Skylarks have enjoyed reading the story, asking questions and sequencing the story events. Today, we worked in groups to act out parts of the story. We divided up the roles of mother, tiger, Sophie and father and remembered as many key parts …

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Skylarks Y2 Practical Maths

Today, Skylarks 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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Skylarks Y1 Practical Maths

Today, Skylarks class have been sorting a range of objects into groups. The children sorted objects according to their colour, size or type. We completed the lesson by recapping our number bonds to 10. 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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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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