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Weekly Update (Week ending 17.5.19)

In Brackendene this week:

This week in English the children have written clear and correctly sequenced instructions of how to wash an animal of their choice. Then they worked in groups of 3 and read them aloud as another child acted as the 'washer' and followed the instructions to wash the animal (played by another child) to judge if they were clear enough. The children then edited their writing.

In Maths, year 2 were looking at the faces, edges and vertices of 3D shapes, while Year 1 were learning to recognise and name cubes, cuboids, spheres and pyramids.

In our topic (How does your garden grow?) - we continued to observe the changes seen in the broad bean seeds and updated our Bean Diary. We looked at the cress seeds to see what had happened to each pot and the reasons for what was observed. We also sketched one of the trees on the KS1 field.


Next week in Brackendene

The Year 2 children will be taking their SATs tests - maths (Paper 1 - arithmetic and Paper 2 - reasoning) and two reading comprehension papers. The Year 1 children will be joining Oakwood at those times.


We will be writing instructions when we make our salad sandwiches (link with our topic).



In maths the year 2 children will be looking  at the  vertices and sides of both regular and irregular polygons and Year 1 will be naming 2D shapes and describing their properties  - square, rectangle, triangle and square.


Science and Topic

In our topic - 'How does your garden grow?' We will be potting our broad bean plants and the children will bring them home. We will also be making salad sandwiches.



Look for 2D and 3D shapes in the environment.



Home Learning - these have been sent home with new sheets stuck in ready for your child to choose which task to do first - please return to school on Wednesday.


Please continue to read daily and log this in your child's diary.


The children all have their new spellings in their Home Reading Diaries. They are also added to the documents at the bottom of this page.


The children have their Bug Club logins. Go to and log in using your child's details. Books and activities have been allocated to each child, so give it a go.


Our phonics focus on Bug Club this week will be - ow sounds as in ou - shout.


 Carry on with Times Table Rockstars.


Library - our library day is a Monday - so please return books so that your child can visit the library and change their book.



Monday and Tuesday 


Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Webster-Smith


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