Base 1 Music

This afternoon the children in Base 1 have been learning about understanding texture in a piece of music.

They have used a graphic score and a soundscape to describe an African Thunderstorm.

They were so pleased with it, they came round and asked me to add it to the blog.

Unfortunately, the video won’t load but it is on Twitter for you to see.

We love it and hope you do too!

Our Stars of the Week 28/02/2020


Roman – we are so pleased to see you making such good progress with your times table knowledge! Your hard work at school and at home is paying off!



Lexi and Kyra – You have worked really hard this week in Maths, finding fractions of amounts.  It has been lovely to see your confidence and independence shine!


Tegan – you have a brilliant attitude and work hard at everything you do.


Martha – you always try your best and you are making a real improvement with your reading.  You are polite and helpful and a great member of Base 3!


Lyndon – we have noticed a real improvement in your attitude to work and this is shown in the quality of the work you are producing – keep it up!


Hriday – well done on being polite and good mannered in class this week!


We are so pleased with the way that you have participated in our algebra lessons this week.  Well done – keep up the good work!


Chloe – Chloe is an expert on eggs and was able to name lots of birds! She explained to the class that sheep have lambs and not eggs.


Ava and Zara have been extremely well-organised, helpful and kind.  They are always keen to offer a helping hand to Mrs Buckland and their class mates and they are really good girls – Well done.


Robyn has really impressed her teachers with her “can do” attitude this week.  She has worked hard to learn her sounds and her enthusiasm to read has made Miss Melaniphy and Mrs Gilbert very happy.  Well done Robyn!

Year 2 Science

Base 7 have been learning about humans and animals in Science this week.

They have been looking at the changing stages of the human lifecycle and animal lifecycle.

They have all drawn pictures representing ages of humans and talked about the differences between them.

They have looked at animals and can distinguish between an adult animal and a baby animal.

This morning they have been writing a list of questions that they have about animals and then later on they will be given a fact sheet to research and will identify if their questions can be answered using these.

We have included some photographs of some of the work they have done for you to look at.

Base 5 Maths

Today Base 5 have been working on Multiplication

They have been working on a formal written method (column method) to multiply 2-digit x 1-digit numbers.

They are learning how to use the exchange method.

For example, when multiplying 25 x 2, they need to exchange or carry over a digit to get the answer, but with 24 x2 this is not necessary.

By the end of this morning, children will know that:

a) Multiplication calculations can also be represented using repeated addition

b) Understand what to do when there are ten or more ones in a column e.g. 25 x 2

c) Will be able to solve multiplication calculations that involve exchange using equipment and formal written methods.

In addition to this, it is expected that by the end of Year 3, children should know their 3,4 and 8 times times tables fluently, so it would be useful if you could practice these at home.

Children have access to an online resource called Times Tables Rockstars which will also help them practice.

We have included the link for you here.

Base 3 Art

This afternoon in Art , Base 3 have been painting with watercolours. They have been experimenting with different techniques including blending and bleeding.

Mrs Freeman Evans is pleased to report that only one pot of water was knocked off the desk during this exercise!


Base 2 English

Skellig is a children’s novel by the British author David Almond, published in 1998.

Currently, Year 5 and 6 are using Skellig as their whole class text and some of the English tasks are based around this.  

Today’s task for Base 2 is inference.

What is inference? 

An inference is any step in logic that allows someone to reach a conclusion based on evidence or reasoning.

It is similar to a conclusion or a deduction. 

Inferences are very important when reading a story or text andis a good reading comprehension skill.

When we make inferences while reading, we are using evidence provided by the author to draw our own logical conclusions.

Since publication, Skellig has been printed in several editions, each with differing designs on the cover.

Today, children are looking at the different book covers and using inference skills to see how a book cover can help you predict what will happen in a story.

They are working in groups to look at what is appealing, what is interesting and what the cover might tell you about the book.

Base 1 Maths

Today in Maths, Base 1 have been looking at the properties of 3D shapes.

They have been working together in groups to describe the properties of a 3D shape and will also learn how to identify parallel and perpendicular faces/edges.

Some 3D shapes, like cubes and pyramids, can be opened or unfolded along their edges to create a flat shape.  The net of a 3D shape is what it looks like if it is opened out flat.  A net can be folded to make a 3D shape.

The children will be learning more about this later on today.

If you want to help your children with this topic, there is help on BBC Bitesize