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Bysouth Class

Year 1 and year 2 enjoy learning in Bysouth Class.

Our class teacher is Miss Wilson.

Autumn 2023

We have had a wonderful few weeks back at school. We have enjoyed lots of learning opportunities, from learning about toys through time in History to reading and writing about the book Farmer Duck in our writing lessons. Here are some pictures of us enjoying our learning in Bysouth Class! 

In Forest School, we have been mixing blackberries and painting with them! We found it very fascinating.

We have been learning about place value in maths. Year 1’s have been finding different ways of counting to be more efficient in their maths, for example, counting in groups of two’s.

In History, we have been sorting new toys and describing their properties. We have shown our history knowledge very well. We have also been comparing old toys with new toys and explaining how we know they are new and old. We are looking forward to continuing our learning on toys through time!

Spring 2024

In Bysouth, we have enjoyed learning about the traditional tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We have been growing our own beans in Science. In maths, we set up our own shop to buy beans! As well as this, in writing we wrote descriptions of the giant and the giant’s house

In Science, we have been learning about plants. We have been observing how plants grow from bulbs or seeds into mature plants. As well as this, we have been learning about deciduous and evergreen trees.

In Geography, we are continuing to develop our Geographical skills. We are working hard on our map skills, by looking at photographs and a range of globes and maps.

In History, we have been learning about Guy Fawkes. We have spent time exploring sources of information and looking for clues to find out why the Gunpowder Plot was unsuccessful.

Summer 2024

In Forest School, to achieve our food technology knowledge, we have been learning how to plan, prepare, cook and serve food safely. We have designed our own meals, including pizza and making our own pancakes from scratch! We have continued to develop our understanding of how to start a fire, keep a fire going and how to be safe around fires.

In Science, we have been learning about living things and their habitats. We have sorted things into dead, living and never been alive. We know something is living if it can do all of the life processes. We explored a wide range of objects and provided really good scientific explanations to back up our answers.

In maths, we have been learning about fractions. We have been using different maths strategies to find one third, one quarter, one half and so on. We have used strategies such as groupings.  We have also been identifying one half and one quarter in different forms, including on rulers and measuring jugs!

We have also been enjoying learning about India, and focusing on the village of Chembakolli. We had a visitor come into school and share with us their knowledge of India, they even brought in their wedding dress! We tried an array of different Indian foods.

In preparation for our new topic in September ‘Seaside through time’, we visited Southend and spent the day exploring the beach, completing different activities on the beach and developing our understanding of how things have changed over the years at the Southend Pier Museum. We even used our own money to buy ice creams!