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Term 1

Welcome to 2 Whitebeam

It has been a fantastic start to the term getting to know the children and we are incredibly proud of how well the children have settled back in school life. 

For the first three weeks, we will be focussing on our ‘recovery curriculum’ that includes a variety of PSHE and well-being lessons as well as opportunities to engage and learn about growth mindset. The children will be taking part in a variety of fun and engaging activities as well as developing new skills and understanding across the curriculum. 



**This term, PPA will be on Wednesday AM and will be covered by Mrs H.


Every week, your child will choose a book from the class library as well as a levelled book from Oxford Reading Buddy.  Please encourage your child to read at home and feel free to ask if you need any support.  Please ensure that children bring in their books everyday.





During PE days, the children will need to come into school wearing PE kits and will stay in their kits for the whole day.  Currently, PE will be completed outdoors so the children will need warm layers during the colder months.  Please can children bring in their school jumpers so that they can wear them after their PE lessons. 


Plimsolls or trainers

Black shorts or black jogging bottoms

White T-Shirt

A hair band for children with longer hair


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me at the end of the school day or make an appointment to talk to me at another time.


Miss Ali



Week beginning 21.09.2020

What a week it has been! 2 Whitebeam have been super busy learning.


Rowan: This week my favourite part of the week was the FRIDAY CHALLNGE! We acted out the Three Little Pigs including all the actions.  Can you guess what scene the children are acting out below? 


Isabella: We have been working hard in maths.  Today we looked at greater and less than symbols.  Ask us a question about it!


Ted P and Ted S: In English, we have been learning the power of three.  We made a booklet all about Windmill Hill and a small video of it too.  Did you know Windmill Hill is beautiful, colourful and busy?


Dilys: In ICT, we used the Speroes for the first time.  It was fun and super exciting!



Mercy: In Art we did work on ZENTANGLES!! We made lovely and colourful patterns!




Week beginning 28.09.2020

Another busy week for 2 Whitebeam!

Llewyn:  We did our Friday challenge today. We worked together as team to move a hoop to a different chair. I found it tricky at first but was good at it after! devil


That is what I call growth mindset - Well done Llewyn!


Ta’shiyah – In PE we did circuit training.  We learnt how to do Spotty Dog and Kangaroo Hops.  I felt confident and it was a little tiring too!cheeky

Did you beat your PB Ta’shiyah?


Emilia and Ted P: we worked hard in RE.  We learnt about making the right choices and Christians believe that people can be good even if they make wrong choices sometimes.  cool


 We watched a video on  Matthew 9:9-13 and looked at what ‘gospel’ means.


Dilys – In English, we have been learning talk for writing on a book called ‘No Money Day’heart


Check out our school twitter account to watch a little video of all of us doing our actions!


Minna – This week we learnt our sound ay (may I play), oi (boy with a toy), ea (cup of tea).heart


Ask the children other sounds they have learnt this week!


Anayah – we did maths and looked at.  We represented numbers using part-part whole models, bar model and tens and one table. heart

Week Beginning 05/10/2020

A wet and windy week but that did not stop 2 Whitebeam with all the fantastic learning they have done!yes  yes


Saoirse: This week in maths, we have been busy partitioning.  We used our knowledge to compare and order number using greater than and less than. laugh


Ta’shiyah: This week we have been learning Phase 5 sounds.  I really liked learning the tricky words. Click the link for a song!yes


Emilia:  In English we have been continuing with ‘It’s a No Money Day.  We used verbs and adjectives in our work.heart


Ky-Reece: In science we have been learning about the life cycle of a frog.  Do you know any fun facts that you can share with 2Whitebeam?smiley



Myra: We have had our class reward today and we all chose to have fun with Spereos.  They were pretty cool! You should try it!angel


Shameika: In PE I really liked doing our circuit training.  I really liked doing the spotted dog and star jumps!heart


Dilys: In RE we have been learning about forgiveness!heart

W/B 12.10.2020

Penultimate Week of Term 1 – Fab learning from all of 2WB.


Huge well done to TED P who is our Scientist of the Term!!

Massive Well done 2 WB for the highest weekly attendance of last week.  Attendance Ted really enjoyed being with 2 Whitebeam!laugh


In Science we have been learning more about the life cycle.  This week we have been learning about the life cycle of a chicken.  Did you know a bump on the beak of a chick before they hatch is called a baby tooth?


In English we have been innovating our talk for writing story – “It’s a no money day”.

In art we have been learning about coronavirus and how to stay safe around our bubble.


Friday challenge: YO!!! We learnt a hip hop dance routine in 20 minutes !!yes 


In Maths, we have been estimating and comparing numbers using a number line.


Have a restful weekend 2Whitebeam !

Week Beginning 19.10.2020


Term 1; Week 8


What a term it has been.  I am extremely proud of everyone in 2 Whitebeam.  You have worked incredibly hard with all your learning. 


Black History Month: We have been working hard this week and focussed on Roy Hackett.  Ask the children what they know about Roy Hackett.



 We have also designed and labelled our own carnival headdresses.  Today we also created our own music using instruments with a focus on rhythm and had a carnival parade in the playground! Check out the photos below.





In Art we were allowed to draw anything we liked with only graphite charcoal or chalk.  Show off you artistic drawings to your mum, dad/carer.



In Phonics we have continued with our phase 5 sounds.  We have also practiced out tricky phase 4 sounds using different spelling strategies.  What strategy will you use over the holidays? Fire writing? Stickman writing? Bubble writing?



Have a lovely half term, relax and most importantly stay safe!  Miss Ali