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Penguins Week

Some super work from Sharks week (Both in school and at home). Well done everyone.

Summer learning menu 2

Look at what we have been doing at home...

William has been working super hard at home on different activities. Great work William!

Samuel has created a beautiful fish from the ocean.

CONGRATULATIONS - Samuel won a medal in April for riding 100 miles on a bike.

Imogen has been working hard on her handwriting and has made a fantastic film review of the 'The Little Mermaid'.

Samuel (Buzzard Reception) has been working really hard on his writing at home. Here is his ocean film review.

Great work Connor - You have been working super hard at home.

Rohan has made a beautiful 'Under the Sea mobile'.

Harry is working hard from home with his family. What great art work - Well done Harry!

Austin seed spreading with his little brother.

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He says he’s spreading ‘a hundred thousand million dandelions for next year’. How lovely! Great seed spreading, well done Austin.

Samuel's great Talk for Writing story map

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Samuel has been working very hard at home at creating his own story using our Talk for Writing methods we use in school. Here is him explaining his story map. I am very excited to see the final story.

Stay Safe by Staying Home with Hey Duggee | CBeebies

Stay Safe

Miss Wilkinson x








Miss Wilkinson and Buzzard team miss you so much and can't wait until we meet again. It's been lovely seeing some of you around the village (at a distance).



I hope your Easter break was fun and relaxed (and full of chocolate) ready to start our summer term. I am excited to announce our new summer topic


Commotion in the Ocean!


Throughout this topic we will be learning lots about our sea's through lots of geography, science, history, art and much more. Whilst learning from home there will be lots of fun activities set for you to link with our topic which can be found in your new homework menus (file attached below). For more resources and links, keep scrolling down this page to find information for each subject. 


Remember, other places you can find extra activities are Purple mashSumdog and Education city (your log in is the same as your Sumdog password, which I will provide for you over the phone during out telephone call).


I understand that this can be a difficult time for both children and parents, so please don't panic about activities that have been set - to ensure you are all finding and understanding these activities well, please expect a telephone call from me this week to make contact with both children and parents to answer any questions you may have and to check you are all okay.


Stay safe and best wishes,

Miss Wilkinson x


Online Safety:


During home learning, the children may use computing more than usual and it is really important for us to stay safe online. Also, we must remember to balance the children's screen time. If you need any information on your child's screen time, then please check our online safety tab and it will have lots of documents for you to explore. 


You could also explore these documents which explore a healthy me diary and a computing home learning document. 


Please always remember:




Receptions - Online Safety


Alphabet Song | BBC Super Movers

We used this in the classroom lots in Buzzards to get children up and moving between lessons.



Some challenges for you to try!


Would you like to become a scientist? 



When we think about visiting the other side of the world we almost always think about taking a flight. Since the 1950s, air travel has become more and more common and aeroplanes have become much faster and more comfortable. To travel around the world without flying you'd have to use a combination of rail, road and sea transportation. 


The Big Question: 

How would you travel around the world without flying?



Planning an enquiry will really get your child thinking like a scientist. How will they travel around the world without using air travel?

Explain that you will be working to answer a big question. Present it to your child. What do she/he already know or think they know about travel and ways to travel?



Discuss the different ways you can approach the question. Help them to understand the sort of environments they  might come across like seas, deserts and mountains. Here are some further prompts:

  • What forms of transport would they use?
  • How are they powered? 
  • What equipment and supplies will they need to bring?



How will they explore the question? Prompt your child to explain their ideas, qualify them with what they already know and refine them based on views expressed by other people in your home. What is their plan for the investigation? Here are some tips:

  • How will they know where they are?
  • How could they prove they'd done the journey?
  • How would they plan the route?



Ask them to imagine they had to present their investigation at school assembly or to their family, how would they show their action plan? Discuss the various ways this could work. 


Encourage them to plan a route on a map or globe, as well as work out the total distance travelled or how many countries you'd cross! This is a great investigation to draw on their geography knowledge and maths skills.
If your child is still feeling inspired by travel they could have a go at designing and building their own boats. What features might these boats need to travel very long distances?


How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean? What can we do to help our oceans?

Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches.


Significant person 

Who is this? Can you create a poster about him. Use the links below to help you find some facts.


Choose one of the artists from below and activity. 

Artist - Thomas Hill



Can you research and create a piece of art in the style of Thomas Hill? Don't worry if you don't have wire, put your own personalisation on it and use what you have e.g string, plastics etc or you could design what you would make. 

Artist - JMW Turner



Can you research and create a piece of art in the style of JMW Turner? Don't worry if you don't have paints, put your own personalisation on it and use what you have e.g pencils, collage (Plastics, rubbish etc). 


Can you help make and prepare a healthy meal?

Write your recipe in your home learning book and the instructions. You could add a photo or draw a picture. 

Then write a sentence about why your meal is healthy. 


Five Oceans Song

Can you learn this song to help you remember the oceans?



Healthy Me 

What foods are healthy and unhealthy?

Look through this presentation and discuss the questions.



Can you sort these into healthy and unhealthy in your home learning book and draw a picture for each thing? 

Challenge - To write a sentence about why you have chosen a healthy item and why you have chosen an unhealthy item. 


  1. Apple
  2. Chocolate Bar
  3. Crisps
  4. Nuts
  5. Wholemeal bread 
  6. White bread
  7. Strawberries
  8. Milk 
  9. Ice cream 
  10. Eggs 
  11. Coke 
  12. Water 
  13. Lettuce
  14. Sweets
  15. Chicken 


Maybe you could think of some of your own? 


Here are some great P.E activities you can do at home: 


  • Bike riding
  • Set up a relay race. Running a relay race is great exercise, but working to set up a relay race is also a good way to teach teamwork and sportsmanship.
  • Build an obstacle course. Get your child to brainstorm obstacles and set up a course around the house or in the garden. Take turns running it, and see who can run it the fastest! (try and beat the times). 
  • Play Hula Hoop Games. Hula Hoops are so versatile! You can play jump rope with them, use them as a bean bag toss, or have hula contests.
  • Play with water sprinklers when the weather is warm -  this is a great way for your child to run around. 
  • Play tag
  • Playing with a ball - catch, football etc. 

P.E with Joe | Wednesday 25th March 2020

Try some of Joe Wicks P.E sessions either live or at some point in the day. We are doing these in school.

Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

We join Jaime for a Cosmic Kids yoga adventure all about learning to have your own adventures. This children's yoga story is great.



Activity & competition for children and adults of all ages! To celebrate Easter in this strange year of isolation, you are invited to make an Easter Garden. Include Jesus’ tomb and take TWO pictures, one with the tomb closed and one with the stone rolled away. The garden can be real, or a model or other piece of art or craft. 


Deadline - 8th April 2020. 


Our classroom display board.


Can you design your own farm? 

Could you create a poster about where our food comes from? 


How many more ways can you make 20, using times, addition and subtraction?


Buzzard Receptions you could try this activity using the number 10 or if you fancy the challenge use 20. 


Jack and the Beanstalk

Can you retell the story using our story map? Perhaps you could finish it or use this one to create your own from the beginning?



Boggle - How many words can you make with this weekly Boggle Challenge?

A fun game to try at home in this lovely weather. This phonics activity involves taping letters on index cards against a wall or fence, then filling some water balloons which have word endings written on them. The children then pick a water balloon and hold it up against one of the index cards to see if the letter and word ending match to make a word. If it does, they have to read the word out loud, and then they get to throw the balloon at the letter to pop it.


Types of Trees Song | Science Music Video for Kids

This song is about the different types of trees. A number of plants, mostly trees, are names according to whether they are deciduous or evergreen in nature. ...

Our display board at school.



  • Examine, draw and taste a range of fruits and vegetables that could be grown in a garden.
  • Talk about experiences of growing plants or about someone they know who has a garden.
  • Identify, label and sketch growing plants.
  • Make a map of the garden plot, identifying the plants and predicting what they will turn into when they are fully grown. Label the map with any recognisable mini-beast habitats or sketches of mini-beasts found in the area.


Investigation - exploring
Go outside to the garden to look at plants.
Make a map of the garden plot, identifying the plants and predicting what they will turn into when they are fully grown.


Plant, leaf, grow, weed, change, living, water, healthy, similar to, different from






Seven Continents Song

A song to help kids learn the 7 continents in order from largest to smallest. Subscribe! ➜ NEW RE...


Can you research the history of farms where you live? 


Our display board at school.

Vincent Van Gogh

Can you create a landscape in the style of Vincent Van Gogh?