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Home Learning Projects...

Below you will find our weekly Home Learning Projects which will provide you with a range of learning activities for the week ahead.


Don't forget to upload the highlighted task onto Seesaw for us all to see as well as completing this week's 2Dos on Purple Mash smiley


We can't wait to hear from you!

Love The KS1 Team x

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Here's our Home Learning Project for this week along with the White Rose maths activities. Don't forget to check out the daily phonics lessons using this link too!

We are looking forward to seeing what you all get up to.

Have a great week!

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Here is the learning pack for this week. The Whiterose Maths worksheets are no longer free for parents to download from their website, but we have a school subscription, so we have added them below. There is also an adjective and common exception word mat that might be useful this week.

Look forward to seeing all your exciting work on Seesaw this week.

Take care and have a good week.


Seesaw Support 

We are using Seesaw, which is a secure online digital learning platform, to accompany our new home learning projects which will be available each Monday. 


Below are video guides to show you: how to set up an account; how to upload work to Seesaw and how to comment on a child's piece of work. There is also a written guide below. 

How to set up a Seesaw account

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How to upload work to Seesaw

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How to comment on a child's piece of work

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To all the children in Pumas Class, Panthers Class and Bobcats class


The residents and the staff at The Byars Nursing Home would like to say a big ‘thank you’ for the fabulous cards that you made and sent to us. Everyone enjoyed looking at the beautiful pictures that you have drawn and reading your messages. They really made our ladies and gentlemen smile and helped to brighten up their day! 😊


With love and best wishes


From all of the residents and the care team at The Byars xxx

Web links to support learning

Hello everyone, I hope you are all ok, missing you all lots. I have added some new ideas of web pages and activities you might like to do. Last weeks links are at the bottom for you to access still.


Week beginning 30.3.20
Week beginning 23.3.20

Welcome to the Puma Class

Hello and welcome to our webpage.  Puma Class is a mixed year 1 and year 2 class with 30 children.  

Our teachers are Mrs Heathcote and Mrs Cotterill.  We are supported by Miss Radford and Ms Cargill who are our Teaching Assistants.  Mrs Heathcote works Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Cotterill teaches us on a Thursday and Friday.  

Spring Term 2019

Sport Relief 2020

For Sport Relief we came to school dressed in our sports kit as we ran the Sport Relief Mile. We had great fun skipping, star jumping, hopping and ‘conga-ing’ around the playground. We have raised lots of money for Sport Relief, whilst having great fun!

World Book Day 2020

This year to celebrate World Book Day we dressed up as an exciting adjective or verb.  Everyone put in so much effort to create their costumes and we learnt some wonderful new vocabulary. Check out of vocabulary in our Puma Class word art.

Paul Cookson came to visit.


Today the poet Paul Cookson came to work with us all day. We enjoyed an amazing assembly this morning, where he performed some of his best, oldest and newest poems. We got to join in and become part of his performance. Then we all enjoyed a workshop with him, where we wrote a poem as a group. Year One wrote a poem about arctic animals and what they get up to. Year Two wrote a poem about all the yucky food left on the dining hall floor after lunch! In the afternoon, we work in small groups in Puma class to produce out own poems based on Pauls work. A great day had by all.

Time Tables Rock Star Day

We rocked out to launch our new maths initiative! 

We had a fantastic day learning how to log on, choosing our rock star name and beginning to earn coins.


In Puma Class, we can play either Numbots or Times Tables Rock Stars.


NumBots is an online game which is designed to significantly improve children’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts.


Times Tables Rock Stars  is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables!


We are taking part in fortnightly competitions against other classes in school to see who can earn the post points! Go Team Pumas!


A visit from some worms!

Lydia from Nottinghamshire County Council bought in some worms to show us how important they are for making compost. She talked to us about how they move, have babies and turn food waste into compost. We loved looking at the wriggly worms with the magnifying glasses! 

Art Week


This week we have explored different art medias based on the theme of African Animals. We have constructed junk animals, painted sunset scenes and added silhouettes and we also made our own printing  patters to match an animals skin.

Our topics this term are:

  • What do I need to be me? – We are learning about the way we and other animals change and grow, and the things we need to stay healthy. We will also be learning about changes within living memory and exploring how toys have changed over time.
  • Through the Keyhole – We will learn about significant people and places in the local area, and how their lives were different to ours.

Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Puma Welcome Leaflet

Important Information


Our P.E. days are Monday and Thursday.  Please keep your PE kit in school for the half term, we will send it home on the last day of the half term for washing.  P.E. days may change, so kit needs to stay at school all the time.


Praise Assembly

Our Praise Assembly is every Friday at 10.30am.  If your child has been chosen to be in Praise Assembly, you will receive an invitation to come and watch from via a text. Please keep this a secret - don't spoil the surprise!


Please ensure you are lined up and ready to come into school at 8.50am.  If they arrive after 8.50am they will receive a late mark.


What can you do to help?


  • Come and talk to us if you have any worries or concerns.
  • Read to your child and with them.  Reading is a key skill in Year 2 and helps children to become successful, independent learners.  Listening to your child read at least 4 times a week at home will ensure continued progress.
  • Use the Oxford Owls site to help your child with their reading.
  • Come in and help - we love to welcome parents to help with reading, baking, sewing etc.
Autumn Term 2019

Christmas at Newstead Abbey...

We visited Newstead Abbey dressed as Victorian children. We played parlour games with the master of the house, made sugar mice with the cook, made spice bags and enjoyed a magic lantern show. We had a fabulous day learning about Christmas was celebrated in the past.

Come and look at all the fun we had at our KS1 Christmas party!

Santa Visits School

We had an amazing time performing our Christmas play called 'I'm Gonna Shine'.

Today Puma class were visited by Santa's reindeer's. We learnt lots of interesting facts and had our photo taken with them. We even got to stroke them!

On science afternoon we had so much fun! We made potions, made a tornado in a glass, poked holes in water bags, made elephant’s toothpaste and made rainbow wine.

We had a fantastic time learning all about recycling during our visit from the Ashfield District Council waste team. We even got to look at a bin lorry up close and sat in the cab too!