During Computing today, Year 1 Puffins have been learning about the green screen today and filmed themselves describing facts about toys.
Puffins learned that the green screen allows you to change the background to whatever you like. They watched a video of a weather report from another class that showed the green screen background changed to the UK map.
Today, they filmed each other describing facts about toys – they had to reemmber some important skills:
– Looking straight at the camera
– Not moving about
– Not swaying side to side
– Stay quiet when not reading
We will have the final video of the children reading their facts on this blog soon.
As part of today’s Computing lesson, Puffins brought some of their favourite teddy bears to take photographs of.
They learned that once photographs are taken, they are stored on the memory card. The process to transfer photographs from camera to a computer is to take the memory card out of the camera and insert into the computer.
Here are some of the photographs taken by the children of their cuddly toys. They will be labeling their photographs in next week’s lesson. Visit our blog next week to see how Puffins get on.
These children have done amazing this week and moved up in number club. Well done Demi, Lexi, Spohie, Evie, Katie, Megan and Niah.
This morning the Puffin class were using their listening skills to follow the instructions from their partner to draw a picture without seeing it. This is part of their instructions for their English this week.
The children listened very well and Brooke Ba and Brooke Be did an amazing job.
In Science we have been learning all about Minibeasts. Today we searched the Woodland Walk, field and Forest School to see if we could find any. We found lots hidden under logs and rocks. And even some in the trees.
Here are some of the amazing facts Puffin class have learnt about our Minibeast topic:
This week we have focused on time. We started the week by ordering the days of the week and months of the year. We learnt a new dance and song to help us remember the months and we really enjoyed it. We then moved on to talk about different times of the day and linking activities to the correct times of the day. Finally we started to look at telling the time using the clock face, Mrs Jones could not believe how well we could tell the time and how quickly we picked up telling the time to half past the hour.
This week in English we started to focus on ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We have had a very busy week, learning the story the whole way through. We developed actions to support our retelling and we are very good at retelling the story. Mrs Jones is very impressed at how well we learnt the story. To support our retelling, we have also focused on story maps and our use of descriptive language to make wanted posters to help the big bad wolf. The children have worked very hard this week and I am sure you will agree they have learnt the story well.
This week our focus text is the story ‘The Lion Who Wanted to Love’ written by Giles Andreae. Mrs Jones read the story to us but kept the front cover a secret. On Tuesday we had to draw our own front covers, thinking about the story and characters.
This is our front cover must have list:
· Include the title
· Include the author
· Use a character from the story
· Use a setting from the story
We have some fantastic artists in our class. I’m sure you will agree that our front covers are fantastic and really make the book look inviting.
This week we have been taking part in lots of activities linked to books and reading. On Monday, Miss Williams came in to read her favourite book ‘Eat Your Peas’. We enjoyed listening to the story and thought it was very funny. Luckily we are very good at eating our vegetables so we do not need to deals with our parents.
Today we shared our favourite classroom books with Year 2. We had a lovely time sharing books together and reading our stories. It was lovely to see you all reading with great enthusiasm!
Throughout the week we have been practising our poem ‘The owl and the pussycat’ ready for our performance in assembly on Friday afternoon. If you would like to practise with your child, Mrs Jones has provided the words below.
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!”
Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?”
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-Tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
“Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?” Said the Piggy, “I will.”
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
In RE we have been learning about Jonah and the Whale. We are in the process of writing some lovely stories based on Jonah and the Whale and can retell the story really well. To support our writing we have been busy creating our own whales using a variety of craft materials. We now have a lovely colourful display in our classroom. We will post our stories next week once they are completed.
In literacy today we had a very fun lesson. Mrs Jones got the iPads and netbooks and we were very excited to be using these for our literacy work. Today we started researching dinosaurs ready for the non-chronological report we are writing next week. We each chose a dinosaur and then used books and the internet to find out facts (true pieces of information).
We used the following sub-headings to gather information:
What they eat
What they look like
How they move