Category Archives: Values

Behaviours for learning

As part of behaviours for learning focus today Puffins have been expanding their concentration techniques. First we have to count to 50 without saying the number 4, then we had to not get distracted by our friends pulling faces at us (even when they were really funny!) and finally we had to balance a book on our heads whilst moving. All of these skills take an amazing amount of concentration and the Puffins were great at it.

Discussing our value word – Responsibility

In PSHE today the children have discussed what responsibility means and what they are responsible for:

Tommy O – looking after my new baby
Lily – looking after my dog
Dehwa – looking afer my toys
Havana – looking after my rabitt and dog at nanny and granddads
Dylan – to get changed all by myself
Pippa – looking my little sister
Mila – looking after my bunny rabbit
Ali – looking after my toys
Charlie – to do what my mom says
Jacinta – looking after my toys
Tommy L – my teddy Samson
Connor – my cat
Jessica – looking after my cat and going to bed when my mom says
Ryan -feeding my baby sister a bottle
Frankie-Moe – looking after my toys
Kealiegh -looking after my dog and lizard
Millie – looking after my toys
Scarlet – looking after my baby and making my bed
Paige – looking after my rabbit and doing what my mom says
Jacob – looking after my Hulk
Oliver – looking after my animals and feeding them
Ava – looking after my teeth and making sure everyday I brush them
Ibrahim– to look after my brother
Leah – looking after my nanny and making sure she goes to bed
Tanatswa – looking after my sister and my toys
Seth – to look after my dog
Shai -Ann – I look after my mom and dad

New beginnings

What a great first full week for the Puffins, we have learnt all about sorting using a variety of ways in maths, practised our HFW’s and handwriting and learnt our Talk for Writing focus book Going on a Bear Hunt. Finally today the children have discussed at length new beginnings in regards to changes to their lives and others. After we talked bout our choices and the impact these have when we start new ventures, in particular good and bad choices.

‘If you make a bad choice you will not be happy’ Millie
‘Making good choices means you get good things’ Oliver
‘If you make a bad choice you can change it back to a god choice’ Jessica
‘Good choices in school means you could get a silver or gold card’ Amaya

Welcome Puffins!

A big welcome to the new Puffins class. All the children have settled in amazingly and have been working hard on learning all the school and class rules, our learning behaviours, the importance of ‘Good to be Green’ and Peacemakers. All the teachers are impressed with how well all the children have transitioned in just a couple of days and we are looking forward to this next year.

Working with others

Year 1 Puffins have been discussing what is working with others?

Why do we need to work as a team?
– if someone struggling we help each other out (Brooke)
– makes you feel happy when you help each other (Amelia)
– can get more work done and make more friends (Shona)

The Puffins then demonstrated how to work as an effective team by getting from one side of the playground to the other and they were not allow to touch the floor. They all worked amazingly as a team. Well done.

Sunflower competition

Wow what a busy afternoon! We finished learning about our value word by making Friendship Soup, adding in all the key ingredients to make a great friendship. Next we celebrated the entries for our sunflower competition. Well done to all the children who brought them in and clearly looked after them well. Amelia was the overall winner with a fantastic height of 15cm winning the special prize. Finally finishing the day with some much needed and deserved golden time using our new pirate role play area.

Discussing our value word honesty

During circle time today we explored honesty through a game of two truths and a lie. We had lots of fun making things up about ourselves and sharing them with each other.

Here are some examples of our two truths and a lie.

I don’t like your hair.
I like your earrings.
I like your eyes.

I have blonde hair.
I don’t have any bones.
I am a girl.

I love to read books.
I love apples.
I am having a baby.

I don’t have a mum.
I live in a house.
I have blue eyes.

I have black shoes.
I don’t go to school.
I have black hair.

We then thought about how we know when someone is telling fibs and lying. These are some of the signs we thought of: