Today parents of Year 1 had the opportunity to attend a phonics workshop. They spent time observing Miss Williams model a phonics lesson with a group of amazing Year 2 children. After that Miss Williams spoke to them about how best to support their child in learning phonics. Then it was time for some fun and learning as the parents made and played phonics games with their own children. We would like to thank all the parents who attended today.
We have been exploring our eyes this week. Today we have focussed on sight learning all about how the eye works. We also explored how we would feel if we had no sight.
Today we have finished our first unit of music. We have learnt how to keep the pulse, adapt our pitch whilst singing and finally today practising our song on the glockenspiel.
For Black History Month the Puffins have been focussing on the amazing life of Rosa Parks. The children have learnt how the actions of one black women not giving up her seat on a bus had a big impact on the lives of fellow black American and history. They come to understand how people can be tolerant towards each and why it is important in our world.
‘Rosa Parks was brave for staying on the bus even though she would be in trouble’ Harvey
‘Rosa Parks was amazing and strong to stand up for herself’ Maya
‘People need to show respect for each other even if they look different’ Alexander
Today the children have starting their science topic on Animals. As part of the introduction to this topic they have been classifying animals into the given groups.
‘Fish lay their eggs in the water’ Daisy B
‘If you stroke a snake they are cold so that means their reptiles’ Liam
‘Parrots have feathers not fur so they are birds’ Alexi
The Puffins have been discussing what makes a happy playtime. We also decided on playground rules that would work best in our school.
Over the last few weeks Puffins class have worked hard on developing their writing skills focusing on capital letters and full stops for simple sentences. Miss Coghlan is very proud at the great progress they are making.
Children from Year 1 and Year 2 have been busy in Lego club – see what they’ve been working on below.
This week the Puffins have worked hard learning how to compare amounts.