Today in music, Year 1 Puffins listened and appraised ‘The Planets Mars’ by Gustav Holst, the children firstly had to identify the instruments being played and discuss how the music mad them feel. We went on to learning the lyrics to a song and noting when the pitch and the tempo changed.
This week the Puffins have started working in Computing. We started the week with an introduction to online safety. Moving on to learning how to log on using the laptops. The children produced some amazing pictures using Mash – Up on Purple Mash and practicing using the keyboard. Today they have been learning how to give instructions using 2Logo.
On Wednesday 6th November we held a Phonics Workshop for Year 1 parents. Miss Williams talked to our parents about how Phonics works in school and how to help us at home. We then had a wonderful time making and playing a phonics game with our visitors. We even got to take them home!
Thank you to all our visitors. It was lovely to see so many of you.
The Puffins have being discussing what makes a happy or unhappy play time.
I happy when I play with friends – Jacob
It’s a happy playtime when people are nice to met – Karla
It’s an unhappy playtime when someone hits me – Declan
I’m not happy at playtime if I fall and my friends don’t help – Tatenda
So the Puffins created their own playtime rules to make playtime a happy time and discussed the different scenarios with each other to ensure there was a solution.
Puffins class have worked very hard on learning the story of Going on a Bear Hunt for English and finally they got to do their own stories this week. They were able to sequence their writing using their story maps and even added lots of adjectives to make their writing more interesting.
For Black History Month the children learnt about the amazing Rosa Parks and how she changed the law in America to ensure all people were treated equally regardless of their colour. The children were astonished by how people of colour were treated differently and learnt how Rosa Parks not only just sat on the bus she was making a stand against racism.
This week for science the Puffins have been focusing on senses. Today we have explored the sense of touch. The children were able to feel and describe how something felt and was able to relay this information back to their partner to guess what the object could be.
The Puffins have been learning all about the different parts of the body and in their groups also labelled them. We discussed why it was important to have a skeleton and learnt the fact that the adult body has 206 bones!