Concentration and listening

Today before moving onto our new learning behaviours, we practiced our previous learning for behaviours ‘concentration’ and ‘listening’. To demonstrate good concentration the child had to complete some spot the difference. For listening skills the children had to guess the noise the noisy neighbours were making. Finally we played the game Miss Coghlan says.

Traditional Tales

As part of our ERIC this week the Puffins have been exploring different features of traditional tales. They have done paired reading, listening to their teacher read in small groups and independent reading. The children have really enjoyed choosing their own traditional tales.

Christmas Party

Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a wonderful Christmas party together in the hall. We played lots of games, did lots of dancing and ate lots of food!

We finished our day with check-out. We talked about all the things that had made us proud this term, all the fantastic learning we have done and all the amazing progress we have made.

Well done everyone!

Poems and poets

This week for ERIC the children will be exploring lots of different poems and poets. Today we did paired reading and they had to choose their favourite poem they shared with their friend.

‘We chose Nathaniel by Richard Edwards because it reminds me of wanting to stay in bed’ Elias & Jacob
‘Dilly Dilly Piccalilli by Clyde Watson because it was funny and short for us to read’ Hani & Reva
‘Picnic by Judith Nicholls because this happened to my family at the beach the sand was everywhere!’ Charlie & Olivia
‘The Sound Collector by Roger Mc Gough like when it describes all the sounds that were stolen’ Ryan & Aizah
‘This poem Lift Off by June Crebbin was great it was about blasting off to space in a lift!’ James and Karly

Controlling anger

The Puffins today have been learning about how to control anger. We discussed how it is okay to be angry it is how you deal with it that is important. We spoke about how we feel when we are angry and what makes us angry. We finished the lesson with reading ‘When I Feel Angry’ by Cornelia Maude Spelman and practiced some gentle breathing exercises to help keep us calm.

Non-fiction books

Today for ERIC (Enjoying Read In Class) the children have been choosing non-fiction books they find interesting.

‘We picked a dinosaur book’ James and Oliver
‘I loved learning about the countries’ Alex. H
‘I liked learning about the different sculptures’ Jack
‘Pirates were my favourite to read’ Anren