During our History lessons Puffins have been learning all about toys from the past. The children watched a video of toys from the past as a class we then went through a selection of toys and compared old to new. The childrenhad the opportunity to play with lots of different toys too such as marbles, slinky and tiddlywinks.
During computing the children have been having a go at planning a route. The children got to use the iPads to program a route. We used directions such as forward, backwards, left and right.
The children had time in their DT lesson to explore a range of toy cars. The also worked on their cutting skills.
Puffins have had a go at writing a letter in the 1st first person as if they were the character ‘Max’ from the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. the children were shown how to use their word books to help them with their writing.
In Science we have been identifying different types of cold weather. The children got to draw a picture of their favourite cold weather. They are now displayed in the classroom.
The children have been busy representing numbers using a range of resources including counters, counting beads and number lines.
Our Puffins love music!!!! They have been learning a new song ‘I am in the groove’. The children also got to create a ‘Rain dance’ in groups.
During R.E this children have been told the story of ‘King Solomon’. We discussed as a class what was fair and unfair about this story. The children got to share decisions they have made or things that have been decided for them. Check out our brainstorm to see what they had to say.
Geography – This week in geography the children have been learning all about the weather. We have been looking at the 4 seasons and how the weather changes in each. The children watched a short clip and then had to draw and label the different seasons. Finally, the children got to predict what the weather will be like next week. We can’t wait to see if our predictions are correct!!!
Art – During art this week the children were given the task of drawing a toy from the past.
Mrs Husbands demonstrated how to draw a still life picture and how to colour it using different techniques to create different shades.
History – This week in History the children have been introduced to toys from the past. They got to look and play with each toy. A few children commented on how there was no batteries, buttons, or remotes.
ERIC – This week in ERIC the children have enjoyed using the torches for flashlight Wednesday. We turned off all of the lights and the children paired off. They could sit anywhere they liked, so many of them decided to crawl underneath the tables.
The children have loved painted their photo frames in DT this week. Next week they will have the opportunity to decorate using lots of sequins, gems and buttons.
Puffins have been looking at feelings this week during R.E. We have been specifically looking at what makes us feel happy. The children got to talk to their talk partners about a happy moment which they then drew.
The children got very excited this week for science. They all had a go at using their sense of touch and taste. The children had to think of some adjectives to describe what they could feel. We had some funny reactions to the different items!
During this week’s P.E lesson the children got to practice and perfect their pencil rolls.
Puffins have been looking at nursery rhymes in their English lessons and rhyming words. They were set the challenge of sorting and matching rhyming words. The children have enjoyed hot seating a nursery rhyme character and creating their own nursery rhymes.
During Computing, the children have been practicing creating algorithms on Purple Mash. They have also enjoyed playing ‘typing jets’.
In our DT lessons the children are making photo frames. They have been very busy designing their frames and writing lists of tools and materials they would need.
During ERIC the children were set the challenge to find and read a book with a different friend.
During Geography the children have been looking at a compass and the points. The children have looked at how a compass works also learning the mnemonic ‘Never Eat Shredded Wheat’. We have also been looking at our local area and school and learning about human and physical features.
In maths we have focused on addition and subtraction using a part whole model. The children have also been introduced to the terms First, Then and Now for subtraction.
Puffins have watched a short clip showing how people sometimes behave online. They then took part in a game where they drew a happy or sad face to show they understood whether the behaviour was kind or unkind. We then talked about how we can be kind online. The children completed an activity where they coloured kind and unkind behaviours. We have also been discussing how actions can affect how we and others feel. We went through who can help us at home and in school and listened to the song ‘Calling Out’ by Andy and the Odd Socks.
In science the children have been learning all about animals and what they need in order to survive. The children got to design and create their own posters on how to look after animals.
During English this week the children have been looking at Nursery Rhymes. We have been singing along and doing actions. The children have also been working in pairs to read and place rhymes back into order.
Puffins have been moving and a grooving to the music this week. Check out the children in the videos to see their moves.
During computing this week the children have been looking at algorithms. The children have logged into Purple Mash using the Wonde pupil login. Working in pairs, the children then had a go at completing the challenges.
In geography Puffins have been looking at the map of the UK. We looked at Google Earth and then zoomed in onto the UK looking at the countries and capital cities. As a class we then labelled a map.
In computing we have been busy Puffins over the last 2 weeks. The children had a go at using the Bee Bots during computing. As a class we looked at how a Bee Bot moves. We discussed the directions using the terms ‘forwards, backwards, left and right’. The children then went outside onto the field as a class and all had a go at following directional instructions. Puffins came back inside and had a go in smaller groups at using the Bee Bots.
In English we have been looking at the structure of a sentence. We went through what makes a good sentence, reminding the children that it needs a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between each word and a full stop at the end.
We have also been learning how to label and how to create a list. We listened to the story “The Shopping Basket”. The children then had a go at writing the shopping list using bullet points.
The children have been very excited this week for guided reading as we have been given our very own laptops! The children practised logging on and then worked with Miss Jones to access Phonics Shed through the school website. They loved playing lots of different games especially “Copy along with Joe”.
During maths this week the children have been using Part Part Whole models.
In PSHE, Puffins have been drawing who is in their families. Check out some of their fab work below.
In R.E we have been learning about being thankful and what it looks like. The children then had the opportunity to think of some examples which we then brainstormed.
In Science we have been looking at what animals need in order to grow. We have been looking at where birds live and what they need to live. The children have drawn some fantastic diagrams and labelled using words from a key.
In Golden Time Puffins had a range of activities, games and resources to use. They particularly liked the ‘Tap Tap’ and ‘Construction’. Check out the models some of the children have built.
This week the children have enjoyed their very first Computing lesson. We split the class into two groups, half went to the ICT suite and the other half stayed in the classroom to use the laptops. The children got to learn the different parts of the computer and were shown how to use the mouse and keyboard. We then demonstrated how to log in using their usernames and passwords, reminding them that it is very important not to share our passwords. Once the children logged in, they had the opportunity to use some of the software to create a picture.
Puffins have been working hard this week practising their handwriting skills.
During English this week we have been busy coming up with our own version of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, changing it to ‘We’re going on a lion hunt’. The children thought of different adjectives to describe our new scenes in the story. As a class we went through the main parts to create a story map. The children then created their own.
The children have been introduced to the maths terms ‘greater than’ and ‘less than.’ We watched a small clip which shows them a ‘Greater Gaitor’ who only eats the greatest number. Mrs Ville demonstrated an activity on the IWB which the children then went away and had a go at.
Puffins have loved their second PE lesson. They took part in a variety of warm up exercises and games.
During maths the children have been learning all about ‘one more’. The children played a game with their partners and had a go at showing one more that a number using multi link cubes.
In RE the children have learnt all about ‘Christianity’. We talked about different religions and how they have different ways to celebrate the birth of a new baby. We showed the children key parts such as such as the font, the cross and the vicar. The children then watched a short clip which showed us a Christening taking place. After, we asked the children who would like to act out a christening and a few children volunteered. Check out the video to see our baby being baptised.
Puffins have enjoyed ERIC again. They were very excited to kick off their shoes and get comfy on a pillow or beanbag.
Puffins have loved retelling the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ using the characters and props. They have also come up with their own versions of the story.
In English this week the children have been looking at the story “We’re going on a bear hunt”. They have been working in their table groups to come up with actions which they have then acted out in front of the class.
Puffins have loved music this week!. We have been listening to a piece of music and we have been trying to find the beat. Check out the video to see them having a boogie!
The children got to visit the library this week during ERIC. They shared a book with their friend or read independently.
This school year Puffins have been given a reading sack. The children will be given the opportunity to take this bag home to share with their families. Inside the bag you will find a very cute cuddly puffin, a story book and a notebook for you to leave a message for the next reader.
During maths the children have been representing numbers to 10 using counters and a tens frame. They also had fun sorting objects into lots of different ways.
In R.E we have been looking at what it means to “belong”. We had a look at some examples, then the children worked with their talk partners to come up with their own ideas. The children got to share their ideas with the class which we then brainstormed.