In English, Puffins have enjoyed listening to the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. They have been very busy acting out the story using masks, sequencing and writing sentences using adjectives.
In Maths, the children have been learning all about representing numbers and recognising numerals. They have worked in their table groups to match quantity to number and word.
During history the children have been learning all about ‘past’ and ‘present’. They completed a cutting and sticking activity where they had to sort objects into the correct category.
The children have been introduced to the famous artist ‘Vincent Van Gogh’. They had a quick look into his story and got to have a look at some of his paintings. The children liked ‘The Starry Night’ and ‘The sunflower’. They looked at the texture of his paintings and how they are full of different lines, swirls and markings. The children then had a go at drawing a self-portrait in the same style. The children thoroughly enjoyed drawing themselves and we did have a few giggles about how some had turned out. Miss Gordon and I think they are FANTASTIC!! Well done Puffins.
We hope you have all had a fantastic summer holiday.
The children have settled in beautifully this week they have taken the new room and routines in their stride.
We have been doing lots of getting to know you activities and the children all completed a fantastic self portrait. We have been very busy with our continuous provision activities too! Check out the photos to see how they got on.
Puffins have been exploring the forest this week. The children went on a plant hunt and had the task of drawing any plants that they find.
Maths – Money, Money, Money!! We have been learning all about UK currency during our maths lessons this week. The children were introduced to all of the different coins they then worked with their table partners to match the coins.
The children have been listening to ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ by Edvard Greig during art week. The children then discussed as a whole class how it made them feel and where we could imagine ourselves being during the piece. Henry said “It’s like I’m up high on a roof” and Karim said “It’s like we’re in a cave and someone’s catching us”. The children then came up with some ideas on what they would like to create. Check out the pictures below to find out how they turned out.
Puffins loved taking part in sports day! Although the rain did cut it short the children all had a great time competing. We had some super speedy egg and spoon, obstacle and sprint races. Well done Puffins!!
Swans came through for their transition day this week. The children played some circle time games and coloured in a jigsaw piece that will be displayed in the classroom ready for when they come in September. We shared some fun facts about ourselves. Freddie said “I like disco music” and Lillie said “I like spiders”. Rishi said “I like peacocks and elephants and Parrots”. Thank you Swans for a great transition day. Miss Gordon and I can’t wait to welcome you all back in September!!!
Puffins have enjoyed music this week the children have been composing their own pieces of music. The children then got to show off their masterpieces to the class. Check out the videos to listen to a couple of their funky beats.
This week during maths the children have been learning all about making equal groups. The children worked with their table partners to divide an amount into groups.
On Friday 7th July we were treated to a wonderful assembly all about pirates by our Year 1 Puffins. They shared lots of interesting facts with us and we were amazed by how many lines they had learnt! Their art work was also incredible. Well done Puffins!
During our D&T lessons the children will be baking! The children were very excited to have a taster session where they got to taste some banana cake. As a class we then discussed what we liked and disliked about the cake. Evin said “I love it! I like the sweetness inside it,” and Ollie said, “It is good – I like the banana in it.” The children filled out their D&T booklets. We talked about how we could make the cake tastier, healthier and what we could add to it or what we could change. Puffins will be baking soon… watch this space!!
In maths Puffins have been learning to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s!! The children have also been learning all about ‘arrays’.
We have had some very cute feathery visitors in Puffin’s class this week. The children got to ask their questions and watch the ducklings paddle about. They also had the opportunity to hold and stroke them. Aww… we loved meeting Daisy, Gill, Charlie and Cutie. Thankyou Tyler and Mummy!!
Puffins have been learning all out plants during their science lessons. As part of one of their lessons the children got to plant some vegetable seeds. We can’t wait to see them grow!!
The children have loved their Goldentime. As the weather is so nice, we let them run about on the field. Some children even created a nature bracelet.
The children LOVED our trip to the Botanical Gardens! We had perfect weather for exploring.The children were well behaved and enjoyed the day’s activities; they got to have a go at ‘pond dipping’ and ‘minibeast hunting’. Check out the photos and videos to see what we got up to.
The children have enjoyed painting their clay plaques. We think they look amazing! Well done Puffins. We have also been drawing pirate ships and painting them in the style of using water colours.
Puffins have loved completing a science experiment this week. They worked in their table groups to see which materials were waterproof and which were absorbent. The children then filled out a table with their findings.
Ahoy there!!! The children have loved learning all about their new topic… PIRATES! We have been looking at facts about pirates focusing on ‘Black Beard’ and ‘Ann Bonny’. We even got to ask a couple of cheeky pirates some question.
In maths, Puffins have been learning all about the time. They learned about he hands on an analogue clock and how to read ‘o’clock’ and ‘half past’ times. They have been busy sequencing events of a school day, the days of the week, months of the year and also explored seconds and minutes on a stopwatch. Goodness, we have been busy!!
In PSHE we are learning about taking care of our teeth. The children watched a short video on mouth hygiene. We then discussed as a class why it is important to take care of our teeth and wrote some of their ideas down as a brainstorm. The children sequenced how to brush their teeth and then had a go at following their own instructions.
In computing Puffins have been exploring the school website. They have also had the opportunity to leave a comment. Check out our class blog to see what they had to say!
During our Phonics lessons we have been consolidating. The children have really enjoyed playing lots of games such as ‘Snakes and Ladders’, ‘Frustration’ and ‘Roll and Read’.
Puffins have enjoyed art this week. They have been drawing pictures of pirates in the style of ‘Howard Pyle’.
The children have also loved using clay to create a coronation plaque. They got to use lots of different techniques and resources to make their masterpieces using cutters, rolling pins and their hands to create the perfect shapes.
In History the children have been introduced to their new topic PIRATES! Puffins watched a clip all about pirates then as a class we brainstormed some of the facts we found interesting.
Following on from our story ‘The magic porridge pot’ the children got to hotseat a character. The children came up with some questions to ask the old lady.
Puffins have finally completed their walk of the local area which was cancelled in the autumn term! They spotted lots of ‘Human’ and ‘Physical’ features.
In Science this week, the children have been experimenting with lots of different resources to see which are transparent, translucent or opaque.
Puffins have also had lots of fun during their PE lesson!
In maths the children have been learning about measuring. They have been working with their partners to measure a variety of pictures in centimetres.