As part of our circle time this week we’re showing how to be good active listener. First we started a discussion on what active listening is.
‘It’s when we look at the person talking’
‘When we listen we have to face our friend or teacher’ Maya
‘We have to talk back about what has been said’ Harvey
After we played Chinese whispers to demonstrate good listening skills. Finally we acted out what bad listening looks like in a conversation and what good active listening looks like.
Today the Puffins have been demonstrating their amazing understanding of fractions (halves and quarters) using different representations. Well done Puffins for persevering with this hard work.
We are now finishing our pirate art topic and today discussed the famous pirate artist Howard Pyle. We then moved on to selecting the correct paintbrush to water colour one of his paintings.
Today Puffins children have been learning how to find a quarter of a shape. They were also able to identify when shapes weren’t quarters and state why.
We have all worked very hard this week on pirate art including making collages, analysing famous pirate art and creating our own pirate flags using famous flags as inspirations.
This afternoon, Puffins class have been using an atlas to identify the countries and capital cities of the UK, the seven continents and the five oceans.
The children continue to practise their phonics ready for their testing soon. They are all doing amazingly well! 😁
A reminder to parents, at Bells Farm we use the Phonics Play website to practise Phonics with children – you can use some free resources or subscribe for a small fee – click here.
This week the children have been practising their weighing skills and using all the important vocabulary.
This week, Year 1 Puffins went to the Multiskills event at Billesley Tennis Centre. We took part in 10 different events including bean-bag toss, tennis skills, baton run, football shooting, kwik wicket and throwing and catching games.
As part of our PSHE session, we focused on the emotion of worry. The children discussed what the word worry means and to discuss the times they have felt worried.
‘I’m worried about looking after my pet guinea pig’
‘I get worried if I have to swim on my own’ Daisy G
We then thought about different strategies that could help us when we worry.
► Breathtaking deep breaths
► Counting to 10
► Saying positive things to yourself
► Sharing your worry with a friend
After the children made a worry monster to feed their worries to.