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Week Commencing 21st September 2022

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.

Welcome

Welcome back Puffins and a huge warm welcome to Mrs Ville!!
The children looked so grown up in their new uniforms this week and we’ve all enjoyed comparing our new shoes, coats and bags. They have settled well into the classroom getting to know its layout and their new table seats. We have 5 tables labelled the Butterflies, Ladybirds, Dragonflies, Beetles and Snails.

Week Commencing 18th July 2022

The last week of term!!!

This week we have been enjoying the sun. On Monday the children got to chill and had a little paddle in our outdoor area. We also demolished some very sticky popsicles!

On Wednesday the children loved taking part in a water fight!!! We all got soaked but we had so much fun!

Party day! Puffins have enjoyed spending their last day creating a Year 1 memory book, colouring, watching films, eating popcorn and playing lots of party games.

Enjoy your Summer holidays children!!! See you in September.

Week Commencing 11th July 2022

In English, Puffins have enjoyed looking at our new story ‘The Gruffalo’. They have been working hard to think of adjectives and write them in a sentence.

In maths, we have been looking at counting in tens and ones and using this knowledge to count money. We played some games on the IWB and had a look at some coins during the practical part of our lesson.

This week in DT the children have been baking. We went down to the DT room with our recipe and cooked carrot cakes! The children worked hard at grating, measuring and pouring. They whisked and mixed until they had the perfect cake mixture. They then decided from their previous planning lesson that they wanted to add different flavours to make their carrot cakes taste better. Once they were baked the children got to decorate them with icing and sprinkles.

This week has also been our special Art Week. The children have enjoyed creating their art week pictures. Our artist is ‘Katsushika Hokusa’ who painted ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’.

Puffins have been practising some pirate songs in music. We then had a go at playing some glockenspiels alongside the music. Check out our videos below!

Week Beginning 20th June

During Computing the children have been using the website ‘Purple Mash’ to collect data and add it onto a pictograph. They have been working in pairs to find out what weather their classmates like best. The children also had the opportunity to find out what pirate object they liked best. We found out that we all love treasure!!!

What a great day we have had for our sports day! We were very lucky with the weather – the children really enjoyed competing in all categories. Well done Puffins for taking part.

During English we have been looking at some famous pirates. The children have been researching Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, Black Bart and William Kidd. We found out some really interesting facts! The children have then written a short biography. Check out our work below!

Puffins have been learning about time, we have been looking at ‘half past’ and ‘o’clock’. The children have completed lots of practical working in pairs to make a time on their clocks they have also been drawing the hands on a clock face.

In science the children have been learning all about plants and what they need in order to grow. The children got to complete an experiment, planting cress seeds. One of their plants got everything it needs to grow successfully and the other would be missing a key factor; either no soil, no water or no light. After a week, we looked back at our seeds to see what differences we could see. Our results were amazing! We found that the seeds with everything they needed grew green and bushy, the seeds with no light grew tall but were yellow. The seeds with no soil grew slightly but died shortly after and the seeds with no water didn’t grow at all. After we discussed our results we placed all of the plants out into the sun and after a few days the yellow cress turned green!

Puffins have also been learning the differences between evergreen and deciduous. We watched a clip with ‘Ranger Hannah’ – she goes exploring through her own garden to show us the different types of trees she can find. After we talked about the different trees we have in our forest and surrounding areas the children then completed a worksheet, finishing sentences to show their understanding.

During R.E this week we have been looking at the story ‘The Lost Sheep’ – a children’s Bible story about a shepherd who lost a sheep. This story can help children understand God’s great love for all people, including those who may not appear to be religious. God loves all people regardless of what they do. After the story and lots of discussion the children got to make a sheep to take home.

The children have loved their Dance session. This week we had Coach Sophie and she taught us a Chinese themed dance.

Check out our video and see our great dance moves!!

 

 

Week Beginning 13th June 2022

In Puffins we have been learning all about fractions. The children have been halving shapes and sharing quantities into two equal parts and discussing and using the term ‘half of’. We have also been looking at quarters. The children loved cutting up their favourite treats in quarters and sharing them equally.

In our English lessons, the children have been looking at the story ‘A new home for a Pirate’. We have been very busy putting the story into order and created our own story maps. We then used them to write our own version of the story.

Puffins have also been looking at poems and then spotting rhyming words throughout the text. The children then got to go on a rhyming word hunt around the classroom. We’ve had lots of fun naming different pirate characters and then using them to create a rhyming string. For example “Captain Waggle-Jack liked to eat a snack”.

During our history lesson this week the children wrote a ‘message in a bottle’ from themselves as Pirates.

Puffins have been introduced to their new science topic ‘An introduction to plants’. The children have already planted a sunflower seed so we discussed that process and then they labelled a diagram. We also took a little trip down to our forest to look at plants and trees. The children had a go at drawing some plants and adding labels.

During empathy day the children listened to a story about a little boy with one leg. We talked about how he was feeling throughout the story and what kind of things the children in the story could of done to show empathy. After we discussed with our talk  partners what  we thought empathy was and how we show it everyday at school.

Puffins loved their special dance lesson today taught by a visitor. We began by stretching and playing some games. The teacher then demonstrated some dance moves for us to copy which where then put together. The children enjoyed performing their ‘African dance’. Check out the video to see us in action!





 

In PSHE we focused on our emotions; particularly jealousy and pride. We watched a little clip on jealousy and then discussed with our talk partners moments when we felt these feelings. Here are a few comments about what makes us feel jealousy or pride:

Summer – “When I go to my friends house and see their toys that I like.”

Laken – “When my cousin gets sweets and I don’t.”

Lorise – “When we don’t win a football game.”

Alanna – “I feel jealous when it’s my sisters birthday.”

Archie – “I feel jealous when my brother goes to the cinema and I don’t.”

Ava – “I feel proud when I make things.”

Kaiden – “I feel proud of myself when I do something good in art club.”

Kane – “I feel proud when I get a gold card.”

Elena – “I feel proud when I help around the house and do things to help.”

Well done Puffins!

This summer term for our Design and Technology project we are cooking! To introduce this topic we had a message from a pirate telling us that his crewmates keep getting sick because they won’t eat their vegetables. He asked for our help to sneak fruit or vegetables into their tummies. Puffins came up with some great ideas such as fruit cake or different flavoured pies. We settled on ‘carrot cake’. The children then researched the existing product by tasting some yummy carrot cakes and looking on the IBW at recipes. The children wrote up the ingredients that they would need and what they could add to it to make it healthier. We looked at the method and what tools we would need to make our cakes. We then got to try a variety of carrot cakes and discussed whether we liked the taste or not.

 

Week Beginning 23rd May 2022

This week in maths we have been continuing our learning about division. Puffins have completed lots of practical which they have loved as they got to have a little nibble of the resources we used. We learnt to share into equal groups using Cheerios and Rice Krispie Shapes.

This week in PSHE Puffins have been looking at ways to recognise the signs of “love and care”. We briefly looked at the story ‘Guess how much I Love You’. After we discussed with our talk partner our ideas. We then filled in heart shaped sugar paper with people we love and people we feel love and care from.

Puffins have enjoyed ERIC outdoors this week. They have built their own shelters and then used them during their ERIC sessions.

Ahoy there me hearties!!! Puffins have been super creative this week and used a range of resources such as water colour paints, crayons and felt tips to make their very own pirate maps. The children have done a GRRRRREAT job.

This week in computing the children have had a go at leaving their own comments on our class blog. The children worked in pairs to have a look through the blogs picking out the pictures they wanted to comment on. Check out the blog to see what they wrote.

Puffins have loved Science this week. We have been learning all about magnets and how they attract certain materials. The children got to experiment with some different classroom objects to identify which items are magnetic and which items are non-magnetic. We got to see how many paperclips a magnet could lift and we learnt about the magnetic force.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed their final day of the half term. They had the opportunity to create their own jubilee crowns ready for the disco or colour some Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pictures! The have also made a super den and played some carpet games.

Week Beginning 16th May

Puffins have been introduced to ‘Division’ during our maths lessons this week. We started by watching a small clip and after the children completed practical activities sharing different amounts between 2.

This week in History Puffins have been looking at timelines. We discussed what a time line was and then the children looked at their individual journeys so far. Puffins then had a go at drawing their own on their whiteboards.

This week in English we have been continuing to look at the story ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. We began by discussing the story again to remind ourselves of each part we then focused on coming up with different ideas on how to thank the Little Old Lady from the story. The children then wrote their own thank you letters.

 

The children have also written their own version of the story following their own plans they made previously.

This week in Art the children had a go at following a ‘draw long’ clip following the step by step guide on how to draw a pirate ship. They have done a fantastic job!!

This week in DT we have been reviewing our boats. The children compared their builds they then completed a evaluation sheet.

During computing this week the children had the opportunity to use the laptops to browse the school website and look at our class blog. After the children had a blast from the past, we encouraged them to leave a comment on a picture of their choosing. Check out our blog to see their comments and maybe leave one for us to read in class.

Week Beginning 9th May 2022

Puffins have really enjoyed their ERIC sessions this week. We have popped up a couple of tents and created a few with some bedsheets… the children thought it was great!

In science we have been looking at a range of materials this week and from our last experiment and our results we have built our very own pirate boats! We then tested to see if they would be water proof and be able to float.

In English this week Puffins have listened to the story ‘The magic porridge pot’. The children have sequenced the story looking at each key part ‘opening, build up, problem and solution’. They have then written sentences to go alongside each stage using their knowledge of adjectives and conjunctions.

In maths this week we have been learning all about ‘Arrays’. What’s an array, I hear you ask? Well, an array is a arrangement of objects which can be counted easily. We used counters in rows and columns. This method helps the children understand multiplication. We have been learning our 2s, 5s and 10s.

We have been learning all about Ramadan this week in R.E; the holiest month for Muslims.

We listened to a song called ‘Ramadan moon’ and discussed that during the month of Ramadan, Muslims won’t eat or drink during the hours of daylight. This called fasting. The children then got to create a Ramadan Moon decoration which are hung in the classroom. We think they are fantastic!! Well done Puffins!

The children have definitely deserved their golden time this week and as an extra treat we gave them giant bubble wands!!

In art, the children got to finish off their fabulous pirate pictures this week, adding hair, pirate scars and creating a stripy background.

Week Beginning 2nd May 2022

Welcome back! Our first week back has been a very busy one.

In Maths the children have enjoyed consolidating their 2’s, 5’s and 10’s times tables. They got the opportunity to practice using lots of fun resources such as paint, shaving foam, chalk and the IWB. The children also had a race against their table partners to see who could write the times tables the most in 60 seconds.

In science puffins have enjoyed taking part in an experiment to find out which materials are absorbent and  which are not. They were each given a different piece of material which they where instructed to dip into a box of water. They then had to complete a worksheet and suggest what material would be best to make a pirate hat.

In computing this week the children have been looking at the life cycle of a plant. They then worked in pairs to paint the cycle on ‘Purple Mash’.

Ahoy there ship mates!!! This week we have loved learning all about our new topic ‘Pirates!’ The children have enjoyed playing in our new role play pirate ship where they have been giving the chance to dress up and become a pirate. We have been learning all about the famous pirates ‘Blackbeard’ and ‘Ann Bonny’. We have also been looking at some fun facts about pirates. The children have also painted themselves as a pirate.

During R.E we have been thinking about ‘remembering’. The children made some gold doubloons to remember their birthdays.

The children have been planting sunflower seeds this week. We discussed before what tools and method we would use.