This week during their Art lesson the children have been looking at the human skeleton.
We talked abut the different bones and then the children got to create their very own skeleton using black card and white paper straws. The children loved this activity although a few of them got very sticky after using the glue! We think they have done a fantastic job, well done Puffins!!!
During this week’s circle time the children and Miss Gordon went through the school rules and behaviours for learning. They also had the chance to share what they did over the weekend.
Puffins have enjoyed computing this week. The children worked in pairs to log onto the computer and into ‘Wonde’ through the school website. Once they were in, the children had the chance to use the Purple Mash website using the art app to create a digital painting using the mouse. The children learnt new vocabulary; paint program, tool, paintbrush, erase, fill and undo.
The children have been continuing with their learning of ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’. We have also been looking at ‘greatest and least’. The children have worked in groups of 3 to put numbers they have rolled on a dice into order. They also looked at their names; working out who in their group had the greatest amount of letters to who had the least amount of letters.
Do you know the five different groups of animals? We have been taking a look at them in our science lessons — mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The children were amazed to learn about their features and what sets them apart from each other. We went on an adventure with Pants Bear as he told us all about the animal kingdom! Here is the link if you would like to explore more at home. https://youtu.be/EDIcqxwxb90?si=fQiXUc1lvpkWSBvP
They have also been looking at new key words; omnivore, carnivore and herbivore. The children then completed a very fiddly but fun activity where they had to cut and stick a variety of different animals in the correct category. WOW! Haven’t we have been busy!
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.
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!
We were very lucky to launch our special book week by receiving a visit from a real life author! Puffins welcomed Teresa Heapy to their classroom and showed her how hard they work. During her visit the children listened to one of her stories ‘Very Little Red Riding Hood’ and got to design their very own ‘very little’ character. Teresa thought they were amazing. Well done Puffins!
Another special event this week Puffins loved was reading alongside the Year 4 Robins. The children got to share their books from home or their favourites from our class library. Thank you Robins – we had a wonderful time!
What amazing costumes we had to celebrate World Book Day this year! Wow! Check out the photos to see what puffins dressed up as.
In Computing, Puffins have enjoyed designing their cars on Purple Mash. They have also been using the ‘2Calculate’ app to create a spreadsheet.
In Music the children were very excited to have a go at playing the glockenspiels. They worked with their partners to play along, taking it in turns to hit the right notes.
In our Geography lessons we have been learning about Africa. This week, the children have enjoyed exploring their new African role-play area.
In PSHE Puffins have been learning all about ‘ownership’. To begin, the children discussed with their talk partners what they thought that word meant. Puffins came up with some good ideas. We then watched a short clip showing an example and what we should be doing to make sure our things stay ours. We brainstormed some of the children’s ideas:
In maths Puffins have been learning to use Base10 in their lessons to explore number. The children are learning to use a range of resources to support their learning.
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.
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.