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W/C 10th June

In Art this week, The children enjoyed following a draw along video to create their very own pirate ship. They then used watercolours to paint them like the artist ‘Howard Pyle’.
 During our Art workshop, the children explored the theme of connection through the medium of photography! The children created their own self-portrait collages where they drew illustrations and wrote captions that represented what or who they feel connected to. They also conveyed this through taking photos of themselves using props and thinking about their facial expressions. It was wonderful to see the children get so creative and reflective as they created their inventive images with their adults! The children will hone their photography skills further this week as they direct and film their very own short film inspired by The Secret Garden

In English we have been continuing our pirate theme. We had a visit from ‘Pirate Jed’ who answered lots of our questions. We have also been learning all about what a fact and an opinion is.

The children loved taking part in the football fundraiser. Well done and thank you for all your donations.
In History we have been looking at different famous pirates. The children have found it fascinating learning all about ‘Blackbeard’, ‘Anne Bonney’ and ‘William Kidd’.
Puffins have been learning all about fractions during their maths lessons. We have been sharing objects, shapes and even some yummy Jaffa cakes!!!
In Science the children have been exploring magnets! They have found out what objects have magnets inside them and what objects around the classroom are magnetic and non-magnetic.

W/C 20th May 2024

Puffins have enjoyed their computing lesson. They have been learning how to use a keyboard. With their table partners the children typed their names and then retyped a sentence using the caps lock button to add capitals in the appropriate places.
The children have loved their final D&T lessons. They have been using the saws to cut dowel and glue guns to attach wooden wheels to make their cars. We think they are fantastic!! Well done Puffins.
In English, we have been reading a new book ‘A New Home for a Pirate’. The children have loved this story as it also links to our new history topic ‘Pirates’!!!
Maths –  Money, money, money!! The children have been learning all about the British coins and notes.
We have been super busy during our science lessons recently. We have been looking at things that are ‘transparent’, ‘translucent’ and ‘opaque’.  The children have also been experimenting with different fabrics; looking at fabrics that are absorbent.

Busy Bees!

During D&T the children have been creating safety posters. We discussed as a class the tools and equipment that they will use to make their toy cars.

The children enjoyed nibbling on a chocolate chip cookie whilst doing ERIC!

Puffins loved exploring their new African themed role play. They had the opportunity to explore some information books, complete a variety of activities and play in the tuff spot.

In English we have been looking at ‘instructions’ and how they are made up of key parts. The children have also had a go at writing some of their own.

Puffins have loved learning about their new topic – Africa! The children told us what they already knew which we recorded together.

During maths the children have been learning all about Place Value to 50.

In PSHE we have read the story “The Worry Monster”. We then discussed as a class what the word ‘worry’ means amd the children were then given the opportunity to share one of their own worries.

During our R.E lesson we have been looking at our family and discussing our ‘roots’ and ‘memories’.

In science the children have been exploring different materials and their properties.

W/C 18th March 2024

In D&T puffins have been looking at toy cars. We have been exploring what materials they are made from and how they move. Puffins have been getting creative designing their very own car on Purple Mash which will be printed for the children to fold into a 3D shape. We have had some fantastic designs!
During our RE lesson we have been listening to the Easter story.
In History, the children have been researching toys from the past and present.

 

Double trouble! Puffins have been learning all about doubling in their maths lessons.
In Science the children have been sorting objects into materials. The children were then set the challenge to draw and label things from around the classroom made from these different materials.
World book day –  WOW!! Our Puffins all looked fantastic in their costumes!
Thank you to everyone who took part in the potato character competition. The children enjoyed doing an online lesson where they got to create their own book character.

Check out the children’s musical performance!

 

Week commencing 26th February

A huge thank you to all that could come to our Book Breakfast! We hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did. Emily said “I loved it.  I went to the library with my dad”.
Inaara said ” It was good and I got to eat lots of toast”.
During computing the children learnt the key words “Algorithm” and took it in turns to choose a picture tile and to create a programme for the Beebot to reach its destination.

In English, the children have enjoyed listening to the story “Handa’s Surprise”. The have been busy sequencing the story and writing sentences using adjectives. We also got to explore the fruit in class. The children got to pass the fruit around exploring the texture they then wrote down their findings on a white board. After this they got to taste them: pineapple, banana, passion fruit, avocado, orange and mango.

In maths, we have been exploring numbers to 20! The children have been using lots of different resources to represent these numbers which they have also been putting into order.
Music and Poetry basket –  Puffins have enjoyed listening to a new piece of music. They have also enjoyed joining in  with a ‘poetry basket’ session.
During our R.E lesson we have listened to the story of ‘Quaswa the camel’ – a short story about being fair. The children then played a quick game of musical chairs, the children had to move around the chairs fairly when the music stopped they all had to find a seat. The last child was the camel and had to move on.

Week commencing 19th February

We have been super busy in our Geography lessons learning all about our local area, the different seasons and different weather types. The children completed some great seasonal collages. They also created their own weather dials.
The children have been learning all about ‘directions’ and ‘algorithms’ in their computing lessons. The children worked in groups to create routes for the Beebots to get to different icons on their mat.
During History the children have been exploring toys from the past. As a class we discussed how toys have changed and the children wrote their own thoughts as a group.
We have also been sorting toys into ‘past’ and ‘present’ groups.
In maths we have been learning all about numbers to 20!!

A New Year in Puffins

During our computing lessons we have been learning to use the ‘Beebots’.  We began by reminding the children of how they work and what directions they can make them move in.
In English, we have been reading a new book this term called ‘Where the Wild things are’ written by Maurice Sendak. The children have enjoyed telling the story using actions. They have also been very excited to explore our new role play area… where we found Max’s boat waiting for us!
The children have been busy sequencing the story and writing some of their own sentences alongside the pictures. They have also started to recreate the story choosing their own characters, settings and buildups.
Puffins  have been looking at numbers to 20. We have been representing them using tens frames and counters and working within our table groups to match the numeral to the correct quantity.
Puffins have enjoyed their first ‘peace circle’ of 2024. We got to check in share a fun fact about ourselves and play games.

Week’s Commencing 11th and 18th December

In RE, the children learned about the story of Mary and Joseph. They watched a short clip and then talked as a whole class.
Puffins have been very busy during their D&T lessons designing and making picture frames. The have all had a go at cutting with a saw, smoothing down their wooden pieces with sandpaper and attaching the parts with a glue gun. We have definitely got some future carpenters in the class!
Once they were assembled and dried the children had the opportunity to paint and decorate their finished frames.

Thank you to all of our parents that came to our Maths Workshop. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did.
We went to The Mac! All children were very well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed watching ‘Starchitects save Santa’ – a festive space adventure.
During our English we have been creating our very own stories. The children got to choose their own characters, settings, problems and solutions which they then drew on a story map. They have been working this week to write up their stories following the plot from ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.

Week Commencing 13th November

Puffins had a fab evening at the Autumn Disco last week. Here we are all ready and striking a pose!
This Anti-Bullying Week we have all come together to have discussions about what bullying means to us, how banter/teasing can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying. The children shared some of their ideas which we brainstormed. The children also enjoyed listening to and having a bop about to the ‘Make a noise’ song. https://youtu.be/6UU_jOiway0?si=zFSJ3ImG3XTAX7VA
This week in D&T the children have been designing their own picture frames. They have investigated existing product, created lists of the resources they will use and drew a picture of what they hope it will look like.
Puffins got to have a look at ‘Google Earth’ during their Geography lesson this week. They zoomed into the school grounds and looked at what  ‘Physical features’ and a ‘Human features’ are. The children then cut, stuck and labelled aerial images in their groups.
In maths, the children have been learning all about ‘fact families’.

Week commencing 23rd October

During our PSHE lesson we have been learning all about what makes a family. The children shared with their talk partners who is in their families. We then brainstormed the children’s ideas and thoughts.
In our maths lessons we have been learning  all about what makes a ‘whole’. The children looked at different items of different sizes and we discussed as a  class what makes something a ‘whole’. We looked at how a ‘whole’ can be represented by one object. We then looked at how an object can be split into two or more ‘parts’. The children loved this because they got to split a biscuit into parts look at how many they created and then eat them! We used hoops to create our own ‘parts’ and the children worked out what the ‘whole’ would be. The children also looked a ‘part-part-whole’ model.
This week in English the children have been looking at a new topic ‘Nursery Rhymes’. We have been singing and performing quite a few, check out the videos below.
In Phonics this week the children have been learning all about spit digraphs. We are always very busy during our phonics lessons!
During Black history month we have been learning about Rosa Parks. The children watched a short video all about her and listened to the story. They then worked in pairs to sequence the events.
During our first music lesson the children listened to a piece of music, they got to have a little dance and talked about what instruments they could hear.
Puffins have been using their sense of taste during their science lesson. They got to try something sweet, sour and bitter.