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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.

Week Commencing 9th October

Puffins were super excited to see the arrival of our first few chicks. The children enjoyed looking at the information books and Forrest recreated the first chick hatching.
The children were amazed at how much they have grown when they came down to the classroom. One of the chicks was not particularly happy! Check out our photos to see his grumpy face!
 We  first observed the chicks through the box and talked about the body parts and the children couldn’t believe how many feathers covered their little wings. The children then got to hold or stroke the chicks if they wanted to. Some of the children came up with some great names for the chicks Anaya said “We could call her Sunshine Rainbow,” and Mason said “What about yellow?”.
This week in maths we have been learning all about ‘Greater than, less than and equals to’. The children enjoyed listening to the ‘Greater Gator song’. You can use this link at home, you will love it!!!  Number Gators (Greater Than, Less Than Symbols Song) – YouTube
In science, the children have learnt new key words ‘amphibian’, ‘mammal’, ‘reptile’ and ‘bird’. They looked at lots of photos and short clips. We then talked as a whole class what different types of animals fit into each categories.
The children have drawn part of their face in the style of Vincent Van Gogh today. They got to listen to some instrumental music as he drew.
This week we have been reading the book ‘The shopping basket’ by John Burningham. The children wrote some super sentences to go with the pictures from the story.

Week Commencing 25th September

In Computing, the children have been learning how technology helps us and how to stay safe online. The children went on a technology hunt around the classroom and then shared their ideas on how to use the internet safely.
In English this week, the children have been learning all about the pronoun ‘I’. They have put their bear heads on and  created their own settings for ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’.  They also got to ‘hotseat’ the bear. Some of the children came up with some great questions for the bear. Forest asked ‘Why did you chase the family?’ and Lily asked ‘Why were you sad?’ The children have also been performing the story using actions.
In maths, the children have been learning all about one more and one less.
During our History lessons we have been learning all about key words ‘past’ ‘present’ and ‘future’. The children completed a work sheet where they got to draw themselves as a baby, as they are now and what they think they will look like in the future.
During our PSHE lesson this week, we have been looking at body parts. The children worked as a whole class to label the body and we discussed the important NSPCC PANTS programmeThe children enjoyed listening to the PANTS song. Here is the link if you want to use the video and have a chat to your child at home. https://youtu.be/_SzbMEVYiyg?si=QuX67n17BA8j8vqa

Our Last Week

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!!!