The children have enjoyed painting their clay plaques. We think they look amazing! Well done Puffins. We have also been drawing pirate ships and painting them in the style of using water colours.
Puffins have loved completing a science experiment this week. They worked in their table groups to see which materials were waterproof and which were absorbent. The children then filled out a table with their findings.
Ahoy there!!! The children have loved learning all about their new topic… PIRATES! We have been looking at facts about pirates focusing on ‘Black Beard’ and ‘Ann Bonny’. We even got to ask a couple of cheeky pirates some question.
In maths, Puffins have been learning all about the time. They learned about he hands on an analogue clock and how to read ‘o’clock’ and ‘half past’ times. They have been busy sequencing events of a school day, the days of the week, months of the year and also explored seconds and minutes on a stopwatch. Goodness, we have been busy!!
In PSHE we are learning about taking care of our teeth. The children watched a short video on mouth hygiene. We then discussed as a class why it is important to take care of our teeth and wrote some of their ideas down as a brainstorm. The children sequenced how to brush their teeth and then had a go at following their own instructions.
In computing Puffins have been exploring the school website. They have also had the opportunity to leave a comment. Check out our class blog to see what they had to say!
During our Phonics lessons we have been consolidating. The children have really enjoyed playing lots of games such as ‘Snakes and Ladders’, ‘Frustration’ and ‘Roll and Read’.
Puffins have enjoyed art this week. They have been drawing pictures of pirates in the style of ‘Howard Pyle’.
The children have also loved using clay to create a coronation plaque. They got to use lots of different techniques and resources to make their masterpieces using cutters, rolling pins and their hands to create the perfect shapes.
In History the children have been introduced to their new topic PIRATES! Puffins watched a clip all about pirates then as a class we brainstormed some of the facts we found interesting.
Following on from our story ‘The magic porridge pot’ the children got to hotseat a character. The children came up with some questions to ask the old lady.
Puffins have finally completed their walk of the local area which was cancelled in the autumn term! They spotted lots of ‘Human’ and ‘Physical’ features.
In Science this week, the children have been experimenting with lots of different resources to see which are transparent, translucent or opaque.
Puffins have also had lots of fun during their PE lesson!
In maths the children have been learning about measuring. They have been working with their partners to measure a variety of pictures in centimetres.
Welcome back Puffins! What a busy week we have had.
This week the children have been looking at measuring. They have learnt key words ‘length, width, height, short and tall’. They have been measuring objects with different resources such as cubes, paperclips and giant blocks. The children have then written down their findings.
Puffins have loved Art this week! They have created their own African masks!
During our Computing lessons the children have been using a program on ‘Purple Mash’ to practice their typing and keyboard skills. They worked in pairs to think of something they have learnt and enjoyed.
The children have also been learning all about what they shouldn’t be sharing online and who they can trust and talk to when they have a problem.
This week we have read the story ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. The children have had a good try at writing a letter to thank the old lady in the story. We have also been using adjectives and conjunctions to extend our sentences.
This week Puffins have recapped their learning from one of our previous units; looking at ‘Human’ and ‘Physical’ features. The children worked together in their groups to sort out the features.
In Science our Puffins have really enjoyed learning about different materials. The children got to experiment with each object to see if they can bend, twist, bounce, squash or if it would soak up water. They then recorded their findings.
During our PSHE lesson we have looked at the NSPCC PANTS scheme. With the help of their friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, we discussedPANTSin a simple conversation to help keep children safe. We listened to the ‘Pantosaurus’ song which the children thought was great. This is the link if you want to give it a listen at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lL07JOGU5o
This afternoon Puffins have been busy cutting wooden dowel for their DT project. Some of the puffins had the opportunity to finish making their paper cars. Check out the pictures to see how they got on.
The children played Snakes and Ladders as part of their learning this week!
In Science, Puffins have been learning all about different types of weather. The children got to create weather vanes and learnt about their purpose. We have also been learning all about the four seasons. The children then made a season wheel.
Puffins have been learning all about doubles and near doubles in their maths lessons. The children played a doubles game with their partner. We have also been learning about subtracting.
During D&T the children completed some market research on cars. They also created a safety rules poster and designed their very own cars.
During computing the children had a go on the program ‘code for life’. The children can access this from home using the computing link on the school website.
In English, Puffins have been super busy researching different types of minibeast from ladybirds to worms and spiders! The children have then had a go at organizing facts and opinions. Puffins then took their findings and wrote some great fact files. Check out the pictures to read some great facts!
Puffins have been sharing ways that make them happy during mental health. The children discussed who they can talk to if they need to talk about their feelings or concerns. They were then given a sheet to draw their favorite things.
The children have enjoyed creating their own songs using ‘Charanga’. The children could place different keys into patterns and then hear them play. They were then encouraged to write down their songs into their music booklets.
Puffins took part in a circle time session. During this time we discussed what games we enjoy playing and if we have ever cheated whist playing. We then talked about how it makes us feel when somebody else cheats and isn’t being fair.
During our History lessons Puffins have been learning all about toys from the past. The children watched a video of toys from the past as a class we then went through a selection of toys and compared old to new. The childrenhad the opportunity to play with lots of different toys too such as marbles, slinky and tiddlywinks.
During computing the children have been having a go at planning a route. The children got to use the iPads to program a route. We used directions such as forward, backwards, left and right.
The children had time in their DT lesson to explore a range of toy cars. The also worked on their cutting skills.
Puffins have had a go at writing a letter in the 1st first person as if they were the character ‘Max’ from the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. the children were shown how to use their word books to help them with their writing.
In Science we have been identifying different types of cold weather. The children got to draw a picture of their favourite cold weather. They are now displayed in the classroom.
The children have been busy representing numbers using a range of resources including counters, counting beads and number lines.
Our Puffins love music!!!! They have been learning a new song ‘I am in the groove’. The children also got to create a ‘Rain dance’ in groups.
During R.E this children have been told the story of ‘King Solomon’. We discussed as a class what was fair and unfair about this story. The children got to share decisions they have made or things that have been decided for them. Check out our brainstorm to see what they had to say.
Puffins have been looking at nursery rhymes in their English lessons and rhyming words. They were set the challenge of sorting and matching rhyming words. The children have enjoyed hot seating a nursery rhyme character and creating their own nursery rhymes.
During Computing, the children have been practicing creating algorithms on Purple Mash. They have also enjoyed playing ‘typing jets’.
In our DT lessons the children are making photo frames. They have been very busy designing their frames and writing lists of tools and materials they would need.
During ERIC the children were set the challenge to find and read a book with a different friend.
During Geography the children have been looking at a compass and the points. The children have looked at how a compass works also learning the mnemonic ‘Never Eat Shredded Wheat’. We have also been looking at our local area and school and learning about human and physical features.
In maths we have focused on addition and subtraction using a part whole model. The children have also been introduced to the terms First, Then and Now for subtraction.
Puffins have watched a short clip showing how people sometimes behave online. They then took part in a game where they drew a happy or sad face to show they understood whether the behaviour was kind or unkind. We then talked about how we can be kind online. The children completed an activity where they coloured kind and unkind behaviours. We have also been discussing how actions can affect how we and others feel. We went through who can help us at home and in school and listened to the song ‘Calling Out’ by Andy and the Odd Socks.
In computing we have been busy Puffins over the last 2 weeks. The children had a go at using the Bee Bots during computing. As a class we looked at how a Bee Bot moves. We discussed the directions using the terms ‘forwards, backwards, left and right’. The children then went outside onto the field as a class and all had a go at following directional instructions. Puffins came back inside and had a go in smaller groups at using the Bee Bots.
In English we have been looking at the structure of a sentence. We went through what makes a good sentence, reminding the children that it needs a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between each word and a full stop at the end.
We have also been learning how to label and how to create a list. We listened to the story “The Shopping Basket”. The children then had a go at writing the shopping list using bullet points.
The children have been very excited this week for guided reading as we have been given our very own laptops! The children practised logging on and then worked with Miss Jones to access Phonics Shed through the school website. They loved playing lots of different games especially “Copy along with Joe”.
During maths this week the children have been using Part Part Whole models.
In PSHE, Puffins have been drawing who is in their families. Check out some of their fab work below.
In R.E we have been learning about being thankful and what it looks like. The children then had the opportunity to think of some examples which we then brainstormed.
In Science we have been looking at what animals need in order to grow. We have been looking at where birds live and what they need to live. The children have drawn some fantastic diagrams and labelled using words from a key.
In Golden Time Puffins had a range of activities, games and resources to use. They particularly liked the ‘Tap Tap’ and ‘Construction’. Check out the models some of the children have built.
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.
Puffins have loved their second PE lesson. They took part in a variety of warm up exercises and games.
During maths the children have been learning all about ‘one more’. The children played a game with their partners and had a go at showing one more that a number using multi link cubes.
In RE the children have learnt all about ‘Christianity’. We talked about different religions and how they have different ways to celebrate the birth of a new baby. We showed the children key parts such as such as the font, the cross and the vicar. The children then watched a short clip which showed us a Christening taking place. After, we asked the children who would like to act out a christening and a few children volunteered. Check out the video to see our baby being baptised.
Puffins have enjoyed ERIC again. They were very excited to kick off their shoes and get comfy on a pillow or beanbag.
Puffins have loved retelling the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ using the characters and props. They have also come up with their own versions of the story.