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’.
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.
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?”.
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.
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 programme. The 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
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!!!
Puffins have enjoyed music this week the children have been composing their own pieces of music. The children then got to show off their masterpieces to the class. Check out the videos to listen to a couple of their funky beats.
This week during maths the children have been learning all about making equal groups. The children worked with their table partners to divide an amount into groups.
During our D&T lessons the children will be baking! The children were very excited to have a taster session where they got to taste some banana cake. As a class we then discussed what we liked and disliked about the cake. Evin said “I love it! I like the sweetness inside it,” and Ollie said, “It is good – I like the banana in it.” The children filled out their D&T booklets. We talked about how we could make the cake tastier, healthier and what we could add to it or what we could change. Puffins will be baking soon… watch this space!!
In maths Puffins have been learning to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s!! The children have also been learning all about ‘arrays’.
We have had some very cute feathery visitors in Puffin’s class this week. The children got to ask their questions and watch the ducklings paddle about. They also had the opportunity to hold and stroke them. Aww… we loved meeting Daisy, Gill, Charlie and Cutie. Thankyou Tyler and Mummy!!
Puffins have been learning all out plants during their science lessons. As part of one of their lessons the children got to plant some vegetable seeds. We can’t wait to see them grow!!
The children have loved their Goldentime. As the weather is so nice, we let them run about on the field. Some children even created a nature bracelet.
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.