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
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.
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 science the children have been learning all about animals and what they need in order to survive. The children got to design and create their own posters on how to look after animals.
During English this week the children have been looking at Nursery Rhymes. We have been singing along and doing actions. The children have also been working in pairs to read and place rhymes back into order.
Puffins have been moving and a grooving to the music this week. Check out the children in the videos to see their moves.
During computing this week the children have been looking at algorithms. The children have logged into Purple Mash using the Wonde pupil login. Working in pairs, the children then had a go at completing the challenges.
In geography Puffins have been looking at the map of the UK. We looked at Google Earth and then zoomed in onto the UK looking at the countries and capital cities. As a class we then labelled a map.
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.
During Computing the children have been using the website ‘Purple Mash’ to collect data and add it onto a pictograph. They have been working in pairs to find out what weather their classmates like best. The children also had the opportunity to find out what pirate object they liked best. We found out that we all love treasure!!!
What a great day we have had for our sports day! We were very lucky with the weather – the children really enjoyed competing in all categories. Well done Puffins for taking part.
During English we have been looking at some famous pirates. The children have been researching Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, Black Bart and William Kidd. We found out some really interesting facts! The children have then written a short biography. Check out our work below!
Puffins have been learning about time, we have been looking at ‘half past’ and ‘o’clock’. The children have completed lots of practical working in pairs to make a time on their clocks they have also been drawing the hands on a clock face.
In science the children have been learning all about plants and what they need in order to grow. The children got to complete an experiment, planting cress seeds. One of their plants got everything it needs to grow successfully and the other would be missing a key factor; either no soil, no water or no light. After a week, we looked back at our seeds to see what differences we could see. Our results were amazing! We found that the seeds with everything they needed grew green and bushy, the seeds with no light grew tall but were yellow. The seeds with no soil grew slightly but died shortly after and the seeds with no water didn’t grow at all. After we discussed our results we placed all of the plants out into the sun and after a few days the yellow cress turned green!
Puffins have also been learning the differences between evergreen and deciduous. We watched a clip with ‘Ranger Hannah’ – she goes exploring through her own garden to show us the different types of trees she can find. After we talked about the different trees we have in our forest and surrounding areas the children then completed a worksheet, finishing sentences to show their understanding.
During R.E this week we have been looking at the story ‘The Lost Sheep’ – a children’s Bible story about a shepherd who lost a sheep. This story can help children understand God’s great love for all people, including those who may not appear to be religious. God loves all people regardless of what they do. After the story and lots of discussion the children got to make a sheep to take home.
The children have loved their Dance session. This week we had Coach Sophie and she taught us a Chinese themed dance.
Check out our video and see our great dance moves!!
This week in maths we have been continuing our learning about division. Puffins have completed lots of practical which they have loved as they got to have a little nibble of the resources we used. We learnt to share into equal groups using Cheerios and Rice Krispie Shapes.
This week in PSHE Puffins have been looking at ways to recognise the signs of “love and care”. We briefly looked at the story ‘Guess how much I Love You’. After we discussed with our talk partner our ideas. We then filled in heart shaped sugar paper with people we love and people we feel love and care from.
Puffins have enjoyed ERIC outdoors this week. They have built their own shelters and then used them during their ERIC sessions.
Ahoy there me hearties!!! Puffins have been super creative this week and used a range of resources such as water colour paints, crayons and felt tips to make their very own pirate maps. The children have done a GRRRRREAT job.
This week in computing the children have had a go at leaving their own comments on our class blog. The children worked in pairs to have a look through the blogs picking out the pictures they wanted to comment on. Check out the blog to see what they wrote.
Puffins have loved Science this week. We have been learning all about magnets and how they attract certain materials. The children got to experiment with some different classroom objects to identify which items are magnetic and which items are non-magnetic. We got to see how many paperclips a magnet could lift and we learnt about the magnetic force.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed their final day of the half term. They had the opportunity to create their own jubilee crowns ready for the disco or colour some Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pictures! The have also made a super den and played some carpet games.