Category Archives: RE

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’.

A Busy Few Weeks!

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 children had 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.

Week commencing 28th November

The children have loved painted their photo frames in DT this week. Next week they will have the opportunity to decorate using lots of sequins, gems and buttons.
Puffins have been looking at feelings this week during R.E. We have been specifically looking at what makes us feel happy. The children got to talk to their talk partners about a happy moment which they then drew.
The children got very excited this week for science. They all had a go at using their sense of touch and taste. The children had to think of some adjectives to describe what they could feel. We had some funny reactions to the different items!
During this week’s P.E lesson the children got to practice and perfect their pencil rolls.
They then raced against each other in teams.

Week Commencing 10th October 2022

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.

Week Commencing 19th September 2022

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.

Week Commencing 12th September 2022

In English this week the children have been looking at the story “We’re going on a bear hunt”. They have been working in their table groups to come up with actions which they have then acted out in front of the class.

Puffins have loved music this week!. We have been listening to a piece of music and we have been trying to find the beat. Check  out the video to see them having a boogie!

The children got to visit the library this week during ERIC. They shared a book with their friend or read independently.
This school year Puffins have been given a reading sack. The children will be given the opportunity to take this bag home to share with their families. Inside the bag you will find a very cute cuddly puffin, a story book and a notebook for you to leave a message for the next reader.
During maths the children have been representing numbers to 10 using counters and a tens frame. They also had fun sorting objects into lots of different ways.
In R.E we have been looking at what it means to “belong”. We had a look at some examples, then the children worked with their talk partners to come up with their own ideas. The children got to share their ideas with the class which we then brainstormed.

Week Beginning 20th June

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!!

 

 

Week Beginning 9th May 2022

Puffins have really enjoyed their ERIC sessions this week. We have popped up a couple of tents and created a few with some bedsheets… the children thought it was great!

In science we have been looking at a range of materials this week and from our last experiment and our results we have built our very own pirate boats! We then tested to see if they would be water proof and be able to float.

In English this week Puffins have listened to the story ‘The magic porridge pot’. The children have sequenced the story looking at each key part ‘opening, build up, problem and solution’. They have then written sentences to go alongside each stage using their knowledge of adjectives and conjunctions.

In maths this week we have been learning all about ‘Arrays’. What’s an array, I hear you ask? Well, an array is a arrangement of objects which can be counted easily. We used counters in rows and columns. This method helps the children understand multiplication. We have been learning our 2s, 5s and 10s.

We have been learning all about Ramadan this week in R.E; the holiest month for Muslims.

We listened to a song called ‘Ramadan moon’ and discussed that during the month of Ramadan, Muslims won’t eat or drink during the hours of daylight. This called fasting. The children then got to create a Ramadan Moon decoration which are hung in the classroom. We think they are fantastic!! Well done Puffins!

The children have definitely deserved their golden time this week and as an extra treat we gave them giant bubble wands!!

In art, the children got to finish off their fabulous pirate pictures this week, adding hair, pirate scars and creating a stripy background.

Week Beginning 2nd May 2022

Welcome back! Our first week back has been a very busy one.

In Maths the children have enjoyed consolidating their 2’s, 5’s and 10’s times tables. They got the opportunity to practice using lots of fun resources such as paint, shaving foam, chalk and the IWB. The children also had a race against their table partners to see who could write the times tables the most in 60 seconds.

In science puffins have enjoyed taking part in an experiment to find out which materials are absorbent and  which are not. They were each given a different piece of material which they where instructed to dip into a box of water. They then had to complete a worksheet and suggest what material would be best to make a pirate hat.

In computing this week the children have been looking at the life cycle of a plant. They then worked in pairs to paint the cycle on ‘Purple Mash’.

Ahoy there ship mates!!! This week we have loved learning all about our new topic ‘Pirates!’ The children have enjoyed playing in our new role play pirate ship where they have been giving the chance to dress up and become a pirate. We have been learning all about the famous pirates ‘Blackbeard’ and ‘Ann Bonny’. We have also been looking at some fun facts about pirates. The children have also painted themselves as a pirate.

During R.E we have been thinking about ‘remembering’. The children made some gold doubloons to remember their birthdays.

The children have been planting sunflower seeds this week. We discussed before what tools and method we would use.

Week Beginning 28th March

This week in English the children got to imagine they were the character ‘Handa’ from ‘Handa’s Surprise’. We went outside to recount Handa’s journey, role playing each part as it was told.

After, the children completed an activity sheet, discussing each event in the correct order and picture planning it. Later in the week the children got to write a recount.

Puffins have enjoyed listening to the Story ‘The sweetest song’ from The story Tree.

This week in R.E we have been discussing what makes a good friend. We took it in turns to describe a good friend and a bad friend. We looked at different scenarios where we had to decide what a good and a bad friend would do. We then watched the film ‘Being loyal and steadfast’ which is a short clip based on the Easter Story. It features Mary and Peter. Mary visits the cave after the crucifixion to find Jesus’ body gone. Peter sees the empty shroud and both believe that Jesus is alive. Their emotions are explored around the empty cave as they come to terms with the resurrection.  We briefly told the story of Peter denying Jesus. We discussed with our talk partners what we thought Peter should have done.

In maths Puffins have been learning how to counts in 2s, 5s and 10s! We had lots of fun playing a variety of IWB games and doing paired work at our tables. We have also looked at  length and height. We have completed lots of practical activities this week using rulers, measuring tapes and metre sticks.

In Geography  Puffins have been exploring and comparing the weather in the UK and Africa. The children watched ‘Go Jetters – series 1:4. The Sahara Desert’. We discussed the weather and the seasons in the UK and asked our talk partners what we thought the weather was like in Africa. We then looked at pictures to compare this.

This week in Art we have been looking at African masks! We watched BBC Two – Bitesize Primary, Art and Design 1, African Art, African masks and we discussed what colours, shapes and textures we could see. We were given the challenge to create our own design. We modelled using colouring pencils, reminding the children to slant the pencil grip and to choose appropriate colours encouraged them to use light and dark shades by changing how hard they press down with their pencil.

This week in Science we have Introduced the children to objects that are transparent, translucent and opaque. We discussed each one reminding the children of the meaning of each word. Mrs. MC modelled filling in the investigation sheet to introduce the children to the idea of fair testing. The children were then sent off to take it in turns with the torch to work in pairs to investigate objects that are transparent, translucent and opaque. They then had their own investigation sheet to fill out.

The children loved our trip on Wednesday the 30th. We were all very excited to go to the Botanical Gardens! The children were all very well behaved and enjoyed the days activities. Check out the photos to see what we got up to. Kaiden  said “ I loved everything apart from the fish, they were scary!”  Aria said “ It was so good!! I liked it when we were allowed to play on the hill!”