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!
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!!
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.
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.
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 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!”