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.
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 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.
In English, Puffins have enjoyed looking at our new story ‘The Gruffalo’. They have been working hard to think of adjectives and write them in a sentence.
In maths, we have been looking at counting in tens and ones and using this knowledge to count money. We played some games on the IWB and had a look at some coins during the practical part of our lesson.
This week in DT the children have been baking. We went down to the DT room with our recipe and cooked carrot cakes! The children worked hard at grating, measuring and pouring. They whisked and mixed until they had the perfect cake mixture. They then decided from their previous planning lesson that they wanted to add different flavours to make their carrot cakes taste better. Once they were baked the children got to decorate them with icing and sprinkles.
This week has also been our special Art Week. The children have enjoyed creating their art week pictures. Our artist is ‘Katsushika Hokusa’ who painted ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’.
Puffins have been practising some pirate songs in music. We then had a go at playing some glockenspiels alongside the music. Check out our videos below!
Puffins have enjoyed their first music lesson this week! We all played ‘guess the sound’ to introduce different types of instruments. The children then all got to have a go at playing an instrument. They then practised singing/rapping a song from ‘charanga’.
The children have been looking at a birds eye view of the school and grounds. They then identified key human and physical features on a map.
Puffins have been carrying on with their project in design and technology. This week the children got to design their photos frames and make a list of all the key features that they want to include when building.
Puffins have enjoyed using the bee bots this week. They have been navigating a board using directions forwards and backwards.
This week the children have started their music topic. The children have been learning about different genres of music and listening to different instruments. They identified that De La Soul was rap music and that they could hear drums, guitar and trumpets. Today they have been learning how to listen and appraise songs.
This week the children have learnt lots of new nursery rhymes and practiced ones they already knew. This has been difficult as due to COVID no singing was involved indoors but we were able to perform them outdoors, acted out the stories from the rhymes, ordered the lines to make sense and completed missing words to ensure we all learnt and understood them.