During our Geography lessons this week we have been looking at a compass. The children have learnt the four points. ‘North, East, South and West’.
We have learnt a little rhyme to help us remember, ‘Never Eat Shredded Wheat’. The children then experimented with a compass in the garden.
Puffins have also been labelling a map and looking at what physical and human features are.
Physical features are natural and include: beach, cliff, forest, hill, mountain, sea, river, soil, valley, weather.
Human features show how humans have altered the environment. These features might include buildings, towns, cities, farms, houses and shops.
Puffins loved their music lesson this week. They all enjoyed playing the glockenspiel!
During ERIC the children were given the challenge of picking a different partner and a book to share.
In Science the children enjoyed going on a sensory walk. They drew what they could smell and hear. We have also been looking at measurements; in particular length. The worked together to carry out an experiment – can children with longer length legs jump further? The children worked in groups to measure their legs and to see how far they could jump. They then worked with Miss Gordon to put them into length order and distance they jumped.
In PE the children have REALLY enjoyed playing games with the parachute!
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 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.
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!