Category Archives: D&T

W/C 20th May 2024

Puffins have enjoyed their computing lesson. They have been learning how to use a keyboard. With their table partners the children typed their names and then retyped a sentence using the caps lock button to add capitals in the appropriate places.
The children have loved their final D&T lessons. They have been using the saws to cut dowel and glue guns to attach wooden wheels to make their cars. We think they are fantastic!! Well done Puffins.
In English, we have been reading a new book ‘A New Home for a Pirate’. The children have loved this story as it also links to our new history topic ‘Pirates’!!!
Maths –  Money, money, money!! The children have been learning all about the British coins and notes.
We have been super busy during our science lessons recently. We have been looking at things that are ‘transparent’, ‘translucent’ and ‘opaque’.  The children have also been experimenting with different fabrics; looking at fabrics that are absorbent.

Busy Bees!

During D&T the children have been creating safety posters. We discussed as a class the tools and equipment that they will use to make their toy cars.

The children enjoyed nibbling on a chocolate chip cookie whilst doing ERIC!

Puffins loved exploring their new African themed role play. They had the opportunity to explore some information books, complete a variety of activities and play in the tuff spot.

In English we have been looking at ‘instructions’ and how they are made up of key parts. The children have also had a go at writing some of their own.

Puffins have loved learning about their new topic – Africa! The children told us what they already knew which we recorded together.

During maths the children have been learning all about Place Value to 50.

In PSHE we have read the story “The Worry Monster”. We then discussed as a class what the word ‘worry’ means amd the children were then given the opportunity to share one of their own worries.

During our R.E lesson we have been looking at our family and discussing our ‘roots’ and ‘memories’.

In science the children have been exploring different materials and their properties.

W/C 18th March 2024

In D&T puffins have been looking at toy cars. We have been exploring what materials they are made from and how they move. Puffins have been getting creative designing their very own car on Purple Mash which will be printed for the children to fold into a 3D shape. We have had some fantastic designs!
During our RE lesson we have been listening to the Easter story.
In History, the children have been researching toys from the past and present.

 

Double trouble! Puffins have been learning all about doubling in their maths lessons.
In Science the children have been sorting objects into materials. The children were then set the challenge to draw and label things from around the classroom made from these different materials.
World book day –  WOW!! Our Puffins all looked fantastic in their costumes!
Thank you to everyone who took part in the potato character competition. The children enjoyed doing an online lesson where they got to create their own book character.

Check out the children’s musical performance!

 

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’.

Week Commencing 13th November

Puffins had a fab evening at the Autumn Disco last week. Here we are all ready and striking a pose!
This Anti-Bullying Week we have all come together to have discussions about what bullying means to us, how banter/teasing can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying. The children shared some of their ideas which we brainstormed. The children also enjoyed listening to and having a bop about to the ‘Make a noise’ song. https://youtu.be/6UU_jOiway0?si=zFSJ3ImG3XTAX7VA
This week in D&T the children have been designing their own picture frames. They have investigated existing product, created lists of the resources they will use and drew a picture of what they hope it will look like.
Puffins got to have a look at ‘Google Earth’ during their Geography lesson this week. They zoomed into the school grounds and looked at what  ‘Physical features’ and a ‘Human features’ are. The children then cut, stuck and labelled aerial images in their groups.
In maths, the children have been learning all about ‘fact families’.

An Exciting Week!

During our D&T lessons the children will be baking! The children were very excited to have a taster session where they got to taste some banana cake. As a class we then discussed what we liked and disliked about the cake. Evin said “I love it! I like the sweetness inside it,” and Ollie said, “It is good – I like the banana in it.” The children filled out their D&T booklets. We talked about how we could make the cake tastier, healthier and what we could add to it or what we could change. Puffins will be baking soon… watch this space!!

In maths Puffins have been learning to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s!! The children have also been learning all about ‘arrays’.

We have had some very cute feathery visitors in Puffin’s class this week. The children got to ask their questions and watch the ducklings paddle about. They also had the opportunity to hold and stroke them. Aww… we loved meeting Daisy, Gill, Charlie and Cutie. Thankyou Tyler and Mummy!!

 

Puffins have been learning all out plants during their science lessons. As part of one of their lessons the children got to plant some vegetable seeds. We can’t wait to see them grow!!

The children have loved their Goldentime. As the weather is so nice, we let them run about on the field. Some children even created a nature bracelet.

Fantastic February!

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.

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.