Category Archives: Geography

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.

Week commencing 19th February

We have been super busy in our Geography lessons learning all about our local area, the different seasons and different weather types. The children completed some great seasonal collages. They also created their own weather dials.
The children have been learning all about ‘directions’ and ‘algorithms’ in their computing lessons. The children worked in groups to create routes for the Beebots to get to different icons on their mat.
During History the children have been exploring toys from the past. As a class we discussed how toys have changed and the children wrote their own thoughts as a group.
We have also been sorting toys into ‘past’ and ‘present’ groups.
In maths we have been learning all about numbers to 20!!

Week Commencing 4th December

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!

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’.

Our Last Week

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!!!

Botanical Gardens

The children LOVED our trip to the Botanical Gardens! We  had perfect weather for exploring. The children were well behaved and enjoyed the day’s activities; they got to have a go at ‘pond dipping’ and ‘minibeast hunting’. Check out the photos and videos to see what we got up to.

Another Busy Week!

Puffins have enjoyed art this week. They have been drawing pictures of pirates in the style of ‘Howard Pyle’.
The children have also loved using clay to create a coronation plaque. They got to use lots of different techniques and resources to make their masterpieces using cutters, rolling pins and their hands to create the perfect shapes.
In History the children have been introduced to their new topic PIRATES! Puffins watched a clip all about pirates then as a class we brainstormed some of the facts we found interesting.
Following on from our story ‘The magic porridge pot’ the children got to hotseat a character. The children came up with some questions to ask the old lady.
Puffins have finally completed their walk of the local area which was cancelled in the autumn term! They spotted lots of ‘Human’ and ‘Physical’ features.
In Science this week, the children have been experimenting with lots of different resources to see which are transparent,  translucent or opaque.
Puffins have also had lots of fun during their PE lesson!
In maths the children have been learning about measuring. They have been working with their partners to measure a variety of pictures in centimetres.

Super Scientists!

This week Puffins have recapped their learning from one of our previous units; looking at ‘Human’ and ‘Physical’ features. The children worked together in their groups to sort out the features.
In Science our Puffins have really enjoyed learning about different materials. The children got to experiment with each object to see if they can bend, twist, bounce, squash or if it would soak up water. They then recorded their findings.

 

During our PSHE lesson we have looked at the NSPCC PANTS scheme. With the help of their friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, we discussed PANTS in a simple conversation to help keep  children safe. We listened to the ‘Pantosaurus’ song which the children thought was great. This is the link if you want to give it a listen at home.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lL07JOGU5o

This afternoon Puffins have been busy cutting wooden dowel for their DT project. Some of the puffins had the opportunity to finish making their paper cars. Check out the pictures to see how they got on.
The children played Snakes and Ladders as part of their learning this week!
Once again they also enjoyed Flashlight Friday!

Exploring our World

In Geography Puffins have enjoyed learning all about the 7 Continents. To begin our learning the children watched a video. They loved it! So here is the link if you would like to have a listen at home.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzqdDdxr9VI
 As a class we went through some continent facts and a few children blew us away with what they already new. Beaux said “Asia is the biggest continent, there are 48 countries in it”. Matt said “The River Nile goes through,” and Ollie serenaded us with the continents song throughout the lesson!
Puffins have loved painting this week in their art lesson. They have been learning all about the colour wheel and what primary colours. They then mixed them to create secondary colours.
During ERIC the children enjoyed Flashlight Friday!!

Week Commencing 4th January

Geography – This week in geography the children have been learning all about the weather. We have been looking at the 4 seasons and how the weather changes in each. The children watched a short clip and then had to draw and label the different seasons. Finally, the children got to predict what the weather will be like next week. We can’t wait to see if our predictions are correct!!!
Art – During art this week the children were given the task of drawing a toy from the past.
 Mrs Husbands demonstrated how to draw a still life picture and how to colour it using different techniques to create different shades.
History – This week in History the children have been introduced to toys from the past. They got to look and play with each toy. A few children commented on how there was no batteries, buttons, or remotes.
ERIC –  This week in ERIC the children have enjoyed using the torches for flashlight Wednesday. We turned off all of the lights and the children paired off. They could sit anywhere they liked, so many of them decided to crawl underneath the tables.