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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 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 23rd October

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.

Week Commencing 25th September

In Computing, the children have been learning how technology helps us and how to stay safe online. The children went on a technology hunt around the classroom and then shared their ideas on how to use the internet safely.
In English this week, the children have been learning all about the pronoun ‘I’. They have put their bear heads on and  created their own settings for ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’.  They also got to ‘hotseat’ the bear. Some of the children came up with some great questions for the bear. Forest asked ‘Why did you chase the family?’ and Lily asked ‘Why were you sad?’ The children have also been performing the story using actions.
In maths, the children have been learning all about one more and one less.
During our History lessons we have been learning all about key words ‘past’ ‘present’ and ‘future’. The children completed a work sheet where they got to draw themselves as a baby, as they are now and what they think they will look like in the future.
During our PSHE lesson this week, we have been looking at body parts. The children worked as a whole class to label the body and we discussed the important NSPCC PANTS programmeThe children enjoyed listening to the PANTS song. Here is the link if you want to use the video and have a chat to your child at home. https://youtu.be/_SzbMEVYiyg?si=QuX67n17BA8j8vqa

Week Commencing 18th September

In English, Puffins have enjoyed listening to the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. They have been very busy acting out the story using masks, sequencing and writing sentences using adjectives.
In Maths, the children have been learning all about representing numbers and recognising numerals. They have worked in their table groups to match quantity to number and word.
During history the children have been learning all about ‘past’ and ‘present’. They completed a cutting and sticking activity where they had to sort objects into the correct category.
The children have been introduced to the famous artist  ‘Vincent Van Gogh’. They had a quick look into his story and got to have a look at some of his paintings. The children liked ‘The Starry Night’ and ‘The sunflower’. They looked at the texture of his paintings and how they are full of different lines, swirls and markings. The children then had a go at drawing a self-portrait in the same style. The children thoroughly enjoyed drawing themselves and we did have a few giggles about how some had turned out. Miss Gordon and I think they are FANTASTIC!! Well done Puffins. 

W/C 15th May

The children have enjoyed painting their clay plaques. We think they look amazing! Well done Puffins. We have also been drawing pirate ships and painting them in the style of using water colours.
Puffins have loved completing a science experiment this week. They worked in their table groups to see which materials were waterproof and which were absorbent. The children then filled out a table with their findings.
Ahoy there!!! The children have loved learning all about their new topic… PIRATES! We have been looking at facts about pirates focusing on ‘Black Beard’ and ‘Ann Bonny’. We even got to ask a couple of cheeky pirates some question.
In maths, Puffins have been learning all about the time. They learned about he hands on an analogue clock and how to read ‘o’clock’ and ‘half past’ times. They have been busy sequencing events of a school day, the days of the week, months of the year and also explored seconds and minutes on a stopwatch. Goodness, we have been busy!!
In PSHE we are learning about taking care of our teeth. The children watched a short video on mouth hygiene. We then discussed as a class why it is important to take care of our teeth and wrote some of their ideas down as a brainstorm. The children sequenced how to brush their teeth and then had a go at following their own instructions.

In computing Puffins have been exploring the school website. They have also had the opportunity to leave a comment. Check out our class blog to see what they had to say!

During our Phonics lessons we have been consolidating. The children have really enjoyed playing lots of games such as ‘Snakes and Ladders’, ‘Frustration’ and ‘Roll and Read’.

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.

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 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.

Week Beginning 13th June 2022

In Puffins we have been learning all about fractions. The children have been halving shapes and sharing quantities into two equal parts and discussing and using the term ‘half of’. We have also been looking at quarters. The children loved cutting up their favourite treats in quarters and sharing them equally.

In our English lessons, the children have been looking at the story ‘A new home for a Pirate’. We have been very busy putting the story into order and created our own story maps. We then used them to write our own version of the story.

Puffins have also been looking at poems and then spotting rhyming words throughout the text. The children then got to go on a rhyming word hunt around the classroom. We’ve had lots of fun naming different pirate characters and then using them to create a rhyming string. For example “Captain Waggle-Jack liked to eat a snack”.

During our history lesson this week the children wrote a ‘message in a bottle’ from themselves as Pirates.

Puffins have been introduced to their new science topic ‘An introduction to plants’. The children have already planted a sunflower seed so we discussed that process and then they labelled a diagram. We also took a little trip down to our forest to look at plants and trees. The children had a go at drawing some plants and adding labels.

During empathy day the children listened to a story about a little boy with one leg. We talked about how he was feeling throughout the story and what kind of things the children in the story could of done to show empathy. After we discussed with our talk  partners what  we thought empathy was and how we show it everyday at school.

Puffins loved their special dance lesson today taught by a visitor. We began by stretching and playing some games. The teacher then demonstrated some dance moves for us to copy which where then put together. The children enjoyed performing their ‘African dance’. Check out the video to see us in action!





 

In PSHE we focused on our emotions; particularly jealousy and pride. We watched a little clip on jealousy and then discussed with our talk partners moments when we felt these feelings. Here are a few comments about what makes us feel jealousy or pride:

Summer – “When I go to my friends house and see their toys that I like.”

Laken – “When my cousin gets sweets and I don’t.”

Lorise – “When we don’t win a football game.”

Alanna – “I feel jealous when it’s my sisters birthday.”

Archie – “I feel jealous when my brother goes to the cinema and I don’t.”

Ava – “I feel proud when I make things.”

Kaiden – “I feel proud of myself when I do something good in art club.”

Kane – “I feel proud when I get a gold card.”

Elena – “I feel proud when I help around the house and do things to help.”

Well done Puffins!

This summer term for our Design and Technology project we are cooking! To introduce this topic we had a message from a pirate telling us that his crewmates keep getting sick because they won’t eat their vegetables. He asked for our help to sneak fruit or vegetables into their tummies. Puffins came up with some great ideas such as fruit cake or different flavoured pies. We settled on ‘carrot cake’. The children then researched the existing product by tasting some yummy carrot cakes and looking on the IBW at recipes. The children wrote up the ingredients that they would need and what they could add to it to make it healthier. We looked at the method and what tools we would need to make our cakes. We then got to try a variety of carrot cakes and discussed whether we liked the taste or not.