Category Archives: History
A Busy Few Weeks!
Week Commencing 4th January
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.
Week Beginning 16th May
Puffins have been introduced to ‘Division’ during our maths lessons this week. We started by watching a small clip and after the children completed practical activities sharing different amounts between 2.
This week in History Puffins have been looking at timelines. We discussed what a time line was and then the children looked at their individual journeys so far. Puffins then had a go at drawing their own on their whiteboards.
This week in English we have been continuing to look at the story ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. We began by discussing the story again to remind ourselves of each part we then focused on coming up with different ideas on how to thank the Little Old Lady from the story. The children then wrote their own thank you letters.
The children have also written their own version of the story following their own plans they made previously.
This week in Art the children had a go at following a ‘draw long’ clip following the step by step guide on how to draw a pirate ship. They have done a fantastic job!!
This week in DT we have been reviewing our boats. The children compared their builds they then completed a evaluation sheet.
During computing this week the children had the opportunity to use the laptops to browse the school website and look at our class blog. After the children had a blast from the past, we encouraged them to leave a comment on a picture of their choosing. Check out our blog to see their comments and maybe leave one for us to read in class.
Week Beginning 2nd May 2022
Welcome back! Our first week back has been a very busy one.
In Maths the children have enjoyed consolidating their 2’s, 5’s and 10’s times tables. They got the opportunity to practice using lots of fun resources such as paint, shaving foam, chalk and the IWB. The children also had a race against their table partners to see who could write the times tables the most in 60 seconds.
In science puffins have enjoyed taking part in an experiment to find out which materials are absorbent and which are not. They were each given a different piece of material which they where instructed to dip into a box of water. They then had to complete a worksheet and suggest what material would be best to make a pirate hat.
In computing this week the children have been looking at the life cycle of a plant. They then worked in pairs to paint the cycle on ‘Purple Mash’.
Ahoy there ship mates!!! This week we have loved learning all about our new topic ‘Pirates!’ The children have enjoyed playing in our new role play pirate ship where they have been giving the chance to dress up and become a pirate. We have been learning all about the famous pirates ‘Blackbeard’ and ‘Ann Bonny’. We have also been looking at some fun facts about pirates. The children have also painted themselves as a pirate.
During R.E we have been thinking about ‘remembering’. The children made some gold doubloons to remember their birthdays.
The children have been planting sunflower seeds this week. We discussed before what tools and method we would use.
A Busy Week!
This week puffins have been introduced to the story “Where The Wild Things Are”.
They have come up with some actions to go with the story and have acted it out as a class using them.
The children have also been using adjectives to describe and label a character from the story of their choosing they have then used the adjectives in simple sentences.
Puffins have loved ERIC this week, we visited the library and also had “Flashlight Friday!” The children have been looking at Non-Fiction books particularly books about toys from the past.
This week in History Puffins have been exploring toys from the past. The children got to handle/play with the toys and were encouraged to write down any questions on a post it note.
During R.E this week the children have been discussing ‘Being Fair and Just’. We first watched a video showing different ways of life in other countries pausing to discuss different opinions on what is fair and unfair for children in deprived areas. The children then brainstormed practical issues that they may encounter on a daily basis.
This week in Science Puffins have been learning all about clouds and rainfall.
The children have enjoyed their golden time this week! They had the opportunity to build with Lego, draw/colour, go on the iPads, complete a puzzle, play teachers and use the train track.
For Black History Month the children learnt about the amazing Rosa Parks and how she changed the law in America to ensure all people were treated equally regardless of their colour. The children were astonished by how people of colour were treated differently and learnt how Rosa Parks not only just sat on the bus she was making a stand against racism.
Ordering things in a timeline
Today in History the Puffins have been learning about how to order things in a timeline and ensuring they understand all the vocabulary that goes with time.
Black History Month – Rosa Parks
For Black History Month the Puffins have been focussing on the amazing life of Rosa Parks. The children have learnt how the actions of one black women not giving up her seat on a bus had a big impact on the lives of fellow black American and history. They come to understand how people can be tolerant towards each and why it is important in our world.
‘Rosa Parks was brave for staying on the bus even though she would be in trouble’ Harvey
‘Rosa Parks was amazing and strong to stand up for herself’ Maya
‘People need to show respect for each other even if they look different’ Alexander