Today before moving onto our new learning behaviours, we practiced our previous learning for behaviours ‘concentration’ and ‘listening’. To demonstrate good concentration the child had to complete some spot the difference. For listening skills the children had to guess the noise the noisy neighbours were making. Finally we played the game Miss Coghlan says.
To explore our new value word the Puffins were given the task of a walking race whilst balancing a ball on a ruler, it was pretty tough! Whilst the children completed this task we explored the range of emotions, from getting angry/annoyed/frustrated when they found it hard, to happy/amazing when they completed the task. They do a great job at persevering.
For circle time today the Puffins have been discussing our value word honesty. Together we decided on a correct definition of honest and how we can show honesty in our everyday lives. We then we on to watching the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf as discussed the consequences of being dishonest.
As part of behaviours for learning focus today Puffins have been expanding their concentration techniques. First we have to count to 50 without saying the number 4, then we had to not get distracted by our friends pulling faces at us (even when they were really funny!) and finally we had to balance a book on our heads whilst moving. All of these skills take an amazing amount of concentration and the Puffins were great at it.
In PSHE today the children have discussed what responsibility means and what they are responsible for:
Tommy O – looking after my new baby Lily – looking after my dog Dehwa – looking afer my toys Havana – looking after my rabitt and dog at nanny and granddads Dylan – to get changed all by myself Pippa – looking my little sister Mila – looking after my bunny rabbit Ali – looking after my toys Charlie – to do what my mom says Jacinta – looking after my toys Tommy L – my teddy Samson Connor – my cat Jessica – looking after my cat and going to bed when my mom says Ryan -feeding my baby sister a bottle Frankie-Moe – looking after my toys Kealiegh -looking after my dog and lizard Millie – looking after my toys Scarlet – looking after my baby and making my bed Paige – looking after my rabbit and doing what my mom says Jacob – looking after my Hulk Oliver – looking after my animals and feeding them Ava – looking after my teeth and making sure everyday I brush them Ibrahim– to look after my brother Leah – looking after my nanny and making sure she goes to bed Tanatswa – looking after my sister and my toys Seth – to look after my dog Shai -Ann – I look after my mom and dad
What a great first full week for the Puffins, we have learnt all about sorting using a variety of ways in maths, practised our HFW’s and handwriting and learnt our Talk for Writing focus book Going on a Bear Hunt. Finally today the children have discussed at length new beginnings in regards to changes to their lives and others. After we talked bout our choices and the impact these have when we start new ventures, in particular good and bad choices.
‘If you make a bad choice you will not be happy’ Millie
‘Making good choices means you get good things’ Oliver
‘If you make a bad choice you can change it back to a god choice’ Jessica
‘Good choices in school means you could get a silver or gold card’ Amaya
A big welcome to the new Puffins class. All the children have settled in amazingly and have been working hard on learning all the school and class rules, our learning behaviours, the importance of ‘Good to be Green’ and Peacemakers. All the teachers are impressed with how well all the children have transitioned in just a couple of days and we are looking forward to this next year.