Category Archives: Circle Time

Discussing our value word – Perseverance

Today Puffins have discussed how we can preserve using things in class such as editing toolkit, words on the walls, maths partner teacher etc. We then played a game of pass the hoop, in which they had to pass the hoop around the circle but they were not allowed to use their hands. The children were all fantastic at encouraging each other and persevering when it got tough. We finished circle time with the story Giraffes can’t Dance by Giles Andreae about a giraffe who couldn’t dance but preserved and in the end he could.

Expressing and respecting opinions

Today in circle time, the Puffins were learning how to express their own opinions and to respect other people’s opinions. We all decided on 3 things we would like to change in our playground. We then used out sad face and happy face to discuss what the children’s opinions were. We also ensured if the children gave an opinion then they had to have a good reason for it.

‘I would like new seating because it’s too low for me’ Krista
‘I think we don’t need seats because they cost too much money’ Dora

‘I would love to have swings because they are fun’ Scarlett
‘I hate going on swings they are too high and you could kick someone in the playground’ Daisy B

Using emojis online

This week so far the children have been doing a variety of activities to ensure they understand how to keep safe online with the added bonus of Safer Internet Week. As part of our circle time the children have discussed what emojis they would used for a variety of scenarios.

We also ensured the Puffins know what to do if these scenarios happened and they were very confident in doing the right thing. Well done puffins!