For the last two weeks in English the Puffins have been learning all about Instructions. We started with how to follow them by making pirate hats. The different types of instructions and the different features they should include. Finally, we built up to writing our own instructions on How to Grow Cress. Well done, Puffins!
Before the half term the Puffins worked their socks off to design and build a moving car. They started with product and market research then they tested materials and created their designs using Purple Mash. Finally, they cut and shaped their car nets and sawed and glued their own moving wheels. They did a fantastic job. Well done, Puffins!
For spellings, this week the puffins are learning the split diagrpahs a_e, e_e, i_e and u_e. They practised spelling them and applying their reading skills them within a game.
This week the Puffins are starting Geography as part of their pirate topic. Today they have discussed the journey Blackbeard may have taken across the world. Identifying the continents and oceans on his journey.
This week for maths the Puffins have been applying their counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to multiplication. Today they have focused on understanding and making arrays.
This week the Puffins are learning how to use inference skills. This can be quite tricky for some young children, but they have done brilliantly. The children were able to infer who these different shoes could belong to by looking at the clues they could see now.
For PSHE today the Puffins discussed about how to ask for help. We watched this video and spoke about what the boy did to ask for help. We then related this to school and about who helps use at school.
‘If I’m hurt, I can ask Ms Francis for help’ Thomas. L
‘If I’m stuck on my work and I have tried hard I can ask a friend for help’ Hannah
‘If I have had an argument with a friend, I can ask a teacher to do Peacemakers’ Thomas. S
We moved on to acting out scenarios of if we were hurt who would we call for help if someone stole something from me who would I call and if my house was on fire who would I call.
The children have all learnt to call 999 in emergencies and given the homework task to learn their address just in case.
As part of our art lesson today the children used African animals and created silhouettes in the sun to trace round the shadow. Once they did this we went inside and filled in the animals showing how to use our pencil to create different tone and textures.