This week for ERIC the children will be exploring lots of different poems and poets. Today we did paired reading and they had to choose their favourite poem they shared with their friend.
‘We chose Nathaniel by Richard Edwards because it reminds me of wanting to stay in bed’ Elias & Jacob
‘Dilly Dilly Piccalilli by Clyde Watson because it was funny and short for us to read’ Hani & Reva
‘Picnic by Judith Nicholls because this happened to my family at the beach the sand was everywhere!’ Charlie & Olivia
‘The Sound Collector by Roger Mc Gough like when it describes all the sounds that were stolen’ Ryan & Aizah
‘This poem Lift Off by June Crebbin was great it was about blasting off to space in a lift!’ James and Karly
The Puffins today have been learning about how to control anger. We discussed how it is okay to be angry it is how you deal with it that is important. We spoke about how we feel when we are angry and what makes us angry. We finished the lesson with reading ‘When I Feel Angry’ by Cornelia Maude Spelman and practiced some gentle breathing exercises to help keep us calm.
Today in music, Year 1 Puffins listened and appraised ‘The Planets Mars’ by Gustav Holst, the children firstly had to identify the instruments being played and discuss how the music mad them feel. We went on to learning the lyrics to a song and noting when the pitch and the tempo changed.
This week the Puffins have started working in Computing. We started the week with an introduction to online safety. Moving on to learning how to log on using the laptops. The children produced some amazing pictures using Mash – Up on Purple Mash and practicing using the keyboard. Today they have been learning how to give instructions using 2Logo.
On Wednesday 6th November we held a Phonics Workshop for Year 1 parents. Miss Williams talked to our parents about how Phonics works in school and how to help us at home. We then had a wonderful time making and playing a phonics game with our visitors. We even got to take them home!
Thank you to all our visitors. It was lovely to see so many of you.
The Puffins have being discussing what makes a happy or unhappy play time.
I happy when I play with friends – Jacob
It’s a happy playtime when people are nice to met – Karla
It’s an unhappy playtime when someone hits me – Declan
I’m not happy at playtime if I fall and my friends don’t help – Tatenda
So the Puffins created their own playtime rules to make playtime a happy time and discussed the different scenarios with each other to ensure there was a solution.