Maths – Money, Money, Money!! We have been learning all about UK currency during our maths lessons this week. The children were introduced to all of the different coins they then worked with their table partners to match the coins.
During Computing the children have been using the website ‘Purple Mash’ to collect data and add it onto a pictograph. They have been working in pairs to find out what weather their classmates like best. The children also had the opportunity to find out what pirate object they liked best. We found out that we all love treasure!!!
What a great day we have had for our sports day! We were very lucky with the weather – the children really enjoyed competing in all categories. Well done Puffins for taking part.
During English we have been looking at some famous pirates. The children have been researching Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, Black Bart and William Kidd. We found out some really interesting facts! The children have then written a short biography. Check out our work below!
Puffins have been learning about time, we have been looking at ‘half past’ and ‘o’clock’. The children have completed lots of practical working in pairs to make a time on their clocks they have also been drawing the hands on a clock face.
In science the children have been learning all about plants and what they need in order to grow. The children got to complete an experiment, planting cress seeds. One of their plants got everything it needs to grow successfully and the other would be missing a key factor; either no soil, no water or no light. After a week, we looked back at our seeds to see what differences we could see. Our results were amazing! We found that the seeds with everything they needed grew green and bushy, the seeds with no light grew tall but were yellow. The seeds with no soil grew slightly but died shortly after and the seeds with no water didn’t grow at all. After we discussed our results we placed all of the plants out into the sun and after a few days the yellow cress turned green!
Puffins have also been learning the differences between evergreen and deciduous. We watched a clip with ‘Ranger Hannah’ – she goes exploring through her own garden to show us the different types of trees she can find. After we talked about the different trees we have in our forest and surrounding areas the children then completed a worksheet, finishing sentences to show their understanding.
During R.E this week we have been looking at the story ‘The Lost Sheep’ – a children’s Bible story about a shepherd who lost a sheep. This story can help children understand God’s great love for all people, including those who may not appear to be religious. God loves all people regardless of what they do. After the story and lots of discussion the children got to make a sheep to take home.
The children have loved their Dance session. This week we had Coach Sophie and she taught us a Chinese themed dance.
Check out our video and see our great dance moves!!
During our Geography lesson this week we went on a walk around our local area. The children worked in pairs to complete a map and list physical and human features that they could find.
The children loved taking part in the Reindeer Run this week to raise money for St Marys Hospice. The children all wore their antlers as they ran – even though the wind tried to blow them away. They were very proud of the stickers that they all received at the end. Well done Puffins!!! We would like to say a huge “THANK YOU” to everybody who raised or donated.
Puffins have really enjoyed their P.E lesson with Mr Gill and our new coach! They all got to try some great activities. They particularly liked to crawl and climb on the apparatus. Check out the photos to see some super action shots!
This week in Puffins the children have looked at the very famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.
During this weeks art lessons the children were given the challenge to draw their self portraits. They also coloured in the picture ‘Starry Night’ using pencil crayons to show different shades and tones and completed the picture ‘Sunflowers’ using oil pastels and water colours.
In maths Puffins have been using Part Part Whole models to partition amounts.
During P.E this week the Puffins have learnt how to do a forward roll! They practised each movement then put them all together in a sequence. Well done puffins!!
This week, Year 1 Puffins went to the Multiskills event at Billesley Tennis Centre. We took part in 10 different events including bean-bag toss, tennis skills, baton run, football shooting, kwik wicket and throwing and catching games.
Year 1 Puffins displayed most of their learning behaviours at their Multiskills competition yesterday when then listened, concentrated, persevered and worked with others so proud of them. We had an amazing afternoon!
The children had a fantastic day at Multiskills competition yesterday. They all took part and applied themselves 100%. Well done everyone, we’re very proud of you!