Category Archives: PE

Week Commencing 4th December

During our Geography lessons this week we have been looking at a compass. The children have learnt the four points. ‘North, East, South and West’.

We have learnt a little rhyme to help us remember, ‘Never Eat Shredded Wheat’. The children then experimented with a compass in the garden.

Puffins have also been labelling a map and looking at what physical and human features are.

Physical features are natural and include: beach, cliff, forest, hill, mountain, sea, river, soil, valley, weather.

Human features show how humans have altered the environment. These features might include buildings, towns, cities, farms, houses and shops.

Puffins loved their music lesson this week. They all enjoyed playing the glockenspiel!
During ERIC the children were given the challenge of picking a different partner and a book to share.
In Science the children enjoyed going on a sensory walk.  They drew what they could smell and hear. We have also been looking at measurements; in particular length. The worked together to carry out an experiment – can children with longer length legs jump further? The children worked in groups to measure their legs and to see how far they could jump.  They then worked with Miss Gordon to put them into length order and distance they jumped.

In PE the children have REALLY enjoyed playing games with the parachute!

Our Last Week

Puffins have been exploring the forest this week. The children went on a plant hunt and had the task of drawing any plants that they find.

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.

The children have been listening to ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ by Edvard Greig during art week. The children then discussed as a whole class how it made them feel and where we could imagine ourselves being during the piece. Henry said “It’s like I’m up high on a roof” and Karim said “It’s like we’re in a cave and someone’s catching us”. The children then came up with some ideas on what they would like to create. Check out the pictures below to find out how they turned out.
Puffins loved taking part in sports day! Although the rain did cut it short the children all had a great time competing. We had some super speedy egg and spoon, obstacle and sprint races. Well done Puffins!!
Swans came through for their transition day this week. The children played some circle time games and coloured in a jigsaw piece that will be displayed in the classroom ready for when they come in September. We shared some fun facts about ourselves. Freddie said “I like disco music” and Lillie said “I like spiders”. Rishi said “I like peacocks and elephants and Parrots”. Thank you Swans for a great transition day. Miss Gordon and I can’t wait to welcome you all back in September!!!

Another Busy Week!

Puffins have enjoyed art this week. They have been drawing pictures of pirates in the style of ‘Howard Pyle’.
The children have also loved using clay to create a coronation plaque. They got to use lots of different techniques and resources to make their masterpieces using cutters, rolling pins and their hands to create the perfect shapes.
In History the children have been introduced to their new topic PIRATES! Puffins watched a clip all about pirates then as a class we brainstormed some of the facts we found interesting.
Following on from our story ‘The magic porridge pot’ the children got to hotseat a character. The children came up with some questions to ask the old lady.
Puffins have finally completed their walk of the local area which was cancelled in the autumn term! They spotted lots of ‘Human’ and ‘Physical’ features.
In Science this week, the children have been experimenting with lots of different resources to see which are transparent,  translucent or opaque.
Puffins have also had lots of fun during their PE lesson!
In maths the children have been learning about measuring. They have been working with their partners to measure a variety of pictures in centimetres.

Week commencing 28th November

The children have loved painted their photo frames in DT this week. Next week they will have the opportunity to decorate using lots of sequins, gems and buttons.
Puffins have been looking at feelings this week during R.E. We have been specifically looking at what makes us feel happy. The children got to talk to their talk partners about a happy moment which they then drew.
The children got very excited this week for science. They all had a go at using their sense of touch and taste. The children had to think of some adjectives to describe what they could feel. We had some funny reactions to the different items!
During this week’s P.E lesson the children got to practice and perfect their pencil rolls.
They then raced against each other in teams.

Week Commencing 19th September 2022

Puffins have loved their second PE lesson. They took part in a variety of warm up exercises and games.
During maths the children have been learning all about ‘one more’. The children played a game with their partners and had a go at showing one more that a number using multi link cubes.
In RE the children have learnt all about ‘Christianity’. We talked about different religions and how they have different ways to celebrate the birth of a new baby. We showed the children key parts such as such as the font, the cross and the vicar. The children then watched a short clip which showed us a Christening taking place. After, we asked the children who would like to act out a christening and a few children volunteered. Check out the video to see our baby being baptised.
Puffins have enjoyed ERIC again. They were very excited to kick off their shoes and get comfy on a pillow or beanbag.
Puffins have loved retelling the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ using the characters and props. They have also come up with their own versions of the story.

Week Beginning 20th June

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!!

 

 

Local Area Walk

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!

Amazing Art

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!!