Puffins were super excited to see the arrival of our first few chicks. The children enjoyed looking at the information books and Forrest recreated the first chick hatching.
The children were amazed at how much they have grown when they came down to the classroom. One of the chicks was not particularly happy! Check out our photos to see his grumpy face!
We first observed the chicks through the box and talked about the body parts and the children couldn’t believe how many feathers covered their little wings. The children then got to hold or stroke the chicks if they wanted to. Some of the children came up with some great names for the chicks Anaya said “We could call her Sunshine Rainbow,” and Mason said “What about yellow?”.
In science, the children have learnt new key words ‘amphibian’, ‘mammal’, ‘reptile’ and ‘bird’. They looked at lots of photos and short clips. We then talked as a whole class what different types of animals fit into each categories.
The children have drawn part of their face in the style of Vincent Van Gogh today. They got to listen to some instrumental music as he drew.
This week we have been reading the book ‘The shopping basket’ by John Burningham. The children wrote some super sentences to go with the pictures from the story.
In English, Puffins have enjoyed listening to the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. They have been very busy acting out the story using masks, sequencing and writing sentences using adjectives.
In Maths, the children have been learning all about representing numbers and recognising numerals. They have worked in their table groups to match quantity to number and word.
During history the children have been learning all about ‘past’ and ‘present’. They completed a cutting and sticking activity where they had to sort objects into the correct category.
The children have been introduced to the famous artist ‘Vincent Van Gogh’. They had a quick look into his story and got to have a look at some of his paintings. The children liked ‘The Starry Night’ and ‘The sunflower’. They looked at the texture of his paintings and how they are full of different lines, swirls and markings. The children then had a go at drawing a self-portrait in the same style. The children thoroughly enjoyed drawing themselves and we did have a few giggles about how some had turned out. Miss Gordon and I think they are FANTASTIC!! Well done Puffins.
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!!!
The children have enjoyed painting their clay plaques. We think they look amazing! Well done Puffins. We have also been drawing pirate ships and painting them in the style of using water colours.
Puffins have loved completing a science experiment this week. They worked in their table groups to see which materials were waterproof and which were absorbent. The children then filled out a table with their findings.
Ahoy there!!! The children have loved learning all about their new topic… PIRATES! We have been looking at facts about pirates focusing on ‘Black Beard’ and ‘Ann Bonny’. We even got to ask a couple of cheeky pirates some question.
In maths, Puffins have been learning all about the time. They learned about he hands on an analogue clock and how to read ‘o’clock’ and ‘half past’ times. They have been busy sequencing events of a school day, the days of the week, months of the year and also explored seconds and minutes on a stopwatch. Goodness, we have been busy!!
In PSHE we are learning about taking care of our teeth. The children watched a short video on mouth hygiene. We then discussed as a class why it is important to take care of our teeth and wrote some of their ideas down as a brainstorm. The children sequenced how to brush their teeth and then had a go at following their own instructions.
In computing Puffins have been exploring the school website. They have also had the opportunity to leave a comment. Check out our class blog to see what they had to say!
During our Phonics lessons we have been consolidating. The children have really enjoyed playing lots of games such as ‘Snakes and Ladders’, ‘Frustration’ and ‘Roll and Read’.
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.
Welcome back Puffins! What a busy week we have had.
This week the children have been looking at measuring. They have learnt key words ‘length, width, height, short and tall’. They have been measuring objects with different resources such as cubes, paperclips and giant blocks. The children have then written down their findings.
Puffins have loved Art this week! They have created their own African masks!
During our Computing lessons the children have been using a program on ‘Purple Mash’ to practice their typing and keyboard skills. They worked in pairs to think of something they have learnt and enjoyed.
The children have also been learning all about what they shouldn’t be sharing online and who they can trust and talk to when they have a problem.
This week we have read the story ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. The children have had a good try at writing a letter to thank the old lady in the story. We have also been using adjectives and conjunctions to extend our sentences.
In Geography Puffins have enjoyed learning all about the 7 Continents. To begin our learning the children watched a video. They loved it! So here is the link if you would like to have a listen at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzqdDdxr9VI
As a class we went through some continent facts and a few children blew us away with what they already new. Beaux said “Asia is the biggest continent, there are 48 countries in it”. Matt said “The River Nile goes through,” and Ollie serenaded us with the continents song throughout the lesson!
Puffins have loved painting this week in their art lesson. They have been learning all about the colour wheel and what primary colours. They then mixed them to create secondary colours.
During ERIC the children enjoyed Flashlight Friday!!
Geography – This week in geography the children have been learning all about the weather. We have been looking at the 4 seasons and how the weather changes in each. The children watched a short clip and then had to draw and label the different seasons. Finally, the children got to predict what the weather will be like next week. We can’t wait to see if our predictions are correct!!!
Art – During art this week the children were given the task of drawing a toy from the past.
Mrs Husbands demonstrated how to draw a still life picture and how to colour it using different techniques to create different shades.
History – This week in History the children have been introduced to toys from the past. They got to look and play with each toy. A few children commented on how there was no batteries, buttons, or remotes.
ERIC – This week in ERIC the children have enjoyed using the torches for flashlight Wednesday. We turned off all of the lights and the children paired off. They could sit anywhere they liked, so many of them decided to crawl underneath the tables.
This week in maths we have been continuing our learning about division. Puffins have completed lots of practical which they have loved as they got to have a little nibble of the resources we used. We learnt to share into equal groups using Cheerios and Rice Krispie Shapes.
This week in PSHE Puffins have been looking at ways to recognise the signs of “love and care”. We briefly looked at the story ‘Guess how much I Love You’. After we discussed with our talk partner our ideas. We then filled in heart shaped sugar paper with people we love and people we feel love and care from.
Puffins have enjoyed ERIC outdoors this week. They have built their own shelters and then used them during their ERIC sessions.
Ahoy there me hearties!!! Puffins have been super creative this week and used a range of resources such as water colour paints, crayons and felt tips to make their very own pirate maps. The children have done a GRRRRREAT job.
This week in computing the children have had a go at leaving their own comments on our class blog. The children worked in pairs to have a look through the blogs picking out the pictures they wanted to comment on. Check out the blog to see what they wrote.
Puffins have loved Science this week. We have been learning all about magnets and how they attract certain materials. The children got to experiment with some different classroom objects to identify which items are magnetic and which items are non-magnetic. We got to see how many paperclips a magnet could lift and we learnt about the magnetic force.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed their final day of the half term. They had the opportunity to create their own jubilee crowns ready for the disco or colour some Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pictures! The have also made a super den and played some carpet games.
Puffins have been introduced to ‘Division’ during our maths lessons this week. We started by watching a small clip and after the children completed practical activities sharing different amounts between 2.
This week in History Puffins have been looking at timelines. We discussed what a time line was and then the children looked at their individual journeys so far. Puffins then had a go at drawing their own on their whiteboards.
This week in English we have been continuing to look at the story ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. We began by discussing the story again to remind ourselves of each part we then focused on coming up with different ideas on how to thank the Little Old Lady from the story. The children then wrote their own thank you letters.
The children have also written their own version of the story following their own plans they made previously.
This week in Art the children had a go at following a ‘draw long’ clip following the step by step guide on how to draw a pirate ship. They have done a fantastic job!!
This week in DT we have been reviewing our boats. The children compared their builds they then completed a evaluation sheet.
During computing this week the children had the opportunity to use the laptops to browse the school website and look at our class blog. After the children had a blast from the past, we encouraged them to leave a comment on a picture of their choosing. Check out our blog to see their comments and maybe leave one for us to read in class.