As part of our ERIC this week the Puffins have been exploring different features of traditional tales. They have done paired reading, listening to their teacher read in small groups and independent reading. The children have really enjoyed choosing their own traditional tales.
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
Puffins class have worked very hard on learning the story of Going on a Bear Hunt for English and finally they got to do their own stories this week. They were able to sequence their writing using their story maps and even added lots of adjectives to make their writing more interesting.
Today the Puffins had a great guided reading session. They were all working hard independently to use their decoding skills to do a variety of activities such as Bug Club on the iPad, matching the sentences to the pictures, choosing a book they would like to read and developing their language in the roleplay.
As part of our instructions unit, the Puffins have read instructions to their partners to see if they could follow them correctly to make a pirate hat. Some were fantastic at listening and following instructions some not so good!
Today in English the children have been acting out our wishing tale ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. After the superb performances the children in small groups devised questions they would ask the characters when we were hot seating. The children were great at using the question words and ensuring the questions were relevant to our story.
The Puffin class have been working hard on their cold task read to start their talk for writing journey tale preparation tomorrow. Miss Coghlan loves to teach ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ – we hope the children will love it too!