Monthly Archives: November 2019

Poems and poets

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

Controlling anger

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.

Non-fiction books

Today for ERIC (Enjoying Read In Class) the children have been choosing non-fiction books they find interesting.

‘We picked a dinosaur book’ James and Oliver
‘I loved learning about the countries’ Alex. H
‘I liked learning about the different sculptures’ Jack
‘Pirates were my favourite to read’ Anren

Anti-bullying Week Check In

In check-in Year 1 Puffins discussed what we do as a school stop bullying and ensure pupils are happy and safe. Firstly, we talked about what safe means to them:

‘Being looked after and not being hurt’ Daniel
‘Its okay to talk to the teachers and they will help you’ Olivia

We moved on to what we do at school to stop bullying.

Finally we spoke about anything more the teachers could do to help.
‘A calm down/relaxing area to be away from conflict’ Maya
‘To have a buddy to talk to if needed’ Bethany

Instructions using 2Logo

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.

Phonics Workshop

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.