This week in English the children have been planning their insect fact files. We discussed what is needed for a fact file and looked at children an example. We focused on looking at all the key parts – heading, introduction, subheading, labels, pictures/photographs, fun facts. We then set them off to read all about “Amazing Ants” with their partners.
In Computing Puffins have been looking at Algorithms. We explained to the children that an algorithm is a list of step by step instructions that are followed to get a job done. The children then had a go at reading some simple instructions out loud to a partner which they had to follow correctly.
Puffins have been very busy this week during our DT lessons. The children were shown the tools that they would be using to cut the dowels for their toy cars. They were then shown how to use the hacksaw and then encouraged to have a go with adult supervision.
During R.E this week the children were told the story of Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus was a tax collector who was hated by the Jews because he cheated them out of their money to keep some of it for himself. As a class we compared the two stories (Jonah and Zacchaeus). We drew attention to the fact that both characters did wrong. Both changed and did things that pleased God. The children where then asked if saying sorry and being sorry are the same thing. We then discussed with our talk partners how can we really tell if someone is sorry.
In maths we focused on number bonds to 20. We worked with our partners to represent numbers on tens frames.
Puffins enjoyed exploring information books this week during ERIC. We sat in a circle on the carpet and shared any facts that we thought were amazing!! Did you know that there are more than 12,000 species of ants all over the world?
In PHSE Puffins have been looking at dental hygiene and how to brush and keep our teeth clean. We watched a short clip and discussed what we do when brushing our teeth. The children then completed a sequencing activity.
The children got to construct their paper toy cars that they designed on purple mash this week. They cut out their cars, folded and assembled them. We also discussed the next step which would be to cut and attach the dowels and wheels.
In English Puffins have been looking at information books this week about insects. We have been learning about ‘facts’ and ‘opinions’. The children then completed a worksheet to sort them into appropriate groups.
We looked particularly at ladybirds. The children where then given the task of completing a fact file using what they have read. The children shared their knowledge with each other which we then brainstormed.
Puffins enjoyed listening to and taking part in the internet safety assembly. After, the class shared some of their own thoughts which we brainstormed altogether.
This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and Puffins enjoyed watching an assembly from Place2Be. The children then discussed with their talk partners about who can help them and we created our own support balloon. We then listened to and had a little dance to “Reach for the Stars” by SClub7.