Monthly Archives: October 2023

Week commencing 16th October

This week during their Art lesson the children have been looking at the human skeleton.
 We talked abut the different bones and then the children got to create their very own skeleton using black card and white paper straws. The children loved this activity although a few of them got very sticky after using the glue! We think they have done a fantastic job, well done Puffins!!!
During this week’s circle time the children and Miss Gordon went through the school rules and behaviours for learning. They also had the chance to share what they did over the weekend.
Puffins have enjoyed computing this week. The children worked in pairs to log onto the computer and into ‘Wonde’ through the school website. Once they were in, the children had the chance to use the Purple Mash website using the art app to create a digital painting using the mouse. The children learnt new vocabulary; paint program, tool, paintbrush, erase, fill and undo. 
The children have been continuing with their learning of ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’. We have also been looking at ‘greatest and least’. The children have worked in groups of 3 to put numbers they have rolled on a dice into order. They also looked at their names; working out who in their group had the greatest amount of letters to who had the least amount of letters.
Do you know the five different groups of animals? We have been taking a look at them in our science lessons — mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The children were amazed to learn about their features and what sets them apart from each other. We went on an adventure with Pants Bear as he told us all about the animal kingdom! Here is the link if you would like to explore more at home.
They have also been looking at new key words; omnivore,  carnivore and herbivore. The children then completed a very fiddly but fun activity where they had to cut and stick a variety of different animals in the correct category. WOW! Haven’t we have been busy!

Week Commencing 9th October

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?”.
This week in maths we have been learning all about ‘Greater than, less than and equals to’. The children enjoyed listening to the ‘Greater Gator song’. You can use this link at home, you will love it!!!  Number Gators (Greater Than, Less Than Symbols Song) – YouTube
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.

Week Commencing 25th September

In Computing, the children have been learning how technology helps us and how to stay safe online. The children went on a technology hunt around the classroom and then shared their ideas on how to use the internet safely.
In English this week, the children have been learning all about the pronoun ‘I’. They have put their bear heads on and  created their own settings for ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’.  They also got to ‘hotseat’ the bear. Some of the children came up with some great questions for the bear. Forest asked ‘Why did you chase the family?’ and Lily asked ‘Why were you sad?’ The children have also been performing the story using actions.
In maths, the children have been learning all about one more and one less.
During our History lessons we have been learning all about key words ‘past’ ‘present’ and ‘future’. The children completed a work sheet where they got to draw themselves as a baby, as they are now and what they think they will look like in the future.
During our PSHE lesson this week, we have been looking at body parts. The children worked as a whole class to label the body and we discussed the important NSPCC PANTS programmeThe children enjoyed listening to the PANTS song. Here is the link if you want to use the video and have a chat to your child at home.