During our D&T lessons the children will be baking! The children were very excited to have a taster session where they got to taste some banana cake. As a class we then discussed what we liked and disliked about the cake. Evin said “I love it! I like the sweetness inside it,” and Ollie said, “It is good – I like the banana in it.” The children filled out their D&T booklets. We talked about how we could make the cake tastier, healthier and what we could add to it or what we could change. Puffins will be baking soon… watch this space!!
In maths Puffins have been learning to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s!! The children have also been learning all about ‘arrays’.
We have had some very cute feathery visitors in Puffin’s class this week. The children got to ask their questions and watch the ducklings paddle about. They also had the opportunity to hold and stroke them. Aww… we loved meeting Daisy, Gill, Charlie and Cutie. Thankyou Tyler and Mummy!!
Puffins have been learning all out plants during their science lessons. As part of one of their lessons the children got to plant some vegetable seeds. We can’t wait to see them grow!!
The children have loved their Goldentime. As the weather is so nice, we let them run about on the field. Some children even created a nature bracelet.
The children LOVED our trip to the Botanical Gardens! We had perfect weather for exploring.The children were well behaved and enjoyed the day’s activities; they got to have a go at ‘pond dipping’ and ‘minibeast hunting’. Check out the photos and videos to see what we got up to.
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.
This week Puffins have recapped their learning from one of our previous units; looking at ‘Human’ and ‘Physical’ features. The children worked together in their groups to sort out the features.
In Science our Puffins have really enjoyed learning about different materials. The children got to experiment with each object to see if they can bend, twist, bounce, squash or if it would soak up water. They then recorded their findings.
During our PSHE lesson we have looked at the NSPCC PANTS scheme. With the help of their friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, we discussedPANTSin a simple conversation to help keep children safe. We listened to the ‘Pantosaurus’ song which the children thought was great. This is the link if you want to give it a listen at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lL07JOGU5o
This afternoon Puffins have been busy cutting wooden dowel for their DT project. Some of the puffins had the opportunity to finish making their paper cars. Check out the pictures to see how they got on.
The children played Snakes and Ladders as part of their learning this week!
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!!
We were very lucky to launch our special book week by receiving a visit from a real life author! Puffins welcomed Teresa Heapy to their classroom and showed her how hard they work. During her visit the children listened to one of her stories ‘Very Little Red Riding Hood’ and got to design their very own ‘very little’ character. Teresa thought they were amazing. Well done Puffins!
Another special event this week Puffins loved was reading alongside the Year 4 Robins. The children got to share their books from home or their favourites from our class library. Thank you Robins – we had a wonderful time!
What amazing costumes we had to celebrate World Book Day this year! Wow! Check out the photos to see what puffins dressed up as.
In Computing, Puffins have enjoyed designing their cars on Purple Mash. They have also been using the ‘2Calculate’ app to create a spreadsheet.
In Music the children were very excited to have a go at playing the glockenspiels. They worked with their partners to play along, taking it in turns to hit the right notes.
In our Geography lessons we have been learning about Africa. This week, the children have enjoyed exploring their new African role-play area.
In PSHE Puffins have been learning all about ‘ownership’. To begin, the children discussed with their talk partners what they thought that word meant. Puffins came up with some good ideas. We then watched a short clip showing an example and what we should be doing to make sure our things stay ours. We brainstormed some of the children’s ideas:
In maths Puffins have been learning to use Base10 in their lessons to explore number. The children are learning to use a range of resources to support their learning.