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In Puffin Class we have Nursery and Reception children.

Below you will find weekly updates, pictures and other information.

 

Welcome back to the new school year. We hope you all had a lovely summer.

Autumn Term 1

Week beginning: 18th September

 

This week we have been making houses for our three little pigs using a variety of materials. We worked in groups to make a house that could keep Miss Slatter out! 

 

We have been focusing on rhyming this week in phonics. We have been playing lots of rhyming games, singing nursery rhymes and reading poem and rhyming stories. 

 

During the afternoons, we have been busy learning about different types of houses and what they look like as well as exploring the computers and bee bot. 

 

Week beginning: 11th September

This week we have been enjoying exploring and reading the story of the Three Little Pigs- ask us to retell you the story. We have been building houses for the pigs using straw, lolly sticks and lego bricks as well as painting and sticking houses for the display. We also made our own paper plate pigs. 

 

We have also begun our phonics sessions- each week we will write in the phonics diaries to tell you what we are learning that week. Please ensure the phonics diaries are returned to school on a Monday. 

 

On Friday, we went to our first Forest School session. This week we stayed at school at our little Forest School and enjoyed building a den, making mud paint and exploring the area.

 

Below we will put any pictures and letters for your attention. 

 

 

Summer term 2

This term our topic is Under the Sea.  We will be looking at the oceans around the world and the animals that live in the oceans. We will be making lots of animals using a variety of materials so please donate any junk modelling items you may have (yoghurt pots, plastic bottles, cereal boxes etc).

We will also be continuing with our growing and will be grateful for any compost that you may be able to donate!

Week beginning 10th July

This week has been a very busy week. We had our play performance on Wednesday, sports day on Thursday followed by a musical workshop on Friday.

For sports day we were split into teams and completed four activities. We worked really hard in our teams and had lots of fun completing the games. We then went onto do some races in our class- what fast runners there are in Puffin class! Please see the news page for the sports day pictures. 

 

On Friday, we had a special assembly in the marquee. During this assembly we learnt all about guitars, keyboards, drums and vocals to make a rock band. Jamie (from RockSteady) taught us all about keeping the beat and some of us even got to have a go using the instruments to make a band. Please see the pictures and videos on the main gallery. 

 

 

During the week we have been looking at floating and sinking, we designed our own boats using tin foil and then tested them. We will make our boats next week so would be very grateful for any junk modelling items such as yoghurt pots and milk bottle tops.

 

 

Week beginning 3rd July

On Monday, we had our second transition day. We had lots of fun visiting Robins and worked hard on our writing and maths. In Puffins, we enjoyed playing outside and exploring the construction toys.

 

We are yet to see our chicks hatch- hopefully next week they will make an appearance.

 

As the sunshine has returned this week can you please make sure that the children have a water bottle with water in, sun hat and sun cream. We will be playing outside in the shade where possible- thank you to Mr Alder and Mrs Ford for our new shelter over the sand pit.

 

Week beginning 26th June

What an exciting week we have had. On Wednesday our chick eggs arrived in the post! They are now safely in the incubator keeping warm ready to hatch shortly. We will keep you updated with their progress. 

 

On Thursday, we had our transition morning. Reception visited Robin Class and had a lovely time making birthday cards whilst Puffins were visited by new members of the class. We painted, explored all the toys and enjoyed playing doctors outside. 

 

Next Friday (7.07.17) will be our last Forest School session so we will be sending home Forest School kit and wellies next week. 

 

Week beginning 19th June

What a lovely hot week we have had! As the sun has been shining we have enjoyed lots of water play outside in the shade. We even had water balloons and a sprinkler to play with. We had lots of fun.

 

During Literacy we have written the story of Tiddler- we have worked really on our letter formations and using finger spaces between the words. We have produced some superb writing!

 

In Maths, we have been recapping our teen numbers as well as sharing and halving during play. We shared out the water balloons equally between the two teams.

 

We have also been very busy turning the play house into a mermaid's cave. We have made pictures using wax crayons and water paint to decorate our room as well as hand print crabs and folded fish.

 

Please continue to rehearse your words at home (red/green). We will be giving out new words to those children who have worked hard on reading and writing them. 

 

Please remember if the hot weather continues to provide your child with sun cream, sun hat and a water bottle. 

 

Week beginning 12th June

This week we have looked in detail at the story of Tiddler. We have been sequencing the story and retelling it. Please ask us about the story of Tiddler.

 

In maths, we have been looking at sharing and teen numbers. We have worked really hard on counting past 10.

 

During topic we have created lots of animal pictures, seaweed and have begun to name the five oceans of the world. In music we have been learning lots of sea songs- I'm sure the children will sing them to you!

 

Please continue to rehearse your words at home (red/green). We will be giving out new words to those children who have worked hard on reading and writing them. 

 

Week beginning 5th June

This week we have begun to make lots of underwater animals. We have made some jellyfish and have begun to make a large octopus using papier mache. During maths we made tentacles using paper chains we had to count up to 20 and work out how many more rings we had to add to our paper chains to make 20. 

 

In literacy, we have begun to look at the story of Tiddler. Throughout this term we will be looking closely at this story and beginning to write parts about the characters as well as recreate the story. 

 

We are still in need of compost for our seeds. If you have any left over at home we would be very grateful! Thank you. 

 

 

 

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