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Penguins & Puffins

Welcome to our class pages!

We will try to update the website each week with pictures of what we have been doing and how we have been learning.

Week 3 and 4 

In the last 2 weeks we have been planning and building for Max so he can go to the land of the wild things! Next week we are going to test them in the water.

We have also been making cakes with an adult and making a recipe sheet. Soon we will be making cakes independently! Outside we have now got a workshop where we use woodwork tools. We have to be sensible and use the tools safely. 

We found some more pictures! We have been busy!

Week 2 - 2nd May

Welcome to the Summer term! The time is going very quickly and we are looking forward to having some sunny weather soon! We have been very busy since we came back. Outside we have a woodwork space and we have been using real woodwork tools. We have been doing PE with sports leaders from the secondary school.

Inside we have been learning how to make a cake, we will be cake making by ourselves next week!

Week 12 - 2nd April

We have really enjoyed this term work and have finished our Supertato learning. Some of our families have been in looking at our work and films. Thank you for your continued support - we hope you all enjoy the Easter break.

Tuesday 28th 

We had an ambulance come to school for a visit. We all went inside the ambulance and had bandages put on! The adults had their blood pressure and heart rate checked - they are all very healthy! The ambulance people left us all a teddy and some colouring sheets. We had a fabulous morning and we were told that we were the best school they had visited! 

Week 10 - 20th March

This week we have been reading and delivering shopping to vegetable houses outside. We have started to make our own SuperVeg and we have been depodding peas and talking about what we find inside. We also drew a story-map to  help us tell the story of Supertato. Another busy week with all of us completing the Evil Pea challenges!

The 'Tap on the Head' trick

Week 9 - 13th March

The Evil Pea and Supertato have been leaving us more challenges this week! We had to make a trap to capture the Evil Pea. We went to the science lab and made a sticky slime goo that the Evil Pea got stuck in!

Penguin class was turned into a supermarket that looked fab and got us doing lots of shopping with our writing shopping lists. We have also been enjoying the outside especially when the sun was shining!

Some of our families were able to come in for lunch, there was an Evil Pea stuck in some jelly!

Week 9 - Some of our families came in to see our science work and have a go at making an Evil Pea trap! Thank you if you could make it into school.

Week 8 - 6th March

We have been left messages from the Evil Pea this week! He has set us different challenges to do. We have had to make our bodies strong so we can defeat him, we have done observational drawings of fruit and vegetables and we have been practicing asking questions at the News Desk.

We have also been using our classrooms inside and outside and we have enjoyed the sunny weather!

Dates coming up: Wednesday 15th March 6.00 - 7.00

Parent workshop explaining how phonics and maths are now taught and general classroom practice.

Week 8 

The Evil Pea told us we had to investigate and taste vegetables this week. We had to write about the vegetables so he could see what we thought. Everyone has done some writing either in a group or by themselves. Our writing is displayed in Supertato HQ in Puffin class and it looks amazing!

Week 5 and 6 - 6th February

The children that have been learning about growing have been looking after their plants and experimenting with cabbage leaves and coloured water. I wonder what happened?

Dates coming up:

Wednesday 15th Feb: 2.30 Assembly

Thursday 16th Feb: Last day of half term

Friday 17th Feb: INSET day

Monday 27th Feb: INSET day

Tuesday 28th Feb: First day back for children

Week 4 - 23rd January

We have had another bust week. The children who are learning about 'Growing' have been starting to plant some seeds. The children who are learning about 'Weather' have been watching videos of tornadoes, volcanoes and lightning. In the classrooms we have written out the questions the children want to answer in their learning so be prepared for some growing and weather experts soon!

We will be going on a Feet First Friday walk next week, Friday 3rd at 1.30, if you are able to come with us please sign up or let the class teacher know.

Dates coming up:

Wednesday 1st Feb: 1.15 - 2.30 Penguin drop-ins

Wednesday 8th Feb: 1.15 - 2.30 Puffin drop-ins.

If you are unable to make these dates please let the class teacher know and we can arrange a time that is more suitable.

 

Week 3 - 16th January

This week we have been very busy inside and outside. We have been using a fun game that helps us sound out and read words. We can play it at home it is on the website:

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html           then go to literacy - Pirate Poop Deck

Dates coming up:

Wednesday 1st Feb: 1.15 - 2.30 Penguin drop-ins

Wednesday 8th Feb: 1.15 - 2.30 Puffin drop-ins.

 

Friday 13th - It snowed!

Week 2 - 9th January

This week we have been making 2D and naming them. We have been finding 3D shapes in the classroom. It was very wet this week as well so we had lots of fun collecting and moving the rain water!

Week 1 - 3rd January

This week we have been finding 2D and 3D shapes in the classroom. It was cold and when we came into school some of our resources had frozen in the water! We had to work out how to get them out of the ice and it made our fingers cold!

This sound is j

It is a short bouncy sound.

You use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'down his body...curl (have a rest) and a dot for his head' (he is a jack in the box) and it is a lazy letter we we take our pen off the page

This sound is f

It is a long stretchy sound.

you do not use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'down the flower (have a rest) across the leaves'  and it is a lazy letter we we take our pen off the page

This sound is r

It is a long stretchy sound.

you use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'start at his head...straight down his back...curl up and over his arm ' (he is a robot) and we write the letter all in one go

This sound is l

It is a long stretchy sound.

you use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'down the long leg'  and we write the letter all in one go

This sound is h

It is a short bouncy sound.

You do not use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'start at his head...down to the hoof...up and over his back then down' (he is a horse) and it is not a lazy letter we write it all in one go

This sound is e

It is a short bouncy sound.

You use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'cut off the top...all around the egg' and it is not a lazy letter we write it all in one go

This sound is u

It is a short bouncy sound.

You use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'under the umbrella...under...up and down to the puddle' and it is not a lazy letter we write it all in one go

Week 11 - 21st November

This week we have been making porridge! We could choose our topping from honey, sugar and sultanas. We have been learning our new sounds and going on letter hunts outside and building words with bricks inside.

Important dates coming up Wednesday 30th November Miss Phillips will be doing drop-in sessions. They will be in the Garden room at the main front entrance from 1.15-2.30.

Our nativity and Christmas decorations morning is on Tuesday 6th December 9.15 - 11.30.

This sound is k

It is a short bouncy sound.

You do not use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'down the kangaroo's body (rest) tail and leg' and it is  a lazy letter we write it all in one go

The action is the same as c

This sound is c

It is a short bouncy sound.

You do not use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'curl around the caterpillar' and it is not a lazy letter we write it all in one go

This sound is o

It is a short bouncy sound.

You use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'all around the orange' and it is not a lazy letter we write it all in one go

This sound is g

It is a short bouncy sound.

You do not use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'around her face...down her long hair and give her a curl' (she is a girl) and it is not a lazy letter we write it all in one go

Week 10 - 14th November

This week we have been retelling Goldilocks again and have started to make puppets! We have been learning our new sounds and going on letter hunts outside. In maths we have been using numicon to help us order numbers.

Important dates coming up Wednesday 23rd November Miss Burtenshaw will be doing drop-in sessions. They will be in the Garden room at the main front entrance from 1.15-2.30.

Our nativity and Christmas decorations morning is on Tuesday 6th December 9.15 - 11.30.

This sound is p

It is a short bouncy sound.

You do not use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'down his plait...up his plait and around his face' (he is a pirate) and it is not a lazy letter we write it all in one go

This sound is n

It is a long stretchy sound.

you use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'down Nobby and over his net' (he is a little boy standing next a football next) and we write the letter all in one go

This sound is i

It is a short bouncy sound.

You use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'down his body (rest) and a dot for the head' (he is an insect) and it is a lazy letter because we gave a rest and take our pen off the paper

This sound is m

It is a long stretchy sound.

you use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'Maisie...mountain mountain' and we write the letter all in one go

This sound is a

It is a short bouncy sound.

You use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'around the apple and down the leaf' and we write the letter all in one go

This sound is s

It is a long stretchy sound.

You do not use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'slither down the snake' and we write the letter all in one go

This sound is d

It is a short bouncy sound.

You use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'around his bottom...up his long neck and down to his feet' (he's a dinosaur!) and we write the letter all in one go

This sound is t

It is a short bouncy sound.

You do not use your voice box to make the sound.

The formation rhyme is 'down the tower (have a rest, take your pen off the page)' and its a lazy letter because we have a rest

Week 8 - 7th November

We have been reading and retelling Goldilocks and the 3 bears this week. We used a story map and puppets to include all the story language and we even made our voices sound like daddy bear!

Some of our families came in to watch our phonics and maths learning. You can come again next week on Tuesday 15th at 10.30. Penguins will be doing phonics with Miss Phillips and puffins will be doing maths with Miss Burtenshaw.

Week 8 - 31st October

This something strange happened in our classroom. We found a broken chair, porridge, some blonde hair and footprints. It was the 3 bears and Goldilocks! They sent us a book which we have been reading. We also explored porridge outside and went on our Feet First Friday walk.

Week 6 - 10th October

This week we met Ted the tortoise. He is the learning friend that helps us be resilient and never give up. When we find something difficult we have to 'try ourselves..ask a friend..ask a grown-up'.

We tried some new activities outside in PE. We worked like Bob the bee in a team and made our own version of  cut-out artwork like Matisse. We went on a feet first Friday walk. Some children went to tesco to buy ingredients to so we could make coloured rice and some children went on a nature walk and collected sticks, leaves and conkers.  

Week 5 - 3rd October

This week we met Una the unicorn. She is the learning friend that helps us be creative. She left us lots of challenges so we used our imagination. We made patterns outside and found out about an artist called Matisse. He did a famous artwork called 'Snail', we did our own versions.

We also added musical instruments to 'Going on a Bear Hunt'.

Week 4 - 26th September

This week we had our Harvest assembly. All week we have been exploring different vegetables. We harvested the vegetables in our garden and baked cakes with courgette and butternut squash.

Week 3 - 19th September

This week our learning friend Bob the Bee came to school. He helps us work altogether as a team. He left us lots of challenges to do!

This is how busy we were in our first week of school!

In week 2 we were working outside and inside. Our learning friend Sam the spider came to school. He helps us be independent and do things by ourselves. He left us some challenges.