Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd February 2018
What a busy week we’ve had!
Art work, science investigations, exploring climates and biomes, a trip to the beach to dig like foxes and NSPCC maths day.
This is our second week of working with learning partners. We change them on a Monday and look forward to the week ahead with our new working partner. This week we also evaluated how well our partners had done at things like listening, taking turns and making eye contact. We are all excited to see who we get next week.
We also had fun with subtraction today, using a die and a target number. We discussed with our learning partners how we could make the least amount of rolls.
Happy New Year!
Puffin class came back raring to go and were fully immersed in our light and shadow day. We looked at the history and origins of shadow theatre, prepared a script and made puppets for various traditional tales. In the afternoon we rehearsed and performed our shows.
They were all fantastic!
Monday 11th – 20th December
Puffin class are now feeling very Christmassy! We have enjoyed Christmas dinner and performing our concerts for you. We hope you enjoyed them
as much as we did. The children also enjoyed a very noisy pantomime, with plenty of audience participation and lots of good old-fashioned party games, at
our Christmas party.
Puffin team would all like to say a big thank you for all your very generous gifts and wish you all a very Happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all back and raring to go in the New Year.
28th November 2017
Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017
As of our history topic of the Stone Age we investigated their diet. This week to bring this subject to life we dissected some prehistoric poo. We had to find out what each person had eaten and decide whether it was a Paeleolithic or a Neolithic poo.
As you can see, some of us were very keen to be hands on while others found it quite revolting!
(No real poo was harmed during this lesson ☺️ - only play dough was used)
Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017
Puffin class have been looking at megacities around the world. This week we have been looking at why Brasilia became Brazil's capital city, and we wrote and performed our own adverts persuading people to move from the flavelas of Rio de Janeiro to the newly developed Brasilia.
This week we have had lots of fun completing our leaf prints. Last week we printed an outline in one colour, and this week we have added detail in a contrasting colour. Sometimes the ink even managed to get on the paper! We think they look rather striking.
We have been learning about magnets and which materials are magnetic.
We have also had fun writing stories based on I'll Take You To Mrs Cole. We had some good ideas what it might be like in Mr Hautler's office!
Monday 11th - Friday 15th September 2017
Puffins have been learning some different styles of dancing with Mrs Lawrence. We have learned the importance of a warm up and cool down, and also stage directions such as "up stage", "down stage" and " stage right".
We are also learning a dance routine to a song from the musical " Matilda" which we are going to perform as a year group at Southend Dance Festival.