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Pufferfish Class Weekly News
We have had a really exciting week in Pufferfish class- a visitor from another planet has asked us to tell them all about the weather on planet Earth. The children have done an amazing job using non-fiction books to learn all about weather and will be working on creating their own text. Pufferfish enjoyed a wonderful outdoor learning session all about clouds with Mrs Brown. They will all have lots of information to pass on to our alien visitor!
This week in Pufferfish class we have continued our Wonderful Weather topic by writing and performing Weather poems in English, looking at how artists portray weather in both painted and textile works and have begun to think about hot and cold colours. In science we have been exploring different materials and their properties and in maths we have been recapping on everything we have learnt so far!
Happy New Year Everyone! It has been so lovely to see the children come running in with big smiles! We started the week off with a ‘learning to learn’ day; everyone had a wonderful time creating art work, building structures and discussing the qualities needed to be a successful learner. In English we have begun work on weather poems and in maths we have been paritioning numbers into tens and ones. In geography and science we have been learning all about wonderful weather.
This week Pufferfish class have been busy learning all about instructions. We have followed instructions to decorate a Christmas tree and have written our own instructions explaining how to wrap a parcel. We have explored both 2D and 3D shapes and talked about their properties using mathematical language. We have sequenced the Christmas story in RE and have looked at different ways we can measure and record the temperature in geography.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Pufferfish! In RE we have been discussing Christmas traditions and learning about the Christmas story. In Music we have been busy learning our Christmas songs with Mrs Brown, ready for our recorded performance!
We have worked really hard in Pufferfish class, planning our Lost Toy stories and then writing them. There was so much to remember but we have done very well! We have planned the home that we would like to make in DT and are very excited to begin construction using straws, masking tape, fabric and card. In maths we are continuing to focus on word problems. Our school councillors shared feedback from their latest meeting- we were all very impressed with their maturity and how much they had remembered. We had a great class discussion about the future of the outdoor library.
This week in English we have been reading texts about lost toys and discussing the emotions we might feel if we lost our favourite toy. In maths we have been learning about subtraction and how to solve missing number problems. In DT we have experimented with different ways of building a secure structure and in History we have enjoyed learning about toys in the past. Another busy week!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
This week in Pufferfish class we have enjoyed a wonderful autumn walk. We used all our senses to think about the signs of autumn and have turned our ideas into a poem. We loved making Rangoli patterns and as you can see, we are very proud of our work! In maths we have continued to explore using a number line. In DT we have begun to think about designing a safe and stable home after reading The Three Little Pigs.
It’s lovely to see everyone happy and excited to learn again after half term!
What a wonderful half term we have had in Pufferfish class! We have really enjoyed our topic ‘People Who Help Us’ and today we were lucky to have Police Officer Fox with us to tell us all about her duties- she even let everyone try on her hats and sit in her police car! We are all very excited about our dress up day on Friday!
In maths we have been practicing adding using a number line. In art we have completed our portraits and have proudly displayed them around the school.
Thank you very much for all your generous Harvest donations.
We hope you have a fun and relaxing half term break!
Team Pufferfish x
This week in Pufferfish class we have based our English work on Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? The children enjoyed coming up with lots of adjectives to describe our own brown bear! In maths we have been exploring part whole models and can understand that there are often lots of different ways to make the same total. We have used our senses in Science and have talked about features of the seaside in the past and present. Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Friday 8th October 2021
This week in Pufferfish we have been learning how to write a letter. We now know some great actions that remind us of what we need to include! We have all enjoyed writing thank you letters to Louis the Firefighter. In maths, we have practised using a number line, ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) and putting numbers in order. We have continued to talk about the seaside in geography and have talked about colour mixing in art.
Have a lovely weekend!
Friday 1st October 2021
This week in Pufferfish class we have been exploring questions- both verbally and through written work. We were very excited to be having a visit from a firefighter this Friday as part of our ‘People who help us’ topic and enjoyed asking him all the questions that we wrote. In maths we have been using greater than, less than and equal to. In art this week we have begun to look at placement of features on a face and compared works of Frida Kahlo and Picasso. Thank you for sending your children in wearing gold/ yellow last week- they looked very cheerful, as you can see!
Have a lovely weekend!
Friday 24th September 2021
This week in Pufferfish class we have been searching for and creating our own labels in lots of fun and exciting ways. In maths we have learned how to find and show one more and one less using practical and written activities. In art we have looked at a wide variety of artists and have looked for different shapes and lines. We have had a go at drawing each other’s eyes using charcoal, pencil and chalk. Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Everyone has worked very hard this week! In English we have been writing all sorts of lists including a list to help Mrs Player to remember all her equipment! In maths we have counted on and back using lots of exciting equipment and working in our power maths books. In science, we sorted animals into different categories and in art we have looked at and discussed portraits by Frida Kahlo, Kahinde Wiley, Sarah Ball and Van Gogh.
Your children have been absolute superstars this week. They have had so many new routines to learn and have risen to the challenge!
This week in English we have been writing about what we did in the summer holidays, reading and writing our numbers in maths and we have talked about the differences between rural, coastal and urban environments in geography. We also had fun doing yoga, PE and swimming! Phew!
Have a lovely weekend!