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Pufferfish Class Weekly News

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!

Monday 13th September 2021 – Friday 17th September 2021

 

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.

 

 

                                                                               

 

Monday 6th September 2021 – Friday 10th September 2021

 

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! 

 

Monday 12th July 2021 – Friday 16th July 2021

 

We have been simply buzzing this week! We discovered that there are around 20,000 species of bees! We found out how they make honey and the crucial role they play. The children designed their very own 'bee friendly' gardens, including plants such as sunflowers, lavenders, poppies and mint. In maths we continued to revise year 1 key skills and completed our space adventure stories! 
Have a wonderful weekend,

The Pufferfish Team

 

                                                                    

 

Monday 5th July 2021 – Friday 9th July 2021

 

In art this week we have discussed the work of the Japanese artist, Hokusai and the techniques he used. The children sketched the 'Great Wave', we are now going to explore how to make prints based on this beautiful art. In science we discussed how to stay safe in the sun and the importance of staying hydrated. On Tuesday it was class swap morning; we are so proud how the children adapted to their new classes, and they all had a lovely time. I am very much looking forward to working in year 2 next year and seeing lots of familiar little faces.

 

                                                                       

 

Monday 28th June 2021 – Friday 2nd July 2021

 

In history this week we have been learning about Amy Johnson, Britain's most famous female pilot. The children created fact files and made planes using lolly sticks and plenty of PVA glue! In English we have started to write our fantastic space adventure stories and remembered to use interesting adjectives. In science we have been learning about light and dark; we investigated if materials are transparent, translucent or opaque. 

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Pufferfish Team.

 

 

                                                                          

 

Monday 21st June 2021 – Friday 25th June 2021

 

In art this week we explored different ways to make a repeat pattern; we then looked for patterns found in natural objects, such as shells. In English we read the story 'The way back home' thinking carefully about the emotions and communication between the characters. We are working very hard to practise cursive handwriting and very much enjoy using 'Letter Join'.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

The Pufferfish Team.

 

                                                                            

 

Monday 14th June 2021 – Thursday 17th June 2021

 

What an exciting week! On Monday we used 'Now Press Play' to go on a space adventure. In history we discovered key facts about Neil Armstrong. On Wednesday we had a zoom meeting with an explorer; we asked lots of questions and found the session fascinating. In English we thought carefully how to use adjectives to describe a space setting. We have also created some amazing aliens in preparation for writing a space adventure story next week! 

 

Please ensure your child has a water bottle and a sun hat every day.

 

Have a fantastic weekend.

The Pufferfish team

 

                                                                       

 

Monday 7th June 2021 – Friday 11th June 2021

 

In English this week we have started a fantastic 'explorers' topic; we have discovered what an explorer is and what they need to take on an adventure. We researched the famous explorer Ranulph Fiennes and discovered he had to pull tyres to train for his expedition! In maths we have been practising finding halves, quarters and division; we then applied this knowledge to solve simple word problems.

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

 

The Pufferfish team

 

                                                                                          

 

Monday 24th May 2021 – Friday 28th May 2021

 

In English we have created a leaflet to advertise our very own farm! The children have thought carefully how to use key features of a leaflet and considered how to make their design stand out. We had an amazing time on Tuesday, and very much enjoyed meeting a range of animals in our outdoor learning room. The children were so sensible and well behaved when handling the animals. We would like to thank J and C Party Pets for a fantastic afternoon.

We hope you have an amazing half term,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Moore, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs.

 

 

                                                                           

 

Monday 17th May 2021 – Friday 21st May 2021

 

In science this week, we have named the different parts of a plant and created some fantastic pictures. In English we have identified the different features of a leaflet. We imagined that we had a 'business’; the children then created some amazing leaflets to promote their business. In maths we have been learning to use arrays to solve multiplication problems.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Moore, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs

 

                                                                 

 

Monday 10th May 2021 – Friday 14th May 2021

 

This week our broad bean plants have grown to 23cm tall! In English we have enjoyed reading and sequencing a story called Handa’s promise. In maths we have started to learn about multiplication. We have practised how to log on to TT Rockstars; all login details have been provided in home link books. 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Moore, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs.

 

                                                                         

 

Monday 3rd May 2021 – Friday 7th May 2021

 

In science, we discovered the difference between an evergreen tree and a deciduous tree; we also found out why they are so important to the environment. We drew round our hands to form a 'tree' then wrote down five key reasons why trees are so important. In DT we designed a salad and on Thursday we practised how to peel, grate and slice fruits and vegetables. Mrs Steed ensured we understood the importance of staying safe when using kitchen utensils. It has been so lovely talking to you all this week and celebrating the progress of your child.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Moore, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs

 

                                                                             

 

Monday 26th April 2021 – Friday 30th April 2021

 

In maths we have been learning how to estimate and compare weight using non-standard units of measure. We have developed our skills in writing and continued to create a strawberry acrostic poem. On Wednesday we had a fruit taste test; we tried pineapple, kiwi, green grapes, apples, pears and bananas. We then did some amazing observational drawings of different fruits and flowers.

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Moore, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs.

 

                                                                        

 

Monday 19th April 2021 – Friday 23rd April 2021

 

In maths we have been learning how to estimate and measure objects using standard and non-standard units of measurement. Our broad bean seeds have roots and little shoots; and we have updated our science diaries. In English we have discovered how to write an acrostic poem!
Have a fantastic weekend,
Mrs Steed, Mrs Moore, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs.

 

Week beginning 12th April 2021

 

On Tuesday this week we enjoyed our fantastic year 1 sports day. We were so proud of the children and for taking part with such enthusiasm. In science we are learning about plants; we planted some broad beans and look forward to watching them grow. In maths we are learning how to measure, compare and estimate length. We are looking forward to measuring how tall our broad beans grow!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Moore, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs. 

 

 

This week in DT the children have explored how to make vehicles independently. We have really enjoyed the sunshine and practised some key skills for sports day. In English, the children have planned and created a story about a sea creature in the ocean. We have been so impressed that the children have remembered to use capital letters, full stops, conjunctions, adjectives and speech marks! Wow! 

Wishing you a lovely Easter,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Moore, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs.

 
 

 

Monday 15th March 2021 – Friday 19th March 2021

 

In history, we researched and compared the design of old and new cars. We then designed our own vehicle in DT; our class had to consider the materials and equipment we will need. In English, we described a character and setting based on the book 'Fidgety Fish'; we persevered with our writing and used adjectives, punctuation and conjunctions.

Have a fantastic weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Moore, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs

 

                                                                        

 

Monday 8th March 2021 – Friday 12th March 2021

 

Welcome back Pufferfish class! What a wonderful week we have had; we have been so impressed with how quickly the children have settled in school. This week has been action packed with science experiments! We have discovered what happens to skittles when warm water is added, we found out that vinegar makes coins shiny and bright. We created a chemical reaction when we added vinegar to bicarbonate of soda; colourful paint was then added to create an erupting volcano!

Thank you once again for the beautiful card and gift card; it was so thoughtful of you all. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.


The Pufferfish Team

 

                                                                

 

Monday 7th December 2020 – Friday 11th December 2020

 

Wow! What a busy week in Pufferfish class! In English we have been learning how to write instructions and continued to use imperative verbs. We had a fantastic Christmas decorations morning; the children really enjoyed their Christmas lunch and visit from Santa.

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs

 

                                                                      

 

Monday 30th November 2020 – Friday 4th December 2020

 

This week we have been learning to write instructions; the children have remembered to use a title, time connectives, imperative verbs and sub headings! We then listened carefully to instructions to create some fantastic reindeer hats. We have now completed our dens in DT and will be evaluating our designs next week.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs.

 

                                                                 

 

Monday 23rd November 2020 – Friday 27th November 2020

 

In maths this week, we have been learning to subtract numbers and solve some tricky word problems. In history, we have compared toys made in the the 1960s to modern day toys. In science, we have explored the differences between seasons; the type of clothes we need to wear and the changes we see around us. We are creating a book about the four seasons and have really enjoyed creating different trees using 2d shapes.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs. 

 

                                                                       

 

Monday 16th November 2020 – Friday 20th November 2020

 

This week we have been learning to describe 2d and 3d shapes; the children have discovered how many edges, vertices, sides and faces each shape has. In English, we have used prepositions and conjunctions in our writing; we have been particularly impressed with how independent the children have become. In RE, we have learnt how Diwali 'The festival of lights' is celebrated and read the story of Prince Rama and Princess Sita. We coloured 2d shapes to create some beautiful 'Rangoli' patterns.

 

We hope you have an lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs.

 

 

                                                                               

 

Monday 9th November 2020 – Friday 13th November 2020

 

We started a new topic in maths this week; the children have been learning how to recognise and describe 2d and 3d shapes. In English, we listened to the story ‘Where’s my teddy bear?’, we then wrote how we would feel if we lost our favourite toy. Our class then developed their writing by using conjunctions in sentences. In DT, we explored different ways to construct a den; we discovered how to join paper, sticks and tubes together to form a solid structure.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Mrs Jones, Ms Binns and Mrs Coombs.

 

                                                      

 

Monday 2nd November 2020 – Friday 6th November 2020

 

 

 

On Monday we explored our outdoor learning area to look for signs of autumn. We discussed all the changes we see, feel and smell in autumn and wrote down some fantastic adjectives in preparation for our writing. The children then used these words to create an autumn themed poem. In ASSA this week we have been learning to move with greater co-ordination and control.

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Mrs Jones, Ms Binns and Mrs Coombs.

 

 

                                                         

 

Monday 19th October 2020 – Thursday 22nd October 2020

 

Wow! What a busy week! In English we have used verbs and adjectives in our writing; we then created a class book based on the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? In phonics we have focused on the digraphs ‘er’ (spider) and ‘ur’ (fur). In maths we have continued to practise number formation and solve number bond problems independently.

We hope you have a lovely half term.

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Mrs Jones, Ms Binns and Mrs Coombs

 

                                                   

 

Monday 12th October 2020 – Friday 16th October 2020

 

In English this week we have been reading ‘Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?’ Using this book, the children then discovered how to use adjectives and verbs in their writing. We have continued to do our daily mile and the children have particularly enjoyed playing with the new outdoor PE activities. In phonics we have been practising the ‘ow’ (crow) and ‘oa’ (boat) digraph and listed words that contain these sounds. 

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend, 

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs. 

 

 

                                                          

 

Monday 5th October 2020 – Friday 9th October 2020

Pufferfish class to the rescue! Once again Olaf needed our help this week; he woke up on Monday morning with red spots all over his face! We had a zoom call with a doctor and she gave us some advice of how to help Olaf feel better. The children have written some fantastic letters to Olaf; we are so proud to see the enthusiasm in writing this week. In phonics, we have focused on the digraphs ‘ow’ and ‘ou’; the children have practised using these sounds to write words and simple sentences. Please encourage your child to use ‘pure sounds’ when reading, for further details please search ‘How to pronounce pure sounds - Oxford Owl’ (video).

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs.

 

 

                                                                       

 

Monday 28th September 2020 – Friday 2nd October 2020

 

This week we have been writing questions to prepare for a zoom meeting with a firefighter! We asked the firefighter our questions and recorded his answers in our English books using punctuation. On Monday, we officially started our ‘daily mile’ walk around the playground to stay fit and healthy. In art we have used colouring pencils, pastels and crayons to create some fantastic self portraits. On Wednesday we dressed up in gold, yellow and orange to support the ‘Gold Geese’ charity; we would like to thank you for your amazing generosity.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Ms Binns, Mrs Jones and Mrs Coombs.

 

                                                           

 

Monday 21st September 2020 – Friday 25th September 2020

 

Wow! What an exciting week in Pufferfish class. On Wednesday we had a zoom meeting with two detectives! They explained what their job involved and showed us some equipment, such as, a radio, handcuffs and an identification badge. The children then used their knowledge of phonics to create labels for the detective's equipment. In science we have been learning about the five senses; we then wrote about how we use these senses when visiting a beach. In maths, we have been comparing different amounts, learning how to use the greater than and less than signs and practised number formation. In art we have created some fantastic Picasso inspired portraits using collage and colour.
We hope you have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Mrs Jones, Ms Binns and Mrs Coombs

 

                                                           

 

Monday 14th September 2020 – Friday 18th September 2020

 

In English this week we have been learning how to create a list; we asked Mrs Player to talk about the medical equipment she uses and the children then wrote lists independently. In maths, we have sorted objects in different ways, practised number formation, talked about the importance of counting reliably and recording our answers accurately. We have welcomed a new child into our class this week and it has been an absolute pleasure to see how kind your children really are. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Mrs Jones, Ms Binns and Mrs Coombs 

 


 

                
 

Thursday 3rd September 2020 – Friday 4th September 2020

 

The children have settled into Year 1 quickly and have adapted to the new school routines well. We saw lots of happy faces on Thursday and we look forward to working with you all this year.

 

Year 1 team.  

Wow! What a fantastic start to year 1! The children have settled into Pufferfish class beautifully and we have been talking about our ASPIRE values.
We have discussed the importance of class rules and remember to ‘Always be the very best that we can be’.

 

We are overwhelmed with how your children have come into school and adapted to their new routines.

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Mrs Jones, Ms Binns and Mrs Coombs

 

 

Monday 7th September 2020 – Friday 11th September 2020

 

This week we have been writing about our summer holidays; the children used their knowledge of phonics to write simple sentences. We also discussed how to use capital letters and full stops in our writing. On Monday, the children very much enjoyed their swimming lesson and we were very impressed how quickly they got changed. On Wednesday, the children enjoyed their ASSA session in the beautiful sunshine; they listened carefully to instructions and completed five different activities. In music, we listened to the song ‘Lovely Day’ by Bill Withers and explored how rhythm and beat is used.

Please encourage your child to read and practise their wordsheet every night, your support is invaluable and really does make a difference.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Cotton, Mrs Jones, Ms Binns and Mrs Coombs

 

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