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Welcome to the Puffins' class page!
 

We are the youngest in school and are always "busy learning".

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Miss Ellinor is the class teacher and she is supported by Mrs Adams, Mrs Webb and Mrs Davis - our teaching assistants.

 

 

Every day we use our "Today is..." board to help us learn the days of the week and understand about time - such as days, weeks, months and years. Autumn is a great time to talk about the weather and how it changes. Did you see the pictures up there of our Autumn walk? There were so many colours we named!


Lots of our work this term has been about phonics. We use Jolly Phonics to learn sounds for graphemes.
We then practise our letter formation and handwriting. Here is some of our mark making:

 

 

In Literacy, we have been learning the story of The Three Little Pigs and have enjoyed our own construction area!

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We also learnt the story of The Little Red Hen - it's one of our favourites!
We made bread with Mrs Adams just like in the story.

 

 

In Maths, we have been practising counting to ten (and even twenty!) and putting these numbers in order. We have also been hunting different shapes we can see. We're very good at using clever words like "bigger", "smaller", "taller", "shorter", "straight", "curved" and lots lots more to describe 2D and 3D shapes that we see.

In Puffins, we love Expressive Arts and Design! Messy play is lots of fun but also links all of our learning together. We get to play lots of instruments - sometimes LOUDLY and sometimes quietly. We are getting better and louder at singing. Make sure you come and listen to our angel song in the Christmas play!

Throughout the year, links will be added for ways to help your children's learning and you can also see what we have been busy doing in class.

Have fun looking!

 
 

Spring Term 2018

Through our topic this term the children will be exploring light and dark, learning about light sources, shadows and nocturnal animals. Where possible we base our learning around our Literacy text. This term we will be looking at the stories Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson alongside non fiction and poetry texts linking to Pancake Day, Mothers Day, Chinese New Year and Easter. In Maths we will be magic mathematicians exploring numbers 0-20, adding and subtracting and solving number problems. We will also be exploring position, weight, capacity, 3d shapes and money.  

The children enjoyed going on a light and dark walk around the school. 

We found out that our class monkey Pat is a little bit afraid of the dark🙈 so the children used their imagination to create things to teach him not to be. Some made sticklebrick torches, junk model night lights and others wrote him letters! You'll be pleased to know Pat is no longer afraid🐵👍🏼. 

 

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The children love the painting programmes on purple mash and particularly enjoyed this 'Owl Babies' themed one. 💻
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We have been testing our tastebuds this term trying different pancake fillings for Pancake Day and a variety of Chinese food for Chinese New Year. 🍜🍋🍚
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When it snowed we found Night Monkey and Day Monkey playing one morning and wrote news reports about what had happened. 🙈❄️😇
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The children have really enjoyed Julia Donaldson's Night Monkey Day Monkey, particularly making monkey shadows puppets and having them star in their own shadow puppet shows in the classroom. We also explored our shadows out on the playground.⛅️

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