Week ending 14th February
We have been very busy learners over the last three weeks of this half term!
Cong hey Fat Choy! We have celebrated Chinese New Year in lots of different ways including dragon dances, making, painting, drawing, writing and even cooking yummy Chinese Spring rolls!
The rest of our time has been spent exploring and retelling lots of traditional stories. We have got to know the different characters, decided which are favourites and we have even learnt the Three Bears Rap ready to perform to our adults.
We have also explored money, capacity and simple number calculations.
In Phonics we have discovered some new Phase 3 Tricky Troll words:
‘they ‘all’ ‘you’ and ‘my’
We have also learnt some new diagraphs and trigraphs with ‘ure’ ‘er’ ‘oo’ ‘ar’ ‘or’ ‘ow’ ‘oi’ ‘ear’ air’
As always continue to apply our learning through our play and busy learning time.
Headteachers award- Bebe, Otis, Tegan
Olympic Values- Vinnie, Rufus, Felix G
Star writers- Toby, Fearne, Ella
Happy Half Term!
Week ending 17th January
This week we have explored different versions of some very well known traditional stories. We read Jack and the Beanstalk and later in the week we followed this with the less well known Jim and the Beanstalk! This created lots of learning opportunities including counting and measuring beanstalks, role play and we even planted our own beans to grow in our classroom.
In phonics we are continuing to add to our tricky words with ‘my’ and we are practising our decoding skills using digraphs, ‘oa’ and ‘oo’
Headteacher award- Ronnie
Olympic award- Rosie
Star writer- Vinnie
Week ending 11th January
Welcome back to Puffin class 2020! This week we explored numbers from 0-20. In phonics we revisited and reviewed digraphs and trigraphs ‘ai’ ‘ee’ and ‘igh’.
We began our new topic on traditional stories called ‘Once Upon a Time’. We will have lots of learning opportunities through our different stories to look forward to this half term.
Head teacher award- Isabella
Olympic award- Rory
Week ending 13th December
Puffin class had a terrific time performing in our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Nativity.
We did a dress rehearsal at the beginning of the week and two further performances for our adults and families.
This week we have continued revisiting and reviewing our sounds and tricky words we have learnt so far this term.
We had a final Nature Detectives for this term, making and leaving a trail of food for the reindeers.
On our final week we will continue to explore some Christmas themed stories which are inspiring us with our counting, writing and creative activities.
Happy Christmas everyone!
Headteacher award- All of Puffin class
Olympic values- Arthur
Star writer- Bethany
Week ending 6th December
Nativity practise is well under way for the Puffins and other classes!
This week we went on a special trip to the Christmas Tree festival at Meldreth church, we enjoyed exploring the beautiful displays and later drawing and writing about our favourite Christmas trees.
In maths we explored finding 1 less than a number and some subtraction calculation activities.
In phonics we continued to add to our building knowledge of sounds for reading and writing with digraphs ‘ng’ ‘ch’ ‘th’ ‘sh’
Headteachers award- Vinnie
Olympic Values award-Alice
Week ending 29th November
This week was our final week on our topic ‘Tell me a story’ we discussed our favourite books and characters from the books we have explored and we made our own book to celebrate the stories of Julia Donaldson.
In Maths we are continuing to develop our number skills with counting and adding groups of objects.
In phonics we explored the digraphs ‘ch’ ‘th’ ‘sh’ and ‘ng’
We have some new tricky words ‘me’ ‘we’ ‘he’ ‘be’ and ‘she’
Headteachers award- Felicity
Olympic Values award- Tegan
Star Writer- Charlotte
Week ending 22nd November
This week we enjoyed reading and learning using the story and characters from the well known story ‘The Gruffalo’. We created story maps and even our own Gruffalo style creatures. In Maths we carefully counted Gruffalos and other animals and used them to practise our adding skills.
In Phonics we learnt phonemes and actions for ‘x’ ‘y’ ‘z’ and ‘qu’
Headteachers award- Fearne
Olympic values award- Louis
Star writer- Rory
Week ending 15th November
This week in Puffin class it has begun to feel a bit Christmassy with some preparations for our Christmas performance in December.
We have also continued our topic Tell me a Story with ‘What the Ladybird Heard’. We used the story to explore characters and sequencing events. We have begun to explore addition including making 6 in different ways.
In phonics we had a Phase 2 revision week where we practiced all our phonemes learnt so far and revisited the tricky troll words ‘I’ ‘no’ ‘go’ ‘to’ ‘the’.
We continue to put our sounds knowledge into action with practice segmenting and blending words for reading.
Headteachers award- William P
Olympic Values award- Amelia
Star writer- Ellie
Week ending 8th November
This week we have continued our Tell me a Story topic exploring stories by Julia Donaldson. We even made stickmen and his family as one our challenges during Nature Detectives. We also practiced our measuring skills, we measures objects and ourselves using the language of measures.
In phonics we learnt some new sounds ‘ss’ ‘j’ ‘v’ ‘w’
Headteachers award- Bethany
Olympic Values award- Esme
Writer award- Bebe
Week ending 1st November
We have settled back into a new half term. We welcomed the parents to try out some cake decorating and phonic activities. We also celebrated Divalli the festival of light with activities in the classroom and during our nature Detectives session.
We have begun a new topic called ‘Tell me a Story’ which is all about stories written by Julia Donaldson.
In maths we have been practising our accurate counting, number recognition and finding 1 more and 1 less than a number.
In Phonics we are learning the tricky troll words ‘I’ ‘no’ ‘go’ to’ and ‘the’ and sounds ‘h’ ‘b’ ‘f’ ‘ff’ ‘ll’
Olympic values award-Charlotte
Writer award- Rufus
Week ending 18th October
Puffin class have completed their first half term at school!
We finished off our busy half term with a brilliant scooter-thon to raise money for Shepreth Wildlife Park Hedgehog Rescue.
In phonics we learnt some new sounds ‘ck’ ‘u’ ‘e’ ‘r’ and we met the Tricky Word Troll, who taught us our first tricky words ‘to’ and ‘the’.
Sports award-William O
Week ending 11th October
We have enjoyed learning all about The Little Red Hen this week, the little red hen had to grow and make the bread all by herself. We talked about how the characters felt and decided it would be kind to be friendly and helpful. Later in the week we read a story where the little red hen made pizzas, we decided to make our own which smelt and tasted delicious!
In Maths we have been practising our accurate counting, our number recognition and ordering skills.
In Phonics we have discovered the actions for the phonemes ‘g’ ‘o’ ‘c’ ‘k’.
Head teachers award- Ella
Sports award- Felix L
Writer award- Arthur
Week ending 4th October
This week we finished off the week celebrating Harvest with a whole school assembly.
In class we enjoyed reading and learning all about Oliver’s Fruit Salad and The Enormous Turnip.
We made our own fruit kebabs and talked about our favourite fruits and their initial sounds. We explored shape and patterns with shape pictures and vegetable printing in our Maths.
In Phonics we learnt some new sounds ‘I’ ‘m’ ‘n’ ‘d’
We are using our sounds to make some simple words and we are practising our segmenting and blending skills.
Week ending 27th September
Hi everyone, what a busy week we have had! Puffin class have had some full days at school and we have started our new topic on food called Yummy Scrummy.
We have started our Phase 2 phonics, this week we have learnt the sounds and actions for:
‘s’ ‘a’ ‘t’