Look at what we've been learning 2019 and 2020

Welcome to Puffin class!

Week ending 6th November

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

Woodland Wonders!
We are nearly near the end of our first term as Nature Detectives in Puffin class!
Please remember gloves and warm clothing so we can enjoy ourselves as much as possible outdoors.
If you are able to help there are still spaces available, please see Mrs Franks or sign up on the rota outside Puffin class.  A rota to sign up for Spring term will soon be available.

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’

Headteachers award-Oliver

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’.

Headteachers award-Toby

Sports award-William O

Writer award-Felicity


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’

Reception class are looking so smart in their new school uniforms!
We are beginning our exciting learning journey in Puffin class. 
Puffin class have been getting to know our new classroom and each other.
We have been exploring stories about starting school and we have
read stories about Elmer the elephant with colour and pattern.