Look what we've been learning!

Nature Detectives!
The woods are great fun on a Tuesday afternoon!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who have already signed up to help, there are plenty of spaces for after half term. We need 3 additional adults to enable us to go to the woods each week. Please do sign up to help out on the list outside the classroom.
Week beginning 15th October
We read Tasty Poems to start our week and also looked at Pumpkin Soup.  We spent time getting ready for our Parents café as a celebration of the end of our Yummy Scrummy topic.  We really enjoyed sharing our phonic skills and learning journals with our parents.  
In phonics we practised our blending skills in lots of games- playing I Spy treasure hunts, pass the parcel and musical statue phonics.  
In maths we practised our number recognition, number writing and also ordering numbers up to 10 and beyond.
We were sad to say goodbye to Miss Haigh as she gets ready to welcome her baby.  Mrs Franks popped in to meet us and say hello.  She will be teaching in Puffin on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Happy half term.
Week beginning October 8th 2018
We read and enjoyed the stories Oliver's Fruit Salad and Handa's Surprise. In the classroom we enjoyed exploring fruit and juicing it. We wrote the initial sound for our favourite fruit.
In phonics, we learned to read the word and, we practised blending and we learned the sounds g, o, c  and k. We really love our phonics sessions. Please continue to help us practise at home.
In maths, we recognised, ordered and compared numbers. We also practised counting objects accurately to match the numeral. In the woods we made crowns and made Autumn potions, they smelled lovely!
We enjoyed celebrating the Harvest Festival with the rest of the school.
Week Beginning 1st October
This week we explored vegetables. There were vegetables all over the classroom for us to explore and investigate. We read 'Supertato' and 'The Enormous Turnip' and participated in lots of activities related to this theme. We acted out the story and made our own class version called 'The Enormous Courgette'.
In maths, we practised counting and number recognition. We also weighed objects that we found in the classroom using balance scales and used vocabulary like heavier, lighter, more and less.
In phonics we learned the phonemes i, n, m, d. Every phoneme has a caption and an action! We practised blending words using these phonemes, including the fairy (high frequency) words it, at, as, in. 
We had our first Nature Detectives session in the woods and it was brilliant!
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Cafe on Monday 15th October at 2.30pm in Puffin classroom.
Headteachers Award: Isobel

Sports Award: Gregory

Week beginning 24th September

This week we started our Yummy Scrummy topic. We read, enjoyed and explored the story of The Little Red Hen and The Little Red Hen Makes Pizza. We even made our own flatbreads.

In maths, we recognised different 2D shapes (rectangle, square, circle, triangle, etc) and we practised our counting skills and finding the matching numeral.

Our phonics journey has started. We love the Storytime Phonics Fairy. Last week she introduced us to the sounds s, a, t and p. Please ask us to show you the actions, we would be delighted to. Thank you to everybody who joined us for our Reading and Phonics information session.

On Friday we went to our first celebration assembly. Congratulations to the following children who received an award.

Headteacher award - Toby

Sport award - Curtis

Writer of the week - Emily

Don’t forget that Nature Detectives starts on Tuesday 2nd October.

Week beginning 17th September

What a busy week we had. We are still getting to know new routines, school rules and the names of the other children in Puffin Class. We have enjoyed using different resources in the classroom and staying for school lunches and playtime with the whole school. Well done to all of the children who come into the classroom independently in the morning.

We have enjoyed looking at different patterns and creating our own. We read and enjoyed Pants and My Mum and Dad make me laugh. On Friday, we had a lovely tea party with Swift and Wren class. We enjoyed tasting the goodies that they made for us! Next week we will be starting phonics and our new topic.

Our first week
What a busy time we have had during our first few days at school! We have been busy getting to know each other and finding our way around our new classroom, school and playground.
Elmer has helped us think about patterns and colours in our busy learning.  Do come and have a look at our classroom displays.  We have also played rhyming games and taken part in our first PE.