Welcome to Puffins!
The Class Teacher is Miss Crichton.
The LSA is Mrs Gregory.
Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays.
We kindly ask that long hair is tied back and earrings are removed or ear tape is worn on these days.
This half of term our topic is 'Ahoy!' (The Titanic)
Our Autumn 1 topic was 'Shiver me Timbers'
'What a Wonderful World' Legacy Week
As part of our Wonderful World Legacy week, the Puffins learnt about different types of renewable energy. We particularly focused on wind energy and the children had a fantastic time making windmills and writing instructions. The Puffins also went on a trip to the woods where they investigated how to make a kite from a plastic bag, sticks and string. The children enthusiastically tested and improved their designs showing many of the schools CIRCUS skills.
KS1 Giant Sing: Barnaby Bear goes into Space
Today the Puffins (and their teddy bears) were invited, by the Hampshire Music Service, to take part in the KS1 Giant Sing at the Anvil in Baskingstoke. Barnaby Bear took us all on an adventure, in his rocket, to lots of different planets. The children had a brilliant time and had the opportunity to sing with other KS1 children from a variety of schools. Some of the children were particularly interested in how the lights and smoke were controlled and in the different pictures of space that were shown. A fantastic time was had by all the children and even our Smannell and Enham bear 'Crumbs' enjoyed the show.
Parents and Grandparents Tea Party
At our parents and grandparents tea party, both the children and grown-ups had a fantastic afternoon playing with Mr Ablett's steam train track, playing traditional games and eating cake and biscuits. There were lots of games being played by everyone including Twister, Jacks, Ker Plunk and Connect Four and it was lovely to see the children so excited to play them with the grown ups.
Puffins' Model Steam Train Surprise
On the day of our parents and grandparents tea party, the children were greeted by a surprise when they walked into the classroom. In the classroom there was a model train set complete with signals, steam trains and carriages. The children were very excited to see and operate a steam train like the train in the story of The Railway Children, which we have been learning to retell. Mr Ablett also very kindly stayed in the classroom for the morning and showed the children the different features of the steam trains, the track and explained how to use the switches on the track to change the train's route.
Mary's Knitting Nativity
The children will be given a home learning grid every half term. They need to try to do as any of the activities as possible to earn points. They can bring them into school as and when they have finished each one or a few at a time. I will also be setting spellings so please could the children bring their home learning folders back on Thursdays so that we can add this work.
This year Puffin class will be having a reading challenge. For every 10 minutes that the children read for they will move up a rocket. There will be 20 rockets and when the children reach this they will then jump onto the next planet and start again. The children will be rewarded and receive a certificate for every time they make a new jump onto a planet. Any books that the children read at home can be counted towards the reading challenge.
Link to school phonics page
Useful sheet for KS1 phonics blending sounds/phonemes which can be used to practice phonics and also for spellings.
High Frequency words (Phonics)
Online Learning Links