12th June 2019
We went on our school trip to Longdown Dairy Farm today. We had great fun feeding the goats their food, feeding kids their milk, holding chicks and guinea pigs, stroking very large rabbits, carefully carrying newly laid eggs for the farmer, seeing baby piglets and going on a bumpy tractor ride! We were very lucky to miss the rain too! We also took some selfies on the bus!
10th June 2019
Today we had a special assembly from Sue and her guide dog called Rachel. They visited us in our classroom and we got to ask lots of questions about how Rachel helps Sue. We even got to stroke Rachel (when Sue took off Rachel's lead!).
"Dogs have to go to puppy school to learn how to do tricks. Then they go and get an owner who is blind. They help them cross the road, not walk into things and protect them. They wear a Hi-Viz like policemen." Sebastian
"The guide dogs help people that's blind. They help them cross roads. They learn tricks at the dog school. When you say 'find the' Rachel will do it. Then she gets a treat!" Millie
7th June 2019
Today we celebrated D-Day. We had a special assembly with some visitors who told us what they thought D-Day was about. We made a very large collage of D-Day with the Owls which took us all day to make! We also had a picnic lunch and watched the Red Arrows performance. Here's what some of the Puffins think about D-Day...
"The soldiers died because they wanted us to have peace. They went on boats because they couldn't swim across the water. They had to shoot the baddies to let us be in peace. The girls helped as well, they were brave, because I know when I saw them in assembly those gentlemen looked brave and kind." Raven
"We celebrate D-Day because the people who died for us let us live in peace. They came in big boats and landed in France on the beaches. We were fighting against Germany." Theo
"D-Day is a special day. The men fought in the war. They came in big ships and landed on the beaches. Some landed on the land. They came in jets like the Red Arrows. They did a heart shape in the air and went really fast." Ajai
22nd May 2019
We have been learning all about animals this week. Today we had special visitors from the vets. They taught us about their job and what they do and how to look after animals when they are poorly.
We had 30 seconds to see how many jumps we could do on the bouncy castle! We had great fun!
7th March 2019
We have been learning all about the Gruffalo this week! We have made Gruffalo biscuits, made a Gruffalo in the craft area and created a collage of a character from the story. We have also been learning to retell the story using actions to help us remember.
Today we celebrated World Book day by dressing up as our favourite story book character.
Thursday 14th February 2019
Today we walked to St Vincent College to watch their vaulting performance. We had great fun watching all the different techniques the students had been learning. We made our own masks for the performance and we got given glow sticks too! At the end of the show we all got up and danced to some music.
Friday 8th February 2019
This week we have been learning about the importance of exercise. We have been completing the daily mile challenge every morning!
Monday 4th February 2019
Today is Chinese New Year's eve! Yuxiang's mum from the Owls class came to visit us. She taught us about Chinese New Year and what her family does to celebrate.
"They put decorations up around the house" - Evie
"They have a festival. There's lots of dragons there" - Aaleahya
"Gong xi gong xi. That means happy new year" - Nalah
"The children get a little envelope with money inside" - Theo
Wednesday 30th January 2019
This week we have been learning about healthy food. Today Jane our cook and her team came in to teach us all about healthy food. We even had a delicious fruit kebab and smoothie!
"We need 5 fruit and vegetables a day." - Harry
"Bananas, apples, oranges, kiwi and carrots are good for you." - Archie
"You are only allowed to eat a little bit of cake and sweets." - Travis
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Today we had some children visit us all the way from China. We learnt about Chinese New Year, how to speak Mandarin and we watched some Kung-Fu. The children came to play with us in the afternoon. They told us about their school day and how it is different to schools in England.
Monday 7th January 2019
This week we have been learning the letter sounds s, a, t, p. I wonder if you can say these sounds at home?
Wednesday 19th December 2018
This afternoon we celebrated finishing our Nativities with a Christmas party! We had great fun and ate lots of food! We also had a special visitor!!
Wednesday 19th December 2018
Today we had our last Nativity performance! We were very confident singing and dancing in front of a large audience and we are very proud of ourselves :)
Wednesday 12th December 2018
Today Father Christmas visited us on his sleigh!
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Today our parents came to school for our Christmas Learning Hunt. We made lots of Christmas crafts together and had great fun!
Friday 16th November 2018
Today we came to school dressed in something spotty or Pudsey to help raise money for Children in Need.
Friday 9th November 2018
Today we had our remembrance assembly on South Campus. We walked very sensibly, showed respect during the assembly and some children laid poppies outside.
"We wear poppies to remember the people who died in the war" - Theo
Thursday 8th November 2018
The children have been challenging themselves in Plan Do Review this week, linking to Maths! We've had careful counting to 10 using spiders, recognising and counting 1p coins in our nail bar role play and selecting big and small shoes for a character on Education City.
Tuesday 30th October 2018
We had Open Box theatre company visit us today! They performed Aesop's Fables to us. We laughed so much and had great fun watching it! They showed us how to perform to an audience and we've been practicing it in the Puffin's class by learning our story of the week 'Goldilocks'. We used loud, clear voices and actions to help us tell the story.
Max - "I liked them when they were cleaning because I thought it was going to be water but it was paper!"
Theo - "I liked all of it because it was so funny!"
Evie - "I liked the bunny character, you have to try, try, try."
Millie - "The wolf was naughty because he was lying. Don't tell lies be honest."
Wednesday 17th October 2018
Today we made our own tasty sandwich! We carefully spread butter on our bread, cut it in half and then chose 2 different fillings for each sandwich.
Aaleahya - "I make sandwiches at home with mummy. We make some for Kelvin. He likes ham and cheese like me. I like ham best, it tastes good!"
Sebastian - "I love butter it tastes so delicious. I liked just the butter one the best."
Oliver - "Sandwiches make us nice and strong!"
Friday 5th October 2018
This week we have been learning the story of the Gingerbread Man. On Wednesday we made our very own gingerbread men. We thought about our senses as we made them.
"Ingredients tell us how to make gingerbread men. It's hard, it's brown cos' we put sugar in it." - Saihaan
"It's gone sticky. The syrup made it sticky. We need to put him in the oven." - Ariana
"We're rubbing in the butter. It feels soft. It smells like gingerbread man already. It's gonna get cooked in the oven so get warm." - Jacob
Monday 1st October 2018
The Puffins have settled in very well and are enjoying making new relationships, learning the new rules and expectations and exploring the new resources!
Monday 18th June 2018
We had Sports day today! We all joined in lots of fun activities and races. 3 Puffins won their races and received a medal! We had great fun and were very tired in the afternoon!
Friday 15th June 2018
Today we celebrated Fathers Day. Our daddies and some of our mummies came in to help us make a paper aeroplane and then we flew them outside!
Wednesday 15th June 2018
We have been learning all about the farm for the last 2 weeks and today we went to visit Longdown Dairy Farm! We fed goats and kids, held chicks, stroked rabbits and guinea pigs and went on a very bumpy tractor ride! We saw lots of other animals too. We even collected eggs and carried them all the way back to the reception without dropping any!
Wednesday 6th June 2018
Today we had a Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist visit our class. They taught us all about their job role and how important they are for animals. We completed exciting activities including answering phone calls, putting bandages on poorly animals and using tweezers to pull out bones! We had great fun!
Thursday 24th May 2018
The Royal Navy visited us today! They taught us about how they provide security at sea. They even brought in a special machine to show us which takes images of the seabed in order to help detect mines.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Today we had members of the armed forces in to teach us all about their job. We learnt the importance of democracy and how the armed forces keep our country safe. It was really exciting trying the uniform on. We even got to be medics! We wore hats and gloves and wrapped bandages round injured arms and legs
Monday 30th April 2018
This week we are learning all about the police! Today we had two police officers visit us. They showed us their uniform, gadgets and we got to sit in their police car! They talked to us about their job and what it's like to be a policeman.
Monday 23rd April 2018
Today we did Bunny Bounce! We had great fun!
Wednesday 28th March 2018
Today the Pre-School children came to our school and we showed every one our Easter hats! The Pre-School children had made hats too. We also sang some songs together.
Tuesday 27th March 2018
The Easter bunny came to visit us today!
Monday 26th March 2018
Today we had our Easter Learning Hunt. Our adults came in to help us make an Easter hat, clay Easter egg and an Easter basket!
Monday 19th March - Friday 23rd March
Here are some pictures of what we have been choosing to learn in Plan, Do, Review this week! We've had a very coordinated game of skittles and 2 children recording the number of skittles knocked down. Alex was feeling very proud of the tall tower he made. He then put 3 towers in order of size. Alex said "this one's the shortest and this one's the tallest!". Jovie is showing her understanding of safety by ensuring the floor is dry. "We don't want anyone to slip!" she said. Stanley and Robert showed great effort in their writing this week and were feeling very proud of themselves.
Friday 9th February 2018
We had a Maths Stay and Play session today with our mummies and daddies! We showed them how we learn Maths in school in Year R.
"The apple trees were my favourite. We were learning to take away." - Ava-Rose
"I liked measuring how tall mummy was with the pens. Mummy had fun too." - Daniel
Wednesday 31st January 2018
We have been learning all about healthy food this week. Today Jane our cook and her team came in to talk to use all about healthy eating. We made a fruit kebab, drank a healthy smoothie and did some exercises.
Thursday 25th January 2018
This week we have been learning all about exercising and keeping fit. A PE coach came to visit us and told us about the importance of exercise. We also did some exercise routines, they were great fun!
Monday 22nd January 2018
We had very special visitors today! Rachel the guide dog came into our classroom and Mr and Mrs Wright told us all about how she helps them every day. We got to say hello to Rachel and stroke her too!
Wednesday 20th December 2017
Today we had our Christmas party! We had a special visitor who came and gave us presents too!
11th December 2017
We had great fun today at our learning hunt! Our mummies, daddies and grandma's came to school to help us make Christmas decorations. We made paper chains, lanterns, stained glass windows, clay candle holders and crackers!
Friday 24th November 2017
Today we celebrated Peter Puffin's 5th birthday! We made party hats, had jelly and cake and played party games in the hall. We also chose a birthday present for Peter, wrapped it up and gave it to him on his special day.
Friday 17th November 2017
Today we raised money for children in need. We all came to school wearing something spotty or wearing Pudsey on our clothes! We completed some fun Pudsey activities too!
Thursday 16th November 2017
This week we are learning the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Today we made porridge and put our favourite topping on top! It was yummy! Some of the children decided we should make porridge for the three bears to eat because Goldilocks ate their porridge. However, some children thought we should make some for Goldilocks because she might have just been hungry.
Wednesday 15th November 2017
We had great fun watching Open Box perform a box full of stories to us! They made us laugh a lot and taught us about the importance of sharing and telling stories.
Wednesday 1st November 2017
Today we went for an Autumn walk. We were finding things that remind us of Autumn.
Thursday 5th October 2017
Today we had a special lunch! We got to build our own burger or put our favourite toppings on our pizza!
Working with Lloyd from Art Attack.
We did some finger painting and used tissue paper to fill some of our designs.
Decorating and eating Gruffalo face biscuits. What does he look like?
Making Gruffalos out of cuboids.
Gruffalo writing and colouring.
We made a display with Gruffalo books and objects from home.
The Puffins experimented with ice and coloured salt water to make ice caverns. "It's melting because of the salt." "It's getting inside the ice." "The ice changed colour." "It looks like a volcano!" "This one has a hole in the middle of it."
It's cold and wet and makes my hands cold and red! It's melting.
Looking for signs of Winter.
What does Winter feel like, look like, sound like, smell like?
We wore the hats we had made and our party clothes.
We danced to Christmas songs and played "corners" with Year 1.
We ate lots of party food and Father Christmas came.
Mike helped us make our christingles.
We took them to our special christingle assembly where we learnt the history and meaning of them and sang "This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine ......"
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