Welcome to Puffins Class 2018-2019
Welcome back. Our topic this half term will be 'Bears.' Throughout the topic we will also be exploring different celebrations and cultures. Please see our topic web for further details.
Going on a Bear Hunt
We began our Bear topic with a 'wow' day to introduce it. A bear cave arrived in the classroom overnight and Mrs Cosby bravely agreed to investigate the cave with the help of Swans and Puffins. Inside the cave we found a basket containing a book- 'Going on a Bear Hunt' and some sensory bottles to depict the different parts of the story. We had fun acting out and telling the story together, feeling relieved that the bear was no where to be found in our cave.
Later that morning we made a jam or honey sandwich to take on a walk to the outdoor classroom. We found story clues on the way and re-enacted out our favourite parts of the story as we walked through the Woodland Walk. Despite the bear sounds we heard, the bear was no where to be seen as we arrived at the outdoor classroom for our yummy sandwiches.
British Values Day
We celebrated British Values Day by learning about the Rule of Law. We began the day with a whole school assembly where the year four children pitched their ideas for resourcing the quiet room. A room that will be available to children at a scheduled lunchtime as an alternative to the playground. Following the assembly we voted for our favourite craft. After some activities in the classroom we had a visit from a community police officer to tell us about her role. Many crafts were available for the children to enjoy, including; making their own handcuff, colouring, warrant cards, police badges and hats. In the afternoon we shared the story of Giraffes Can't Dance and thought about how it is important to respect one another, linking to our Greenlea's Promise.
Reception celebrated Diwali Day on Wednesday 7th November. The children came to school dressed in bright colours and participated in a range of exciting activities. Activities included; tasting traditional foods, henna tattoos, Rangoli patterns, diva lamps and sparklers.
Tasting Different Fruits
We have been reading the story of Handa's Surprise and as part of our topic work we tasted the fruits that were in Handa's basket.
Walk to the post box
We all took a walk to the local post box to post our invitations to our Grandparents to invite them to join us in class in a few weeks. We used the walk as an opportunity to be letter and number detectives and also looked for signs of Autumn.Thank you to all the parent helpers who walked with us and kept us safe.