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Puffins Class 2022/23


Welcome to Puffins Class at Greenleas Derwent Road. Both myself, Mr Pearce (Class Teacher), and Mrs Culley (Class Teaching Assistant) are pleased to welcome you to our class page. Please come and talk to us to discuss your children's celebrations, achievements and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have. 


We are looking forward to getting to know each other and having a great year playing, learning and growing together. On this page we will be sharing our learning journey. Throughout the year we will be sharing snapshots of our learning through photographs. This will provide you with a fun way to talk to your child about their learning and share in their experiences.


We have had lots of fun this half term learning about shapes, balances and sequences in gymnastics. Today we have been practicing our shapes and balances of different equipment. We practiced tuck, straight shape, star shape and straddle on the equipment.

Our learning is week…

​​​​​​​Have a look below for some of our learning from this week.

World Book Day

​​​​​​​We had great fun on World Book day, sharing books with our friends and children from other classes. We also had lots of fun sharing our headbands that we decorated at home with our friends and telling everyone about our favourite book. We did lots of World Book Day activities, including drawing and writing about our favourite books and acting out our favourite stories.

Some of our learning…

​​​​​​​We have had great fun this week learning some woodwork and practicing drilling. So far we have learnt how to hammer, screw and join materials. Drilling is our last skill before we begin to create different models. This week we have also been writing our own stories, investigating friction using car ramps and also building using large construction.

Pattan’s Pumpkin and More Learning this Half Term

We have continued to learn about our talk4writing text ‘Pattan’s Pumpkin’. We have started to use our phonics to begin to write our own words and phrases. In handwriting we have practiced spirals, and drawn our own snails as we found spirals on a snails shell. We have also enjoyed now reading to each other and reading our key texts ‘Whatever Next’ and ‘Goodnight Moon’ to the whole class.


Start of the Autumn Term 2

We have started lots of exciting learning this half term. Including learning our new talk4writing text ‘Pattan’s Pumkpin’ as well as sharing stories, celebrating Diwali and learning about clay.

Our First Day in Reception

Say hello to all of our Puffins for 22-23. We look forward to an exciting year working together and having an exciting learning adventure. 


Forest School

We had great fun this week exploring our forest school and thinking about seasonal change. We worked together to find things that showed us it is turning into Autumn. We found lots of fallen leaves, acorns, we saw a squirrel collecting nuts and we found a hedgehog house where hedgehogs might start to hibernate. We also went on a nature colour hunt to see all the colours we could find in our natural world.