What was your favourite activity in the holiday?
This week has had a very Christmas theme. We have explore ordering Advent boxes, played a Christmas Tree phonics game and built Santa’s workshop. We have also continued active phonics and learnt about significant women in aviation. What a busy week!
Today, Kingfishers learnt all about the meaning of Advent. They began to understand which religion celebrates this special times, why it is called Advent and why many churches are decorated with wreaths holding 5 candles. The children then created a paper version of the Advent wreath. Please have a look at a few of the photographs below:
Art to Remember in Puffin Class
Puffin Class Enjoy Maths and Computing Week!
English DEAL ( Dramatic Engagement Active Learning)
This week we immersed ourselves in the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs. We started the week by making a class story map. Everyone talked a little about their knowledge of the story. We then discussed if the wolf was really a bad wolf. The question “Was the wolf actually bad?” was asked. Children then placed themselves along an opinion line and some children were asked to explain their reasoning for their choice - agree, disagree or not sure. The next session welcomed a special visitor to the classroom, none other than...The Big Bad Wolf! The children asked their pre-prepared questions and heard the wolf’s version of the story. They thought carefully about what the wolf had said and for the second time, they placed themselves on the opinion line. Many children had changed their minds! Session 3 introduced the class to the idea of a ‘freeze frame’. In small groups they were given a scenario from the story. They then had 10 minutes to work as a team to create a tableaux showing the scenario. When everyone was ready, each group showed their tableaux to the class, who had to guess which part of the story it was. Our final session challenged each child to retell and write the story in their own words.
What a fabulous start to Year 1 the puffins have made!