It has been another packed week in the Puffins class which has included electrical circuits, David Attenborough, rounding and how to be a good teacher. Read on to find out more…
In English this week we concluded our unit on Diary Entries by editing and improving our work using our special Editing pencils. The children thought about whether they had used all of the features in our toolkit for a Diary Entry and what vocabulary they could add to improve their writing even more. We worked on including expanded noun phrases and a greater variety of descriptive vocabulary. We also began our new unit of Biographies. This began with us reading our WAGOLL about David Attenborough and creating a symbol map for it, as well as acting it out. Have a look at our symbol maps and see if you can spot the symbols that go with the words.
Maths has involved us learning about Roman Numerals and how they relate to the numbers we use now. Can you explain this True or False question to your grown up?
This linked to our work on ten more and ten less as well as rounding up and down to the nearest 10.
Within Science we built our own simple circuits thinking about how we can ensure safety when using electricity. We learnt the scientific symbols for a number of different electrical components and thought about how we could make these circuits more complex. Have a look at some of our circuits below.
RE this week involved us thinking about what Christians believe makes Jesus a good teacher. We learnt about the parable of the two builders and how having a good foundation in life is important for us to grow and develop. The children then thought about what foundations they have in their life and also about the values that they and others have that are important to them.
In our History lessons this week we focused on the childhood of Anglo-Saxons. We learnt about the things that were expected of Anglo-Saxon children and how when they reached the grand old age of 10 they were considered as an adult. Although we thought this would be a good thing it also meant that they could be punished as adults if they committed a crime. Not such a positive. We also played some Nine-Men’s Morris which was a popular Anglo-Saxon game.
As usual spellings for Monday’s test (2nd October 2023) are on the Spelling area of the Class Page and on spelling shed too.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.