Puffins – Reception

Welcome to Puffins Class Page

We are a Reception class

Our class teacher is Miss O’Kane

Our library day is Thursday.

Please return homework folders to school by Tuesday.

Our P.E days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Royal Family

Over the past two weeks we have been learning about families, including our own family and the British Royal Family. We have really enjoyed looking through the Puffins family albums together and the children were very proud to tell the class about the people in the photographs. We made our own crowns using printing sponges to create a repeating pattern on the band and added different collage pieces to the front.

Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

We really enjoyed our visit from Chaplins Panto theatre company. They put on a great show and we especially enjoyed the music as we could sing along to some of the songs.

Santa and his reindeer visit!

We were lucky enough to have a visit from Santa this week! He brought his elves and two of his reindeer. He got to feed the reindeer (did you know that they actually prefer eating moss to carrots?). We spoke to Santa and he told us that we had been very kind and sensible this year. He gve us a bag full of presents for the class, we got some new playdoh, playdoh toys and some new books.

 

Investigating Money

We have been learning about money in Reception over the past two weeks. The children have become more familiar with the dfferent coins, naming their value and ordering them. They have been sorting them and describing their size, colour and shape. We have been playing shop and discussing all of the different things that we need to buy with money.

Creating an underwater scene by blending watercolour paints together

Learning about some interesting animals

Jill Reynolds came into school to show the children some very interesting and unusual animals. We saw a chinchilla, a toad, a snake and an owl. The children learned all about their diet, their habitat and some interesting facts.

Pumpkins

The children used their hands to take the seeds out of the pumpkins. They came up with words to describe how it felt such as squishy, slimy and gooey.

 

How? Wow! Science Week

This week we carried out a range of science investigations. We talked about the materials we would be using and made predictions about what we thought might happen.

-Mentos reacting in a fizzy drink

-Mentos reacting in cola with a balloon on top.

-Bouncing raisins

-Blowing bubbles

Zog by Julia Donaldson

Today we read the story of Zog. We found his school adventures funny and we loved that the princess really wanted to become a doctor. We painted pictures and made models of dragons and pretended that we were doctors treating patients just like in the book.

Fine Motor Activities

The children are working on developing their fine motor skills. Activities such as bead threading, picking up pom poms using plastic tweezers and transferring coloured water using pipettes really help to strengthen the muscles in their hands and develop fine motor control. This supports the children with their writing as it develops their pencil control, grip and pressure.

Leaf Crafts

Thank you for sending us in lots of different leaves, conkers and other bits from your Autumn walks. This week we made hedgehog leaf collages and leaf rubbings.

Letter formation 

We have been practicing forming diffeent letters. We have used a range of media including chalk, paint, flour and plastic counters to write letters using the correct formation.

 

We have had a brilliant start to Reception in Puffins class! The children have been getting used to their new school routine and have had lots of fun playing both outdoors and indoors, making new friends. Please remember to send your child into school wearing their outdoor P.E. kit (red tracksuit, white t-shirt and black pumps) on Wednesday morning with their uniform in their P.E. bags.

Take a look at some of the fun activites that we have been doing so far!