Puffin - Mr Burch
Welcome to the Puffin Class!
Puffin class is taught by Mr Burch and supported by the wonderful teaching assistants Mrs Edwards - the morning - and Mrs Golding - in the afternoon.
On this page you will find lots of information about what we are learning and useful links to support you.
About Mr Burch
What are we learning in Spring term?
We will be exploring the following two texts, The Bee Who Spoke: A nature adventure by Al MacCuish and Rebecca Gibbon (Summer 1) and Pattan's Pumpkin by An Indian Flood Story by Chitra Soundar and Frané Lessac (Summer 2). We will be using a 'Talk for Writing' style approach alongside 'Power of Reading' to develop language, create story maps and develop our fluency in recalling key information and vocabulary from the texts that we read.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose scheme which focuses on developing reasoning and fluency techniques. Every Maths lesson will begin with counting forwards and backwards and in multiplies. You could help your child by practising counting to 100 forwards and backwards, as well as in multiples 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
This term we are learning:
- Length and height
- Position and direction
- Mass, capacity and temperature
The children will learn what plants need to stay healthy. They will have the opportunity to carry out their own investigations into what plants need to grow well. The children will also closely observe the inside of a seed and learn about the life cycle of a plant. They will also learn how plants look when they don’t get the things they need.
To develop an awareness of the past, knowing where people and events studied fit within a chronological framework and a knowledge of the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements in the context of learning about, and placing onto a timeline, some significant British monarchs since 1066.
Exploring various artists and techniques.
We will be exploring different types of percussions, including body percussion.
Basic skills - jumping, throwing, running and team games.
PE will be on a Thursday - Please come to school in PE kit.
Below are some links to support further learning at home:
As a school we use 'Read, Write, Inc.' as a scheme to help support our teaching of children to read (Phonics), the link below will take you to the parental page of the RWI website. This will give you access to understanding how a RWI lesson is taught, what it consists of and how you can support your child.
Support your child further with Phonics:
Find free reading books at: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Support your child further with Maths: