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Leiston Primary School

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. 



What are we learning in Autumn term?



We will be exploring the following two texts, The Jolly Postman (Autumn 1) and Winter Sleep (Autumn 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.



Exploring the properties, similarities and differences between everyday materials and what they can be used for.



Our School - explore school environment using first-hand observation and experience to enhance their awareness along with essential map skills and fieldwork.



Exploring various artists and techniques. 



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:


Support your child further with Maths