Puffin Class Latest News
The children in Puffins have all settled amazingly well into their new classroom.
This term we have been learning all about winter and what clothes we need to wear to keep ourselves warm along with watching the changes taking place outside as we change from Autumn to Winter. The Puffins really enjoyed learning about what sort of animals live in cold places, creating some wonderful winter art work for our display.
The children were introduced to Diwali, the festival of lights. They were able to play with clay, using their hands to explore the texture and create their own clay Diwa light, along with creating Mehndi hand patterns.
The Puffins have been able to experience lots of cooking this term. We have made home-made pizzas, mince pies, shortbread, and cookies. The children were able to measure out the required ingredients, and learned to use utensils and tools correctly and safely.
The children have enjoyed learning about Christmas. We have had a Santa’s grotto in the classroom and they have enjoyed pretending to be Santa, delivering presents to their friends. We have made reindeer decorations and learned lots of Christmas songs. The Puffins loved having parents to play in their classroom for a stay and play, when they sang the Christmas songs they had learned. Their Christmas lunch beforehand was delicious! The children have also been lucky enough to be invited to watch the older children performing their Christmas plays, which they thoroughly enjoyed. The Puffins were fantastic when they participated in our Christmas nativity service at St James' Church.
The Puffins have begun to have a short PE lesson with the Premier Sport teacher, Mr White. They have learned to throw and catch a ball, move in different ways, and recently playing a game of hide the marker for their friends to find. We have had several sessions in the school hall using the climbing apparatus, developing the children’s gross motor skills and spatial awareness. We have also introduced a weekly visit to the school library, giving the children the opportunity to choose a book to take home and share with their parents, encouraging their interest in books.
We hope the children enjoy their Christmas break and look forward to seeing you all return in the New Year!