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Welcome to Puffins Class!


On this page you will find links and photos of things we have done recently and what we will be looking forward to in the future.


We will be regularly updating the photos of the learning activities we have got up to, so please come back again soon.


If you would like any further information about the learning we have covered, or the forth-coming learning topics, please don’t hesitate to come and see us. We will also post topic overviews for the term and homework tasks on the classroom noticeboards.


Term 1

Welcome back to a new school year.

We hope you will find the following information useful for settling your child into his or her new class in Years 1 or 2.


Reading book / reading record book

Your child should take his or her reading book home every evening.  We would like your child to change his/ her reading book whenever you feel it is appropriate.  Reading boxes are stored outside Robins and Kingfishers classrooms. Higher level book boxes are stored in the library.

Your child will read regularly to an adult in school. In addition, reading is taught in class through guided reading groups and through shared reading and writing in Literacy lessons.


Homework books

Each week on a Wednesday your child will be set homework. The children will be given a task in their homework book to be completed and returned by the following Monday. Your child will also have a separate spelling book with suggested activities to help them practise and learn these ready for testing in school. It is important these books are kept at home throughout the week and not returned until Monday to ensure you have them available for regular practise.



Please make sure that your child has his/her P.E. kit in school every day.  Please ensure that all clothing is clearly named in a named bag to be left on your child’s peg.  This term we will be doing both indoor and outdoor P.E.  Your child will need the following items:

• Pair of dark shorts
• Plain white t-shirt or you may buy a plain coloured t-shirt in your child’s team colour
• Pair of plimsolls/daps/trainers


School Items

Please can we remind you to clearly label and name all items children bring into school in permanent pen - this will ensure they are quickly returned to your child.



Your child may bring a small, named, clear plastic bottle of still, unflavoured water to school each day.  All bottles do need to be taken home each day.


Parent Helpers

Teachers are always appreciative of any support parents can give to help in the classroom.  If you are interested please see your child’s teacher to arrange convenient times.  Please can we remind you that all parent helpers must have had a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  If you are interested in helping, but haven’t had this done, please enquire at the office.



Term 1
This term our topic has been Pirates. We have been learning how to speak like a pirate, where the oceans of the world are that the pirates travel on and have started to investigate materials that float in order to create our own pirate ships. We have also been learning lots about number and using the language less than, more than and equal to. Later this term we designed and made our pirate ships and were very impressed when they all floated with a treasure chest and pirate aboard.
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Gemma came to visit us from Wiltshire Wildlife. She explained to us how the rubbish we drop can travel to the sea and can hurt the animals and fish in the sea. We made some turtles, fish, crabs and jellyfish to remind us how we can keep our seas clean by not dropping litter.
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Term 2

Our topic this term has been Let's Celebrate. We have looked at different celebrations including Bonfire night, Remembrance Sunday and the Diwali. We created firework art using paint and different objects to print with, wrote poems about fireworks using all of our senses, created poppy wreaths in our teams, and used clay to create Diva lights. 

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