Puffin Class

Welcome to Puffin Class! 

We are all looking forward to having a fantastic year together!

 On this page you will find out what we will be learning each term, as well as some important information. Puffin class is taught by Miss McNab. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Bartlett, Miss Pickford and Mrs Spearing. 

Our PE days are on Wednesday (indoor PE) and Thursday (outdoor PE).  Please can you make sure your child has a full PE kit that they keep in school.

Link books need to be in school every day. Please make sure that you are reading at least five times a week. 

Term 4:

Below are the letters for term 4. 

Parent web Term 4 & 5 Pharaohs Y5/6

Jigsaw Homework Term 4 Pharaohs Y5/6

Parent Letter Term 4 & 5 Pharaohs Y5/6

Term 3:

On Tuesday, Y5 and 6 had an exciting trip to Aerospace Bristol! We all had a great time looking around the museum, going on the last Concorde and a rocket workshop! Have a look at some of the pictures from the day below. 

Y5&6 Aerospace Bristol Trip

We are starting our new topic for term 3 which is called 'Stargazers'. During this term we will be investigating planets and learning all about them. We will be taking a look at the moon and how it orbits the Earth! We had a fantastic hook event and have a very exciting trip to the Space Aeronautical Museum in Bristol later on this term! 

For our hook event, we all came back to school in the evening to do some stargazing! We were so lucky that it was such a clear night and we got to see so many stars and constellations. After stargazing, we finished the evening with some hot chocolate and biscuits. Have a look at some of the pictures of the event below. 

Y5/6 Stargazers Hook

Below are the letters that have been sent out for term 3. 

Term 3 Stargazers Hook letter

Term 3 Stargazers Parent web

Term 3 Stargazers Parent letter

Term 3 Stargazers Jigsaw homework

Term 2:

We have finished off term 2 with a Christmas party for year 5 and 6. We played lots of fun games like musical statues, pass the parcel and a team balloon race! After our party games, we enjoyed some party food and listened to some Christmas music. Take a look at some pictures of our fun filled afternoon! 

Y5/6 Christmas party

 

In science this term we have been looking at materials. This week we looked at reversible and irreversible changes. We did an experiment where we saw a change happen. Our investigation looked at how carbon dioxide gas is created when you mix vinegar with bicarbonate of soda! It was so much fun! Take a look at some of the pictures of the experiment below and maybe even have another go at home! 

Y5 Science experiment balloons

 

This week we had a fire safety session from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service. We learnt how to make choices that keep us and others safe as well as what to do in an emergency. We were then spilt into fire watch groups and given evidence to work out how a fire started, how did people know there was a fire and what advice we would give to stop it happening again. Have a look at some of the pictures of the session below! 

Puffin fire safety

Year 5 children were lucky enough to attend Dorcan and be apart of the Swindon Youth Festival of Literature. We spent the afternoon with Gareth P Jones! He is an author who has produced many books such as The Thornthwaite Inheritance, The Considine Curse and the Solve Your Own Mystery series. We all had such a great time where Gareth played some music for us, answered our questions and told us all about some of his books. Some of us managed to get a book signed by the author! Take a look below at some of the pictures from the event! 

Y5 Literature Festival Gareth P Jones

We are starting a new topic this term 'A Child's War'. This topic is all about World War 2! We had a fantastic hook day. During our WW2 hook, we sang songs which were popular at the time and were used to raise moral. We practised sheltering from an air raid and read letters from evacuated children. We found out about rationing, planned a menu and even made our own butter! It was delicious! We also learned how to put bandages on wounded soldiers. We all had a great time! 

 

Have a look below for the Jigsaw Homework for term 2 and some other parent letters that went home at the end of term 1. 

Jigsaw Homework Term 2

Term 2 Hook letter dressing up

Parent web term 2

Parent letter term 2

Term 1: 

Puffin class were lucky enough to be visited by Team Rubicon this week! We were taught by a skateboarding expert who taught us lots of tips and tricks. It was so much fun! Take a look at some of the pictures of our session below! 

Puffin Rubicon session 23

Eldene mini police have been announced! On Wednesday 20 lucky year 5 children had the opportunity to meet the PCO's and be signed into their new responsibilities. Keep checking back to the Hawk and Puffin class pages each term for an update. Take a look at the picture below of our proud mini police group in their uniform! 

We are starting this year with the topic 'Hola Mexico'. This term we will be finding out about Mexico's history, location and climate. We will also be finding out about the Day of the Dead festival and why it is celebrated. We have already had a fantastic hook day where we leant all about Mexico. We made some pinatas and maracas! We also leant a famous Mexican song called 'La Cucuracha' and had a go making our own Mexican flags. Take a look at some of the pictures below! 

We are starting this year with the topic 'Hola Mexico'. This term we will be finding out about Mexico's history, location and climate. We will also be finding out about the Day of the Dead festival and why it is celebrated. We have already had a fantastic hook day where we leant all about Mexico. We made some pinatas and maracas! We also leant a famous Mexican song called 'La Cucuracha' and had a go making our own Mexican flags. Take a look at some of the pictures below! 

Y5/6 Hola Mexico hook day

 Our parent letter, parent web and jigsaw homework letters are below: 

Hola Mexico Jigsaw homework

Hola Mexico parent letter

Hola Mexico parent web

Welcome to Year 5 meeting