Puffins Spring 1 2018 Newsletter

Superheroes
Super Us
 
In Science we will be finding out how animals, inlcuding humans, change and grow from babies and what they need to grow. We will be looking at why good hygiene, excercise and a blanced diet is important for humans to lead a healthy life style. Play this game to make a balnced plate of food.
We will also be investigating materials and conducting an investigation to find out which material would be the most effective to make a new cape for traction man. Look at the word mat below and discuss the meanings of the words at home.
Past Superheroes
 
As part of our History based learning we will be looking at the lifes of two significant individuals - Florecne Nightengale and Mary Seacole. The children will explore the time in which these two famous women were alive and what made them superheroes of the past. Find out all about Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.
Super Art
 
Take a look atthe famous work of Andy Warhol's POP Art. We wil be looking at different ways in which we can recreate our own self portaits using a range of different medium, textures, shape and colour.
Literacy
 
Traction man has a superhero outfit for every mission - saving toys, guarding toast or saving damels in distress.
The children will be using noun phrases to describe each of his outfits aswell as desgning, labelling and describing their own outfit for a brand new mission for Traction man. We will be creating freeze frames to help us retell parts of the story, writing character profiles andusing inference  to predict what the charcaters might be saying to eachother.
 
Traction man meets trubo dog
Traction man and the beach odyessey
 
Maths
 
Arithmetic and Reasoning
Division - Following on from work on multiplication, the first 2 weeks of this half term will be spent focusing on division.
Fractions - Finding fractions of shapes, objects and numbers including 1/2, 1/4, 1/3 and 3/4 and 2/3. This is a simple game the children can play to practice finding fractions. 
 
Data and Measure
Telling the time including o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Play this game to practice telling the time.
 
Religious Education
 
Myself
We will be exploring the similarities and differences between different religions. The children will understand why people have a religious faith that they choose to follow. Our focus will be Islam and the rules that they follow - The Five Pillars.
PE
 
The children will be performing sequences of movement which will include a jump, roll, turn and a balance. They will then learn how to safely move around small appartus.