Welcome to Puffin!
We are a mixed class from years 3&4 and you will find us in the classroom opposite the hall.
Our teacher is Miss Laura Moore and our teaching assistants are Miss Honour Luckins and Mrs Pascha McGrath.
This page will be updated with our home learning projects for the week. TT Rock stars and YUMU (Music learning) usernames and passwords can also be emailed to you. You can request these through our Puffin Class email address. Keep your eyes peeled for new TT Rock Stars tournaments; we are currently battling against Doves, Red Kites, Owls and Merlins!
Useful links for learning:
Great websites for all subjects
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons - daily lessons in all subject areas by the BBC, also including a weekly 'Wellbeing' lesson
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk.- free learning packs for a variety of subjects – organised by year group
www.twinkl.co.uk – free learning packs for a variety of subjects – organised by year group
https://www.spellzone.com/index.cfm Spellzone is a site which has plenty of free spelling activities for both year 3 and 4
Writing, grammar and punctuation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f BBC Bitesize KS2 has free interactive games, videos and guidance
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-2.html Crickweb has a number of free games to support spelling, writing, reading and grammar for KS2
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar Topmarks offers interactive games to support spelling, grammar, reading and writing KS2 (Year3)
http://www.funenglishgames.com/games.html Provides Interactive games to support reading, grammar, spelling in KS2
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html Literacy Shed has short clips organised into themes most come with suggestions for writing ideas, comprehension questions and wider learning opportunities.
http://www.pobble365.com/ Pobble has inspiring images to provoke and inspire writing
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Oxford Owl has a large number of E books available. You will need to register.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/ Book Trust offers a range of E-Books and online games to support reading
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ This site has animated myths and legends
http://mrsp.com/ Mrs P reads a range of stories to create storytime videos and a small number of reading related activities.
https://whiterosemaths.com/ White Rose produces free packages available soon to support school closure
https://uk.ixl.com/math/ The site provided online interactive quizzes
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years The site offers a range of interactive games for KS2
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular A range of interactive maths games
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 BBC Bitesize KS2 has free interactive games, videos and guidance
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html Offers a range of interactive games
https://mathszone.co.uk/ Offers interactive games
https://ttrockstars.com/ Interactive times tables games as set by Miss Moore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8 Joe Wicks an online body coach is going to be doing a daily PE session on YouTube that can be done at home (linked clip is Monday 23rd March)
https://www.gonoodle.com/ Go Noodle offers a range of active videos the children can follow.
https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0?utm_campaign=11402914_Coronavirus%20message&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Youth%20Sport%20Trust&dm_i=1ZLF%2C6SEJM%2CHOUSHK%2CR5Y6F%2C1 Home learning resources from the Youth Sports Trust
https://www.redtedart.com/?cn-reloaded Offers a range of craft activities for children
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Offers a range of craft activities for children
http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob Rob Bididdulph has created some videos to help children draw characters such as Gregosaurus and Sausagedog
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Introduces the children to a range of interesting subjects.
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps National Science museum offers a small selection of interactive games
https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwvOHzBRBoEiwA48i6ArjjadNq_kfHR3AKJOh7IwdoMR-2Sol_m5O2mnTmf7TH4VqiUYP9KBoCCa8QAvD_BwE James Dyson’s foundation have a range of activities to explore science and engineering that can be done at home
https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental?gclid=CjwKCAjwvOHzBRBoEiwA48i6AqtULV0qNWxZ9Iytvyri1M7aPyy-Q8Kt1S8wFNE9bC0gFIH0lBJYJRoCUqUQAvD_BwE Gives details of exciting experiments that can be done at home.
http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/ Science fun has a range of activities to explore science experiments that can be done at home.
Free music resources
https://outdoorclassroomday.com/ Outdoor Classroom Day is a celebrates and inspires outdoor learning and play
https://scratch.mit.edu/ A great site for children to practise coding and programming skills
- free learning packs for a variety of subjects – organised by year group
The smiling mind app has short videos to help with relaxation and mindfulness
We began our ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ topic this term with an old fashioned trip to the movies (at school). The children watched clips of some of the first animations ever created for entertainment.
Our writing will draw on the theme of animation. We will be delving into the world of Walt Disney and looking at how his innovative ideas and fascinating career helped to lead to the evolution of the film industry which we know today. Following research, will be using our knowledge of Walt Disney in order to write an information text about his life and career. This also ties in with our History, in which we will focus on how various techniques and technologies have progressed over time, within the film industry.
Here are a few photographs of our recycled materials project from last term. The children were asked to create a bee or a plant, using only recyled materials.
Forest School will take place on a Wednesday morning on the following dates:
26.02.20 to 06.05.20
Term 4 PE:
PE is on a Monday and Thursday this term. Thank you in advance for ensuring that the children have suitable kit and footwear on this day.