Puffins

Welcome to Puffins’ class page!

On our new-look page, you will find all of our news and homework organised by type on a handy one-stop page!


Routines in Puffins
PE (Indoor) – Tuesday (please arrive in PE kit)
PE (Outdoor) — Thursday (please arrive in PE kit)
Spellings – Monday
Times Tables – Friday
Planners checked for reading and signature – Monday
Adults in Puffins
Miss Ingram
Mrs Shanbhag
Miss Saunders

Class Governor: Louise Woffendin

 

Planners
In year 5, the children will be encouraged to work with growing independence. To support this, your child will be taking responsibility for their own organisation. Each child has been given a planner which will be checked on a Monday morning. Planners should have been seen and signed by an adult for the previous week (See Reading Books section below). If there are any other messages that need to be read by the teacher on a day other than Monday, please ensure that your child brings these to your attention.

 

Reading Books
Each week, your child will be expected to read three times a week with an adult at home, who will need to sign and date the weekly section in their planner every time they hear them read (See Image Below).Your child can choose a book from home or an appropriate free choice book from school. Even though many children in years 5 and 6 are quite fluent readers, it is important that an adult hears them read and asks questions about what they have read in order to aid their comprehension and to improve their writing skills.

Books can be changed on any day in the classroom.

 

Homework and Spellings
Your child will receive their homework every Monday as a paper copy and will need to be handed back in by the following Monday. The answers for this will be posted on our class page. We politely request that parents mark the work with their child so that any misconceptions can be addressed when returned to school. The homework will alternate between the maths skills test and the Grammar Hammer. We only expect children to spend 20 minutes on each piece of homework, if they are struggling please just write a note to the teacher explaining this – don’t struggle on!

A topic homework grid will also be available on the school website by the end of the first week of a new topic. It is expected that your child will complete at least two of the activities from the grid and return them to school. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!

Spellings will be tested each week on Monday and the new list will be given out following the weekly test. A spelling book will also be sent home with the spellings in.

 

 

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UKS2 Topic Knowledge Organiser and Homework Grid – Summer 1

Please see attached the knowledge organiser and homework grid for this Half-Term’s topic, ‘They See the World Like This’. Knowledge Organiser – They see the world like this Homework Grid

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UKS2 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organiser Spring 1st and 2nd 2024

Please see attached the knowledge organiser and homework grid for this Term’s topic, World War 2. Homework Grid – World War Two Knowledge organiser – WW2

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27.3.24 Clickbait

Around one in five headlines online are clickbait  That’s an estimate from experts at Stanford University, who conducted a study into this phenomenon which has gradually extended its reach to almost every corner of the internet – powered by a strategy of snagging users’ attention by any means necessary rather than a legitimate desire to inform …

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School Council / Vision Education Easter Competition

Over the past few weeks, School Council have been encouraging all pupils to take part in Vision Education’s design an Easter Egg competition. All entires were collected by the council team and sent to Vision Education and today, the winners were announced… 1st – Lucy B, 2nd – Zaiba K, 3rd – Neveyah P. A …

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Puffins Topic – Eden Camp

A good day has been had by all at Eden Camp. We have been able to consolidate our learning of World War Two by visiting different huts based on different elements of the war eg rationing, human torpedoes, women at war etc. The Blitz Experience was a particular success and gave the children a real …

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UKS2: Light

Today, we manipulated reflection (and our knowledge around light travelling in a straight line) to shine a beam on a target, avoiding ‘obstacles’ along the way, without them noticing.

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British Science Week

Last week was British Science Week, and this year’s theme was ‘time’. To celebrate this, all pupils from EYFS to Year 6 engaged in a range of different activities, experiments and investigations revolving around this topic. There were live lessons from the farm with NFU Education, engineering and fossil story times from the STEM Hub, …

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French Fashion Show

We have had a couple of fun afternoons with Puffins and Doves putting on a fashion show – mainly in French! There were some weird outfits but all the children had a go at describing what they were wearing and giving an opinion. A great way to end our clothes topic.

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Puffins PE – Orienteering

Today, we were treated to an orienteering session, run by Simon Martland from the Airienteers, a local orienteering group. We had lots of fun practising using our map-reading skills to find various points, pictures and signs.

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School Council – Outer North West Youth Summit

Today, some of the School Council team have been to Leeds to take part in the Outer North West Youth Summit. They had a great day meeting and chatting to a number of local councillors, as well as the Lord Mayor and Leeds Child Mayor. Together they have made some very big decisions about how …

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Which biscuit is the best ‘dunker’?!

If, like me, you wake up at night crying out for the answer to the question above, then worry no longer. At Tranmere, we care about the quality of everyone’s sleep so have set out to solve the conundrum once and for all. UKS2 have spent the day testing which biscuit (a custard cream, chocolate …

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Puffins PE – Golf Taster Session

Today, we were treated to a taster golf session, run by Stu Warren, a PGA Professional and Golf Education Tutor. We had lots of fun practising and developing our swing, and especially enjoyed the competitive games we played against each other. Luca even managed to impress Stu so much that he was given ‘Legend’ status!

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Puffins World Book Day – Our Hogwarts Extravaganza!

For World Book Day today, Puffins were transported to Hogwarts! Together in their houses, they’ve spent the day competing in a range of activities, tasks and challenges to be crowned the best house in school! Activities have included – poster making, Quidditch (kind of), a reading session, a buddy swap round with Eagles, a fashion …

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Chess Club begins for LKS2!

After running for a term for years 1 and 2, Chess Club started at break time today for years 3 and 4. There were some fantastic games happening this morning! If you’re currently in Red Kites, Woodpeckers or Falcons and would like to come to chess club, it will run in the LKS2 shared area …

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Puffins Maths – Decimals Re-Cap

This week in Puffins, we have started our new Maths unit – Decimals. Before we begin our Year 5 learning, we have spent some time today re-capping our previous knowledge from years 3 and 4. To begin with, we discussed what decimals are and where we might see them / use them in everyday life. …

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WW2 themed Science: booby traps

Today, the Doves classroom looked a little different; it was blacked out, the tables were arranged in a chaotic juxtaposition and booby traps (trip wires and pressure pads) were set out for the children to try and avoid. This brought our electricty topic to a close. Next up, light.

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Puffins Reading – Creating Comprehension Questions

Today in Puffins, we have had a go at creating our own reading comprehension questions based on chapters 9 and 10 of Tribes. Firstly, we read the chapters and discussed some example retrieval, inference and choice style questions. Here we had some great discussion around the features of each question and how we would use …

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Puffins Topic – WW2 Casualty Choropleth Maps

Today in Puffins, we have been creating choropleth maps that show the casualties of both the Allies and Axis countries from WW2. To begin with, we had a look at various choropleth maps that told us about the population density and wealth of the UK. This enabled us to understand how they work and what …

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Puffins Science – Spaceship Earth Primary Show

This morning, Puffins took part in an interactive Spaceship Earth Show presented by The STEM Hub. The children saw what it would be like to be launched into our solar system and what we use satellites for.

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Puffins Topic – WW2 vocabulary

This morning in Puffins, we have spent some time looking at the key vocabulary that we will be using within our WW2 topic. We had great fun matching each word to its definition and discussing examples of each.

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Puffins Topic – WW2 Entry Point

Puffins were very excited today to show off their cases/pillowcases they had packed with items they thought would be useful /helpful if they had to be evacuated. We had some fantastic discussions about items that were brought in. After this, we then compared our items with a suitcase from the 1940s. Although there were some …

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Puffins Geography – World Trade

Today, Puffins have discovered all about trading during an activity that saw them creating products, as well as negotiating for raw materials. The class was split into teams and each team faced unique challenges as they attempted to buy and sell. A number of real-world scenarios ensured the trading world changed and that their strategies …

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Puffins Maths – Equivalent Fractions

This week in Puffins, we have started our new maths unit, Fractions. Today, we’ve been looking at identifying and finding equivalent fractions. We started by using pizzas and fraction walls to help us visually identify equivalent fractions. Then, we moved on to understanding the numerical relationship between fractions to identify and find equivalent fractions without …

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