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 Adults in Puffins
PE (Indoor) – Tuesday (please arrive in PE kit) Miss Gomersall
PE (Outdoor) — Friday (please arrive in PE kit) Mr Winters

Mrs McAteer

Miss Dibb

Spellings – Monday
Times Tables – Monday/Thursday

Planners checked for reading and signature – Friday

Phase governor: Louise Woffendin

Planners

In years 5 and 6, 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 (Y6 planners are provided by Guiseley school to support children to be secondary ready when they leave us). Planners will be checked on a Friday morning and should have been seen and signed by an adult for the previous week. If there are any other messages that need to be read by the teacher on a day other than Friday, please ensure that your child brings these to your attention.

Reading Books

Each week, your child will be expected to read twice 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. 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

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.

This Week’s Homework- Click the title for more.

UKS2 Homework – w/c 05/12

Please find attached the answers for this week’s homework. Maths Year 5 Answers –  Stage 5 Check 8 Answers Maths Year 6 Answers –  Stage 6 Check 8 Answers For your other homework this week, please complete the Santa Invention sheet that has been sent home. The challenge is to invent something that will help out Santa at …

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This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organiser – Click the title for more.

UKS2 Knowledge Organisers and Homework Grid

Please find attached the Knowledge Organisers for English, Maths and Topic. Also, please find the Homework Grid for our topic this term, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Please complete a minimum of two pieces. Homework Grid – Anglo-Saxon & Vikings Knowledge Organiser – Anglo Saxons and the Vikings English Knowledge Organiser Classic Fiction UKS2 Maths Knowledge …

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UKS2 visit to Jorvik and The Dig.

For our topic exit point we enjoyed visiting Jorvik to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking Age. We also visited The DIG which gave the children a hands-on experience of being an archaeologist by digging for evidence in the digging pits and putting their enquiry skills to the test. There were many …

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Anti-Bullying Week: Odd Sock Day

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying week for 2022. To show our support, we have all come to school dressed in odd/crazy socks! In classes, we have discussed that this represents how is it cool for us all to be different, and how we should never be unkind towards others because of their differences. Throughout …

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School Council – KS2 Chill Out Tuesday Club.

In our meetings so far this half-term, School Council have discussed how they’d like a space pupils can go to, to just ‘chill out’ sometimes. As a group we came up with the idea of running a lunchtime club called ‘Chill out Tuesdays’. Here pupils can read, draw, craft, play chess, chat to their friends …

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School Council – Suggestion Boxes

This week school council have been decorating their suggestion boxes! These will be placed in their classes after half-term, ready to be filled with pupil suggestions. Thanks to our year 6 helpers who also helped us decorate these at lunch.

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School Council 2022/23

Today our newly appointed school councillors received their badges in assembly! They were all very excited and proud to show themselves off to the whole school. They also took part in their first school council meeting at lunch time, and have been tasked with their first job of finding a box suitable to turn into …

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UKS2 African Dance Workshop

To celebrate Black History Month, we took part in some fantastic dancing with our new friends from the Ivory Coast. Have a look for yourself and ask us to reenact we get home!

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Puffins – Anglo Saxon and Vikings Entry Point

As our Entry Point for our new topic, we created a physical timeline. As our topic is History based this term, we looked back at other periods of time that we’ve learnt throughout our time at Tranmere Park and placed some key events on a timeline. We then added in some Anglo Saxon and Viking …

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Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Tranmere Park pupils have paid their respects by celebrating and reflecting on her achievements and importance to the UK. Take a look at our pictures below.

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Puffins – Silent Debate

To introduce our new reading book, Puffins took part in a silent debate (yes, we were able to be silent!!). We had little jigsaw pieces of the front cover and had to use these to predict what we thought the story might be about. We came up with some fantastic predictions and were able to …

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Trade and exploitation

The Kingfishers and 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 …

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Puffins – PE Kit

Just a reminder that Puffins should come in their PE kit on Monday 4th July. The children were told about this last week.

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Puffins write a song with The Dunwells

Puffins collaborated with local band The Dunwells today to write a brilliant song called ‘Keep Believing‘. The whole process was fantastic and inspiring and ended with a performance for the whole school at the end of the day. Well done Puffins ~ great work! Huge thanks to The Dunwells for giving us such an enjoyable …

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This summer, Queen Elizabeth II has her platinum jubilee – the longest reign of any British monarch! In the 70 years that she has been queen, the world has changed in many ways. Each year group at Tranmere Park have researched a decade and created a collage. These collages, collected as one, tell a story …

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Spaghetti Maths Workshop – Year 5

Today, Year 5 had the exciting opportunity to take part in a workshop run by Spaghetti Maths. They were able to show off their Maths skills to answer real life problems. It was lots of fun and we all really enjoyed it.

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Out on the water – Lockerbie

The sun shone, a bitter wind blew, it snowed, it hailed…. we loved a residential in Scotland!

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Lockerbie – Day 3

We have had another fantastic day – the pictures [and videos] below are just a snapshot of the fun we’ve had and I’m sure the children will fill in any blanks. Two more days to go and we can’t wait.

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Abseiling with Group 1 – Lockerbie Manor

Wow! This was comfortably my favourite moment of the residential so far. One or two members of our group were very frightened by the idea of taking that first step over the edge; we had trembling hands and wobbly knees. Conquering those fears and tackling this wall is not easily done and I am so …

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Lockerbie Manor – a selection of photos from days 1 and 2.

The children have just completed their 5th activity of the day, taking their steps comfortably north of 10,000 and hopefully guaranteeing another good nights rest. The instructors have been complimenting the children on their manners and how well they are following the instructions and we have all been having a cracking time.

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Hill Walk – Groups 1 & 2

Having begun our journey through the woods with enthusiasm in short supply, the children had a fantastic time on the hill walk enjoying uncharacteristically warm Scottish weather. Groups 3 and 4 also enjoyed getting out on the lake to do canoeing and kayaking. Bring on the next activities.

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Lockerbie Manor – Group 1

After a huge dinner of lasagne or steak pie (both came with chips and carrots) and a caramel slice for pudding, Group 1 are now channeling their emotions into some ‘passionately’ contested fights. During our fencing session, we have learnt the stance for en garde, how to parry and repost and how to challenge our …

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