Toddington St George Church of England School
Copyright - Toddington St George
Church of England School - 2017
Manor Road, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AJ  Tel: 01525 872360
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“TSG - the place to be!”
 Welcome to Puffins Class - Year 1 (Key Stage 1)

                     Class Teachers: Mrs Archer (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Vickers (Wednesday to Friday)
                     Support from:    Miss Elliott and Mrs Butt
Class Information:

Reading books are changed on Monday and Fridays when your child has completed their book. (Please remember to sign their reading record and ask them questions about their book to show that they understand what they have read). Reading books need to be in school every day.

Library books are changed weekly on Wednesday.

PE - indoor on Thursday and outdoor on Monday.

Show and tell day is Thursday (your child will be informed when it is their turn)
Puffins 2016 - 2017

Puffins teaching and support staff

Mrs Butt, Mrs Vickers, Mrs Archer and Miss Elliot

Summer term 2 planning - The Secret Garden

We're Special

We started our first topic 'We're Special' by being visited by the aliens from 'Here Come the Aliens' who have decided to come back to earth to learn all about the human race.  We spent our first week thinking about our feelings with the help of the 'Mr Men'.  We thought about what makes us happy, grumpy and worried and practiced showing these emotions.
We then looked at how our bodies are similar and different to the aliens.  We labelled a body outline and used George, the school skeleton, and 'Funny Bones' to explore the parts and importance of and recreate the human skeleton.  We became artists and made a clay face with all the necessary features.
Also for the 'We're Special' topic, Mrs Taylor helped us understand the sense of hearing before we made our own musical instruments.  We explored the other senses too with food tasting, smelling and feeling games and I spy walks.

We thought about our own families and enjoyed sharing photographs of our families and friends and understanding the role undertaken by each family member
Where the Wild Things Are

We learnt about animals and different classes of animals and had a go at classifying some well-known animals. The take home tasks were very imaginative!  
We had lots of visitors to talk about animals: pet care by the Blue Cross organisation, Ark Farm helped us learn about different farm animals and the Raptor Foundation brought some birds of prey and gave us a flying show in the school hall.
Father Christmas visited Puffins class!
Through the Keyhole

In January we looked through the keyhole at homes long ago and comparing them to the houses we have now.  
We also investigated different materials to see which was most waterproof for the roof of the three little pigs house.
Higgins Museum

We visited the museum where we did jobs that used to be done in the olden days as well as had a go at washing with dolly's, mangles and flat irons.
We also learnt about our town and had a trip to the library where we heard the story of The Highway Rat.  
Island Adventures

During the second half of the Spring Term we learnt all about Katie Morag and where she lives on the Isle of Struay.  We learnt lots about the weather and the differences between living on an island and living on the mainland.  We posted letters home about what we had learnt.  We celebrated the end of the topic with a Ceilidh where we watched our Green Screen films we had recorded during Computing lessons.
World Book Day Images