Monthly Archives: October 2014

“I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down…”

This week in Literacy Paddington were given the following clues:

  • a bundle of straw
  • a collection of twigs
  • a brick

Using the clues, the children had to guess what our story was. They guessed right and said it was ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We read the story and we all joined in with the repeated phrases “not by the hair on my chinny chin chin and I’ll huff and I’ll puff…”

We have had a strong focus on using our drama skills this week and the children have been using the following drama conventions ‘Sculpting’, ‘Freeze frames’ and ‘Thought tracking’.

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We then looked at a picture of the wolf and on the blue cards wrote words to describe what the wolf looks like. Then, using the heart shaped cards we wrote down how the wolf might be feeling and gave reasons to explain our thoughts.

Finally, we received a letter from the wolf’s mummy who explained that the wolf was actually a really good little wolf and he only wanted to play with the pigs, not eat them. We then had to think about an alternative ending to the story in which when the wolf knocked on the pig’s door, they let him in. See the yellow piece of paper in the picture for our ideas!

It has been another fantastic week of hard work, enthusiasm and brilliant ideas in Paddington class and I am so pleased with how well the children are doing!

Miss Tallett


What a week!…

What a great week Paddington class have had! We have tried lots of new things this week and have all been resilient learners.

We are artists…This week we have continued to develop our drawing skills. We were given the task of creating a shading ladder. Can you add a comment explaining how we make a darker shade and a lighter shade using our sketching pencils?

shading ladder


We are explorers…We went on a wonderful trip to the park. We sat under the trees in the beautiful Autumn sunshine and acted out the story of The 3 Billy Goats Gruff before finding a bridge to ‘trip trap’ over. Luckily there was no troll under this one!


We are mathematicians…Today we tackled some tricky subtraction calculations. But we persevered and gave it our best try! We had great fun using the spinners to generate our subtraction number sentences and then used the cubes to help us work out our answer.

I wonder if you could solve these subtraction calculations. Choose a question that suits you…

If you are building your confidence then try this one…

5 – 3 =

If you are developing your knowledge then try this one…

12 – 8 =

If you are ready for a challenge then try this one…

27 – 9 =