It’s good to be green!

Greetings Penguins!

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This week we have been challenging ourselves with the BeeBots, making lions, watching Rosie-Brian hatch (and then make friends with Brian-Rosie) and it has been our first week of Good To Be Green

What is an algorithm? (An algorithm is a clear set of instructions to achieve an end result or solve a problem)

As you all managed to stay green this week we had a dance party to celebrate! Which song that we played was your favourite? Why? (Do you like the words? The rhythm? Is it good to dance to?)

Penguin adults don’t forget that on Monday school will be finishing at 2pm so we can have our final parents evening. If you haven’t yet made an appointment and would like to then do make one on Monday morning. School also finishes at 2pm on Friday

I can’t believe next week is our last week together. I am so proud of all the hard work you have done this year and I have loved being your teacher. You are going to have a super time in Year 1 and I will still see you all the time. 

See you on Monday my little lemons 🙂

Much love,

Miss Linsley x

Oil slicks and a visit from Stuart!

Greetings Penguins!

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This week we were visited by what turned out to be a narwhal whale who had left her long tooth outside and retuned to claim it today after we found it for her! 

What kind of sea do narwhals live in? 

We were also visited by Stuart the minion who is very cheeky and made some rather rude noises (!) but was super fun and spending time with him in our groups gave us a good chance to work on our sharing skills 🙂 

We were fascinated to watch a video about oil slicks during our Big Talk time and learn more about how they affect so many things. 

Can you name 3 things affected by an oil slick? (birds, fish, fishermen, other sea creatures etc.) 

What new facts can you learn from the videos when you watch them? 

It will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Friday (sorry last week on the blog I got in a bit of a muddle but Blue Team had their turn this week so Red’s is next). Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please bring trainers or plimsolls for outdoor PE! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Dinosaurs and farm animals

Greetings Penguins!

It has been so great to be back with you this week and we have had lots of fun! 

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We finished off our dinosaur topic by painting dinosaurs and writing and talking about them for the science display we will be putting up in the entrance hall. We also named the dinosaur who hatched (Brian-Rosie) – we voted on the name so as to be as fair as possible – and excavated some dinosaur skeletons from ice! 

Can you explain to your adults all the different ways you melted the ice so you could free the dinosaur skeletons trapped there? 

In literacy this week we did some very important letter writing – we wrote to Mrs Peake asking if we could be allowed to go on a class trip to the farm! You wrote some super letters and Mrs Peake said that we can go! 

How do we start a letter? (you need to say who the letter is for, so you write ‘Dear‘ to ‘To‘)

How do you finish a letter? (by saying who the letter is from, so ‘From‘ or ‘Love from‘) 

What did you need to include in your letter to Mrs Peake about the farm trip? (we had to ask if we could please go, why we should be allowed to go and what we would enjoy there) 

On trip to Vauxhall City Farm will take place on Tuesday 4th July. If you are interested in being one of the adults accompanying us then please let myself or Ms Atkinson know ASAP. 

During our Big Talk time this week we learnt about where eggs come from and how it is important to think about what the lives of the hens who lay the eggs are like. 

Would you like to spend your life squashed up in a cage, unable to move

Watch the video again and discuss your thoughts with your adults. 

Next week we start our two week Under the Sea topic, you can get a head-start on the topic with our new playlist below:

 

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

It will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Friday. 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please bring trainers or plimsolls for outdoor PE! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Missing you

Hello my darlings,

I’ve missed you so much this week and hope that you’ve had lots of fun. I am so sorry that I couldn’t be with you but whenever I’m not I am always thinking of you.

I hear sports day went well so well done to all of you for taking part and doing your best 🙂

Next week we will be learning about farm animals so my challenges to you are…

How many different farm animals can you name?

Can you explain what happens on a farm?

What is the most interesting fact you know about a farm animal?

And one challenge to recap the last two week’s learning…

What is the most interesting fact you have learnt about dinosaurs

Can’t wait to see you on Monday! 

Lots of love,

Miss Linsley x

 

Dinosaurs and an election!

Greetings Penguins,

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What an exciting first week back we have had! We met a dinosaur who had time -travelled to come and see us, learnt about dinosaurs, had a new friend join our class and had an election where we voted

What facts do you know about dinosaurs?

Different dinosaurs eat different things. A dinosaur that eats plants is called a…? (herbivore)

A dinosaur that eats meat is called a…? (carnivore)

A dinosaur that eats plants and meat is called an…? (omnivore) 

Find out more about dinosaurs and what they ate through this link:

http://www.kids-dinosaurs.com/dinosaur-t-rex.html 

How is a fossil made?

In our election we had 3 different candidates to choose from; they all promised different things and we had to work out which were the best promises. Can you remember why you voted for the candidate you chose? Check out the picture if you need a reminder of what they were promising 🙂 

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We had to think super carefully because some promises sounded good at first but then we realised that actually they would not be so good for our health over a long period of time. What do your adults think? Do they have any thoughts or feelings about the election that they would like to share with you? 

On Friday it is Sports Day – Penguin adults if you are able to attend we would love to see you there! Penguins please remember to come to school in your PE kit ready to start our day of sporting fun! It would be a good idea to have put suncream on and to wear a hat as well. 

It will be Green Team‘s turn for Show and Tell.

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, everywhere!

Greetings Penguins! 

I hope you are enjoying your half-term so far 🙂

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As you know our topic for next term is Animals and we start off with 2 weeks of Dinosaurs! I love dinosaurs and am very excited 🙂 

I thought I’d share some pictures of the classroom now that it is set up so you can start thinking about all the wonderful things you can explore

Here is our dinosaur playlist with songs and learning videos:

Now some challenge questions

What do you already know about dinosaurs?

What would you like to find out about dinosaurs?

Which is your favourite dinosaur and why

What does extinct mean? 

Can you find out the meaning of the word excavate?

What is a palaeontologist

See you on Monday!

Love,

Miss Linsley x

A very busy spider and very busy us!

Greetings Penguins!

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This week we shared another story by Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This week we met The Very Busy Spider.

What is an author? (someone who writes books)

What is an illustrator? (someone who draws or paints the pictures for books) 

What can you tell your adult about what happened in the story?

As your challenge activity this week you wrote a letter to the Very Busy Spider suggesting new fun things she could do instead of spending all her time weaving her web. Working with your adult can you come up with some new ideas for her? 

How do we start a letter? (With ‘Dear’ or ‘To’)

How do we end a letter? (‘From’ or ‘Love from’)

In the playlist below are videos of the two Eric Carle stories we already know as well as two new ones; watch them all and see what similarities (things that are alike) you can notice? Think about the language used, the characters and what happens in the stories. 

In maths this week we revised measurement and shape.

Can you see some 2D or 3D shapes around you? Which properties can you identify? (number of sides in 2D shapes, faces, edges and vertices in 3D shapes) 

Can you measure something that is short and something that is long

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

Our Show and tell order has possibly got in a bit of a muddle…Blue Team had their turn on Friday so this coming Friday it will be Red Teams turn for Show and Tell.

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! Please bring trainers or plimsolls for outdoor PE! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x