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

Under the sea and saving the planet

Greetings Penguins!

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This week we started our Under the Sea topic and  have been learning about sea creatures, especially whales.

What facts have you learnt about whales?

There are lots of different kinds of whales; how many can you name

In our story Whale Magic the mummy and baby humpback whales had been swimming for a long time to try and get away from an oil slick.

Can you explain what an oil slick is to your adult? 

Oil slicks are terrible for the environment. What ways can we help take care of our world

On Tuesday we will be going on our trip to Vauxhall City Farm. If you haven’t yet handed in the permission slip and money for the trip please do 🙂 There are also a few more spaces for adults to come on the trip with us so if you would like to please let me or Ms Atkinson know on Monday. At the moment the weather forecast is predicating warm but not too hot temperatures (23 degrees c) and the possibilities of showers so suncream, sun hats and a light raincoat would all be a good idea 🙂 

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

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 🙂 

Photo 07-06-2017, 11 16 15

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

Happy half-term!

Hello Penguins!

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This week in maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers

Can you tell your adult an odd number between 0 and 10?

Can you tell your adult an even number between 0 and 10?

Can you tell your adult an odd number between 10 and 20?

Can you tell your adult an even number between 10 and 20?

Next term our topic is Animals! We will be starting off by learning about dinosaurs– so exciting! See what you can find out about dinosaurs over the holidays. There are lots of super books and programmes about them and there are lots of fantastic places you can go to learn more about dinosaurs, I especially recommend…

The Natural History Museumhttp://www.nhm.ac.uk – many hours spent there as a child inspired a life-long fascination with dinosaurs for me 🙂 They also have an exhibition on Butterflies which would support the learning we have done this term.

Other fantastic places to visit over the holiday include: 

The British Museumhttp://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/family_visits.aspx

The Science Museumhttp://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/holiday

The Museum of Londonhttp://www.museumoflondon.org.uk//families/visit-museum-london

For some lovely outdoor learning slightly closer to home there is always…

Oasis Nature Gardenhttp://oasisplay.org.uk/come-and-play/nature-garden/

and

Roots and Shootshttp://www.rootsandshoots.org.uk/environment

Have a wonderful half-term full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, doing your homework, commenting on the blog and lots and lots of fun! I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 5th June!

Later on in the week when I have finished setting up the classroom I will post again with some pictures and challenges 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Super times with Superworm and Supertato!

Greetings super writers!

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This week Superworm came back and we wanted to know where he had been! Cheeky Superworm wouldn’t answer our questions except for with a nod or shake of his head so we had to come up with questions we could ask him that he could nod or shake his head to. 

Can you think of any more questions to ask Superworm

Can you use describing words in your questions?

The big achievement of the week was all of you super Penguins saving writing for the whole world thanks to your superhero writing! Supertato was so impressed that he came to visit and brought you superhero certificates! Do keep up the superhero writing, especially independent writing

Perhaps you could do some more writing about Supertato or about worms – take a look at our worm learning video 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!

On Friday it will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell.

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x