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

Happy Easter!

Greetings Penguins,

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This week we finished our Space topic. As it was the end of term we were super busy doing things like making fabulous Easter baskets so I find there is always more I wish we could have explored doing our Space topic! However this week we did learn some more about astronauts and the videos below will help to reinforce that new learning. 

What do astronauts do? 

Do you remember who the first man on the moon was? (Neil Armstrong)

Do you remember which 2 animals were sent up into space before any people were sent up? (A monkey called Albert II and a dog called Laika) 

Do you remember what job Neil Armstrong did before he became an astronaut? (He was a pilot) 

Which country was the USA competing against in a competition to get a man on the moon first? (Russia

The Moon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zy89wmn

Bitesize Learning Clips are a fantastic resource for learning about the planets, why not watch a video a day? http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zdbbkqt/resources/1 

 

I hope you are enjoying the beginning of your Easter break and have a fantastic 2 weeks of fun in the sun. Hopefully you will have the chance to go to the park, maybe visit some other places too, here are some suggestions…

(The places below are either free or only have a small charge attached)

Vauxhall City Farm https://vauxhallcityfarm.org

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

Roots and Shoots http://www.rootsandshoots.org.uk/environment 

The Natural History Museum http://www.nhm.ac.uk

The Science Museum http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

The V&A Museum of Childhood http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/home/

The British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org

Parks! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/best-london-parks-for-children/ – I am-particularly fond of St James’ Park because of the pelicans which I love 😀 

Events in Lambeth https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/events?neighbourhood=All&categories=All&search-preset-date-ranges=specify_date_range&dates%5Bmin%5D%5Bdate%5D=03%2F04%2F2017&dates%5Bmax%5D%5Bdate%5D=17%2F04%2F2017&title=&custom_date_range_drop_down_filter_last_value=all

(These activities will be more expensive)

Exciting Easter events around London https://www.timeout.com/london/kids/activities/the-best-easter-activities-for-kids-in-london?package_page=46531

Whatever you do I hope you have a fantastic time and I’d love to see some writing about what you have been up to! You will find there is space at the back of your holiday homework pack 🙂 

Here are our Easter and Spring playlists: 

 

 

And just because they are so cute, here is the Hatchling and Worm video – they know how to be good friends 🙂 

Finally, in my other role as Computing Leader, here are some interesting articles for Penguin adults about the amount of screen time to aim for children to have and how technology can be affecting your child’s sleep: 

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/feature/digital-home/how-much-screen-time-is-healthy-for-children-benefits-3520917/

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/04/go-school-two-half-hours-sleep-british-children-arent-sleeping

Happy holidays! 

Have a wonderful time 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 on Tuesday 18th April!

Love,

Miss Linsley x