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

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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

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

Where is Superworm?!

Hello Penguins!

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This week we saw the scientist again. He has lost his best friend Superworm and is very upset. We made posters asking people to look out for Superworm as he is missing! We also worked on rhyming words as the story Superworm has lots of rhyme in it.

Can you think of 3 places Superworm might be hiding?

Can you think of 3 words that rhyme (sound very alike/similar)

Have you seen a missing poster in the area you live? Next time you see one stop and take a look. What sort of language is used on the poster to grab your attention? How does it make you take an interest and care about the missing pet? This is persuasive language in use. Check out the videos below to learn more about it – you hear it all the time in adverts!

In maths we have continued to learn about telling the time and symmetry. Play the symmetry games below to practise your symmetry skills!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

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 Blue Team‘s turn for Show and Tell.

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Caterpillars and butterflies

Greetings Penguins!

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This week our focus story has been The Very Hungry Caterpillar and we have been developing our skills at list writing and sentence writing during our literacy time. 

Can you think of a describing word for some or all of the food below? Remember a describing word adds detail and helps whoever is reading our writing to better imagine what we are writing about. 

  • orange
  • apple
  • plum 
  • cake
  • lollipop 
  • ice cream
  • watermelon
  • a leaf 

In maths we have been learning to tell the time and exploring symmetry

Practise telling the time with your adult, can you tell the o’clocks? Can you tell the half pasts?

What does it mean if something is symmetrical?

Where can you see symmetry around you? 

Penguins had a fantastic time at our Maths Open Morning on Wednesday, thank you to all the adults who were able to attend.

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 Tuesday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Minibeasts and number sentences!

Hello Penguins!

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Welcome back to a new term, it is so great to be back with all of you 🙂 This term our topic is minibeasts –  we have already begun to learn about different minibeasts, their habitats and some special facts about them, for example…flies have sticky feet! 

Which minibeasts can you name?

What facts do you know about them?

Remember facts are things that we know are definitely true and have not been made up.

What minibeast facts would you like to learn next?

See what minibeasts you can create using the game below 🙂 

http://www.ictgames.com/minibeasts.html

Explore minibeasts further with CBeebies:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mini-beast-adventure-with-jess

In maths we have been working hard learning to use numberlines and practising our number sentences. We have been practising both our adding and taking away using numberlines

adding numberline

numberline +1

Using the numberline below can you work out the answers to the number sentences below? 

1 + 1 =

3 + 1 =

4 + 2 =

6 + 3 =

3 – 1 =

4 – 2 =

7 – 1 =

number_line.png

Now can you make up some number sentences of your own and answer them using the numberline? If you write them down and bring them into school there might be a prize for you! 

Minibeast playlist: 

Tweety the singing chick has joined our class; here is a video of him celebrating Easter with his friend Bunny. Can you write a super sentence about Tweety? Work that shows super effort will be celebrated!

On Wednesday the whole school (apart from Yr4 due to swimming lesson commitments) will be having a Maths Open Morning. We have lots of fun activities planned and would love to see as many Penguin adults there as possible 🙂 

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 Green Team‘s turn for Show and Tell.

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x