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

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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

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

Exploring space!

Greetings Penguins,

This week we have been learning about space and we were lucky enough to be visited by an alien who shared a story about his friend Baby Bear flying all the way to the moon

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We have been learning factsthings that we know are true, not made up things – about space, especially the Moon and the planets.

What can you tell you adult about the Moon?

How is the Moon able to shine down on us? (light from the Sun)

Is the Sun a planet, a star or something else? (a star)

Which is the biggest planet in our solar system? (Jupiter

What would you most like to find out about space? Comment below! 

This Friday was a special day as we celebrated Red Nose Day!

Why do we have Red Nose Day?

Can you think of one kind thing you could do to help someone else? (it doesn’t have to be for someone less fortunate/lucky than yourself, it could be anyone)

Tomorrow it is another special day as it is Mother’s Day!

On Mother’s Day we celebrate all the lovely things our mums or other special female adults do for us and try to make them feel extra special! So, make sure you make your mum or other special female adult feels looked after and loved tomorrow.

You could make a card or draw a picture, sing them a song, ask another adult for help to do something like bake them a cake or simply remember to tell them that you love that and say thank you for everything they do 🙂 

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 and Yellow teams’ turn for Show and Tell.

Penguin adults please remember that it is Parents Afternoon/Evening this Thursday. If you have not yet made an appointment please hand the slip in or speak to me on the gate on Monday morning.

School will be closing at 2pm on Thursday and Friday this week – time for the holidays! 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday when we can celebrate my birthday together! I’m excited to share cake with you and listen to your singing! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x