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

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