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

Pirate superstars!

Greetings my little superstars!

I hope you are feeling super proud of yourselves because you were fantastic! Every single one of you worked hard and put lots of effort and enthusiasm into our pirate assembly and it was super! So many people told me how impressed they were and I was so happy to be a part of it with all of you and watch your wonderful selves enjoying every minute and shining like stars

Miss Simone kindly videoed your performance and managed to get most of it before the naughty iPad became full up! So very sorry if you can’t see your part, however I dashed off to get another iPad and we were able to video all of your singing and dancing the second time round so all of you will be able to see yourselves on screen 🙂

What did you enjoy most about performing

What was the biggest challenge?

Would you like to do more performing? If so, what kind? Singing? Dancing? Acting

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Onward our journey goes!

Greetings Penguins and welcome to our new blog…I filled our last blog address up with all those wonderful photos of you and information about our learning so now this is our new home 🙂 

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This week we have continued to learn and write about pirates and in maths we have been learning about positional language and some of us have been tackled the challenge that is co-ordinates

Can you describe where 3 items in the room are using positional language?

E.g. The plant is next to the fruit bowl

This week also had a very special day – International Women’s Day. In class we discussed the importance of treating everyone the same, as we are all equal. We talked about how women all over the world – even in our own country! – aren’t always treated equally and how we must do our part to make sure we make things better.

Can you remember one of the ways in which women are not treated equally?

Remember even if you are a boy this affects you too – don’t we all have the right to be treated equally? Wouldn’t the world be happier if we are all treated equally? Doesn’t your mum, grandma, sister or other important female adult deserve to be treated equally and with respect

Watch the video below. What do you think of Eva? What do you think of Jude?

Don’t forget to keep practising for our assembly which is on Friday!

Adults it would be great to see as many of you there as possible 🙂 A text will be sent to remind you. 

The song to practise is the first one on our 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!

On Friday it will be Red and Yellow teams’ turn for Show and Tell

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x