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Perfect Penguins

Welcome to the Perfect Penguin class with Miss King and Mrs Borysiak

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This term our P.E lessons will take place on Monday and Friday. Please can you ensure your child has their P.E kit in school on these days. Please could we also ask for long hair to be tied back and any earrings to be removed.

 

Any Homework which is set, will be sent out with your child on a Friday. We ask that this is completed by the following Wednesday.

 

Thank you!

Monday 17th June- Bee Keeper Matt came to visit the Perfect Penguins.

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Learning How to Draw a Bee

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Wriggle and Crawl

 

As part of the new topic the Perfect Penguins drew observational drawings of mini beasts using books and 3D models. After the class took part in a mini beast hunt where they explored the different parts of the school field. The children used magnifying glasses and tally charts to record the different types of insects they found. Lastly Jungle Jo came to visit the class and the children got to hold and see a variety of creatures.

Thursday 4th April

 

The Perfect Penguins spent the afternoon experimenting with different weights to knock down brick towers using a wooden trebuchet. Afterwards the class were challenged to design their own castles portraying the typical features, such as the moat, turrets and drawbridge.

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Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

 Memorable Experience

 

As part of our new topic Towers, Tunnels and Turrets the Perfect Penguins had the opportunity to explore Bolsover Castle for the day.

Muck, Mess and Mixtures

Art Exhibition

 

To complete the term topic, Muck, Mess and Mixtures, the Perfect Penguins showcased their art work. They spent the morning designing sale signs, decorating and baking cakes. Well done Penguins.

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Science

The Perfect Penguins took part investigating a range of soap products to discover the different size, shapes and properties of bubbles.

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To kick start our new topic ' Muck, Mess and Mixtures' this term the Perfect Penguins took part in a messy morning. The class explored a range of sensory activities to encourage them to use their imagination and creativity.
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Bright Lights, Big City

'Bossy King' Performance- Friday 14th December

 

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London Attractions

 

The perfect penguins worked in teams to explore a map containing the famous attractions in London. The children where challenged to describe the different places they would visit as they moved around the map in various ways.

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Building Bridges

 

The class spent the afternoon exploring different bridges around the world, questioning the various shapes and designs of the structures. After the class were challenged to worked in teams to design and build their own bridge, which would successfully hold the weight of a rock in between two tables.

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Maps- Tuesday 6th November

 

The Perfect Penguins used maps and globes to identify the different countries in the United Kingdom. The class were then challenged to research the name of the surrounding seas.

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Afternoon Tea with the ‘Queen’- Monday 5th November

As part of the Bright Lights, Big City topic the Perfect Penguins were invited to a Street party to visit the ‘Queen’. To prepare for the visit the class spent the morning researching information about her life and thinking of suitable questions to ask her.

After the class made their own Union Jack flags, paper crowns, jam sandwiches and decorated cupcakes.

 

Moon Buggy Investigations

 

The Perfect Penguins enjoyed evaluating their Moon Buggies in class, to see if they were successful. Whilst also suggesting any corrections or improvements in their designs.

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Bee Bot Space Explorers

 

As part of the computing programme linking into the Moon Zoom topic the class have experimented programming different instructions into Bee bots. Their target as space explorers was to create their own space map and navigate their Bee bot in-between the planets, sun and moon.

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Paper Mache Planets

 

As part of the Moon Zoom topic the Perfect Penguins learned about the different planets. They created their own class version using balloons, newspaper and glue.

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Circuits

 

The Perfect Penguins explored and investigated how to make a working circuit using light bulbs and switches to help the alien send a SOS signal into space and get back home.

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Moon Zoom

 

Alien crash site- Tuesday 11th September

As part of the Moon Zoom topic the Perfect Penguins explored and investigated the scene of a spaceship crash site. The class took photographic evidence and drew pictures of the spacecraft before the site was cleared.

After the class sorted through a range of different materials that had been collected from the scene and they were grouped together by their various properties.

Lastly, the Perfect Penguins designed and made their own space rockets from recycled materials. The children were encouraged to discuss how each part worked and describe why it would be a suitable design for an astronaut, or alien to use for space travel.

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Here are a few useful links to help support your child at home:

 

Tear Thief story link:https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=tear+theif+story+for+kids&view=detail&mid=11DD28D840E63FEEF8C011DD28D840E63FEEF8C0&FORM=VIRE 

 

Homemade Ice Cream- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ztYjFxwmI 

 

The Day The Crayons Quit video link: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+day+the+crayons+quit+video&view=detail&mid=D99C538BE8C1E04B2EDFD99C538BE8C1E04B2EDF&FORM=VIRE

 

Phonics support:

 

 

Maths Support:

Numbers as words songs:

· Numbers 1-10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_eoWxMXnoM

· Numbers 1-100 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y

· Numbers 11-20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8mMXiSRLnU

 

Numbers as words fruit splat:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/fruitShootNumbersWords.htm

Numbers as words timed challenge: http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/numberwords/interactive/0to20wordsimm/0to20wordsimm.htm

 

There are a fantastic range of songs to help support your child learn their times-tables.

X2-

· https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwydguSKOU

· https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xt-TLg1oQw

X5-

· https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_awKlEMyleA

· https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Jo26EyoYg

X10-

· https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYRTtwZGwj8

· https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVdE5O7_qf8

 

 

 

If your child enjoys learning through interactive games http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ provide support in different areas across the curriculum. These are free and safe to use and can also be used on Ipads or other electronic tablets.

 

https://www.bbc.com/education/levels/z3g4d2p -This is an updated link to the BBC Bitesize ks1 website, which will allow you to practice different areas of the curriculum through games.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting - Here are more safe and trusted Interactive games which will help support your child in both Maths and English. I often use some of these games to support the start or end of lessons in school.

 

 

KS1 Common Exception words:

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