Welcome to the Perfect Penguin class with Miss King and Mrs Borysiak
This term our P.E lessons will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. 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.
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.
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
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
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.
The Perfect Penguins took part investigating a range of soap products to discover the different size, shapes and properties of bubbles.
Bright Lights, Big City
'Bossy King' Performance- Friday 14th December
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are a few useful links to help support your child at home:
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
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:
Numbers as words timed challenge: http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/numberwords/interactive/0to20wordsimm/0to20wordsimm.htm
KS1 Common Exception words:
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