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Staverton C.E. Primary School

School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,

BA14 6NZ

Penguins

Term 1

Welcome to Penguins class! We are really looking forward to getting to know you all and we will start with learning all about you. We will be getting to know our way around the classroom and the school. We'll also be learning the rules and routines. To begin with Penguins class will be practising name writing, learning sounds and writing the corresponding letters and practising counting. We will look at people who are special to us, families and homes. As we move into the latter part of the term we will learn about people who help us and hopefully have a few visitors. Please see the Curriculum letter for more detail on the areas of learning. 

 

We will begin to send books home in the third week and the homework project when children are in full time.

 

Miss Jones will cover Penguins on a Tuesday morning when Mrs Bishop has her planning time. 

 

Tapestry is our online journal system for the children. You should receive an email to sign up and see pictures of you children throughout the year. Please let us know if you have any queries. 

 

We will be uploading all our lovely learning pictures so please check back for updates :) 

 

We have been exploring our indoor and outdoor provision in the first few weeks. Well done Penguins for settling in so well!

We have now started on our Topic in the afternoons. Please see the knowledge organiser for information on what we will be learning and how you can help you child if you wish to.

Some of Penguins Class completing their rainbow challenges. Rainbow challenges help the class to focus their explore time and improve on areas of learning or skills.

We have loved our visits from The Police and Fire Safety!

Term 2 - Toys

 

 

Our topic in term 2 is Toys. We will be comparing old and new toys. We are going to design and make our own toys. We will be doing some Talk 4 Writing relating to the story Dogger and making our own stories. Please check the Curriculum Letter and Knowledge Organiser for more information. 

 

Miss Jones will cover Penguins on a Tuesday morning when Mrs Bishop has her planning time. 

 

Tapestry is our online journal system for the children. You should receive an email to sign up and see pictures of you children throughout the year. Please let us know if you have any queries. 

 

 

We have had a very busy start to Term 2 with shape hunts, poppy making and fireworks. Well done Penguins!

We had fun with Wiltshire Museum looking at old toys and making puppets.

Penguins won the Reading Bingo Challenge in Term 1 and we were so lucky to have a prize from the library. Tracy shared her favourite stories with Penguins class. We listened, smiled and laughed so much. Tracy would love to see you all at Trowbridge library for story time, the new fairytale tent, and many more fun activities.

Term 3 - Knights and Castles

Term 3 

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to starting our new topic Knights and Castles. In Term 3 we will start with the book The Wizard and the Princes for writing. We will look at description, captioning and labelling. Maths this term will cover teen numbers, addition and subtraction then onto measure. Our topic work will focus on Expressive Art and Designs based around shields and then onto History discussing Kings and Queens.

Please check the Curriculum letter and Knowledge Organiser for more information. Any spare cardboard you have will be very welcome for all our creating so please bring it in!

 

Mrs Bishop will work a Monday, Thursday and Friday. Miss Jones will work a Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

 

Have a look at what we’ve been doing so far this term...

Learning about the Union Jack
Practising our cutting skills by making crowns
Testing out different art media
Trying on Victorian clothes
Designing our own coat of arms for our shields
Chilling out in our role play area
Addition! Covering the right answers

Term 4

 

Our topic this term is Dragons, Giants and Castles. We have lots planned and look forward to sharing our work. Our focus books will be The Kissed that Missed and Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be focusing on Addition and Subtraction in Maths. Penguins Class will be covering lots of different areas including banqueting and bean growing. Please check the Curriculum letter and Knowledge Organiser for more information. Remember to check back on the website and Tapestry. Any issues with Tapestry please speak to an adult in Penguins Class. Don't forget you can upload pictures of any learning your child is doing at home. Thank you!

 

Planting Beans 
 
We planted beans this afternoon! Popping them down the side of cotton wool means we should be able to see the roots growing. Check back in a few weeks to see updates!

Our beans have started to grow!

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