Welcome to PENGUINS!
* For the summer term PE lessons are now on Mondays and Tuesdays! Please ensure your child has a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and either trainers or plimsolls. We are hoping to be outside for some of the sessions.
* Homework is set on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Spellings are also set on a Friday and the children are tested the following Friday morning.
* Please ensure that your child is reading at home and recording this in their reading journal (they can do this themselves). We expect the children to be reading at home at least three times a week. If you listen to your child read, please record it in their journals. Reading is so important and we really appreciate your support with this.
We are continuing our work on Accelerated Reader!
All children have completed a 'Star Reading Test' which has given them an initial book reading level. With each book they read, the children will complete 'quizzes' in school, before getting a new book.
Please support your child with their reading of this book at home, questioning them to ensure they have understanding.
We are all very excited about this and can't wait for our reading to progress even further!
Arthur and the Golden Rope (Spring Term 1 - 2020)
This Autumn term the Penguins' topic is all about the Viking and Anglo Struggle for the Kingdom of England.
We will take a journey through this time period, looking at their riots, raids, kings and the Norse World.
To coincide with this and enrich the children's knowledge, our main book focus will be 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' (the tale of a young boy living in the Viking period in Iceland).
As well as extending across our English sessions, this topic will also be linked into other projects such as our art (Iceland water colour paintings of the Northern Lights) and geography (a study of Iceland).
Children are welcome to bring in information, pictures or books of the time period of relevance throughout the topic, to share with the rest of the class.
We can't wait to learn all about a key time period in British history.