Welcome to PENGUINS!
* For the summer term PE lessons are now on Thursdays and Fridays! 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's reading journal is signed every week. We expect the children to be reading at home at least three times a week. When 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 will also be visiting the allotment fortnightly! Keep you eyes peeled for a date confirmation of when this will be commencing.
This term we are lucky enough to be starting Accelerated Reader!
All children will complete a 'Star Reading Test' and will be given an initial book reading level. With each book they read, the children will complete 'quizzes' in school, before getting a new book.
We are all very excited about this and can't wait for our reading to progress even further!
Varjak Paw (Autumn Term 1 2019)
This Autumn term the Penguins' topic is all about the prehistoric world - in particular Ancient Sumer (Mesopotamia)!
We will take a journey through this time period, looking at their inventions, how they communicated and their influences on modern life.
To coincide with this and enrich the children's knowledge, our main book focus will be 'Varjak Paw' (the tale of a Mesopotamian blue cat who explores the world).
Aswell as extending across our English sessions, this topic will also be linked into other projects such as our art (making ancient sumer clay artefacts) and our DT (making ziggurat models).
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 the world!