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Autumn Term Second Half
This half-term the Penguins have had great fun learning about ‘Fabulous Festivals’ and ‘Terrific Toys’! They enjoyed finding out about Bonfire Night, Poppy Day, Diwali, Eid al Fitr, Chanukah, Birthdays, oh and Christmas of course!
Our work on the Gingerbread Man was super and we now know where lots of towns and cities are in this country and further afield - the Gingerbread Man travelled far and wide!
We have continued to cook ‘through the alphabet' making (shape) jam tarts and yummy honey cakes. We hope you are given the occasional taste of the food we bring home with us!
We have produced ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, 'Diwali', 'Gingerbread Man' and 'My Favourite Soft Toy' displays, which all look fantastic!
The Penguins helped to raise money for school funds by making wonderful Christmas decorations, which were sold at our Christmas fair.
The Penguins’ Christmas celebrations were fantastic! They worked with the Swifts and Skylarks to produce some wonderful performances of our Christmas musical ‘It’s a Party’. Every performance was magical! The Penguins formed a lovely nativity tableau for our school nativity service at St. James' Church. Our Christmas lunch and party in the hall were real highlights.
We have continued to love participating in the PE lessons hosted by Premier Sport and to enjoy learning some French.
Autumn Term First Half
We welcomed eight new Penguins in September. There are now eleven lovely Penguins! We have all really enjoyed getting to know the new Penguins and it has been wonderful to see how well they have settled in. This half-term we have been busy exploring our topics 'Amazing Autumn' and 'Magical Me'.
We have spent as much time as possible outside and we are so very lucky that we have such a great outdoor environment in which to play and investigate. The Penguins have worked hard in our garden and have enjoyed planting bulbs ready for the spring, using our wonderful Percy the Park Keeper hut as a base. Indoors the Penguins have enjoyed playing in our doctors' surgery and exploring our fantastic indoor classroom.
The Penguins had great fun picking blackberries from our school field, which we used to make apple and blackberry crumble, which was delicious! We are cooking 'through the alphabet' and have also made cracker faces, golden granola and 'hedgehog' biscuits. We hope you are enjoying the food we bring home with us!
The Penguins particularly enjoyed mixing and then finding autumn colours. They collected conkers, acorns and autumn-coloured leaves and really liked making and then flying spinners, which replicated the tree 'spinners' they found outside.
You might have noticed the hedgehogs, which the Penguins made in many ways, using a variety of materials and demonstrating many different skills - they look wonderful! We have also produced two ‘Penguin Class’ displays, an 'Owl Babies' display and our 'SATPIN' letter displays are dotted around the classroom - they look amazing! We also hope you like our paint ‘hand print’ colour mixing and paint ‘mark-making’ displays.
We have loved participating in the PE lessons hosted by Premier Sport. We have also really enjoyed learning some French, which we practise most days in school.