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Autumn Term First Half
We welcomed eleven Penguins in September. It has been wonderful to see how well they have settled in to life in school. 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 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 beginning to cook our way 'through the alphabet'. We have also made cracker faces, and 'hedgehog' biscuits. We hope you enjoyed the food we brought home with us!
The Penguins particularly enjoyed mixing autumn colours in school, which we then found during our visit to Wrest Park with Greenfield’s Robin Class. The children participated in a number of activities in the gardens to complement the learning we had been doing in school. We are looking forward to returning to Wrest Park in the Spring Term.
Over the half-term, the children have 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 have made in many ways, using a variety of materials and demonstrating many different skills. We have also produced ‘Penguin Class’ displays, a values display, an 'Owl Babies' display and our 'SATPIN' letter displays are dotted around the classroom. These displays all looking amazing! We also hope you like our paint ‘hand print’ colour mixing and 'mark-making’ displays.
We have loved participating in the PE lessons hosted by Premier Sport.
We have really enjoyed learning some French, which we practise most days in school.
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! This was alongside exploring toys in many different ways.
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 golden granola, gingerbread men and (shape) jam tarts. We hope you are given the occasional taste of the food we bring home with us!
We have produced ‘Bonfire Night’, ‘Diwali' and 'Gingerbread Man' displays, which all look fantastic!
The Penguins’ Christmas celebrations were fantastic! They worked with the Swifts and Skylarks to produce some wonderful performances of our Christmas musical ‘Christmas with the Aliens’. 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 also real highlights.
We have continued to enjoy participating in PE lessons hosted by Premier Sport and learning French, which we practise most days.