Class One

Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

This half-term we have started a topic called Penguins, Possums and Pigs and in the corner of our classroom we have Antartica. There is an igloo, an ice hole and fishing rods. Penguins are starting to appear in games and as art work.

In English we have read the book ‘Wanted: The Perfect Pet’. Henry the little boy desperately wants a pet dog but Mum doesn’t want to have one. The Duck lives a long way away and desperately wants a friend. The book shows us how the two meet and then keeps you in suspense to see if they can be friends.
We are exploring the two characters by using question words to find out more about them. We are practising writing in full sentences and we will soon be writing our own versions of the story.

In Maths we are revising counting and numbers. it is important that we count carefully and not always in ones. It is also important to be able to read and write numbers. Our older children are looking at how numbers can be partitioned into tens and units. We are having fun looking at large numbers too.

In art we are creating penguins. We have experimented using different drawing tools and then coloured a penguin outline in to make it look ‘feathery’. We will also be painting penguins, making collage penguins and sculpting penguins.

In our Geography we are looking at the other continents and their climates.


Outdoor learning and practical work is an important part of our development.