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Penguin Class

Welcome to Penguin Class!

We are a mixed Year 2 and Year 3 class and Miss Foote is our teacher.

Our lovely teaching assistant is Mrs Woodrow.

 

Our Topic for Summer Term 2 is What Is The Difference Between Surviving & Being Healthy?

 

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Week Beginning 7th June

As part of our learning in Design and Technology, we have been making dreamcatchers. We all enjoyed designing, making and evaluating our designs. We also spent time explaining to our learning partners why we had chosen particular fabrics and colours.

Sometimes referred to as "Sacred Hoops," dreamcatchers were traditionally used as talismans to protect sleeping people, usually children, from bad dreams and nightmares. Native American tribes believes that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. This design and technology project has supported our learning about Native Americans in other areas of the curriculum.

Week Beginning 10th May 2021

We have been learning to play rugby with Bath Rugby Club. It has been great to see how much the children have improved their tactical skills. Great work, Penguins!

Week Beginning 5th October 2020

We have had a bus week in Penguin Class. In music, we have been working with Mrs Banks to compose our own songs and write lyrics, we have been acting out the story of Jonah & The Whale in RE and we have been using Raspberry Pi computers in our computing lessons to create algorithms. Have a look at our learning below!

Penguin Class has made a fantastic start to the school year. Well done to everyone for their focus and determination to work as hard as they can! We have been busy in maths learning about place value, writing a recount of the story Owl Babies and learning about living and dead objects in science. Have a look at us enjoying our learning below.

Design & Technology

We have been working hard to make moving posters with levers and linkages by exploring mechanisms. We designed our posters and then made them. We are looking forward to working together to evaluate our posters so that we can amend them to make them even better and more complex!

Air Ambulance Visit

Simon from Wiltshire and Dorset Air Ambulance visited us to teach us all about the work of the Air Ambulance, how we can help to raise funds for this vital service and to teach us some important lifesaving skills. Our favourite part was practising CPR to the tune of Baby Shark! 

Read All About It!

We have been working very hard in English to write newspaper reports based on the book Stone Age Boy. We wrote and edited our writing to report on what Stone Age Boy had said he witnessed. Come and have a look at our fantastic writing when you are next in school for Book Look Fridays. 

Visit To The Ancient Technology Centre

To support our learning about The Stone Age, we visited the Ancient Technology Centre. We had a great time learning to make Stone Age weapons, learning about Stone Age homes and increasing our knowledge of clothing and food. Have a look at the pictures below to see what we got up to.

Cassandra has been so excited about our Stone Age topic that she continued her learning at home. Have a look at her fantastic Stone Age settlement model. Well done, Cassandra- great work!

Marvellous Maths!

We have been learning about place value and solving problems together. We used a range of concrete resources to support our learning and to explore different ways of solving problems.

Stone Age Topic

As part of learning about the Stone Age, we have been exploring different types of rocks and identifying their properties. Thank you to Rory's parents for bringing in this wonderful resource to support our learning. We also did a dig for rocks and had great fun cleaning them off so we could examine them. 

Trip To Oyster Coppice

We had a fantastic time during our trip to Oyster Coppice. We saw lots of different species of owls, made bug hotels and even got to toast some marshmallows!