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Welcome to Penguins Class Page!

Mrs Baker class teacher

 Miss Moore and Mrs Parsons TAs



At the core of our school values at Drapers and proudly celebrated every day are:


 The right to learn

   The right to be safe

   The right to have fun

      The right to have a voice




Help us reach our 96% attendance target by making sure your child comes to school every day and arrives on time for the register.

Together we will make a difference!

Term 6

Traction Man

Who have you saved today?



This term we are going on an exciting journey and following the steps of super hero Traction Man.

The children will learn the features of adventure stories and invent their own adventure stories.

We will continue to develop our already amazing sentence writing skills and focus in particular on creative language to make our stories even more fabulous!

In maths we are going to perfect our adding and subtracting skills and become number bonds super heroes.



Week 5

Well done to Asi our star this week for her great determination.

She simply never gives up!

It has been a very busy and exciting week for all of us. The children have met their new teacher and had a great time getting to know their new class mates.

Next year's year 2 teachers extremely impressed with the children's behaviour and their aptitude towards their work.

Penguins class have made me very proud indeed! nosurprise

Penguins newsletter week 5

Year 1 differentiated home learning week 5

Some of the learning this week

Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic

Lady plate
Shaping the clay
Pet bowl
Miss hiccups teapot
Mummy saucer and baby cup
Using tools to create patterns

Week 4

This week we have practised our multiplying skills and counting in different steps. The children are becoming more confident in using or even creating their own arrays.

Please check your child's book bag for this week's home learning on multiplication.

Well done to Amelia again, our queen our multiplication!

Our 100 and 150 time star readers!

Outdoor Talk 4 Writing-character description for our Traction man song

Multiplication work

Positioning counters into columns and rows
How many different lots of cubes?
Find the corresponding repeated addition sum
Can you make your own array?
How many lots of 2s?
What's the multiplication sentence like?

Week 3


Penguin Newsletter week 3

Home learning for this week has been set up on Education City. We have also provided a paper copy for those with no Internet access at home.



Well done to Joshua this week for showing real endeavour in his work.

Traction Man is making himself home in our classroom...

Traction Man is waiting for your writing!
Food for super heroes
What has happened to the dollies?
Traction Man's adventures in his home and garden
Traction Man story map-

And what a week it has been...



We started with Miss Barrett's 40th Birthday celebration

We had a party! What a super team we have here!
Miss Lena made us an amazing 3-tiered cream cake
Miss Barrett blowing her candles, make a wish!

KS1 Sports Day - Our little Olympians!

Outdoor learning in the pond area-Creating and describing characters

We are keeping zen - Yoga session

Week 2

Well done to Bailey this week for trying to turn things around and beginning to change his attitude towards his learning! Keep it up!surprise




We have all had a very busy week, the children have excelled themselves in their phonics screening and made us all extremely proud! Well done Year 1 children and a big thank you to our wonderful and dedicated TAs and HLTAs for supporting us this week. We could not have done it without you! You are amazing! smiley

Independent phonics in continuous provision

Teaching each other reading strategies
Matching words to pictures
A one man job!
Solving word puzzles

Happy Birthday Joshua!

Our 150 time super star readers

Week 1


Penguins newsletter

Well done to Amelia this week for always giving 100% effort in everything she does.

Next week it will be year 1 phonics screening.

The children have worked their socks off this week and applied relentlessly all the knowledge they have gained this year in phonics!

The screening consists in 40 real and nonsense words for children to read, sound out and blend.

We have set differentiated phonics home learning this week, please spend time this week end to read through the list of words with your child. 

We have also added a phonics revision table in our newsletter to help you support your support your child with their sound identification and pronunciation.

Useful links to phonics games:



Fun with phonics

Burried Treasure
Reading and sorting real and nonsense words
Identifying graphemes
Applying phonics knowledge to build sentences

Happy Birthday Our Majesty!

We have had great fun celebrating the 90th birthday of our queen.

Children had a picnic on the field and played games.

Later on the whole school gathered again, this time on the big playground, to make a large human Union Jack flag. Photo to follow, so watch this space!

Learning to look after our teeth

Number bonds

Term 5

Bluebell wood and magic pond

The Bog Baby

Welcome back!

Our learning this term will revolve around the topic of Bluebell woodland and pond/bog habitat.

Our journey will begin with the magical story of The Bog Baby.

We will explore the world of plants and make good use of the fantastic outdoor areas we have at school to find out about plant features and grow our own plants.

We are continuing our work on number bonds and intend to become experts in partitioning numbers. The children will learn to answer multiplication and division questions.

In music, we will experiment with instruments including our voices, how low and high we can go . In geography we will explore seasonal and daily weather patterns as well as our surrounding environment.



Term 5 year 1 medium term planning

Week 7

Well done to Cameron, he is our star this week. He has showed such improvement in his sentence writing and made exceptional efforts in his behaviour for learning.surprise

Year 1 week 7 homework

Position and movement

This week our focus in maths has been about position and direction. The children have practised using positional language to describe the location of objects in our surrounding environment.

Can you use the prepositions above, between, under, next to, in front of, behind to describe positions of objects in your home?

The children have also learned to give each other directions using appropriate vocabulary. 

If you face you bedroom door and go left a quarter of a turn, what can you see now?

What will you see if you do half a turn?


Practising whole, half and quarter of a turn
What can I see now?
Describing position using simple coordinates
Where am I?
Moving forwards, backwards, left and right
Learning to use prepositions

Where am I now? The position song

A song about the language of position for children. Watch our young friend on his adventure as he has fun with a monkey before needing to get away from a monster, a dragon, a dinosaur, a couple of giants and the big bad wolf.

Week 6


Well done to Kevin for his efforts at home with his reading and for his amazing work and behaviour at school!

Penguins newsletter week 6

Penguins home learning week 6

Learning together afternoon

Warm thank you to you all for making this afternoon a real success.

Performing poetry

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We are learning about poetry features and performed our poem Apples, Apples to the rest of the class. We recited the poem by heart accompanied it with our own actions.

Performance 2

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Performance 3

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Performance 4

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Performance 5

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Innovating our poems

Make your own rhymes!
Words that rhyme
Voila! Our new poem with rhyming couplets.

Week 5

Well done to Lexie this week for displaying a growing confidence in a group but also whole class setting.

Lexie has come on a long way since she has started in Penguins. I am so very proud of her. no

Attendance has not been great in Penguins. This week we are bottom of the league again with a disappointing 92%.

Come on Penguins we can do better!

This week time is of the essence...

Understanding the length of a minute in PE-How many actions can you perform within a minute?

Learning to use resources to measure time-sand timers and electronic timers

Mini challenges in our provision
Measuring with a 1 minute sand timer
How tall a tower can one build in a minute
Sorting beads into colour groups within a minute
Sorting alien and real words under a minute
Find the word within half a minute
How long does it take to jump 20 times?

What time is it Mr Wolf?

Reading and showing o'clock times
Five o'clock
Half past ten
Learning half past and quarter past/to
Half past nine
Half past eleven

What's the Time?

It's a video to help children learn how to tell the time.

Week 4


Well done to Joseph this week for improving his behaviour for learning and producing great quality work as a result!

Week 4 penguins newsletter

Our environment is changing

E-safety top tips!

We use Education City in computing to answer e-safety questions. We have also designed our own e-safety posters to display around the school and remind everybody how to stay safe online!

Solving multiplication problems and using sharing to divide into halves and quarters

To understand that plants change their appearance over time.

We are exploring the features of plants and learning to identify and classify common plants such as trees, bushes and flowers.

We observed many differences in the types of trees present in our school grounds. We compared the leaves we could find, in terms of size, colour and shape. We found some EVERGREEN TREES, they never loose their leaves, and some DECIDUOUS TREES, their leaves fall in the autumn.

We talked about what happen to plants throughout the seasons and used art to show these changes.

Week 3

Well done to Melanie for her amazing work on multiplication this week and also for showing such kindness towards her peers.

Learning multiplication by grouping

Real life arrays

2x3=6 and 3x2=6
4 rows of 6
5 rows and 3 columns
4+4+4+4 or 4 lots of 4
4x3=12 or 3x4=12
2x4=8 or 4x2=8
Can you try this one yourself?
3 groups of 3

We made arrays to match multiplication sentences

Week 2

Well done to Callum our star of the week.

Callum has been working hard on changing his attitude towards his learning and has shown real endeavour in his work.

Penguins Newsletter week 1

Homework challenge week 1

Planting lesson

Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers


In PSHE we have debated the pros and cons of keeping wild animals in captivity. 

We played 'decision alley'. The class was split so we had to agree to disagree and shook hands.

What would you do? Would you rather keep Bog Baby in the jar or release him in his natural habitat?

Talk 4 Writing story prompts- Time connectives


We are using these pictures to help us sequence the story events when retelling and writing the story. 


Week 1

Welldone to Larah and Amelia for approaching their learning with such enthusiasm this week. They have both displayed fabulous story telling skills and were excellent role models for their groups. I am very proud of them!


Week 1

My name is Bond! Number Bond!

We are learning our number bonds for 10 and 20.

Please practise these at home and learn them by heart!



1+ 9 =10             11+ 9=20

2+ 8=10             12+ 8=20

3+ 7=10             13+ 7=20

4+ 6=10             14+ 6=20

5+ 5=10             15+ 5=20

What number patterns can you notice?

Have a go at writing the inverse addition sums now!

E.g  2+ 8=10   and 8+ 2=10 are inverse sentences.

Using bond beads and Numicons to help us find our number bonds

Bog Baby in Mrs Baker's Bluebell wood
She had not seen one since she was a little girl!
We put him in a jar
Bog Baby's habitat in progress
Our class text map
We Bog Baby's found footprints in our pond area!
Re-telling the story with actions in the pond area
Talk for writing in action
We fished, and fished and fished!



Term 4:

What do Aliens think of life on Earth?

Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Hounds





Beegu enjoyed her time spent with us at Drapers last term. She loved the company of Penguins class and learned so much about life at our school.

This term the children are making the acquaintance of Dr Xargle, an alien teacher, and his class. Together we are going to, amongst other things, learn how to look after dogs, design chairs for our four legged friends and continue to explore materials and their properties.

Visit our class page every week to keep updated with all the fun learning taking place in Penguins class!


Term 4 Year 1 Medium Term Plan

Week 5

I have chosen this week to reward all the children in Penguins' for their dedicated hard work this term!

I am extremely proud of them, keep up the good work and behaviour!


We are learning to partition numbers into tens and units.

using Diens apparatus
How many tens and units?
1 ten and 5 units make 15
Week 4

Well done to Marek again for his super independent learning!

Week 4 home challenge

Sport Relief activities

What we have been up to in our writing

Learning to use the -ed suffix
Identifying past and present of regular verbs game
Story group planning
Learning about capital letters.
Writing capital letters in the right places.
Segmenting for writing activity
Recognising capital and lower case letters.
Working on character description
Thinking about descriptive vocabulary for cats
Group story plan
Individul story plan
Story beginning 1
Story beginning 2
Story beginning 3

Problem solving involving mass

We are learning to compare and order masses

We are learning to add multiples of 10 and 100 to solve mass problems. We jumped up large scales to count in 10s or in 100s when adding masses in grams and kilograms.

Why don't you practise at home using chalk on a surface outside. What step will you count in?

Week 3
Happy Birthday to Marek, 6 this week!
Well done to Asi for her super writing this week!
Tommy our 50 time reader!
Yes we have 100 time readers too!

Penguins newsletter

We have set some additional spelling practice, please check your child's book bag.

I have also , as discussed during parents evenings, some handwriting and high frequency words practice sheets available. 

Take One Island Day-The Romans

We watched videos about the Romans and compared their lifestyle with ours.

Did you know that Drapers Mills was built on a Roman settlement?

The children found out about the amazing Roman's legacy and created 3D Roman towns.

Que Tiempo Hace hoy?

We are learning to say the weather in Spanish. How many different types of weather can you recognise in the song?


We have been exploring a range of measuring equipment and are learning to measure mass, capacity and length. 

We are getting better at reading scales and are now learning to count in 100s!


How many kilograms?
How many centimetres wide?
How many centimetres tall?
Week 2

For this week's home challenge, I would like the children to practise spelling their high frequency words. The children have been given a word mat matching their ability. Please help your child achieve their writing targets by practising these spellings regularly.

Five words a week is a good start!


We have 3 new RED TED owners!!!

Well done to Shanade, Larah and Jenson for reading 50 times. Keep the good reading up!


Well done to Kevin, our star this week!

Kevin has displayed exemplary behaviour this week and never gets distracted when working independently or in a group.

I am extremely proud of him!

World Book Day

We had a great time sharing our favourite stories with our reading buddies from year 4 Giraffes. 

We are learning to share into equal groups

Our innovated story maps

We changed the dog for a cat
Pinsh gets eaten up by a tiger!

We have been working hard on improving our sentences and preparing ourselves to write our new sentences.

To be published next week!

Week 1 



Star of the week

Well done to Justin for his amazing work across the board!

He has come leaps and bounds and is now an independent writer!



Week 1 home fraction challenge

Our Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds' story maps

We shared Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds story and had great fun acting out the story and making up our own actions as part of Talk 4 Writing.

The children then created their own picture maps and wrote sentences to sequence the key events of the story.

We are all working hard towards achieving our writing targets and are practising daily. 

Help your child improve their writing and practise their letter formation, segmenting sounds to write words, high frequency words spellings, sentence writing with spaces between words and correct punctuation...

I am available after school every day to assist you and answer any questions you may have, please come and see me if you need help.

We have been learning to halve and quarter shapes, quantities and numbers.

We used the folding technique to find halves and quarters of shapes.

Did you know that quartering is the same than halving twice? 

We used cubes to help us find fractions of numbers and practised writing fractions accurately with a numerator and a denominator.

We had great fun planning an alien picnic and used fractions to help us design lovely pizzas and yummy plates of alien food.


Introduction to Fractions for Kids

You will learn about "Introduction to Fractions" in this video. Look at this pizza. It is a whole. Now, divide it into 6 equal parts. One out of these six parts can be expressed as one upon six. This number is read as one sixth.

Constructing chairs for dogs

In D&T we used a range of materials to make chairs for dogs.

Mrs Baker set us a list of star challenges to attempt.

*    Build a simple chair.

**  Build a chair with a sun cover.

***Build a chair with a chair with a cup holder.

Term 3:

What do aliens think of life on planet Earth?

Come along and join Beegu's adventures on Earth!

This term our topic will be around space and aliens, Year 1 will start using Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing' and 'Talk for Reading' approaches and bring writing and reading to life in the classroom!

To find out more about it follow the link below:


In maths the children will continue developing strategies to help them add and subtract. I wonder who will be our first white badge winner? Come on my little ninjas!


In science, we will learn about materials and explore their properties. Children will then use their knowledge of materials in D&T to help them plan and design the perfect home for Beegu on Earth.


We will also learn about weather patterns in the UK and have a go at saying it in Spanish too!!!


This promises to be a very busy and exciting term indeed. Stay in touch, we will keep you posted!







Year 1 Term 3 overview plan

Week 6

It has been a busy term in Penguins, we have not had a minute of rest and have made the most of our available learning time!

I am very pleased to see how the children's writing has come along since last term.

Please continue to support your child's learning at home by reading every day and completing their home challenge each week. I cannot stress how important this is and what difference it makes in your child's progress and self-esteem.

Remember to check daily your child's book bag for homework and other important written communication.



Take One Artist Day- Vincent Van Gogh

We had a great day learning about the life and amazing work of the Dutch expressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh.

We created a class tableau of his Starry Night using his famous stroke with the brush (we used our fingers!!!) technique.

Once dried, we will assemble the different tableaux we made and create a class master piece! Watch this space!

Our very own Van Gogh!
Starry Night

Chinese New Year

We have been learning about the Chinese New Year and its origin. 2016 is the Year of the Dragon.

We shared Chinese New Year story and Children wrote some beautiful stories to recount the myth of Chinese New Year.

We practised using chopsticks to pick up small items as part of our funky fingers activities.

We also tasted prawn crackers with a very hot chilli dip! Yummy!!

The Chinese New Year story

Chinese crackers and sweet chilli sauce tasting

Talk for Writing- Invention phase

Here are some examples of our fabulous invented stories. The children collaborated to plan their stories. They used their own ideas but also 'stole' good ideas from books read this term!



We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time.

Week 5

  Well done Justin for being an overall super star and making amazing progress this term!

Penguins newsletter week 5

Our attendance this week is 89.9%.

Well done Kelsey who earned her RED TED

Talk for Writing - Invention phase

Whole class setting of planet Boosh, Beegu's home.
Wishing story ideas-group1
Group2 mind map
Group3 mind map
Whole class story map
Penguins space adventures picture map
Ziz-zag book
Independent writing
Sequencing events of a wishing story
Space adventures
Make a wish!

D&T using tools to assemble materials-Building houses

Independent learning in our continuous provision

It is all happening in the imagination corner
Talking prices-Buying ans selling food
Clever hands-cutting & assembling 3D shapes nets
Dexterity at its best-those fingers work magic
Cutting and folding
Independent writing-Describing a setting
Practise spelling high frequency words
Read,say and copy then cover and write
Using ICT independently

Week 4

Week 4 year 1 homework


Well done to Scarlett and Cameron for holding the fort this week while I was absent. I was extremely proud to see the work they have both accomplished this week and above all to hear about their amazing behaviour for learning.

A big thank you as well to Shanade, Kevin, Marta, Joseph, Lydia and Callum for reading every day this week and getting their reading record signed daily.

A lot of children are getting closer the 50 times reading line, so keep reading and there will be more RED TED on their way!

Children reaching the 100 times reading bar will be able to chose a book to take home, we have a handful very close indeed, check our RED TED display!

Some of our learning this week

Independent phonics
Learning to level up our vocabulary
SPAG -Can you use these words in a sentence?
Building houses-Team work to assemble materials
Using tools to attach materials
A smart tepee
The foundation of my house
The roof of my hut
A castle

Week 3

Well done to Shanade this week, she has turned her behaviour around and has been trying her very best in all her work. I am extremely proud of her!

Penguins Newsletter week 3

Penguins homework week 3

We have had lots of fun investigating coins. We sorted, counted, swapped and played shop to get to grasp with the value of each coin.

Can you identify the coins below?

Can you use different coins to make 10p? 20?

How many different combinations can you find?

Sorting by shape, colour, size or value?
Problem solving
Reading prices
How many ways to make 10p?
Learning about coins with ICT
Funky Fingers at work-Tricky sorting
Still sorting
Playing shop. How much do I owe you?

Innovating our story-Talk for Writing

Week 2

Well done to Daniel for his amazing independent segmenting during our group work! Daniel has come leaps and bonds since he has started at Drapers, I am very proud of you Daniel!no

We have a proud new RED TED owner!

Well done Summer for reading 50 times!

Subtraction factory

Practise taking away with cubes.
Learning the take away sign
Remembering numbers order
Taking away a cube at a time to avoid confusion
Learning to record subtraction sentences
Then left to do it independently!
Working independently today!
Counting back on the number line
Counting back on the 100 square

Talking about and describing materials

How many different materials can you recognise? 

Go on a material hunt at home and see if you can find things made of wood, metal, plastic, fabric, stone or glass.


The brick is heavy (Jenson)
Gloves can stretch (Melanie)

Talk for writing & Talk for reading

Story map
Class discussion
Talk for reading
Listening is important.
The speaker holds talking ted.
Identifying a character's feelings
Impersonating Beegu calling home
A very concerned mother!
Babble Gabble or taking in turn to retell a story
It works standing up too.
We are all experts at this now.
Guess what our action means.
Class story map
Finger spaces astronaut to the rescue
Feeling more confident now!

Week 2 homework challenge

For this week's homework we would like the children to choose one of the space challenges below.

These homework projects will need to be completed and brought back to school before the 5th February 2016. 

I am available every day after school to answer any queries you may have, so please do not hesitate.

Thank you for your support.

Week 1


Well done to Joshua, Amelia and Asi for settling so well in Penguins this week! They have all displayed real determination during tricky tasks and have been exemplary models of behaviour!

Week 1 Homework

Our environment is changing

Talk for Writing in action

Adding skills

Use a number line to add from a given number
Using multilink cubes to add
Converting our adding into number sentences

Douce nuit, sainte nuit

A Merry Christmas to you all!
I wish all my little penguins a fantastic and well deserved Christmas break.
With love from Mrs Baker

Term 2

Why are humans

not like tigers?


YEAR 1 SHOW CASE 21.10.15

Year one children have made us proud during their show case to their families.

They displayed confidence and enjoyment in their performance, particularly when singing Spanish songs and parading in their designed hats.

They showed off their great reading skills while recounting the story of Sunny the meerkat.

Well done to all the children in year 1 and thank you to all of you for your support!


Spanish numbers and colours song:

This week we are learning to recognise dotted and shaped number patterns to solve problems

We are getting better at identifying patterns on die, dominoes and Numicons.

We are also beginning to apply these skills to help us solve addition problems.

How many different ways can you think of making 10?

Try to use dominoes at home to do this! Have fun!

Segmenting for writing

Children in my phonics set have worked very hard this term. We have consolidated our basic sounds and will start learning diagraphs next term.

The children are learning to segment (separate) and blend (combine) sounds. These skills are necessary for learning to read and write. 

We have provided an End of term phonics pack which you could use to support your child's reading during the holiday.





RED TED is spending the weekend with Mrs Baker.

Helping Mr Jones with his reading. Mr Jones has not been reading every day and often gets stuck on tricky words.


Having fun looking at recipe books
We need our reading skills everyday!

You too can get your own RED TED if you keep reading every day at home!


Penguins' amazing independent writing

All these children have made progress this term in their writing, well done I am so proud of you!

Come and have a look at your children's wonderful writing on our Breaking News board in Penguins cloakroom!

We have started designing our hats and have used different shapes and patterns to decorate them.

We then used our imagination to express how our different hats made us feel and act.

What hat will you wear tomorrow?

Guided reading is fun and busy

Capital letter recognition game
Practising cursive handwriting
Making those finger joints work!
Building sentences
Pencil control in glitters
Can you find the matching pair?
Learning to handle book sensibly
Sentence puzzles


Come and join RED TED on the hot air balloon!

Well done Lionel for taking care of a new entrant this week and displaying most of our school values this week.

Penguins Week 5 Newsletter

How to pick a hat that matches your personality...
His majesty Justin
General Baker  and reporter Amelia
Lieutenant Jenson
Summer the explorer
King Kevin
Sorceress Lydia
PC Albert
Hunter Callum and his highness Cameron
Witch Marta
Mr Marek
So pretty!
PC Igor

We are exploring hats of all shapes and sizes. 

We have been thinking about the purposes and features of hats and have designed our own hats.

Next week we will make hats using reclaimed materials.



Recommended book

We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing.

Sequencing daily events.
3 Little Pigs Zig zag books
The Enormous Crocodile re-telling
Which time opener would you use?
Marvelous independent writing
Fabulous setting description.
Using synonyms to level up our writing
Selecting the correct time opener
Applying newly learned skills in our writing
Another great written sequence.
First, after, next, last

We are practising colour names while learning our numbers,

Come one everybody let's get this done, numbers in the teens all start with a 1!

Learning to use different strategies to add quantities.

Well done Marek for being such a role model of good behaviour this week!


We are learning to describe settings and have been trying to use our senses to write descriptive sentences about various places.

We are learning to use adjectives to level up our writing and our teacher is always challenging us to find synonyms to make our sentences more amazing and exciting to read.

It's hard work but we are practising!



We have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes and have started to learn about their properties.

Can you name a shape with 12 edges and 8 vertices?

How many faces does a cylinder have?

Shapes are everywhere in our environment. Look around and see how many different shapes you can find.

Attendance cup, we came 3rd this week, well done Penguins!

This week's star is Scarlett for her amazing work and brilliant leadership during group work!

European Day of Languages


Our teacher is French so we have spent the day learning about France. We have learned to introduced ourselves in French and have explored some of the food you would eat at a French table!

We all dressed up in book characters to raise money for our RED TED reading competition.

We had lots of fun!


French greetings from Penguins

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Eiffel Towers competition

We are learning to use adjectives to describe characters' appearance and personality.

Writing describing sentences about Sunny with 'and' connective.

We are learning to use ordinal numbers.

Take one author day at Drapers - Roald Dahl-The Enormous Crocodile

Our topic this term revolves around the story Meerkat Mail from Emily Gravett. We have practised sequencing events of the story in the correct order.

Use the story map below and see if you can re-tell the story to your family. Can you remember what happens at the end?

We are learning to write postcards

Next time you go on holiday why not sending us a postcard:

Penguins class

Drapers-Mill primary academy

St Peter's footpath




Don't forget the stamp! frown

We are learning about shadows and have been using light to create our own shadows with our bodies.

Well done Kevin for his amazing independent writing and number work this week! nosmiley

Learning to order and spell the days of the week.

Can you order the days of the week?

You can listen to the song below to help you remember the sequence:


How many can you spell correctly?


Learning to count in different steps.

Funky Fingers

Developing fine motor skills writing patterns.
Safely and accurately!
Sitting upright and a good pencil grip!

Penguins newsletter 1



Some familiar faces on our walls

Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor

Off we go on a train!
"Let's save the water! Put the bowl under!"
All aboard our Yellow Submarine!
Wellcome to our reading jungle!
Homework project by Melanie
Homework project by Aiden
Homework project by Kevin
Our underworld display

Welcome to Kangaroos!

It's so wonderful to be back in the classroom! All Kangaroos are working really hard in their learning.

Thank you for your amazing underwater designs! Great job!

Please, see updates soon and look for a newsletter and important dates on this page.

Can I just remind all  the parents about bringing PE kits on Wednesdays!





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