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Church of England School - 2019
Manor Road, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AJ  Tel: 01525 872360
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“TSG - the place to be!”
Welcome to Penguins Class - Year 1 (Key Stage 1)

                     Class Teachers:   Mrs Cornelius Mon, Tue, Wed.   Mrs Vickers Wed, Thur, Fri.
     Support from:      Mrs Clark  Full time
     Literacy Support: Mrs Archer Mon, Tue, Wed.
Sp1 Through the Keyhole Parent information sheet 2018.pdf
Penguins 2018 - 2019

Penguins teaching and support Staff

Mrs Vickers, Mrs Cornelius and Mrs Archer

Class Information:

Reading books are changed whenever you have signed and/or commented in your child's reading record so please let us know and keep the reading book in the book bag each day

Library books are changed weekly on Thursday.

PE - outdoor on Tuesday and indoor on Wednesday.  Please send your child to school 'PE ready' wearing their navy school outdoor PE kit and trainers

Show and Tell is on a Thursday (your child will be informed when it is their turn)  

Thank you ever so much for your ongoing support and cooperation.

Spring 2 Islands of Adventure
(Katie Morag)

Spring 1 Through the Keyhole

Autumn Term 2 - Where the wild things are

Autumn term 1 -  We're special

Penguins have ben reading traditional tales. Today we worked with “Elves and the Shoemaker” story.  We learnt lots of new adjectives and had fun describing different shoes.
We're Special

We started our first topic 'We're Special' by being visited by the aliens from 'Here Come the Aliens' who have decided to come back to earth to learn all about the human race. We all took Zorg home to show him about where we live. We spent our first week thinking about our feelings with the help of the 'Mr Men'.  We thought about what makes us happy, grumpy and worried and practiced showing these emotions.

We then looked at how our bodies are similar and different to the aliens.  We labelled a body outline and used George, the school skeleton, and 'Funny Bones' to explore the parts and importance of and recreate the human skeleton.  We became artists and made a clay face with all the necessary features.

Also for the 'We're Special' topic, Mrs Taylor helped us understand the sense of hearing before we made our own musical instruments.  We explored the other senses too with food tasting, smelling and feeling games and I spy walks.

Ella's baby sister visited us with her mum and we learned about how she is different from us and how we change as we grow.  We thought about our own families and enjoyed sharing photographs of our families and friends and understanding the role undertaken by each family member.  
Where the wild things are

In the 2nd half of the autumn term we started out topic about animals.  We learned about how to classify animals into mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and insects as well as understanding which animals are herbivores, omnivores or carnivores.

We had a visit from Teaching Talons who taught us more about a variety of animals that we got to touch and feed as well.
In art we learned about Edward Tinga Tinga and copied his style of art.
Thank you for your support with the take home task where some stunning collages were brought to school.
Teaching Talons
Through the keyhole

In January we looked through the keyhole at homes long ago and compared them to the houses we have now.  To help us with this we visited the Higgins Museum in Bedford where we had a go at washing with dolly's, mangles and flat irons.

We also investigated different materials to wee which was most waterproof for the roof of the three little pig's house.

We also learned about different types of houses and during a walk to the church and the library we identified terraced, semi-detached, detached and bungalows.

The posters promoting where the children live were amazing.  It is interesting to see the highlights chosen by the children to encourage people to visit.  Thank you for supporting them with this work.
Higgins Museum
Waterproof experiment
World Book Day