Welcome to Penguins Class
Mrs Smith Mrs Marshall
The Penguins class is taught by Mrs Smith on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Marshall teaches on Thursday and Friday.
We are a mixed age class of year 3 and year 4.
We are fortunate to be able to have an additional teacher, Miss Sherrell every morning who takes Year 4 for maths in the Rhino Classroom.
Shake, Rock and Roll
In this topic, pupils will become a team of geologists, palaeontologist, seismologists and jewellery experts, finding out about rocks and fossils in a variety of ways.
They will investigate rocks in the local environment and explore changes over time, as well as investigating rocks by searching for crystals and fossils within. Pupils will make the links between rocks and volcanoes and later rocks and soil based upon their own research.They will find out how living things can be turned into 'stone' as fossils.
What is a rock?
How is a fossil formed?
What happens to rocks over a period of time?
How do living things turn into stone?
Where are fossils found?
How is soil formed?
What's the difference between a rock and a precious stone?
At the beginning of each half term the children should complete at least three activities from the grid. Written work must be presented neatly in your homework book. Creative work can be presented in any way of your choosing. Homework will be discussed on Fridays, but it will not be necessary to bring in the work until the date on the sheet.
Please find link to the homework grid below:
We will also send weekly spellings home every Wednesday which will be tested on the following Wednesday morning. Don't forget to logon to Mathletics each week.
The children need regular practice of their times tables. There will be a weekly focus on a specific table.
By the end of Year 3, children should have instant recall of the following tables:
By the end of Year 4, children should have instant recall of all the tables up to 12x12