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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. 

PE will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. This will take place outside as often as possible so the children will benefit from having navy track suit trousers in their PE kit.  We have a timetabled library session each week where the children are encouraged to choose a book to borrow and bring home to share with you.


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.

Key Questions:

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?

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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.


Simple ways to make spelling fun

Times Tables

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


Tips for practicing Times Tables

VIP presentations

Why not try these websites: