Welcome to Penguins Class
The Penguins class is usually taught by Mrs Hudson and is supported by Mrs Robinson. Mrs Hudson is currently absent from School. In her absence Mrs Prince teaches the class 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. Miss Sherrell will be taking Year 4 for maths in the Rhino Classroom. This will be of great benefit to all the class, allowing each year group to be taught as a single age group.
During the Autumn Term the children will be using our Talk for Writing Skills to discover the myths of 'Romulus and Remus' and 'The Dragon and Saint George'. The children will explore the stories and the main characters and then in turn will make imaginative changes which will help them to write their own myth.
Later on in the term, the children will be learning about shape poetry and calligrams, information texts and letters. The children will read and recognise the key features of the aforementioned before writing their own using interesting and carefully chosen vocabulary.
Our topic this term is Dragons: Fact or Fiction?
This term we will be looking into the mythology surrounding dragons around the world. We will be attempting to answer such questions as, "Why are there so many stories about them?" and "Why do they fascinate us so much?"
In our Science lessons we will be investigating 'Light'. We will be learning what light is and what it is made up of as well as discovering how light changes by looking at shadows and the use of mirrors. Later on in the term we will be exploring 'Electricity'.
Topic lessons will be Geographically based for the first part of the Autumn term with an emphasis on identifying the physical and topographical characteristics of areas within the UK. We will be using maps and atlases to support our learning as well as to help us identify where dragons have been reported as living right here in our own country! Later, we will look into the history of who the real Saint George was and evidence of dragons through time.
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 the homework link 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.