Welcome to Positive Penguins!
We are the Positive Penguins, the Year 1 and 2 Class.
Our Staff Team: Mrs Shoesmith - Class Teacher (Monday - Wednesday), Mrs Percival - Class Teacher (Wednesday - Friday) and Miss Nicholas - Teaching Assistant (Monday- Friday).
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Monday 6th July 2020
Good Morning Penguins and welcome back to another fantastic week of home learning! A virtual high five to everyone for all of your amazing work last week, we are very proud of you all. We enjoyed our class zoom calls again this week and had lots of fun playing the scavenger hunt game. We are looking to seeing you all again next week either in school or virtually on our Friday class zoom sessions. We hope that you enjoyed your zoom transition sessions with your new class teachers last week. They were all very impressed by how fabulous you all are and are very excited to have you in their classes in September. Make sure that you take a look at our 'Online Learning Shout Outs' section below and join us in celebrating your fantastic online learning achievements. Keep up the fantastic work Penguins and don't forget to send us your fabulous photos. We miss you all so much and we look forward to seeing pictures of all of your fantastic work as well as hearing about it from you during our zoom calls.
This week our home learning is slightly different and will focus on transition in preparation for starting in your new classes in September. We would also like you to take part in our virtual sports day on Tuesday 7th July. All of the information you will need is stored in the special star folders below. You can also access further information on the Transition Home Learning page and the PE and Sports Blog page on the website just click on the links below.
We have also included our usual academic and creative home learning activities for those of you who also wish to complete those. You will find all of the information you need in the 'Current Home Learning' star folders below. Please let us know if you need any help with anything and remember to email us and send photos of your fabulous work and adventures. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to keep checking the Songs and Stories from Mrs P and Mrs S section below. Gangsta Granny chapters 1 to 28 are ready and waiting for your listening pleasure and the final chapters will be added this week.
Don't forget to listen to this weeks Greenside Weekly Playlist on the music page. Click on the link below.
Have a fun filled week and enjoy your learning everyone!
Mrs Shoesmith, Mrs Percival and Miss Nicholas
Online Shout Outs w/b 29.6.20
Lots more online learning 'shout outs' again this week. Keep up the great work everyone!
It was Week One of TT Rock Stars Battle of The Bands as Year 2 took on Year 3 to earn as many points as possible and what a week it was! As I wrote these shout outs on Sunday 5th July at 8pm, the scores were 17970 for Year 2 and 17258 for Year Three so well done Year 2, you are winning so far! There is still one week to go so keep going- we need all children in Year 2 to play along if possible. Special shout outs to all those who have played to contribute to our winning score: Harrison, Poppy, George, Imogen, Eadie, Alex and Fliss. A huge well done also to Poppy who has earnt a new rock star status and has climbed up 7 rock statuses since starting and to Harrison who has earnt his first rock star status. Amazing! For those in Year 2 who want to join in earning rock status awards, simply play on the ‘Studio’ section ten times to create your baseline speed and then you can start earning awards for improving your average speed per question.
On Numbots last week, Addison, Sophia and George worked on their addition and subtraction maths skills to increase their robot level. There are 18 robot levels to work through which become progressively harder: Rust, Iron, Tin, Brass, Copper, Steel, Chrome, Glass, Tungsten, Aluminium, Kevlar, Carbon Fibre, Titanium, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. I wonder how far you can all get?
Bug Club shout outs for last week go to Oliver B, Henry, Addison, George, Isaac and Imogen who did some online reading last week and completed the quizzes. Lots of you are reading other books too so well done- we love to hear about anything you have been reading. Keeping up with regular reading is one the most important things you can do during home learning so please try to read a few times a week, whether online or a ‘real’ book.
It was a very ‘buzzy’ week on Spelling Shed once again last week with thousands of Bee points being earned for correct spellings- amazing! A virtual high five to Isaac, Sophia, Addison, Alex, Dylan, Eadie, Fliss, George, Grace. Harrison. Henry, Imogen, Max, Ollie B and Poppy for completing some spelling games.
Now to our Mathletics shout outs… Oliver B, Poppy, George, Eadie and Alex all earned Bronze awards.Super job! Children need to earn 1,000 points per week to gain a Bronze award. Collect 5 Bronze awarded to earn a silver certificate and collect 4 Silvers for a Gold. Click the ‘My Awards’ button to view your certificates. If you have any problems accessing or downloading certificates yourself, please send an email and let us know.
On Education City, Eadie, Alex, George, Henry, Imogen and Isaac logged in and completed tasks last week in Maths and English. Shout outs and virtual high fives to you!
Mrs Shoesmith's Hot Air Balloon Adventure.
Hi everyone I hope that you are having a great week. Rather than uploading a new chapter of our book Gangsta Granny today I thought I would share my hot air balloon adventure with you. A few years ago I was extremely lucky to be given to opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon. It was an incredible experience and I would love to do it again one day. Take a look at the PowerPoint below where I share my exciting adventure with lots and lots of photographs.
Mrs Shoesmith's Hot Air Balloon Adventure Part 1 & 2
Your Home Learning Photos and Videos
We love to hear from you. Please email us any photos and videos of what you have been doing and let us know if you are happy for them to be shared here on our class blog page.
Oliver B's bike ride, map and photos. Great job!
Ollie's super book review of 'Through The Lion's Gate'
Week 1 - On Wednesday 22nd April I planted different seeds at home. As I didn't have any spare plant pots I had to improvise and recycle items that I already had at home. I planted sunflower seeds in old wellies, tomato seeds in an old hanging basket and I cut the side out of an empty juice carton and planted pepper seeds inside. To set up our comparative seed growing investigation I planted pepper seeds in some foil food trays. I labelled the four foil trays carefully and placed them in the following places in my house.
Container 1 - sunshine & water - on the kitchen windowsill - I will remember to water this one!
Container 2 - sunshine & no water - on the kitchen windowsill - I won't water this one.
Container 3 - no sunshine & water - in the under stairs cupboard in the dark - I will water this one!
Container 4 - no sunshine & no water - in the under stairs cupboard in the dark - I won't water this one.
Week 2 - On Wednesday 29th April I photographed our comparative seed growing investigation pots and checked for growth. After 1 week we have no signs of growth yet. I shall keep watering the pots that need water and checking all four pots for growth. The little M&S pots that I planted on the same day are now starting to grow and have little shoots. I have posted photos above for you to have a look. I will keep posting updated photos each week as the plants grow. Have you updated your 'plant growth table' from science lesson 3? Keep watering your plants and updating this chart weekly.
Week 3 - On Wednesday 6th May I checked all of the seeds that I had planted in week 1. The tomato seeds I planted in a hanging basket haven't started to grow yet or the pepper seeds I planted in a recycled juice container. I have been keeping these in a sunny place but they are outside in my garden. Do you think this might be why they haven't started to grow yet? The little M&S pots have started to grow apart from the pepper seeds. I am going to re-pot these in bigger pots over the weekend. The sunflowers in wellies have also started to grow and they are 2cm tall and growing taller everyday. Our seed investigation is still showing no sign of growth. I planted pepper seeds in the pots so I wonder if this is one of the reasons they haven't started to grow yet? I have also moved them to a sunnier location at the front of the house to see if a little more sun light and warmth helps. I have posted photos above for you to see the growth so far. Also remember to keep watering and caring for your own plants and updating the weekly growth chart from science lesson 3. More science home learning coming next week!
Week 4 - Over the weekend I planted the cress seeds for this weeks science investigation. 1 pot will be kept indoors in a warmth and 1 pot will be kept outdoors in the cold. I also started a new seeds growing investigation as those planted in week 1 are showing no sign of growth. This time I planted cress seeds in each of the 4 pots as cress seeds usually grow very quickly. Fingers crossed the investigation works this time.
Week 5 - The cress investigations have all grown very quickly and you can see the results in the photos above. The cress growing inside grew much stronger, greener and healthier than the cress growing outside. Why do you think this is? Is this the result you thought we would see?
The second attempt at the seed growing investigation this time using cress was a big success. The seeds which had both sun light and water grew the best. They grew strong, green and healthy. The seeds which had sunlight but no water didn't really start to grow. The seeds which had water but no sunlight started to grow but looked weak and a yellow colour. The seeds which had no sunlight and no water didn't grow at all. (See the result photos above). Were the results the same as you predicted?
The sunflowers planted in the wellies are growing taller everyday and the peppers planted in the recycled juice carton finally have shoots!
Once upon a time....
Once upon a time ...
Our very own Joe Wicks!
The Dingle Dangle Scarecrow (Part 1)
The Dingle Dangle Scarecrow (Part 2)
Maisy loving her learning.
Oliver's Band Challenge!
Fliss reading her letter to Captain Tom.
Happy Birthday Alex
Ready, steady, fire the catapult!
Pull back and...release the marshmallows! Super catapulting, Mya.
Author at work- enjoy listening to Fliss' story.
Harrison brightening our day with a song.
PE is on a Wednesday. Pupils should come to school dressed in their PE kit on this day.
Homework is set on a Friday to completed by the following Wednesday.
Reading books should be brought into school on a Monday and a Thursday.
Spring 2 - Sport Relief Mile
We had a very exciting morning last Wednesday (11.3.20) at Greenside. In order to raise money for Sport Relief, everyone came to school dressed in sports clothes and something red and ran a mile. We were all very impressed as everyone displayed such positive attitudes towards the mile. Children showed good understanding for the cause and it was clear that everyone gave it a good go! The mile entailed 8 laps around both of the playgrounds, which some children ran, some walked and some even skipped. The best part was that each and every one of the children had a huge smile on their faces!
Spring 2 - World Book Day
We enjoyed lots of book related activities on World Book Day, including a team quiz, writing our own mini stories about knights and dragons, designing a book token, sharing our stories and learning how to illustrate. It was a fantastic day and our outfits were all fabulous!
Spring 1 - Chinese New Year ICE Day
Spring 1 - Moving Words Poetry Workshop
Colin, Julie and Adam came into school to deliver a fantastic poetry workshop all about communication. Through words, actions and dance, we learnt about cave paintings, carrier pigeons, the telephone, the telegram, texts, emails and much more! We enjoyed performing to parents, carers, grandparents and to Mrs Fuller at the end of the day.
Spring 1 - Dia De Los Reyes (The Day of the Kings)
The children participated in a wonderful theme day based upon the Spanish festival Dia De Los Reyes (The Day of the Kings). During the day, we made non-alcoholic sangria; tasted some delicious Spanish food; played traditional Spanish games and practiced greeting each other in Spanish! The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned some interesting information about Spain!