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Positive Penguins

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).  

 

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. 

 

Please scroll down to see our latest learning. 
Songs and Stories from Mrs P and Mrs S! 

Zoo Time (Charanga) Backing Track

Zoo Time (Charanga) - With Words

This was our silly song from this half term's Charanga lessons for you to sing along to!

Aardvarks, see the aardvarks
They are drinking cans of coke
Aardvarks, see the aardvarks
They are drinking cans of coke
Big baboons in party hats
Big baboons in party hats
Aardvarks, see the aardvarks
They are drinking cans of coke

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Good morning Positive Penguins. Wow! What a busy week you all had last week. We have loved reading your messages and seeing you photos from home. Make sure you have a look lower down the page at all of our amazing photos. Mrs Percival and I knew you would all be working very hard but you have blown us away with all the tasks and challenges you have been completing. Despite a few challenges with accessing online learning, we have been really impressed with everything that you have done. We have also downloaded and emailed the certificates that you have achieved last week. Congratulations to Fliss, George, Matthew and Oliver B whose hard work has been rewarded with a Times Table Rock Stars certificate! A big round of applause to Annabelle, Oliver D, Addison, Alex, Fliss, George and Poppy for being marvellous mathematicians and receiving a Mathletics certificate! Our new home learning tasks and challenges are now posted ready for you to get stuck into. We are also going to be adding a few extra bits over the week to keep you busy. 

 

Mrs Percival will be posting a ukulele song every Friday.

 

Mrs Shoesmith will be posting chapters from 'George's Marvellous Medicine' regularly too.

 

Plus, remember that you can look on other class pages for other teachers' challenges and recorded stories. Keep checking the PE and Science pages too as they are being regularly updated to support home learning as well. We will add a new section to our class page this week with lots of useful links for you. 

 

Please keep in touch by sending your emails to years1and 2@greenside-sch.org We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

 

Take care and keep washing those hands Positive Penguins. We miss you very much!

 

Mrs Shoesmith, Mrs Percival and Miss Nicholas.

Home Learning

During the school closure period, the KS1 team will be posting a weekly overview outlining the academic and creative time activities that have been set. These will include: 

 

Year 1:

Maths

White Rose Maths have prepared a series of 5 maths lessons each week for each year group. We would like you to complete the complete the Y1 lesson each day. Activities are also set online from Mathletics or Education City. Some of the activities can be printed off and done on paper or in Home Learning books and most, if not all, are tablet friendly. See the weekly overview ' Key Stage 1 Home Learning For Week Beginning 30/3/2020' for further details.

 

Phonics

A weekly Phonics pack. The activities change weekly but are similar to those children access in school so parents/carers should not need to lead entirely. If you are unsure how to support your child with these activities, please look at the various phonics support packs that have been sent home throughout the course of the year or even ask your child for help - they're excellent at phonics now! Read, Write, Inc have also created daily phonics lessons to follow at home. Please see the weekly overview for further details.

 

Year 2:

Maths

The White Rose Maths team have prepared a series of 5 maths lessons each week for each year group. We would like you to complete the complete the Y2 lesson each day. Activities are also set online from Mathletics or Education City. Some of the activities can be printed off and done on paper or in Home Learning books and most, if not all, are tablet friendly. Also please login to Times Table Rock Stars to practice your 2, 5 and 10 times tables. See the weekly overview ' Key Stage 1 Home Learning For Week Beginning 30/3/2020' for further details.

 

Spelling

Each week we will set a weekly spelling list. Games have been allocated on Spelling Shed to help you learn this weeks spellings. The ten spellings for the week are the following challenge words: last, past, father, class, grass, pass, plant, path, bath, hour. These are some of the words from the Y2 common exception word spelling list.

 

All KS1:

Creative 

Every week, a few project-style activities will be set that you can do throughout the week. These are linked to the topics we would be covering in school. 

 

All necessary logins for online resources are in your child's planner. 

 

If you need any help or guidance with any of this, please do not hesitate to contact the KS1 team on the Year 1 and 2 email address which was sent to you last week.

 

As a team, we really appreciate your continued support.

 

KS1 

Your Home Learning Photos and Videos

We hope you are enjoying your first week of home learning and also enjoying the lovely sunshine! 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. 

Week 1 Home Learning Photos

Week 1 Home Learning Photos 1 Oliver's past, present and future Lego castle.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 2 Sophia's labelled castle drawing- amazing!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 3 George's Lego castle with brave knight!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 4 Fliss' fishfinger sandwich recipe- yum!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 5 Fliss' fishfinger sandwich recipe- yum!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 6 Annabelle's super castle drawing.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 7 Annabelle's beautiful rainbow.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 8 Oliver hard at work in his school corner.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 9 Oliver has been doing some spellings.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 10 Thea's castle topic work- fabulous!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 11 Thea has been doing addition colouring.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 12 Alex has been trying hard with spellings.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 13 Eadie has been writing a diary- wow!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 14 Joe Wicks keeping Eadie active!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 15 Harrison has created a castle world- super!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 16 Chef George!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 17 He's got green fingers too...
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 18 Matthew was inspired by others to make this.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 19 Perhaps Matthew's garden maths will inspire you!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 20 Oliver has been writing a ninja story- great!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 21 Addison has been working on a model castle.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 22 Fun in the sun for Addison!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 23 Thanks for your penguin picture, Fliss.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 24 So much detail on Isaac's Lego castle.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 25 Leo has been hard at work.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 26 Henry put lots of time and effort into his castle.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 27 Henry has also been a maths whizz this week!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 28 Did you know Leo had a pet TIGER?!!
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 29 Alex built a fantastic castle.
Week 1 Home Learning Photos 30 Sophia has completed some super shape work.

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!

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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! 

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Spring 1 - Chinese New Year ICE Day

On 27th January, we celebrated Chinese New Year. We began the day with by looking at zodiac symbols and learning all about the zodiac story. We looked at which zodiac each of us were (most of us either the dragon or the snake!) and we even learnt how to write this as a Chinese symbol! We continued our fun-filled day by making dragon puppets out of paper and lollipop sticks. We learnt dragon puppets are usually red and gold (meaning good fortune), but quite often they are also found to be bright colours! 

The children got to make their very own home-made spring rolls. They were delicious. It was a fiddly job though trying to roll the thin pastry and to keep all the ingredients inside at the same time!

Finally, we spent our afternoon practising writing and speaking some Mandarin. We learned how to say ‘how are you?’, ni hao ma, and that to answer with ‘I’m good’ is wo hen hao! We then wrote Happy New Year! In Mandarin too. To finish off our wonderful day, we shared our learning with the Y5 Dazzling Dolphins class.

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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! 

 

 

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