Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

'Be Kind, Work Hard'

 

Welcome to Penguins! 

This half term we will be learning about journeys, transport, space and holidays!

For the next two weeks we will be travelling the world! We will be learning about Bedford and our local area before comparing it to countries in Africa as well as the polar regions. We will be learning lots of facts about different places as well as exploring stories and music from these places. We will also be doing experiments around melting and freezing as well as continuing to consolidate our learning from this year in Maths. 

As always, we love to hear about what you have been doing outside school. Please let us know what interesting things you have been up to using our class email penguinsandparrots@gmail.com

We are very pleased with how our indoor provision is looking! We are continuing to improve it to make it the best environment for Penguins to learn in!

PE and Dance will be on WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS. The children will be expected to come to school in their PE kits on these days. 

Please also send a spare set of uniform and underwear to keep in school. 

Your child may bring their own bottle to school (water only!)

PLEASE NAME EVERY ITEM OF YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING AND BELONGINGS!

Please take time to read with your child EVERY DAY - little and often is best!

Please also sign the children's diary so that they can receive stickers which lead to prizes!

 

Have a (virtual) look around our school!

We had an amazing time doing orienteering and the terminator inflatable obstacle course! 

We had so much fun celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!

We had a great time when Ark Farm visited! We loved meeting all of the friendly animals. 

We had a great time on World Book Day! We went on our very own Bear Hunt!

We worked so hard on our 'Wriggly Nativity' and performed amazingly.

Don't forget to check Purple Mash weekly for activities related to our learning 

https://www.purplemash.com/ 

We went on a number hunt around the school and took photos of what we found!

Bedtime Stories from Mrs Bliss!

 For your information here are some of the documents which support the planning for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

Please also help us to help the children by reinforcing the sounds being taught at school. Phonics is the method by which we teach reading and writing. Here are some videos which demonstrate the correct pronunciations. 

The alphabet sounds

Cursive handwriting formation

Helpful info from Speech and Language Bedfordshire...

Some useful links for New School Starters!

Personal, Social, Emotional and Physical Development

Bedtime routine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDGv1XGSHiE&t=10s

Screen time tips for 0-5year olds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBxQJE_H20Y

Healthy boundaries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5PzuQty2FA

Healthy choices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21s8-SMOSTY

Dental health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btGqUT2HEKU

Toilet training    https://ihv.org.uk/for-health-visitors/resources-for-members/resource/ihv-tips-for-parents/health-wellbeing-and-development-of-the-child/toilet-training/

Supporting children’s mental health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIU-bHELloI

Feelings song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J7HcVLsCrY

Fine motor skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD86MGSBd8w

Gross motor skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76mgTjInf-Y

 

Starting school

Topsy and Tim start school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrPyg_iXQj8

Starting School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQivaCXu-Q

 

Curriculum

Numberblocks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

Numicon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwV7Yr9QlWo&list=PLB5TN0ac12P9B2h4v28CTVm3UQ0-uoOJ4

Oxford Owl website https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Jolly Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euxN7LGOoLc

Tricky words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Mister Teach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1nnOO2OFVI

Set 1 sounds from Letter and Sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4fvEl8MIvs&t=43s

This is me song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkHQ0CYwjaI

Try the 'Easy Peasy' app for activities!  

https://www.easypeasyapp.com/parents

Check out Oxford Owl for lots of online reading books - it's free for Parents! https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/