Welcome to Penguins!
We have been having a great time making new friends and exploring our environment.
This half term our topic is 'Who am I?'.
We will be learning all about ourselves.
We have learned about our families; drawing a picture and labelling the people in our family. We talked about our favourite things including our likes and dislikes.
We have also being showing our Mathematics skills by counting objects and naming shapes.
Over the next two weeks we will be finishing our first half term by learning about autumn time. We will learn about the changes that happen in Autumn, going on a nature walk and drawing leaves as well as continuing to practise our counting and phonics skills.
We have learned all about different materials. We were interested to find out that paper is actually made from trees!
Helpful info from Speech and Language Bedfordshire...
We will also be learning all about harvest and celebrating it in school on 9th October. Please bring in any food donations - fresh vegetables will go towards making soup for KS2 to sell and other food will be donated to the Bedford Foodbank https://bedford.foodbank.org.uk/
We have also being doing lots of making and art work.
Look! We made some beautiful kites using our favourite colours.
Don't forget it is 'Show and Tell' on Mondays and if you have done something interesting out of school please bring photos or items to school or email us at
This is is the overview of our learning for the year.
Please remember to keep PE kits in school every day. The children will take them home at half term. PLEASE NAME EVERY ITEM OF YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING!
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 in assembly!
Remember to complete your child's learning plan with them in the morning when they come into school. This is a good opportunity to help them practise writing their name and think about their learning in school!
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.
For your information here is the 'Development Matters' document to show the statutory requirements for the Early Years Foundation stage.
Working with parents is extremely important to us and we love hearing about what your children are doing outside of school. If your child does something at home (or out and about!) that you think we would like to hear about please fill in a 'News from home' slip and we will display the news in the classroom. Slips are available in the classroom or to download below.
You can also email us your news to firstname.lastname@example.org