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

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

 

Welcome to Penguins! 

 

For the first half term our topic is Who Am I? We will be learning about ourselves and our families. We will be learning all about the new routines of school and learning about how we belong in our new environment. We will learn about our senses as well as how to express our feelings. We will upload a weekly overview of learning on this webpage each week. 

We love to hear about what you have been doing outside school. Please let us know what interesting things you have been up to outside school using the email address penguinsandparrots@gmail.com 

For the last two weeks of this half term we will be learning about Autumn time.

We will be learning about all of the changes we see happening in nature in the Autumn. We will also be learning about patterns and continuing to develop our understanding of numbers to 10.

Click below for more information about Autumn on Topmarks.co.uk 

 We will be using numicon to help our understanding of number and place value

Click below for a game about patterns...

In class we read the wonderful book 'Tar Beach' by Faith Ringgold. We then worked in teams to create our own structures inspired by the George Washington Bridge in the book. Everybody worked together and created some amazing bridges!

Have a look at our work!

Our 'virtual' new parents meeting information!

Have a (virtual) look around our school!

 

For your information here is the 'Development Matters' document to show the statutory requirements for the Early Years Foundation stage.

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!

This is is the overview of our learning for the year

The children will be expected to come to school in their PE kit on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from the 21st September.
The children will be expected to come to school in their PE kit on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from the 21st September.

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

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