Penguin - Year 1A - Mrs Smith & Miss Booth

Welcome to the Penguin Class page.

Mrs Smith, Miss Booth, Miss Jones and Peter welcome you to the Penguin Class!

Please keeping checking on our learning journey with Mrs Smith, Miss Booth and Miss Jones during the year.

PE takes place on Friday however we encourage Penguins to keep their P.E kit in school all week. An indoor and outdoor kit is preferable as we try to go outside as much as possible.

Homework is sent every Friday and is expected back in school by the following Friday. Your child will not be able to receive 'Learner of the Week' if their homework is not returned. Look out for the dojo challenges, handwriting and 'Author of the Month' tasks as well as a recap of maths and literacy taught.

In Penguin class we are passionate about learning. One of the ways that that this can be supported at home is by reading. We endeavour to listen to your child read at least once a week and all reading books will be changed on Wednesday/Friday. If you require your child's book to be changed in addition to this, please do not hestitate to speak to a member of the class. The more you read at home and log in the reading record, the more stickers can be collected and saved to spend in the school reading shop.

We love to see any efforts of learning you complete at home or any out of school achievements, so please remember to bring these to school. We like to see our 'Proud Wall' shining!

We hope this information is helpful as you start the Year 1 adventure! We are always available at the beginning or the end of the day, so please do not hesitate to speak to us with any questions that you may have.

Home Learning during School Closure due to Covid-19 Coronavirus

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have put together an overview of the key focuses in Year 1 from spring term to summer term. Please read through and continue to support your child's learning on a daily basis. Thank you for your support.

Year 1 Team

Y1 - Penguins and Peacocks - Guide to Learning from Home

Spring 1 Term



Our topic for Spring 1 is 'Memory Box'.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction, Time and Place Value.

Literacy: Story Writing and Poetry.


Autumn 2 Term


Our topic for Autumn 2 is 'Moon Zoom'.

Numeracy: Place Value and Measurement.

Literacy: Story Writing and Poetry.

Class Visit: The Dome - Multiskills.


Our Autumn 2 Learning

In Autumn 2 we have been working on producing our own space inspired story using 'The Way Back Home' as a basis for our writing.

We have continued to work with ordering numbers and starting to look at measurement.

Preparations for Christmas were upon us and we completed various activities as well as our fantastic Nativity; 'The Inn-Spectors'.

We loved having grown ups come and watch our dance routine that we had worked on in P.E as well as listening to some Christmas songs that we had learnt.

Autumn 1 Term


Our topic for Autumn 1 is 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'.

Numeracy: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Shape.

Literacy: Letter and Diary Writing, Character Descriptions and Fact Files.

Class Visit: Twycross Zoo.


Our Autumn 1 Learning

We have had a great start to the term! We have continued to show how we can count within 20 and beyond as well as using our knowledge of counting to support addition and subtraction.

'The Treasury of Beatrix Potter' has become a firm favourite of Penguin Class and we have loved listening to the stories of Peter Rabbit and his friends. We even found Peter Rabbit hiding in Mr Brian's office!

To finish of the term, we visited Twycross Zoo and had a wonderful day seeing a variety of animals as part of our topic.

Thank you again to all the grown ups who support our express day at school; this was huge success and hope you enjoyed it as much as us!