Penguin and Pelican Class Blog

November 12, 2018
by penguin

Remembrance Worship 2018

Today year R joined the rest of the school in a remembrance worship to  commemorate 100 years since World War 1 ended. We sang a song, listened to a trumpet player playing the Last Post and stood quietly for 2 minutes whilst holding our special poppies. Mrs Steven talked about how we can be peace keepers in our lives where we can be kind, helpful and listen to others to make our world a peaceful place to live.


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April 13, 2018
by penguin

Wow! What a busy half term

We began the half term with the story Willy the Wimp, the role play was transformed into a gym and the children learnt how to be brave and strong The children told me that to be brave and strong you needed to have courage. They wrote letters to Willy the Wimp giving him advise on how he can become brave and strong like them.

We then moved to the story of Halibut Jackson, in this story the role play was transformed into a drapery. Children were able to design their own clothes and had lots of fun dressing up. Halibut Jackson was shy and he didn’t like to stand out. The children wrote invitations and had their very own  tea party. They then wrote their own stories in the style of Halibut Jackson about a character called Cod Benson.



We were really impressed with their story writing, here are a few examples of some pages from their stories.




January 11, 2018
by penguin

Journey by Aaron Becker

We have been making up our own stories to go with the fantastic pictures in the book.

We have also been using our own magic chalk to draw doors and go on our own adventures. 

October 8, 2015
by admin


Wow, we have had a busy week in the Foundation Stage. On Tuesday we were visited by Kelvin from the church who told us a story about Harvest and the good seeds that grew and the bad ones that couldn’t grow. We told him the story of the ‘Little Red Hen’. We also talked about harvest and the exciting things that would happen to the food we collected in school.

We also created self portraits in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. (Photo’s to follow)

Finally phonics this week is: i, n, m and d. Next week week shall be learning g, o, c and k.

On Monday afternoon we are hoping (weather permitting) to go on an Autumn walk around the school grounds. Please remember to have wellies in school. Thank you.

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October 1, 2015
by admin

New Beginnings

A brand new cohort have arrived at Whitchurch primary School. Penguin, Puffin and Pelican Classes have welcomed a fantastic set of children who have settled in really quickly.

Already we have been busy, making friends, learning our way around a huge school, finding out where things are, having lunch, meeting new grown-ups, meeting the animals, staying all day and having lots of fun!

This week we started phonics and have learnt S, A, T and P (s,a,t,p).
Next week our new letters are I, N, M and D (i,n,m,d).

Please visit us regularly to see pictures of our hard work and find out what we are getting up to in our first year at school.

January 11, 2015
by admin

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The children began a new topic this term.  They had fun guessing the topic from clues they were given.  Was it Little Red Riding Hood? Rapunzel? Autumn?

The children then looked at non-standard measuring and investigated how long or wide objects from the story were.

December 8, 2014
by admin

Christmas Has Begun

We are starting our Nativity performances this week.  The children have enjoyed getting into their costumes and I must say they are fantastic.

We are starting all the festivities and the class looks great and sparkly with lights and cards hanging up.

I will add photos ASAP.

November 30, 2014
by admin

Forest School Fun

We have started using our forest schools area. The children are having a lot of fun, even though during the first session it rained and rained and rained! You may notice in the pictures how different we look.
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