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Year 1 – Penguins Bulletin: If you have any questions you can email the Teachers on the Year Group email. Follow us on Social Media @StGeorgesSparks.

Welcome to Year 1 – Penguins

Class Teachers: Mrs Cornelius Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Vickers Thursday and Friday

Support From: Mrs Clark full time

L-R Mrs Vickers and Mrs Cornelius

Penguins 2020 – 2021

Thank you ever so much for your ongoing support and cooperation.

Class Information

  • Reading books are changed whenever you have signed and/or commented in your child's reading record so please let us know and keep the reading book in the book bag each day.
  • PE - outdoor on Monday and indoor on Tuesday.  Please send your child to school 'PE ready' wearing their navy school outdoor PE kit and trainers.
  • Show and Tell is on a Friday (your child will be informed when it is their turn).
  • Summer Term

    It has been lovely to welcome all our Penguins children back into school before Easter.

    We have enjoyed our learning through the 'Secret Garden' theme.  We have planted sunflower seeds - we can't wait to see photos of them now they are being cared for at home!

  • St George's Day

    Penguins wore red for St George's Day and decorated roses to make the cross of St George.

  • Stephen Lawrence Day

    Penguins thought about what makes a good friend when we were finding out about equality and diversity.  We thought about how we should treat each other respectfully whether we are the same of different.

  • Spring Term

    Spring term was a little different this year due to lockdown.  We were really pleased to have a Year 1 Bubble class of key worker and vulnerable children in school though.

    As a Year 1 community, both learning in school and at home we learned through the themes of 'Island Adventures' and 'Where the Wild Things Were'.

    Island Adventures helped us learn about the UK and contrasting localities between Toddington and a Scottish Island.  We learned through the books of Katie Morag and researched through maps and geographical features.

    We learned all about different groups of animals, their habitats and what they eat.  We loved seeing 'Teaching Talons' mobile zoo virtually and Mrs Cornelius brought in Pixie the dog and Troy the tortoise for the children to meet.


  • Wonderful welly hopes and dreams
  • Puffins and Penguins Bubble Snow Day fun!

  • Autumn Term 2020

    Autumn Term

    We started the year thinking about how special we are and how we would explain what humans were like to aliens!  We read lots of Mr Men books to explore emotions and drew our faces and made them out of clay.  Have a look at some of the musical instruments we made.  We thought about our bodies and how we can stay fit and healthy.

    Our next theme was 'Through the Keyhole' where we looked at our own houses and identified different types of house.  We learned about the Great Fire of London and how the material the houses were made from and how they were built caused the fire to spread quickly.  We even made our own Pudding Lane! We had a really fun week of Christmas activities and Father Christmas even came despite us being in 'Bubbles' to stay safe!



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