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Good morning penguins 🐧   Happy St Patrick's Day.

I have set you another reading eggs challenge. Well done to Caitlin, Olly, David, Danny and Ella for completing your assignment and driving test lesson.


MATHS:   Today is learning to find a quarter.

ENGLISH:   St Patrick's Day story about how St. Patrick went to Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish national holiday but is also celebrated around the world every year on March 17 .  Here are some of the traditions associated with St. Patrick’s Day in America.



Write some sentences about St Patrick's Day. Remember to use capital letters and fullstops in your sentences.

Shamrocks are symbols of St. Patrick's Day.

The shamrock is another name for a three-leaved clover and it is the emblem of Ireland's heritage and culture.

Decorate your own shamrock.

Listen to the Five Little Shamrocks song to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Five Little Shamrocks | Kids Song | Saint Patrick's Day Song for Children | Song Lyrics - Bing video


Have a good day penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins.🐧   I hope you are all well and happy.

What a lovely sunny day it was yesterday. I hope you were able to get out into the sunshine. Fingers crossed it is the same today.

Remember to keep practising your spellings for this week.

again    break     half     many     parents     sure     told     wild

MATHS:    Today we will be learning to recognise a quarter. Watch the video.



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Finish The Rainbow Bear.

  • How did you feel when the Rainbow Bear was captured and put in the cage?
  • Do you think it is alright to keep wild animals in cages? Why/not?

Read the sentences below. 

Some of the sentences are factual, some of them are fiction (made up).

One sentence is an opinion – something that some people think is true but that other people don’t.

  • Read the sentences.
  • Decide which ones are facts, which ones are fiction – and which one is an opinion.

If you would like to find out more about zoos and what they are for then click the link below:

Have a great day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning penguins 🐧

 I hope you all had a good weekend and are now ready for some learning this week. I have set another task for you on reading eggs. It's really important to keep reading. 


SPELLING:     New words to practice this week. 

  again    break     half     many     parents     sure     told     wild


MATHS:  We are continuing our learning this week on fractions. Today is about finding half.

Spr2.10.4 - Find a half on Vimeo





ENGLISH:   We are continuing to read the story of Rainbow Bear which we started on Friday. 

Go back to . Start again at the beginning and then listen on to the next part of The Rainbow Bear.

 Pause at The wise old shaman turned back to his fishing again (11.52 mins)

 Did you think Rainbow Bear was going to eat the man? Why didn’t he?


Write a sentence to answer each question. Remember to start the sentence with a capital letter and end it with a full stop.

What do you think will happen next in the story? Think of two things that you predict will happen.

Another DT challenge for you to do this week. 

 You can do it on your own or together with your family. Watch this video to find out about healthy wraps:     

Watch this video to see a demonstration:   

  •  Make a healthy wrap and talk about the ingredients.  
  •  Experiment with different ingredients to design your own wrap. 
  •  Write about how you designed and made your wrap and how you could improve it next time.

Enjoy your day penguins.

Mrs Hiatt




Good morning Penguins 🐧    I hope you all had a good day yesterday. 

Well done to Danny, Ella,Harry and David for completing your reading eggs assignments. 





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Listen to the first part of The Rainbow Bear, written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman.   Pause at   I went hunting rainbow. (2:16 mins)

  •  Which book is The Rainbow Bear more like, The Ice Bear or Tigress? Why do you think that?
  •  Is it at all like the other book? How?

Look at How Michael Morpurgo describes the Rainbow Bear’s World. 

Read each of the names on The Rainbow Bear’s Menu.

  •  Write describing words that alliterate with the names in the boxes.



Pick two of the Rainbow Bear’s foods.  Write an alliterative, compound sentence about the two foods  eg. The Rainbow Bear eats slick slippery seals and fast frisky foxes.

Do the same thing for two more foods.

We will continue with the story of The Rainbow Bear next week.


Draw and write a few sentences about what you would like to find at the end of the rainbow.

Have a lovely weekend Penguins. Remember to stay safe.

Mrs Hiatt




Good morning penguins 🐧        I hope you are all well and happy.

Remember that if you are at home self-isolating, that means you cannot go outside into the street or to the park and play with your friends. It is important to keep yourselves safe and keep other safe too. 

MATHS:  We are continuing our learning on fractions. 



You will need to have counters or small items to make equal groups.



Keep practising those spellings for this week. Focus on the tricky parts of the words. 


Think back to yesterday's story called Tigress by Nick Dowson and Julia Chapman (if you would like to watch it again go to ).

Listen to the reading of Ice Bear, written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Gary Blythe .

 Think about all the things that tigers and polar bears have in common and all the ways in which they are different from one another.

 Use the sheet below to record everything you have thought about and discussed.


Here are a few suggestions if you get stuck!

Similarities                                                           Differences                 

Fierce and a bit scary                                 Tiger is a big cat, polar bear is a bear

Walk on four legs                                         Tigers are orange and black, polar bears are white

   I'm sure you can think of lots more.


Read each of the Animal Sentences below.

  •  If the sentence applies to just tigers, write a capital T next to it.
  •  If the sentence applies to just polar bears, write a capital P next to it.
  •  If the sentence applies to both animals, write a capital B next to it.

Which is your favourite – a tiger or a polar bear?

   • Write a sentence which says why you like that animal the best. Use because in your         sentence to explain your choice.

   • Don’t forget to use a capital letter and full stop in your sentence.

   • Carry on and write more sentences about your animal.



Label the parts of a Polar Bear.     Put an adjective infront of each noun eg. black eye


Here are some ideas to help you create a polar bear or you can use your own ideas and imagination to create your own polar bear inspired artwork.

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt




Good morning Penguins. 🐧

I hope you are all well and happy.  I have set another assignment on reading eggs for you to do. Well done Danny, David, Ella, Caitlin and Colby for completing yesterdays. Keep up the good work.😊


This week in maths we will be learning about fractions. 



You will need some cubes to make towers for Task 1. If you haven't got any cubes you could use lego pieces to make the towers. For Task 2 you will need some paper cut into squares. For Task 4 you will need counters or small objects.

Some challenges for you.


Well done to all those children who practised their spellings yesterday. (after, kind, old, beautiful, people, water, because, went, should, children)

There were some great sentences. Test yourself on those words again today. Can you get 10/10?


This week we will be focusing on comparing fiction and non-fiction texts.  Remind yourself about the differences between the 2 text types.

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Listen to the reading of Tigress, written by Nick Dowson and illustrated by Jane Chapman.

  • Do you think the book is fiction or non-fiction? Is it a bit of both?
  •  What was the most amazing fact about tigers that you learned?

Look at the Tiger Sentences below.  Some are fiction sentences, some are non-fiction, or ‘fact’ sentences.

 Read each sentence carefully and highlight all the sentences that are non-fiction (facts). 

  Discuss why the sentences are non-fiction and not fiction. Are there differences in the punctuation of fiction sentences?


Write out the non-fiction sentences in your neatest writing remembering to put in the capital letters and fullstops. 

Use the link below to find out about other big cats. Write down facts you learn about other cats. 

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ART:  Have a go at drawing your own tiger. You can follow the instructions below.

I am looking forward to seeing your fabulous tigers.

Have a great day penguins. Try to get out for some fresh air if you can.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins and Happy World Book Day.



Make a poster about your favourite story/book. Your poster needs to give information about the story to make people want to read it. It needs to be colourful and bold. Don't forget to add pictures. Watch this BBC Bitesize programme on how to make a poster to promote your book/story.

Design a character mask.

Think about a character from one of your favourite stories. Use what you know about the character to design a mask of them.

You can use the eye mask template and/or the full face template for your character. You could use the masks to act out your story, re-telling it in your own words. 

Click on the link below for a World Book Day lesson exploring the magic of storytelling.

Have a good day penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy.

I have set you another reading eggs assignment. 


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Read this piece of explanation to find out about rainbows. You can listen to an audio version of the text here:

A rainbow is an arc of colour in the sky that can be seen when the sun comes out during or after a rainstorm.

How a rainbow is formed.

A rainbow is formed when a person sees the sun or a light source shining through raindrops.

This type of rainbow is formed when sunlight strikes raindrops,at a forty two degree angle,in front of the people looking at it.

This is an explanation text which gives us facts about a topic and explains the causes of things.

Write about something interesting that you know a lot about. It could be

  • your favourite sport
  • cats/dogs or any type of animal you know something about
  • a hobby or anything you are interested in
  • your favourite television programme

Remember to include any pictures or diagrams in your explanation text.





Have a lovely day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning penguins. I hope you had a good day yesterday. Remember to do your reading eggs assignment if you haven't already completed it. 

MATHS: We are continuing to investigate 3d shapes.


Yesterday we looked at sentences which were either statements or questions. Today we are learning about sentences which are commands or exclamation sentences. 

A sentence is a command when it is bossy and gives an order or an instruction.

Commands begin with bossy verbs.

                             Fix my aeroplane.

                             Climb down the ladder!

                            Do not watch the TV while I am gone.

Commands begin with capital letters. They often end with full stops. They can end with exclamation marks if they are very forceful and are being given with extra emphasis.

Exclamation sentences begin in two very particular ways. They start with the words How... or What...and are said in a short, sharp, emphatic way.

                              How extraordinary to see a Martian!

                              What a relief to get back to Earth!

                             How lovely to be home.

Exclamations begin with capital letters. They end with exclamation marks if they are very forceful or full stops if they are less so.

Write ‘command’ or ‘statement’ or ‘exclamation’ beside each sentence below. Then add the correct end-of-sentence punctuation.

  • Turn off the tap
  • The alien looks pretty cute
  • How annoying
  • What a shock
  • Go away, you aliens
  • Aliens love water and taps
  • Stop playing in the bathroom

Comparing stories by the same author.

We read the story Lost and Found before Christmas. If you need to remind yourself of the story click on the link to listen to the story. 




Draw an alien and write a short description about it.  This is my alien.

My name is Ziggy. I am from the planet Mars.

I am considered quite handsome back home. My natural colouring is green and I have eye-catching light green spots on my cheeks. I have two legs and six arms which makes multi-tasking a piece of cake.

My four eyes can all look in different directions at the same time and my antennae are able to pick up radio signals as well as Sky Sports.

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt


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Good morning Penguins and Happy St.Davids day. 

St David's Day is celebrated in Wales and by Welsh people throughout the world on 1st March. Find out more about St. David , the patron saint of Wales by clicking on the link below.

Make your own welsh flag.


We are continuing our learning on shape. This week we will be concentrating on 3D shapes.


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Listen to the reading of The Way Back Home written by Oliver Jeffers.

When you get to ‘...and his torch began to go out,’ pause (about 1.35).

Answer these questions.

  • If the boy has an aeroplane in his cupboard, what else might he have stored in there?
  • What would he use the things you have thought of for?
  • Describe what the moon looks like in the story in as much detail as you can.
  • How do you think the boy felt when his torch started to go out? Why do you think that?

 Continue listening until the line, ‘They weren’t alone any more’ (about 2.18).

What makes a sentence a question or a statement?

     A sentence is a question when it asks the reader something .

                     Is that my aeroplane?

                    Can I fly to the moon?

                    Who is that in the UFO?

Questions often begin with special ‘question words’.

              Why       What       When        Where        Which          Who         How

They can also start with the ‘question form’ of a verb.

                           Can... Do... Are... Have... Will... Is..

Questions start with a capital letter. They end with a question mark instead of a full stop.?

       A sentence is a statement when it simply gives the reader some information.

              This is my aeroplane.

               I can use it to fly to the moon.

               There is a Martian in that UFO!

Like all sentences, statements begin with a capital letter. They usually end with a full stop.

Sometimes they end with an exclamation mark if the statement is being made in a forceful way or with extra emphasis.

Write ‘question’ or ‘statement’ or ‘exclamation’ beside each sentence below. Then add the correct end-of-sentence punctuation.

  • The alien is eating his dinner
  • Why is the alien in a glass
  • Is skipping good for you
  • What a very tiny alien
  • Are you scared of aliens
  • How amazing
  • The skipping alien is the fittest of them all

Prediction Questions. Answer with a statement.

  • How will the boy get petrol for his plane?
  • What will the Martian do to fix his spaceship?
  • Will the boy and the Martian visit Earth or Mars or both?
  • What does the penguin do back on Earth while the boy is stuck on the moon?
  • What will happen at the end of the story?

 Watch the end of the story.

The boy uses his plane to get to the moon. If you found an aeroplane in your cupboard, where would you use it to go? Why would that be the best place to visit? What would you do there?

   If I could fly I would....

Paper Plane Challenge

Design and make a paper plane that will fly the furthest distance.

Have a great day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt





Happy Friday Penguins!

Our first week back after half term and what a busy week with lots of learning taking place based on our topic of Intrepid Explorers.   I have seen some amazing marshmallow structures, tin foil moons, videos of rockets taking off and a model of the solar system.  


Click on the link for the amazing space centre  if you want to find out more about space exploration. 

A shape challenge for you today linked to our Space topic. 

Draw the aliens to find the answers. How many possibilities are there?

Work through this question systematically to find all the possibilities. 


Space Art 

Peter Thorpe used left over paint to paint an abstract background and then painted rockets and planets on top of the backgrounds to create his artwork.

 Have a go at creating your own space artwork in the style of Peter Thorpe.


Can you find all the space words?

Have a good day Penguins and a great weekend. 

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy.

MATHS: We are continuing to investigate the properties of shapes


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Write some sentences about the picture. Use the completed words to help you.

Think about each astronaut and what job they might be doing. What do you think the alien saying to the astronaut? Which planet do you think this is? Why do you think that?

Can you use conjunctions to link your ideas: because, when, but ,if

Think about different ways to start your sentences.



  • Start by drawing a circle onto a piece of foil.
  • Cut out the circle.
  • You can use coins and larger circles for the moon’s craters. Place the coins under the foil and rub your finger lightly around the edges of the coins to reveal the circle shapes in the foil.
  • Glue the foil circle onto a piece of black card/paper.
  • With a grey/white crayon or chalk colour around the edge of the moon, smudging the outer edge.
  • Finally, use a black crayon to draw a circle around the outer edge of the grey/white and blend the two colours with your fingers to give the moon some depth.

You could try other ways to represent the moon using a variety of different materials.

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you all had a good day yesterday. 

I have added another Reading eggs assignment for you to do. Well done to Colby, Danny, David, Ella, Harry, Leyton, Lucas and Sam for completing the previous assignment.

MATHS:  We are continuing our learning on shape today.

Symmetry, lines of symmetry and reflective symmetry are all investigated in the following BBC Bitesize programme.


CHALLENGE: Try and find out which capital letters in the alphabet are symmetrical by drawing them.  Can you find them all?



Write a postcard from the moon to your family back on Earth. 

Think about what you can see, how life is in zero gravity conditions, and how it feels to be away from home for so long. Describe how you feel being on the moon looking back at Earth.

Have fun making a rocket Penguins!

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning penguins. I hope you had a good break and are now ready for some learning. 

I have set another assignment on Reading Eggs for you. 

Our topic this term is about intrepid explorers and we are going to start with exploration into space. So there will be lots of activities including making rockets and lunar modules, art work around the planets and finding out about the Apollo11 mission to put the first human on the moon. 

MATHS:  We are learning about shape this week.


Go on a shape hunt around your house. See if you can find all the different 2d and 3d shapes.

ENGLISH:    Watch the story about Bob.


  • Look at the pictures and spot the hidden aliens
  • How did all the visitors get to the moon?
  • Why are the craters empty?
  • What are the patterns in the story? Talk about time mentioned, all the hidden aliens what are they doing?  Bob doesn’t think there are any.
  • Where does all of the litter come from?

 Identify key words in the story. Copy out the sentences, in your neatest writing and fill in the missing words.


HISTORY:  Who was Neil Armstrong and why is he famous? Watch the BBC Bitesize programme all about him.

Create your own factsheet about Neil Armstrong. Include as many interesting facts as you can about him. 

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins.   Happy Friday and Xin nian hao (pronounced shin nee-an how) which means Happy New Year in Mandarin  πŸ˜Š

Chinese New Year falls on February 12 (today)!! and this year is the Year of the Ox. Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, celebrates the beginning of a new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar and celebrations will last just over two weeks, until the full moon.

So today (and/or over the half term break if you would prefer)  is a chance for you to have a go at some of these Chinese New Year Activities. 

I have added this to Tapestry too where the links can be followed. 

Have a good break penguins. Remember to stay safe and be happy.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a good day yesterday. 

MATHS:  We are continuing to look at pictograms today.


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ENGLISH:         Magic carpet

Imagine you have a magic carpet. Write a short story about where it might take you and the adventures you would have. Remember to use adjectives to describe what you see and how you feel.


Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter. Many people think he was the first abstract painter. He didn't paint pictures of things, instead he just used colours and shapes to create his artwork. 

This is one of his paintings. 

Have a go at creating your own circle picture. You can use paint or felt pens. Experiment with colour. 

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you are well and happy.


Return to and listen to My Uncle is a Hunkle for the last time.


When we are writing sentences that list things we use commas to separate the items in the list. Instead of a comma we use and between the last two things in the list. When you read a list sentence you pause a bit at each comma.

Clarice’s favourite colours are orange, green, blue and pink.

Minal Cricket loves football, guinea pigs, climbing trees and firemen.

 These three sentences contain lists with the commas missing. Put the commas in the right places.

Clarice Bean lives with her big sister Marcie her brother Kurt and her little brother Minal Cricket.

Clarice’s Grandad likes to eat doughnuts watch TV play Scrabble and go round to Mrs Stampney’s.

When he is pretending to be a cowboy, Uncle Ted has a lasso a cowboy hat a sheriff’s badge and a pair of cowboy boots.

Imagine that Uncle Ted is coming to babysit you.  Write down four exciting things you hope he might bring with him.

Use these things to write a list sentence using commas and the word and:I really hope Uncle Ted will have...

Pick your very favourite of these four things and draw it.

Explain why it would be so amazing if Uncle Ted brought it round. Use because to explain why: I’d love it if Uncle Ted brought round ... because..

D+T   I thought you might like to do this challenge.  You could do it next week over half term if you prefer. Today you could do the research  and collect the materials you might need. 

Tower Family DT Challenge :This is a family DT challenge. You can do it on your own or together with your family. Watch this video to find out about how towers are designed and built:

Watch this video to see a demonstration: 

Then choose your challenge:


Want to know more? Watch a video about skyscrapers here:

Read more about tall buildings here:


Have a great day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Here is a copy of the heads and tails game we played online this morning. You drew some fabulous monsters.  Enjoy playing it with your family.

Good morning Penguins. It was lovely to see so many photos of you all having fun in the snow yesterday. There were some fabulous snowmen made.

MATHS:   We are continuing our work on statistics.




Go back to

and re-listen to the Clarice Bean story, My Uncle is a Hunkle.

 Describing words in a character profile.

Look at Clarice’s Mum. Read the description of Clarice’s Mum.

Clarice’s Mum has quite long blonde hair. She wears a very smart white jacket and an extremely pretty dress covered in tiny flowers. She is very happy and cheerful and looks after Clarice and her funny brothers and sisters. When she comes back from a holiday she brings them all beautiful souvenirs and nice gifts. Clarice’s Mum is usually calm but sometimes she gets very upset and angry!

  • Use a coloured pen to find all the nouns (things, objects or people) in the text.
  •  Use a different colour to highlight all the adjectives used to describe the nouns. Long and blonde describe Mum’s hair. Adjectives often come just before the noun but sometimes they are further on in the sentence: Her hair is long and blonde.
  •  Use a third coloured pen to highlight the adverbs in the writing. Adverbs tell you a bit more about the adjectives in sentences.They often end in –ly, but not always. Here are some common examples  really    very     quite     extremely    completely       nea

 Writing a character profile.

Look at the pictures of Other Characters in the Story.

Choose your favourite of the character and  write all about that person.

Use really good adjectives and adverbs to describe the people, animals and objects in your writing. Make sure all your sentences are correctly punctuated, with initial capital letters and full stops.

Draw a picture of your character in the style of Lauren Child.

Today is Safer Internet Day. The Internet is an amazing resource but it is important that you know how to use it safely. Read the story of Smartie the Penguin and how he learns to be safe on the Internet.

Design a poster to show how to stay safe on the Internet. Make it bold and eye catching to get your message across. 

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt




Good morning Penguins .It's snowing so make sure you get outside today and make a snowman. β›„β›„β›„β›„β›„

I really enjoyed seeing and hearing about the screen-free activities you did on Friday. It looks like you and your families had lots of fun. 

Lots of you completed the reading eggs assignment which is great and some of you are reading books from Oxford Owl.   I have set you another assignment. It is important to keep practising your reading.


This week in maths we are looking at statistics. Today is about making tally charts.


Ask the people in your family what their favourite flavour ice cream is. Complete the Tally chart.

Which was the most popular flavour? Which was the least popular flavour?

How many more children liked chocolate than vanilla?

How many children liked strawberry, mint and lemon?




Go to  and listen to the reading of My Uncle is a Hunkle, written by Lauren Child.

Think about all the things that went wrong when Uncle Ted came over to babysit.

Record as many of these as you can remember in a numbered list.

Read the Checklist to see how many of the accidents and upsets you remembered.   Did you get the accidents in the right story order?


1.Albert the guinea pig escapes from his hutch.

2.Clarice Bean argues with Minal Cricket and flips his nose with a carrot.

3.Minal gets knocked out playing football.

4.Minal has to go to hospital for an X-ray.

5.Granddad gets lost and goes to watch TV at Mrs Stampney’s.

6.Robert Granger takes Albert and says he belongs to him.

7.Minal gets his head stuck in the railings.

8.The whole fire brigade turns up at the house.

Select one event from the list of disasters that you thought really funny.

Write sentences about what happened at this point in the story in as much detail as you can.

Remember to use conjunctions to join together ideas in your sentences.

Add a drawing of this bit of the story to your page.



I have added a science experiment onto Tapestry for you to do this week.  It's all about waterproofing.



If we were at school we would have gone on a trip to Lincoln Castle as part of our topic. However, as we are unable to do that I thought you might like to go on a virtual tour around Winsor Castle.

 Winsdor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world.  The Queen uses the Castle as a private home, where she usually spends the weekend.

What else can you find out about Windsor Castle?

Have a great day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



It's Friday Penguins and what a fab week of learning you have had. Well done!

Today is Screen Free Friday so put all your gadgets and devices away during school hours. Here are 50 things to do that don’t involve any screen time. Enjoy!

How many activities can you do? Tick off as many activities as you can and then send the results in photos or video form to Tapestry or the Penguin Facebook. 

Have fun! 

  1. Listen to your favourite song. 


  1. Go for a short walk and breathe the air. 


  1. Go for a walk and spot different birds and animals. 


  1. Sing a song. 


  1. Make up a dance routine to go with your song. 


  1. Tell a joke or two or more. 


  1. Play a board game. 


  1. Bake some cupcakes. 


  1. Make some biscuits 


  1.  Bake something you’ve not baked before.. 


  1. Draw a really big picture and colour it in. 


  1. Draw a really detailed picture and colour it in. 


  1. Paint a picture of something unusual. 


  1. Paint a picture of some beautiful. 


  1. Draw a picture of your pet. 


  1. Draw a picture of yourself smiling. 


  1. Draw a picture of a family member. 


  1. Build a model with lego. 


  1. Make a model with plasticine or play doh.


  1. Make a model using junk modelling material. 


  1.  Do a jigsaw puzzle. 


  1. Start a conversation about something you’ve always wanted to know about.  


  1. Lie on your bed and listen to some gentle music. 


  1. Go in the garden and play. 


  1. Go and help tidy the garden – pull up some weeds and chop down some plants. 


  1. Play with your pet and teach them a new trick. 


  1. Go for a walk with your dog. 


  1. Make a sign to compliment everybody that lives in your house. 


  1. Make a sign to compliment someone who is in your bubble. 


  1. Make a mindful picture for you to colour in. 


  1.  Make a mindful picture for a family member to colour in with you. 


  1. Make a treasure hunt. 


  1. Play hide and seek. 


  1. Climb a tree. 


  1. Dance for 10 minutes. 


  1. Meditate for 15 minutes by breathing gently and listening to gentle music. 


  1. Write a letter to someone you miss. 


  1. Write a letter to someone you see. 


  1. Make a card for someone special. 


  1. Wave and smile at someone out of the window. See if they wave back. 


  1.  Play with your toys. 


  1. Blow some bubbles. 


  1. Go outside and listen to environmental sounds 


  1. Make your own music,. 


  1. Make a mask 


  1. Make a silly hat 


  1. Read a story 


  1. Make a snowflake out of a piece of paper. 


  1. Tell a story 


  1. Phone a family member to say hello. 



Have a great day Penguins. Stay safe and happy.

Mrs Hiatt





Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all ok. I

Well done to Danny, David, Ella, Leyton, Lucas and Sam for completing the reading eggs assignment and a big shout out to all those children showing me their fabulous work on Tapestry and our Penguins Facebook Page. 


We are continuing our topic on money. Have a go at making different amounts using different coins. You could use real coins if you wanted to show the combination of coins.

On the second sheet you can choose which coins to use. Explore different combinations.


Read and enjoy the poem Tell it the to the Dog by Joshua Siegal.

Highlight the pairs of rhyming words in the poem.

Why do you think it makes the child feel better to tell the dog about their problems?

What would you moan about to a pet or animal?

Think of four different things: maybe something to do with the weather, school, food, bedtime, rules, brothers or sisters, etc.

Use each of the speech bubbles to write out sentences explaining your things: I am fed up because it is always raining...; I really hate eating peas because they...

 Don’t forget to use a capital letter and a full stop for each sentence.


Have a go at drawing a cute puppy following this tutorial from the illustrator  Shoo Rayner.

How to draw a cute puppy real easy - YouTube


This week has been RSPB birdwatch week. Head out into your garden or a local green space such as a park or beach to see how many different birds you can see. Look all around you, on the ground, in the trees and in the sky.

 Another good way to spot birds is with your ears!   Try elephant ears: cup your hands around your ears and turn your head slowly like a satellite dish - you'll be amazed how focused and super-charged your hearing will become!

You can do this over a few days to see how many different kinds of birds you see. You will probably see other birds too so have a go at drawing them on the sheet.


Have a great day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt




Good morning Penguins. Hope you are all well and are feeling happy.


                                         TRUE OR FALSE?


Ask someone to dictate the following sentences to you. They include the words we have been learning this term. 

The hiker hasn't got a kettle. 

The nicest, shiny apple was in the middle.

I'll try not to muddle up my spellings.

In July it's hot for the fly in the bottle. 

How many did you get correct?


Look carefully at the picture of Willy and Millie in the Park. What odd or strange things can you see in the picture?

Describing where things are, we use prepositions to help us be specific.

in           on                          under                next to              between                  above        below                              underneath                                                                                         through

over                                            inside

             beside                                                            behind

in front of                               on top of                                    from


Shy Willy stood behind the brick wall

.•Millie sat quietly between Willy and her friend

.•Tarzan is flying through the trees.

The preposition allows us to add a short phrase to a description.

What to do:

1.Choose one of the funny things going on in the picture.

2.Write a sentence about it that includes a prepositional phrase.

 3.Now do the same for all the other funny things you spotted. Try to use a different preposition in each sentence.

4.Can you use two prepositions in the same sentence? Tarzan is flying through the trees on a bright yellow rope.



Which solids dissolve in water? 

Have fun finding out about soluble and insoluble solids. Take care when using hot water. Make sure an adult does this for you.


Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. It is very cold and frosty when I look outside my window today.  Hopefully the sun will shine later. 

Remember it is Children's Mental Health Week so do something today that makes you happy. 

February is Maths Month. 



ENGLISH:I hope you enjoyed the story of Willy the Wimp. Anthony Browne wrote another story about Willy called Willy the Champ.

Go to and listen to the reading of Willy the Champ by Anthony Browne.

  • What things are the same in both this story and Willy the Wimp? What things are different?

Descriptive writing using adjectives and adverbs

  • Write descriptive sentences about a character from Willy the Champ.

           Just a reminder about using adjectives and adverbs when doing descriptive writing.

  In writing we use adjectives to describe nouns (things, objects, names).

  Often the adjectives come just before the noun:

                          the funny picture  a bright day 

   If we have two  adjectives next to each other we put a comma between them.

                   A big , strong gorilla  some tall , green  trees.

  Sometimes the adjectives are further away from the noun.

       The pool was warm and blue.

       Willy woke up feeling brave and heroic.

We also use adverbs to tell us a bit more about adjectives we have used.

The very funny picture   a really big, strong gorilla    The pool was extremely warm and amazingly blue

 Draw a picture of either Willy, Millie or Buster Nose.

2.Under the picture, write descriptive sentences about your character.

3.Use adjectives and adverbs in your description.

4.Remember to put a comma between two adjectives as needed.

5.Try using some of these adverbs if you get stuck.

Have a good day.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a good weekend. Just a reminder about BBC Bitesize Lockdown Learning. Here is this weeks timetable. 


MATHS:    This week we will be learning about money. Watch the video below to recap what you know about money and get moving at the same time.




Go to and listen to the reading of Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne.

Do you feel sorry for Willy in the story? Why?

Think about all the things that Willy does in the story to get fit and strong. What other things could he have done?

  • Make a list: play football, do ballet, go swimming, eat salad, etc.
  • Use bullet points for each item in your list.
  • Draw a person doing your favourite. Write punctuated sentences describing how you do that activity and why it makes you healthy.

Think about what Willy is like at the beginning of the story and what he is like at the end.

 Draw pictures of Willy when he is a wimp and then when he is brave.Write sentences to go with each picture. Use different conjunctions to link ideas together.

 Use these conjunctions to link ideas together in your sentences.

      and                 but                     so                         when                        because                    although

For example:

At the beginning Willy is very timid and he always says sorry. In the end Willy is much braver but he is still kind to his friends. Willy changes because he wants to be brave and strong, although he doesn’t want to be a bully himself.


In the story Willy is brave. Write about a time you were brave. Draw a picture to go with your writing.

This week is Children's Mental Health Week and the theme is Express Yourself! 


Get Thinking! 


Move and Listen! 


Share some happiness!  

Find a time to turn off all devices and talk. Share the best bits of your day or your favourite memories.  

What things make you feel happy? 




How do you show these different emotions? 

Track your emotions by creating: 

Create a book of faces of how you may be feeling – happy, sad, excited. 

Dress to Express Day! 

Create something to wear on ‘Dress to Express’ day this Friday. You could decorate something you already own or make a hat or accessory to express yourself. 

Use your favourite colours, patterns and shapes! 


Put on your favourite music and dance around the room! How does it make you feel? What sort of movements do you enjoy making? 

Start writing a diary to express yourself. A diary is a safe place to keep your thoughts. It’s okay to write both positive and negative things in a diary – it’s totally up to you!  


What’s on your mind?  

Talk about the things that are worrying you or you feel unsure about. It can really help to talk things through! 

How do you let off steam? 

Think about what you do when you are feeling sad or angry. 

What helps you to feel better? What other ideas could you try? 

Remember this advice for when a friend might need it! 

Take your pen or pencil for a walk around the page without taking it off. What shapes can you see? What could your lines represent? 

Sing along to a song you like. What do the lyrics mean to you? How do you feel when you sing them?  


How many emotions? 

Write down all the emotions you have felt today! Some days, you may feel lots of emotions but other days, maybe just one or two. 

Choose a different colour to express each one and decorate them. 

Catch up with a friend you haven’t spoken to for a while. 

This could be someone from school who you cannot see at the moment. Check in and see how they are. Let them know how you are feeling too. 

A-Z Emotions 

How many different emotions can you think of? 

Can you name an emotion for each letter of the alphabet? 

Splash some paint in the colours that show your emotions! (Make sure you check with an adult and use an apron/table covering.) 

Happiness Playlist 

Create a playlist of songs that make you feel good! 

Share it with friends and family so they can use it too. 

Which songs have you included and why? How do they make you feel? 

Write a letter to yourself about how you are feeling and why! 

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. It's Friday!! 


ENGLISH: A short poem to enjoy today.


A bit of fun this morning. Have a look at this picture. There are lots of things wrong. Can you spot them all?


Friday afternoon's are all about your and your family's wellbeing, so choose an activity that makes you and your family happy.  

Maybe it's to hunker down under a blanket with your favourite book.

Maybe it's sitting down to draw.

Maybe it's building and making with lego or cardboard boxes.

Maybe it's playing a board game. 

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt






Good morning Penguins. I hope you all had a good day yesterday. Remember you must try and get out for some fresh air if you can, even if it's just for a short walk, or kicking a ball about in the garden. But always remembering to stay safe.

I have set another reading eggs assignment.

MATHS: Today is dividing by 10

True or false?




It’s reading time. Read/watch the story of Hansel and Gretel

Talk to someone about the story and discuss the questions about Hansel and Gretel.

What did you like in the story?

Was there anything you did not like about the story?

Was this version of Hansel and Gretel different to other versions you know? In what ways?

What other stories do you know that are a bit like Hansel and Gretel?


Griselda has written an entry in her diary but, whoops, she has forgotten to use capital letters and full stops properly.  Put in the full stops where they should be and circle all the letters that should be capital letters.


Write out either Hansel or Gretel's diary recounting their adventures in the forest. Make sure you use all the correct language features for diary writing. Look at the Checklist to see what you need to remember.

Use the conjunctions because,if and when in your diary entry.




What would your ideal' gingerbread' house be made of? Design and  draw a picture of it.

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt





Good morning Penguins. 

Well done to Brooke, Danny, David, Ella, Harry, Leyton, Lucas and Rhea for completing the reading eggs assignment. I will set another one today.

MATHS:    Dividing by 5.


 It’s poem time! Read and shiver at enjoy the monster poem, It’s Behind You! by David Harmer.

Would you have been able to stop yourself turning round? What would you have done to save the poor person in the poem?

Looking at the Poem...

What is the punctuation mark called at the end of the title?

Highlight all the exclamation marks in the poem. How many are there?

Why are they there?

Highlight all the words in capital letters. Why has the writer done this with these words?

Read the poem again. This time, use the exclamation marks and capital letters as a guide to where to really stress lines and/or words. Ask someone to listen to you read. Can they hear how good it sounds?


What do you think the monster in the poem would actually have looked like?

Draw your idea of the monster on Behind You!

Describe your monster using full, accurately punctuated sentences.Include two exclamation marks and two capitalised words for emphasis in your writing.     A really ENORMOUS pair of fangs!


HISTORY: Research and label the parts of a castle.

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt


26.01.21 Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy. 


You will need a 50 grid for question 4.



We are continuing our work on the Paper Bag Princess. 

Re-listen to The Paper Bag Princess at or watch again

 What different settings are there in the story?

 How would you describe the land through which the Princess travels? How would you describe the Dragon’s cave? Today we are looking at using adverbs in our sentences.

__I am looking forward to reading your sentences. 


Cut out the pictures of the characters or draw your own. Stick them onto card or lolly sticks to make puppets. Re-tell the story in your own words or make up new adventures.

Have a good day.

Mrs Hiatt





Good morning Penguins. Hope you all had a good weekend and are now ready for a week of learning. 

MATHS:  This week we are continuing to work on division.

Some true or false questions. Remember to show how you know by showing your working out.

1. 16 pence is shared equally between 2 friends. Each friend will get 7 pence.

2.  6 + 6 is equal to 3 +3 + 3 + 3

3.  All of the number sentences have the same answer

     2 + 2 + 2

     2 x 3

     3 x 2

     3 + 3

4.   Both statements are correct:

      When an odd number is multiplied by 5,  the answer is odd.

      When an even number is multiplied by 5,  the answer is even.

5.   10 x 3 is equal to half of 5 x 3



Adding endings -ing, -ed, to words ending in 'e' with a consonant before it. 

Write down this list of verbs;

hike, hope, like, bake, smile, close, starve 

We have to take off the 'e' before adding the endings -ing and -ed. Write down the words with both endings correctly. 


ENGLISH:    This is one of my favourite stories.

Listen to the author, Robert Munsch, read his story The Paper Bag Princess on YouTube at . And/or watch a version with the illustrations and text .

2. Nouns and adjectives

 Read carefully through the two information sheets, Nouns / Adjectives.

Read aloud all the words listed on Identifying Nouns. Write the nouns. Check with the Answers. Score 1 point for every word you got right.

Now read the two sentences on Identifying Adjectives. Write all the adjectives in the sentences. Check with the Answers and again score a point for each one correct. How many points did you get altogether?


What are the names of the three characters in The Paper Bag Princess?

Pick one, draw them and write their name at the top of your paper.  Don’t forget to use an initial capital letter.

Write correctly punctuated sentences describing what they look like.

Do the same to say what kind of personality they have.

Use exciting and interesting adjectives to describe your nouns. Challenge yourself to add adverbs as well if you want.

If you have time, do the same thing for another of the characters



This week we are learning about castles.

  • when and why castles were built

  • everyday life in castles

Find out all you can about castles and write a fact sheet.


Stay safe Penguins and have a good day.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins.  Hope you are all well and happy. The sun is shining so it looks as though it is going to be a nice day. Try to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. 


A couple of division problems for you today.

You can use equipment to work this out practically or you can draw pictures to help you.


Think about the country you wrote the 5 facts about for Geography. Imagine you are there on holiday. Write a postcard home telling everyone about your holiday. Describe where you are staying and what you have been doing.




D+T: A fun investigation for you this morning. 

Have a good weekend Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy. I have been really impressed with all the hard work and effort you are putting into your work. There has been some amazing pieces of work.


Y2-Spring-Block-1-D2-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2019.pdf (

An extra challenge:


ENGLISH: Yesterday we were working on instructions and using imperative verbs. 

Follow the instructions to make a penguin. Don't worry if you don't have any googly eyes. You can use paper or fabric or if you don't have a tube, you could make one using rolled up paper. 



How good were the instructions to make the penguin.  Were they easy to follow? Are there any improvements you would make?

Write a list of the imperative verbs used in these instructions.

Can you write  some instructions of your own. You can choose what to write instructions for. 

Maybe instructions for making a sandwich, a lego model, playing a game, brushing your teeth. Try your instructions out on a member of your family. Were they good instructions?


Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I am hoping the weather is better today so I can take Chester for a long walk without getting too wet! 

Well done to everyone who has been working so hard on their home learning. I have seen some fabulous work. 

You have all been sent an email with login details for TT Rockstars to help you practice your times table and remember to keep going on reading eggs.


Y2-Spring-Block-1-D1-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2019.pdf (

An extra challenge:

Which of these numbers would be shared equally between 5 and 10 children? How do you know? Can you prove it with a picture? Can you write a calculation to represent the sharing?


I think 18 could be shared equally between 10children. Can you prove I am wrong?


We are going to be writing  instructions today. When we write instructions we have to use imperative verbs (bossy verbs) because they tell people what to do! Click on the link below to find out more about imperative verbs.

Colour in the words that could be used as imperative verbs. Remember a verb is a doing word.

shut    filthy   chair  turn  



 mix  unhappy   close  stairs

Look at the sentences below. Can you think of some imperative verbs that could go at the beginning to make an instruction?

1.___________________ the door, there's a draught.

2.___________________off the light.

3.___________________the milk into the glass.

4.__________________on a coat before you go out.

5.__________________left at the traffic lights.

Make an instruction sheet to explain to someone how to look after your strange pet from yesterday's work. Think about what your pet needs. You can be as imaginative as you want.


Have a think about where your pet originally came from. Is it from another country? Choose a country and find out 5 facts about that country. Perhaps you could draw the flag. Are there any famous landmarks in your chosen country? You could draw them.

Looking forward to seeing some of your work Penguins. Have a good day.


Mrs Hiatt 




Good morning penguins. It was lovely to see so many of you yesterday and your fabulous work on Pandora's Box.  

MATHS: Today is about the 10x table.



Problem of the Day


What name would you give to this creature?

Where does it live?

What does it eat?

What kind of personality might it have?

How would you look after it as a pet?

Is it dangerous?

Consider all these questions when you are writing your description.



Last week's science lesson was all about common materials and their properties and you had to 

match materials to their uses based on their properties eg. glass is transparent so is used to make windows! This week's science lesson is about changing the shape of solid objects. Click on the link below.


Record your findings on this sheet.


Get sketching! Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see.

This is the view I would like to see out of my window!

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins.   

Make sure you log onto Teams at 9.30 this morning. I am so looking forward to seeing you all.

MATHS: This week we are continuing our learning on multiplication. Today we are learning the 5x table.

The Posh Pooch on Supermovers, has a song and movement routine to help to learn the 5 times table. You can learn your times tables and keep fit at the same time!


Today we will be looking at -le at the end of words. Make a list of words with -le (usually at the end of words). Here are some to get you started; apple, muddle, bottle, little, middle, marble, table, kettle, bobble, people. Play a memory game. Write these words on separate pieces of paper. Get someone to remove one at a time. Which one is missing?


ENGLISH;  This week we are doing activities based on the myth from Ancient Greece called Pandora's Box.


The booklet below includes all the activities based on Pandora's box. The activities include answering questions about the story, matching words to their meanings and writing a magical box poem.

The work in this booklet will take you a few days.

You can also listen to the story being read to you. Click the link below:



Birds appreciate being fed throughout the year, but winter is their most difficult time, when they find it hard to find their natural food, such as insects, worms, berries and seeds. As well as helping the birds, feeding them enables us to watch them close-up, observe their behaviour and even photograph them quite easily!

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt







 Happy Friday Penguins!

Remember you must be active to keep yourselves healthy. Are you using the January Active Calendar I posted last week? Also JB Sport have produced some home PE videos. These can be found by typing JB sports coaching into YouTube. The KS1 Racket Skills one looks like lots of fun. Have a go!

School Readers Storytime

The School Volunteers reading organisation have made resources available for children to listen to.  Have a look as there are some lovely books being read out loud.

The link:
Password: love2read


This multiplication space race track is perfect for practising learning your 2x tables. You could design and make your own race track using a different theme eg. dragons, superheroes, 


Have a great day Penguins and a fabulous weekend. Stay safe and be happy.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you all had a good day yesterday.

I was very happy yesterday after seeing some amazing work from some of you. I saw lots of super dragons (even a flying one), lovely maths work on doubles, fabulous reading comprehension and some great science work. Well done to Harry, David, Danny and Rhea. 


SPELLING:  Contractions

Rewrite the passage below using the correct contraction for the underlined words below.

It’s my party!   πŸŽˆ

We are having a birthday party just for me today! This is not my real birthday. It is April 12th and I will be 8 years old. I invited many friends. They are all coming, but not Alex. He is on a trip with his family and cannot come. I do not know what kind of cake Mum got me. She is keeping it a surprise and that is okay because I like surprises. Dad and Mum told me not to peek at my birthday gift and I have not, even when I really wanted to. I am excited for today to start. It will be so much fun.



READING TREASURE HUNT  with your family.





Gather everyone around together for about 20 mins.

Nominate someone to lead the treasure hunt (everyone else is hunting)

Guess what…. adults will enjoy this too!

  1. The Leader calls out the first Reading Treasure.
  2. Everyone runs off to find their Treasure and returns to the group.
  3. Points could be awarded for all who found Treasure and an extra point for the first one back.
  4. Take turns to show what’s been found and perhaps chat about the choices and read an extract.
  5. Move to the next Treasure and carry on..(you decide which and how many Treasures to find).
  6. Have fun finding as many Treasures as you can! Did you realise how much there is to read at home?

Take a photo of your Reading Treasure and share.

ENGLISH:    Newspaper report

There has been a sighting of a dragon in America. Watch the news clip below.


Write a news report about the sighting. Remember to include a headline and report what was seen, where, when and who saw it. Interview a witness and write what they say.

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt









Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a good day yesterday. The weather is looking a bit dull outside today but try to get out for a bit of exercise if you can.

Well done to everyone working really hard this week. I have loved seeing your work on dragons. A big shout out to Caitlin for all your fabulous work. Keep it up Penguins. I am so proud of you all and I know your parents are too.


Today is about contractions. Contractions are two words that are joined together. An apostrophe shows that letters have been left out. Have a look at the video below from BBC Bitesize.




ENGLISH:  Design your very own dragon!


SCIENCE: This term our science topic is Materials and their properties.

Have a look around your home at all the different materials there are. Think about the properties of the materials. Why has that material been used for that object? What makes it suitable for that object?

You can add some more objects from your home to this list. 

Have a great day Penguins

Mrs Hiatt






Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well and happy. It was great to see your work yesterday and the fab dragon drawings you did. Well done to Danny, Harry,David and Leyton and I have heard that Sofia, Lucas, Sam and Rhea have also been working hard in school. 😊

I have added an assignment on reading eggs for you. Remember all those dojo points that you are earning. 


I thought we could do with some more practice using arrays to solve multiplication problems. Watch the BBC Bitesize video to revise what you know about arrays.

Draw arrays for these number sentences.

There are lots of different ways of making arrays with things you might have at home. Here are some examples.  Have a go!


This week we are looking at silent letters. We can say the word in a funny way to help us remember the silent letter. Pronounce the first 'k' and 'g' for example, k-now, g-nome. This strategy can help you remember how to spell words with silent letters. 

Write theses sentences out in your neat handwriting.

I know I have knobbly knees.

The gnat gnawed at the meat rather than use a knife and fork.

I got a knot in my knitting and I know I will have to start again.



Write a description of Zog. Start with a list of adjectives describing what he looks like, his behaviour and feelings. You need to use expounded noun phrases in your descriptions to make them more interesting for the reader.  

The following video from BBC Bitesize will remind you about what an expanded noun phrases is.

Another way of remembering is to think about the Marks and Spencer adverts on TV.

"It's not just a flower....It's a delicate, yellow flower".  



Flying dragon craft.    

Materials Needed:

  • empty cardboard roll (4-6 inches long)
  •  paper
  • string/wool
  • felt pen
  • scissors
  • craft glue

Decide what colour you want your dragon to be.  

Measure the length of your cardboard tube and cut a strip of paper that wide so it will cover the tube.  Glue this around the tube.  You could also use clear tape to hold it in place.

Fold a piece of construction paper in half and draw a wing shape on the paper, with the folded edge being where the wing would meet the dragon’s body.  Cut out the wing shape so that when you unfold it, you have 2 wings that are connected.

Glue the wings to the cardboard tube.

Use paper to create a tail and a head for the dragon.  Use felt pens to complete the dragon’s face.

Glue the tail and head to the cardboard tube.

Cut 4-5 feet of string/wool and hang it over a doorknob. Thread the loose ends of the yarn through the top of the tube so they stick out the bottom.

       Pull the strings and make him fly. 

Enjoy your day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt





Good morning Penguins.

It's Monday again and I hope it is going to be a great week of learning. I really enjoyed looking at all the fabulous work some of you sent to me last week on Tapestry. It really is a great way to show me how hard you are working and to show off your fantastic work. Take a photo and add it as an observation. Harry actually added a video of himself reading his writing to me which I really enjoyed watching.  I do miss seeing you all Penguins. 




SPELLING: Today we are looking at the sound /n/ spelt ‘kn’ and ‘gn’ at the beginning of words. Practice spelling these words. Use look/cover/write/check to learn them.

knock  know  knee  knitting  knife  gnat  gnaw  gnash  gnome  gnarled

Can you write a sentence for each of these words?



Watch the video of the story Zog by Julia Donaldson. It is the story of a keen young dragon who wants to learn how to fly, roar and breathe fire in his first years at Dragon School.

Recap by writing down the things that Zog needed to learn each Year at Madam Dragon's school and how Zog faced challenges with each. Talk about how we all face challenges when we are learning but the most important thing is to keep trying and persevering. How did Zog eventually earn his gold star?

Use your knowledge of the story to write a school report for Zog. It should explain how he has tried hard to develop his dragon skills, what he has done particularly well and any challenging areas he can improve on. 


ART:  Have a go at drawing you own dragon. You can follow the clip below to help you but if you want to do your own drawing then that's fine.

Dragon's eyes are incredible. You could use paint, felt tips/crayons or coloured paper to recreate a dragon's eye.

It is important that we keep healthy and fit. Challenge yourself to get a gold medal each time.

Remember you can post any work you have done on Tapestry. I'm really looking forward to seeing your dragons and their amazing eyes.

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt






Good morning Penguins. We have reached the end of the week. Its a bit cold and foggy today but I am hoping to get out with Chester later. Try to get out today for a bit of exercise if you can.


More homophones!  Complete the sentences by neatly crossing out the incorrect homophone

1. Last knight/night I went for a walk in the moonlight.

2. Blue/blew is my favourite colour.

3. If you want to go on holiday, you’ll have to catch a plane/plain.

4. I brush my hare/hair every day.

5. The lion had huge paws/pours.

6. Thomas couldn’t wait to meat/meet the new teacher.

7. Bernard got mud on his new/knew shoes.

8. I’m over here/hear!

9. Benny’s hiding over they’re/there/their.

10. Suzanne scraped her knee and now it’s really saw/sore.






Today I would like you to write your own short story about this monster, remembering to use all the writing tools we have looked at this week: conjunctions, use of adjectives, question marks and exclamation marks, editing (purple polish) to check for mistakes and making improvements.

Have a lovely weekend Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you had a good day yesterday and are well and feeling happy. Well done to those of you that have done some home learning this week: Harry, David and Danny and those who have been on reading eggs. Shout out to Ella, Lucas and Sofia who completed their assignment yesterday.  I am going to give dojos for home learning and reading eggs and when we are back at school I will be able  to show you how many you have.  πŸ˜ƒ

If you are wanting books to read at home,  Oxford Owl ( seems to still be free for parents. You have to register for an account and then there are a wealth of e-books for children to read.

For some of you Penguins you might want to practise your phonics  PhonicsPlay  ( is a website with lots of fun phonics games which has free access for parents. 

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SPELLING:  Continuing our work on homophones to/two/too

There is another word too which means 'excessive' or 'also'. We use it when we say something or someone is too hot, too cold, too busy, to show that it is too much!

Practise writing the word too. Fill in the missing words in these sentences.

The other day I went ____the post office. While I was there I bought a shirt and ____pairs of shoes. I went ____ the cash register_____ pay and ____ have the items put in a bag. As I was leaving the store, the bag broke open because it was ______ thin.


We are continuing our work on multiplication. You will be learning to write multiplication sentences using the x symbol.

The worksheets can be found using the following link.


Problem of the day:


Today’s task is the editing and improving phase using the writing you did yesterday. This is one of the most important parts of the writing process: annotating your first draft in a different coloured pen. At school we purple polish!

 There should be at least 5 corrections or single word improvements within your writing. This includes, correcting spellings, improving or adding single words and correcting or adding punctuation. Then look at your sentences and how you could extend them by using conjunctions.

Click on the link below to watch the video which explores conjunctions. 


Use co-ordinating (e.g. or / and / but) and subordination (e.g. when / if / that / because) conjunctions to complete these sentences.

The plane looked majestic_____ at the same time overpowering. 

You would have to have nerves of steel to fly this plane ____ you will crash and burn! 

Loud and fierce was the sound of the engine______ it roared through the sky.  

My nose stung as I walked closer to the plane__________ of the smell of jet fuel.  


I am in school today so I might be able to catch up with some of you later.

Have a good Penguins!

Mrs Hiatt






Good morning Penguins. It is looking a bit brighter outside this morning so I am hoping to take my dog out for a walk later.

A big shout out to Caitlin, Colby, Danny, David, Harry and Leyton for completing the assignment on Reading Eggs. I will set another one today. Keep up with your reading.


Today is all about the homophones to/two

Write out the words and look at the them. What's the same/different? Two is a number (we talk about twins, twice, twelve, twenty - they all link to the number two).

Write out the following sentences and put in the correct homophone in each sentence.

I have________ sisters.

I am going _____ the park.

Go _____ the hall.

I am looking forward _____ going on holiday.

I bought _____ apples today. 


We are continuing our work on multiplication. Today we are adding equal groups.

Problem of the day:


Today, you will be planning your recount of the day you flew a jet plane from the point of view of Jacqueline Auriol. Use the questions below to help you. This should be filled out using words, bullet points and short sentences. This is NOT the point at which you write your recount. Remember this part is about getting your ideas down.

Paragraph 1 – What is happening today? How do you feel? Describe getting ready for the flight. 

Paragraph 2 – Approaching the plane. Speaking to the mechanic. Climbing into the plane. Describe the plane. 

Paragraph 3 – Starting the plane. How do you feel? Describes the sounds. Describe the smells. 

Paragraph 4 – Taking off and flying through the sky. What does it feel like? Describe the sky. Describe the way the plane is moving.  

 Paragraph 5 – Talk about your plane stalling. How it felt when you were plummeting to earth. What was going through your head?  

Paragraph 6 – Regaining control of the plane and landing safety back on the ground.  


I have put some challenges linked to our topic on castles, kings and queens here on the website. You can chose when to do them and which ones to do.  They can be found under the tabs for Term 3 further down this page.

Take photos of any work you do which can either be added on tapestry or emailed to me at

Have a good day Penguins!

Mrs Hiatt



Good morning Penguins. I hope you are all well this morning. Remember we are in lock down now so we must all stay at home (like we did before) to keep ourselves safe. I will be posting work on here every day for you. I would love to see any work you have done.

You can email me at

I will post an assignment on reading eggs for you each day.


sound spelt 'y'    Write down the following words and read them, segmenting them if necessary. 

 cry, fly, dry, try, reply, why, by, July, 

Look at the sound at the end of the words. The 'y' is making a' ie' sound. Can you find any other words ending 'y'.



Yesterday we were looking at recognising equal groups and today is about making equal groups.




Today, you will be doing some research with your parent or carer on the pilot, Jacqueline Auriol. Learn facts about her life and her achievements. Once you have done this, write a letter to her. Think about what you would say or what you would ask her.  What about her life amazes you? Tell her. What challenges did she overcome? Mention these and ask her about them.

Use the table below to remind you when to use question marks accurately.

Year group


Explanation (please do further research if needed).


Year 1 and 2

Use some question marks or exclamation marks accurately.

Question marks are used when a question is posed to the reader or between characters.


Exclamation marks are used to demonstrate to the reader a feeling of shock, anger or when a character is shouting. It is generally used to highlight strong feelings.

How did you remain calm when your plane

started to fail?


What made you want to break speed records?


I can only imagine how exciting it must be to

move that fast!


I think you are amazing!

Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt



This term we will be doing multiplication and division. Todays learning is about equal groups. Watch the video.


There are some sheets available for you to complete.


I have put the English task on Tapestry for you as well.  We are going to use a video as a stimulus to write a recount (diary entry).  Watch the video a few times to familiarise yourself with it.  You can find this by typing Literacy Shed Aviatrice into Google.

From the video, I would like you to write two descriptions. One of the plane and one to describe the pilot. Your description of the plane should include what it sounds like, looks like, smells like and how it moves. Your description of the pilot should include her appearance, her personality and how she might speak.
Remember to think about the writing skills we need to use to write a good description. 


Have a good day Penguins.

Mrs Hiatt




This week in Maths we are learning to add and subtract numbers. Have a look at BBC Bitesize for lessons to support this learning.

Adding and subtracting two digit numbers and tens

Adding two-digit numbers


This week in English we are studying the text Lost and Found. We will be creating a lost poster using adjectives to describe the lost penguin. Use BBC Bitesize to learn how to add adjectives to nouns to create noun phrases before doing your poster.


This week in Geography we are looking at cold places eg. the Arctic, Antarctica. Our learning objectives are about

  • identifying the north and south poles

  • exploring the physical features and animals that live in the north and south poles

  This link will teach you lots more about the coldest and driest continent.

Did you know that polar bears and penguins will never meet in the wild? Find out why? Antarctica is home to many species of penguins. Try to find out as much as you can about Penguins and their habitat. Write a report about what you find out.

Get your blanket and snuggle up warm while you watch the introduction to Frozen Planet which can be found on You Tube. It shows a snapshot of life in these cold places.



This week in Maths we are learning about money. We will be comparing coin values, finding the total and finding the difference between amounts. The lessons can be found in the link below.

In English this week we are focusing on improving our sentences by adding conjunctions to extend sentences. Follow the link below to find out how to use coordinating conjunctions in sentences.

Have a go at writing a story about a lost Penguin who needs to get back home to Antarctica. Remember to include lots of adjectives in your sentences and coordinating conjunctions like and, or,but and so.

  Help me find my way back home!

In geography this week we will be focusing on the animals which live in the North and South Poles and writing a non chronological report about them.  Choose your favourite polar animals to find out about and write a report. I have included a fact file for you with lots of information about the different polar animals.