Welcome to Penguins!
We are passionate about our learning and strive to do our best in all we do. We love working as part of a team and show care and compassion to everyone in our lovely school. Our teachers are Mrs Webber, who enjoys teaching music and playing tennis, and Miss King, who loves sport and teaching English. In year 6, we also have Mrs Carlene to help us on our learning journey.
During the year, we investigate many inspiring topics including Spitfires and Hurricanes (World War Two) and Challenge Caldecott. We like to go on visits to support our learning and frequently have visitors and special days in school, which are linked to our topic. This is also the year group when we have the opportunity to go on a residential trip to Morfa Bay in Wales.
We also demonstrate the 5Rs beyond the classroom. For example, as the oldest children in the school, we enjoy taking on responsibilities such as being Reading Champions, Maths Ambassadors and House Captains. We also use our resourcefulness to raise money for our end of year celebrations.
Oxford Castle Visit
Penguins enjoyed visiting Oxford Castle and learning about the prisoners' lives. We were astonished to learn that children as young as 7 had been locked up in prison. We had a fascinating tour from our guide Robin, who did not spare us any of the gory details of prison life, then we took part in a workshop researching some of the Victorian children who had been prisoners.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Project
We have been lucky enough to be selected to work with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on an arts project. First a story-teller came into school and involved us in a re-enactment of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Following her visit, we were inspired to write our own stories. Next we were visited by a ceramicist who taught thirty of us how to make clay portrait tiles. These will be on display in school, once they are glazed.