In Autumn Two our Topic was the seasons and the weather. Our work was centred around the book 'Blue Penguin'; Petr Horáček’s most philosophical picture book yet, focusing on themes around identity and belonging. Blue Penguin is not accepted by his community because he looks different from them. In his lonely dreams he envisions a white whale which moves him to make up a song. Its spiritual quality leads Blue Penguin to friendship and the inspiration to create a new song that everyone can share. The textured illustrations with a colour palette focused on blue and white perfectly evoke the mysticism of the snowy landscape.
The children performed beautifully in our Nativity performance, even learning makaton signs to accompany their singing.
Autumn Half Term Holiday Pre-learning Task
Our new children are settling in wonderfully. In addition to making new friends, they are beginning to learn our school routines and the school prayers. They have already learned 3 phonemes - m, a and s. Mrs Barry and I are looking forward to getting to know them and spending a fun packed year with them!