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Penguin Class

Welcome to the Penguin Class Page! This is where you can find out about what we’ve been up to recently in Penguin Class, read our newsletter and see some examples of our work.


Class Teacher:

Lorna Gough

Speech and Language Therapist:

Kelly Moran - Key SLT


Learning Support Assistants:

Kelly Spall

Hannah Davidson

Caroline Keynes



Curriculum Map Penguin Class 2020 – 2021


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Cross-curricular topics

All about me


People who help us





Learning experiences

Sharing photos of home and families

Looking at the way we are the same/different

Learning about parts of the body

Learning about our school

Looking at seasonal changes

Going on an Autumn Hunt

What do animals do in Autumn?

Using the senses to explore

Looking at people who help us in school

Learning about how doctors, police and firefighters help people

Going on a minibeast hunt

Exploring the outside learning environment, being curious and making observations

Learning about habitats


Sorting different kinds of animals

Where do they live? what do they eat?

Animals on the farm

Investigating cars and ramps

Road safety

Making maps

Boats – what will float?


Core Texts

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen

Pumpkin Soup Helen Cooper

Things I Like...  Anthony Browne

Squirrels Busy Day Lucy Barnard

Bear Snores on Karma Wilson

The Very Helpful Hedgehog Rosie Wellesley


Busypeople: Fire fighter

Busypeople: Police

Doctor Duck Julia Donaldson

Ten Little Ladybirds Melanie Gerth

Aaargh! Spider! Lydia Monks

Snail Trail Ruth Brown

Rosie’s Walk Pat Hutchins

Sheep in a Jeep Nancy Shaw

What the Ladybird Heard Julie Donaldson

The Train Ride June Crebbin

Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car John Burningham

Who sank the boat? Pamela Allen







Visit from Firefighters

Growing caterpillars

Farm Trip



Role Play

Home Corner/Bakery

Post Office

Police station



Garden Centre

Woodland area

Construction site

Pirate ship

Overarching themes allow us to be Overarching themes allow us to be flexible and to follow particular interests of the children

Reading at Meath