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Penguins - Reception

Spring Term 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,                  



Happy New Year to you all! It has been lovely seeing the children return to school after their break full of energy and enthusiasm for the learning we are going to be doing this term.


This term, our topic is going to be 'Transport' so the children need to 'hop on board and prepare to blast off' to discover adventures from the past to the present day! Please see our curriculum map below for more information.


Our main stories we will be reading this term are:


The Hundred Decker Bus

The Train Ride

Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year

Stories around emergency vehicles

Zoom, Rocket, Zoom

Little People, Big Dreams: Amelia Earhart

Up, Up, Up!





We will continue to use Tapestry, our online learning journal, to make observations on your children. Please remember to look at how much learning is going on in our classes. If you are having any technical issues, do let Mrs Maudsley know.

We have sent emails out to you all explaining that we will be having 'show and Tell' through Tapestry, your child will be given a date when they can show pictures that you have uploaded to Tapestry.

Early Year's Curriculum Map Spring 2022

'Meet the Teacher' presentation

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Please watch this presentation about the routines and learning in Penguins Class.


Hello Penguins!

Welcome to St. Margaret's School!

We are all so excited to meet and get to know you all! 


Your teacher is -

Mrs Berry

Mrs Keable and Mrs Parslow are also in Penguins Class Monday - Friday. 

Mrs Green will also be in for one afternoon. 

In the Autumn term, our topic will be based around 'It's Good to be Me!', 'Traditional Tales' and 'Christmas', but we also want to know what you love to play and talk about and will plan learning and activities around that!

We will be having some celebration days, including performing songs and stories to your parents, share activity sessions and dressing up days.


Parents, please look below for additional information about the Early Year's curriculum and how we teach Phonics and Maths at St Margaret's. 


If you have any questions, please email penguins@stmargaretsipswich.org



Important Dates!


Little Red Hen Performance - Friday 1st October 2.45 p.m.

October - Black History Month

Friday 15th October - Well-Being Day

Wednesday 20th October - Dress up day (We will have been learning about Percy the Park keeper, so your child can come dressed as a park keeper or as their favourite woodland animal!)

Tuesday 2nd November - Diwali Day

Friday 5th November - Fireworks Day

Christmas share afternoon - date tbc

 Early Years Curriculum 2021-2022

Here are some poems we will be learning over the Autumn Term

Early Year's Curriculum

Medium Term Plans


General Resources and Information