Red Class were very excited to be visited by a penguin at the beginning of this term. The discovery led the children to investigate what kind of penguin it could be, and to think about where it might be from. After reading books and using the internet, we found out that it was an Emperor Penguin (and it’s chick!) from Antarctica. We learnt why they have so many feathers and thought about how we keep warm. We even made warm outfits for our mini-me’s! This got our new topic, Fire and Ice, off to a flying start. We have investigated ice; how it is made, and how it melts and we have even made some very special ice sculptures. In English, we have learnt by hear the story of Little Red Riding Hood and we are now using our knowledge of The Polar Regions to write our own versions. Little Red Riding Hood has gained a warm, furry outfit and that wicked wolf has been changed to an Arctic Fox, a Polar Bear or a Walrus! In maths we have been learning how to use difference as a form of subtraction. We listen to number stories and make them with counters to help us to see the difference between two numbers.