Ringstead Church of England Primary School

Penguin Class 

Teacher: Miss Gemma Gascoine (Assistant Headteacher)

Teaching Assistant: Miss Clair Gamage

Welcome to Penguin Class.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas. I am looking forward to meeting with you all, albeit digitally to hear all about what you have been up to over the holidays and how you've been.  This term, our theme is 'Women who changed the world' where we will be learning all about Florence Nightingale and the significance of her work. We will learn about The Crimean War and study some interesting Victorian inventions. Our daily read aloud for this term is Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. It's a favourite of mine and I can't wait to share it with you.    

Please see the below links for home learning activities:


Year 1 Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-1/

Year 2 Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-1/


English activities 


Watch the short video on the link below and write what happens next. 




8 minute workout with Joe Wicks 




Florence Nightingale 



Mindfulness for children 



Online stories to read or listen to




National education platform from Emergency Services launches!

StayWise — Saving lives through education

StayWise, is a free learning platform aimed at pupils aged 3 - 11 it brings together the educational resources of the Emergency Services linked to the national curriculum. 

StayWise is committed to saving lives through education by working together, The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) leads on the partnership behind StayWise. Partners include the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, HM Coastguard, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, the National Police Chiefs Council, Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools and the Royal Life Saving Society’. SafeWise have produced a consistent learning resource that educators from across the community can use with confidence, whether they’re teachers, home-schooling parents, or emergency service staff and volunteers”.


Virtual School Games Challenge

Every Monday the Virtual School Games will set three new sporting challenges, Entries close each Sunday at 5pm with winners announced on Monday. They will also be randomly selecting students as one of their ‘Stars of the Week’, who will each receive a £10 Amazon Voucher.

 Are you up for the challenge? Visit Virtual School Games Challenges and Resources | Northamptonshire Sport to find out more!

Once your child has completed the challenges please could you send the scores to their teachers.

Penguin key information:

Our PE days will be: Tuesday & Friday so please ensure your child has the appropriate kit with them on these days. 

Reading books: Children's reading record books will be checked on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please do read at home as we know reading is feeding! Children's imagination, empathy and understanding will flourish with every page they read... and five signed reads earns the children a reward in the form of a raffle ticket for a chance to win a book during celebration assembly on Friday. 

Homework will be handed out on a Friday and due in on the following Wednesday, this will give us time to celebrate the children's work before sending the children's books back home.