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WC 26th November 

This week we played active maths games outside, developing our knowledge of the 3 and 4 times tables. Miss Staziker would give us a question, and we had to work it out and run to the correct side of the playground depending on whether the answer would be odd or even. 

We investigated with magnets during science, learning whether they would repel or attract when two were put together. 

WC 19th November

This week in Kingfisher class we have been learning all about stage directions and dialogue used in play scripts. We have been very busy in maths using different methods to help us solve division problems, we used bead strings, cubes, counters, number lines and groups. We have started learning all about touch typing in ICT and begun learning all about home row, bottom row and top row keys on a keyboard. We answered the question ‘where in the world is Italy?’ and learned all about the surrounding seas and countires that Italy borders with. 

WC 12th November

I would like to start by saying a big well done to each and every child in Kingfisher Class for such a fantastic assembly on Thursday afternoon. You really did do me proud! You were also amazing ambassadors for the school when we visited Bistecca for our school trip on Tuesday. Well done.

This week in Maths we have been learning how to use a written method to help us solve multiplication problems.. some were very tricky and really made us think! In English we have continued with our work on playscripts and we became film directors reviewing the first few scenes of Mamma Mia. It has also been friendship week this week in school and we have done lots of work around this subject. We read together 'The Invisible Boy' and thought about how it would feel to be in his position, we also created friendship bracelets for someone else in the school. An absolutely fantastic week in school Kingfishers, well done!

Wc 5th November 

Another great week in Kingfisher class. We have been busy learning our lines for our class assembly next week and making props! Our English work has involved us reading and performing play scripts, the children really got into the characters. We have been sorting numbers using Venn diagrams in maths and our work has focused on the three and four times tables. We have been noticing patterns and recognising multiples that overlap in times tables. 

Mr Conway introduced our new topic in geography - Italy. The children researched famous monuments and created fact files. We thought about what we would like to learn about Italy and hopefully in the next few weeks we will be able to answer some of those questions. 

WC 29th October

What a busy week we have had in school! The children have worked really hard finishing their fables in English and we begun our new topic of 'Mamma Mia', looking at live play performances. In Maths we were solving addition and subtraction problems using a written method. It was our last week learning about hunter gatherers, the children used iPads to scan QR codes and gather information about how they hunted their food. We then compared hunter gatherers to neolithic farmers, looking at the similarities and differences. 

WC 8th October

This week we have been learning all about perimeter in maths, ask your child whether they can remember what it is. We worked out the perimeter of different shapes, first by using art straws to help then we moved onto using a ruler to help us measure in cm. 

In English the children planned their own fable, innovating their own version of 'The Hare and the Tortoise'. I can't wait to read them next week!

On Friday Mr Wilson reported some strange bone shaped things in the garden when he was clearing up ready for 'Green Day' next week. We used facts and clues to help us figure out what and who they were from. Keep your eyes peeled...

Harvest Rap

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WC 1st October

This week we have been focusing on 2D shapes in maths, and the children have learnt how to use a protractor to find right angles. 

In English we have continued our work on fables, we 'hot seated' the Hare and the Tortoise and worked together to find out the moral of the fable in groups. Next week we will begin to write our own version of 'The Hare and the Tortoise'. 

The children are still enjoying Judo and Samba on a Monday and working on their athletics skills with Adele on a Wednesday. 

Well done Kingfishers, another great week.

WC 24th September

Another great week working hard in class, the children have been adding and subtracting using mental strategies in maths. In English we have started looking at fables, the children made predictions about what they thought some of the fables could be about before actually hearing them. 

We have been learning a harvest rap, ready to perform to the rest of the school next Friday during our harvest assembly. Some of the children wanted to practise at home so here are the words below!

Harvest Rap

WC 17th September

What an exciting first few weeks we have had back in school. The children have settled in really well and are quickly learning the new routines of being a junior! Well done children. 

We have been really busy in Kingfisher class... from understanding place value in three digit numbers, to a visit from a dinosaur! We even have CCTV footage of it in our out! 

The children have been working really hard in all areas. They have been enjoying PE with specialist teachers of Judo and Sports Hall Athletics. Our music lessons on a Monday afternoon with Mr Fitton are going down a treat. In maths the children have been working hard, looking at place value and rounding to the nearest 10. We are now moving onto finding 1, 10 and 100 more or less than a given number, and how to add and subtract numbers mentally. In English, the children are finalising their ideas for their own dinosaur poem and will be writing them very shortly. Our afternoons have been full of exciting activities learning all about different types of rocks and the layers of the Earth, and I'm sure that they have been having fun learning in Jigsaw with Mrs Clarke.