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The Landlord's Cat nativity

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Friday activities 

Good morning Kingfishers! Now that you are safely inside and in the warm this would be a great time for you to start thinking about our new topic - Moon Zoom!

Can you create a list of questions of what you would like to find out about our Space topic? Try to remember the correct punctuation to write a question. 

 

Maths - can you recognise odd and even numbers? Have a listen to our song from Odd Todd and Even Steven with an adult to remind you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT9aqgpjdyw . Remember to look at the last digit to decide if it's odd or even! e.g. 12 is even because we know 2 is an even number. Then you could sort these numbers into the correct circle: 21, 14, 26, 13, 5, 11, 38, 66, 23, 89

 

I am aware I have your homework books so these could be completed on paper and brought to school. Have a brilliant day and I will see you on Monday smileyx

 

Snow day activities!

Good morning Kingfishers! 

Today in this beautiful snow I would like you to write some instructions for how to build a snowman! This is something we have practised in school, remember those bossy verbs and time conjunctions if you can! If you would like to include photos I would love to see you having fun in the snow! 

And secondly, have a practise of the songs and actions for the Christmas play.

Have a wonderful snow day! 

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8th December

Kingfisher class have had a super week working hard on their Christmas play. We are performing 'The Landlord's Cat' on Tuesday afternoon, we hope you can make it! There are some pictures added for a sneak preview! In English we have looked at a new book called 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and the class have loved writing letters as Gold Crayon to complain. Did you know Gold Crayon is the shiniest, brightest crayon in the box and he deserves his own special, shiny V.I.P crayon box!? The ideas the Kingfishers have come up with are outstanding. Next week looks set to be another busy but brilliant week, we look forward to seeing you if you are able to attend the Christmas play on Tuesday or our Express afternoon on Wednesday. Have a lovely, snowy weekend!

Kingfisher class smiley

 

1st December

Kingfisher class have been working hard as always this week! In English we practised using the challenging skill of adding -er and -est suffixes to adjectives! We were trying to convince customers to come to Stan's shoe shop and buy the brightest, prettiest shoes on the shelf! In Maths the class have been practising using arrays to solve multiplication sums! In our afternoons we have wrote some beautiful senses poems which gave Kingfishers an opportunity to think about all of the things they would be able to see, hear, smell and feel if they were in the Great Fire of London. We have also been writing instructions to make bread! Similar to what Thomas Farriner would have used in his famous bakery on Pudding Lane. Have a great weekend! smiley

24th November

We have had a lovely week in Kingfisher class! In English we have been changing the setting of our story Elves and the Shoemaker to a different kind of shop. We have had sweet shops, flower shops, game shops and pet shops! The elves in the story have been working very hard to supply cute, fluffy kittens, golden fidget spinners and beautiful red roses. Kingfishers have been practising using exclamation sentences in their writing - what a brilliant week it has been! Ask your Kingfisher if they can use an exclamation sentence for you? In Maths we have used our division skills to solve some tricky reasoning problems as a class and we became Maths detectives trying to find the answers! In our afternoon Encompass lessons we predicted what would happen if we burnt our paper houses. Look at the pictures for our fantastic results and Kingfishers' reactions! 

Have a lovely weekend smiley

Setting our Tudor houses on fire!

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Our material property hunt around the classroom

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17th November

It has been a lovely week in Kingfisher class and we have had a fantastic end to the week with all children supporting the charity Children in Need by coming in wearing yellow and spotty clothes! A super turn out in Kingfisher class! We have also enjoyed our attendance reward trip to Odeon cinema this week - it was a brilliant trip and we all had a super time at the cinema watching Lego Batman. In English this week we have described the setting of Stan's shoe shop in our story using -est and -er suffixes. Did you know Stan's shop is the busiest, noisiest, brightest shoe shop with the kindest, nicest shoemaker! In Maths we have been dividing numbers up to 30! We have practised this by sharing the amount into sharing circles we have used hoops and drawn our own sharing circles. Ask your clever Kingfisher if they can show you the division skills they have learnt this week! In Encompass we have learnt all about the properties of materials and why these are important. We had a material property hunt around the classroom and discussed the properties of a Tudor house in 1666.

Another brilliant week Kingfishers, have a lovely weekend! smiley

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10th November

It has been another busy week in Kingfisher class! On Wednesday we had our trip to Ford Green Hall to learn much more about our topic the Great Fire of London, the children had the opportunity to see a real Tudor house outside and inside and meet Samuel Pepys! Kingfisher class really enjoyed having the chance to ask Samuel Pepys all of their questions.  In English the class have written fantastic retells of our story the Elves and the Shoemaker using adjectives and expanded noun phrases to improve our sentences. In Maths the class have been using addition to double numbers all the way up to 50 using ladybird spots to help us!

Elves and the Shoemaker role play

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3rd November

It has been super being back in Kingfisher class this week and we have been very busy starting our new topics. In English, Kingfishers have been getting to know our new story 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' with some fantastic role play and using story maps to help us remember the story with actions. In Maths we have continued to practise our subtraction and addition with some bigger numbers to help us become confident with these maths skills! During our afternoons we have created some lovely artwork for our new displays for the Great Fire of London and our new Pudding Lane bakery role play (pictures will be added soon). 

Have a great weekend! Kingfisher Class smiley

 

13th October

Kingfisher Class have had another busy week! In English this week we received a letter from the Queen asking for our help after she had seen a lion on the Royal grounds at Buckingham Palace! Kingfisher Class decided we should find out as much information as possible about lions to help the Queen, we did this by looking at non-chronological reports. The children looked at the different features and decided on questions they wanted to find the answers to. We practised writing questions correctly using - who, what, where, when, who and how and researched for answers on the iPads. In Maths we have started to look at subtraction using concrete resources such as pencils and lollies to count how many are left when we take some away. In Encompass we have looked at the Royal Family Tree and Kingfisher Class were intrigued to find out who would be next in line to the throne! 

 

We also had our Harvest Assembly this week which was fantastic! I am so proud of everyone in Kingfishers for their poem and song performances, and a big thank you to all parents who were able to come and support them! It was a brilliant turn out. 

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Week 5!

 

We have had another lovely week here in Kingfisher class! The children have been using their addition skills in Maths to find fact families and their number bonds to 10 and 20. In English we changed the ending to our story Katie in London. The children used their imaginations to create some fantastic alternate endings to the story, with Katie and Jack visiting the monkeys at London Zoo! Their ideas have been amazing! In the afternoons we have been practising our poem for the Harvest assembly next week and creating London landmarks as you can see in the pictures. It was a real team effort!

 

Love from

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What a busy week we have had in Kingfisher class! In English we have continued using our story Katie in London to help us to write a setting description about Buckingham Palace! Kingfisher class have really enjoyed using Google Earth to visit the famous London landmarks from our story. They have focused on using adjectives to describe the setting and the work they have produced is amazing! Our Maths has been focused on counting one more or one less than a number and partitioning numbers into tens and ones. Please see our brilliant work in the pictures. In our afternoons we have continued to learn more about our topic London and even created some landmarks of our own! Not to mention the fantastic homemade landmarks children have been bringing in to show us.

Another brilliant week!

Love from Kingfishers smiley

Maths partitioning into tens and ones

We enjoyed having some of our parents join us for Writing this week!

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