We have had a wonderful week in Kingfishers class! The week began with a fantastic turn out for World Book Day, we all had a fantastic day reading and sharing our favourite stories as you can see from our photos and dressing up as Wally!
In English the class have written brilliant character descriptions of Bob - Man on the Moon. This week we have been focusing on extending our sentences with conjunctions to make them more interesting! We have used the conjunctions and, because & when. e.g. Bob was unafraid when he was searching for aliens on the moon.
In Maths we have been learning column method to support us with adding 2 digit numbers together. A fantastic skill to help us with bigger numbers!
A brilliant week Kingfishers, have a lovely weekend!
Well it has been a busy but brilliant first week back in Kingfisher class! Although the weather has been freezing the class have really impressed me this week with how brilliantly they have returned to school! The year 2's in Kingfishers class have completed practise SATs tests this week and have approached them fantastically. The whole of Kingfishers have loved getting to know our new story - Man on the Moon. A story all about a man called Bob who is in charge of looking after the moon and entertaining the tourists. Kingfishers created some fantastic posters to persuade tourists to visit the moon and also began to think about what they would do if that was their job! We are all looking forward to reading more of the story next week.
Have a lovely weekend!
Snow day activities!
Good morning Kingfishers! I hope you are having a cosy snow day, here are your snow day activities to keep you entertained.
Maths - Can you solve these addition and subtraction sums? Remember the rule of only changing the tens column!
13 + 10 35 - 10
61 + 10 91 - 10
47 + 10 28 - 10
72 + 10 54 - 10
English - Can you write a description of Bob's job? From our new story - Man on the Moon.
Where does he work? What does it involve? What else is on the moon with him? Who visits the moon?
Focus on including adjectives in your writing and re-reading to check for capital letters and full
stops in all sentences!
Have a fantastic day, I am looking forward to seeing your work! Dojos for the best ones! x
What a brilliant end to the half term! In English Kingfishers have produced some amazing poetry influenced by the Rio Olympics 2016 advert. The class wrote similes involving which jungle animals they would most like to be and why! The end results were outstanding! Some examples from our Kingfishers' were: 'If I were an animal I would be as powerful as a jaguar.' 'If I were an animal I would be as poisonous as a snake.' 'If I were an animal I would be as cheeky as a monkey!' In Maths we have been conducting investigations and putting our important findings into different types of graph. Kingfishers have created their own bar charts, pictograms and tally charts and we have found out our favourite colour, chocolate, fruit and animals! This week we also went on our exciting trip to Jodrell Bank! Kingfishers' loved learning even more about space, the different planets, how to be an astronaut and exploring Jodrell Bank. Thankyou so much for your support with this. Please take a look at the photos!
Have a wonderful break this half term
It has been a super week in Kingfisher class! Early in the week Kingfishers spotted somebody had taken our class bear from the reading area! After finding a picture of them, Kingfishers decided it was important we write a description of the alien to help find our class bear! Their writing was fantastic so fingers crossed he will turn up this week...
In English we have written an alternate retell to Beegu with Beegu's spaceship landing in a strange city called London and Beegu having some delicious afternoon tea with the Queen. In Maths we have been looking at written addition and subtraction problems and investigating if the question is asking us to add or subtract!
We have also spent time this week learning about the importance of understanding Mental Health and E-safety. We were lucky to have parents join us as we discussed how different situations online would make us feel and we represented these feelings using emojis! We have also created a calming jar for our classroom filled with glitter and sparkles for the class to shake and relax if ever feeling upset, anxious or angry.
A brilliant week Kingfishers!
Pictures to follow
We have had a lovely week in Kingfisher class! In English we are starting to change the story of Beegu..Kingfishers have decided Beegu is going to land in London and befriend the Queen and her corgis, I can't wait to see how their stories turn out next week! In Maths we have been learning all about money. We have been recognising and ordering coins, matching them to numicon to understand their value and adding up amounts in purses. To end the week with our exciting number day, Kingfishers had the chance to add up Miss Booth's shopping list, see which pets they could afford to buy from the pet shop and enjoyed a performance of 'The case of the missing number!'. It would be a fantastic help if your Kingfisher could continue to practise with real life coins at home. In Encompass we have been learning all about Neil Armstrong - the first man on the moon! We have written fantastic non-chronological reports with all the information we have learnt about him. Ask your Kingfisher if they can remember Neil Armstrong's famous quote? Finally, Kingfishers also created some outstanding art work this week in the style of artist Peter Thorpe.
Have a lovely weekend
We have had a very exciting week in Kingfisher class! On Wednesday we received a mysterious box in our classroom. Inside there was a balloon with a letter attached from Beegu our alien friend! We decided to reply to Beegu's letter including all of our informal letter features: address, greeting, opening statement, questions and a closing statement. We thought of all the many things we would like to ask Beegu and started our questions with question words such as: why, what, who, how, where and when. Kingfisher class loved writing back to Beegu!
In Maths this week we have been comparing addition and subtraction statements and deciding whether they are greater than, less than or equal to each other. We need to remember that Charlie the crocodile only eats the biggest number!
In the afternoon Encompass sessions we have been researching space buggies and designing our own buggies! We have also evaluated our spaceship designs.
Another fantastic week!
Have a lovely weekend
We have had another exciting week in Kingfisher class! In English we have been retelling the story of Beegu - as Beegu the tiny yellow alien! I have been blown away by the outstanding writing that Kingfishers class have produced, a huge well done! In Maths we have been practising drawing our own number line for those numbers that are too big to try in our heads! We have worked really hard on our presentation to help us to count the frog leaps! In our Encompass afternoons we have conducted a Science experiment to see what happens when you propel a balloon rocket! The class really enjoyed making their scientific predictions and conducting the experiment. Please take a look at the pictures. We have also created our own alien spaceships, there have been some super designs!
A fantastic week Kingfishers.
Have a lovely weekend
Our first full week back at school and Kingfisher class have come back eager and ready to learn even more about our 'Moon Zoom topic! In English the class have put themselves in Beegu's position as a little, yellow alien who lands on a strange planet called Earth. Kingfishers have begun writing as Beegu and we have started to learn how to use adverbs correctly in our sentences to describe how something is being done e.g. the dog barked loudly. The alien spaceship zoomed quickly through the sky. In Maths we have continued with fractions and tackled some tricky written questions, first as a class and then independently! In our Encompass afternoons Kingfishers have designed their own alien - they have used their imagination to create an alien and have written some outstanding character descriptions.
A brilliant week Kingfishers!
Happy new year! It has been a busy, exciting first few days back in Kingfisher class! It all began when we received an interesting letter on Wednesday morning. Tim Peake - the famous astronaut has asked us to apply to be astronauts ourselves! You could ask your Kingfisher what we need to do to become a fantastic astronaut by the end of our learning?
The class have created some outstanding artwork for displays for our new topic - Moon Zoom! Kingfishers are already intrigued as we have began to learn some interesting facts about the Moon. We are all looking forward to learning more next week!
In English we have created some brilliant freeze frames from the key parts of our new story - Beegu, these have been added, please take a peek. In Maths we have been halving numbers and learning the rule that we only halve even numbers and we have been using our sharing circles to help us.
Another super week in Kingfisher class, it's been lovely to be back!
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 x
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!
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 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!
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
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!
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!
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
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.
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!