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  • Caterpillars: 392
  • Butterflies: 335
  • Dragonflies: 354
  • Hedgehogs: 303
  • Squirrels: 471
  • Badgers: 659
  • Foxes: 732
  • Otters: 383
  • Kingfishers: 631
  • Woodpeckers: 419
  • Falcons: 360
  • Kestrels: 278
Class Attendance
  • Caterpillars 92.5%
  • Butterflies 86%
  • Dragonflies 91.4%
  • Hedgehogs 97.7%
  • Squirrels 93.3%
  • Badgers 93.3%
  • Foxes 93.3%
  • Otters 97.1%
  • Kingfishers 92.6%
  • Woodpeckers 90.0%
  • Falcons 98.9%
  • Kestrels 87.5%
Overall Attendance: 0

Kingfishers

Welcome to the Class Page
Hello and welcome to the Kingfisher class. We are currently half way through the school year and the children have been working incredibly hard! Helping the children with their learning is Mr Young (Class Teacher). In addition, we also have help from our wonderful Teaching Assistants. Ms Burgess is our full time TA so she is in class Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons. Mrs Westmore helps out on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and Thursday mornings.
Important notices

•PE will be on a Tuesday. The children will have one session in the morning and one session in the afternoon. It is essential that children wear their PE kit to school on these days. They should have their Knowle t-shirt, hoodie, black shorts and suitable trainers.

• I have noticed that some children are arriving at school without a coat on rainy days. Please ensure your child has a coat if the weather is forecast to be raining. 

  • From now on, each of our children will read with a teaching assistant at least once a week for ten minutes. Some children will read twice. Reading is a whole school focus so please ensure your child has their reading book in school each day and they keep their books safe.
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Curriculum

Kingfisher's Curriculum Overview 2019/2020

Autumn

Spring

Summer

The Victorians

Islamic Civilization

South America

Please visit our Curriculum page for further details.

Homework and home learning

The children will receive spellings and times tables every week on a Friday. It is important that this homework is completed to ensure your child is consolidating their learning. We will also give out topic or science homework on a regular basis.

 

We also expect the children to be reading regularly. This will give the children the opportunity to take AR quizzes regularly in school and maintain a high pass rate. We would expect a minimum of 15-20 minutes of reading, 5 times a week. 

Parent overview
This term our topic is 'The Victorians'. During this topic we will focus our learning on life in a Workhouse, the Industrial Revolution, living standards for children and families in the Victorian era and education during this time.

 

Next term (Spring) we will be looking at the Islamic Civilisation as our new topic. We will look at how Baghdad was established, the Muslim empire, the Golden Age of Islam and the siege of Baghdad. The time period spans from 570CE to 1369CE.

Pupils' learning

Yesterday, Year 5 had their second session with Nuffield Health. The children are learning about how to keep their minds and bodies healthy. So far they have looked at how to deal with stress and how eating healthily can have a positive impact on our health. The children are looking forward to their next set of sessions!

 

In art this term, we have been looking at the work of an artist called Lowry. His paintings depict a typical Victorian setting. He had a unique style when it came to drawing buildings, people and factories. The children have had a go at drawing buildings and people in the style of Lowry. In their final lesson, they combined everything they have learnt to create their own piece of Lowry art work! Some excellent examples can be found below. 

Throughout the last two weeks, the children have been learning about angles in maths. We are now moving on to look at shapes and comparing the features of shapes, using language such as regular, irregular and symmetrical. In today's lesson (Monday 16th December 2019) the children sorted different shapes into those that were regular, those that were irregular, those that had the same size angles but different sides and those that had the same sides but different sized angles. 

 

On Monday 11th November, we went to Morwellham Quay! We had such a great time! On the trip, we took part in four activities. We went on the train through the copper mines, we went to Victorian school, we made bread and we dressed up in Victorian clothes. Here's a picture of us all lookig fabulous in our outfits!
On 4th November 2019 in PSHE, Kingfishers talked about equality. We agreed that everybody is equal but we are all different and this should be celebrated and embraced. We then spent time 'speed dating!' where we had one minute to discuss how we are similar and how we are different to our partner before moving on to the next person. Have a look at us in action!

On Wednesday 9th October, we were very lucky as the smoothie bike came to school! There is a city wide project that is promoting how important it is to walk to school, stay fit and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Some of our children got the chance to pedal on the smoothie bike and they all got to drink a delicious, healthy smoothie!

 

The pictures below show two of our children on the bike!

On Wednesday 25th September, the children took part in a science investigation where they had to think of ways to separate shells and sand from water. The children discovered that they could use funnels and filter paper to separate their solution. The photos below show some of the children in action!

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Class Dojo
  • Caterpillars: 392
  • Butterflies: 335
  • Dragonflies: 354
  • Hedgehogs: 303
  • Squirrels: 471
  • Badgers: 659
  • Foxes: 732
  • Otters: 383
  • Kingfishers: 631
  • Woodpeckers: 419
  • Falcons: 360
  • Kestrels: 278
Class Attendance
  • Caterpillars 92.5%
  • Butterflies 86%
  • Dragonflies 91.4%
  • Hedgehogs 97.7%
  • Squirrels 93.3%
  • Badgers 93.3%
  • Foxes 93.3%
  • Otters 97.1%
  • Kingfishers 92.6%
  • Woodpeckers 90.0%
  • Falcons 98.9%
  • Kestrels 87.5%
Overall Attendance: 0
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