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Class Dojo
  • Caterpillars: 344
  • Butterflies: 364
  • Dragonflies: 578
  • Hedgehogs: 323
  • Squirrels: 515
  • Badgers: 760
  • Foxes: 597
  • Otters: 468
  • Kingfishers:
  • Woodpeckers: 296
  • Falcons: 213
  • Kestrels: 569
Class Attendance
  • Caterpillars 93.3%
  • Butterflies 83.7%
  • Dragonflies 93.6%
  • Hedgehogs 94.3%
  • Squirrels 96.2%
  • Badgers 98.3%
  • Foxes 89.7%
  • Otters 94.6%
  • Kingfishers 94.4%
  • Woodpeckers 91.9%
  • Falcons 95.3%
  • Kestrels 92%
Overall Attendance: 0

Kingfishers

Welcome to the Class Page

 

 

Good morning Kingfishers!

 

I would imagine that you have all completed the reading books you took home before school closed. We want you to continue reading at home so we have set up an account for each of you on myon.co.uk. On this website, use your usual AR reading details to log in and access thousands of different books (within you ZPD). It is fairly straight forward to get your head around but Mr Bemister has created a video on the school Facebook page explaining how to use myon. You can also take AR quizzes in the same way you would at school which is great. Please make use of this excellent resource!

 

I hope you are enjoying our theme this week 'Wild week'. Please continue sending work to me through the class email, it's great seeing what you are all up to! As next week is half term, we will be providing optional project based activities for you to complete. There is no obligation to do these activities but please access them if you are feeling creative!

 

I have managed to get through my list and contact all of your parents! A few parents were unable to pick up when I called so I will try again next week as it would be great to touch base and see how you're getting on.

 

I hope you are all finding the new approach to the maths learning much easier to manage. If you are having any difficulties, please don't hesitate to get in touch through the class email. 

 

Some parents have asked if home learning will continue when school is opened for foundation, year one and year six. Rest assured that we will still be providing you with weekly learning on the school website and this will continue until the start of the summer holidays if required. 

 

Each day will still consist of writing, topic, maths, rapid recall boards, spelling and reading. Make sure you record any evidence of learning in your books too, it will be great to see all of it when we are back to normal!

 

Please continue to use the class email address to communicate with me and send over any work!    kingfishers@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

 

Home learning 

 

 

 

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 Assistant Mrs Westmore who works with the children full time. 
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 more than once. 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.
  • Parents' evening is next week so please make sure you have signed up for one of the slots. It is really important to come to find out about progress and attainment your child has made so far this year.
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 Early Islamic Civilisation. Despite being a very unfamiliar topic, the children are engaging really well and gaining lots of new knowledge. We have studied the city of Baghdad, compared the Dark Ages to the Golden Age, looked at key figures including Richard the Lionheart and we have looked at the crusades. This also links in with our RE sessions on the Muslim faith. 
Pupils' learning

On Thursday 5th March 2020 it was World Book Day! The children came in dressed up as their favourite book characters. There were lots of fun activities in school too. We had a brilliant assembly from Mr Bashford, created our own bookmarks, had a story extract read to us by every teacher in the school and we shared a book with some younger children in the school. The pictures below show some of our children sharing a book with another class.

 

At the moment, we are learning a new story in English called Ali Baba and the forty thieves. We have looked at the story in detail, looked at key events, created our own story maps and acted out the story.  We will now use this story to help us produce a persuasive piece of writing. 

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: 344
  • Butterflies: 364
  • Dragonflies: 578
  • Hedgehogs: 323
  • Squirrels: 515
  • Badgers: 760
  • Foxes: 597
  • Otters: 468
  • Kingfishers:
  • Woodpeckers: 296
  • Falcons: 213
  • Kestrels: 569
Class Attendance
  • Caterpillars 93.3%
  • Butterflies 83.7%
  • Dragonflies 93.6%
  • Hedgehogs 94.3%
  • Squirrels 96.2%
  • Badgers 98.3%
  • Foxes 89.7%
  • Otters 94.6%
  • Kingfishers 94.4%
  • Woodpeckers 91.9%
  • Falcons 95.3%
  • Kestrels 92%
Overall Attendance: 0
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