Kingfishers

Welcome

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find details of what we are doing, news and our homework.

Term 3 :- Why did London burn?

Everyone made wonderful Tudor houses that we really enjoyed sharing and displaying to create our own mini Tudor London!

We recreated the Great Fire of London in the playground and we all began to realise what life must have been like in 1666...

In English we have written diaries like Samuel Pepys , composed lovely fire poems and used all our learning to write facts about The Great Fire of London in a timeline. The children learnt so much about this topic! Finally we researched modern London landmarks and wrote fact files.

In Maths, we have learnt about money and the children are now brilliant at recognising coins and making amounts with different coins. After that they reinforced their knowledge of place value to 50.

In other subjects, we have been learning about the parts of our body in PSHE and how to give 2-step instructions in Computing. We also sang and played instruments to the song London's Burning.

We had a lovely morning led by Hands on History when Mrs Brown had to dress up as Samuel Pepys and the term ended with a fabulous exhibition about The Great Fire of London and London now and then.

Kingfishers- we are very proud of your super art work and writing!



READING

Children visit the library at least once a week with an adult to change their books. Unfortunately they cannot take a new one out until they have returned a book so please keep them safe in their book bags.

Please try and read with your child daily and write a comment in their reading record. These get checked once a week in guided reading so please don't write urgent messages in them. When they have finished reading their book, re-reading will develop their fluency and asking questions about the story will develop their understanding of the text. They could also write or draw a picture about what has happened or the characters.

Growth Mindset

In the first week of term we learnt how to change our mindset and how we think about our learning.

Moving on from the important basis of "Have a go, your brain will grow!" we have learnt some new words and practised these learning habits.

  • Perseverance - Keep trying and try a different way.
  • Discipline - Stay focused and follow the rules.
  • Imagination - Think up your own ideas and pretend.
  • Curiosity - Ask questions and look closely.
  • Collaboration - Share ideas and listen to each other.


PE

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has full PE kit in school at all times.

We aim for one indoor and one outdoor session a week in all seasons, so please make sure children have suitable clothing including a black sweatshirt or hoody and black tracksuit trousers. We recommend trainers rather than plimsoles as they are more durable and stay in place better during sports.



Term 4 :- This term our learning journey is: How do I investigate?

We came in to our classroom after half term to find that our boxes of marble run were missing. There were pieces on the floor, a large footprint and other clues like a pom pom and a flute! Now we have to follow those clues and do some investigating to find out who took it.