Kingfisher Class

Class Teachers

  

Mrs Abley & Mrs Baker

 

Congratulations to our

MAISIE

Autumn Term (1)

Week 1

Welcome back Kingfishers.

We have had a good week with a fun introduction to our Topic of Aztecs and some inspirational maths. Everyone is settling back into the rhythm of school.

Well done to those people who have begun their reading record – keep it up.

Kingfishers are reading Mr Stink as the text for English and for Shared Reading. The children are writing their own sentences with adverbial starters and relative clauses and including them in a short description of the character Chloe and in a setting description.

In shared reading we are answering questions about that text and have completed our first Big Quiz.

In Maths this week we have been investigating graphs and patterns with numbers and talking about how we can all do high level maths and that it doesn’t matter if we make a mistake because that helps us to move on.

Everyone can learn maths to high levels!

Believe in yourself, it changes what you can do!

Maths is about creativity and making sense!

Mistakes and challenge are the best times for your brain!

Visualize and make connections to strengthen your brain! 

Depth is more important than speed.

Week 2

In English this week Kingfishers have started to unpick the text Mr Stink. Everyone worked really hard to find the tools used by the writer in the text and then annotated around the text to identify them and say what effect they created.

In Shared Reading we have read another two chapters of the story and answered more PEE questions about it. We discussed  the text and decided what we liked about it and what we disliked. Then we thought about any links we could make with other stories we’ve read.

 In Maths we have continued to work through some investigations about place value, drawing and showing 4 and 5 digit numbers in many ways.

Topic has been fun – working with a partner or in a small group to write a script for a weather broadcast and then performing it.

Well done to those children who have been reading regularly, learning their spellings and practising their times tables.

Week 3

This week has flown by. In English we completed our box plan changes then began to write some super character descriptions

modelled on the Bird Lady from Mary Poppins. We chose suitable names and set about thinking what she would look like and 

where she might live. We wrote  three paragraphs and included relative clauses, fronted adverbials and parenthesis. It’s looking good,

In Maths this week we continued  with place value of numbers with more than 5 digits- ordering them and comparing them. 

In Topic we discussed what we know about historical eras and made a human timeline. Then we drew a timeline in our books. 

We also had a session with Dr Collins and learnt about Semaphore. We worked out messages from Dr Collins then we tried out

 sending silent messages of our own. It was  great fun.

Mrs Baker & Mrs Abley

Reader of the week- Caitlyn

Big Quiz Winners- Diamonds

Week 5

Kingfishers have been in two places at once this week. Some of the children stayed at school and completed lots of maths, english and art activities on the way to performing in a Talent Show. They worked out costings for merchandise to sell, staff to pay and a venue to hire. Then they made posters to advertise the merchandise. 

Letters were written to invite VIPs to the show- in a very persuasive  style. After the great performance evaluations were written about the children’s own act and also about another act seen on Thursday.

Costumes were prepared – taking the form of tshirts to decorate with fabric pens and sashes to make and decorate with logos.

We managed to cram lots of work into the week and also used that work to prepare our celebration assembly for next week so we can tell upper school what a week it’s been. It was great fun working in the teams  we chose.

Well done to our…

Reader of Week – Gracie

Big Quiz winners – Poppy Topaz

Week 6

Hola 

In  English this week we drafted and edited our own writing. Then on Friday we published it. We have tried to include character description and setting description too, with relative clauses and fronted adverbials.

In Maths we have been showing all we can do with addition. We used a rounding up method to estimate our answer or to check the answer. Big Maths has been fun and fast paced – tables, doubling, halving, rounding ….

In shared reading we had a debate ‘Should Chloe let Mr Stink live in the garden shed?’ It was planned by everyone and debated by 5 representatives from each side. It ended in a win for the argument, but was a close run thing. Everyone is trying hard to remember to read for 10 minutes at home each night  and don’t forget if you would like to you can read at school for 10 mins at the end of the day. 

In Topic we’ve been researching Aztec jobs- Merchants, Priests, Slaves and Warriors. Next week we will hot seat each group so that the rest of the class will find out about the other 3 jobs they didn’t research themselves.

Adios:)

Autumn Term (2)
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