Kingfishers Class

Kingfishers Class

Our remote Learning Leads are :

Mrs Tamsin Blackmore & Mrs Nicola Stenner, working closely with Mrs Alison Blackmore at Cutcombe CofE First School

Home Learning is supported and issued via our online platforms.

For KS2 pupils - Google Classrooms and for KS1 pupils - Tapestry.

If you require hard copies of any of our home learning packs please contact the school office.

This page contains information about what the Kingfishers Class will be learning this Autumn term.

This term, our PE sessions will continue to be on Thursday and Fridays. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times, including trainers or daps. Our PE kit consists of royal blue shorts, a yellow t-shirt, trainers or daps.

Spellings will be given weekly, on Tuesdays, and will be tested on the following Monday. There will be a short task for your child to complete involving their spellings or the spelling patterns/rules we are focusing on. This will need to be handed in on Monday mornings. Your child will also be encouraged to try to learn the ‘Password Pair’ which are high frequency words, taken from the list of 100 words that the children are expected to learn in Years 3 and 4 under the current National Curriculum.  In addition, there will also be a Maths Activity to complete, which will be based around work that we have been doing in class. Please use your child’s Home Learning Book to comment on these tasks if needed. It is particularly useful to know if the task required a lot of support from home.

Your child will have one core task to complete this term. This will be given out before the half term holidays and is due to be handed in on Monday 2nd November This task is sent out early in the term to ensure all the children complete their tasks on time. A class session is set aside for the sharing of this work. There are also optional activities that your child may like to try.

Please support your child's reading by hearing them at home. Your child may not read every day in class, so please encourage your child to be responsible for changing their own book when they finish one. Books to be changed can be placed in the box in the classroom at any time. When your child has read at home, a brief note in your child's reading log is greatly appreciated and also feel free to note any other texts your child may read as it is useful to know the range of texts your child engages with aside from school reading books.

LITERACY

The children will be reading, analysing and experimenting with writing the following texts:

  • Poetry - The Magic Box
  • The Twits
  • Romulus and Remus

Our spelling, grammar and punctuation focus will be:

  • using a range of suffixes
  • using apostrophes for possession
  • understanding correct terms for different word classes
  • joining sentences with a range of conjunction

The children will be encouraged to use a fluent, cursive handwriting script.

Author of the Term: Roald Dahl

Poet of the Term: Kit Wright

MATHEMATICS

The children will be covering the following areas during the term:

  • Place value
  • Rounding numbers
  • Roman numerals
  • Money
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division

SCIENCE

The children will be looking at:

  • Forces and Magnets

The children will learn about forces to make objects move. They will learn about magnets
and how they attract and repel.

  • Teeth and Digestion

The children will learn about food groups and balanced diets. They will learn about the digestive system
and find out about the purpose of different teeth and tooth decay.

TOPIC

The children will be learning about what it was like in Roman Britain. They will cover the following key areas:

  • timeline of the first invasions
  • Roman roads
  • Boudicca's rebellion
  • Roman gods and goddess
  • Buildings - Villas, Roman Baths
  • Daily life and culture

Key question: What did the Romans do for us?

ART/DT

The children will be inspired by Roman art:

  • Mosaics
  • Clay pots
  • Celtic patterns
  • Roman shields

FRENCH

The children will be learning about French Culture and France through the following themes:

  • simple greetings
  • number and instructions

Physical Development

The children will be involved in:

  • Multi skills - games activities
  • Yoga

Religious Education

The children will be exploring a unit of work on:
Hindusim

How do Hindus celebrate Diwali?

Christian Values : Care and Respect

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will be covering:

  • Being Me in My World
  • The children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in four key areas: empathy, self awareness, social skills and motivation.
  • Celebrating Differences
  • The children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in three key aspects of learning: empathy, managing feelings and social skills.

MUSIC

The children will be exploring rhythmic patterns and exploring arrangements.

Miss Laura Cavanagh
Class Teacher
Kingfisher Class Teacher
Teaching Staff
Mrs Sue de Wynter-Smith
Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Support Staff