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Welcome to the Kingfishers Class Page

 

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 Tuesdays 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 Tuesday 5th 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

  • Defeat the monster stories

  • Instructions

  • Letters

 

Our spelling, grammar and punctuation focus will be:

  • range of suffixes -ed, -ing, -s
  • using direct speech
  • pluralisation
  • noun phrases

 

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

 

Author of the Term: Chris Riddell

 

Poet of the Term: Michael Rosen

 

MATHEMATICS

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

  • place value

  • rounding to the nearest 10/100

  • partitioning numbers

  • addition and subtraction

  • reasoning and problem solving

 

SCIENCE

The children will be looking at:

  • Light and Shadow

The children will look at light sources, reflective materials and why the sun can be dangerous.

Topic link: Why did Britain black out?

 

  • Electricity

The children will learn about circuits and conductors as well as the dangers of electricity.

Topic link: How do search lights work?

 

TOPIC

The children will be learning about what it was like to be child during World War 2. They will cover the following key areas:

  • main events during the war
  • evacuation
  • rationing
  • digging for victory
  • local history during the war

 

Key questions: What was it like to be a child during World War 2?

 

ART/DT

Art linked to World War 2:

  • LS Lowry
  • poppies
  • make do and mend project
  • using WW2 recipes

 

 

FRENCH

The children will be learning how to greet each other in French. 

 

Physical Development

The children will be involved in:

  • games activities

  • dance

 

Religious Education

The children will be exploring a unit of work on:
What is important to me?

 

Christian Values : Friendship and Forgiveness

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will be covering:

  • New Beginnings

    The children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in four key areas: empathy, self-awareness, social skills and motivation.

  • Getting on and Falling out

    The children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in three key aspects of learning: empathy, managing feelings (with a focus on anger) and social skills.

 

MUSIC

The children will be learning to play the ukulele this term.

 

Core Task

 

This term we are learning about what is was like to be a child in World War 2.

Create a picture or a 3D model of either an Anderson Shelter or a gas mask that would have been used in World War 2.
Include instructions on how and when the shelter or gas mask would be used.

 

Due on Tuesday 5th November 2019
 

Other activities you could do at home.

 

  • Visit the local library to find some books about World War 2.
     
  • Listen to some war time songs on the internet.
     
  • Follow a recipe used during World War 2.
     
  • Speak to members of your family (Grandparents/Great-Grandparents)- do they have any stories or memories of the war to share?
     
  • Take a look at some of these websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/

http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Britain.html

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/children-and-world-war-two/

 

Clubs

  • Sports club

Class photos

Class photos 1 Cobbaton Combat Collection October 2019
Class photos 2 Dunkery Beacon Walk June 2019
Class photos 3 Rock climbing at Pinkery 2019
Class photos 4 Pinkery Residental April 2019
Class photos 5 Party Time! April 2019
Class photos 6 Pilgrim Day March 2019
Class photos 7 Rainforest Dioramas February 2019
Class photos 8 Bristol Trip January 2019
Class photos 9 Roman Day October 2018
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