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Welcome to the Kingfishers Class Page

 

This page contains information about what the Kingfishers Class will be learning this Spring 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 Monday 24th February 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 - Haikus

  • The Egyptian Cinderella

  • Newspaper report

 

Our spelling, grammar and punctuation focus will be:

  • rules for adding prefixes and suffixes to root words
  • using paragraphs
  • fronted adverbials
  • joining sentences with a range of conjunctions
  • using pronouns to avoid repetition

 

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

 

Author of the Term: Eva Ibbotson

 

Poet of the Term: Carol Ann Duffy

 

MATHEMATICS

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

  • multiplication and division

  • area

  • fractions and decimals

  • reasoning and problem solving

 

SCIENCE

The children will be looking at:

  • Moving and Growing

The children will explore the function of the skeleton, muscles and bones.

Topic link: Why were people mummified?

 

  • Solids and Liquids

The children will explore the properties of solids, liquids and the separation of solids and liquids.

Topic link: How does the Nile flow?

 

TOPIC

The children will be learning about what it was like to be an Ancient Egyptian. They will cover the following key areas:

  • timeline of Ancient Egypt
  • pyramids and temples
  • Egyptians Gods
  • pharaohs
  • hieroglyphics
  • daily life and culture

 

ART/DT

The children will be exploring hieroglyphics and printing inspired by our Ancient Egypt topic.

 

 

FRENCH

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

  • simple greetings
  • number and colour

 

Physical Development

The children will be involved in:

  • gymnastics

  • striking and fielding games

  • net games 

 

Religious Education

The children will be exploring a unit of work on:
What does it mean to belong to a religion? Judaism

 

Christian Values : Koinonia and creation

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will be covering:

  • Going for Goals

    The theme provides opportunities for the children to reflect on themselves as individuals, particularly their strengths as learners and how they learn most effectively.

  • Good to be Me.

    This unit will help the children understand feelings, and why and how they lead us to behave the way we do - particularly the feelings of being excited, proud, surprised, hopeful, disappointed, worried and anxious.

 

MUSIC

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

 

Core Task

This term our History topic is ‘Ancient Egypt’. Choose ONE of the core tasks to complete. Your work can be presented in anyway, for example a model, a poster, a leaflet, a piece of writing, a booklet, etc! It can be hand-written or produced using ICT. The choice is yours! Be creative!

 

  1. What is a pyramid?

Research pyramids.  What are the features of a pyramid?  What was the purpose of pyramids?  What are they made of? What other interesting facts about pyramids can you find out? Build a pyramid using cardboard, Lego or any other material!

 

     2.What is papyrus?

Research how the Ancient Egyptians recorded information about their lives.  Make an example of papyrus artwork.

 

Due on Monday 24th February

 

Other activities you could do at home.

 

  1. Who discovered Tutankhamen?
  2. Write your name in hieroglyphics.
  3. What did the Ancient Egyptians invent?
  4. Collect some Holiday Brochures for Egypt. How has Egypt changed?
  5. Take a look at some of these websites:

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

 

http://touregypt.net/kids/

 

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk

 

http://www.kingtutone.com/kids/

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/

Clubs

  • Sports club
  • Computing club

Class photos

Class photos 1 Bristol Trip January 2020
Class photos 2 Cobbaton Combat Collection October 2019
Class photos 3 Dunkery Beacon Walk June 2019
Class photos 4 Rock climbing at Pinkery 2019
Class photos 5 Pinkery Residental April 2019
Class photos 6 Party Time! April 2019
Class photos 7 Pilgrim Day March 2019
Class photos 8 Rainforest Dioramas February 2019
Class photos 9 Bristol Trip January 2019
Class photos 10 Roman Day October 2018
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