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Kingfisher

Welcome to Kingfisher Class!

 

 

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Class Teacher: Miss Weyer

Supported by: Mrs Humphreys and Mrs Sabatini

Teaching Training Student: Mr Chandra

PPA/Management Cover: Mrs Michaels and Mrs Austin

 

 

Madame Lawson teaches French

Emilio with his Player Award and Phoebe with her 'Colour Run' medal!

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Emilio with his Player Award and Phoebe with her 'Colour Run' medal!  2
I am so proud of all the children. They are a true credit to you all! Have a great Half Term! 

Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding 1

This week started our English unit on Information Texts and made our own fossils! 

 

Well done to Maria who is our Star of the Week for Showing Respect to All

 

Week commencing 21st May

Mr Chandra will be continuing our Computing Topic

In English we are concluding our information texts topic

In Maths we are focusing on multiplication - Mathletics is linked to this. 

In Spellings we are looking at 'Common Exception Words' -see the link below

Monday

Book Bags, Homework and Water Bottles due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10am

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Homework to go home

Thursday

Book Bags due in 

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home. 

Ice Pops being sold after school

This week we wrote stories in the style of Anthony Browne and started our computing unit with Mr Chandra! 

 

Well done to Nabeelah who is our Star of the Week for Making sure everyone is part of the group

 

Well done to Daisy H who had hot chocolate with Mrs Pace today! 

 

Week commencing 14th May

Mr Chandra will be continuing our Computing Topic

In English we are exploring information texts 

In Maths we are focusing on 2D and 3D shapes - Mathletics is linked to this. 

In Spellings we are looking at 'Common Exception Words' -see the link below

Monday

Book Bags, Homework and Water Bottles due in

Tuesday

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Homework to go home

Thursday

Book Bags due in 

Friday

Royal Wedding Day! - Dress Smart for the Royal Wedding Day.  Please remember no jeans or football kits, there is a prize for the best dressed.

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home. 

Maria and her Singing Award

Maria and her Singing Award 1

This week we began our unit on Anthony Browne books and had a great time investigating plants and seed dispersal with Mr Chandra! 

 

Well done to Imogen who is our Star of the Week for Helping Others Sort Out Problems

 

Please note: I am on a course, Tuesday 8th May - Mrs Bridgman will be teaching. 

 

Week commencing 8th May

Mr Chandra will be introducing our Computing Topic

In English we are writing in the style  of Anthony Browne. 

In Maths we are focusing on missing numbers and number problems - Mathletics is linked to this. 

In Spellings we are looking at 'Common Exception Words' -see the link below

Monday

Bank Holiday Monday

Tuesday

Mrs Bridgman teaching

Homework and water bottles due in (and sunhats)

Reading Morning until 9:10am

Book Bags DO NOT come in until Thursday

Wednesday

Homework to go home

Thursday

Book Bags due in 

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home. 

Music From The Past!

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Year 2 Common Exception Words

This week we finished our recounts which were all really impressive! The children were fascinated with the records and record player which linked to our history topic. 

We wrote to local companies asking for fete donations. Lily received a voucher for 'Afternoon Tea' at the Grove! 

 

Well done to Taylor who is our Star of the Week for Making New Friends

Tyrell enjoyed hot chocolate with Mrs Pace! 

 

Please note: I am on a course, Tuesday 8th May - Mrs Bridgman will be teaching. 

 

Week commencing 30th April

Mr Chandra will be introducing or Science topic - plants 

In English we are starting our unit on the books of Anthony Browne. 

In Maths we are focusing on addition and subtraction - Mathletics is linked to this. 

In Spellings we are looking at 'Common Exception Words' - I will add a link to this page

Monday

Book Bags, homework and Water Bottles due in.

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10am

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Homework to go home

Thursday

Book Bags due in 

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home. We will send out two books as myself and Mrs Humphreys are out on Tuesday 8th May 

Spring Term Awards and 100% Attendance!

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Spring Term Awards and 100% Attendance! 2

This week we have been very busy! We started our Daily Mile, wrote letters on behalf of the PTFA for fete donations and went on our Class Trip!

 

Week Commencing 23rd April

We are refining our Recount skills in English and focusing on 'ies' in Spellings flies, tries, puppies, babies, dries etc. 

In Maths we are learning about fractions of shapes and Mathletics links to this.

French starts again this week and on Friday we will be continuing our topic on Music of the past and I will bring in my record player.

Monday

Book Bags, homework and Water Bottles due in.

I am on a course today, Mrs Austin will be teaching.

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10am

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Homework to go home

Thursday

I am teaching 

Book Bags due in

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home. 

Non school uniform in aid of World Wildlife Fund £1

Throughout the Summer Term we are lucky enough to have an additional adult with us. His name is Mr Chandra and he will be with us in his final placement of Teacher Training. For at least the first couple of weeks Mr Chandra will be supporting in class, taking small group activities and team teaching. I am sure you will join me in welcoming Mr Chandra to Kingfisher Class.

Forest School

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Welcome back!

We welcome Taylor to our class and hope she enjoys being in Kingfisher Class! We have an Earth Day Workshop on Wednesday and then our Class Trip on Thursday! 

 

This week in English we are starting our unit on Recounts.

In Maths we are learning about fractions of amounts including halves, quarters and thirds. Mathletics is linked to this.

In spellings we are focusing on dictation linked to words including try, stick, miss, hurry, elephant, sure, staying, drink, donkey, ball, likes, flour, smiling, some, hatch, circle, wait, flies, bottle and babies. 

In Jigsaw we are starting our unit on Relationships and this week we are focusing on Knowing how to make friends.

Monday

Book Bags, Water Bottles and PE Kits due in.

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home.

Wednesday

Homework books go out. 

Our Earth Day Workshop

Thursday

OUR TRIP TO ROALD DAHL MUSEUM!

Book Bags due in.

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go out.

 

 

Summer Term Overview Kingfisher Class 2018

Congratulations to Jemima, Ibrahim and Maria for winning the KS1 Easter Hat competition and Jasmine for winning the raffle! 

Congratulations to Jaabir, Elizabeth and Imogen for receiving a Head Teacher Award this term.

Thank you for your support this term. Have a great break and we will see you April 16th! 

Salvador Dali a Style Moustaches

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This Week...

We have had a great week writing instructions for Fairy Tale Land and multiplying by 2, 5, 10, 3 and 6!

Congratulations to Lara for being our Star this week due to her being calm whilst working through a Maths Investigation

Congratulations to Maria and Karim for having hot chocolate in the garden!

We are still selling Easter raffle tickets!

Extra Forest School Session Monday 26th March!

 

Next Week... w/c 26/03/18

We will be completing our Computing unit. 

In Maths we will be continuing to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers and word problems.

In spellings we are  focusing on: assessment tasks

Easter Hat Parade Wednesday 28th!

Monday 

Book Bags, Water Bottles and Homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Easter Hat Parade

No Homework over the holidays

PE Kits to go home

Thursday

School finishes at 1:30pm

Water Bottles to go home

 

This Week...

We have had a great week writing instructions and doubling and halving numbers!

Congratulations to Jemima for being our Star this week due to her always being busy and active!

 

We are still selling Easter raffle tickets!

Extra Forest School Session Monday 26th March!

 

Next Week... w/c 19/03/18

In English we will be focusing on writing a set of instructions. 

In Maths we will be recalling and using multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers and word problems, Mathletics will reflect this.

In spellings we are  focusing on:  /zh/ spelt ‘s’ television, treasure, usual, division, vision, pleasure, measure, occasion, usually and leisure

Forest School will be on Thursday. 

Monday 

Book Bags, Water Bottles and Homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Class Photos

Wednesday

Homework to go out

Thursday

Forest School

Book Bags due in

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home

Disco after school

Easter Hats due in for the assembly on 28th March 

Reading Our Stories to Kestrel Class

This Week...

We have had a great week writing stories and sharing them with Kestrel Class

Congratulations to Sarah for being our Star this week due to her for having a 'balanced diet'.

 

Disco letters went out on Thursday. Any remaining trip permission slips are due in and we are still selling Easter raffle tickets!

 

Next Week... w/c 12/03/18

In English we will be focusing instructions. 

In Maths we will be doubling and halving, Mathletics will reflect this.

In spellings we are  focusing on The /o/ sound spelt with ‘a’ after w and qu want, watch, wander, quantity, squash, quality, squabble, squad, quad, quarrel

Parent's Evenings Wednesday and Thursday

Forest School will be on Thursday. 

Monday 

Book Bags, Water Bottles and Homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Homework to go out

Thursday

Forest School

Book Bags due in

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home

World Book Day!

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The Sound Collector By Roger McGough

Still image for this video
Performance Poetry

This Week...

We have had a great week performing poetry and having two visitors; Stewart Henderson, the poet delivered a great assembly and one of our Governors, Bob Cooper read the poem 'Chocolate' by Michael Rosen (look at twitter for the photos). Thank you for your amazing costumes on World Book Day!

Congratulations to Daisy H for being our Star this week due to her always making 'Healthy Choices'.

Next Week... w/c 05/03/18

In English we will be focusing on extended writing. 

In Maths we will be refreshing ourselves on adding and subtracting and problem solving.

Forest School will be on Thursday. 

Monday 

Homework due in

World Book Day Tokens will go home today 

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Homework to go out

Hand in Hand Parent Workshop for Parents in the Hall 2pm

Thursday

Forest School

Book Bags due in

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home

The children have made Mother's Day Gifts which will come home today too

 

Jigsaw Dreams and Goals Display

Jigsaw Dreams and Goals Display 1

Poetry Display

Poetry Display 1

Congratulations to Elizabeth for being our star, working hard to achieve her goals. Maria will be having hot chocolate with Mrs Pace next week as she always follows the rules. 

We have been writing similes in poetry and telling the time to 5 minutes in maths. In French we started our new topic on the Solar System! 

WORLD BOOK DAY THURSDAY! 

FOREST SCHOOL THURSDAY AFTERNOON 

Week commencing 26th...

In English we will be writing our own poems.

In Maths we will be learning about intervals of time. 

In spellings we are focusing on The sound /u/ spelt with ‘o’ other, brother, mother, nothing, Monday, money, cover, honey, discover, wonder!

We are starting our new topic in Jigsaw - Healthy Me! 

Monday

Book Bags, water bottles, library books and homework due in. 

Poet Stewart Henderson will be in school. 

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home. 

Wednesday

Homework goes out

Thursday

Book Bags due in

World Book Day

Forest School 

Friday

Book Bags and water bottles to go home. 

 

Some of the excellent Homework this Half Term!

Forest School

Welcome back, hope you had a lovely Half Term break!

This week...

English - We are starting our poetry unit on the 'Senses'. We will be learning a poem off by heart and performing it. We will be identifying adjectives and writing sentences with subordinate clauses (that, when, if or because).

Maths - We will be learning about 1/2 and 1/4 turns including clockwise and anti clockwise. We will be telling the time to the 1/4 hour. Mathletics is linked to this. 

Spelling - We will be focusing on Common Exception Words ( fast, last, father, glass, class, pass, plant, path, bath, people)

Forest School Thursday!

 

Monday - 

Book Bags, PE Kits and water bottles due in.

Tuesday - 

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday -

Homework goes out

Thursday - 

Book Bags due in

Forest School

Friday - 

GARDEN OF DREAMS 2:45PM IN THE HALL - COME AND SEE EACH CLASS DISPLAY SHOWING PSHE AROUND HOPES AND DREAMS!

Book Bags and water bottles to go home

This week...

Jaabir, Ali-Reza, Jemima and Lara made all of Kingfisher Class very proud in the Talent Show finals!

  

 

We have re written the story of Hansel and Gretel then shared our stories with Swift Class after their Assembly today.

Have a great Half Term!

Talent Show Auditions!

Congratulations to Ibrahim for being our Star of the Week for having a positive attitude to learning and Imogen had hot chocolate with Mrs Pace! Imogen also was drawn out of the lunchtime raffle and got to sit on the Golden Table for lunch, she chose Daisy H to sit with her!

 

This week...

We have compared witches in traditional tales.

We had our Talent Show Auditions, congratulations to Lara and Jemima who will be representing us by dancing and Jaabir and Ali-Reza who will be sharing their talent for magic!

In Number Day we had maths linked to toothpaste! (check the newsletter and twitter for pictures)

Thank you to those who came to the Year 2 Meeting on Thursday, it was lovely to see so many of you there.

 

Next week... 5th February

In English we will be rewriting our own version of Hansel and Gretel

In Maths we will be continuing to solve problems with addition and subtraction, applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods - Mathletics links with addition and subtraction problems.

In Spellings we will be exploring  the sound /or/ spelt ‘a’ before l or l leg ball, all, call, walk, talk, always, small, wall, fall, altogether

Forest School Thursday afternoon

Talent Show Friday

Have a happy and safe Half Term!

Monday

Book Bags, water bottles and Homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Homework to go out

Thursday

Book Bags due in

Friday

Talent Show

Book Bags, PE Kits and water bottles to go home

Congratulations to Ashleana for being our Star of the Week for helping others and Lara had hot chocolate with Mrs Pace!

This week...

We have been writing our own stories about dragons using expanded noun phrases and similes! The children will be sharing them with Robin Class next week.

 

Next week... 29th January

In English we will be studying traditional tales from other cultures including Baba Yaga and Hansel and Gretel.

In Maths we will be solving problems with addition and subtraction, applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods - Mathletics links with this. 

In Spellings we will be adding –ing, -ed, -er, -est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant after a single vowel eg patting, patted, humming, hummed, dropping, dropped, sadder, saddest, runner and runny.

Father David will be visiting Kingfisher Class to talk about his role.

NSPCC Assembly Wednesday

Lara, Jemima, Ashleana and Maria are attending a gym competition Tuesday afternoon.

We will have our talent show auditions Monday afternoon. 

Year 2 SAT's meeting in Kingfisher Class after school Thursday

NSPCC Number Day Friday

Monday

Book Bags, water bottles and Homework due in

Talent Show auditions

Tuesday

I am on a course this morning, Mrs Humphreys will be teaching.

Reading Morning until 9:10

Father David coming in from St Matthews

Book Bags to go home

Lara, Jemima, Ashleana and Maria are attending a gym competition this afternoon.

Wednesday

NSPCC Assembly

Homework to go out

Thursday

Book Bags due in

Year 2 SAT's meeting in Kingfisher Class after school

Book Bags to go home

Friday

NSPCC Number Day

Book Bags and water bottles to go home

MAKE SURE YOU BOOK YOUR PLACE

Tuesday 6 February - Safer Internet Day.  This very important and informative E-Safety workshop will be held in the hall 6-7.30pm.  (See separate letter for booking your place)

Michelangelo Inspired Art

This Week

Congratulations to Zoya for being our star this week!

Jemima had hot chocolate with Mrs Pace today too!

We have been very busy writing descriptions of dragons, rounding to the nearest ten and searching for creatures in Forest School.

We have also been drawing upside down in the style of Michelangelo!

 

Week commencing 22nd January

We will be writing our own stories about dragons in English.

In Maths we will be adding 2-digit numbers. Mathletics is linked to this.

In art we will be learning about Le Corbusier

In Spelling Sessions we are adding –ing, -ed, -er, -est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it eg hiking, hiked, hiker, nicer, nicest, shiny, being, shining, scary, scaring

 

Monday

Book Bags, water bottles and Homework due in.

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Homework to go out

Thursday

Book Bags due in

Forest School

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home

PTFA Film Night 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingfisher News 12th January 2018

Kingfisher News 5th January 2018

Our Autumn Term Head Teacher Awards

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Our Future Is So Bright We Need To Wear Shades!

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Kingfisher Class Spring Term Overview 2018

Kingfisher News 15th December 2017

Kingfisher News 8th December 2017

Winter Scene Homework!

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Kingfisher News 1st December

Some Examples of Amazing Home Learning This Term!

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Kingfisher Homework

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Kingfisher News w/c 13th November

It is Anti Bullying week and Children in Need on Friday

In English we are learning about pets, including the book Dogs by Emily Gravett.

In Maths we are focusing on number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. 

In spellings this week we are looking at spelling the phoneme /l/ with ‘el’ at the end of words, eg camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel, bagel, hazel, Jewel and vowel 

Monday 

Book Bags, water bottles and homework due in. 

Drama Workshop 

Tuesday 

Reading Morning until 9:10 

Book Bags to go home 

Wednesday 

Homework to go home

Thursday 

Book bags due in. 

Friday 

Non school uniform for Children in Need 

Book bags and water bottles to go home 

 

Kingfisher Star

Well done Karim! Always working well with others.  

Vinnie had hot chocolate with Mrs Pace 

 

 

Kingfisher News

Our Poppy display! 

 

 

 

Kingfisher Homework

Some great examples of Homework 

Kingfisher Weekly News w/c 6th November

Please remember you can come and have a look at our Remembrance Display in the hall Friday from 2:45pm. 

In English this week we will be writing our own stories based on an animal being under our stairs. 

In Maths we are practising our mental addition and subtraction along with  adding and  subtracting 9 and 11

In spellings we are looking at spelling the phoneme /l/ with ‘Le’ at the end of words. Eg table, apple, bottle, little, middle, able, dazzle, riddle, multiple and wobble 

In Jigsaw we will be learning that each of us is different and accepting ourselves for who we are. 

Monday 

Book Bags, water bottles and homework due in.

Tuesday 

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home 

Wednesday 

Homework to go out 

Thursday 

Book bags due in 

Friday 

Remembrance display in the hall from 2:45

Book bags and water bottles to go home 

 

Kingfisher and Hot Choc Friday Stars!

Well done to Mariam for being star of the week and Sarah for having hot chocolate with Mrs Pace. 

 

 

Kingfisher African Art

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Kingfisher Home Learning 

Some great examples of Home Learning! 

 

Kingfisher News w/c 30th October 

The big news of the week is that the children can come into school on Friday 3rd November in non school uniform as we were the class with the highest attendance for the first Half Term!

In Maths we are learning to estimate numbers and predict order on a number line also an example Pick a set of 3 different digit cards and generate all possible 2-digit numbers.

In English we are focusing on A Lion in Meadow by Margaret Mahy. This will culminate in the children writing their own story about an animal they find under their stairs.

In Jigsaw we are starting our topic on Celebrating Differences Throughout the topic we will be looking at what makes us different and how it does not matter what gender we are and we can enjoy all sorts of activities etc irrespective of gender, culture etc

In Phonics we looking at adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in -y, flies, tries, replies, copies, babies, carries, cries, dries, marries, families

Monday 

Individual and ‘in school sibling’ photos 

Book Bags, Homework, water bottles and PE kits are due in. 

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday 

Homework to go home

Thursday 

Book Bags due in

Flu Vaccinations for those who signed up 

African Mask Making and Dance Workshops 

 

Friday

NON SCHOOL UNIFORM FOR OUR CLASS

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home 

Disco 4:30-6:00

 

Kingfisher Jigsaw

This Half Term in Jigsaw we will be focusing on Celebrating Differences 

 

Kingfisher Week

Have a great Half Term. Don’t forget first day back is photos! 

Some of the great homework handed in so far! 

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Kingfisher Star

Well done Emilio for a positive attitude. 

 

Kingfisher News w/c 16th October

It’s been a very busy Half Term and I hope you and the children have a great Half Term break. 

In English we are studying poetry including the poem, Wings by Pie Corbett, The Magic Box by Kit Wright and See Me Walking by Clive Webster. 

In Maths we will be ordering and comparing numbers up to and above 100. We will be introducing the symbols < and >. 

In phonics we are looking at common exception words door, floor, again, wild, children, climb, parents, most, only, both 

We will be finishing our science topic on Animals and Humans and ending our topic on Mexico. 

Monday

Book Bags, Water Bottles, Homework and library books are due in. 

Tuesday 

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home 

Parents Evening 4:30-7:00

Wednesday 

Homework to go home

Parents Evening 3:30-6:00

Thursday 

Book Bags due in

PE Kits to go home 

Friday 

Book Bags, Water Bottles to go home 

Friday 

 

Kingfisher Class this Week

We have been very busy writing letters, describing amazing adventures. We then went to Robin Class to share them with Reception.

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Kingfisher Star of the Week

Well done Eliza, always working well with others 

 

Kingfisher Plea for Construction 

Hello, if you are intending to make space for Santa to drop off toys before Christmas Kingfisher Class would be very grateful for any unwanted construction (Lego , Knex etc) We have a small box at the minute and even though they are very good at sharing the children would like some more. 

Thank you 

 

Eagle Class ‘Black History Month’ Poster

Eagle Class your posters are fantastic I can see how much detail is in the posters. Well done!

 

Miss Shah History coordinator

 

Sparrow Class ‘Black History Month’ Posters

Well done Sparrow Class your posters are fantastic, you have learnt loads.

 

Miss Shah History coordinator

 

Falcon Class Black History Month Posters

Well done Falcon Class your ‘Black History Month’ posters look really fantastic and I can see how much detail you have added.

Miss Shah History coordinator

 

Kingfisher News w/c 9th October 

In English we are continuing to write letters focusing on the books from last week. 

In Maths we are learning about place value and regrouping 2-digit numbers.

In this week’s phonics we are looking at spelling the phoneme /j/ with ‘g’ and ‘j’ eg gem, giant, magic, energy, giraffe, jacket, jar, jog, adjust and join. 

Monday

Mrs Austin is teaching today instead of Thursday 

Book Bags, water bottles, library books and homework due in 

Pop Up Uniform Swap Shop after school 

Tuesday 

Reading Morning 

Book Bags to go out 

Wednesday 

Homework to go out

Thursday 

Book Bags due in 

Friday 

Book Bags, water bottles to go home

Film Night after school 

 

Kingfisher Star! 

Well done Jasmine for caring about other people. 

 

This Week in Kingfisher Class

We have been reading the book John Patrick Norman McHennessy. Today we wrote letters to the author, John Burnigham giving him some new ideas for excuses! We have also been looking at shading in art and computing

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Lara’s Mum Visiting Kingfisher Class

Lara’s mum came to talk to the children about Mexico, then she taught them how Mexican Wave  The video clip of the Mexican wave won’t load on the blog but I have added it to Twitter! Thank you Mrs Ippolito! 

 

Kingfisher Class Black History Month Learning

Kingfisher Class have started their learning to mark the start of ‘Black History Month’. I am really impressed with your research on ‘Katherine Johnson’ keep it up!

Miss Shah

History coordinator

 

Kingfisher Weekend! 

Daisy with her fun run medal, Mariam, Emilio, Joshua and Karim with their homework! 

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Kingfisher Week 2nd October

We are starting a new unit in English based on writing letters and postcards using the book John Patrick Norman McHennessy by John Burningham and Dear Teacher by Amy Husband. 

In Maths we are focusing on addition and subtraction. 

In phonics we are looking at spelling the phone,e /j/ with ‘-dge’ and ‘ge’ at the end of words: badge, edge, bridge, village, fudge, age, huge, change, charge and dodge. 

In Jigsaw we are talking about Other people’s feelings

Lara’s mum is coming in on Thursday to talk about Mexico! 

Monday 

Book Bags, homework, water bottles and PE kits due in. 

Tuesday 

Reading Morning 

Book Bags to go home 

Wednesday 

Homework to go out 

Thursday 

Book Bags due in 

Friday 

Book Bags and water bottles to go home 

Sign up for parents evening in the KS1 playground before and after school 

 

This week in Kingfisher Class

We have been busy on a Money Treasure Hunt! 

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Kingfisher Fitter Futures

The weather hasn’t stopped us exercising! The pictures are blurry because they moved so quickly! 

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Kingfisher Star of the Week

Well done Aimee, always ready to learn and supporting everybody’s right to learn 

 

Sports Afternoon 2017

Just a reminder:

  • Please bring cakes in Thursday or Friday for our Peace Hospice cake sale.

  • Children need to come to school in their PE kits with a coloured top of their house colour (the colour they sit in at lunch) on Friday. If they do not have a top in that colour their teacher will give them a coloured sticker.

  • Please come and watch Sports Afternoon from 1:30pm. We will be having a parent and teacher race at the end of the results.

  • The children will return to their classrooms at the end of the day and you will collect them from the playground as normal.

    Thank you.              Miss LH

 

Kingfisher French!

Kingfisher Class have been learning French numbers up to 20!

Kingfisher Weekly News w/c 25th

In Maths we are focusing on coin value and finding change from various amounts. In English we are starting to write our own fables. In phonics we are looking at spelling the phoneme /s/ with ‘ce’, ‘ci’ and ‘cy’, for example race, ice, cell, city, fancy, face, bicycle, spicy, circle and space. In science we will be learning how to take care of pets in the home.  

We are collecting Harvest items for Friday and the Book Fair is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Sports Day is Friday (House Colours went home with Meet the Teacher packs) Pease donate cakes for our refreshment stall (all proceeds to the Peace Hospice)  

Monday 

Book Bags, water bottles and Homework due in. 

Tuesday 

Book Bags to go out

Wednesday 

Homework to go out

Thursday 

Book Bags are due in 

Book Bags will also go out today as it is sports afternoon on Friday 

Friday 

Harvest Assembly 

Sports afternoon from 1:30pm 

 

Kingfisher Learning 

We have been very busy learning about churches and what to take on holiday! 

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Kingfisher Star 

Well done to both Tyrell and Joshua for making the class a better place by helping others without being asked. 

 

Kingfisher Week Commencing 18th September

In English we will be focusing on description and re-writing the Ant and the Grasshopper fable in our own words.

In Maths we will revise pairs to 10 and 20, and write related addition and subtraction facts. We will add and subtract 10 to any two digit number.

In Phonics we are revising the sounds /r/ spelt ‘wr’ at the
beginning of words eg write written wrote wrong wrap wrist
wreck wrestle wriggle wren

Monday

Book Bags, Homework and Library books are due in.

Tuesday

Reading Morning starts. I am on a course in the morning, Mrs Doonan and Mrs Bridgman will be teaching. Book Bags will go home.

French with Mme Lawson

Wednesday

Homework Books will go out.

Thursday

Book Bags due in.

Friday

Book Bags, Water Bottles and Library Books will go out.

 

Kingfisher Class This Week. 

We have been very busy this week estimating in Maths, writing conversations in English and learning about the artist Mondrian 

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Kingfisher Star of the Week 

Well done Kiara, she has been really helpful to other children. 

Kingfisher Weekly News w/c 11th September 

In English we will be starting our unit on Traditional Tales/Fables. We will be working on our comprehension skills through reading information on scorpions and leopard frogs. We will write descriptions and include varied adjectives

In Maths we will be ordering and comparing numbers. We will revisit our number bonds and work on our Mental Maths skills. We will be estimating and counting in steps of 10 from 1 and 2 digit numbers

In Science we are starting our unit on Humans and other Animals  – describing how animals change as they grow

Monday

Homework Books, Book Bags and Water Bottles due in.

Our Meet the Teacher 3:30pm

Tuesday

Book Bags to go out

Wednesday

Homework to go out

Thursday

Book Bags due in

Friday

Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home.

 

Kingfisher Class this Week! 

We have already been very busy! We have been doing a lot of PSHE this week, talking about rules and we shared the book Huge Bag of Worries. We then created our own our own Worry Monsters.

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Kingfisher Star of the Week

Well done to Jaabir! 

 

Bedtime Story Competition 2017

Do you know a child aged between 5 and 11 years old who has a brilliant idea for a bedtime story? Would they love to see it published as a fantastic picture book? Book People, in association with Little Tiger, are on the lookout for the nation’s best storyteller!

 Any child living in the UK aged between 5 and 11 years old can take part in Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition. Schools, libraries and community groups are welcome to submit entries for their children, too. All they will need to do is:

  • Write a 200-800 word bedtime story about friendship
  • Have a parent or guardian submit their entry using the link below
  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday 2 October

One winner will be selected from each age category and one overall winner will be chosen to have their book illustrated by Alison Brown, published by Little Tiger and sold exclusively through Book People!

To find out more, go towww.thebokpeople.co.uk/bedtimestory 

Mr Libberton

 

Hertfordshire Library Services

Here are some events at local Hertfordshire Libraries. Click the link to find out about different events and activities on offer.

Weekend Stories – story time for under 8s

Weekend Stories are story time sessions in the library aimed at children under 8 years old. Come along to Saturday Stories or Sunday Stories and enjoy listening to old favourites and discovering new stories too.

This is a family event and all ages are welcome.

  • £1 voluntary donation per family

Hertfordshire Weekend Stories

 

Chatterbooks – reading groups for 8-12 year olds
Whether your child is already an avid reader or needing some inspiration, joining Chatterbooks is a great way to encourage them to have fun with books.

Please find more information about when the groups meet and to apply for a space in the link

Hertfordshire Chatterbooks

 

If you take part in any of these activities please let us know at school it would be great to share experiences at the Library.
 
Many Thanks
 
Mr Libberton

 

Kingfisher Weekly News w/c 5th 

Morning! 

This week we will be getting to know each other, establishing class rules and completing assessments. Our Meet the Teacher meeting is Monday 11th September 3:30 in our classroom. If you can’t make it, let me know and I’ll give you the handouts. 

Tuesday 

PE Kits, water bottles and sun hats are due in. 

Wednesday 

Book Bags will go out Wednesday for the first week. This will give us the day to hear all the children read and ensure their reading book is appropriate. Homework books will go out Wednesday and due back the following Monday.

Thursday 

I am on a course – Mrs Austin teaches on a Thursday in Kingfisher room anyway. Book Bags due in. 

Friday 

Book Bags and water bottles to go home. 

Have a great week! 

 

Welcome back! 

Reading Morning begins Tuesday 19th September 8:45-9:10. We look forward to welcoming you to share books with the children. 

Reading books will go out on Wednesday 6th for the first week. Then back to normal (in on a Monday and Thursday, then out in a Tuesday and Friday) 

Looking forward to seeing you all Tuesday! 

 

Kingfisher Class All Ready!

Hello, welcome to Kingfisher Blog Page. We are looking forward to welcoming you on Tuesday!

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Kingfisher Class Overview Autumn 2017

Autumn Term!

Each week we will be updating our blog to give you information about the coming week and important dates to remember.

This blog tells you about the term ahead and what your children will be learning.

 

 

Year 2’s are now the oldest in KS1 and we hope their behaviour in and around school reflects this. Pupils will be expected to concentrate for longer periods and to work more independently. We will be giving children more responsibility and will expect a greater amount of personal organisation. From the beginning of the Summer term pupils will be tested in various core curriculum areas. These Standard Attainment Tests (known as SATs) are mandatory. We will be able to give you more information after Christmas.

 

 

Maths: During the Autumn term, the children will focus primarily on ‘Number’ including mental arithmetic.  They will learn to read, write and order numbers to at least 100 including place value.  They will complete sums involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. The children will also focus on Measure and Shape.  We will also be asking the children to explain their workings out. You can help your child with their number work by practising their times-tables.  Firstly by counting in steps of 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards and then by asking them questions such as ‘2 lots of 2 are …?’. You could also look at their number bonds to 10 and 20 e.g. 4 +6 =10 or 3 + 7 =10. There are some fun games on Woodlands Junior or Topmarks websites that the children may like to try in order to improve their mental maths agility and at the same time have some fun.

English: In English, the children will look at a range of genres including character descriptions, diary entries and poetry.  In non – fiction the emphasis will be on using adjectives, time connective, adverbs, handwriting and presentation.  In our fiction – our emphasis will be on using adjectives, beginning, middle and end, creativity,    conjunctions, compound sentences. In SPaG (Spelling Grammar and Punctuation) Capital letter and full stops, Plurals Apostrophes for contractions and for possession, Past, present, future tense. Handwriting will receive significant focus over the forthcoming weeks and the children will practise forming their letters correctly using Cursive Script.  I have included a copy of the cursive letters in my Meet the Teacher Pack should you wish to do some extra practice at home.

The children will receive weekly Guided Reading sessions during which they will read carefully chosen books appropriate to their level.  In support of this, please encourage your child to read daily with you at home as this will help to strengthen their understanding and develop their reading skills.

Phonics/Year 2 Spelling: The beginning of the Autumn Term will include some revision from the end of Year 1:

The sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words, and sometimes spelt as g elsewhere in words before e, i and y

– The /s/ sound spelt c before e, i and y

– The /n/ sound spelt kn and (less often) gn at the beginning of words

– The /r/ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words

– The /ai / sound spelt  y at the end of words

The children will also explore strategies for having a go at spelling words independently.

 

Science: In this unit, children learn about how humans and other animals are born, grow and change, and what we need to survive and be healthy. Children classify different kinds of animal babies, learn about the basic needs that are shared by humans and animals, and research the differing needs of animals within our care. Focusing their own experiences, children explore the need for humans to eat a varied diet, to keep themselves clean, and to take regular exercise.

Jigsaw PSHE: Being Me in My World has a wide focus, looking at helping others to feel welcome, discussing ways to make the school community a better place.  We will also explore how everyone has a right to learn and the reward and consequences that go along with that. This will culminate in creating a class Learning Charter. All Jigsaw lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs. Celebrating Difference: This will link with Anti Bullying week in November. We will discuss how everyone is different but we can include everyone when working and playing. We will also explore how we can start to solve problems, leading onto receiving and giving compliments.

Art/Computing: This ‘Computer Painting’ unit will teach your class key skills that will support progression within the KS1 Computing curriculum. The children will have the opportunity to learn about reproducing the painting styles of great artists using computer programs. Each lesson focuses upon a different artist and their particular style. The children will use this as inspiration for mastering specific techniques within design-based software. Through this we will be continuing to embed the importance of E-Safety.

PE: The children will master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. This will be achieved through a heptathlon unit practising the various disciplines of Jessica Ennis-Hill

Design Technology: The task is to design and make a simple push-along toy (a roly poly) using a mixture of found materials, paper and card. The children will learn about different mechanisms including wheels and axles.

Music: In this unit pupils will explore duration and sound. the children will learn to vary the duration of sounds on tuned and untuned instruments. They will notate their compositions and decide how to organise their performance

RE: The children will be focusing the signs and symbols of everyday life, the use of artefacts and symbolic religious behaviour. We will then follow on with a topic discussing Why gifts are given at Christmas?

History: Children will learn about the history of Watford and how the town has changed over time. Through this topic, we are going to recognise why changes happened and what occurred as a result. We will identify differences between ways of life at different times. Through this topic, we are going to recognise why people did things. We will find out about past from a range of sources.

Geography: In this unit pupils, will compare life in Watford and in Mexico. They will compare physical and human characteristics alongside using maps and atlases. As part of our study, we will be learning how to use simple compass directions and locational and directional vocabulary to talk about the places on a map and to describe a route to a place.

French: Through songs, role-play and games the children will revise greetings and colours. They will make a calendar including numbers to 31. Alongside this they will develop their question and answer skills in relations to pets and families.

 

Visit your local Library over the Summer

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Raffle Winners for Year 6 Enterprise

Winning ticket for the Wacky Face game is  – Pink 71-75

Second prize Aqua Blaster is –  Pink 106-110

Third prize a Teddy Bear is – Pink 51 – 55

Thank you for all your support

Summer Fete!

 

Water Bottles / Hats / Suncream

It looks like summer is here so please remember water bottles, hats and suncream tomorrow (if they don’t have all day suncream at home).

 

 

Kingfisher Class Hunting for Bugs in the Garden

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Maths Workshop

Thank you to those who attended the Maths Workshop on Tuesday evening.

Attached is a copy of the PowerPoint from the evening.

Maths Calculation Information

Maths Problem Solving Week

This coming week is Maths Problem Solving Week.

All the children will be completing activities in their class rooms.  Reception up to Year 4 will also be taking part in a Problem Solving Workshop run by The Happy Puzzle Company.

After school, in the hall from 3.15pm, on Monday only, you will have the opportunity to purchase games and puzzles for as little as 75p.

Please see the web link below for a voucher to use when making your purchase on Monday, you can print it off yourself, to claim the Happy Puzzle Voucher, or alternatively collect one on arrival at the school hall on Monday.

http://www.puzzlechallengedays.co.uk/resources/workshop-flyers.aspx

There is a Problem Solving workshop of Parents only on Tuesday at 6.30pm, please complete the return slip on the letter sent out previously to indicate your interest so that we are able to cater for the numbers.

Thank you.

 

Kingfisher Class Star of the Week

Star of the week in Kingfisher class is Daniel for his story writing.

 

Summer Fete! 

Jazzy Jars are due in tomorrow. There will be tables in the playground for you to put them on.

 

 

Well Being Day

The children today celebrating their ‘well- being day’.

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Kingfisher Class Best Attendance Trophy and Surprise!

Kingfisher Class have been working really hard to win the best attendance trophy. As we have won it a few times so far this term the children have been rewarded with a non-uniform day on their first week back on Friday 9th June.

 

Stars of the Week in Kingfisher Class

The whole of year 2s are stars of the week for their hard work during their SATs papers and class work.

 

The Victorians

The children have been learning about the Victorians and have made Victorian houses and wrote amazing  information leaflets about their lifestyles.

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Watford Library 

 

Kingfisher Class Week 5 Homework

Kingfisher Class Star of the Week

Lorenzo is star of the week for his story.

 

Kingfisher Class Week 4

This week  we are learning about:

Maths- Reading and answering word based questions

English- Reading and adapting the story of ‘The Owl was was Afraid of the Dark’

Phonics- Recap of last week

Science- Plants

Jigsaw- Relationships

P.E- Tennis

 

Kingfisher Class Star of the Week

Leila is our ‘Star of the Week’ for developing her writing in all areas, especially in Science.

 

Science! 

 

Kingfisher Class Week 3

This week in Kingfisher Class:

English- Meerkat Mail story

Phonics- Adding tion suffix to words

Maths- Developing the skill to answer word based questions

Science- Plants

Jigsaw- Relationships

P.E- Tennis

R.E- Important people in our life

 

Stars of the Week

 

Week 1 star of the week- Dexter for his excellent effort in class and at home to develop his writing.

Week 2 star of the week- Lola for using a range of sentences in her story.

 

Growth Mindset Workshop 

 

Kingfisher Class Learning Journey

 

This week in Kingfisher Class we are learning about:

Maths- Capacity

English- Fiction Unit

Phonics- Contractions

Science  & Geography – Earth Day

ICT- Skills

P.E- Tennis

Jigsaw- Relationships

 

Kingfisher Class Homework Summer 1

KS2 Choir

New school choir – sign up now!

The choir will be open to all KS2 children with no auditions needed. Rehearsals will take place at school on Thursdays from 3.15 to 4.00pm with Mrs Williams and Miss Langley Higgs.

The choir will provide a valuable opportunity for the children to develop their vocal technique and build confidence in their abilities, gaining knowledge of music theory and performance skills and, most of all, to enjoy singing together.

 

Please sign up now on the School Gateway!

Can you help with the choir?

We are looking for a volunteer piano/keyboard accompanist for occasional rehearsals and termly concerts.

We would also like to hear from any parents who want to help with the choir in other ways, whether by supporting children’s engagement during rehearsals, contributing ideas or helping to organise concerts – no musical experience necessary.

If you are interested in any of these roles, or you know someone else who might be, please contact Miss Langley Higgs.

 

Week 9

This week in Kingfisher class we are learning about:

English- Writing explanation texts

Maths- Multiplication and division facts

Geography- Mapping skills

R.E- Learning about Palm Sunday

Science- Investigation

Jigsaw- Healthy me

ICT- Software

Roses

 

Kingfisher Class made roses to support their writing  in English.

 

Kingfisher Class

This week in Kingfisher Class we will be  covering:

Maths- Addition and subtraction

English-  Tasting chocolate and using adjectives, noun phrases and  planning our own explanation text

Science- Investigations

ICT- Developing our editing skills

PE- Basketball

RE- Visiting our local Church

Jigsaw- Healthy me

 

Star of the week

Jasmine- Rose for working well consistently.

 

Week 7 Homework sheet

Church trip day

Tuesday 7th March is the date for our class trip to St Mathew’s Church.

 

Stars of the Week for week 6

The stars of the week is the whole of Kingfisher Class for their fantastic class assembly!

 

Week 7 Kingfisher Class

This week in Kingfisher Class we will be:

Maths- Adding and subtracting numbers

English-  The story of ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy

Science- Investigation

Geography- Looking at the map of the United Kingdom

ICT- To investigate ways in which software develop writing

PE- Basketball

 

Kingfisher Garden of Dreams 

 

World Book Day 2017

 

 

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Swift Class Request

Hello, we are looking for empty shoe boxes for after half term. Any donations gratefully received! 

 

Kingfisher Class

This week in Kingfisher Class:

Maths- using our division and multiplication facts to solve problems

English- planning and adapting the story of Jack and the Beanstalk

Science- materials

ICT- E-safety

History- Florence Nightingale

PE-Victorian dance

Forest School- Last session

 

Home-Start

Please remember Friday 10th February is “Wear a heart or something red for Home-Start” and donate £1

 

Star of the week

Kingfisher Class star of the week is Alisa for working consistently hard.

 

Junk Modelling Materials Needed In Robin Class

 

The children in Robin class are very creative! We need lots of boxes, plastic containers (not milk cartons), rolls of cardboard for our fantastic creations. The children love to make and invent, last week we had Robots, Planes and many more inventive ideas! If you have any of these we would be greatly appreciative.

Many Thanks,

Mr Libberton and Mrs Warner

 

Watford Junior Challenge Run 2017

The Watford Junior Challenge Run, organised by Watford Harriers, will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 at Cassiobury Park from 11.15am.

There will be races for U8, U10, U12 and U14.

If your child is interested in entering ask them to collect an entry form from Mrs Burns

 

Saracens Tickets!

For every ticket bought by a Bromet Family the school receives ‘cashback’

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