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Kingfishers Year 3 / 4

Mrs Davies and I would like to thank the children for their amazing behaviour, in and out of the classroom today. It was our final swimming lesson for this academic year and it has been super to see the children's confidence grow in the water, as well as in their understanding of water safety.

Our Science Experiment

 

Which chocolate will melt the fastest and slowest?

 

We used the tin cans to melt three different types of chocolate: dark, white and milk chocolate.

 

Kirk Hallam Secondary School, kindly lent us heat-proof mats so we could carry out the experiment safely. We took every precaution to make this safe, and our outstanding behaviour shone (as usual).

 

THIS WAS OUR MORNING...

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We all melted chocolate on our tongues too!

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Melting chocolate, using a stop watch and recording our results.

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Picture 1 Yummy, yummy chocolate!

Drum-roll please...

 

We had calculated an average (from a set of six results) these were our findings.

Dark Chocolate Milk Chocolate White Chocolate
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Field Sports and Fencing Fun.

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Multi-sports Fun!

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Beach Topic - Whitby and Volcanic Islands.

 

We have been learning about sand and making sandcastles, we have been learning how to find the area, and volume of our designs

Yes... You've guessed it, our yellow sponges are our blocks of sand.

Let's make sandcastles!!!

Map work: where is Whitby?

Researching skills and asking great questions galore.

Beach and Numeracy Fun!

 

Summer Term Six Overview: 'What's next?' frown

Literacy - genres covered: mystery and adventure stories, instructional writing, information texts and finally shape poems and word play. Roald Dahl - Revolting Rhymes.

Dictionary and Thesaurus skills and much more.laughsmiley

 

Numeracy - the four operations ( + - ÷ x ), fractions, percentages and decimals and word problems.smileyfrown  
Science - Changes of State and Electricity. indecisionmail  
French - class instructions, colours and more french phrases.heart  
P.E/Swimming - swimming and athletics. A day trip is planned P.E based - more info to come. no  

Topic - What is it like in Whitby? Water safety will be covered. smiley

A geography based topic summer term; however, art and music will feature within the seven weeks of the term; concluding with a beach-themed party.

 

 

ICT, drama, music, art will feature in our creative, cross curriculum for the final weeks of the summer term.

 

 

 

 

Pointillism at its best!

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Teamwork! Numeracy Skills! Dedication!

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Let's find our average score! Numeracy Fun!

Time to write, thanks you for the great support from home! Please take a look...

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Kingfisher children are writing persuasive speeches. The majority of the class believe school uniform is a good idea; however, there are a few children, who are trying hard to persuade them that school uniform is unnecessary and demeaning. 

 

What do you think?

 

Mrs Stanley Wainwright has been sharing her views and emotions, bring out the red hat (well wig it's all we had).

Olly shared some great views and thoughts about the emotions of: parents, children and teachers on this subject too. smiley

Should children wear school uniform?

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Should children wear school uniform? 2 Let's discuss our views
Should children wear school uniform? 3 I'm researching the cost of uniform.
Should children wear school uniform? 4 How much is it for a blue polo shirt?
Should children wear school uniform? 5 Using ICT to research fatcs.

Jelly is so cool; it dissolves and melts!

Dissolving Investigation: insoluble and soluble materials.

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Sugar and salt are soluble materials: they will dissolve in water. We used sugar cubes and submerged a sugar cube in hot water and watched what happened. IT DID NOT MELT! IT DISSOLVED!

 

 

We sang: 'There's a thousand ml in a litre.' This helped us measure half a litre of water (500ml) and quarter of a litre (250ml).We also used a thermometre to measure the temperature of water.

 

All equipment was used carefully.smiley

Changes of States: investigating materials

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Learning how to use commas correctly!

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Numicon is ace and children love it!

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Topic    -  Volcanoes cc/ ICT - Scratch, Powerpoints and Word Processing.  
Science - Changes of State (solids, liquids and gases).   
Numeracy - measurements, time, money and word problems (to name a few skills).  

Literacy - Jack and the Bean Stalk - Revolting Rhymes stylee! 

Reciprocal Reading sessions - different texts will be discussed.

 
P.E - swimming and athletics.  

 

French - All About Me - Qu’est-ce Que Tu Portes?

 

We will continue to promote music, drama, art throughout the summer term.

 

Picture 1 The Den of Darkness!!
Picture 2 Teamwork: light v's darkness.
Picture 3 Shadows!
Picture 4 What can you see in the dark?
Picture 5 Sharing torches and spooky stories.
Picture 6 What can you see in the dark?
Picture 7 What can reflect light?
Picture 8 Light travels in straight lines!
Picture 9 Can we change the direction of light ?
Picture 1 We have made silhouettes of our profiles!!
Picture 2 Silhouette Time!
Picture 3 Blocking the light!
Picture 4 Silhouette time!

Light and Shadows

 

Kingfishers' have been researching and learning what materials are: opaque, translucent and transparent.

 

A big science question: how are shadows formed?

 

We have made dens, and used our torches to move around, using the light to help us.

 

We have learnt what light sources and reflectors are, the differences between the two and how we can separate them.

 

 

 

 

We have been writing our own versions of : The Pied Piper! Children have been learning to proof read, edit and improve their stories, through peer discussions, success steps and following story plans. 

I over heard a conversation whilst two children were sketching...' I am no good at art.' wink

The response I heard back:  'Everyone is good at art in their own way!'frown

Thank you Sophie for these wise words, it made my day hearing you say this and we shared it with the whole class too.

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Thank you to Claire and Adam Rowan, for the wonderful story: Katie and the Starry Night! A magical journey through five van Gogh masterpieces. We have loved reading this story. Good reading class!

 

 

 

 

Sketching in the ECO garden!

We hope in the next coming weeks, to go into our ECO garden, to find more inspiration for our sketches. Wellies and coats at the ready Kingfishers! 
Kingfisher Class produced some outstanding sketches of the water meadow this afternoon. Afterwards, they produced mind-maps of Vincent van Gogh, learning facts about his life and then some class members read:'The Magic Paintbrush' by Julia Donaldson. Please feel free to lend the book for another read Kingfishers'.

Sketching our local landscape! Sun, sketching pencils and smiling faces.

A huge thank you to all for coming in costume today and making the day so special!

Can you guess the books these characters came from?

What great characters we had today in KF class.

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Experiments Galore!

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Welcome to Kingfishers!

 

We are learning about our bodies: our skeleton and muscles. Also, we are looking at what a healthy diet consists of. We have over two hundred bones and over six-hundred muscles in our bodies. Our bones are held together by our ligaments. We are finding this topic fascinating and fun. 

 

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We have been learning about complex sentences. The class went on a clause hunt (not as in Santa Clause). We found main clauses and subordinate clauses. Once the different clauses had been found, we had to match a main clause with a subordinate to make a clear, complex sentence. For example, Robyn loves to write, although not with a blunt pencil. The hunt was fun and we learnt a lot.

Spring Term Two: The Magic Never Stops!

Literacy:

The Wolf Tales: a traditional tale from Turkey.

Revolting Rhymes: The Three Little Pigs.

Fantastic Mr Fox.

Hiding in the Dark: Danny, the Champion of the World.

Rats! The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Rosey Impey.

The Easter Story.

We will be celebrating World Book Day – 2nd March.

Genres of writing we will be looking at: letter and story writing, poetry, persuasive arguments and recounts.

Reciprocal reading: we shall be continuing to develop these skills: predicting, questioning, clarifying and summarising different texts.

Numeracy: multiplication, division, shape and space, measurements plus word problems.

Science: Light and Shadows (if you have any good torches at home, please may we lend them for our experiments, we’d be very grateful when the time comes.)

Topic: Vincent van Goghpaintbrushes at the ready!

ICT: Purple Mash – coding etc.

Swimming and P.E as normal.

We will be rejoicing in music and drama throughout our creative curriculum, and we are already planning for Easter Wow Week.

 

Mrs Davies and I would like to thank you, for the support you have given your children, in the homework we have set, particularly in reading. We love to listen to each individual child read, question, predict and summarise their reading books and texts in school. Reciprocal reading has developed confidence, created great discussion and a positive learning environment.

 

 

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This Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) in the afternoon, we worked very hard as a team, to tidy up our ECO garden. We added to our compost bins:rotten wood, rotten apples and hay. We saw lots of: centipedes, worms, spiders, snails, slugs and woodlice, as well as snowdrops and daffodils. Despite getting muddy, we all had great fun and feel proud of what we have accomplished today.

 

You rock Kingfishers!!!!

Picture 1 We can't wait to plant some bulbs!
Picture 2 Kingfisher Class can't wait to start sketching.
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