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Purple Mash allows the children to practise their spellings in an independent and fun way.smileyheart

Autumn Term Two Year Three Spelling Overview

 

WEEK THREE 16.11.2017

 

musician

WEEK FOUR 23.11.2017

 

myth

WEEK FIVE 30.11.2017

 

young

WEEK SIX 7.12.2017

 

difficult

WEEK SEVEN 14.12.2017

 

inactive

electrician

gym

touch

famous

incorrect

magician

Egypt

double

extreme

incredible

optician

pyramid

trouble

guide

independent

politician

mystery

country

heart

incomplete

mathematician

crystal

rough

history

incapable

physician

symbol

enough

popular

incompatible

technician

syrup

tough

minute

inconsiderate

dietician

cygnet

cousin

natural

indefinitely

beautician

lyric

couple

believe

inability

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term Two Year Four Spelling Overview

 

 

WEEK THREE 16.112017

 

 

disappoint

WEEK FOUR 23.11.2017

 

 

illegal

WEEK FIVE 30.11.2017

 

 

information

WEEK SIX 7.12.2017

 

 

notice

WEEK SEVEN 14.12.2017

 

 

forgetting

disagree

illegible

adoration

ordinary

forgotten

disobey

illuminate

sensation

certain

gardening

disappear

illogical

preparation

suppose

gardener

disinfect

illiterate

admiration

breathe

limiting

disconnect

illicit

foundation

increase

beginning

misbehave

illumination

qualification

recent

beginner

mislead

illusion

experimentation

quarter

limitation

misspell

illusive

exploration

group

preferred

misfortune

illustration

examination

island

limitations

 

 

Autumn Term Two Overview

 

Literacy

Poetry – Our Senses. 

Biographical writing - Grace Darling.

Play script - The School Bell.

Persuasive Writing - Should children decide what time to go to bed?

Numeracy

Mental Addition/Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Statistics

Fractions

Ratio

Proportions

Time:12 hr/24hr clock

Science

Magnets and Forces.

Topic

Shopping Bags

Design and Technology Focus.

P.E

Swimming and Dance

R.E

Christmas WOW Week

The Birth of Jesus.

Foot Prints and drama.

ICT

Animation and Story Telling.

Purple Mash

ICT to capture our conversations and help us record our dialogue!

Kings and Queens Artifacts Galore!

King and Queens Artifacts Galore!

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Discussion, planning, and finally the BIG WRITE!

Discussion, planning, and finally the BIG WRITE! 1
Discussion, planning, and finally the BIG WRITE! 2
Discussion, planning, and finally the BIG WRITE! 3

I Can'e Get to Sleep Stories

 

 

 

Kingfishers would like to show you their amazing day at 'Warwick Castle' yesterday.surprise

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Kingfishers around Warwick Castle

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Here we are pretending to be grizzly bears after being trapped in 'Bear Tower'. We managed to escape and went on to climb 'Clarence Tower', 'Guy's Tower and 'Caesar's Tower' the tallest tower (44.8m)  at Warwick Castle. Some grizzly bears needed a rest and a quick drink!!!!

Here we are at the top of : Guy's Tower' and Caesar's Tower.

After this we went to watch the 'Birds Of Prey' demonstration. This was awesome the birds were very close to our heads.

After Lunch we went to meet our monarch. Who can it be????

Henry VIII and his six wives. Kingfishers were amazing, they answered every question they were asked about the King, and our guide - Rachel said we were the best group she had seen all year. Well done kingfishers nonosmiley

Who are these soldiers? 

SWIMMING STARTS ON THE 22ND SEPTEMBER!!!

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THANK YOU TO ARWEN'S MUM, JOSHUA'S MUM AND LOUIS'S MUM FOR HELPING OUT WITH SWIMMING ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON. IF ANYONE ELSE CAN GIVE UP ONE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THAT WOULD BE SUPER.heart

 

Literacy - creation stories, poetry and persuasive writing.  
Numeracy - place value, addition and subtraction, problem solving x and division  
Science - Sound   
Topic - Kings and Queens   
P.E - Ball Skills and Swimming   
R.E- What is Trinity? Incarnation/God

 

French - Food Glorious Food  
ICT - Presentation Skills - presenting work.  

 

We shall continue to include creative arts: drama, music, speaking and listening and art exercises throughout our CREATIVE CURRICULUM.

 

 

 

 

You will find the year three and four- autumn term- weekly spellings are available to see. 

 

The test will take place every Thursday, and be recorded in your child's reading record, and marked that day so you can see their progress. smiley

Autumn Term 1 Year 4 Spellings

 

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Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

knowledge

medicine

occasion

perhaps

possibilities

question

knowledgeable

medicinal

occasionally

popular

potatoes

questionable

learn

medic

often

popularity

pressure

recent

length

mention

opposite

position

depression

regular

lengthen

minute

opposition

possess

probably

reign

lengthening

natural

ordinary

possession

probability

remember

Library

nature

ordinarily

possessive

promise

sentence

Librarian

naughty

particular

possible

promising

separate

material

notice

particularly

possibly

purpose

separation

materialistic

notification

peculiar

possibility

quarter

special

 

Autumn Term 1 Year 3 Spellings – including some prefixes and suffixes

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

accident

arrive

businesses

complete

discontinuation

descriptive

accidentally

believe

calendar

incomplete

continuous

different

actual

disbelieve

caught

completion

decide

differently

actually

bicycle

centre

consider

decision

indifferent

address

breath

recentre

consideration

indecisive

indifference

answer

breathe

century

considerate

decisively

differentiation

appear

build

certain

inconsiderate

indecision

difficult

disappear

rebuild

uncertain

continue

describe

difficulty

reappear

busy

certainty

continuation

description

dislodge

apparition

business

circle

discontinue

indescribable

disappearance

 

 

 

Kingfisher Team Points: children will be awarded team points to celebrate their school and home achievements. In the words of Bruce Forsyth: 'Points mean prizes!"

 

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Kingfisher Homework will consist of:

Spellings weekly: please ensure children learn the definition of the words too.

Reading: read for meaning is our motto, so please ask children questions about the content of the book and support them if they are struggling understanding with any words or phrases. Ebooks and school books are available and both need to be used accordingly. 

Numeracy: Active Learn and sometimes paper based work sheets.

 

We shall from time to time, ask the children to design their own homework and complete practical activities too. 

 

If children read independently, which is super,  please encourage them to record in their reading records the page number that they had read up to, and any new words they have learnt so we can celebrate new words in class. 

 

coolangelmail PLEASE IF YOUR CHILD IS STRUGGLING WITH ANY OF THE HOMEWORK SET, PLEASE GET THEM TO STOP, AND DROP A NOTE IN THEIR READING RECORD AND WE CAN SUPPORT THEM ACCORDINGLY IN SCHOOL.smileynoheart

 

 

TEAM KINGFISHERS

Our New Kingfisher Team!

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Kingfisher classroom looking smart with the new flooring.

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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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Melting chocolate, using a stop watch and recording our results. 6
Melting chocolate, using a stop watch and recording our results. 7
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
8 minutes 4 minutes 3 minutes
     

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?

Should children wear school uniform? 1 Let's get thinking!
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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Changes of State: 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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