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...
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|
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!
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.
|Numeracy - the four operations ( + - ÷ x ), fractions, percentages and decimals and word problems.|
|Science - Changes of State and Electricity.|
|French - class instructions, colours and more french phrases.|
|P.E/Swimming - swimming and athletics. A day trip is planned P.E based - more info to come.|
Topic - What is it like in Whitby? Water safety will be covered.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
I over heard a conversation whilst two children were sketching...' I am no good at art.'
The response I heard back: 'Everyone is good at art in their own way!'
Thank you Sophie for these wise words, it made my day hearing you say this and we shared it with the whole class too.
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!
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.
Spring Term Two: The Magic Never Stops!
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 Gogh – paintbrushes 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.
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!!!!