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St Andrew's Church of England Primary School An intelligent heart acquires knowledge and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15

Kingfishers Year 3 / 4

We have been writing letters to Iron Man.

TEAMWORK, THINKING, DISCUSSING AND LETTER WRITING!

First Aid Training - Learning the Recovery Position.

CHOO, CHOO - RAILWAYS, RESEARCH AND READING!

THE NEW CODERS - CODING CLUB RULES!

Thank you for the science food-chains, and the effort made to complete homework this week.

Super safe, super manners, super swimmers! AMAZING TEAM KINGFISHERS!

Direct Speech - New Speaker. New Line!

Sammy the Snake loves all your stories. 

 

My Snake Surprise!

Thank you Mrs Wood and Pucky!

SNAKE SURPRISE!

Kingfisher - 'Snake Fact Files' - WOW AMAZING!

HOMEWORK UPDATE - Homework is given out on a Friday and needs returning  / completing on the following Thursday e.g. Friday 7th - Thursday 13th, Friday 14th - Thursday 20th.

Remember the Kingfisher Motto - TRY YOUR BEST AND FORGET THE REST.  

 

Discussing the introduction to our 'Snake Story'.

Teamwork and great discussion. A great start!

All children have a new reading book and reading record. There are also Ebooks on their Active Learn account to start reading too! Happy reading and let's try to get a golden ticket at the end of the week. 

 


 

Swimming will start for Kingfisher Class on: Friday 21st September 2018. All paperwork needs to be back for Friday 7th September. 
Swimming letters will be issued tomorrow - please complete the form and return for the 7th September at the latest . Thank you!

SWIMMING NEWS!

  • Homework - we try to be very clear and informative about homework;  however,  if you are unsure  about it please come in and see us.
  • Spellings - every Thursday the children will have a test and then be issued with a new set of spellings to learn for the following week. Please can you encourage your child/children to look up the words in a dictionary to learn the definitions.
  • Active Learn - Ebooks, numeracy  and science challenges plus spelling , grammar and punctuation (SPAG) games will issued to each child's account weekly. Please monitor reading records as we communicate via these books. 
  • CGP Books - these will be given out and children will know the section they need to complete and when to bring them back into school.
  • Mini-Projects can also to set, with the influence and help of the children and their ideas. 

All we ask, is for children do their very best, and forget the rest. Every little helps to reinforce the skills they are learning at school - including reading. READ FOR MEANING - READ FOR FUN!

 

ALL HOMEWORK NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED AND HANDED IN ON A THURSDAY MORNING. NEW HOMEWORK WILL BE ISSUED ON FRIDAYS. 

 

Thank you!

Together we can achieve: teamwork makes for dream work!

Welcome Kingfisher Class of 2018-2019

Celebration Day!

Kingfisher Class would like to thank Leesbrook Community School - specifically its science department and team, led by Mr A Thomas,  for the equipment they lent us to complete a fun, yet safe experiment. 

What melting point does gallium (Ga) have?

 

Skills used: predictions, measuring water in ml, teamwork, recording results, close observational skills, and finding the answer - writing up a conclusion. 

 

Awe and wonder - how do you know the 1g of gallium has changed state?

Here are some of the responses:

 'It wobbles when I shake it!'

'It flows around the bottom of the test-tube.'

 

What temperature will gallium (Ga) turn from a solid into a liquid?

Literacy heart: Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts; Alfie's Story and The Ugly Five.

Children have read a range of animal stories to inspire their own stories.

We love our motto: read for meaning; read for fun!heart

 

 

Champion Coder Barry.

Indian workshop

Kingfishers Magna Experience!

Kingfisher Class leading science for STEM week!

For most people, the idea of finding old human poo is disgusting; and the idea of cutting it up and looking at it through a microscope is even worse! But this is exactly what some archaeologists do to help us understand what people ate in the past, and how they prepared their food.heart

 

Poo from the Past - they loved making and adding  the dietary evidence to their  Aztec poo, add popping corn or maize, pumpkin seeds, and the skin and seeds from plants like tomatoes, chillies and peppers – these are parts of the foods that Aztec people ate, which might not have been fully digested. smiley

 

 

The Fire, Water, Air and Earth Pavilions enthused, excited and ignited the Stanley children's interest, and for some, love for science, technology, engineering  and mathematics (STEM). The practical workshops were amazing; from extracting DNA from a kiwi, looking at chemical reactions to observing forces that impact on a hot air balloon, the children were engaged and active. 

 

Thank you to all the parent helpers that supported this school trip. 

Amazing Magna!

Kingfisher Class compared their shoe size, calculated the surface area, created a tally chart and finally put the information onto a line graph.

READ FOR MEANING: READ FOR FUN!

Pancakes and Play-scripts!

Performing, speaking and listening, and imagination.

We have looked at the seven days of creation, God's message and how he passed on his earth for Christians to love, respect and look after. 

 

 

Bible Stories. Discussion. Questioning. Sequencing. Understanding.

Problem Solving.Fractions. Numeracy Buddies.Dedication.

Which materials are conductors or insulators of electricity?

Electricity Investigation

Kingfisher Class have been learning Spanish  with help from our lovely Mel. We have been learning about (so far) Costa Rica , the animals that live there; the food they eat, as well as numbers to 10 and colours.

Learning Spanish

Numeracy - Fractions and Decimals Topic

A great Christmas play: All Around the World. Super dedication and teamwork everyone.

What an excellent 2017.. we can't wait for 2018!

 

Start date for swimming in 2018 - 12th January.

 

LITERACY

Biography

Autobiography

Poetry

Letter Writing

Play scripts

NUMERACY

Problem Solving 

Fractions

Operations (add/subtraction/multiplication/division)

Measures

Graph work  - Science

Topic

All Around the World

Science 
Electricity

ICT 

Scratch - Coding 

P.E

Pilates/Swimming

Spanish 

40 minutes of Spanish 

R.E

People and Creation - Freeze Picture

 

 

 

 

Our team point winners: Professional Pupils, have shown great acts of kindness, and made the rest of the class a hot chocolate with all the toppings today. They have asked questions, listened carefully and produced delicious hot chocs for everyone. Amazing teamwork and kindness shown today.smileyheart

Magnets and Forces Day.

Many experiments and exploration going on today; measurements and recording happening too! Super work Kingfishers. mail

We love out Christmas shopping bags!

Multiplying decimals with the Base Ten Blocks.

Animation Day - I  Can't Sleep Stories.

 

Today, the class have been using a variety of programs: Purple Mash (story creator), Scratch and an animation app.  Our expert coding club members have been  sharing their skills with other children in the class; teaching them how to chatbot. It has been great day, ultimately bringing our story writing to life through  ICT .  Super ICT skills Kingfisher Class!

We made our characters from clay and made our bedrooms out of cardboard boxes smiley

 

Design and Technology: Let's design and make a shopping bag for Christmas.

FORCES, FRICTION, DISTANCE, TEAMWORK...SCIENCE ROCKS!

FORCES, MEASURING, TEAMWORK...SCIENCE ROCKS!

RESPECT, TIDY CLASSROOM, TEAMWORK AND HAPPY REWARDS!

Super Learners, Teamwork, Community and Happiness.

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

 

Which material will muffle sound the best?