Well done to our Stars of the week! All of Kingfisher class have been selected! This is due to their impeccable behaviour during our school trip to Margate museum and the old Tudor house! Well done to you all!
Weekly spellings 08.07.16
Group AGroup BGroup C
particular climb said
peculiar clothes sea
straight cold sand
imagine listen listen
increase every just
important eye me
Sports Day Fun ! thank you to those who came to support us and cheer along !
Take a look !! Our Newsletter - it's all about the exciting things we have been doing in class....
So, we have started planning an Ancient Greek Olympic event and we hope you can join us!? Invitations will be coming home soon....watch this space....
This week we have consolidated our learning of measures by enjoying practical activities. One of them was weighing the ingredients for making play dough.
During our science lessons we have been learning about how plants grow. One day we planted a bean and this is how they look now after a few weeks of growing. We made sure they had light, water and nutrients from soil.
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Please take a look at our most recent Newsletter that tells you all about what we have been learning and the homework that has been sent home.
This week we were studying a poem by Brian Moses ! It made us laugh and we innovated it with using the Ancient Greek creatures we now know.
Tomass was our Star of the week for always showing patience and endeavour in all areas of school life
We are learning about reading the time. Here is a photo of the homework for this week. Please help your child to remember to complete it and return it by Friday. Spellings have also been sent home to learn and the test will be on Thursday afternoon.
Please find below the latest newsletter that went home with the children today.
Our celebrations this week - We received the silver attendance trophy cup (again, we are hoping for gold next time) and Liliana achieved her reward for 50 reads at home. Well done!
We are enjoying using our new book corner and reading the non-fiction books about Ancient Greece
Our Stars of the week ! Jesika and Ivana.
They have shown a lot of responsibility
During maths this week we have been studying 2D shapes and reviewing their properties. We loved going outside to find shapes that had lines of symmetry. We hope to be doing a lot more outside learning activities now that the weather is improving
This week in our art lesson with Miss Lena we studied the shape of the Ancient Greek pots and we started to make our own with clay.
Look ! we have some extra, new Ancient Greek vases in our book corner. Black paint was covered over crayon then carefully scratched off to make beautiful designs
This Friday - 15th April - we have sent out homework for practising how to read the time. Please help your child to learn how to tell the time to 5 minute intervals. Also look out for the Ancient Greek topic homework that is due in on 23rd May. Spellings will be sent out every Friday and the children will be tested during the week. Thanks for your support with your child's learning.
We have been looking at report writing in literacy and studied information about the Minotaur from Greek Mythology.
So this week in literacy we became news reporters
Some of us pretended to record it.....
Our book corner has changed during the holiday ! It is no longer a Stone age cave, but an Ancient Greek temple. This is because our new topic is Ancient Greece. Watch this space for more information about how parents can help with learning.....
Look !! Before the Easter Break we won the medium sized cup for best attendance ! We are now really really trying to win the largest cup!
"Team Kingfisher" are really improving their literacy skills through talking for writing. This involves drawing images in rectangular boxes for each sentence in a story. This week we have been creating our own wishing story.
Open the document below. Look at the picture. Can you talk about what you see with your mum and dad ? Tell them about our trip today and how things have changed from the past to the present. Also tell them about what we learnt. How did windmills make flour?
Congratulations to Alex for becoming our Star of the Week ! Super effort with showing a bucket load of positivity every day
We have been doing some drama in our literacy lessons. Talking for Writing is our new exciting way of learning in literacy!!
Our Star of the Week has been Isabella for her endurance during our maths lessons
Mrs Williams and Miss Bichard
Friday 11th December 2015:
Our star of the week - Lukas!
Lukas is star of the week for his super hard work in phonics and trying to apply this in his writing. Also his in-class behaviour has really improved, which has made Mrs Williams and Miss Bichard so happy! Well done Lukas!
Our new Reading Race River!
We have a new addition to our classroom! It is our river that charts how many times we have been reading at home - if we get to 50 reads at home we get a prize! Can you see your name on our river? If you're near the bottom, keep reading at home and soon enough you'll get to 50 reads!
This week we have been practising everyday for our Nativity play! The children would love it so much if as many parents as possible came, and they need to bring a black top and black leggings or trousers to wear on the day. We can't wait to show you how hard the children have been working! Our performance is on Thursday 17th December at 9.15am.
This week - 9.12.15 - Science!
This week we made a volcano erupt with Mr Chantler! We used bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to make an eruption - do you remember what else we needed to make our volcano explosive?! Look at the pictures below and see if you can spot yourself or your volcano
04.12.15: A new maths ninja!
Today Alex became the first member of our class to become a maths ninja - white band! This meant that he managed to complete his 2 times tables questions and number bonds to 20 in 6 minutes - fantastic work Alex! I wonder who in Kingfishers class will get their white band next and join Alex as a maths ninja?
Friday 4th December 2015:
Star of the Week - Alex!
Alex has improved his behaviour so much and has made Mrs Williams and Miss Bichard so proud! He is also a leader in his learning, shows endeavour and is improving his reading ability really fast! Well done Alex
This week in Literacy we have been 'Hot Seating' ! This is when we pretend to be a character in a book and we sit in a special chair in front of the class. Then children ask us questions based on the story and our actions within it. It isn't easy ! However, some of us were very confident at doing this......
Friday 27th November 2015:
Star of the Week - Nina!
Nina is new to our class, but she has settled in well, made friends and is showing the Drapers Mills values by being kind, being a leader in her learning and showing endeavour. Well done Nina!
Our class volcano displays!
Friday 20th November 2015:
Star of the Week - Josh!
Well done to Josh for his second star of the week this academic year! Josh always shows the Drapers values, particular respect and endeavour, and is a joy to have in the class. Keep up the good work Josh
Friday 13th November: Our star of the week - Jodie! Well done :)
Our star of the week this week is Jodie for always trying hard and improving her presentation in her work. She is an example to the other children as a leader in her learning and she was SO kind and helpful to our new girl this week. Fantastic Jodie!
Friday 13th November:
Our trip to Margate Library
Kingfishers had a fantastic time at Margate library this week. We had a talk on how the library works, how many books we can get out and then we were given some free time to explore the library. Afterwards Mrs Williams read us a wonderful story
6th November 2015: Tori - our star of the week!
Mrs Williams chose Tori to be our star of the week for her endeavour towards her work, her good behaviour and always being kind. Well done!
Star of the Week - 23rd October: Isabella!
Isabella is pleased to be holding her certificate for showing lots of improvement in school
Our Star of the Week is Isabella, well done
So this week we have been working hard on writing our own version of a story called The Lighthouse keeper's Lunch. We looked at the story from a different point of view.....from a seagull's point of view!
Our School is making a HUGE effort to promote reading ! In each class we have a special book corner where we can read with a friend quietly. Everyday we can swap a book from home with someone else. Plus we have a daily guided reading session. Please Please listen to us read our reading book and sign the reading record....Mrs Williams has said she will give us a reward if we read more than 4 times a week at home. We are looking forward to learning how to do a BOOK REVIEW soon....
Don't forget to bring in a book from home for the 'BOOK SWAP' ..... we love sharing books and reading them, then bringing them back to school again !
Our book corner is really important to us
We have really been enjoying our reading time in class
We have been looking at Picasso art work with our art teacher Miss Lena. We used primary colours to create images of our faces. As you can see, they look a bit strange that is because we tried to use Picasso's style..... hope you like our artwork so far.....
Hi everyone! We are the new Kingfisher Class of 2015 - 2016! There are many exciting things happening in our classroom to help us start the new year. So please follow our page to find out more......
Welcome to Leopard Class.
This term our topic will be 'Around the World'. In literacy we will be using the classic story 'Flat Stanley' to create fictional stories about his adventures around the world. We will be making little 'flat' versions of ourselves in art. If you have any artefacts or clothing from different countries please send them in with your child as we would love to see them.
Ms Barrett, Mrs Manclark & Mrs Taylor
Open Afternoon- Tasc-What can you make with an empty bottle?