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KINGFISHER CLASS

Welcome to Kingfishers

Kingfishers Class has 28 children and are a wonderful mix of year one and two. My name is Mrs Ireton and I am the Class Teacher who has the pleasure of working alongside Mrs Hiscoe and Mrs Glasby to support the children as they learn and grow this year. Please feel free to drop in if you ever have a question or alternatively if you can offer some time to support the children or would like to go with them to Forest School - we'd love to hear from you!  

 

Since January Kingfishers have also had a class pet..... a hamster called Nibbles! She regularly comes out in her ball to see us all and enjoys munching on anything treat-like! The children have all been assigned a week to care for her and this gives them the chance to clean out, feed and play with her within a small group. Please look out for pictures weekly of your child caring for Nibbles!

 

                                                               

Learning Week commencing Monday 18th March 2019

 

In English we will begin Instruction Writing and look at:

  • the features
  • How To Train Our Human! 
  • putting details in      

 

In Maths we will look at what we've learnt so far. We will look at: 

  • finding a fraction of a number
  • how to solve a problem
  • missing box number sentences    

 

Oxford Castle trip - Thank you to all who made this trip possible, it was amazing and the children got so much from it. Please see our pictures from the day.          

BREAKING NEWS! 

 

On Monday we came in to school to quite an exciting sight..... our classroom had been turned upside down!!! Fortunately there were several clues as to who it could have been... The children found:

1. Footprints

2. Burnt paper

3. Scales

4. Scratch marks on our walls.

 

Together they deduced it must have been a DRAGON!!! With this in mind we have been learning and performing a poem called "The Dragon who ate our School", hopefully it will be online on Monday but if it can't upload (as the file is very large!) it would be lovely if you could drop in after school to view it.

 

In addition to this the children led a beautiful Class Worship this morning - for any parents who missed it we have a video and would love for you to see it - please ask at the door.       

TASC day on Tuesday 12th February 2019

Number Day - Raising money for the NSPCC on Monday 4th February

Maths Day Information

Year 2 singing at the Luncheon Club

Kingfisher Knights and Queens!

Our Narnia Wardrobes - children made their own wardrobes on Friday taking us to all sorts of wonderful worlds!

Maths Parent Worskhop Presentation

We have had a lovely week looking at Narnia and acted out the beginning of the story!

Our Riddle writing this week was completed with a performance between the classes! Wonderful Riddle reading Kingfishers!

Our Harvest Festival celebration and produce sale.

Our Farm Shop - we've been "buying" and "selling" this week with real produce!

Year 1 had a very exciting trip to the wood in our first Forest school, Year 2's have been several times and will be going again on Monday.

The children loved watching all the scenery change in Alice in Wonderland.

We had our visit from Louis Taylor, teaching how to stay safe on the roads.

Notices:

 

Thank you to everyone who came to our Class Welcome Meeting, it was very productive and we really value all of your comments and contributions. Unfortunately we did not get through all the 'helpful information' that we'd put together so please find the PPT attached to look through. Just ask if you have any questions. 

 

Class Mixing

As my Autumn Class Timetable shows, the children from year 1 & year 2 have starting mixing in afternoon sessions. If you have any questions about this, please ask.    

 

PE

Kingfishers PE will be on Monday afternoon, please ensure that your children have their PE kits in school all the time and that all their clothing is clearly named.

 

Other equipment

Please can we ask that your child only has one key ring on their bag for identification purposes. With too many key rings on their bags the children find it hard to fit all their bags in their individual tray.

 

Show and Tell

Show and Tell will be "What's in the bag" again this year. Similarly to Owls class, children will be chosen at random and given the chance to share something they love. They will choose a bag, take it home, place something inside and bring it back the following Friday to discuss. On their day, they will be asked questions by their peers as they try to guess what is in the bag! It is a fun and fair twist to ‘show and tell’ and gives everyone a chance to join in.

 

Mathletics club

This club is held on a Thursday after school for 30 minutes and is proving very popular. Therefore we are having to restrict the numbers and ask that you sign your child up outside the classroom doors. A new signup sheet will be there every week for that weeks club. We have allocated 5 spaces per class to make it as fair as possible. If your child would like to attend the club it is important that they are able to logon to the mathletics website independently. Unfortunately there just isn't enough time to support 15 children logging on in such a short session. If they are unable to do this yet and you would still like them to come, sign up and please come along with them for the beginning of the session until they are confident at logging on themselves. If you have any queries please speak to Mrs Ireton on the door.

 

Readers Workshop

Reading takes place every afternoon. If you are able and would like to help at any time please speak to Mrs Ireton, Mrs Hiscoe or Mrs Glasby.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Helpful Websites:

 

Mathletics

 

Education City

 

 

Purple Mash

 

 

 

Phonics play

 

ICT Games Click ICT games image for Maths and English games

 

Click image for phonic sounds

 

PHONICS ARTICULATION

FOR PARENTS

 

Oxford Owl Reading resources

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