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KINGFISHER CLASS

Welcome to Kingfishers

 

Summer fun!

 

It has been a fantastic year in Kingfishers, we've learnt so much and enjoyed our time together immensely. But as they say, "all good things must come to an end" and the summer holidays are upon us! All our fabulous writing, marvelous maths, creativity, gardening, problem solving and junk modelling can now be taken home and continued there. Have a wonderful time learning and playing together; 6 weeks will fly by!  

 

A huge and special thank you to all the parents and carers for their help and support this year and thank you for your wonderful gifts. Your support has been invaluable and it has truly been an honour teaching the children and seeing the kind, sensible and talented people they have become. 

 

We look forward to welcoming the children back into their new classes when school re-opens on Wednesday 4th September. Our topic until Christmas will be "Big and Small" and on Monday 9th September we will be showing off the miniature gardens children will make during their time off school. (Please see the Homework attachment for more details)

 

For those leaving or moving on to the Juniors, we'd like to wish you all the best. It has been a joy to teach you and we are confident you will excel in your next class, just as you have here. Year 2 parents - The children worked incredibly hard for their Leavers Show and truly shone, we were very proud to see them showcase all their wonderful talents and skills! Please visit the Owl class page if you would like to see the photos from the beginning of the production.  

Our magical art! 24.06.19

PE lessons and Mumberry investigations

Planting sunflowers, strawberries, radishes and carrots this week.

Our Plants workshop with Mrs Seville.

More Kingfisher News! 

 

The following pictures are from Spring Half Term. They include the day a dragon came to school! Us making our own dragons, rehearsing poetry, visiting Oxford Castle, enacting battles from the past, and lots of other active and immersive learning. The children thoroughly enjoyed this topic so we hope you enjoy looking at what they have done in class.         

Clay and craft dragon making this week

TASC day on Tuesday 12th February 2019

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

Year 2 singing at the Luncheon Club

Kingfisher Knights and Queens!

More Pictures!

 

The following pictures are from Autumn Half Term. The children settled in beautifully and had a wonderful term, we're now looking forward to Spring!

Our Harvest Festival celebration and produce sale.

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

Forest school adventures!

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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