Welcome to Kingfishers
With 19 wonderful children, a hamster called Brownie, Mrs Ireton, Mrs Glasby and Mr Smith all hard at work, Kingfishers is an exciting place to be.... especially now Christmas fun is in full swing in class! Together we enjoy creative writing, marvellous maths and lots of out-door learning. We also love gardening, problem solving and junk modelling - not to mention our time getting Brownie out and learning how to care for her! If there are any parents or visitors who would like to come in to class to help with our Christmas activities or accompany us to Forest School next half term please pop your name on the Helper timetable - we would love to have you with us.
Week Beginning Monday 9th December 2019
This half term we continue to look at "Big and Small" but we are specifically focusing on DINOSAURS! This week's learning will build on our nativity practises and Gift Assembly. Please check the main website diary for all our exciting times and dates - there is lots coming up and we'd love to have as many helpers in class to enjoy it with the children as possible.
English - This week we will think about letter writing. We are going to write a wish list and think about questions we'd ask Santa if we met him, before writing a Santa letter. All the children will also continue with their Speed Sounds from Read Write Inc and will recap sounds such as ay, igh, ow, ar and or.
Maths - We will look at multiplication and division in problems. We will learn that multiplication can be commutative (done in any order to get the same result), but that division cannot.
Topic - We have been writing about Christopher Columbus and this week we will be imagining that we can discover a new land like he did. We'll draw what we find, describe it and write about what could live there!
A big thank you to everyone who came and helped in class with our craft morning or accompanied the children to the Christingle service this week, we have had a very special few days and we all love to have parents and helpers join in.
If you are available any afternoon between Monday - Thursday to hear readers or support in class this half term please give your name to the class rep's, we would love to have your help.
During the year the children will be given a role of class monitor - which they are especially proud of. They do this within the school day and it will change each week. Roles include Book Monitor, Milk Monitor and Fruit Monitor.
We enjoy snack time in class and children know they are to bring a piece of fruit into school each day to eat at playtime. In addition, school fruit is given out at the end of the day.
We are looking forward to sharing treasures from home in Show and Tell, children understand that they can bring one thing into school they wish to show but it must not be bigger than their hand. It will go in to our Show Box and a child will be chosen each day to share their special item.
PE kits are needed in school every Friday and go home at Half Term. Thank you.
This weeks jokes:
Why did the banana go to the doctor?
He looked a bit green!
How do oceans say hello to each other?
What does one wall say to another wall?
"I'll meet you at the corner"