Welcome to Kingfishers
We are very excited to welcome 25 wonderful children to Kingfishers this year. We are looking forward to a fantastic and exciting year of fun and learning.
The teacher in Kingfishers this year is Miss Townly and we are very lucky to also have the lovely Mrs Bradford with us everyday!
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.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school with them everyday. At the moment we cannot give the children water at school.
We are looking forward to sharing treasures from home in Show and Tell, however, as we cannot bring items in from home at the moment, if you child has something they would like to share with the class you can email a picture of the item to the school office and we can share the picture with the class.
PE kits are to be worn to school every Tuesday.
I am attaching a parent guide to Numbots, a fantastic maths resource to practice key maths.
Most of the children have been given their login. The site is about having fun , the challenges are about having fun with key maths skills and the stories build basic skills. Have fun.
Later next half term, the children will be using the sister site Times Table Rock Stars which is a great tool for practicing times tables and division facts. We will alert you when the children have been added to that site.
Parent guide to numbots
Meet our School councillors
Meet our Eco warriors
Week beginning 12th July
With the end of the school year creeping upon us, we have had a really exciting week this week with baking, a water fight and our class DISCO, we have had lots of fun! The water fight was a fantastic way to celebrate all of our hard work this year and the resilience that was shown through our time learning from home. The children came in with the most incredible water guns and we all got soaked! (Especially Miss Townly and Mrs Hodge)
We also had a slightly different school disco which turned into a school festival, which was full of dancing and singing and we all had great fun!
Over the last couple of weeks we have been creating some amazing artwork based around thistles, to be part of the Robert Piggott Infant school flower show. On Friday, we displayed our thistles and we hope you enjoy looking at our work and reading the different facts we found out.
On Wednesday, the last day of term, we would like to invite you to watch the kingfishers sing their two leavers songs. This will take place at the end of the day outside of kingfishers classroom. It would be lovely to see you all there.
We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on the last few days of term.
Week 4 - 28/06/21 - 02/07/21
What a busy week we have had this week! On Wednesday we had our sports day, it was a little different this year but we all had lots of fun! To begin with we all got into teams and had a go at a number of different activities, after that we had our running races! We all wanted to do more races but it was time for our ice lollies!
On Friday, we had our art day. We have created some amazing artwork and we cannot wait for you to see it!
We have also been really busy practicing our year 2 leavers show. Again, it will be a little different this year but we are looking forward to recording our show on Monday and we cannot wait for you to see it!
Also next week is our maths week. We will be doing lots of fun maths learning throughout the week. The theme of maths week is outdoor maths learning!
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
We hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine. We have had a fabulous week back and managed to get out of school and go on a trip around the local area! We walked to St Mary’s church and found out many interesting facts about the church and our school! We all then walked, I the sunshine, up the the recreation grounds and played in the park and the wooded area! We had lots of fun spotting our houses.
In maths this week we have been learning about the operation of multiplication and in English we have be learning about writing a recount and the different features we need to include in a recount. We have all written some fabulous recounts.
Next week we will continue to learn about multiplication and learning different ways to solve multiplication calculations and word problems. In English we are writing an information leaflet about Wargrave.
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
We made bug hotels!
Week 5 - 17.05.21 - 21.05.21
We have had a great time making our ladybird non fiction books this week. We have learnt so many interesting facts about ladybirds, our favourite being, ladybirds play dead to protect themselves from predators! We have all worked so hard on ours books and we cannot wait to share them with you! Next week we will be making a bug hotel, please may you bring in a plastic water bottle for Monday as these will be used for the shell of our bug hotel.
We have had great fun outdoors this week and were really excited to join in with the cricket tournament to help raise money people people suffering from the Covid pandemic in India. As well as that we have enjoyed our time in forest schools, thinking about what plants need to stay alive.
Next week, the children will only need to come in their PE kits on Friday. Next terms PE day will be confirmed soon.
Well done to EVERYONE who took part in the Prince Philip medal competition. You all worked really hard and there were some incredible entries. The winners for the competition were chosen from both Year 1 and 2 and we are extremely proud to announce that there were 2 winners from Kingfishers! Well done to you all!
Have a lovely weekend, hopefully it is a little less windy!
We have been enjoying the new playground games!
Lego London landmarks
Week 3 - 3.05.21 - 7.05.21
We have been busy writing our own stories this week. We have based our stories on the book the Queen’s handbag. The poor Queen has had a range of different items stolen from her crown, jewellery to one of her corgis. All of these items have been stolen by different animals including a cheetah, kangaroo and a hare! All of these ideas have produced some super stories! In our stories we have tried to include similes, adjectives, speech and capital letters in all the correct places!
In maths this week we have been focusing on checking our calculations using the inverse. Our focus has been the operations of addition and subtraction and we have been using our knowledge of fact families the help us! We were then investigating two step word problems and find out out how to answer them. This weeks homework is all about two step word problems and you can find this on teams.
We have been busy with PE, Forest schools, RE, art and science as well this week. In RE we were learning about Rosh Hashanah, in art we have continued our learning about creating different colours and shades and in science we have continued our learning about plants.
Next week we will be focusing on subtraction in maths, learning about non fiction texts in English. We will be writing all about ladybirds. In topic we will be learning about important places in London, in art we will be exploring using watercolours and in computing we will be practising sending emails.
Our homework this week will be found on teams.
Have a lovely weekend from all of us in Kingfishers
In art this week we were creating different shades of colour
Week 2 - 26th April - 30th April
This week was the first week of forest school, we were all so excited to get going and hoping that it didn’t rain! We had a great time and cannot wait to go back next week!
This week we have also been learning all about the United Kingdom and the different countries that make up the United Kingdom and the different capital cities. In English we have been reading and learning about the book ‘The Queen’s handbag’. The story is about a sneaky swan who steals the Queen’s handbag and all of the different places the Queen visit to try and get the handbag back. We have loved it and on Friday we retold the story. Next week we will be changing the story to help us write our own story. I cannot wait to see the stories that are created!
in maths this week we have been looking at place value and addition, in particular adding 2 numbers together by bridging the ten. We have loved learning about this method and cannot for column addition next week!
We will also continue learning about human and physical features we can find around the United Kingdom and where we could find them. In science we will be finding out the needs of plants and what they need to grow properly and in Art we will be learning how we can create different shades of a colour.
Next week, we will have forest school on Friday and PE on Tuesday.
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday
As always, we have come back to school to an extremely busy week.
On Monday we went into competition with Owls and Woodpeckers for a potato growing competition! We had a great time preparing our potatoes and ensuring we had enough soil to grow the most potatoes. At the end of the term we will comparing our potatoes with the other classes and see which class can grow the most potatoes.
Something very strange also happened on Monday. Mrs Hosking raised the alarm that something strange had happened in the outside area. We immediately went and investigated. We found a number of different items that had be scattered around. We had no idea where they had come from but we came up with some fantastic ideas. It all became clearer on Friday when we received a letter from The Queen, explaining that some of her items had gone missing. Of course Kingfishers were ready to help!
We also had the excitement and pleasure of meeting Mrs Teresa May on Friday. It was really special to invite her into our classroom and we were all really excited!
It has been really lovely to welcome everyone back this week as well as the sun!
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
Happy Easter everyone!
We hope you have a wonderful break!
The Easter Service
We made puppets and we are extremely proud of our creations!
Week beginning 22nd March 2021
We have had a week filled with fractions, musical instruments and puppets this week, learning lots and showing some fabulous growth mindset and learning behaviours. On Thursday we were all persevering penguins when we started sewing our puppets. We had been working really hard designing the perfect hand puppet, thinking colouring about the colour of the puppet and how we were going to decorate it. When sewing the front of our hand puppet to the back we learnt how to thread our needles, stitch without knotting the thread and knot the thread at the end. A few bent needles later and the puppets look great! We cannot wait to decorate them next week.
We have continued learning about fractions in maths this week and have been finding fractions of an amount including 3/4. Next week we will complete our topic on fractions just in time for sharing our Easter eggs equally!
We have also been busy learning about poetry this week, learning about rhyming words and rhyming couplets and created our very own rhyming poem about the sun.
Next week we are going to have a week filled with plenty of Easter fun, including an Easter egg hunt and a disco! We will also be finishing our puppets and making Easter cakes!
Have a lovely weekend!
Week 4 - 15th March - 22nd March!
We all had Red Nose fever this week and have absolutely loved finding the different red noses! We found a real variety from foxes to robins! In addition to that we all loved the nose and spoon race for Red Nose Day and loved cheering our teams on.
Also this week we all became authors and wrote a story based on the story ‘The Owl that was afraid of the dark.’ Everyone wrote the most amazing stories and some of the children were able to share their stories with Mrs Hughes! Please look at this weeks newsletter!
In Maths this week we have continued to develop our knowledge about fractions and in topic we looked at musical instruments from around the world. We then thought about making our own instruments and planned what sound the musical instruments should make and what type of pattern to design on the outside. Everyone had great fun playing the instruments that were made.
Next week, we are going to plan and sew a puppet as well as learning about different poetry and even more fractions.
Have a lovely weekend!
We are delighted to welcome everyone back to school this week and what a week it has been! It has been so lovely to see everyone back together again, playing with their friends and learning in the classroom. We have absolutely loved STEM week from making bath bombs to investigating owl pellets. We were amazed with all the different animal skeleton parts that we found and we loved finding out what animals they belonged to. It was also great to see all the marvellous scientists on Wednesday, we learnt so much about different scientist and even begun to learn the periodic table.
This week in maths we have continued our learning about fractions and will continue our learning next week. In English we have started to write our own story based on the story ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark.’ We will be finishing our stories next week.
Next week we will be making musical instruments, it would be great if everyone could please bring in a 500ml plastic bottle by Wednesday,
This week’s homework is on teams, please may this be completed by Thursday.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
Week 2 – 9.11.20 – 13.11.20
What an amazing week it has been this week! We have been learning about Remembrance Day this week and have been really lucky to have had a special interview with someone who lived through the Second World War. The interview was full of lots of interesting information and was presented to us beautifully by someone in our class! Well done!
We then created some wonderful poppy artwork! Its looks beautiful we also learnt why the poppy is such an important symbol to help us remember all of the soldiers.
We also all looked absolutely amazing in our pyjamas on Friday for children in need! Thank you so much for all the effort put into the gorgeous pyjamas, we all had a really comfy Friday!
We have been focusing on the tiger who came to tea in English and we have been writing some wonderful sentences using the different word classes and investigating different sentence types. We have all been working really hard on our handwriting and using exciting vocabulary.
In Maths we have been learning about column subtraction and regrouping the Ten. We have really enjoyed subtraction this week!
Next week we will be continuing our learning about the tiger who came to tea and rewriting the story using different animals coming to tea. We will also be looking for number patterns in maths and noticing how it’ll speed up solving calculations. We will then start learning about money.
Please may you also ensure that your child has a pair of wellies in school for playtime and lunchtime.
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
Welcome back everyone, we hope you have had a lovely half term, it has been so lovely to hear what everyone has been up to. Thank you very much for all of the plastic bottles, hopefully you will be able to spot our artwork as you walk into school on Monday.
We have had a busy week this week in English and have been learning about the four different word classes and finding really exciting adverbs and adjectives. We then wrote our own animal dictionary and we described a variety of animals, we even had a mythical animal in our dictionary!
In maths, we have focused our learning on addition this week, in particular column addition and regrouping the 10. It was tricky to begin with but now we are superstars with our adding! Next week we will be focusing on subtraction.
In topic, we were thinking about important events in our lives, it was lovely to hear all of the different stories that the class can remember, from falling and chipping their teeth to getting new pets, they all had very eventful memories!
Next week, we will be learning about Florence Nightingale as a real life superhero!
We hope you have a restful weekend.
After half term, please send your child in with a plastic bottle, the bigger the better! The children will be taking part in an art project using a plastic bottle. The parts of the bottle which aren't being used will be recycled!
Week 7 – 12.10.20 – 16.10.20
Evil Pea is back! We had a surprise visit this week from Evil Pea. He caused chaos in our classroom and terrorised some of our fruit. Luckily, Kingfishers were at hand to help write letters to Supertato asking for help! We wrote some amazing letters and we are just waiting to see if Supertato replies!
We also explored lots of really exciting vocabulary this week and discovered some new adjectives which we love! Some of our favourite adjectives were microscopic, colossal, delightful and swift, as well as many others!
In maths this week we were learning all about adding and subtracting multiples of 10 as well as adding two different amounts together to make 100. We used base 10 to help us with our addition and subtraction. We were all awesome at finding amounts to make 100.
In topic, we went outside to discover the different human and physical features around our school and realised how lucky we were to have a vast amount of physical geographical features within our school grounds. We have also been extremely busy this week designing our Christmas cards and learning about the artist Andy Warhol.
Next week, we will continue learning about addition and subtraction in maths, locating different human and physical geographical features around the world in topic, coding in computing and continue to learn about the importance of hygiene in science.
We hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Week 6 – 05.10.20 – 09.10.20
Wow, hasn’t this week flown, the children have been so busy with their learning. We have been coding on the computers and making a superhero fly, disappear and increase in size, as well as doing some observational drawing of different fruits for our harvest festival. We have also been learning about the effect of exercise on the body and how important exercise is. Our experiment made us pretty tired!
Next week we are going to be learning about Pop art and n particular Andy Warhol, we will also be learning about hygiene and how important it is to keep clean, how to code a sprite to draw a line and move in different directions.
In maths we will continue learning about addition and subtraction, thinking about using our number bonds knowledge to add a variety of 2-digit numbers together, as well as learning 10 more or less than any number. We will also be practicing all of our number bonds and our 2, 3, 5- and 10s-times tables and relevant division facts.
In English, in addition to our Read Write Inc lessons, we will be practicing using a thesaurus and writing sentences with interesting description as well as coordinating conjunctions.
Please find a couple of assigned activities on Mathletics to support the work we have done in the week.
Week 5 – 28.09.20 – 2.10.20
Its been another busy week in Kingfishers this week, full of disgusting medicines, worry monsters and discovering what different animals need to survive. We then finished our week with some delicious cakes, what a lovely way to end our week!
We have been learning all about medicine and how it has changed over time. This week we have written instructions of how to make our own medicines and have included some rather disgusting ingredients, we then made our medicines which can be used to cure all sorts of different illnesses.
In maths this we have started our new topic of addition and subtraction and have started to practice our 3 times tables on super movers.
Next week in maths we will continue to deepen our understanding of addition and subtraction by recognising patterns, comparing number sentences and adding by regrouping the 10.
In English next week we are focusing our learning on conjunctions and using FANBOYS to help us use a variety of different conjunctions to extend our sentences, we will also continue to practice handwriting and really focus on letter formation in a cursive style.
We will also being learning about the story of Jonah and the Whale in RE, the effect that exercise has on our body in science, coding in computing, still life drawing in art, human and physical features in topic and celebrating our differences in PSHE.
We hope you have a lovely and restful weekend.
Our week – 21.09.2020 – 25.09.2020
We have enjoyed learning about real life superheroes this week and have discovered there are lots of different people who are there for us when we need help. We then focused our learning on doctors and nurses and how amazing they are at looking after all of us! After that we looked at different remedies used in the Roman and the Victorian times and realised how different they were compared to today.
We have also been extremely creative this week and have been studying the work of a famous artist called James Rizzi. We loved his artwork on cityscapes and created our own versions. They look amazing!!
In Maths this week we have been looking at the place value of 2-digit numbers and have been finding lots of different ways to make 2-digit numbers using addition. Next week we will focus our maths learning on the operations of addition and subtraction and using them to solve different mathematical problems.
In topic next week, we will continue our learning on interesting remedies that doctors used to use and even come up with some of our own.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
Week beginning 14th September
We have had a very ‘calming’ end of the week. We continued our learning of the different parts of our brain and made some ‘calming’ glitter bottles. The glitter bottles looked amazing and the children used a lovely range of calming colours. We were all very excited to use them.
We have also been looking at maps this week and have thought about creating a map from an Ariel viewpoint. We all made maps of the supermarket where Evil Pea created chaos and used a compass and a key to help explain to Supertato where to find Evil Pea. We then used the Beebots to create a simple algorithm to direct Supertato.
We have started our RWInc lessons this week and the children have been doing fantastically recall all of the different sounds and I hope you have been enjoying the reading books at home. The children also retold the story of Supertato and the results were fantastic! The children used some ‘super’ creative vocabulary.
Next week we will be continuing our RWInc sessions and will be exploring the book ‘Traction Man’
In maths this week we have been exploring numbers to 100 and place value. Next week will we continue to explore place value, looking at part whole models and place value tables. We will also be learning how to compare objects and amounts using the <>= symbols.
In topic will we start to explore different real life superheroes, our focus being on Doctors and Nurses and how important they are.
We hope you have a lovely weekend
Week 3 timetable
Friday 18th September
Please can your child bring in an empty plastic water bottle in on or before Friday. The children will be making calming glitter bottles!
We have had a fantastic week in Kingfishers this week and we have all been working really hard! We have really enjoyed reading the story ‘Supertato’ this week and we were able to ask him and Evil pea some really interesting questions! We also made our own fruit and vegetable superheroes! They were fantastic!
In maths this week we have been learning all about our numbers to 100, on Monday we went on a number hunt and found out how to write the written words for lots of different numbers. We have also worked hard on ordering and comparing different numbers.
We have been learning all about healthy eating in science and which foods we should have lots of And which foods we should only have as a treat. We were all disappointed that cake and chocolates were a food that we shouldn’t have a lot of.
Kingfishers have also been working really hard on their handwriting this week and have been focusing on forming their letters in a cursive form and correctly. Next we are going to focus on joining!
Well done on a fabulous first full week back,
have a lovely weekend!