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Kingfisher Class

Summer Term

Hi Kingfisher Class!

 

Welcome Back!

 

I hope you have had a safe and restful half term break.

 

Over the course of the Summer term term we will continue to work hard in our studies. It is hard to think that our class hasn't yet completed a full academic year of school. We have one full term to go and even though I recognise how tiring it will be, I am sure we can all work together and make the most of this exciting and busy term.

 

PE for the second half term will be on a Friday morning, so please make sure there is a kit in school ready for this. Please make sure it contains some trainers in case we venture outside for our lessons. For girls with long hair please make sure it is tied back. Anyone with pierced ears will need to remove earrings before PE, so either make sure your child can do this themselves or remove for the day of PE.

 

In English we will be studying 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton. We will use this to really explore descriptions and to write our own chapter about a magical world at the top of the Faraway Tree. After this, we will be looking at poetry and some key features including, rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. We will focus this on the works of Michael Rosen and Allan Ahlberg.

 

In maths we will be looking at measuring length using cm and m and comparing different lengths. Next we will look at being able to draw and measure lines of a specific length using rulers for the straight lines and string for the curly ones! Our focus will move onto lines and surfaces within shapes as well as being able to describe the properties of common 2d and 3d shapes. Mental calculation and using models to support multiplication and division will also be on our learning list.

 

Our wider curriculum will be covered through learning about living things in their habitats in science, Northern Europe in geography, history painting in art, boat making in design and technology, healthy and safer lifestyles in PSHE, music and spreadsheets in computing, Sikhism in RE, powerful voices in History, games in PE and musicianship in music. Wow! Below I have attached some knowledge organisers for art, science, geography and history which will give you an insight into our topics.

 

Reading books will be coming home again with a reading record for you to complete with your child when reading with them. Please try to do this as often as you can to support their reading skills of decoding and comprehension.

 

All of our end of key stage SATs took place in May and I would like to congratulate the children on their hard work and perseverance during the testing period.

 

If you have any queries please speak to myself in the first instance or contact the office staff.

 

 

Mrs Morrish

 

Kingfisher Class Teacher and Phase leader

 

Other adults who will be in class include Mrs McDuffus (teaching assistant), Miss Lawson (PPA teacher on Tuesday morning or afternoon) and Miss Bradley.

 

The BBC has a specific learning platform full of interactive games and videos for you to have a look at, which cover the whole curriculum. Make sure adults check any videos and games before you watch or play them. Remember you must always ask an adult before you go online. You will need to click on the link and then click on the resources for primary school aged children https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

 https://www.thenational.academy/ which can be accessed by parents and teachers and includes online lessons which can be filtered by age or curriculum subject. Feel free to have a look and take advantage of their resources.

 

 

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