Wow – how did we get to the end of term already?! The children have had a lovely week full of Christmas themed activities.
They were absolutely brilliant in their performances of The Wriggly Nativity on Wednesday and I am really proud of every single one of them. They all worked so hard in rehearsals and three performances in one day wasn’t an easy ride. Well done, Kingfisher! You were all super stars!
We have been busy Christmas crafting this week and hope you like the calendars and cards the children made for you. We had a blast at our Christmas party and loved Christmas Dinner day, too. It was delicious – thank you to Brian in the kitchen! We have written letters to Santa, played Among Us Maths challenges, enjoyed step-by-step Christmas sketching, played Christmas Bingo, learnt all about Christmas around the world, went head-to-head in Christmas themed quizzes and had fun doing GoNoodle Chase Challenges. A lovely week was had by all.
All the best – have an amazing Christmas. Best wishes for 2022!
Crikey! What a busy week we’ve had in Kingfisher. We have been very busy doing our Autumn 2 assessments and trying really hard with our end of term quizzes. I’m really impressed with the progress many of the children have made over this half term. I am especially proud of the Y2 children who did their delayed Phonics Screening this week and absolutely smashed it! WELL DONE!
Rehearsals for the Nativity are in full swing – the children are working their socks off to make it an awesome performance. We can’t wait for you to come and see it next week.
We have all finished our stories now, based on Grandad’s Island. I am really looking forward to reading them – the children had some amazing ideas and were really considering their use of vocabulary and the effect on the reader. I can’t wait to find out about the adventures they wrote about.
We have celebrated Christmas Jumper Day today and the children all looked dazzling in their festive overthrows! We also learnt about the layers of the rainforest. Ask your child if they can remember anything about the emergent, canopy, understorey and forest floor layers. 🙂
Have a great weekend, see you next week.
This week we have been busy in English, beginning to write our own story based on Grandad’s Island. There have been so many amazing, creative ideas, I can’t wait to read the finished stories next week. I am also really proud of how well many of the children are progressing with their writing skills and trying really hard to develop their handwriting.
We have been looking at fact families and related facts in Maths, extending our understanding of addition and subtraction. The children have picked this up quite quickly. We have figured out that if we can work in ones, we can work in tens or even hundreds!
We continued to learn about Sound in Science and I am so impressed with how many scientific facts the children can recall about Sound, and what we have learnt so far! They absolutely love this topic. For the last couple of weeks of term, we will be exploring Light and I’m pretty sure they are going to be just as enthused by this topic, too.
Christmas officially landed in our classroom this week and we enjoyed putting our little Christmas tree up, writing wish lists to Santa and listening to Michael Buble as he defrosted for the festive season! 🙂
We were really sad to say goodbye to Mrs Hulse on Tuesday. She has been a firm part of the furniture at Weaverham Primary for the last 14 years, but we would like to wish her all the very best as she embarks on her new ventures.
This afternoon, we have been learning about Rainforests and where they are located in relation to the equator. We worked in pairs to present weather reports, live from the jungle, as we learnt about typical rainforest climates. Check out our videos on the school Twitter page.
Have a fabulous weekend; I hope you are all getting into the Christmas spirit 🙂
See you next week.
Kingfisher have been busy this week, continuing our work on Money in Maths and learning to add, subtract and compare different amounts.
We have continued our work on Grandad’s Island in English this week and have moved onto planning our own version of the story. Today, we whisked ourselves off to a desert island and completed a senses grid, thinking about all the different things we would see, hear, feel, taste and smell. We have also been learning about prepositions and have applied this learning to our senses grids.
In Science, we have continued our work on Sound and this week, we explored pitch with different musical instruments, observing the relationship between the length, thickness or size of an instrument and the pitch it creates. We made our own panpipes using paper straws and discussed what we could do to change the pitch of our instrument.
In Geography (Topic) we have continued our work on the local area and today, we used Google Earth to create a sketch map of our school grounds from an aerial view. The children were trying to find their houses on the map, too. I was really impressed their sketch maps, they all did a great job.
Have a lovely weekend, see you next week.
We have had a busy week in Kingfisher, continuing our work on Money in Maths and revealed our new text in English which is Grandad’s Island. We have been learning about using apostrophes to show possession and worked together across the two year groups, learning how to use dictionaries.
In Science, we have been learning about how sounds are made by vibrations and how they travel through a medium to our ear. We used a ‘dancing rice’ experiment which enabled us to ‘see’ the sound and observe the strength of the vibrations when we hit the drum softly and when we hit it hard. The children absolutely loved it… but the cleaners, not so much! 🙂
We have been using maps in Geography and beginning to understand the concept of the wider world. We could all talk about Northwich and found it on a map of Cheshire. We looked at Cheshire attractions and talked about where we have been. Thanks to our recent trip, we could all find Chester Zoo!
We have been busy this week with Anti-Bullying Week and Children in Need. We have really enjoyed our wellbeing day today and had a mindfulness afternoon with our shoes off (to show off our odd socks!), listening to calming music and creating our own mindfulness Pudsey patterns. Thank you so much to all who donated, it is greatly appreciated.
Have a lovely weekend, see you next week.
We have had a lovely week in Kingfisher this week, learning all about Remembrance Day and why it is important. We made a beautiful poppy wreath and shared this in assembly, together with a gorgeous performance of our Poppy Song. I was so proud of the class – they were fantastic. We continued the poppy theme in art too, where we practiced our sketching skills before producing perfect poppy pastel pictures which were mounted onto a montage of war photos.
We have moved onto a new topic in Maths – Money, honey! We will be developing our addition and subtraction skills throughout this unit and will be drawing on our previous learning of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
We have marked Engineering Week with building motorised tanks in small teams. The children really enjoyed this activity and were amazed to see their creations whizz across the table!
We have moved onto our next book in English and found a clue hiding underneath a plant pot – a golden key! At the moment, we don’t know what it is for, or what it unlocks but we are looking forward to finding out. We know that one of the characters is called Syd, but we don’t know who he is yet! The children made their own predictions, with many thinking that Syd might be a keen gardener and the golden key unlocks his greenhouse. We shared ideas on the concept of a magic golden key and if we had one of our own, what would it unlock? There were lots of magic portals leading to mystical lands including Chocolate World and Unicorn Land! Next week, all will be revealed and we will hopefully get to find out who Syd is and where the golden key leads to…..
Have a great weekend, see you next week!
Welcome back, I hope you’ve all had a great half term break.
We have jumped straight back into routine and took the week to finish off our units of work from term 1. The children have completed their work on Place Value in Maths and will be moving onto Addition and Subtraction next week.
We are at the end of our English journey with The Bog Baby too and we are excited to see what our new text is going to be. All will be revealed next week…
We have had some deep and meaningful conversations this week, prompted by COP26 and have discussed global warming, plastic pollution and deforestation. We have lots of enthusiastic environmentalists amidst the group who are eager to do what they can to save the planet. These conversations have also linked well with our new Shared Reading text, The Sea Book.
We have really enjoyed Music this week and loved designing and making our own musical instruments. Many of us were inspired by the assembly visit from Pete, and decided to make guitars! We absolutely loved playing them in our Celebration Assembly this morning!
Have a brilliant weekend, see you next week.
Well done to all in Kingfisher Class – we have completed our first half term! After two years of disrupted education, all the children have done remarkably well, settling into formal learning and trying really, really hard. Thank you to all parents and carers who came to Parents Evening; it was lovely to be able to chat with you all.
This week, we have been completing our half termly assessments and all the children have tried so hard to do their best; I am really proud of them. We have continued our English work on ‘instructions’ and explored how the clarity can affect the outcome. We continued our work on Rocks in Science and this week, we made our own trace fossils using clay.
In Music, we have started to learn the songs for our forth-coming West End worthy production of A Wriggly Nativity for Christmas. We are teaming up with Robin Class for the performance – more details to follow after the half term.
The children had a great day today and absolutely loved their end of term treat for working so hard and smashing their House Points target. We watched The Addams Family and kicked back with some yummy treats.
Have a fabulous week off – I hope you all have lots of fun, whatever you have planned.
See you soon!
Miss Bugg & Mrs Hulse
We’ve had another busy week in Kingfisher and thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Chester Zoo! It was lovely to return to the next level of normality after a turbulent two years. The chimps were one of our favourites and the giraffes were a big hit too! There was a buzz of excitement in the air and the children were all so happy – a lovely day had by all!
We have continued our work on The Bog Baby in English and this week, we have been looking at instructions on how to build a Bog Baby habitat. We will be writing our own instructions over the coming week. We have been looking at features of instructions and discussing how the layout and vocabulary helps the reader.
We are loving NumBots in Kingfisher, after being introduced to it at the beginning of the week. Please try to get your children on Numbots as much as you can at home – they really do love it and it is brilliant to support their maths fluency and confidence with number work.
In Topic this week, we found out all about the Stone Age settlement of Skara Brae and the children worked together to produce short presentations. They all remembered lots of wonderful facts about it and could talk about their findings.
We loved our first hockey lesson with Miss Burch in PE this week! The children had some amazing skills, we definitely have some budding future sports people!
Enjoy your weekend and I look forward to seeing you all at Parents Evening next week!
This week, Kingfisher have been very busy in English writing their own stories based on The Bog Baby. I am absolutely blown away by their hard work – we have some awesome authors in our class and I am really proud of every single one of them for persevering and giving it their best shot! Well done to all.
In Maths, we have continued to work on Place Value. Year 2 have been working with tens and ones and Year 3 have been working with hundreds, tens and ones.
This week, we have marked Anti-Bullying Week by watching The Big Anti-Bullying Assembly and completing a ‘Give Me 5’ trust network activity – naming five people we can trust and talk to. Today, we also marked Hello Yellow for Young Minds, talking about emotional wellbeing. We took some reflection time to think about things that make us happy and sad, and things that make us anxious or worried at home or school. We wrote our worries, or our ‘baggage’ on pieces of paper, screwed them up and put them in the rubbish bag. Hopefully our worries will be taken away with the bin lorry. Thanks to all for joining in with odd socks or yellow clothing.
We have continued to enjoy Drama with Millie, French with Mrs Capewell and PE with Miss Burch. Everybody also absolutely loves Tuesday swimming lessons. They are the highlight of our week!
The School Council have had their first meeting this week and we would like to congratulate RL and RQ who have been nominated as our class representatives. Well done.
Have a great weekend, see you next week!