Welcome to Kingfishers
with Mrs Stiles.
We are really lucky to have Mrs Brown and Mrs Wilks with us enabling small focused work and support. I, Mrs Stiles, will be around on the playground in the mornings and at 3pm, please come and speak to me and ask about any queries you may have.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, I hope that you have all enjoyed a well earned rest and had lots of fun, and maybe a few presents!
Can I say a HUGE thank you to everyone for their generous gifts for Christmas, you are very kind.
This term our topic will be “Space”. We will be exploring the planets and outer space, and be visited ourselves by an astronaut! You will get the opportunity to find out what you want to know about space and appreciate what is involved in space exploration. We will be using the skills learnt in our English and Maths lessons to consolidate our learning.
Here to help!
These websites offer facts, information and an opportunity to explore our topic further and will support any space themed homework. If you discover any more great websites, please let me know and I will add them for everyone to use.
An example day:
Monday: Register and silent reading in tutor groups
Maths in year groups
English in year groups
Registration in tutor groups and silent reading
Year 4 Computing / Year 5 R.E and Spanish
Return to tutor groups to organise home time
Friday afternoon provides an opportunity for the registration group to discuss what has worked well during the week and how it could be even better if......
We also have our Talk time and news round updates. Due to popular demand we now also include peer massage
Kingfishers will be together for the foundation subjects and we are very proud and excited by our new timetable and key stage approach to teaching.
As you are aware from the timetable we will have topic afternoons on Wednesday and Friday.
On Monday afternoons and Friday morning’s a rotation of activities will allow the children to experience Art and Music, Spanish and R.E., Computing then Forest Schools, P.E. and Home Economics.
Initially Kingfishers will be doing P.E. and Computing.
Tuesday afternoons will be Science with Mrs Webber and Mrs Brown.
Thurday afternoons will be P.E. with myself and Mr McDonnell, this term will be tag rugby. P.E. kits can be left in school, everything must be labelled.
I, Mrs Stiles will provide topic homework for each term with a return date. This will be focused around the class learning, consolidating teaching and demonstrating independence, children should spend about 30 minutes each week on it and please say if your child is unsure, we are here to help.
Following out space theme day topic we will be reading a fictional story book written by Steven and Lucy Hawking called George’s Secret Key to the Universe. We will also be using a variety of non-fiction books to direct our learning and develop our comprehension skills.
Back due to popular demand is Friday Talk Time. Children will be able to sign up and present to the class about anything they are interested in and enjoy. It can be about a special holiday or hobby, anything! We welcome pictures etc. and if they want to present a powerpoint presentation using the interactive whiteboard they can.
Check back here regularly for photographs of what your child has been up to
Links to websites that the children use in school which may be useful for them to access at home.
Please check here regularly for copies of any letters that may have been sent out by your child's teacher.