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.
Well done Kingfishers, I am very proud of how well everyone has settled into the autumn term. We are getting stuck into being creative during our topic afternoons and have so far looked at what life was like in the Iron Age and Stone Age and researched how Round house were built.
I look forward to seeing the topic homework contributions, remember house points and certificates will recognise all your efforts! If you have any queries please catch me on the playground.
This term our topic will be “Stone Age to Iron Age”. We will be immersing ourselves in this time in history and exploring what life was like. We will be using the skills learnt in our English and Maths lessons to consolidate our learning.
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!
After voting for the most popular Kingfishers have chosen the fiction story book Redwall by Brian Jacques. I will be reading this during our topic time, it would be helpful for your child to also have a copy.
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.