Miss Jones

Art – Kandinsky – Houses of Parliament

by | 10 Oct 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

The children in Year One became ‘artists’ and thought about the question – Can we draw in the style of Kandinsky using different media to create a picture of the Houses of Parliament? The children learnt about the artist Kandinsky and used his artwork to inspire them. The children explored and experimented with different drawing […]

Fresh Lemonade

by | 7 Jul 2022 | Design Technology, Kingfishers

The children worked together to make lemonade. The children listened to the instructions and washed their hands ready to start. The children were able to follow the instructions by looking at the photographs. The children were able to use the squeezer to make lemon juice. They mixed the sugar into the lemon juice and watched […]

Beebot Exploring London

by | 7 Jul 2022 | Computing, Kingfishers

The children were asked to to direct Beebot to different London landmarks. They followed instructions on how to work Beebot and then listened to the directions given to them, understanding words such as forward, turn, left and right. They then wanted to continue playing with Beebot and took it in turns giving each other instructions. […]

Let’s Explore London

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Geography, Kingfishers

This half term in Geography the Year One children are exploring London. This week the children were able to identify and describe landmarks of London. The children were challenged to walk around the classroom, looking at the London landmark cards to answer questions, ticking the boxes to show the correct answer. Great work Kingfishers.

Royal Reply

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Kingfishers, News

Kingfishers Class were very excited as they had received a very important letter. Miss Jones opened the envelope and read the letter from Richenda Elton (Lady in Waiting) who was writing on behalf of the Queen. The letter was thanking the children for sending congratulations cards for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Potatoes

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Design Technology, Environment, Kingfishers, News, Science

The children were very excited about digging up the potatoes and seeing how many they got. The children dug through the soil with their hands collecting the potatoes. The children had to look carefully to make sure they hadn’t left any. With support, the children were able to weigh their potatoes and understand that they […]

Andy Goldsworthy Art

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

This half term the children in Kingfishers Class will be focusing on collage. Today the children found out about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. The children were asked to respond to the work of Andy Goldsworthy. The children used natural objects and the techniques of tearing, overlapping and sticking materials. Great artwork Kingfishers.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfishers Class became artists. The children learned about the artist Yayoi Kusama. She is a Japanese artist who is sometimes called ‘the princess of polka dots’. Although she makes lots of different types of art – paintings, sculptures, performances and installations – they have one thing in common, DOTS! Miss Jones told […]

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bunting

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

The children coloured in some bunting for Mrs Cousins which is going to be put up in the village for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. They also made bunting for BlackBrook Residential Home. Great teamwork Kingfishers!

Bread and Butter

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Design Technology, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfishers Class became bakers. The children put on their aprons and washed their hands. They discussed why they needed to wash their hands and why they shouldn’t touch anything while they were cooking. Miss Jones and Mrs Clark spoke to the children about the recipe and the children were able to say […]

Walk to School Week

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Kingfishers

During the week of the 16th of May the children were encouraged to walk to school. Parents parked their cars at the end of Strickmere and walked to school (even in the rain). In the classroom, the teachers displayed a wall chart which showed the class’ participation in Walk to School Week. The children received […]

Kingfishers Assembly

by | 5 May 2022 | Kingfishers, Parents

The Kingfishers performed their first assembly of the school year. The children were confident to stand up and talk to the audience. The children retold the story of ‘Farmer Duck’ and sang ‘Big Red Combine Harvester’. A great assembly Kingfishers,