English

Fabulous Fireworks Calligrams!

by | 10 Oct 2019 | English, Woodpeckers

The topic for this half term is ‘Fire, Fire’. In Literacy, we have been basing our writing on Fireworks and Bonfire Night and have been learning how to write structured calligrams. A calligram is a poem that uses its design and layout of the letters to create a visual image related to the meaning of […]

Rocket Lands

by | 7 Jul 2019 | English, Kingfishers

On Tuesday 25th June, the children in Kingfishers class were amazed to find a rocket had crashed into the outside reading area. The children had great fun exploring the crime scene and collecting evidence. The children wrote newspaper reports and thought about why the rocket had landed. On Friday the rocket disappeared! The children found […]

Royal Reply

by | 7 Jul 2019 | English, Kingfishers

Kingfishers Class were very excited as they received a very important letter. Miss Jones opened the envelope and read the letter from Claudia Spens who was writing on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The letter was thanking the children for sending congratulations cards on the birth of Baby Archie. The children each […]

Dinosaur Museum

by | 6 Jun 2019 | English, Kingfishers, Parents, Science

Over the past two weeks, the children in Kingfishers Class have been learning about dinosaurs. The children were given the task of creating a dinosaur museum. The children worked hard creating guide books, writing amazing facts about dinosaurs and painting pictures of them. The children were very proud of their museum and invited their parents […]

Elmer

by | 5 May 2019 | Art & Design, English, Environment, Kingfishers, Maths

This week the children in Kingfisher Class have been learning about Elmer and getting ready to celebrate his birthday on Friday 24th May. They have learnt about elephants and written a fact file and labelled the different parts of an elephant. They have made their own Elmer’s from recycled milk cartons. They have created Elmer’s  […]

Kingfishers Class Phonics Shared Learning Session

by | 5 May 2019 | English, Kingfishers, Parents

The children took part in their shared learning session today. The children welcomed their family members into school. The children played phonics games with their family members. The children demonstrated how they sounded out words to read them. Thank you for coming to our shared learning session, we hope you enjoyed it.

Spelling Bee Success

by | 3 Mar 2019 | English, Swans, Trips, Visits

On the 13th of March, 5 brave Swans ventured out to East Bergholt High School to compete in the Spelling Bee. The children had to compete against 9 other schools to spell a selection of words to score points. Our team was joined by a former Swan. The children were fantastic, coming third in the […]

Pancake Day

by | 3 Mar 2019 | Design Technology, English

The children have been learning all about Shrove Tuesday. The children have had lots of fun designing their own pancakes, taking part in pancake races, writing instructions on how to make pancakes and actually making pancakes. The children really enjoyed eating them.

Phonics Club

by | 3 Mar 2019 | English, Kingfishers

The children joined Miss Jones for phonics club after school. The children took played phonics games – reading words and deciding whether the word was a real or nonsense word. Great work Kingfishers.

Perfect Poetry Pair Work

by | 11 Nov 2018 | Curriculum, English, Owls

This week, the Owls have been writing free verse poetry based on Kit Wright’s ‘The Magic Box’. Today, the children worked in pairs to edit and improve their poems. They had to work together to make changes to both poems to make them more effective. The children worked fantastically in their pairs and were able […]

Pen Pals

by | 11 Nov 2018 | English, Kingfishers, School Events

This week the children were very excited as they were writing a reply letter to their Pen Pals. The reception children worked with Miss Jones. She read the children their letter from their Pen Pal and they wrote a reply to the letter with adult support. They answered their Pen Pals questions and thought of  […]

Spencer Bear’s Birthday

by | 11 Nov 2018 | Design Technology, English, Kingfishers, Maths, News

The children received a letter from Spencer’s Mummy explaining that it was going to be Spencer Bear’s Birthday and she wanted the children to plan a party for him. The Year One children wrote Spencer Bear’s Mummy a letter explaining what they were going to do – the Reception children wrote invitations, made birthday cards and bunting, […]