English

Bite the Shark

by | 5 May 2021 | English, Kingfishers, Visitors

The children in Kingfishers Classroom received a copy of ‘Bite the Shark’ from the author Nigel McGee. He wrote a special message inside the book for Kingfishers. The children really enjoyed the story. On Pyjamarama Day the children received at message from Nigel McGee the author of ‘Bite the Shark’. The children listened to the […]

Seaside Writing

by | 5 May 2021 | English, Kingfishers

The children were asked to look at the picture of the beach and write sentences about the picture. The children were encouraged to say the sentence first and then to write it using the word mats and phonic knowledge. Miss Jones was very impressed with the children’s writing. Fantastic writing Kingfishers.  

Pyjamarama Day

by | 5 May 2021 | Classes, English, Fundraising

On Friday 14th May, the children, parents and staff arrived at school wearing their pyjamas to celebrate Pyjamarama Day. During the day the children in Kingfishers Class enjoyed reading books in their pyjamas and designing new pyjamas. The children were asked to donate £1 to support The BookTrust. We raised over £85. The money raised […]

Writing A Travel Guide

by | 3 Mar 2021 | Computing, English, Owls

This half term, the Owls’ topic is The Mediterranean. Each pair was given a Mediterranean city to write a travel guide on. We used our Computing skills to research the cities and to word process, adding images, fonts and colours. In our Literacy lessons, we practised using persuasive language to really sell our destinations to […]

Colour Census

by | 3 Mar 2021 | English, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfishers Class have been learning all about the Census. The children have been learning how to ask questions in preparation for their ‘mini census’. The children were asked to think of a question and  write it down using a question mark. The children also conducted their own ‘mini census’. They asked their […]

Christmas Elves Return

by | 12 Dec 2020 | English, Kingfishers, Maths

On Monday the children in Kingfishers Class found their classroom had been decorated ready for Christmas. They also found a present under the Christmas tree which contained Tinsel and Jingle the Christmas Elves. The children have enjoyed seeing what Tinsel and Jingle have been up to. They had written CVC words and graphemes on the […]

Roving Reporters

by | 12 Dec 2020 | English, History, Woodpeckers

Woodpecker’s roving reporters went back in time to 1969 – the day after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon. We wrote newspaper reports of the historic event, then made News Round style video recordings which we shared with the class! One small step for Neil Armstrong. one giant leap for the Woodpeckers!  

Anti – Bullying Week

by | 11 Nov 2020 | English, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfishers Class having been focusing on friendship this week as it was Anti – Bullying week. The children created friendship recipes to make the perfect friend. The children thought about the different qualities a perfect friend would have. The children also worked together to create a kindness heart adding qualities of a […]

Who Let the Gods Out?

by | 10 Oct 2020 | Computing, English, History, News, Swans

To link in with our Ancient Greek topic, our whole class reading and writing for this half term was based on the book ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’ by May Evans; we also linked part of our computing topic to the book.   We spent half of our ‘computing time’ studying ‘online safety’ reminding ourselves […]

Performance Poetry

by | 10 Oct 2020 | English, Woodpeckers

This term Woodpeckers learned about kennings, an ancient form of poetry originating from the time of the Vikings! We learned and rehearsed a poem along with actions and performed it to our classmates. Kennings are riddles – can you guess what our poem was about?

The Sun – Books for School

by | 3 Mar 2020 | English, News, Parents

We didn’t collect enough Book for Schools tokens but The Sun newspaper has acknowledged us as a small school and we have been lucky enough to receive a lovely box of new books worth £600. The children have been enjoying reading the new books. Thank you again for collecting the tokens and supporting us.

World Book Day

by | 3 Mar 2020 | Classes, English, Parents

On Thursday 5th March we celebrated ‘World Book Day’. The children started the day with an assembly all about the event. The children listened to a story called ‘Look Up’. The book touched on the fact that whilst many of us are ‘ plugged in’ to technology we are often missing the wonders of the […]