Look what we've been learning!
Friday 8th June
We have had a great first week back after the holiday, particularly going on a fantastic day at Whipsnade yesterday. The children were full on energy, enthusiasm, questions and positivity all day and were a pleasure to take. We spent time researching the African animals to support the information leaflets we are writing in class. By the end of the day we all felt that we had walked at least twice round Africa!
In maths we have continued to work on time and money to consolidate our skills. It would be worth having a think about these at home too.
Our phonic and spelling work this week has been based on homophones and near homophones and we have spellings to learn around this theme.
We have started working with Jay and Robin class to prepare for sports day in a few weeks, as well as creating amazing colour wash and pen feathers designs- some of which will be displayed at Meldreth Church Fete on 16th June.
Headteacher award- Everyone in Kingfisher Class for a fantastic trip to Whipsnade
Kingfisher Class are amazing us with their fantastic approach to learning this term. Lots of challenges completed this week, all with smiles on faces.
We are developing our writing skills to produce African animal leaflets, alongside this we have explored animal skin and fur patterns using different media. Our patterned clay tiles are also complete and look brilliant. These will be hung in the classroom, so do pop in to have a look.
Lots of reasoning skills have been used in Maths this week, with true/false calculations to think about and explain. In Science we've learnt about exercise as an important aspect of keeping healthy.
Headteacher award- Imogen
Sport award- Sienna
Another hard working week for Kingfisher Class. We have continued to develop our Geography skills, this week exploring atlases to find places in the U.K. We have also made use of compass skills when working outside.
In Maths we are still plodding our way through time! Working out 5 minute intervals, solving problems to find end or arrival times when we know the start time of something, and recording out thinking in analogue and digital time. We have also tried to learn tricky shape related words for spellings.
Some super writing from the children this week, particularly describing the habitat of the Marsh Mongoose. Do pop into the classroom if you can to see our fantastic writing on display.
Headteacher Award- Rennie for Top-Tastic Time work
Sport Award- Sienna for super tennis skills
Writer of the Week- Tom, a marvellous piece of writing about the Marsh
Terrifically focused writing this week. We have written descriptions about a Meerkat called Sunny from the book Meerkat Mail, as well as exploring different places in Africa.
Our cricket skills are coming along well with small games tackled this week.
In maths our focus has been time- a little bit tricky as we tackled 5 minute intervals writing this as digital time.
Look out next week for our African clay patterns.
Headteacher award- Jake for super effort
Sport Award- Sunny for great cricket skills.
Back to a busy summer term this week. We launched our new topic with an exciting arrival of aeroplane tickets to jet off to Africa! Our flight included inflight entertainment and light refreshments served by our very own air hostesses.
We have also started working with Tim from Foxton cricket club this half term and are looking forward to mastering our ball skills.
This term Kingfisher class will be completing a lot of end of Key Stage assessments and we know they are all ready for the challenge.
Writer of the week- Millie for all round excellence
Our sporting star- Tom
Headteacher award- Chloe V (great efforts in reading since Easter)
We've been very busy this week completing lots of challenges so that we can find out our next steps for learning. The children have worked really hard at these.
We have been exploring shapes and the maths vocabulary work- polygons, vertices, lines of symmetry, quadrilateral...
Our technology skills have been developed creating the base for our craters as well as creating rafts in the wood.
Writer of the week- Iris
PE superstar- Tom
Headteacher award- Joe
2nd March World Book Day Celebration at Meldreth
What fantastic costumes we saw in Kingfisher and around the school today. Taking the register this morning was certainly challenging remembering to say hello to Where's Wally, Harry Potters, Matilda, Little Red Riding, Dennis the Menace, Mary Poppins, Horrid Henry, Harry (and all his bucketful of dinosaurs) and Pippi to mention but a few.
We received a very exciting letter from a magazine in London asking for our character descriptions about Bob, the Man on the Moon. The children worked extremely hard to write, edit and present these over several days.
We have now become fraction experts, as well as pretty quick with reciting the two times table. Why not set the children a few challenges at home?
we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our Mother's Day Tea party on Friday 9th March at morning drop off.
Awards return next week.
Kingfisher heard of strange lights and noises at the beginning of the week which led us outside school to look for clues. We found goo and various nuts and bolts. Had aliens visited?
We've spent time finding out about Man on the Moon- a day in the life of Bob in our guided reading, as well as writing instructions about how to fly a rocket.
In science we thought about what make a ball bounce, as well as testing different styles of balls in groups.
Our creative talents have been used to create amazing aliens, come and take a look in our classroom.
Headteacher award: Freddy (super attitude to learning this week)
Sport Award: Harry (great penguin moves!)
Story writing featured a lot this week, planning our stories, telling them to each other and using the ipads to record this, and finally writing the story. We think our pencils might need a rest after that!
Our gym work has moved on to using some low level apparatus as part of our tall, ball, wall learning. Look at the photos of our wall shapes.
Headteacher award- Sienna for always showing a very positive approach to learning.
Sport award- Emily
As Dragonologists we are getting very skilled at identifying different dragons and key features of their lives. In English this week we have created our own descriptions of dragons- what they look like, where they can be found, what they eat and other top facts. We've worked hard to plan our ideas carefully, to include noun phrases and link our ideas when writing.
Addition and subtraction methods have features this week, we have particularly been thinking how to use knowledge of number facts to help us.
On Thursday we returned to Melwood for another exciting Woodland Learning session with a dragon them. Photographs of this in a few weeks.
Headteacher award- Chloe for a fantastic poem using similes.
Sport Award- Freddy for creative ideas in gym.
Another busy busy week in Kingfisher Class. We have really focused on settings for a dragonworld this week, making use of lots of adjectives within our writing. We are trying hard to complete challenges to improve our writing each time.
In maths we have played with numbers- comparing them 2 digit numbers and exploring rounding to the nearest 10.
Our dragon eye sketches are quite impressive- look out for photos appearing soon.
Writer of the week- Maya
Sports star of he week- Imogen
Headteacher award- Iris
The DIY fairies have been hard at work in Kingfisher Class over the holiday and the children have been very excited about the new (very blue) carpet this week! The have also given a warm welcome to their new teacher, Mrs Samways.
Our peaceful start was somewhat disrupted when we returned from playtime to find chairs and tables upturned and books scattered on the floor. One eagle-eyed detective spotted an interesting book under one table... and so began our journey to become Dragonologists.
We have spent time talking about and writing descriptions of Dragons based on the book 'Tell me a dragon' as well as painting our own pictures of Dragons. In maths we worked as teams to complete a number grid challenge. Phonics work has been based on the rules of adding -ing (something to practise at home)
Headteacher's award- Sunday
Sports award- Chloe V
Kingfisher Class Trip to the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge.
We had the most fabulous day visiting the famous Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge.
To go alongside our Famous Scientists topic, we explored the museum, finding displays and information about Mary Anning and Charles Darwin.
Not only did we see Mary Anning's Ichthyosaurus from Lyme Regis, but we found Charles Darwin's diary and measured Iguanodon and T Rex footprints!
What an adventure! Have a look at our photos to see more of our Dinosaur Day Trip!
Lights, Camel, Action!
What an amazing nativity!
We are so proud of each and every one of you for your brilliant enthusiasm and your hard work.
Everyone agreed that this year's nativity was one of the best!
Congratulations to you all!
Here you all are in your costumes just before the dress rehearsal.