Wilby Primary

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Kingfisher Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term 2021

This term's knowledge oganisers:

Locality Study

Communications

Welcome to Kingfisher Class. Our class teachers are Mrs Dillimore and Mrs Wiseman. Mrs Samson and Mrs Barber are our Class TAs. 

Our Big news this term is that Mrs Dillimore will be leaving us in a few weeks to go on maternity leave (we can't wait to meet the new addition to the Dillimore family!) and we will be joined instead by Mr Mark Easton who will be teaching Kingfisher Class until Mrs Dillimore returns.

This half term, our new topic is all about our locality. We will be learning about:

What facilities and/or amenities there are near Wilby; The difference between the facilities and/amenities that we need and want; Where other facilities and/or amenities are available; How to observe and record information during local walks and visits; How facilities and/or amenities may have changed over time and why; What a map is and what the symbols mean; ;How we can map the local area; What is the difference between a hamlet, a village, a town and a city? and looking at examples of each and what an OS and a street map are and how to use them. 

After half term we will be working with Mr Easton to learn all about what effective communication is and how it has changed over time. Areas of research will include: How communication has evolved over time; The ways of communicating at different periods in history; Who the significant individuals are in the invention of different communication methods;When different communication methods were invented and how different methods of communication work/ed

Enrichment acitivites: We have an activity day at Thorpewoodlands booked for after half term (fingers crossed) and also we will be doing a writing workshop with children's author Sophie Green.

In RE we are learning about Christianity-about 'Why Christians believe that Jesus is a saviour', about 'Incarnation'-what this is and what it means to Christians and we will also be learning about Pentecost and the Holy Trinity - creating associated art work and taking part in a special Trinity Service at St Mary's Church.

In Science Mr Haynes will be teaching the children all about roots and shoots and plants, flowers, fruits and trees. ICT and Music lessons will also be taught by Mr Haynes on Mondays. French on Monday afternoons will continue to be replaced by a core skills lesson focussing on writing development.

In PSHE this term we will be learning more about Growth mindset and what it takes to be successful learners followed by a unit on drugs, alcohol and tobacco education.

In Literacy, in spelling and grammar we will be starting with some work on word classes, punctuation and  for Y3 we will also be looking at use of the present perfect tense . Our Talk for Writing narrative focus will be based on the text 'Poppy, Waldo and the Giant' which is a meeting story. 

In maths we will begin by going back over time and money units to embed previous learning. We will also offer children a range of learning approaches including practical resources and group work to deeply embed and cement skills in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We will spend time focussing on word problems and number sequences. The small steps we use in learning are designed to enhance pupils’ fluency, reasoning and mathematical problem solving skills.

In DT this term we will be learning about creating vehicles and we will be moving on to look at sculptures in Art in the second half of the term.

On Mondays we will continue to set spellings and sentence homework. This must be completed every week and handed in on the following Monday. Sentence homework must be completed in pencil or using school handwriting pen. Spellings will be tested on Mondays.  Times-tables facts will also be tested on Mondays and based on this pupils will be told which tables to learn for the following week.

Maths homework tasks will be set on Thursdays in addition to times tables homework tasks and the children will be tested on these on the following Thursday.

Please ensure PE kits are in school on Friday mornings. If you have any concerns please continue to use the class message books (available in the school Reception area) or phone to make an appointment if you would prefer an opportunity to discuss matters further.

 

 

 

 

 

What on earth has been going on in Kingfisher Class? The children were very intrigued by the strange items they found around school designed to 'hook' them into their next piece of writing.....

 

Class Information - things to remember

  • Monday - Spellings and times tables will be tested-hand in sentence level homework
  • Friday- PE kits required