Welcome to Kingfisher Class
Autumn Term 2019
Welcome to Kingfisher Class. Our class teachers are Mrs Dillimore and Mrs Wiseman
This Autumn term our topics are Africa and Healthy Me. We have a school trip booked for Friday October 31st to Africa Alive and an African Dance Day booked for November 6th- details of both are to follow.Please book the date of Wednesday 6th November in your diaries for our Africa Evening when we will be sharing some of our music, dance, art work and writing about Africa with you
In RE we learning about ‘Inspirational people in Hinduism-including why the story of Rama and Sita inspires Hindus to follow their Dharma.
In Science we will be investigating a range of topics including ‘Animals including humans’ and ‘Materials matter’ and also learning how to set up our own fair test experiments.
In Literacy, wherever possible the writing genres studied will be linked to the topics of ‘Africa’ and ‘Healthy Me’, enabling children to transfer the knowledge they gain in other curriculum subjects, to their writing. The children will have group reading sessions three times a week in which they heard reading aloud and taught core reading skills. They will also be heard to read individually at other times over the course of a two week cycle. The children will receive phonic teaching as appropriate to their ability level and also about spelling patterns/ word meanings on a Monday morning. They will also be tested on their spellings on this day (see below).
In Maths we will begin by learning about fundamental areas including Number and Place Value and Addition and Subtraction and statistics. We are going to offer children a range of learning approaches including frequent use of practical resources and using small steps in learning to enhance pupils’ fluency, reasoning and mathematical problem-solving skills.
In Art/ DT this term we will begin with a topic based project to do with Africa making use of textiles and printing techniques-the children will be sharing the art work produced and some of their writing at our Africa evening in November.
Music and ICT lessons will be taught by Mr Haynes on Monday afternoons and French will be taught by Mrs Wiseman on Friday afternoons.
Mr Chapman will be teaching PE on Fridays-please can you ensure that children have a full and named PE kit in on this day.
We will be continuing ReflectED lessons on ? afternoons with Miss Wells where we will be learning more about Growth Mindset and resilience in our approach towards learning. We will also be studying PSHE in these sessions looking at the importance of friendship and how to be a good friend to others.
Spellings homework will be set on Mondays and tested on the following Monday. There will also be a simple sentence writing activity associated with the spellings set that children need to complete each week. Children MUST bring in their spelling books each Monday morning.
Times Tables tasks will also be set and tested on Mondays . Details of the times tables homework set will be written in the children’s spelling books underneath the spelling tasks for the week.
If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to ask or leave a note in the Kingfisher message book
We will will find out more about food chains and survival of animals in Africa on our Africa Alive day trip.
|Is the lion really the king of the jungle? We will be exploring questions like this and more in class and our trip to Africa Alive|
|On November 6th we will be welcoming an African Dance team to school. In the evening we will be sharing some of our dances and lots of our topic work in our Africa Evening. Please join us.|
Class Information - things to remember
- Monday - Spellings and times tables will be tested-hand in sentence level homework
- Friday- PE kits required