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Welcome to Kingfishers class page!

 

Please keep checking back for updates about our learning and all the amazing experiences we are having!

 

Our class teacher is Mrs Maloney and our learning support assistants are Miss Irvine and Miss Golder.

 

PE takes place on a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday afternoon, please try to make sure your child has sensible footwear for these days.

 

Homework

Homework will be handed out on a Friday and due back on a Thursday, this will include:

* weekly spellings (children will be tested on these on a Friday)

* a spelling activity

* a maths challenge

 

Children will also receive a Take Home Task to complete at home, this will be a task for pupils to complete over a few weeks to make sure it is absolutely fantastic!

 

Finally, could you please ensure your child is reading at home as much as possible. It allows them the chance to show off what they can do but also helps them to make great progress.

 

A homework club will be held on a Wednesday and Thursday lunchtime in the library. If you have any questions, please feel free to come and ask. smiley

 

 

Our Learning

We came back from our Easter break to an amazing surprise! Our classroom had been transformed into the deep, dark woods! There were leaves hanging down from the ceiling, insects flying around our book corner and even a Gruffalo creeping across one of our display boards!

 

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We turned into detectives and went on a scavenger hunt. Hidden around the school were riddles with puzzle pieces attached. We had to show super team work so we could solve the riddles, these then led us to our next clue. Finally, we put together the puzzle pieces and discovered what our first book would be about...

This is Gary!

This week we welcomed Gary to our class. We have given him lots of cuddles because he was quite nervous at first. We will be helping to take care of him at school, including cleaning him out, feeding him, changing his water and brushing his fur.

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We found out the Gruffalo's favourite food is mouse on bread but we thought we would design him a healthier option. We designed our sandwich using healthy ingredients and wrote a set of instructions of what we were going to do. Then we used a range of equipment and tasty foods to make our sandwiches. They tasted AMAZING!
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Spring Term

After returning from our Christmas break, we entered a chilly and frosty classroom! Not only that, but it was clear that we had a visitor too! They had set up an igloo home in our classroom, leaving behind some of their things to help us figure out who they were.

 

We wrote them a letter asking lots of interesting questions to try and find out more about them. Hopefully we will hear back from them soon....

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After finding out the igloo was made from ice, we talked about where in the classroom would be the best place to keep ice solid the longest. It turns out it was the cupboard! We thought it was because it was cold and dark.
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This is Yura! She is the mystery guest that moved into our classroom. We have been researching about her home in Nunavut and looking at how her home is different to ours in Houghton Regis.
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We have been exploring the book 'Big Bear Little Brother'. In the story there is an ice-bridge. We worked in groups to construct our own bridge and test how much weight it could hold. Some of them held a whole kilogram!
We have been investigating the structure of igloos! We created playdough cubes to form our structure but the curve at the top was tricky!
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This week, we have been researchers! With our friends, we have been using a variety resources to gather facts and information about different arctic animals. We gathered information about the Arctic Fox, Snowy Owl and Narwhal.
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Our homework for half term was to create a 3D igloo. We were SO creative and made some SUPER igloos using lots of different materials! When we walked in with our pieces of homework Mrs Maloney and Mrs Pargeter said "WOW!"
Yura sent us some plane tickets to fly to her home of Nunavut! We boarded the plane, watched the safety video and took off! It took 5 hours and 55 minutes to get there. When we arrived we went exploring through the Arctic tundra and found lots of different creatures. We used our fact sheets to gather information and share with our friends.
When we returned to the plane to fly home, we had a visitor waiting for us! Meet Pete the polar bear. smiley
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This week we had a special visitor, she came to teach us Yoga! We had great fun using our bodies to do different stretches, it was really hard work but lots of fun!
We had such a busy Task Time this week. We used cold colours to create an Arctic background for a layered picture (keep your eyes peeled for the finished products). We also used the laptops to practice our inverse division number sentences to help us become super, cool Number Nerds! Also we became teachers and reviewed a piece of writing, we corrected spelling errors, punctuation mistakes and improved it by adding adjectives.
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