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Supertato!

Our topic this term is "Do all Superheroes wear capes?"

We have been reading the Supertato books and we are keeping our eyes out for the Evil Pea!

The children really enjoyed creating Supertato characters from real potatoes.

 

Look at our Supertato Characters

Superhero Plumber Visit

Real Life Superheroes

As part of our learning on real life Superheroes we had James who is a Plumber come to visit.

He explained his job to the children and showed his equipment.

The children were thrilled to explore the pipes and were really engaged in connecting them.

Exploring!

Superhero Nurse Visit

Superheroes who don't wear capes

We have been learning about real life super heroes who don’t wear capes at school.

Charlotte kindly volunteered to visit as she is a nurse.  She brought lots of equipment for us to explore.

The children asked lots of great questions and really enjoyed putting bandages on.

Mary Anning

This term Kingfisher class will be investigating the life and works of Mary Anning

During outdoor learning we had ten picture clues to find that would tell us what our topic was.   These clues were all things that had happened in Mary Anning’s life.  We placed these around the (unlit) fire circle and walked around talking to our class mates to see if we could work it out from individual pictures.

There were some amazing discussions and linking  of shared ideas during this time. We discussed each one and shared why they may link. One child was quick to recognise that it may be Mary Anning that we were going to investigate.

The children then worked in pairs and used twigs to create images of dinosaur skeleton fossils found by Mary Anning.

Kingfishers Outdoor Learning Beach Day

The Disgusting Sandwich

Our English focus this last part of term has been on the book ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’.   The children have started the process of creating their own version of the story.  They went for a walk as part of our outdoor learning with a fairy cake to photograph all the disgusting things that could happen in their story ‘The Disgusting Fairy Cake’.

Lots of lovely inspiration to write.

Outdoor Learning

Dragons in class time

As part of our very exciting topic on dragons Mrs Mackenzie’s friend Dr Hilda Haddock sent us some pictures to look at.  The children spent 5 minutes at each table discussing what they thought was real, what could be fake and why, some decided they would like them as pets, we linked the dragons to our pesky class dragon who keeps moving and to Toothless from How to train your dragon.

The conversations were excellent and the language and reciprocity shown by the children was amazing.  They all took the time to listen to their friends and took on board each other’s thoughts and opinions.   We are using the dragons to inspire us with our watercolour painting, building dragons out of different hinges as well as writing about them.  The children have made homes for the dragon using our tuff tray bits as well as changes our fairy garden into a dragon garden.

 

They are having a fabulous time

Tadpoles!

Pond Life

Kingfisher class have been given tadpoles and frogspawn. One of our children was a little worried that the tadpoles may eat the unhatched spawn, so we took them to our pond to allow them to hatch there.

 

The girls did an excellent job of rejoining them and we can’t wait to see if we get some frogs in our nature area

Baby Dragon

Kingfisher Class had a very exciting return to school after lockdown. Mrs Mackenzie had a letter and book from her friend who is a dragonologist. We were a little worried, as it was wrapped in paper that looked burnt. She also sent us a video of her finding dragons eggs and what looked like a baby dragon in a cave.

During the morning we had a phone call telling us to watch the news. There had been a dragon sighting. The children decided that it might be the mummy looking for its baby. After that we had a very special delivery which broke out of its box during lunch and made a big mess of our classroom. This meant that we could have a good look at what had been sent to us by Dr Hilda Haddock. We are super excited. We even found scratches in the playground and what looked like some burnt paper where the dragon escaped.

 

Lockdown Learning

To help us feel more engaged with our learning we all got asked to build a fairy garden so that our own fairy could move in. Our fairies then wrote us letters and we replied to them. This helped us learn how to write letters to people we know. We had so much fun and so many different fairy gardens too.

Fairy Garden Project

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