Category: Kingfishers


Lots of Lovely Sunflowers

Kingfisher class planted sunflower seeds to help with learning to write instructions.

They are growing nicely and ready to start measuring for maths.


Kingfishers Outdoor Learning

We had a lovely time building dens in small groups. We wrote out an instruction page to link with our current English learning of how to write instructions.

Kingfishers DT Cars

As part of this terms topic Kingfishers have made our own toy cars in DT. They spent play time racing them around the playground and even had an anonymous vote by Mrs White as to who’s was the best.

A Fun Week in Kingfishers

What a fun week had by Kingfisher class. We explored team work and structures at outdoor learning, creating dens that our whole team had to fit in.

Then on Thursday we had an exciting day dressing up as either our favourite character from a book or some children created their own characters. We had some lovely homemade costumes, some of which the children had made themselves. We then spent time writing stories based on this.

Finally, on Friday we were lucky enough to have a special science assembly to launch our new science club.

Mini Beasts

Snail Sculputures

As part of Kingfisher classes learning about mini beast along with our art focus on sculptures, today we used plasticine to sculpt our interpretation of a snail. We thought about the patterns found on snails in the garden. Some children decided to think about our class pet; Gary the African Land Snail.




Halloween Theme Week

To launch the Halloween theme week the year 1 children investigated number lines, using finger painting to create their own pumpkin number line whilst the year 2 children made number bond broomsticks just to re-cap their number bonds before moving into their addition and subtraction unit. After this we continued the fun.

This terms DT topic was to make a puppet. We spent 2 days investigating, practising, designing and finally making our own Halloween finger puppets. Some children used sewing, some glue and some decided stapling was a convenient way of combining fabrics as this could also be used for the character’s features. We also explored using our fingers in different ways to create spiders on webs and paper pumpkins.

To complete the Halloween approach to the week we spent a day drawing and exploring different pencils and charcoals, as you can imagine we had a few sooty looking faces but we also had some amazing drawings at the end of the day.

We have had so much fun ....


Computing and Instructions

We combined the need to be able to follow instructions with understanding that computers only do what we as humans tell them to do. In pairs we had a controller and a robot, the robot could only do the exact movement the controller told them to do, as you can see this sometimes meant walking into walls.

The children absolutely loved doing this and it gave every child a chance to speak up.

English Autumn 2021

Year 1 Phonics

We have been going back over our phase 4 phonics sounds. We focus on a sound a day where we think of words independently which we then check the spelling of and discuss any rules surrounding the sound/grapheme of the day and then use them in a sentence. We often use this as an opportunity to edit sentences as a whole group.



English - Using our senses to create lists of adjectives

We went for an early morning walk to make the most of the amazing dew and fresh autumn sunshine. We were lucky enough to be able to see the webs all over the village cricket pitch as well as see the sun create a rainbow on the grass with the dew. We used this time to explore our senses and how this can help us describe, using adjectives.


Kingfishers - In the mirror I can see ...

To help us learn about adjectives we used mirrors to write about ourselves. The year 1 children wrote out different adjectives they could use to write about themselves, and the year 2 children used these in sentences.



Autumn days

An Autumnal Walk


To start our year long Science topic about the seasons we went for an autumnal walk to look at how the trees are turning at the beginning of autumn. We collected leaves and came back to the class to fill in our seasons diaries. Some children chose to do leaf rubbings from leaves they had collected whilst others wrote diary entries.



Year 2 vowels revision

To help us learn and practice spellings we spent some time re-capping what a vowel is focussing on a, e, i, o and u being our main vowel sounds then we looked at the different graphemes we can use to spell those sounds and where we may see them in words.

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