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May the Force be with you.

Our Science topic this term is Forces. Year 5 enjoyed a trip to 'We are the Curious' to investigate forces in action. Meanwhile back at school ,the year 6 children took part in a day of Science workshops. It became very competitive but was enjoyed by all.

Using friction to make flour.
Using friction to make flour.

Experimenting with Gravity
Experimenting with Gravity

Testing our rafts.
Testing our rafts.

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Playpod

Kingfisher class enjoyed the opportunity to try out the playpod.

Teamwork
Teamwork

Feeling proud
Feeling proud

Travelling light!
Travelling light!

Playpod

Kingfisher class enjoyed the opportunity to try out the playpod.

 

Earthquakes

Kingfisher class has been learning all about earthquakes this week. First we used Oreo biscuits to show how tectonic plates move. Then we decided what would take in our survival rucksack in the event of an earthquake. Finally we practiced  the Drop, Cover, Hold drill.

 

Oreo tectonics.
Oreo tectonics.

Diagrams to show  three ways the plates can move.
Diagrams to show three ways the plates can move.

DROP, COVER, HOLD
DROP, COVER, HOLD

Spelling

Here is some information about the way that we organise spelling in Upper Band and ways you can practise at home.

Reading

All the children should now have a reading book and log. Please get in touch if they haven't or if there are any problems with this. Here's a handy guide to help you support your child to make progress in reading...

Natural Disasters

This week we have been looking at how volcanoes are formed and are looking forward  to doing our own volcano experiments next week.

In maths we are becoming much more efficient at using larger numbers . Anna and Evelina  were very proud to now be able to read a fifteen digit number confidently.

In English we have been looking  at the language features in the Princess Blanket, a dark Fairy Tale, written by Carol Ann Duffy.

Next Wednesday we will be taking the year sixes to Life Skills.

Have a good weekend . Don't  forget the first homework task is due in on Tuesday 19th September.

 

First week

It has been a busy first week and the children have settled in well. They have already done some lovely writing, created some detailed Mendala patterned pebbles and got to know different members of the class.

Working on our pebble project.
Working on our pebble project.

Welcome to Kingfisher Class!

 

I am Vicky Milne, class teacher in Kingfisher class. I have been at the school for more years than I like to remember so clearly have a close attachment to it and all the families I come in contact with. I  lead English across the school so look out for events planned, including some reading workshops to help support your children at home. I am also the Upper Band leader. Outside of school I like planning trips with family and friends and enjoy all the arts. 

The rest of my team include Mrs Thatcher, who works with us every morning and Mrs Kaur who supports one of the year 5 pupils.Please feel free to approach us with any concerns or queries you may have. 

Supporting each other.
Supporting each other.