Welcome to Kingfisher Class: Years 3, 4 and 5

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Thank you for visiting our web page. 

Mr Cashmore is the class Teacher and he is supported by Mr Griffiths, and Mrs Blunn.​
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What do we do in our class?

In class we have a Half Termly Topics. Our topics so far this year have covered: The History of Hinton St George and Light, Forces, Magnets and Mechanical Devices. Throughout the term will link our topics closely to our English, Science, DT, Art and Geography and History. This gives us the opportunity to get hands on with projects and get out and about in the local area to help with our projects.

We are currently working on a Dairy Entry, based around The Literacy Shed Stories from other Cultures Video – Zarha.

 

https://vimeo.com/23455377

Kingfisher Class homework

Spellings

Please take time to look at the spelling rule for the week and practise the spelling homework linked to this. Spelling will be assessed on Friday and the following week's homework will be explained afterwards. Below are some websites the children can use in and out of school to practise their spellings further:

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

https://www.spellzone.com/

 

Times tables

Year 3

By the end of Year 3, the children should be fluent with the multiplication and related division facts of the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

Year 4

By the end of Year 4, the children should be fluent with all of the multiplication and related division facts up to the 12 times tables.

The children have a Times Table quiz every Friday where they work their way up through increasingly harder levels, as well as quickfire questions to keep them on their toes.

Each child has a username and password for Times Table Rockstars, a website which encourages the children to improve their rec all! We also have a class leader board to display our achievements, this includes teachers too! The children of Kingfisher Class have an excellent team mindset and are often caught coaching one another in ways to improve their times tables.

Please see Mr Cashmore or Mr Griffiths if your child has any problems logging in.

https://ttrockstars.com

 

Year 5

In year 5 we continue to build our knowledge of times tables, alongside our speed at recalling them. This is then applied in our maths lessons in our fluency, problem solving and reasoning​.


The children have a Times Table quiz every Friday where they work their way up through increasingly harder levels, as well as quickfire questions to keep them on their toes.

Each child has a username and password for Times Table Rockstars, a website which encourages the children to improve their rec all! We also have a class leader board to display our achievements, this includes teachers too! The children of Kingfisher Class have an excellent team mindset and are often caught coaching one another in ways to improve their times tables.



Reading

Reading continues to be one of the most important skills for children to continually practise. Children are asked to read at least 3 times a week and have a grown up sign their reading record. Explore books by different authors and remember to read a range of styles of text eg fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Below are a number of websites that support children's reading development by offering free e-books and audiobooks.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/oxford-owl-ebook-collection

https://www.storynory.com/archives/stories-for-younger-children/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-storytime/zdv4vk7

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What special things have we been doing?  ​

So far this year our integrated curriculum has been a great success. We have been linking our foundation and core curriculum subjects to our interests, to create a pathway for our learning.

Home Learning

I continue to be impressed with how well the children have got to grips with their home learning! We really enjoy receiving all of the wonderful pictures, videos and comments of how the home learning is going. The children have continued to work through their English, Maths and Early Birds. They have been getting creative and imaginative in their different topics and have been keeping fit with our Super-Hero Workouts! The positivity from the children in our school never ceases to amaze me! ​

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Computing

In our computing unit this Term we have covered E-Safety and Programming. We have been using our LEGO WEDO 2.0 kits to build and programme our builds to do different things. Take a look!​


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Forest School

One of our favourite things to do is go up to the field and have a forest school lesson with Mrs Trowbridge. We learn about fire and forest safety and all about how to protect the environment and nature. Of course, there is always time for a hot chocolate made on the fire!

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Religious Education

In RE this term we have been exploring The Holy Trinity. We first looked at water and it's importance to the Earth and everything on it.  

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Before the lock down our Year 4s went on their yearly pilgrimage to Wells Cathedral where we explored our journey though school. ​​

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English

Within our new unit Tom Gates, we have been replicating some of the mischievous behaviours he gets up to in school. Check out some of our sting doodles!

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SUMDOG COMPETITION RESULTS

Firstly, I want to say a massive well done to the 16 of you that took part in the Sumdog competition.

Overall we finished in 196th position, out of a huge 5,965 classes that entered. It may not sound as good as it is, but that leaves our class in the top 4% of the WHOLE COUNTRY! That is incredible work team! I'm so proud of you all!

On an extra special mention, I want to say an ENORMOUS well done to Lucinda, who, out of 32,860 students, placed a staggering 16th in the WHOLE COUNTRY!

I'm sure you will all join me in congratulating Lucinda for her outstanding result.

Many of you scored very highly, which is amazing. I'm blown away by the effort you all put in, and by how much you all know! It's utterly brilliant.​

Well done Team Kingfisher!