​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to Kingfisher Class: Year​ Three and Four

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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?

Thank you for visiting our page. As we progress through the next stage of the schooling year or next topics cover Rocks, Fossils and Soils, and Stone Age to Iron Age History. We will be linking these units closely to our literacy topics as well as using the topic for science, geography, history and art.

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/

https://www.sumdog.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

Children are encouraged to practise maths in the home learning using these websites:

https://www.sumdog.com/

https://play.numbots.com/

 

 

Reading

Reading continues to be one of the most important skills 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?  ​

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!



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.

We have been lucky enough to have visits from Gary and the Carymoor Recycling Centre, the Royal British Legion, the NSPCC and the Fire Brigade. Our  trips so far have included the Year 4  yearly pilgrimage to Pilsdon Community centre, a morning out to see Mary Poppins Returns at the Bridport cinema and a visit to the Octagon Christmas Pantomime!

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

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