Dynamic Display Designs

Our classroom is looking fresh and inspiring. We know that our carefully planned and created work is celebrated – and we are always delighted to share our learning with others.

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A Great Afternoon for the Kingfishers

We had a fun packed afternoon at the Tour de Yorkshire in our town centre. The children were a credit to our school.

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Philosophy 

Our stimulus was the clip of the Aston Villa and Leeds Utd game last weekend. Appropriate & acceptable behaviour & fair play in professional sports people were hot topics. Some wise opinions here!

 

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Aiming High

We use up every spare second to improve! A moment or two for Y4 this morning with TT Rockstars and Spellingshed. Check out the determination and concentration on their faces!

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‘Ey Up’ Tour de Yorkshire

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Outdoor Learning

We loved spending our maths lesson in the open air today. It was great to complete differentiated tasks linked closely to our learning about horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines. We loved it!

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Easter Blessings

Here’s a sneaky preview of our beautiful traditional Easter cards. We handcrafted the cross using cinnamon sticks and wire. Then, we carefully selected watercolour shades to create a subtle backing.

 

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Pre-loved Project

The Kingfishers’ pre-loved shop was a great success. They highlighted the importance of recycling whilst raising funds towards their school trip. What a team!
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Year 3/4 Kingfishers’ Class Assembly

What a show! The audience were taken on a voyage through time and aboard the H.M.S. Titanic. They were treated to fantastic acting, beautiful singing and some brilliant brass.

Well done to all the children and thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for all your ongoing support.

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Love Not Hate

During a visit to St. John’s, our Year 4 children respectfully said our school prayer for the victims of the Christchurch attack in New Zealand.

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Our Parish Church

Thank you so much to Father David for making Year 4 so welcome at St John’s, Cudworth. We learned about the Christian faith and the importance of Lent and Easter for Christians. Thanks to Father David for explaining about tolerance and respect for other faiths- something that is close to our hearts at the moment.

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Opera For All

We are delighted to be working closely with Opera North on a performance project. Our children are thoroughly enjoying learning new musical techniques and skills!

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Is it okay?

 

Mrs. Allen asked us to discuss her decision to let Elsa be a blood donor dog. This was a philosophy lesson where opinions changed as discussion and research took place.

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Strike a Pose!

Our Year 3/4 kingfishers showing us their gymnastics poses in PE!

 

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Remembering!

We are honoured to learn about Tony. He was only 8 years old in 1944 and witnessed an American aircraft carrying 10 young men crash. Tony has visited the park near where the plane crashed EVERY DAY since and looked after the memorial. A fitting flypast was organised on 22nd February to commemorate the 75th anniversary.

 

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Money, Money, Money

Our Year 4 Kingfishers enjoyed being in charge of LOTS of cash! They made wise purchases and calculated expenditure accurately. We are all spent up!

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Let’s Get Creative!

Our final art lesson of this half term gave us the opportunity to showcase our pastel skills. We created beautiful artwork based on our very own musical instruments. The finished products have been used to make a thank you card for a gentleman in Leeds. He has kindly donated a generous gift to Birkwood, which will most certainly assist us in our musical futures.

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Filming Aboard the Titanic…

Here are our finished film it projects. We used the green screen app. The completed films are fantastic- well done Kingfishers!

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All Aboard!

This week is film it week! We are recreating stills and short film clips from the Titanic’s 1st class accommodation using green screen technology.

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Dictionary Detectives

We worked with ‘vocabulary partners’ to show off our new dictionary skills.

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Measuring!

We enjoyed investigating capacity using everyday items as well as looking closely at reading scales using litres and millilitres.

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Here is the News

Today, we learned about the collision between the Titanic and the iceberg. Here are our front page pictures of that dreadful day in 1912.

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Investigating

Our practical science task for this week required the Y3/4 Kingfishers to make observations linked to permeable and impermeable rocks.

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Titanic Tea Time

It has been wonderful to watch our Kingfishers learn new skills during Cook It week. They have prepared and cooked food from the menu of the restaurant on the Titanic (with artistic licence for Yorkshire puddings only). Each child proudly took a ‘Titanic Take Away’ home to have for tea. How lucky are we?!

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First Class Creative Writing

Amazing persuasive writing from these children. Their adverts would convince anyone to purchase a ticket to travel 1st class on the Titanic! Each of them received a well-earned Headteacher award- congratulations!

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Independent Learners

Mrs. Sutton was delighted to observe this mini maths lesson. Peers were supported with ‘Extra input’ in maths activities involving fractions and decimals. Great work boys!

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Handwriting…

This group of children received pen licences ~ their handwriting is amaaaaaazing!

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Masterpieces

We are very proud of our L.S.Lowry pastel artwork. We’re sure you’ll agree that it looks fantastic on display.

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Philosophy

 

 

We used a photograph to inspire discussions today. The children expressed caring, realistic, inspirational, brave and outspoken views in favour of helping the homeless.

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Launching the Unsinkable Ship

Today was our creative launch day as our new topic is the Titanic and we are excited! We designed and constructed Titanic LEGO models (complete with iceberg). We made clay jewellery for the 1st class passengers (with real pearls and diamonds). We created antique life buoys and we used our careful water colour and sketching skills to represent the Titanic.

 

A fabulous day all round. Well done Kingfishers – the Titanic has docked!

 

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