Britain is At War with Germany

Our classroom is brimming with beautiful writing and artwork linked to the beginning of World War 2. We are all very proud-  feel free to come and have a look!

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Keep Calm and Write Creatively

What an impressive Big Write this morning! We were all keen to ‘show off’ and share our learning about World War 2 so far.

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Family History

What a treat for this Kingfisher to share her World War 2 family history with her peers!

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New ‘Kids’ on the Block 

Our Year 3/4 Kingfishers had their first ever brass lesson with Mr. Dodd today. It was really lovely to watch their faces as they opened cases and saw shiny instruments, ready to play. Watch this space for updates on their musical progress.

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Keep Calm and Carry on Painting

We launched our new World War 2 topic with a fabulous observational art lesson. The quality of work is amazing!

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Here is the News

Some great speaking, listening, writing and sharing about our summer adventures.

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Welcome to your new class

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Vikings!

Year 2/3 Kingfishers are enjoying their topic work. Here are some fantastic pieces of art inspired by Vikings.

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Scientific Investigations

The Year 2/3 Kingfishers have carried out lots of scientific investigations. Take a look at all the work we have done based on Forces and Motion!

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Life Cycle Films

The Kingfishers were inspired by our wonderful trip to watch ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and wanted to learn more about these lovely animals. In science, we learnt about the life cycle of a duck and then spent our ‘Film it’ week presenting what we had found out. Here are a few of the finished films. 

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Circus Science Week

 

All children in Years 1 to 6 had an amazing time learning about science. They used their knowledge of forces and motion, and put it into practice by performing circus acts. It was a really fun and entertaining couple of days. Thank you Nick for visiting, for teaching about pushes, pulls and twists, and for bringing the forces of friction and gravity to life! 

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Brilliant Northern Ballet

 

All of our Year 3s were treated to a wonderful workshop from the Northern Ballet. This was in preparation for our visit to see their professional ballet performance of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ at Barnsley Civic in June.  We had a wonderful afternoon!

 

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Viking Art

 

The Kingfishers are really enjoying their new topic… The Vikings! In art this week, they drew and painted Viking Longships. They produced fantastic, detailed creations!

 
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Position and Direction 

The Kingfishers used their ICT time this week to practise what they learnt in maths. They used Purple Mash to complete programming challenges that involved position and direction.

 
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Design It!

Everyone in Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed their first ever lesson linked to design. After excellent support from the Design Museum in Kensington, we are encouraging the children to consider iconic designs, style, practical use, safety, ethical issues and marketing. Discussion and questioning was interesting, exciting and carefully considered. Here are a few clips which capture our pupils’ enthusiasm towards Open Futures’ new Design It strand.

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Pâques en France

Tous nos enfants de l’année 3 ont apprécié un quiz de vocabulaire de Pâques conçu par Mme Britten.
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Fabulous French

Madame Brittain makes our French lessons so much fun! Here we are thoroughly enjoying learning the parts of the body!

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Year 2/3 Kingfishers’ Class Assembly

What a fantastic assembly! The Kingfishers showed off how much they have learnt this term about their Raninforest topic. They wowed their audience with narration, drama, riddles, art, song and dance. Everybody was very impressed by the performance. Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for your continued support, and well done Kingfishers!

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Check out our animations!

Last week, the Kingfishers spent some time creating rainforest animations. We are really proud of our finished films – take a look!

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Rainforest animations 

The Kingfishers are using their Film It week to create rainforest animations. The first job was to create the set. Once that was created, the children had to set up our iPads and take hundreds of photos. The next job is to edit the photos and put them all into a video. 
 
Wish us luck – we will post the finished animations soon!
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A Truly Magical Adventure

The Kingfishers and Woodpeckers thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon at the theatre. We were all mesmerised by an outstanding, exciting, thrilling, action-packed performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. What a treat!

 

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Money Mastery 

The Kingfishers are fantastic at making a given amount in lots of different ways! They used addition, multiplication and place value skills to complete this tricky maths task!

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Year 2 and 3 Nativity

Our Year 2 and 3 children have produced a fabulous Christmas Nativity which they performed for all of the Key Stage 2 children and staff. The singing, costumes and acting were all wonderful and anybody who came to see the performance was royally entertained!

 

Well done to Miss Betts, Miss Spellman, Mrs. Sutton and all other Staff and the wonderful children involved with the production – we’re very proud of you all!

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The Kingfishers #FilmIt

The Kingfishers used their ‘Film it’ week to create videos retelling The Christmas Story. They took photos and videos of Nativity Rehearsals and then used iMovie to turn these images into a film. They also added their own text to create a narrative to the film. Here are some of the final movies.

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Recorder Time

The Kingfishers love their recorder lessons with Mr. Ingman. They are getting much more confident at playing a range of notes and reading music. They sound great!

 

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Computer Programming with the Kingfishers

 The Kingfishers are really good at  creating their own programs and debugging existing ones! They love the challenges set on Purplemash. Fantastic programming skills!  

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C.S. Lewis 

This term, we will be making lots of links to literacy through our topic ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’. We have started reading the story and have spent some time researching the author, C.S. Lewis. We are very excited and intrigued at the same time.

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Shape Hunters 

Last week, the Kingfishers learnt all about 2D and 3D shapes. In one lesson, we used the iPads and the QR reader to identify properties of 2D shapes. It was fun and we learnt a lot.

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Year 2/3 Kingfishers’ Class Assembly

What a fantastic performance! The Kingfishers amazed their audience by showing off wonderful singing, clear speaking and an excellent presentation of the work they have completed so far.

 

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their continued support.

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CharCOAL Art!

 

The Kingfishers really enjoyed recreating some charcoal art inspired by Mrs Gill’s talented sister. They used the charcoal to create pit wheels, the finished products were amazing.

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