Matchstick Men and Matchstick Cats and Dogs 

We are really enjoying learning about the life and works of the great L.S Lowry. We used pastel and charcoal techniques to create art in the style of this fantastic artist.

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In Flanders Fields

We learned John McCabe’s beautiful poem and talked about the sacrifices made. Our art work was based on the poem – we made each and every poppy unique, to represent the individual lives, personalities and cultures of the fallen.

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Introducing L.S.Lowry

This painting from 1949 was the focus of our ‘Art Talk’ today. The Kingfishers were skilful in discussing the influences, topics, styles, feelings and experiences of the characters within this oil painting – well done everyone!

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Creature Classification

After a scientific afternoon of discovery and classification, we can explain the difference between the bodies of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.

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Nature Film It

Our class worked in pairs with a friend to capture still photographs of the changing season. We selected, deleted and cropped, and then used iMovie to add music, text and a few fancy emojis. As you can tell, we are extremely proud of our achievements!

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Air Raid

What a fantastic opportunity to enhance our writing! We experienced the sights, sounds, smells and emotions of an air raid shelter in 1941. Our time travel will inspire our Big Writing.

 

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We Are Filming It!

We are loving the opportunity to capture changes in nature. We worked with a friend to photograph and edit images from our community garden. Watch this space for the final cut!

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Here is our Macmillan News

On Wednesday 3rd October, the Kingfishers and the Woodpeckers will be hosting a Community Café Day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Pupils will visit the café during school time, and can choose a bun, cake or biscuit as well as a drink for 50p. The Café will open after school so that we can welcome our community too

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Adding with Aldi

We used this week’s Aldi offers booklet as the basis of some ‘real life’ word problems. Plenty of bargains and savings, not too much overspending and some impressive mathematics!

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Philosophy Friday

We had deep discussions linked to our worries today. We know that it really helps to share a worry – and lots of us did that today. 

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 All Aboard

We discussed how it would feel to be evacuated. We talked about emotions, practicalities and circumstances.

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 Skeleton Science 

We have been busy learning about the functions of our skeletons. We know about our rib cage, skull, backbone and joints.

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Family Pride

This young man shared information from his great, great grandfather’s book. The book tells the life story of Harold Green, who served in World War 2.
 
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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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