This year the Kingfishers is a class of 26 and our teacher is Miss Hatton. Mrs Holmes and Miss Calton will be our teaching assistants. Mrs Holmes will be with us from Monday to Thursday in the mornings and Miss Calton will work in our class every afternoon and on Friday mornings too. There are lots of exciting things planned for this year and you can find out about them by looking at our class page or even better by following us on Twitter. Send a follow request to @Kingfisherskett to keep up to date with things in the classroom as they happen!
P.E. in the Kingfishers:
Please make sure you remember to bring your P.E. kit to school on the days we have P.E. We will try to be outside for our lessons as much as possible this term so you will need to have your trainers. Bring your plimsolls too, just in case we are inside. Our P.E. days will be: Monday and Tuesday.
Reading in the Kingfishers:
Reading takes many forms in the Kingfishers. To enable us to progress with our reading we will have opportunities to do whole class, group reading, paired reading and individual reading. It is important to read at home too! We need to take our reading books home and try to read aloud to someone as often as we can. It is up to us to remember to put our reading book into the tray in the classroom if it needs to be changed! We will change our books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
We will continue to think about the 6Rs in our learning this year and as always in Term 5 our focus will be on being RESPONSIBLE. Remembering to be READY for learning, RESPECTFUL , RESILIENT and RESOURCEFUL is also important too. Each time we demonstrate the learning behaviours associated with this term's R and our previous Rs we have the chance to earn a dojo point. We can trade our individual dojo points in the Dojo Shop for exciting goodies every Wednesday playtime. We are continuing to work on earning our next 100 Barry points for a class treat. Fingers crossed we do it this term!
This term our topic is Down at the bottom of the garden. This topic is primarily Science based and we will be looking at the life cycle of plants, investigating the best conditions for seeds to grow and also some more work on habitats, this time focusing on UK habitats, and food chains. As part of our topic work we will also be creating our own vegetable garden outside of the classroom. We will be responsible for planting the seeds and remembering to water them. We will also be planting some seeds to take home too!
In Literacy we will be looking at Jack and the Baked beanstalk as an alternative to the traditional tale and we will also be doing some instruction writing. In Maths we will be concluding our work on shape before a focus on telling the time along with revising our number work to this point.
During this term we will also be carrying out our Key Stage 1 SATs. These will take place from the second week of term and will be completed in small groups. Those children who are not completing the papers will be doing other topic related activities. The term will end with May Dancing so we will also be busy practising our country dance in the afternoons!
What a busy term it promises to be!