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TEACHER: Miss willgress & Miss Clifton
TA: Mrs Smith / mrs Joplin
HLTA: Mrs Schwarzenberger
YEARS 4/5/6 KEYSTAGE 2
Welcome to Kingfisher Class
Welcome back after the Christmas break as we start an exciting new year. We are both looking forward to welcoming new and previous members to the class and embarking upon our learning journey with the children.
Spring Term 1 - Topic Work
This half term the children will be working upon a topic entitled "Ancient Greece". In this topic the children will be learning about the geography, history, culture, lifestyle and myths of the Ancient Greeks.
In Kingfisher class we largely follow a topic based curriculum, meaning that our English, topic and science lessons are linked by a common theme. Using a cross-curricular approach to teaching enables the children to make connections in their learning, and allows them to apply the skills they have been taught in a variety of different contexts.
As Kingfisher class is a mixed age setting, we take our topics from across the Key Stage 2 curriculum so that we can cater for all of the different year groups within the class.
This year in Kingfisher class (2018/19) we will be studying the following topics:
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1|
|Stone age to Iron age||Explorers||Ancient Greeks|
|Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Rivers||Art in focus||Coasts|
Whenever possible, we also like to enhance our curriculum with school trips and visits. Our 1st trip last term was to Flag Fen in Peterborough, to investigate the lives of Bronze age people.
In Kingfisher class, homework consists of:
Learning tasks – These are given to the children at the beginning of the half term and are to be handed in on Thursdays for marking. Learning logs usually contain the children’s home learning, but sometimes the children may choose to complete a craft activity which needs to be brought into school separately. Children should complete at least three tasks from their home learning menu over the half term. The menu is on the back page of the half term class newsletter (please see the PDF file below)
Spellings – Spellings are weekly and are usually differentiated by year group. Whenever possible, all of our children will be working upon the same spelling rule each week. All spellings for each half term will be upon the class newsletter (as per homework - see the PDF file below)
Reading – Children should aim to read at home at least 3 times each week. As children become more fluent readers this does not have to be to an adult, but should be recorded in their reading record.
Here are some useful websites that Kingfisher class might enjoy at home: