Kingfishers

Welcome to Kingfishers’ class page!

Routines in Kingfishers Adults in Kingfishers
PE Indoor — Monday (please arrive in PE kit) Mrs Savage
PE Outdoor — Friday (please arrive in PE kit) Mrs Pass
Spellings — Monday Mrs Shanbhag
Times tables — Friday Ms Saunders
Planners checked for reading and signature – Thursday

UKS2 Governor: To be appointed

Planners

In years 5 and 6, the children will be encouraged to work with growing independence. To support this, your child will be taking responsibility for their own organisation. Each child has been given a planner (Y6 planners are provided by Guiseley school to support children to be secondary ready when they leave us). Planners will be checked on a Thursday morning and should have been seen and signed by an adult for the previous week. If there are any other messages that need to be read by the teacher on a day other than Thursday, please ensure that your child brings these to your attention.

Reading Books

Each week your child will be expected to read twice a week with an adult at home, who will need to sign and date the reading record in their planner every time they hear them read. Your child can choose a book from home or an appropriate free choice book from school. Even though many children in years 5 and 6 are quite fluent readers, it is important that an adult hears them read and asks questions about what they have read in order to aid their comprehension and to improve their writing skills.

Books can be changed on any day in the classroom.

Homework

Your child will receive their homework every Monday as a paper copy and will need to be handed back in by the following Monday. The answers for this will be posted on our class page. We politely request that parents mark the work with their child so that any misconceptions can be addressed when returned to school. The homework will alternate between the maths skills test and the Grammar Hammer. We only expect children to spend 20 minutes on each piece of homework, if they are struggling please just write a note to the teacher explaining this – don’t struggle on! A topic homework grid will also be available on the school website by the end of the first week of a new topic. It is expected that your child will complete at least two of the activities from the grid and return them to school. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!

Spellings will be tested each week on Monday and the new list will be given out following the weekly test. A spelling book will also be sent home with the spellings in.

This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

UKS2 Homework – w/c 3rd October

Please find attached the answers for this week’s homework. Maths Year 5 Answers – Stage 5 Check 3 Answers Maths Year 6 Answers –  Stage 6 Check 3 Answers English Year 5 and Year 6 Answers – Types of Sentences Answer Sheet – Please also continue to do weekly reading (at least twice a week), practise your spellings …

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This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organiser – Click the title for more.

UKS2 Knowledge Organisers and Homework Grid

Please find attached the Knowledge Organisers for English, Maths and Topic. Also, please find the Homework Grid for our topic this term, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Please complete a minimum of two pieces. Homework Grid – Anglo-Saxon & Vikings Knowledge Organiser – Anglo Saxons and the Vikings English Knowledge Organiser Classic Fiction UKS2 Maths Knowledge …

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Kingfishers Anglo-Saxon & Viking Entry Point.

For our entry point we looked at historical images from periods of history. The children had to search for clues to decide what the picture was showing. They had to place the dates and sort in chronological order on a timeline. The children really enjoyed working in groups, sharing and discussing the prior knowledge that …

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Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Tranmere Park pupils have paid their respects by celebrating and reflecting on her achievements and importance to the UK. Take a look at our pictures below.

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Year 6 Leavers 2022

We have had a fantastic afternoon saying goodbye to our Year 6s. The photos below really capture the fun of what was a top drawer send off….

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Kingfishers Exit Point

The question – What does Great Britain mean to me? We discussed the question and this is what we thought about – fish & chips, roast dinner, the weather, democracy, historical buildings and people, countryside and even Mr Whippy! The children wrote raps, poems, designed leaflets and presented their ideas to the class. We were …

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Trade and exploitation

The Kingfishers and Puffins have discovered all about trading during an activity that saw them creating products, as well as negotiating for raw materials. The class was split into teams and each team faced unique challenges as they attempted to buy and sell. A number of real-world scenarios ensured the trading world changed and that …

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Final day in France.

A trip to Le Touquet market practising our French bargaining skills. Lunch on the beach at Le Touquet followed by beach games, digging and building in the sand. For our evening meal we were tempted with frog’s legs and snails – some were very eager to try – others not so! Evening entertainment was a …

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Day 3 in France – a day of remembrance.

Finally a visit to Pozier Cemetry to look at the graves. Back to the Chateau for tea, Olympics and an early night (hopefully!)

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Day 3 in France – a day of remembrance.

Second stop Wellington Quarry. We travelled underground to experience life for the soldiers as they prepared for the Battle of Arras

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Day 3 in France – a day of remembrance.

First stop Vimy Ridge. We visited the memorial to the Canadian soldiers who gave their lives in WW1 and walked through the trenches.

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Day 2 in France

This morning we visited the chocolate factory – La Chocolaterie. The children enjoyed watching how chocolate is made – lots of drooling ! We got to sample some. A short journey followed by a picnic and fun on the beach. Able to practise our French to buy an ice cream at Berck Beach – the …

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Kingfishers are Impressionists.

Take a look at our fabulous art created in the Impressionist style.

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Year 6 Kingfishers Maths Visit from Guiseley School.

Today our year 6 pupils (and a couple of year 5s) enjoyed a Maths lesson from Miss Smith at Guiseley School. They were taught all about the scientific calculator and how you can use it to solve mathematical equations. I think they’re all ready for high school Maths. Ask your child what they learnt today.

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Lessons auf Deutsch

The year 6s in Doves and Kingfishers welcomed Herr Ratcliffe from Guiseley School today and participated in a high school German lesson as part of our transition programme. They were introduced to some new vocab and learnt how to ask simple questions, colours and numbers – a fun filled interactive lesson that they all lapped …

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This summer, Queen Elizabeth II has her platinum jubilee – the longest reign of any British monarch! In the 70 years that she has been queen, the world has changed in many ways. Each year group at Tranmere Park have researched a decade and created a collage. These collages, collected as one, tell a story …

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Kingfishers year 6 Primary Choices Spotlight Session

Today our year 6s took part in Leeds United Foundation Primary Choices workshop. They discussed positive and negative choices, used role play and freeze frame to act out certain scenarios and learnt what the Leeds United Manager says to the team before each match. Ask your children what messages they have learnt from today’s session.

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Spaghetti Maths Workshop – Year 5

Today, Year 5 had the exciting opportunity to take part in a workshop run by Spaghetti Maths. They were able to show off their Maths skills to answer real life problems. It was lots of fun and we all really enjoyed it.

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Kingfishers bake Jam Tarts.

This afternoon we all enjoyed making jam tarts. We learnt how pastry is made by rubbing butter into flour and rubbing it carefully with our finger tips to create the breadcrumb appearance. We kneaded the pastry on a floured surface and chilled in the fridge. Other techniques we needed to demonstrate were cutting and rolling …

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Out on the water – Lockerbie

The sun shone, a bitter wind blew, it snowed, it hailed…. we loved a residential in Scotland!

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Lockerbie – Day 3

We have had another fantastic day – the pictures [and videos] below are just a snapshot of the fun we’ve had and I’m sure the children will fill in any blanks. Two more days to go and we can’t wait.

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