Kingfishers

Welcome to Kingfishers’ class page!

Routines in Kingfishers Adults in Kingfishers
PE Indoor — Monday (please arrive in PE kit) Mrs Savage
PE Outdoor — Thursday (please arrive in PE kit) Mr Joynson
Spellings — Monday Mrs Wood
Times tables — Thursday Ms Saunders

Mrs Brady

 

Planners checked for reading and signature – Thursday

Class Governor: Simon Armstrong

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 Topic Knowledge Organiser and Homework Grid – Summer 1

Please see attached the knowledge organiser and homework grid for this Half-Term’s topic, ‘They See the World Like This’. Knowledge Organiser – They see the world like this Homework Grid

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

UKS2 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organiser Spring 1st and 2nd 2024

Please see attached the knowledge organiser and homework grid for this Term’s topic, World War 2. Homework Grid – World War Two Knowledge organiser – WW2

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27.3.24 Clickbait

Around one in five headlines online are clickbait  That’s an estimate from experts at Stanford University, who conducted a study into this phenomenon which has gradually extended its reach to almost every corner of the internet – powered by a strategy of snagging users’ attention by any means necessary rather than a legitimate desire to inform …

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School Council / Vision Education Easter Competition

Over the past few weeks, School Council have been encouraging all pupils to take part in Vision Education’s design an Easter Egg competition. All entires were collected by the council team and sent to Vision Education and today, the winners were announced… 1st – Lucy B, 2nd – Zaiba K, 3rd – Neveyah P. A …

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Eden Camp Trip UKS2

A fun day has been had by all at Eden Camp. We were able to consolidate our learning of World War Two by visiting different huts focusing on different elements of the war including rationing, human torpedoes, Women at war and The Blitz. The children were a credit to the school and chat on the …

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UKS2: Light

Today, we manipulated reflection (and our knowledge around light travelling in a straight line) to shine a beam on a target, avoiding ‘obstacles’ along the way, without them noticing.

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British Science Week

Last week was British Science Week, and this year’s theme was ‘time’. To celebrate this, all pupils from EYFS to Year 6 engaged in a range of different activities, experiments and investigations revolving around this topic. There were live lessons from the farm with NFU Education, engineering and fossil story times from the STEM Hub, …

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Kingfishers Orienteering

Reading maps, remembering images in a sequence, finding points, using a dibber to see who can go around the course in the quickest time. A fun afternoon.

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School Council – Outer North West Youth Summit

Today, some of the School Council team have been to Leeds to take part in the Outer North West Youth Summit. They had a great day meeting and chatting to a number of local councillors, as well as the Lord Mayor and Leeds Child Mayor. Together they have made some very big decisions about how …

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Which biscuit is the best ‘dunker’?!

If, like me, you wake up at night crying out for the answer to the question above, then worry no longer. At Tranmere, we care about the quality of everyone’s sleep so have set out to solve the conundrum once and for all. UKS2 have spent the day testing which biscuit (a custard cream, chocolate …

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Kingfishers Blitz Art

Kingfishers have really enjoyed learning all about The Blitz. I think you will agree that their paintings and silhouettes are outstanding. Please come to Kingfishers classroom to see the display.

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Chess Club begins for LKS2!

After running for a term for years 1 and 2, Chess Club started at break time today for years 3 and 4. There were some fantastic games happening this morning! If you’re currently in Red Kites, Woodpeckers or Falcons and would like to come to chess club, it will run in the LKS2 shared area …

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WW2 themed Science: booby traps

Today, the Doves classroom looked a little different; it was blacked out, the tables were arranged in a chaotic juxtaposition and booby traps (trip wires and pressure pads) were set out for the children to try and avoid. This brought our electricty topic to a close. Next up, light.

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Kingfishers – ENTRY POINT – World War Two

Evacuee suitcase. Children were very excited to show their cases or pillowcases with items they thought would be useful and helpful if they had to be evacuated – a real mixture of personal and practical items. We had discussions about how useful a tin of beans would be without an opener and how a newspaper …

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School Council – Autumn Term Round Up

Tranmere would just like to say a HUGE thank you to our school council team who have been incredibly busy this term. You can check out all of their first term projects below. School Council Projects 23-24 We can’t wait to see what the New Year brings the team.  

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5/6 Christmas Party!

Doves, Kingfishers and Puffins have all had a fantastic afternoon at their Christmas party. A special thanks to the PTA for supplying the children with some fantastic pass the parcels, sweets and prizes!

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Kingfishers final Mayan Temples

Here are the finished temples. We are so impressed with the final models – we hope you agree. We also used Tinkercad to help with our planning and design of our 3D temples.

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Kingfishers create Mayan Temples.

It’s been a creative day in Kingfishers. The class have made 3D Mayan Temples from balsa wood. It was a challenging task. Wood needed to be measured to certain lengths to create squares, cut accurately using a hack saw, corner supports cut and stuck in place, 3D cube structure for the top and designing an …

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School Council – Thank You Team Tranmere!

On behalf of School Council and AVSED, we would just like to say a huge thank you to all pupils who contributed to the AVSED Christmas Appeal. All cards, pictures and decorations were collected this by Michelle, who was blown away by our efforts and kindness. Your kind words and creative pictures will certainly make …

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Year 5/6 Gurdwara visit.

Today we visited the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara in Bradford. The children were greeted so warmly by all staff and community. They were taught about the life of a Sikh and the traditions, values and cultural practices. We were all treated to a snack of freshly cooked roti and lentil dhal in the Langar Hall. …

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Exercise and our body

In Science, we have challenged the children to see how regular exercise affects their mood, self-esteem, sleep and health. Today, we modelled a basic circuit that could be completed in the home (sit ups, press ups, burpees, plank, bear crawls and step ups). The children have recorded their baseline figures and are going to retest …

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Eagles Exit Point – Art Gallery

Today KS1 had their exit point for out topic ‘Hooray, Let’s Go On Holiday!’ Throughout our topic, the children have used pastels, pencils and charcoal to create a wide array of art linked to our work on the seaside. Today, the children showcased their work to Kingfishers class and opened our classroom as an art …

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The composition of blood – UKS2

Today, in science, we have learnt about plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Having defined the terms and the functions they serve, we created a representation of our blood using red and white hammer beads, a chocolate sprinkle, water and custard powder. We tried to ensure that our 200ml solution was comprised …

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