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
|Planners checked for reading and signature – Thursday|
UKS2 Governor: Peter Lewis
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.
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.
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.
Stage 5 Check 2 – Answers Stage 6 Check 2 – Answers Maths Answers E and GD
This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organiser – Click the title for more.
Mayans Homework Grid Mayans Knowledge Organiser UKS2 Science – Art of Being Human – Knowledge Organiser.docx Maths Knowledge Organiser for Year 5 & 6 (Autumn 1)
Latest class news – Click the title for more.
Today, we were joined by Doctor Khanna, who kindly volunteered his expertise and led a dissection. The children learnt about the chambers of the heart and the purpose of: veins, arteries, the trachea, the bronchi, the lungs and the alveoli. Further to this, on two of the samples, we were able to spot the voice …
As is now tradition, Year 6 have been applauded around the school by every class and staff member. They have been given garlands, presents, mocktails and ice creams (all funded by our incredibly generous PTA). They are currently signing autograph books and having their shirts signed before enjoying pizza at 1pm. A fantastic send off …
I think I will let the pictures do the talking…
In spite of the rain, Year 6 have had a fantastic session with the coaches from LS-ten. They have learnt about the anatomy of a board, developed their confidence when mounting and dismounting and then got on the move. Some children have even managed to learn a trick or two. It was a truly unique …
This year our school council have been incredibly busy. They’ve held story writing, poetry and design competitions, helped the school save energy and stay tidy, rescued a sea-turtle, made bird feeders, hosted Chill Out Tuesdays, collected for the food bank, recycled thousands of batteries for Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt, met the Mayor of Leeds…and so …
Today we joined up with our buddies. Skylarks shared a book with Kingfishers. We played games, had a chat and even showed our performance and singing skills.
This week, we have created Alien Soup (as you do) in order to demonstrate how materials can be separated. We examined what a solution was and discussed irreversible changes learnt in 3/4 (burning, baking, rusting etc). We then began creating our ‘soup’: water, sand, paper clips, salt and rice. The children were challenged with understanding …
The Big Battery Hunt is over! A HUGE well done and thank you to everyone who has contributed to the competition. So many of you have brought in THOUSANDS of dead and used batteries, and so many of you have done a fantastic job of helping us to count and recycle these too. Overall, we …
Thank you to those who have continued to bring in their dead and used batteries over the past few months. We have now collected and recycled just over 15,000 batteries! The competition is about to enter its final week…you have until Friday 30th June to bring in any dead or used batteries that you wish …
An evening by the campfire.
More photos of the beach.
A day at Le Touquet. Market in the morning, beach all afternoon. Frogs legs and snails for tea – it’s been a good day. Evening activity – a campfire.
Today was a day remembering.
Day 2 Guided walking tour around our local town Rue learning all about the local history. We heard lots of amazing stories from WW1 & WW2 and the role the town played. Walk finished with a visit to the local supermarket to buy some authentic French products ( sweets). Lunch at the chateau followed by …
Morning. All slept well. Just had breakfast and about to begin our village tour.
After long delays at the port, thank you Brexit, we have arrived. All eaten, tour of the chateau running off steam. Hopefully a good nights sleep.
Winners of the survival challenge.
To end our topic on weather & climate, we had a survival challenge day. Pupils were asked to bring to school a rucksack packed with items they feel would be useful if they had to survive in a particular climate. Pupils worked in groups to set up their camp and show what equipment they had …
After helping promote Earth Day, School Council have been keen to do more to help our planet, particularly through helping the wildlife. This week, we have had a go at creating our very own recycled bird feeders to hang up around the School grounds. We had so much fun making them and are very pleased …