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: Peter Lewis

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 05/12

Please find attached the answers for this week’s homework. Maths Year 5 Answers –  Stage 5 Check 8 Answers Maths Year 6 Answers –  Stage 6 Check 8 Answers For your other homework this week, please complete the Santa Invention sheet that has been sent home. The challenge is to invent something that will help out Santa at …

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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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UKS2 visit to Jorvik and The Dig.

For our topic exit point we enjoyed visiting Jorvik to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking Age. We also visited The DIG which gave the children a hands-on experience of being an archaeologist by digging for evidence in the digging pits and putting their enquiry skills to the test. There were many …

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Anti-Bullying Week: Odd Sock Day

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying week for 2022. To show our support, we have all come to school dressed in odd/crazy socks! In classes, we have discussed that this represents how is it cool for us all to be different, and how we should never be unkind towards others because of their differences. Throughout …

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School Council – KS2 Chill Out Tuesday Club.

In our meetings so far this half-term, School Council have discussed how they’d like a space pupils can go to, to just ‘chill out’ sometimes. As a group we came up with the idea of running a lunchtime club called ‘Chill out Tuesdays’. Here pupils can read, draw, craft, play chess, chat to their friends …

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School Council – Suggestion Boxes

This week school council have been decorating their suggestion boxes! These will be placed in their classes after half-term, ready to be filled with pupil suggestions. Thanks to our year 6 helpers who also helped us decorate these at lunch.

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Kingfishers PSHE

Understanding how the Media can be misleading and looking at how Social Media does not always reflect reality. We played a Social Media play dough game. One person made a model out of play dough and covered it with a cloth so that the rest of the class couldn’t see. The class formed a line …

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School Council 2022/23

Today our newly appointed school councillors received their badges in assembly! They were all very excited and proud to show themselves off to the whole school. They also took part in their first school council meeting at lunch time, and have been tasked with their first job of finding a box suitable to turn into …

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Kingfishers PE meets Maths.

For our PE warm up we had the challenge of representing Roman Numerals using our bodies. We were surprised how many different positions we could think of to represent each Roman Numerals. We worked individually and with small groups. Can you guess which numbers we were representing?

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Kingfishers RE

In RE we have been learning about Sikhism. As part of our lesson we looked at the importance of mindfulness and meditation during prayer. We had a go at a ‘stilling’ exercise. We closed our eyes and listened to relaxing music, whilst trying to clear our minds. We were amazed by how relaxed and peaceful …

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UKS2 African Dance Workshop

To celebrate Black History Month, we took part in some fantastic dancing with our new friends from the Ivory Coast. Have a look for yourself and ask us to reenact we get home!

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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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