Welcome to Kingfisher!
We are a mixed Year 2&3 class and you will find us in the nearest of the 3 Key Stage 1 classrooms, previously known as Goldfinch.
Our teacher is Mrs Wellon and our teaching assistants are Mrs Earland, Mrs Sara Clifford, Mrs Knight, Mrs Rutterford, Mrs Scott.
We have made a video for non-keyworker children, to show you what Kingfisher class looks like and to explain what you need to do when you arrive at school.
You can find it in the Video Resource Centre :
What are you missing? Watch Mrs Wellon's video -
Ruby has made up a song.
Riley completed his own challenge of times tables for him.
Erin and Wyatt played a piano song for him on the iPad.
Phonics and Spelling
https://www.spellzone.com/index.cfm Spellzone is a site which has plenty of free spelling activities for both year 2 and 3
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5 Phonics Play offers a range of free games to support Y2 developing spellers (Username: march20 Password:home)
Writing, grammar and punctuation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv BBC Bitesize KS1 (Year 2) has free interactive games, videos and guidance
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f BBC Bitesize KS2 (Year 3) has free interactive games,videos and guidance
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ Crickweb has a number of free games to support spelling, writing, reading and grammar for KS1 and 2
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds Topmarks offers interactive games to support spelling, grammar, reading and writing KS1 ( Year 2)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar Topmarks offers interactive games to support spelling, grammar, reading and writing KS2 (Year3)
http://www.funenglishgames.com/games.html Provides Interactive games to support reading, grammar, spelling in KS1 and 2 (Year 2 and 3)
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Oxford Owl has a large umber of E books available for Years 2 and 3
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/ Book Trust offers a range of E-Books and online games to support reading
https://www.roythezebra.com/ This site offers a range of games to support reading and comprehension skills. (Year 2)
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ This site has animated myths and legends (Year 3)
http://mrsp.com/ Mrs P reads a range of stories to create storytime videos and a small number of reading related activities.
https://uk.ixl.com/math/ The site provided online interactive quizzes (Years 2 and 3)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting The site offers a range of interactive games for KS1 (Year 2)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers The site offers a range of interactive games for KS2 (Year 3)
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular A range of intercative maths games (Year 3)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 BBC Bitesize KS1 (Year 2) has free interactive games, videos and guidance
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 BBC Bitesize KS2 (Year 3) has free interactive games, videos and guidance
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html Offers a range of interactive games (Years 2 and 3)
https://mathszone.co.uk/ Offers interactive games (Year 2 and 3)
https://ttrockstars.com/ Interactive times tables games (Year 2- 2x, 5x, 10x 3 x 4x tables) (Year 3- 3x, 4x, 8x 6x 7x tables)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8 Joe Wicks an online body coach is going to be doing a daily PE session on YouTube that can be done at home (linked clip is Monday 23rd March)
https://www.gonoodle.com/ Go Noodle offers a range of active videos the children can follow.
https://www.redtedart.com/?cn-reloaded Offers a range of craft activities for children
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Offers a range of craft activities for children
http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob Rob Bididdulph has created some videos to help children draw characters such as Gregosaurus and Sausagedog
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Introduces the children to a range of interesting subjects.
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps National Science museum offers a small selection of interactive games
https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards James Dyson’s foundation have a range of activities to explore science and engineering that can be done at home
https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental Gives details of exciting experiments that can be done at home.
http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/ Science fun has a range of activities to explore science experiments that can be done at home.
Lights Camera Action
We will begin our ‘Light, Camera Action’ topic this term with an old fashioned trip to the movies (at school). The children will watch clips of some of the first animations ever created for entertainment.
Our writing will draw on the theme of animation. We will be delving into the world of Walt Disney and looking at how his innovative ideas and fascinating career helped to lead to the evolution of the film industry which we know today. Following research, will be using our knowledge of Walt Disney in order to write an information text about his life and career. This also ties in with our History, in which we will focus on how various techniques and technologies have progressed over time, within the film industry.
Our Art this term will be inspired by the concept of ‘Take One Picture’. In Kingfisher Class, our focus will be the artist Takashi Murakami and his contemporary piece ‘Hypebeast-Mania’. In class, we will consider the techniques, colour palette and shapes which Murakami used in this painting, to capture shape and form. After practising these techniques, the children will create their own paintings in response, taking inspiration from their learning throughout the term.
Our PE days this term are Wednesday and Friday. Thank you in advance for ensuring that the children have their PE kits in school on these days.
Swimming and Forest School for Kingfisher class will take place on a Wednesday morning on the following dates:
27.11.19 to 12.02.20 and
13.05.20 to 15.07.20