Children in the Kingfishers class are taught by Mrs Bolton on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Mrs Sharpe teaching on a Thursday and Friday morning and Mrs Clarke on a Thursday and Friday afternoon while Mrs Anstey is away on maternity.

Our learning theme:

This term our overriding learning theme is ‘Stewardship’. Within this we will be exploring our topic ‘From Merton to Mabira’. We will be finding out more about our global companions in Uganda (EduKid) and also about the Mabira rainforest in Uganda as an environment for many wild and wonderful creatures. We will be thinking in depth about our Big Question ‘How should we look after others and our world, and why does it matter?’ We will be exploring ideas around conservation and endangered animals in our world as well as the dangers that forests face. We will be continuing to develop ideas about how we can make a difference at school by recycling and re using materials.

English 

We will create our own Poems Based on what we learn about recycling and conservation. We will read ‘The Little Green Hen’ and use this adapted traditional tale to inspire our own stories based on friendship and caring for the environment. We will also explore texts such as ‘Planet Awesome’ and ‘Carbon Monster’ to inspire non fiction writing to inform readers about caring for our world. We will continue with our daily phonics sessions and KS1 will also have a spelling session each day exploring tricky words and developing our spelling decision making skills.

How you can help

Visit the library. Read with your child every day, help with learning personalised spelling lists. Try to name/describe different trees and plants when you are outside.

Maths

We will look at the place value of numbers and solve practical topic related problems. We will develop our counting and reading/recording of numbers. We will explore addition and subtraction using a range of manipulatives to support our learning. We will also apply our learning to a range of problem solving contexts linked with our topic. 

How you can help: 

Support with key number skills, memorising times tables.. Look for numbers in the environment. Play games with dice/top trumps cards to practice reading/sorting and ordering numbers

Curriculum 

In our core RE we will discover how Christians and Jews believe God made the world and how they believe they should look after God’s creation making connections and exploring the impact of people’s beliefs.

As scientists we will explore different edible plants and observe and describe growth as well as seasonal changes.

As geographers we will find out about the Mabira Rainforest in Uganda and compare it to Merton. As creators we will create African and rainforest inspired art work and musical compositions. We will create our own recipes and cook our own dishes using crops harvested from our school garden.

Additional information 

  • PE kit to be in every day; Kingfisher Class will have physical activities throughout the week and a discrete weekly session with Mr Waldron on a Tuesday.
  • Each child will continue to need Wild Tribe attire for weekly sessions this term. Children may bring in old clothes in a named bag to stay at school each half term.
  • Harvest Festival will be held on Monday 14th October 2018 at Petrockstowe Church
  • Our community event ‘Clinton Big Soup Share’ will take place on Tuesday 15th October

Our School Christmas Christingle will be held on Monday 16th December