Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Class Kingfishers

Welcome back!

It has been a great start to the new year in Kingfishers. All the children have returned to class with smiles and lots of energy.

This term, we are going to be following the children’s ideas as our topic unfolds. So far, they have decided to learn about aeroplanes, starting by mapping out their existing knowledge and facts and have written questions which we will research and investigate. This will take us into the history of powered flight and how it has progressed to passenger planes and spacecraft. Our English will be based on the topic work and will include writing captions, mini-biographies, newspaper headlines and articles and stories.

Our music this half term looks at rock music. The children will learn to sing a rock song (written for young children) and will practise finding the rhythm and beat of a piece of music.

In science we are starting a long-term study on day length and seasonal changes. We will also be learning about animals, what they eat, where they live and how they are adapted for survival.

Our RE learning this term is about the symbolism of light in religions.

In maths we are reminding ourselves about the importance of position when writing numbers with more than one digit, starting with tens and ones in numbers to 20. We will also be practising number bonds to ten and twenty and using these to help when calculating.

Kingfishers Timetable Autumn Term can be viewed here. This is subject to change, as we operate a flexible schedule in Kingfishers,to ensure we are meeting the needs of the children.

Check out our learning so far on Kingfishers in Action!

 

Key Skills

If you would like to keep up with some key skills practise here are some helpful websites with activity suggestions:

English Skills

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/

From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, IXL helps learners develop the communication skills needed for success in school, university and career.

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/en-gb/parents/special_offers/facebook-offer52/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhO2LsqTM6gIVhu7tCh2ZuQ1HEAMYASAAEgIpY_D_BwE

Make Writing Magical! The Night Zookeeper is a fun and safe writing community for kids, Improves spelling, grammar and writing skills & over 1,000 different learning games and activities.

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/news/2020/06/have-fun-with-the-silly-squad-digital-summer-reading-challenge

Have you signed up for the library reading challenge?

https://www.startwithabook.org/

At Reading Rockets you will find books and activities for summer reading and learning.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Can’t get to the library but read all the stories you have at home? Oxford Owl has an extensive free online library.

https://readingeggs.co.uk/gaw/onlinereading/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImNGp0qrM6gIV1-vtCh1yOQJNEAMYAiAAEgLLwPD_BwE

Learning to read is made easy and fun as your child makes their way through self-paced, one-on-one lessons that match their ability and feature fun characters, wonderful songs and interactive animations.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

At BBC Bitesize you can continue to practise key skills with short daily activities.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=9

Topmarks has a wide range of games and activities available for all ages and year groups to practise key skills independently.

 

 

Maths Skills

https://uk.ixl.com/math/

Gain fluency and confidence in maths! IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.

https://nrich.maths.org/14600

We have selected some of our favourite activities and games from the NRICH collection that are ideal for working on at home without a teacher.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

At BBC Bitesize you can continue to practise key skills with short daily activities.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16

Topmarks has a wide range of games and activities available for all ages and year groups to practise key skills independently.

 

 

Foundation Subjects

https://camp.wonderopolis.org/

Camp Wonderopolis® is the free online summer-learning destination that’s full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!

https://www.codetoday.co.uk/python-coding-for-kids

Learn to code properly and develop a programming mindset. Code today encourages the development of creative skills, logical thinking and problem solving.

https://www.norfolkmusichub.org.uk/site/summer-school-workshops/

Norfolk Music Hub invite you all to join our virtual workshops! We have partnered with The Come and Sing Company, Louder Than Life LTD, and Lee Gibling  for a series of interactive music workshops for young people aged 6-11 and 12-18 years old.

 

Fun & Games

https://earthcubs.com/home-learning/

Simple to use home learning packs covering a wide-range of environments, fun activities and hints on making life more sustainable.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/summer

Camp PBS KIDS is here to fill your days with creativity, exploration and fun for the whole family. Explore ideas, tips and activities around different themes with your favorite PBS KIDS characters!

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/online-games-for-kids/

Fun and factual games to play for children who love learning about the natural world.