Kingfishers in action!
Summer 2020 Topic – Wonderful World of Water
Here is some of our learning so far…
Benjamin has come up with a fab ‘World of Water’ word list!
Super 10 times table challenge from Benjamin!
You absolutely smashed the 10x table challenge Bradley
Bradley also came up with a fab water word list.
Bradley did a little investigation into the water cycle which we will be learning about later in the term
Charlotte visited Wheatfen Nature Reserve which she found out was part of the broads, although not abroad unfortunately!
Some great ideas here Cleo!
Our super Shakespeare fan has also been practising a new speech with her drama teacher from ‘As You Like It’!
Florence has been enjoying reading Alice in Wonderland.
Well done on such a fab water word list Florence!
Florence has also been working hard to crack those 10x tables…
and been growing Cuca-melons! They sound like something from a Roald Dahl book.
Jai Jai had some great ideas for his water word list…
and did amazingly well on the 10x table challenge.
Lewis made a wonderful water word list…
and did a great job on his 10x table challenge.
William did a great job focussing on his maths…
and looks very proud of his water word work- well done Wills!
Some great water word work by Wilson…
followed by some thinking about all the reasons why we need clean water.
William showing us his pearly whites after doing a great drawing of one of the key things we need clean water for!
Sofia started off with this very colourful water word work,
she then came up with this great list of all the ways we use clean water,
she explored filtering
and designed this very funky looking pug-drop!
Nell also made a lovely colourful water words mindmap,
created Boo Boo the water drop,
gave him an interesting back story
and was on fire in her maths!
Lewis did a great job tackling the division problems,
had a go at cracking plurals
and made a start on his water work.
Jemima started off with this fab list of water words,
thought about all the ways we use water,
Jemima’s water drop is called
Jai Jai completed some 3D shape problem solving
and made a great water work word list.
Florence designed this very fun looking droplet to accompany her on our water topic adventure
and came up with this great list of all the ways we use water.
Florence got hands on with her maths
and solved some tricky division problems
Cleo cracked on with some maths,
designed a very cool looking droplet
and came up with 15 different ways we use clean water!
This is Charlotte’s water drop character- ‘Shine’
Charlotte also had lots of fun exploring filtering but decided she still didn’t think it would be clean enough to drink.
Bradley completed some fab maths,
designed a very friendly water drop companion
made a great story board on the importance of keeping clean,
thought of lots of ideas for his water word work,
and made a very powerful poster showing what happens without water!
Benjamin’s work station looks like it kept him busy!
Bradley did lots of great practising of sharing into equal groups,
wrote some great instructions for his droplet
and started off his diary of a droplet really well!
Cleo got hands on with her maths problem solving
and made this great water cycle poster!
Florence looks like she was very focussed when tackling the maths problems
and wrote some great instructions for her water droplet.
Jai Jai completed some great maths work
and made a fab start on his water drop diary.
Noah’s characters are called Dribble and Plop
and they helped him come up with all these fab water word ideas!
Well done for remembering our drawing method for sharing Lewis!
Two cheesy grins from Lewis and his droplet character- that’s what we like to see!
Sofia started off by cracking sharing into equal groups in maths,
then she thought about some instructions for her water drop Ben,
and then Ben went on a little holiday!
Wilson is getting very whizzy with his maths,
he managed to solve these problems too!
Wilson finished off with some lovely writing about the journey of his droplet!
Friday 22nd May
Well done Kingfishers, you have completed an absolutely fantastic half term of home learning. I have a few lovely bits and pieces to share from your learning today, but other than that I hope you all enjoy a well earned week off of fun in the (fingers crossed!) sun!
Charlotte wrote her application letter on some pirate parchment!
Detective Hugo on the SPaG mystery case.
Lewis managed to crack our final Pirate mystery too.
Charlotte got her thinking hat on to solve these pesky pirate problems.
Who can solve Jai Jai’s maths questions?
Detective pirate ‘Deadly Rose’ (Sofia) cracked the code to solve the problem!
One legged pirate captain ‘Deadly Rose’
Sofia made a fortune teller to help her sail the seven seas.
Sir Swashbuckler on the lookout for treasure
Fearsome Jack Burning Face and his jolly roger hat!
Jai Jai made a pirate fortune teller!
Charlotte’s lovely ‘All about me’ poster to help with her pirate application.
Cleo has been learning the witches speech from Macbeth for her LAMDA course and made these characters to help her visualise!
Thursday 21st May
Not long to go now until you’re ready to sail the seven seas me hearties. Let’s see how your pirate transformations are coming along…
Love the pirate name Benjamin!
Any pirate crew would be lucky to have you Blondebeard
Captain Cleobelle stepped right out of the true time of the pirates with this letter!
Jack Burning Face sounds like a truly fearsome pirate!
Sir Swashbuckler would make a fine pirate crew member
Wilson has been doing some great handwriting practise and I can see a massive improvement- well done!
Lewis thinking like a pirate to solve our maths mystery
Well done to Cleo and all those who solved the mystery, the answer was Isobel!
Sofia had a few helpers to sort through these pirate problems
Wilson wasn’t defeated by those pesky pirates either!
A very spooky skull by Jai Jai
That’s definitely enough to scare off any pirate Lewis!
Captain Blondebeard has been replaced by a haunted skull!
Fab ‘All about me’ poster Benjamin
Lovely ‘All about me’ poster Bradley!
Olivia completed her ‘All about me’ poster on the computer…
Olivia’s All about me poster
Bradley made some yummy looking traffic light jelly.
Cleo has gone full pirate and started sending messages in bottles across the sea!
Lewis has finished colouring and fixing together this brilliant submarine.
Wednesday 20th May
Another great day of home learning completed aboard the good ship Kingfisher!
A mixture here of Bradley’s writing and topic work, but very impressed with how much he has got done!
An excellent list of possible pirate names by Florence
Sir Swashbuckler was the winning name for Lewis!
Captain Cleobelle cracked these pirate-y problems!
Pirate Flo working hard with her pirate thinking hat on!
Alice has done some excellent pirate research
Your pirate hat goes very well with your t-shirt Bradley!
Wilson has mastered his half pipe on his skateboard! Log on to our Stream channel to watch him.
Lewis has been having fun decorating his shed door after painting it with blackboard paint.
Tuesday 19th May
You have made a fine start to your pirate adventurin’ so far, I wonder what other mischief you seafarin’ scallies have got up to…
You have come up with some very interesting questions to ask a pirate…
Bradley’s pirate recipe!
By Jai Jai
You’ve put those clever pirate minds to the test to solve these tricky problems!
A very creative and colourful parrot by Bradley
Some great pirate facts from Bradley
Very stern looking Captain Charlotte and her pirate ship!
Charlotte has done some excellent research on pirates
Captain Cleo’s pet polly perched perfectly on her shoulder!
Captain Jai Jai’s polka dot sail looks very pirate-y indeed!
Captain Lewis looking very pleased with his new pirate vessel.
Captain Nell has got herself a very cheeky looking pet polly!
Captain Sofia has formed a whole fleet of pirate ships!
William’s pirate ship could hold 8 crayons before it sank!
Bradley has made an NHS rainbow for their window
Captain Cleobelle has discovered a secret treasure map!
Florence has been experimenting with her new science kit
Lewis has built a lego Hogwarts following his birthday on Friday!
Nell helped make a delicious looking chocolate cake for baby bro Elliot’s birthday
Captain Wilson has gathered together a very fearsome looking pirate crew!
Monday 18th May
Welcome back to another week of piracy me hearties! Let’s see what treasures you have produced today…
Captain Murphy has been rustling up a pirate recipe for us…
seaweed, a pirate’s favourite!
Cleo’s pirate recipe includes a gold tooth and chives to make stinky breath!
Great recipe by Jaj Jai
Pirate Will’s has whipped up a recipe for pirate stew.
Wilson got inventive with his pirate recipe too!
Florence’s pirate recipe includes cheesy socks- poohwee!
Lewis has been keeping up his key skills practise…
and got his thinking hat on to solve this brain teaser!
Wilson thought logically about this problem and drew some pictures to help him solve it!
Pirate research by Benjamin
Charlotte and Immy’s pet parrots!
This looks like a great book Florence!
Jai Jai’s top pirate facts
A very colourful pet parrot by Jai Jai
Jemima has made her pet parrot from salt dough.
Some super facts about pirates by Lewis
Lewis has made himself a whole flock of pet polly’s, hope they aren’t too chatty Lewis!
A very pirate-y pet polly Noah.
Love the pirate ship Captain Murphy!
Some excellent research by Sofia
This is a fab pet polly, did you use a pattern or your imagination Sofia?
Brilliant pirate research Wills!
A pirate can never have too many pet parrots…
isn’t that right, Captain William?
Charlotte has been out exploring on her bike again!
Noah has built himself a pirate den.
Wilson has been finding some interesting places to read.
Friday 15th May
Shiver me timbers! What an aaarrrggh-some start to our new pirate unit. Let’s have a look at how you finished off this week…
Reading and Writing:
Charlotte has recorded a video of her reading a story for us. To watch it go to our Stream channel.
Lots of great pirate story reviews this week…
By Jai Jai
Bethany’s Under the Sea story –
Problem solving by Bradley
Problem solving by Cleo
Measuring length practise by Myah
Wilson measured and ordered his skateboards…
and with a bit of help from friend Sami he solved some problems about them!
Water word art by Bradley
Scary skull and cross bones Bradley!
Water word art by Charlotte
Jai Jai’s skull and cross bones.
Water word art by Noah
Olivia’s Great Wave picture- well done!
Water word art by Sofia
Bethany’s Pirate Crafts –
Bethany Pirate & Bethany Parrot
Bradley has been playing skittles- looks like fun!
Noah has been creating with his favourite- mobilo!
Wilson became captain of his own pirate ship!
Olivia has learned to ride her bike without stabilisers…
practising her gymnastics and…
she has been making pancakes for breakfast!
Sofia has also recorded a gymnastics demonstration video for us. To watch it go to our Stream channel.
Thursday 14th May
Almost at the end of another week of home learning. As always, you have done a fantastic job and I’m super impressed with everything you have achieved- well done Kingfishers!
Looks like Florence and Hugo had a great day at school with Miss Betts. They enjoyed listening to and doing some Jack and the Beanstalk activities as well as a few pirate-y bits and pieces.
Reading and Writing:
Alice’s favourite part of the Pirate Cruncher was when the pirates got eaten by the sea monster!
Jai Jai enjoyed today’s story.
Great book review by Lewis.
Sofia getting comfy in her reading chair.
You’ve certainly gone to great lengths to get the hang of our measuring tasks this week!
By Jai Jai
Alice’s treasure island
Bradley’s pirate ship
Lewis’ pirate ship
Bradley has made a short film featuring Friday’s birthday boy- Lewis!
Bradley practised his gymnastics- that’s a great handstand!
Cleo joined in with Annabel’s DT activity!
Emily and Thomas enjoying a snuggly movie afternoon after finishing home learning.
Wednesday 13th May
It’s great to see that so many of you are enjoying our new pirates topic! There has been lots of other fun things going on in your homes too…
Reading and Writing:
Charlotte has been busy and written a whole story!
Cleo really enjoyed Toby Stephens performance of our pirate story today, she even found out he used to go to the same drama school as her! Perhaps we’ll see you reading bedtime stories on cbeebies one day Cleo, when you are a famous actress!
Emily reviewed Polly Parrot.
Another great book review by Florence.
It’s great to see you getting so confident with your measuring skills.
By Jai Jai
Nell has recorded a pirate jig for us to enjoy! You can watch it on our Stream channel here…
Excellent parrots boys, they look like they could fly right off the page!
Benjamin and Oliver have even made their own pirate ship!
Super self portrait Benjamin.
Gorgeous colours Bradley.
Great pirate Charlotte, I wonder what this particular captain is called?
Evie has even created a virtual pirate!
Fab effort Jai Jai!
Love the colours Lewis.
Great pirate Noah, has he got a name?
These are wonderfully detailed parrots Sofia!
All aboard the good ship Wilson!
Wilson has been practising his handwriting and spelling and all the hard work is beginning to pay off- you’re doing a great job Wilson, keep it up!
Nell has been practising her song for the choir…
… and enjoying homemade banana bread. Looks delicious!
Emily has lost her first tooth or two and, after some concern, was relieved to find out that it is business as usual for the tooth fairy during lockdown- phew!
Tuesday 12th May
I am gradually making my way through calls home, it has been so great to speak to those parents and children I have reached so far. How nice it is to have a proper conversation and to hear the children’s news and updates! Let’s see what has been keeping you busy at home…
Reading and Writing:
I’m glad you are enjoying the pirate stories! If you have pirate stories at home you would rather review than please feel free to choose those over what is suggested on our task page.
Pete the Pirate by Bradley
The Pirate Cruncher by Cleo
The Pirate Cruncher by Florence
The Night Pirates by Florence
The Pirate Cruncher by Jemima
Nell’s finished Under the Sea themed story- well done Nell, it’s fantastic!
Measuring is coming a-long nicely, see what I did there?
By Jai Jai
Your portraits and pirates have been fantastic, what an artistic bunch you are! Thank you also for all your contributions to our conversation on One Note about the symbolism of water and baptism.
Cleo has been looking at her Baptism certificate
By Jai Jai
These look far too pretty to eat Tillie, did they taste as good as they looked?
William found a pokemon in his paddling pool!
William has also made an owl lantern using materials from his craft box.
Monday 11th May
Welcome back to another week of home learning, hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend. Looks like you have made an excellent start to this week’s tasks…
Hugo and Tommy constructed a bridge from newspaper, card and sellotape which managed to hold 7kg! Very impressive!
Reading and Writing:
Lots of you enjoyed reading, watching or listening to The Night Pirates today.
Book review by Bradley
Book review by Charlotte
Book review by Cleo
Book review by Jemima
Book review by Lewis
Book review by Sofia
You made some good predictions based on your understanding of CM and M.
CM and M by Bradley
CM and M by Charlotte
Cleo measuring Annabel.
CM and M by Jemima
CM and M by Lewis
CM and M by Sofia
Myah has been working on her weight measuring skills.
and keeping up her time practise too!
You had a good go at your self-portraits ready for your pirate transformations…
By Jai Jai
You’ve been filling your free time with lots of extra fun things too!
Charlotte celebrated VE day and made this fab sign!
Noah (with help from mum) has made a wildlife pond…
I’m sure you must have been tempted to dive in yourself after all the hard work that must have gone into digging it out!
Thursday 7th May
Well done Kingfishers, another great week finished off in style. Hope you all enjoy a lovely bank holiday weekend!
Looks like a lot of fun was had by Hugo and Alice at school with Miss Larter!
Your finished stories are absolutely brilliant, you should all be so proud of the wonderful pieces of writing you have completed (I know I am!).
You’ve definitely got the hang of measuring.
Bradley put his knowledge to the test by answering some questions.
Charlotte practised reading temperatures on a thermometer.
Cleo went on a temperature hunt around the house!
Florence practised reading temperatures in her sunny garden.
Wilson measured out and ordered some witch potions.
You have all made such a great effort to get ‘on board’ with our ‘Under the Sea’ unit!
Excellent work on food chains Ava.
Love all the different things you’ve included in your ‘Great Wave’ Ava!
Fab blending technique Benjamin, a very effective sunset!
How exciting it would be to look out and see all those creatures Bradely!
Lovely porthole view by Emily.
Beach safety by Emily.
Love the colours on this jellyfish Emily.
Charlotte put her measuring skills to the test and helped make pizzas for tea!
Jemima enjoyed a lovely family walk, looking out for VE Day decorations.
Lewis helped his mum make lego themed VE Day decorations!
Wednesday 6th May
Lots to look at and celebrate today, you’re all doing such an amazing job of keeping up with your home learning.
I am so impressed by the effort that has gone into your stories, they really are the best yet!
During the lockdown period, Benjamin has learned some very whizzy ICT skills. Check out his finished story here…
Benjamin Graham’s Story – Narga
Check out Wilson reading the final installment of his story on our Stream channel…
Benjamin measuring capacity
Charlotte measuring capacity
Cleo engrossed in Times Table Rockstars
Measuring capacity by Florence
Sofia comparing capacity
Measuring capacity by Sofia
Fractions by Wilson
I think you must all be ‘Under the Sea’ experts by now!
Love your version of ‘The Great Wave’, well done Bethany!
Bradley has made himself a full set of sea creature Top Trumps!
Super version of ‘The Great Wave’ by Emily.
A beach safety poster by Florence
Lewis looking very proud of his woven crab.
Noah has built his very own submarine, will we all fit Noah?
Beach safety poster by Sofia
Some scientific research by Sofia
Turns out William had the real life Sea Creature Top Trumps!
A brilliant port-hole picture by William
Bethany has made a great beach safety poster too…
Bethany Beach Flag poster
Not forgetting all the other fun stuff you have been doing too!
Benjamin has been baking and made himself a lego whisk to get the job done.
Charlotte has been putting together some interesting bits and pieces for a time capsule.
Cleo and Annabel have been filming the final scenes of their film.
Emily has been getting out and about on some lovely walks!
William has been growing butterflies and released his last two into the wild.
Tuesday 5th May
As it’s a Bank Holiday on Friday we are half-way through the week already! No time to slow down yet though, you have had another busy day…
You have made an absolutely fantastic start on your stories…
You have been exploring and testing your measuring skills…
Noah trying out some measuring with different containers.
Plus all the fantastic sea and beach themed learning you have been doing as well!
Alice’s very vibrant interpretation of ‘The Great Wave’- super effort Alice!
Bradley’s made a great start on his port-hole seascape.
Beach flags by Bradley
Beach flags by Charlotte
Beach flags by Cleo
Cleo’s fab collage/ mosaic style interpretation of ‘The Great Wave’ – Well done Cleo!
Lewis’ port-hole seascape.
Beach flags by Lewis
Beach flags by Tillie
Tillie’s port-hole seascape.
Beach flags by Wilson
Noah’s port-hole seascape.
Not forgetting the lovely extra bits and pieces you have been doing in your free time as well:
Alice and Jack have been playing noughts and crosses Mr Colbeck style.
Bradley has been growing sunflowers.
Charlotte has been keeping up with her gymnastics via zoom.
Tillie has learned to ride her bike without stabilisers and cycled 4.5 miles!
Monday 4th May
May the 4th be with you Star Wars fans and Kingfishers! A super start to the week everyone, let’s have a look at what you have been cracking on with…
Looks like Mr Stowers has been keeping Alice and Hugo busy at school with these lovely stained glass windows:
Reading and Writing:
We’re on the final stretch of finishing your stories now, you’ve done amazingly well to prep them in such detail. Can’t wait to see and read the finished products.
Florence’s writing checklist
Jemima’s story mountain
Jemima’s writing checklist
Lewis’s writing checklist
Charlotte has been enjoying reading Harry Potter with mum!
Looks like lots of you had fun exploring capacity.
Bradley wrote down all his findings about how much different containers can hold.
Charlotte exploring capacity with jugs and water.
Cleo ordered her containers from largest to smallest.
Florence tested the capacity of her containers with jugs of water.
William looks very proud of the order of his containers!
Lewis put his measuring skills to the test and helped Mum and Dad lay a new patio for their bench!
To finish off, there has been lots of imaginative play, research and creating going on too!
Superb drawing of Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ Bradley!
Bradley’s excellent research into why the sea is salty and where waves come from.
Charlotte and Immy fully immersing themselves into the ‘Under the Sea’ theme and going for a swim!
Cleo keeping fit with some ‘Under the Sea’ yoga.
Florence’s research into why the sea is salty and where waves come from.
Another dramatic interpretation of Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ by Jai Jai.
Jemima has created this lovely coral reef picture to help inspire her writing.
The attention to shape and form in your picture is brilliant Lewis.
Sofia’s fab interpretation of Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’, it’s so dramatic I almost feel like I’m in it!
William exploring water density.
William researching why sea water is salty.
What a great idea to use cotton wool and PVA for the waves Nell- I bet your hands were a bit sticky afterwards!
Friday 1st May
Pinch punch first of the month! I can hardly believe we have reached May already, time flies when you are in lockdown it seems. Well done on completing another amazing week of home learning, hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend.
Reading and Writing:
Cleo is one step ahead of us and has not only written her story but made a video of her reading it…
If you would like to share videos of your home learning, I was able to access this one via WeTransfer.
Florence has been keeping up with her reading journal!
Well done to Bradley and Florence as well for completing the RNLI water safety challenge and receiving your water safety passport as well.
Your ICT skills are developing brilliantly Olivia!
When he has finished his home learning tasks, Wilson has been busy practising the drums.
Thursday 30th April
Think we smashed our home learning record today, I have heard from so many of you which is amazing. I am so proud to have a class of such motivated children (and parents)!
Reading and Writing:
Your storyboards are looking fantastic. I think we will be ready to get our author hats on next week and have a go at writing out our stories in full!
Oscar reading to Cassie
With a little help from Dad, Benjamin has even started to animate his story!
Bethany practising her fractions.
Grams Vs Kilograms by Bradleys
Cleo’s sax weighs 5Kg exactly!
Noah collected lots of different items, coloured them in and then decided if they would be weighed in G or Kg.
Grams Vs Kilograms by Sofia
Tyler has been weighing in Grams
Wilson has been practising weighing in Grams and Kilograms too.
Sea creature food chains by Wilson
William having a go at some ‘Under the Sea’ yoga
Tyler and Casey keeping active with Joe Wickes!
Sofia had a great book about sea creature food chains.
3D octopus by Olivia
Seaweed spiral wraps by Miles
Lots of great pictures and posters by Knox
Hugo created an ‘Under the Sea’ small world.
Sea creature food chains by Florence
Evie has been busy prepping her story, thinking about animal groups and going for bike rides.
Sea creature food chains by Bradley
3D Octopus by Benjamin
Sea creature food chains by Benjamin
Wednesday 29th April
Wow! I have received so many photos of all the brilliant things you have been doing today. Think it must have been one of our busiest days yet…
The planning and preparation for your stories is coming along nicely…
Looks like you have all been enjoying investigating measure…
Cleo and Miles have even put their measuring skills to the test with some baking…
Delicious looking sausage rolls by Miles.
Cleo helped make a cake for Annabel’s birthday, and enjoyed helping to eat it too 🙂
To finish off, you have been cracking on with LOADS of great topic learning!
Some interesting deep sea diving facts by Wilson
Wilson’s facts about an endangered sea creature.
A gorgeous golden octopus by Sofia
Sea creature classification by Sofia
A great poster by Nell.
Sea creature classification by Lewis
Hugo working hard in his bakery.
‘Seaweed’ cheese straws by Hugo.
Sea creature classification by Florence.
A great poster by Florence.
Very impressed with your ICT skills Florence!
A fab 3D octopus by Bradley
Alice and Jack have been down to the stream to test their boats.
Tuesday 28th April
There has been some super learning happening in your home learning classrooms today. I think your ‘Under the Sea’ stories are set to be your best yet!
Charlotte’s setting picture.
Cleo’s setting description.
Cleo’s setting picture.
Lewis’ setting picture.
Lewis’ setting description.
Sofia’s setting description.
Sofia’s setting picture.
Tillie’s setting picture.
William’s setting using magic clay.
Jemima’s fractions practise.
William has been researching deep sea divers!
Jemima has made some delicious looking starfish pancakes!
Monday 27th April
In true Kingfisher style, you have hit the ground running this week with your home learning! Let’s have a look at what you have been up to:
I love the characters you have come up with for your stories!
Weighing seems to have gone down well… (see what I did there?)
Myah and Felix have been practising their fractions too!
On top of all that you are finding the time to do some really interesting topic work as well!
Deep sea diving facts by Bradley.
Deep sea diving facts by Cleo.
Deep sea diving facts by Jai Jai
Origami crab and dolphin by Lewis.
Alice and Jack have been so inspired by the topic they have even decided to make their own beach in their garden!
Some of the questions they are thinking about at the moment are:
Why are stones round?
Why is the sea/sky blue ?
How can we power a boat?
What effect does the wind have on the sea?
What effects do humans have on the ocean?
I have heard from Aitken HQ that they will be report writing, recording observations and taking photos. We look forward to seeing what you find out!
Friday 24th April
First week of the new term completed everyone and what a busy week it has been! I would say you have all definitely earned a couple of days relaxing in the sunshine. I hope you enjoy your weekend and I will see you back here on Monday for some more ‘Under the Sea’ fun!
Reading and Writing:
It’s great to see so many of you continuing to enjoy your reading and the storyboards look excellent!
Here’s Hugo enjoying a book on Oxford Owl.
Charlotte’s reading journal is coming along nicely!
Myah has mastered time and it looks like fractions are too easy for the rest of you! Better move on to something different next week…
I have really enjoyed seeing all your ‘Under the Sea’ themed topic work, you will all be experts before we know it!
Bradley enjoying ‘Shark Tale’
Charlotte undergoing a mermaid hair transformation!
Cleo’s super poster on ocean pollution.
Emily’s beautiful rainbow fish.
Nell and Elliot keeping active with some yoga.
Nell with her lovely Octopus poster, painted with homemade paprika paint!
Olivia’s ‘How humans are affecting the sea’ poster
Thursday 23rd April
Well done on completing another busy day of home learning everyone! I apologise for the confusion about the maths activity, I had a few emails saying the link was broken so I changed it to something everyone could (hopefully) access!
Reading and Writing:
Your story mountains all looked fab! Plotting a familiar story will help you later on when we plan our own stories…
You all seem to have really got the hang of fractions which is fantastic as it’s one of our trickier maths units!
Your enjoyment and understanding of our ‘Under the Sea’ topic grows everyday. I love seeing how much you are all learning about sea creatures and how we can protect our oceans!
Hugo’s ‘Save Our Seas’ poster
Wilson’s origami fish
Wednesday 22nd April
I’m so pleased that so many of you seem to be enjoying our ‘Under the Sea’ topic! You’re all doing such a fantastic job- it’s difficult to tell whether it’s parents keeping children busy or the other way round…
Reading and Writing:
Bradley has thought of some lovely adjectives and similes to describe the under the sea pictures.
Emily has been brushing up on her phonics skills.
Florence has been working on expanding her vocabulary and made a fab key word list.
I love that you have made your mind map so colourful Hugo!
These look like some very interesting sea themed words to use in your writing Jai Jai.
There has been some lovely writing happening in Jemima’s house.
Looking like a very cool dude here Oscar, love that you have been able to enjoy the sunshine and work on some writing.
William read his book to his Granny via Facetime- I’m sure she loved every minute!
There’s no stopping maths whizz Bradley!
Can’t beat a bit of lego, eh Noah?
Sofia’s shopkins made an appearance to help her with her fractions, this definitely looks like it made it more fun 🙂
William has been practising his thirds by making a thirds wheel- what a great idea!
Charlotte has had her lego out as well, great stuff!
Very informative poster Bradley, some great illustrations too.
That work book looks almost as big as you Charlotte, super stuff!
Evie has been very busy enjoying lots of our ‘Under the Sea’ activities but that water tray definitely looks like the best!
A very professional looking project Florence, well done!
Some excellent research on the Great Barrier Reef Jai Jai.
Look at all these facts Nell! Did your hand feel like it was going to fall off after all that writing?
Nell has been busy making a sea shaker.
What a fab drawing of a turtle Noah!
A beautifully decorated ocean instrument Olivia.
Love the illustration Sofia and some fab facts too!
A super poster by a super William!
Tuesday 21st April
Looks like you all got up to some super home learning today. The origami fish seems to have been a hit, I will have to see if I can find some more tutorials!
Looks like you have made a great start on our new writing project Jemima!
An excellent list by Lewis of things you might find under the sea.
Oscar got messy with some home-made slime to practise finding quarters.
This looks like a great home learning set up William!
William has been enjoying episodes of Blue Planet as part of his ‘Under the Sea’ research.
Sofia has written some fantastic facts about the Great Barrier Reef.
An excellent origami fish Lewis! The colour reminds me of Dory.
Cleo got creative and made a pretty pink underwater world.
You look very pleased with your origami efforts Cleo!
A lovely smile and another lovely origami fish, well done Charlotte!
Lovely handwriting and some great facts about the Great Barrier Reef Charlotte!
Superb origami fish Bradley, love the decoration!
Benjamin has been busy researching the Great Barrier Reef.
That fish has a smile almost as big as yours Benjamin, well done!
Monday 20th April
Hello everyone! A fab first day back in the ‘home learning’ classroom for the Kingfishers, let’s see what you got up to:
Bradley has made a great start on his reading journal.
Emily read 3 books today!
Great start on your journal Florence- can’t go wrong with Julia Donaldson!
Some great ideas Tillie!
Amazing effort Oscar 🙂
Looking very focussed Lewis!
Look at that lovely smile Hugo, I can tell you are pleased with today’s efforts!
Looks like you’ve been busy thinking of lots of good ideas Florence.
Are you being teacher for your little brother Emily?
Cleo even managed to include lots of lovely adjectives in her mind map!
Gorgeous illustrations Charlotte!
I don’t think you could fit another thing on that mind map if you tried Bradley!
Lots of lovely ideas Sofia!
Brilliant maths investigation Olivia.
We can always count on Tillie to makes maths look pretty- well done!
Excellent maths work Sofia and so beautifully presented!
This looks like a good geography book Bradley!
I love the decoration on your sea instrument Bradley!
Looks like you’ve been kept busy with your geography research Charlotte.
Geography in a jug: a game complete with a timer and ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ music- will have to remember this for when we get back to school Cleo!
I think this map is going to come in very useful Florence!
What a beautifully decorated sea stick Florence 🙂
Gorgeous ‘Under the Sea’ picture Jai Jai!
Sofia’s pink globe is back in action- yay!
Thursday 2nd April
Last day of learning for a couple of weeks everyone. A huge well done to all children and adults for such a fantastic few weeks of home learning. The response we have had has been incredible and I feel very lucky to work in a school community with such supportive families and enthusiastic children.
I hope you all have a lovely Easter break and hope to see you all soon!
Here’s what you got up to on your last day of home learning…
Emily has been beavering away, working through her maths activity book.
Jemima has made a lovely colourful rainforest poster.
Myah made a fab clock and had a great time practising telling the time.
William wrote up his Super-Veg story comic strip style.
You look very pleased with your post William! I’m sure the recipient will be just as excited to receive it!
Nell has been testing her agility skills on her Easter egg obstacle course
Looks like you are being a fab big sister Nell!
These salt dough rainforest animals are super cute Jemima!
These look delicious Emily, were you as helpful tidying up as you were when making them?
Wednesday 1st April
Unfortunately, I did not receive any evidence of your home learning today… April Fools! Not a chance for you busy bees, business as usual in the Kingfisher ‘home learning’ classroom.
There was more wonderful writing…
Benjamin has been busy making a rainforest animal facts book!
Bradley has been baking and wrote out the ingredients for his brownies.
Cleo has written and illustrated a superb Super-Veg story.
Emily has been practising her poetry skills too!
Evie has made a great start on her Super-Veg character/
Some more lovely poetry from Florence.
Olivia has written a lovely acrostic poem.
William has created his Super-Veg character.
Your time telling is coming on leaps and bounds…
Looks like Oscar has got the hang of clock hands.
Benjamin has been testing his time telling skills.
You have been exercising those imaginations and getting creative…
Love the real foliage in your rainforest Alice, did you somersault to the tree tops to collect the leaves?
I love the look of this rainbow science experiment from Benjamin.
Bradley has been busy building the solar system.
Panini Rustici – a traditional Italian Easter treat prepared by chef Sofia.
William and his little brother have been making some bright and colourful Easter cards.
And plenty of fresh air and outdoor learning to blow those cobwebs away…
Ava has been planting potatoes and using her 5 x table to work out how many will grow!
Emily enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt in the garden.
Jai Jai has been making the most of the spring weather and started some gardening.
How luck you are to have such lovely countryside on your doorstep William!
As always, you are all doing a super job! Keep up the good work!
Tuesday 31st March
I’m going to let the pictures of you all do the talking here as I have received so many! Tuesday snooze day? Absolutely no way!
Your writing just gets better every day…
Bethany has been busy writing book reviews for all the books she has been reading.
Charlotte has been keeping in touch with friends and family by writing letters.
Florence has made a start on her super veg character.
Jemima wrote me a lovely letter which her mum sent to me via email- Thank you Jemima!
Oscar has written a super-fruit story.
Some funny silly sentences from William.
You are becoming maths machines…
Bradley has made a fab clock to practise telling the time.
Charlotte tested her maths skills by doing lots of counting during her obstacle race.
Florence looks very pleased with her lovely clock.
Lewis keeping busy by answering some tricky time questions.
Nell coloured in the different halve of her clock.
Sofia has made a fab effort working on the time questions in her activity book.
William has been using his activity book to learn O’clock times.
Easter preparations are well under way…
Looks like Bradley was put through his paces on this Easter egg obstacle course!
Some very cute Easter origami here Bradley.
What a delicious looking Easter bunny pancake, Hugo. Is there enough for all of us?
The Darshana children have been cooking up a treat in their kicthen.
Sofia has made a great start on her Easter poster.
Nell has learned some Easter jump rope rhymes.
Plus all the other fun bits and pieces you are filling your time with…
Florence has been keeping up her recorder practise.
Jemima must be missing school- she’s built her own one!
Lewis has got his science hat on and made a solar buggy.
Phew! Well done on completing another busy day everyone!
Monday 30th March
Welcome back to home learning everyone, hope you all had a relaxing weekend! From the pictures I have received it looks like you were all up and raring to go again…
It’s great to see you all enjoying your maths…
Bethany has been busy working through her maths activity book.
Bradley keeping busy by telling the time.
Great work Jai Jai- a very professional job!
Your 2D descriptions must be bang on Nell, these pictures are identical.
I love the decoration Olivia!
Smiley Sofia looks very proud with her clock!
William has been practising his skills online.
You’ve been cracking on with some more fantastic writing…
Bradley has written and illustrated 17 pages of his story!
Look at that beautiful handwriting Lewis!
Despite being poorly Nell has been doing lots of reading and writing about the rainforest. You’re a star Nell!
Olivia wrote some cryptic clues for her Dad and sister and looks very pleased her handiwork too!
Jai Jai has written an interesting short story about a beautiful face.
Finally, it looks like those colourful imaginations are being kept active with lots of making and outdoor learning…
Bethany had the fab idea to hang some rainbows along their lane as they can’t be seen from her house. Have you spotted a Bethany rainbow?
Cleo is currently starring in a Whitely production called ‘Black Shadow’, filmed by Dad and sister Annabel.
Evie has completed a superb rainforest in a box!
William ventured out on a jungle walk through the Amazon.
Just another great day in the home learning classroom for Kingfisher class!
Friday 27th March
Wow! What a fantastic week you have had Kingfisher class. I can’t believe how much you have all got done. I’ve got a funny feeling that you will all know so much by the time we get back to school that you will be teaching me!
You’ve continued working on your understanding of the rainforests,
A fun fact about an Amazon river fish from Alice.
A colour explosion of a rainforest from Bradley.
Charlotte has joined the cat family with her rainforest tiger mask.
Dengineer Sofia sitting in her rainforest den.
sharpening those maths skills
Ava looks like she’s keeping busy with her maths activity book.
Playdough makes everything more fun, eh Evie? What a great idea!
and getting out in the garden!
Our gym-mad Bethany practising her moves.
Lewis has been growing seeds in his greenhouse.
If Florence has got her sleeves rolled up it must mean one thing- time to get messy!
So pleased to see so many smiles in these pictures! Enjoy your weekend and hopefully there will be more to come next week.
Thursday 26th March
Another productive day for the children of Kingfishers! And a little birdie tells me some of you managed to meet up via video call? What a fantastic idea! It makes me so happy to know you are all able to stay in touch and have fun together.
Let’s have a look at what you have all been up to:
Making the most of the sunshine and getting active outdoors…
Looks like Ava has been busy training up her little brother.
Wilson enjoying the sunshine as well as some nerf gun mental maths.
A beautiful day for a bike ride for Emily.
Creating a whole range of bright and colourful rainforests, rainforest animals and dens…
Sofia has even included real trees and rocks in her rainforest, fantastic!
Very impressed with your realistic trees Lewis!
Amazing effort Emily, I am especially fond of the sparkly sequin trees.
Look at those lovely colours, it looks like it could fly right off the page Wilson!
Noah has been busy building a rainforest den under his bed!
Noah, are they real flying parrots I can see?
Florence looking very pleased with her rainforest research.
Keeping those creative writing ideas flowing…
Ava has made an amazing start on her Super Cucumber story! Love the fluffy pen Ava!
A lovely story from Myah about her friends.
Olivia has been writing letters to her friends. I bet they will be very excited to receive them Olivia!
Keep up the good work Kingfishers, you’re doing an amazing job!
Wednesday 25th March
So, so impressed by all the work the Kingfisher children have been doing at home. No school? No problem for you fab lot!
There has been story writing…
Ava has written a lovely story set in the rainforest.
Charlotte has been busy with her creative writing hat on.
Noah’s interesting story about a giraffe on the moon!
Some PE and outdoor learning…
A very bendy bridge from Bradley!
Cleo and Annabel potting up their own jungle- looking forward to seeing these seeds burst into life.
Miles and little sister Hattie keeping fit with Mr Wicks.
Wilson learning about trees competing for light.
All sorts of arts and crafts…
A very professional Toucan from Benjamin.
A fab rainforest complete with treehouses by Cleo.
A bright and colourful parrot by Noah.
Olivia’s realistic looking rainforest, complete with real trees!
Even a bit of maths…
Super impressed with your maths Felix!
Wilson cooking up a storm by keeping those measurements accurate.
Florence has been busy counting up the money in her shop and finding the correct change.
In school, Alice has been doing some maths outside. Lots of measuring and counting. Well done everyone.
Tuesday 24th March
Ava, Charlotte and Sofia have been three busy bees…
What an impressive rainforest in a box by Charlotte!
This look like a fun way to practise your fractions.
Keeping those fingers busy on the piano keys.
Ava has been practising some of her high frequency words.
A beautiful jungle crown by Sofia.
First Monday of home learning and the Kingfisher children have hit the ground running!
Bradley has been getting creative and made a start on his rainforest.
Here’s Cleo playing the saxophone- coming soon to a screen near you!
Hugo has been brushing up on his grammar skills.
Sofia has been busy writing silly stories.
Sofia getting into some reading.
Nell in her home lab working on some science experiments.
Florence working hard on some writing at home.