Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Kingfishers in action!

Summer 2020 Topic – Wonderful World of Water

Here is some of our learning so far…

Week 7: 13th July

Week 6: 6th July

Week 5: 29th June

Check out our Stream channel for extra videos of your learning too!

Week 4: 22nd June

Check out Bradley’s shared document for his water topic work!

Check out Bradley’s powerpoint about wildlife around the broads.

Check out Bradley’s powerpoint about Wherry Boats.

Check out Bradley’s research document about The Broads.

 

Week 3: 15th June

Wilsons Story 2020 – 1st World War

Week 2: 8th June

Olivia’s postcard

Olivia’s diary entry

Cleo and Annabel have been working on a family project of their own- Black Shadow Returns

Bethany’s Amazon River Research

Wilson’s River Leaflet

Week 1: 1st June

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!

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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…

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Olivia completed her ‘All about me’ poster on the computer… Olivia’s All about me poster

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Wednesday 20th May

Another great day of home learning completed aboard the good ship Kingfisher!

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Wilson has mastered his half pipe on his skateboard! Log on to our Stream channel to watch him.


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…

Writing:

You have come up with some very interesting questions to ask a pirate…

Maths:

You’ve put those clever pirate minds to the test to solve these tricky problems!

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Monday 18th May

Welcome back to another week of piracy me hearties! Let’s see what treasures you have produced today…

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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. https://web.microsoftstream.com/

Lots of great pirate story reviews this week…

Bethany’s Under the Sea story – Bethany Story

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Bethany’s Pirate Crafts – Bethany Pirate & Bethany Parrot

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Sofia has also recorded a gymnastics demonstration video for us. To watch it go to our Stream channel. https://web.microsoftstream.com/


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!

At school:

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.

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Maths:

You’ve certainly gone to great lengths to get the hang of our measuring tasks this week!

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Bradley has made a short film featuring Friday’s birthday boy- Lewis! https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/382602ae-ee4c-48f3-80c9-bb63c85b233d?channelId=b1d2852a-2714-4fca-9715-567c340a3d56&channelName=Kingfishers


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:

Maths:

It’s great to see you getting so confident with your measuring skills.

 

Topic:

Nell has recorded a pirate jig for us to enjoy! You can watch it on our Stream channel here… https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/274e2b1f-ac3b-490f-b4e8-159e256a6588

 

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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.

 

Maths:

Measuring is coming a-long nicely, see what I did there?

Topic:

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.

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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…

At school:

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.

 

Maths:

You made some good predictions based on your understanding of CM and M.

 

Topic:

You had a good go at your self-portraits ready for your pirate transformations…

 

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You’ve been filling your free time with lots of extra fun things too!


Thursday 7th May

Well done Kingfishers, another great week finished off in style. Hope you all enjoy a lovely bank holiday weekend!

At school:

Looks like a lot of fun was had by Hugo and Alice at school with Miss Larter!

Writing:

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!).

Maths:

You’ve definitely got the hang of measuring.

Topic:

You have all made such a great effort to get ‘on board’ with our ‘Under the Sea’ unit!

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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.

Writing:

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…

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/a2d18c0a-3a8f-472f-99c6-0750342a4381?channelId=b1d2852a-2714-4fca-9715-567c340a3d56&channelName=Kingfishers

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I think you must all be ‘Under the Sea’ experts by now!

Bethany has made a great beach safety poster too… Bethany Beach Flag poster

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Not forgetting all the other fun stuff you have been doing too!


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…

Writing:

You have made an absolutely fantastic start on your stories…

Maths:

You have been exploring and testing your measuring skills…

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Plus all the fantastic sea and beach themed learning you have been doing as well!

Not forgetting the lovely extra bits and pieces you have been doing in your free time as well:


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.

Maths:

Looks like lots of you had fun exploring capacity.

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To finish off, there has been lots of imaginative play, research and creating going on too!


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…

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/7c98640a-d1a0-4435-b0dc-862022e78328?channelId=b1d2852a-2714-4fca-9715-567c340a3d56&channelName=Kingfishers

If you would like to share videos of your home learning, I was able to access this one via WeTransfer.

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Well done to Bradley and Florence as well for completing the RNLI water safety challenge and receiving your water safety passport as well.


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!

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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…

Writing:

The planning and preparation for your stories is coming along nicely…

Maths:

Looks like you have all been enjoying investigating measure…

Cleo and Miles have even put their measuring skills to the test with some baking…

Topic:

To finish off, you have been cracking on with LOADS of great topic learning!


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!

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Sofia’s maths

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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:

Writing:

I love the characters you have come up with for your stories!

Maths:

Weighing seems to have gone down well… (see what I did there?)

Myah and Felix have been practising their fractions too!

Topic:

On top of all that you are finding the time to do some really interesting topic work as well!

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!

Maths:

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…

Topic:

I have really enjoyed seeing all your ‘Under the Sea’ themed topic work, you will all be experts before we know it!

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…

Maths:

You all seem to have really got the hang of fractions which is fantastic as it’s one of our trickier maths units!

Topic:

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…

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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!

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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:

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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…

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…

Your time telling is coming on leaps and bounds…

You have been exercising those imaginations and getting creative…

And plenty of fresh air and outdoor learning to blow those cobwebs away…

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…

You are becoming maths machines…

Easter preparations are well under way…

Plus all the other fun bits and pieces you are filling your time with…

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…

 

You’ve been cracking on with some more fantastic writing…

Finally, it looks like those colourful imaginations are being kept active with lots of making and outdoor learning…

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,

sharpening those maths skills

and getting out in the garden!

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…

Creating a whole range of bright and colourful rainforests, rainforest animals and dens…

Keeping those creative writing ideas flowing…

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…

Some PE and outdoor learning…

All sorts of arts and crafts…

Even a bit of maths…

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…

First Monday of home learning and the Kingfisher children have hit the ground running!

Sofia getting into some reading.

 

Nell in her home lab working on some science experiments.

Florence working hard on some writing at home.