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Welcome to Kingfisher and Sparrow Class!

There are 23 children in Kingfisher class and 22 children in Sparrow class.

Our teachers are Mrs Allfree and Miss Bell. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Dorrell, Miss Bird and Mrs Bushell.

Welcome to Term 3. Our topic is Moon Zoom.

What are we doing in Term 3?

In English we are reading Man on the Moon: A day in the life of Bob. We are currently writing character descriptions about his friends, Sam from Saturn or Billy from Mars. In Design and Technology we are making rockets for Bob to sell in his souvenir shop. So far we have investigated which material would be best to make it with and drawn a design of what we want our rocket to look like. Look out for photos of our creations! We have also learnt about Neil Armstrong in history and what he did to make him famous.

At the beginning of term, Swindon Music Service came and put on a Rock and Roll Roadshow. We loved the music and danced and sang along.

Look at what we got up to in Term 2!

To introduce our topic last term we had a tea party! We dressed up in our smartest clothes and made and decorated cupcakes. They were delicious! We also played some tea party themed games. We tried to throw a tea bag into a bucket and pinned the tea cup on the saucer. We were really excited when we had a visit from the "Queen" too.

At the end of term we put on our nativity play - A Twinkly Treetop Christmas. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed performing. We had a Christmas party where we played lots of games and had party food in the hall with children from Reception and Year 2. On the last day of term we wore Christmas jumpers to raise money for Save the Children and Swindon Foodbank.

Below are some of the things we got up to in Term 1...

On Friday 15th September we had a Superhero Day. We dressed up as our favourite superhero and did lots of different superhero themed activities throughout the day. Some of our parents joined us in the morning and helped us make lollipop stick superheroes which we showed the rest of the school in assembly. We also went to the Superhero Gym where we practised jumping over buildings, kicking down walls, jumping through a ring of fire, pow punching, crawling under a net, blowing bubbles and jumping from hoop to hoop. Look through the photos below to see how much fun we had. 

On Wednesday 4th October we had a visitor from Haine and Smith Opticians come and speak to us about how to look after our eyes. We looked at a model eye, looked through different kinds of lenses, tried on some glasses frames and talked about the colour of our eyes and how to look after them. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you David for coming to see us, and Hannah for helping us to arrange the visit!

Reading

Please read at least 5 times at home every week and make sure you record it in your child's link book. Reading is such an important life skill so please encourage your children to practise. Don't be afraid to re-read the book or ask questions about what happened in the story and how the characters might be feeling. Can your child relate the story to their own life experiences?

Dates to remember:

  • 19th January - Grandparent's Day (1:00 - 3:05)
  • w/c 5th February - e-safety Week
  • 7th and 8th February - Parent's/Carers Evenings
  • 9th February - Last day of Term 3
  • 19th February - Term 4 starts
  • w/c 12th March - Science week
  • 23rd March - Sports Relief
  • 29th March - Last day of Term 4

This term's homework is below:

Parent's Morning

On Friday mornings from 9:00-9.30, we invite our Mums and Dads to come and join in with us. We've done lots of different activities this year including making a lollypop superhero, learning the months of the year and learning about Advent. On Friday 6th October we finished our Learning STARS week by inviting parents in to take part in Sticking At It activities. We played Jenga, did jigsaw puzzles that were muddled up and used tweezers to try and pick up straws. Miss Bell's favourite activity was trying to get a balloon from one side of the classroom to the other with a partner, without using our hands and feet.  Here are some photos to show us sticking at it!