We've had a very busy year so far in Kingfishers! We hope you enjoy reading all about what we have been up to!
Term 1 - Monsters
This half term, we completed work on 'Material Monsters!'. We had a great time reading 'The Gruffalo's Child', 'Where the Wild Things Are' and 'Monsters Love Underpants'. In Science, we learnt about different materials and tested their properties. We wrote character descriptions, retellings and our own story book.
In Term 1, we completed poetry work linked to Dartford in preparation for our work on Katie Morag. We started off by writing poems about our playground. As a part of this work, we went outside to gather ideas from first hand experiences. We thought about what we could hear, see, smell and feel outside.
Term 2 - Katie Morag
In Term 2 we really enjoyed learning about Katie Morag and her island home. This topic gave us the opportunity to explore many different subjects!
We enjoyed using the Beebots to practise giving instructions around her island home. We explored the Castle McColl, the lighthouse and even got to visit the ship wreck! This linked well with our story writing we completed in class.
We also enjoyed working in groups to compare Dartford and the Isle of Struay, where Katie Morag lives. We noticed many differences, such as: the pier, the sea and the lighthouse but we did also spot some similarities.
At the end of this block of work, we enjoyed completing a problem solving activity. We had to imagine that the Isle of Struay was becoming so popular that they had to build a new campsite. We worked in groups to plan our ideas and then had great fun using a range of resources to build them!
Term 3 - Through the Key Hole
This half term our English work was based on Fairy Tales. We enjoyed reading Alice in Wonderland and writing letters, writing our own fairy tales and writing a character profile of the Big Bad Wolf.
This half term, our work was based around Victorian homes. We enjoyed learning about how their lives were different to ours and how they used to live. As a part of this work we went to on our class trip to Hall Place. We had a great day and enjoyed learning History from first hand experiences!
Term 4 - The Great Fire of London
In Term 4, our topic is the Great Fire of London. So far we have made houses and then made a class street showing how close the houses are together. Then we have painted fire pictures with building outlines.
In Maths we have been busy revisiting and extending concepts from before Christmas. We have been busy looking at different ways to make the same amount. How many ways can you make 50p? Have a go with real money at home!