Welcome to Kingfishers' class page!
We have been extremely impressed with the way in which Kingfishers class have begun their time in Year 5. The children have quickly adjusted to school life after the summer break and have made a great start embedding our school’s routines and expectations.
This half-term, Kingfishers will be studying Ancient Greece, including the origins of the Olympics, Democracy and various myths, the story of the Horse of Troy, and much more!
In our writing lessons, we have begun to look at Greek myths and their features, and will be creating our own, including our own mythical creatures. Following this, we will study the story of the Trojan Horse, and produce a battle speech to rally their troops as they attack Troy!
We have begun our reading lessons by exploring Polly Ho-Yen. This book focusses on the themes of family, isolation, and the environment, and the class are enjoying following the story of Ade and the happenings in his part of London, including the mysterious Bluchers. Throughout all of our reading lessons, we will be focusing on using our VIPERs reading skills. These skills are vocabulary, inference, prediction, explain, retrieve and summarise.
In maths this half term, we will be exploring place value, addition and subtraction column methods, and statistics. Children will be building on the knowledge they have gained so far in their learning.
Here are our topics for other areas of the curriculum:
Science – Earth and Space
Computing - Online safety
RE - Sikhism
PSHE – Being Me in My World
PE – Building football skills (Thursday and Friday)
Music – inc Composition/Looping and Remixing/Musical Theatre
Forest School – Working on FS skills (Wednesday)
Kingfishers class have made a fantastic and hard-working start to this half term. We are very proud of their efforts and are looking forward to this continuing in the year ahead.
Mr Wooster and Miss Ryan