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Welcome to Kingfishers Class!


Welcome to our class page, our teachers are Miss Wheatley, Monday- Wednesday all day and Thursday and Friday mornings, Mrs Podraza Thursday afternoons and Mr Howard Friday afternoons. Our Teaching Assistant is  Mrs McCarthy. We are a mixed class of Year 3 and Year 4 children with Year 2s joining us in the afternoons.

Monday 11th October.


This week in English, we will be continuing with our theme of traditional tales. We will explore their structure and language features further, focusing on using expanded noun phrases with WOW words and also the use of inverted comma's to include a small amount of dialogue in our final stories.

In Maths, we are continuing to look at written calculations for addition and subtraction. The class need a little longer to consolidate their place value knowledge, including how to decompose/partition 3 and 4 digit numbers.

This week in our art we are learning about the use of canopic jars from the Ancient Egyptian era, and we will be designing our own to then make next week.

On Wednesday Mr Walker will take year 3 for their recorders and Year 4s will continue to learn to play the hand-bells. This week I will be mixing in some extra percussion to test their rhythm and timing!

River Avon trip


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Hot Cross Buns

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A recording of Y3 in assembly

On Thursdays and Fridays children will be learning about 2D shapes, the ten commandments, rivers, letters and tennis.

The long term plan for this academic year in Kingfisher class

Grovely Woods


Kingfishers had an exciting morning exploring parts of Grovely woods. Mr Howard led them on a (fast paced blush) walk discovering the Iron-Age Hanging Langford Camp, the old Roman road, where we attempted a Roman style march and even hunted for various Geocaches.

I think it was fair to say that the children were exhausted by the end of the walk, but impressed us all with their energy and enthusiasm all morning. We hope to do it again soon.