Kingfishers  2018-2019

Field work

We used a range of fieldwork techniques and observational skills to study our school and the local area. Following a map we walked around our local area and plotted street names, landmarks and places of interest. Once back at school we devised our own maps with a key, thinking carefully about the symbols we used to represent each item. We have learnt that our local area has many different features and facilities that provide for a variety of people and can meet many of their daily needs.

Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers

This term in art we have learnt about the artist Vincent Van Gogh and explored some of his work. We sketched sunflowers then we created our own using a range of items to add texture to the centre of the flower head. They look absolutely amazing on our display in the classroom.

Mrs Lee visit 15th May 2019

This term in RE we have been learning all about the Judaism and the things that are special to Jewish people and their families. We were lucky to have a visit from Mrs Lee, a Jewish lady that shared some of her family traditions,  talked about Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest), showed us some Jewish clothes and even baked some Jewish bread, Challah for us to taste. Mrs Lee was very impressed by the questions we all asked her. We learnt a lot and enjoyed tasting the food and drinking the grape juice.

Alice in Wonderland 2nd May 2019

M and M Productions are a theatre company and they visited us to perform Alice in Wonderland. Everyone loved the performance, it was funny and included lots of songs for us to sing along to. We were worried when the Queen said "Off with her head!" to some members of staff! Enjoying the theatre without leaving our school was great.

Faith Roadshow 2nd April 2019

PDET held a Faith Roadshow at Kettering Conference Centre. We learnt about lots of different faiths including Judaism, Janism, Hinduism and many others. Some of us made comparisons between these and Christianity.

DT day, making castles 28th March 2019

During our castles topic we have explored a variety of DT skills such as interlocking, strengthening, stabilising and scoring. We designed our own castles, that would be strong enough to withstand an attack and identified the skills we would use and the resources we would need. They look amazing!

Experience Easter 25th March 2019

We visited St Barnabas church to experience Easter with Reverend Ray and the other volunteers. We spent time at each station learning about the events that led up to Easter and why it is such an important event in the Christian calendar.

Holi Day 20th March 2019

Sunita Prasad told us the story of Holi. We looked at artefacts, did finger and hand painting and then used straws to splash liquid paint onto white cloth. How colourful it all looked!

World Book Day 7th March 2019

We all came to school wearing a T-shirt that we had decorated with our favourite book characters and quotes, we looked amazing! The day started with some of us sharing a book with our parents, then as part of our assembly the teachers shared a page from their favourite book. During the day we completed word searches, designed book marks and wrote a book review. To end our day we shared a story with our friends in year 1.

Warwick Castle Trip 27th February 2019

To start our castles topic we visited Warwick Castle on a lovely, warm sunny day in February!! We climbed the spiral staircase to walk along the Ramparts, went to the top of the Mound, explored the Great Hall, visited the Gaol and almost got stuck in the Maze!! What a great day we all had!

Mental Health Awareness Day 15th February 2019

Everyone can see if you have a broken arm but if you are feeling confused or alone people can't read your mind. We discussed the importance of talking out loud and identified times when we had felt stressed, sad, angry, alone or worried. Then we thought about how we could cope with these feelings. At the end of the session we gathered together to blow bubbles to release our worries in a calm way.

Fantastic weaving

In Art we watched A Spider Weaver and looked at Kente Cloths which are popular in Africa. Using coloured strips of paper we created our own Kente Cloths. Continuing to use the under, over weaving technique we chose a variety of different fabrics and wove them onto a cardboard loom. They all look amazing!

Recycling Day 15th January 2019

We were very lucky to have  visit from Joanne Atherton, an artist who creates pieces using items of plastic, washed up on shore, that she collects from various beaches. She showed us some of her incredible artwork, then we were all given a piece of clay which we rolled, used plastic items to decorate and finally cut into shapes. When the clay is dry we will paint the clay tiles and create a whole school piece of artwork. We can't wait to see the finished piece. In addition to working with Jo we also researched the importance of recycling, which bin is for which rubbish and designed recycling posters.

The Great Fire of London

Our topic for the second term was The Great Fire of London. We learnt that it started on Sunday 2nd September 1666 in a bakery on Pudding Lane. We wrote diary entries and newspaper reports. To finish the topic we had a WOW day where we made our own bread and recreated The Great Fire of London on the playground.

Church Visits

As part of RE we visited two churches in our local area, United Reformed Church and St Marks. We thought about why people would visit the church and compared them thinking about similarities and differences. Thank you to Father Ben and Susan Scott for sparing time to talk to us.

Celebrating 100 years since the end of WW1

We celebrated 100 years since the end of WW1 during the week 5th-9th November. We learnt about life in the trenches, created poppies, collaged the flags of the countries involved, wrote poems, created silhouette soldier pictures and many other activities.

Superhero dressing up day  19th October 2018

To finish our topic we had a superhero dressing up day. We wrote our own superhero story, designed outfits for a superhero and built Superhero Headquarters using different construction. We looked great and had a fun day.

Instruction writing and making pizzas

In English we wrote instructions and followed them to make delicious pizzas. Using our knowledge of food groups, which we learnt in Science we tried to make sure our pizza was a balanced meal by choosing a food from each group.

Supertato by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Our topic for the first term was Superheroes.  We read the story of Supertato and made our very own Supertato to take home.