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Discovery

We have now completed our discovery topic and have learnt lots about the Vikings. We now understand when the Vikings first invaded and can also explain reasons why they decided to come to Great Britain. Everyone has enjoyed finding out information from a variety of sources and we have begun to question the reliability of some sources – especially some bits from the Monks. One of the favourite parts of our learning was the Viking day – where we met an actual Viking! Children took part in many different role play scenarios and even got to experience a Viking funeral. Our Viking long ships were made and we found out lots of facts about them.

In English, we have been using the book ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’. We enjoyed writing a letter to apply for a visit to the Brownstone Family Vault. Mrs Burton even organised a trip there (sometimes known as Kings Lynn Museum!). We enjoyed this story about a Vikings and wrote some great stories of his journey to the God of Storm.

In Maths, we have been looking at the formal written method of addition. Some of us even managed to find out the missing digits within a calculation!

All About Me!

 

Our first topic is now complete and we have learnt a lot of information about our body. We have been remembering the names of some of the bones in our body (with the help of Bob our skeleton!) and why we need them. We have made models of muscles and know they work together by relaxing and contracting to help us move. Everyone really enjoyed the work on our digestive system. Using the names of our body organs we could describe the journey of a piece of food using some great scientific vocabulary.

 

Our class book has been ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ and we have really enjoyed this story about the refugee boy Ahmet. We have written a diary entry and discovered lots of facts about Refugees in our country.

 

Welcome Back Kingfishers!

I am really looking forward to a new year! I hope you are all excited too.

Our timetable is now set and we plan to do PE lessons on Wednesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor). Therefore, on these days you will be required to have your PE kit with you. We are currently going back to getting changed at school as this term we do sometimes get very wet and muddy when the weather changes! If we decide to change this we will let you know. We are now using lockers again so you are welcome to bring your kit in for the week and just leave it in your locker.

School will be open from 8.50 ready for a 9am start. You will now come in through the cloakroom door, just like before.

To try and avoid some congestion at the end of the day (3.15) I will be sending Kingfishers out via the fire exit door (like our Covid arrangements). I felt this was easier and quicker. If you have children in Owls too, just stand on the corner between the doors and both myself and Mr Spelman will see you.

Homework will continue to come home on a Friday and be required to be returned the following Friday. This will allow 7 full days for you to complete the one piece of numeracy and one piece of literacy. We have many new initiatives for reading starting this year so keep an eye out for books being sent home for pleasure and also some reading homework will be on its way to you too (more information will follow).

Our planner is a great way of communicating so please feel free to write any notes in there and when we have seen them we will sign it to say the message has been received.

 

See you Monday 6th September

Mrs Burton