Kingfisher Class (UKS2)
Welcome to Kingfisher class!
We are a mixed Year 5 and Year 6 class, our teacher is Mrs Murray and our teaching assistant is Mrs Ireson (HLTA).
Our classroom is a well-organised, inviting and an exciting place to learn. The children in Kingfisher Class are expected to become more independent as their time in year 5 progresses to prepare them for year 6 and SATs. We expect all children to demonstrate a good growth mindset. In year 6, each child can become an ambassador, which helps them to learn about responsibility and to gain leadership skills. Our year 6 pupils have the important responsibility of contributing towards the smooth running of our school; we really value their efforts and mature attitude towards this. We also promote the importance of teamwork, which is evident within our classroom.
The past couple of years have been slightly different with regards to school trips, but we are hoping this year to enjoy school trips again. Recently we competed in the Cornwall Music Festival, last year we visited Newquay Zoo, and in the past we have also enjoyed visits to the beach, lifeboat station, the Minack Theatre and The Eden Project. Notification of any trips will be sent via email. We have competed in a variety of sporting festivals and competitions run by Aspire and the Richard Lander Sports Partnership.
In Kingfisher Class, PE is on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and during the Spring term the children attend swimming lessons on a Tuesday afternoon. PE kits are to be kept in school from the start of each term, and swimming kits are brought into school weekly.
Weekly homework assignments to complete at home are posted on Google Classroom on Wednesdays and need to be handed in by the following Monday.
Reading should be enjoyed daily – every child is expected to read and discuss their text for at least 15-20 minutes, either independently or to an adult. They should then write how much they have read in their reading record, which should be initialled daily by an adult at home. We have recently introduced the Vipers reading scheme, and all children have a copy of this in the back of their reading record in order for you to encourage them to answer a selection of questions after they have read. Vipers highlights the 6 key areas of the reading domain, and are there to help prompt your child so that they can improve their comprehension of texts. Pupils are also expected to learn their spellings and times tables each week, these are given to the children on Friday and are tested the following Friday.
We share up to date pictures and information on our Twitter and Facebook feed so that you can share our learning journey.
As always, if you have any questions, please make contact via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone our secretaries- Mrs. Sleeman and Mrs. Hall.
Please see the section below with links to some useful revision websites such as Mathletics and BBC Bitesize.