Welcome to Years 1, 2 and 3
'Kingfishers' - Mrs Williams' Class
Throughout the year, Kingfishers Class visit Jubilee Field to look at and explore changes across the seasons and animals, plants and habitats. We are lucky to have local experts on hand to support with the sessions, when needed.
For our first session of the academic year, we looked for the first signs of Autumn. We made Bee houses with Mrs Gulliver and with Mrs Clugston, learned about the different wasps that change autumn fruits like acorns and rose hips into galls.
For our second session, we looked at how plants change during autumn. We collected objects which showed us that autumn was here. We made our own masks with the autumn fruits and leaves.
For our third session, in February, we learned about different plants and animals and how to identify different habitats. We also used mapping skills to record where different habitats are found.
In March, year 5 children went with Kingfisher Class, to Jubilee Field and observed how the seasons have changed from winter to spring. The children also learned how to identify some spring flowers. It was a beautiful morning and the children noticed lots of signs of spring.
Spring 2019 - Italian Adventure
What a busy Spring Term we have had!
This term, Kingfishers have learned about Italy; its past and present. They have learned about different artists including; Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci, written poems about pasta, stories based on the book "The Princess and the Pizza, made pizzas and learned about Romans. They even had a visit from a Roman soldier!
Autumn 2018 - Lest We Forget
The Kingfishers are learning about memories and why they are important. Our learning across the different subject areas will be linked as much as possible to this topic. During the start of the term, children will learn about the differences and similarities in going to Boddington School 50 years ago compared to the present day. After half term, we will start to learn about living 100 years ago and World War 1. Find out more about our topic in our newsletter below.
We have written a story about memories based the story 'Memory Bottles' by Beth Shoshan and have written a memory of our own to put into our own memory bottle.
After half term, we looked at stories for children about World War 1, including some by Hilary Robinson. Her titles include; Where The Poppies Now Grow, The Christmas Truce and Flo of the Somme.
We have found out what it was like to going to Boddington School 30 and 45 years ago. From finding out from a previous teacher and pupil, the children have written their own non-chronological reports and have written reports about going to school in 2018. Here are some examples from the class.
In Science, Year 3 have been learning about light sources and shadows. Year 1 and 2 are learning about the properties of different materials.
We created paintings based on the World War 1 artist Paul Nash and created a beautiful display which also included postcards the class wrote as British 'Tommies' in the trenches.
In Maths, we went outside and measured a World War 1 trench, to find out how big they were. They were actually quite small!
In November, we made Trench Cake from an old World War 1 recipe. It was made by the families back home to send to the soldiers on the Western Front. It was like a heavy fruit cake.
We have written stories based on the book Little Hen and the Great War by Jennifer Beck. Here is our class version;=. The children then chose an animal and wrote their story based on their new animal.
This Term's Homework
Past Learning Topics
Every term we follow a different cross curricular topic. More details and photos on our recent past topics can be found by following the link here.
Summer 2018 - Invaders and Settlers
During the summer term, we have learned about living in the UK during the time of Anglo Saxons and Vikings. The Longship Trading Company visited us to deliver a Viking Experience Day where the children engaged with a whole variety of Viking activities and artefacts. We learned all about timelines, landmarks, maps and even created some Viking style brooches. For information on all of our learning across the curriculum please look at the Newsletter below.
Erik Eriksson, from the Viking Longship Trading Company came to visit us during the second week back. We learned lots about Vikings and Anglo Saxons. He brought loads of artefacts and we were even allowed to try some on!
Here are photos of some wonderful examples of our practical homework tasks for this term. Well done everyone!
We made Viking brooches, inspired from seeing those from Erik Eriksson's visit earlier in the term.
We have written stories based on the adventures of Beowulf. Here is our class version
Our fantastic artwork and writing about Beowulf and the Sea-Hag have been put on display in Mr Johnson's office.
We have written Kenning poems about vikings
We have made Viking Cake called Blod Kaker. It was a rustic, chewy cake with a fresh cream, strawberry and raspberry filling. Afterwards we wrote recipes on how to make it. We even made a cake for the year 6s as a 'well done' for doing their SATs!
Kingfishers have been writing letters, complaining to the neighbouring Thane (Saxon Landowner) about his animals. We even signed our letters using our Anglo Saxon names!
Spring 2018 - Into the Ice
The topic in Spring 1028 was called 'Into the Ice.' The children learned about life and explorers associated with the Antarctic.
Kingfishers have investigated materials which are good insulators and have designed and sewed warm gloves.
Kingfishers have explored the features of and written some fantastic non-chronological reports about penguins
Autumn 2017 - Me and my World
The topic this autumn was 'Me and my World.' The children learned about India; the country and it's culture.
Here we have been learning about the properties of solids, liquids and gases.
We have been learning about the human body and have taken part in some fun investigations to find out more!
We have learned about Indian ingredients and cooked some Indian food!