Boddington C of E Primary Academy

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Kingfishers (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3)

Welcome to Kingfisher Class

Respect, Believe, Succeed

Here at Boddington, happiness, confidence and excellent personal achievement are our priorities.We know that our nurturing environment gives every single pupil the confidence to strive for the best, that our creative curriculum inspires learning and adventure and that our small classes ensure academic success.
From your child’s very first day with us to the day they leave, they will be on a journey of discovery, exploration and enquiry; a journey which equips them with the skills and knowledge essential for living in the 21st Century.

Boddington develops happy, confident and well-rounded children, giving them the best possible start for life. 

About our Kingfisher Class

Boddington is a place to discover, share and explore; a place to escape into adventures, a place for surprise and above all, a place where children love to learn.

Unique talents are nurtured through our varied and exciting curriculum, whilst our stimulating and inspiring teaching develops children’s passion and strengths. At Boddington, pupils’ imaginations are ignited from an early stage.

Current learning and topics

Boddington is very much a family school where we aim to cater for the needs of each child in a secure, stimulating environment.

The current topic in the Kingfisher class is: 'Love my Planet.'

Our learning this term will begin with a history focus of the Victorians, leading into railways then our environment in the present day.

love my planet learning journey kf class 202223.pdf





The Team

Mrs Williams
I have over 20 years experience teaching children and leading across the primary age range. I have been teaching at Boddington for 7 years. I also am involved in KS1 moderation and assessment at a country level as part of a small team which supports and trains moderators and teachers across the county.

I feel truly privileged to work at Boddington, in such a close knit, dedicated school community. It is a hidden gem!

Also working within our classes are  Mrs Hinks, Miss Wakeman, Mrs Ions and Mrs Carvosso.

Outdoor Learning

We visit Jubilee Fields throughout the year to learn more about the local area and environment. Outdoor learning offers an approach to teaching that has been proven to engage children and improve performance.


In addition to this, our PTA and local Village Hall committee also enable us to participate in Forest School twice a year for a themed morning linked to our topic learning. In Autumn 2022, we experienced a morning living as a Wiking; sharpening our weapons,  building a shelter and even cooking our own bread over an open fire! 

Kingfisher Outdoor Learning


Previous Learning Journey

Please see below

invaders and settlers learning journey 202223.pdf


kingfisher class info booklet 202223 updated jan 23.pdf



Current Homework and Topic Information

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

At Boddington, we would like to encourage children to read as much as possible. It is our aim for children to develop a love for reading, where they will want to read for their own pleasure. Some children may need further encouragement to read and so we will also be awarding housepoints to encourage all readers. 


When you read with an adult, please ask them to sign to say they have listened to you. Four signatures each week will help you earn 2 house points. We are looking for eager readers for our Reading Ambassadors, so it could be you!


Reading and Spelling

As a school, we subscribe to a comprehensive spelling and reading programme called Dyslexia Gold. Although it was designed initially with dyslexic learners in mind, these learning strategies are beneficial for ALL learners. 


Within DyslexiaGold, there are separate activities including Spelling Tutor, Reading Unlocked and Fluency Builder.  The checklist at the front of your child’s homework book will indicate the homework they are expected to complete. 


Spelling Tutor covers spellings from Y1 up to Y6, including the spellings which Y6 children will be assessed on during the SATS. As part of their homework, Y3-Y6 should be accessing spelling tutor on a regular basis.  


You can access the programme  directly from  Spelling Tutor is a personalised spelling programme, which also improves punctuation and handwriting fluency. If it is played regularly, research shows that it can improve spelling age by up to 10.5 months in just 3 months. When you sign in and complete a session, please ask an adult to sign.  Four signatures each week will help you earn 2 housepoints.



Children also need to regularly practise their fluency in number and we subscribe to TimeTables Rockstars, Numbots and SplashLearn. When you sign in and complete a session, please ask an adult to sign.  Four signatures each week will help you earn 2 housepoints.


Children in Years 1 to 6 will also have a learnits sheet with specific number facts to learn. If they get their sheet correct in their progress check in school, they will receive one housepoint. 


Homework books will need to be handed into your child’s class teacher each Thursday and will be sent home on Fridays. A new sign in sheet will be stuck in the homework book for the following week.


If you have any issues with being able to access the homework activities, please do contact either Mrs P or your child’s class teacher and we will do our best to support you.

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Useful links and documents:

TT Rockstars: Timestable Rockstars

Numbots: Numbots

Spelling Tutor: Spelling Tutor

Reading Unlocked: Reading unlocked

Fluency Builder: Fluency Builder

Oxford Owl
As a school, we now have access to Oxford Owl, a website with free access to virtual books, matching the reading book, which we use in school.

You can use this website and our school login to access different virtual books at the correct level for your child.

This is an optional addition to the reading books that go home with the children in their book bags. The class log in details (pink log in box at the top right of the screen) are:
Class name: Kingfisher p/w Boddington

This will be appropriate for children who are beginning to read and those more confident, who are not yet ‘free readers’, (predominantly EYFS/ Key Stage 1), however it is available for all children using this single classname, for ease.

Small Schools with Big School Opportunities

Boddington Primary School is federated with Culworth Primary School. We work together to provide a better education for the children of our communities.  Together, we are also a part of the The Evolve Church Academy Trust, comprised of 4 primary schools located in the South Northamptonshire area. The schools are all geographically very close to each other in the villages of: Boddington, Chacombe, Culworth and Weedon Lois (St Loys) near to the town of Banbury.Multi Academy Trust and Local Collaborative Trust of the primary schools in the Chenderit Cluster, recently recognised by Companies House. ​