Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
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Kingfisher Class








Welcome to Kingfisher Class. Our class teachers Mr Easton and Mrs Wiseman. Mrs Samson and Mrs Barber are our Class TAs. 

Spring Term 2022

Happy New Year! We are excited about the new term and we have lined up lots of new  learning experiences for the children. This term, our new topic is ‘Who invaded and settled in Britain?’ (Saxons and Vikings) Our learning journey will include answering a variety of questions including: ‘Why did the Anglo Saxons invade?’ ‘What was it like to live in an Anglo Saxon village and how do we know?’,’ Where did Anglo Saxons settle?’ and ‘Who were the Vikings and where did they come from?’ More details about the questions we will be attempting to answer through our learning and the specific subject related vocabulary we will be encountering can be found in the topic knowledge organisers that we will be sending out next week. We have a school trip to Stowe Anglo Saxon Village to help bring our learning to life.

In RE we are learning about ‘The Seal of the prophets’-which explores the life of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. In Science Mr Haynes will be teaching the children all about plants, growth and living things in their habitats. ICT and Music lessons will also be taught by Mr Haynes on Mondays. French on Monday afternoons will continue to be  taught by Mrs Walpole.

In February we will be celebrating 150 years of Wilby School history by doing a performance in school  and then later in the term at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Aldeburgh. More details about this will be sent home in the near future.

In PSHE this term we will be learning more about Growth mindset and the importance of making mistakes followed by a unit on money-‘Saving and Spending’ and what it all means! In Literacy we will begin by c developing our understanding of writing a diary linked to the text ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’, followed by some focussed lessons on developing core grammar skills. These lessons will be based upon both images and video clips to really engage the children in writing. Our next major block of writing after this will focus story writing.

In maths we will begin by looking at multiplication, division, money and angles/position and direction work.  We will offer children a range of learning approaches including practical resources and group work to deeply embed and cement skills. The small steps we use in learning are designed to enhance pupils’ fluency, reasoning and mathematical problem solving skills.

In Art/ DT this term we will continue our DT project on creating moving monsters After half term we will be developing printing techniques to help us produce our own Viking shield. Please note that this term it is Owl Class’s turn for Art Club-Kingfisher Class can still go to Science Club and many of you are attending sports or Cup-Cake club too.

On Mondays spellings and sentence homework will continue to be set. This must be completed every week and handed in on the following Monday. Sentence homework must be completed in pencil or using school handwriting pen. Spellings will be tested on Mondays.  Times-tables facts will also be tested on Mondays and based on this pupils will be told which tables to learn for the following week.

Maths homework tasks will be set on Thursdays in addition to times tables homework tasks and the children will be tested on these on the following Thursday.

Please ensure PE kits are in school on Friday mornings. Please could you make sure that your child’s PE kit and their school jumper are clearly labelled to ensure that lost property can be easily located.

This term our class author is Dick King Smith. In group reading we will be reading The Hodgeheg and Blessu and our first class story will be Harry's Mad

Class Information - things to remember

  • Monday - Spellings and times tables will be tested-hand in sentence level homework
  • Tuesday-remember to bring back homework
  • Thursday-Homework will be given out
  • Friday- PE kits required