Year 1 - Kingfisher
Your Kingfisher team are:
Jo Head (Teaching Assistant)
Kelly Cornish (Teaching Assistant)
Please check back to this page regularly to check out what your child has been up to.
Activities in Kingfisher class 2020/21
Your class teacher will update this page at least once per term with photos and information on recent events or activities.
Welcome back everyone - it has been so much fun being with our friends in school again.
Outside Learning Day - Thursday 20th May 2021
Kingfisher and Wagtail joined the global movement - Outside Classroom Day. We made a commitment to spend at least half-a-day outside in celebration of outdoor play and learning. We have had THE BEST day and learnt lots of new skills. We used a range of materials and looked at various leaves and plants. Take a look at our pictures!
Tuesday 11th May 2021 - Dacorum School Sports Network Sports Competition
Today, Kingfisher took part in a sports competition run virtually by DSSN. They competed against lots of different schools and the theme this year was the Olympics. The children had fantastic morning and took part in many challenges. Overall, Kingfisher came 2nd! Well done everyone!
Today in Science we learnt about deciduous and evergreen trees. We went on a spring walk around our school to see what trees we could identify. The most common type of tree was sycamore!
Maths WB 03/05/21
This week in maths we have started exploring money. We have looked at all coins and specifically looked at coins 1-20. We have matched the cuisenaire rods to the value and looked how many ways to make a total e.g. 5p can be made by adding 2p + 2p + 1p, as well as 1p + 1p + 1p + 1p + 1p.
Maths WB 26.04.21
This week in maths we have been learning to use comparative language in the context of length and height. We enjoyed finding out who the tallest and shortest person was in our class and we have had lots of fun exploring with scales in our courtyard area. We have also looked at balancing, speed and mass.
In maths today, we made a human pictogram! We made comparisons and looked at the difference. We spoke about our pictogram needing a title and why it was important.
Everyone voted for their favourite ice-cream flavour! We worked out the total amount of votes to ensure everyone had voted and we then found the difference in the favourite flavour and the least favourite flavour.
The ducklings came to visit Kingfisher! Thank you Mrs Patterson for bringing the ducklings down to our classroom.
In Kingfisher, we have been practising our ball skills and how to control a ball. We have been developing our understanding of the meaning 'control' and why it is important to learn this skill.
PSHE summer 1 - Role play
We have been learning how to keep our bodies and mind healthy in PSHE. We have looked at different ways to keep healthy, active and fit and looked at different food groups. We have loved exploring our new yoga health cafe! Our yoga sign up sheet has helped us practise writing the days of the week too!
Science - Summer 1
We have started our new topic - plants! We were very excited to plant nasturtium seeds and learn what a plant needs to survive. We cannot wait to see our seeds grow and hopefully turn into flowers. We have also turned our role play area into a garden centre in our courtyard!
Geography - 19.03.21
In Geography, we have been practising our geographical skills and fieldwork. We went on a letter hunt using a map to find letters scattered around the year 1 area. We had to read the map and work out where the letters might be. We also looked on Google Earth, the 7 continents, the United Kingdom and then found Bridgewater School on the map. It was really cool to see an aerial image of our school.