F2 Kingfisher Class
Welcome to Kingfisher Class
We are a class of 30 f2 children who have a new challenge this year, starting school! Our class page will share learning and achievements as well as key information.
Keep checking our page for updates and to see how we will be working hard to 'Be the best we can be.'
Keeping in the loop...
We have a busy year ahead with lots of new experiences and we are eager to share our learning and progress throughout the year with you.
You can read examples of our writing on our class blog: kingfisher.norbridgeblogs.net and see pictures of our learning both on our twitter page @F2Norbridge and on the pages that follow below.
Our topic this term is:
Could I get there on a Pogo stick?
Our mascot needs to get back to our class... We will be thinking about lots of ways of travelling and how different countries have different types of transport to suit their needs...
We will be doing lots of exciting things...
Foundation Beach Party Day - 16th July 2018
Reports sent home - 23rd July 2018
Children Break Up - 24th July 2018
Children will have a weekly P.E session with Mr Scott. Please ensure your child has a P.E kit in school. Our P.E session will be on a Friday.
Children will be provided with a reading diary and a reading book. Please ensure your child brings their reading book and diary to school every day. Diaries will be signed each week and children will be given the chance to change their reading books weekly. Don't forget to record you reading at home to help you earn stickers on our reading chart so that you can attend our reading party!
At the beginning of each term a home learning book will be sent out with a range of activities and tasks for you to complete together. Your child can choose which they would like to do each week.
Home learning books are collected in each Wednesday and will be sent home again each Friday. Please make sure your child is reminded to put their home learning book in the tray in class.
This week we had the pleasure of welcoming our children and their families into Kingfisher Class to join us for a tasty breakfast treat to celebrate our final Talking Tuesday of this school year. It was fabulous to see so many people and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone for all their support over the past year.
On Tuesday we went on our trip to Graves Park in Sheffield. We saw animals, enjoyed a walk around the park, had a picnic in the sunshine, played games and went to the play park. The children were a credit to the school and everyone had a brilliant day. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our helpers who joined us making our trip possible!
We had our Sports Day this week and enjoyed taking part in lots of fabulous activities including long jump, javelin, stepping and an egg and spoon race. We were lucky to have so many of our families supporting us and would like to thank Mr Machin and Mr Scott for organising the event. The children received certificates in recognition of their fabulous effort.
In French this week we thought about different weather types and listened to the story Tilly the Turtle...
We had lots of fun at our Dadly Challenge where we tested the fabulous Jungle Jeeps that our families made. Congratulations to our very worthy winner!
This week we had lots of fun travelling back in time to the time of the dinosaurs. We really enjoyed meeting Ali's dinosaur and we all got to have a turn riding on his back.
Blog the World Cup
We had a fabulous day we had on Wednesday taking part in lots of activities linked to the World Cup...
The country we chose was Germany, we looked at the German flag, tasted food and enjoyed lots of football themed things...
In French this week we continued to learn about different body parts and this week included some of our features. We sang a song and listened to a story about a monster...
Star of the Week - 8.6.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for fabulous effort taking part in Fit 15 and for listening and concentration. Keep up the great work!
We had lots of fun this week in P.E taking part in some Athletics. We worked in teams and had a go at some running and relay races. We had to listen carefully to Mr Scott's instructions...
In French this week we told each other how we were feeling and then sang a song using different parts of our bodies to dance...
We had to remember lots of different body parts to play a game of Jacques a dit...
head - tete
nose - nez
eyes - les yeaux
shoulders - epoules
knees - les genoux
feet - pieds
In our Talking Tuesday session this week we enjoyed sharing books with our families... It is brilliant to see so many people coming in early to join us...
Star of the Week - 25.5.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for an improvement in writing and for an excellent attitude to learning in all areas. Keep up the great work!
This week in French we listened to the story Petite Poisson Blanc...
We are working hard to remember lots of different animals and sea creatures...
We had to say whether or not we liked different sea creatures...
This week in our Talking Tuesday session we played lots of different phonics games with our families. We were able to show off how brilliant we are segmenting, blending and recognising lots of phonemes...
Star of the Week - 18.5.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for fantastic knowledge and impressive sentences and for brilliant reading. Keep up the great work!
In French this week we played a game to identify different animals. We chose which animals we liked and which ones we didn't...
Each day we run or walk around our playground for 15 minutes. We are trying hard to keep ourselves healthy and look after our bodies. We have lots of fun!
Star of the Week - 11.5.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for always taking care with everything they do and for an improvement in writing. Keep up the great work!
This week in French we continued working on greeting each other and practiced our animal names. We listened to a lovely story...
In our Talking Tuesday time this week we shared our Active Learning and Focused Learning books with our families. One again we had a fabulous turnout... Thank you for supporting us!
Star of the Week - 4.5.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for fabulous sentence writing and for a fabulous enthusiasm for learning. Keep up the great work!
This week in Caterpillar Music we learned all about the kind of things that can happen in the month of May...
We had a cheese rolling competition, practiced our Morris Dancing skills and had fun travelling around the May Pole...
In French this week we continued learning the names of different animals. We played games to help us remember the names.
fish - poisson
tortoise - tortue
mouse - souris
birds - oiseaux
This week for our Talking Tuesday session we shared our Focused Mathematics books. It was brilliant to see so many of or fabulous families and the children enjoyed showing off their work.
Star of the Week - 27.4.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for fabulous sentence writing and for a huge improvement in sentence writing. Keep up the great work!
This week in P.E we were practicing the skill of striking a stationary ball. We had lots of fun and our ball skills are really improving...
In Caterpillar Music this week we looked at day and night and animals. We thought about the kinds of routines we have in our lives.
In French this week we practiced saying our names and learned the names of some pets...
cat - chat
dog - chien
rabbit - lapin
hamster - hamster
This week in our Talking Tuesday session we enjoyed sharing the work we have been doing in our Focused Literacy books. We have been so pleased with how many families have joined us...
Star of the Week - 20.4.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for effort and improvement in sentence writing and for fabulous phonics. Keep up the great work!
As part of our Adventure topic we released some balloons to see how far they would travel, each balloon had a message attached to tell people where the balloons had come from. We are hoping that our balloons travel a long way...
In French this morning we practiced saying our names in French... Je mappelle (my name is...)
We opened our doors this week for our first Talking Tuesday session, lots of our families joined us to have a look around our classroom and found out the sorts of things we enjoy doing...
In French this week we learned about different types of transport. We learned the name of...
train - train
boat - bateau
aeroplane - avion
hot air balloon - montgolfier
And listened to the story 'The Duck's Journey' about a duck called Drake who travelled around on different types of transport.
Star of the Week - 16.3.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for their enthusiasm and effort in their writing and for an improvement in their Phonics. Keep up the great work!
In French this week we continued learning about sea creatures, we played a matching game and listened to a story...
Last week we enjoyed our lovely visit to the Harley Gallery to look at their Circus Exhibition. This week Dayle came to visit us in our class to work with us on a fabulous art activity. The children turned themselves into clowns using lots of different collage materials. The results were fantastic!
Star of the Week - 9.3.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for perseverance and for creativity. Keep up the great work!
In French this week we learned the names of some creatures from under the sea. We learned the names for...
turtle - tortue
whale - baleine
octopus - pievre
starfish - etoile de mer
On Monday morning we visited the Harley Gallery to see their Circus exhibition. We looked at lots of fantastic pictures and took part in some fun activities. We would also like to thank the parents who joined us on our trip for all their help.
Star of the Week - 23.2.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for great writing and fabulous Phonics. Keep up the great work!
Our Dadly Challenge was a huge success, we tested out the homemade tennis racquets to see who could do the greatest number of bounces. We were really pleased with how many people joined us and the worthy winner was from Puffin Class. Congratulations to the winner and a huge thank you to our families for supporting us.
In French today we played a game which involved us recognising our colours in French... We hunted for different coloured treasure to help us practice the colour names.
Yellow - Jaune
Green - Vert
Red - Rouge
Blue - Bleu
Orange - Orange
Purple - Violet
We were really pleased to see all our Kingfishers return to school today after the half term break. We hope you all enjoyed your time together, we are looking forward to the next few busy weeks...
Star of the Week - 16.2.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for brilliant blending in Phonics and for listening and trying hard to follow instructions. Keep up the great work!
As part of our History week we chose to learn about England in the 90's the children were able to dress up in 90's clothes and watched some programs, listened to some music and learned some dances from the era...
In French this week we practiced our numbers. We listened to a fabulous story about Wilma the Whale and counted the things in the story...
In P.E this week we were practicing our rugby skills and while working as part of a team...
Star of the Week - 9.2.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for an improvement in their name writing and for some great Internet Safety work. Keep working hard!
In Caterpillar Music this week we had a number theme and enjoyed taking parts in lots of different activities. We particularly enjoyed playing the instruments this week!
On Tuesday we held a special session in school where we showed off some of the fabulous things we do every Tuesday morning...
We really enjoy taking part in our adVENTURErs sessions and hope our families enjoyed a little snapshot of our sessions.
This week in French we played a game to help us remember our body parts... Head (tete) shoulders (epaules) knees (les genoux) toes (les orteils) nose (nez) mouth (bouche) ears (oreilles) and eyes (les yeux)
We listened to a story about an Alien called Elliot who had a bit of a problem finding clothes to fit him!
In P.E this week we practiced our ball control skills. We worked in teams and tried hard to listen to instructions and to concentrate on what we were being asked to do...
We had lots of fun and showed off some fabulous skills...
Star of the Week!
Safiyah and Elliot were chosen to be our stars this week for working hard with applying phonics to their written work.
P.E movement and games!
Star of the Week - 26. 1.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week for being a great role model and for an improvement in their writing. Keep up the great work!
Today in French we thought about some types of weather, we listened to a fabulous story all about the weather...
Star of the Week - 19. 1.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week this week for their persistence and effort in their pattern work. Well Done!
In French this week we learned about different types of weather.
rain - pluie
snow - neige
sun - chaud
cold - froid
In P.E this week we played a game where we had to use our hockey skills, we dribbled the ball and had to shoot it into a net we tried to work hard as part of a team. We finished our lesson with a fun game of Duck, Duck, Goose.
Star of the Week - 12. 1.18
This week our children were chosen to be our Star of the Week this week for having a very mature attitude in class and for trying really hard to join in and answer lots of questions in our learning time. Keep up the great work!
This week we have been learning all about Cave Art, we had a go at creating some of our own art on the outside wall of our school. We drew animals, objects and hand prints to tell stories through pictures.
In French today we were learning the names of some different animals, we listened to the story of 'The Zookeeper's Cat' in the story a cat visited the zoo and met some different animals and wanted to be like them...
cat - chat
elephant - l'elephant
giraffe - giraffe
rhinoceros - rhinoceros
lion - lion
flamingo - flamant
chimpanzee - chimpanze
We were really pleased to welcome all of our boys and girls back after our Christmas break. We hope you all had a great time together and are looking forward to a busy Spring Term...
We enjoyed our Christmas party on Thursday. We played lots of fabulous games with Ali in Caterpillar Music and then went on to eat our yummy party food, afterwards we had been left a special message from Father Christmas and each child received a present. We had lots of fun...
In French this week we have been learning all about Christmas in France...
Santa Claus is called Père Noël in French or Father Christmas. Small children may also call him Papa Noël or Daddy Christmas. Rather than the red Santa hat, Père Noël wears a red cloak with a hood trimmed in white fur. Children do not wake-up to presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Traditionally, le Père Noël brings toys to good little boys and girls after evening Mass on Christmas Eve.
Children do not leave Santa Claus milk and cookies and do not hang stockings, but rather leave their shoes and slippers by the fireplace. If they have been good, Père Noël will leave treats in their shoes or slippers. Nowadays, he often also leaves piles of presents under the tree.The Père Noël does not leave coal for naughty children. Instead children behave around the holidays out of fear of Le Père Fouettard, who follows Father Christmas and is mean to the children!
Star of the Week - 15. 12.17
This week we chose all of our children to be our Star of the Week this week for their fabulous effort in our Nativity play 'I Spy Christmas'. They were fabulous and we were very proud of each and every one of them.
I Spy Christmas
Our children performed their Nativity play this week, they were brilliant! They sang and danced and spoke their lines beautifully. We were very proud of them all...
Home Blogging Challenge
Congratulations to the two children in our class who were runners up in our Home Blogging Competition. They both did some fabulous writing and were awarded a certificate and a prize.
I Spy Christmas
We have been really busy practicing our Christmas Play and are looking forward to performing it next week for our families and friends.
Special Mentions Assembly
Congratulations to our children chosen for our Special Mentions Assembly. They were chosen for being enthusiastic and for their great attitude to learning. We are very proud of them both!
In French this week we learned the names of some different kinds of fruit.
grapes - les raisins
banana - bananes
orange - orange
apple - pomme
Star of the Week - 24.11.17
Congratulations to the children chosen to be Star of the Week this week, they were chosen for making really good choices throughout the week and for great work in Maths. Keep working hard!
As part of our Home Learning we designed and made our own houses. We have been very impressed with the fantastic results!
This week in French we continues learning about body parts and colours and we enjoyed the story
Va-t'en,Grand Monstre Vert! We really enjoyed listening to the story.
Star of the Week - 17.11.17
Congratulations to the children chosen to be Star of the Week this week, they were chosen for their fabulous attitude in all areas of learning and for always trying to be the best they can be. Keep up the great work.
We had lots of fun in Caterpillar Music this week, we thought about how important the emergency services are and the things they do to help us. We also thought about how to stay safe around traffic and road safety.
In French this week we continued working on our colours and we sang the song Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes ( La tête, les épaules, les genoux, les orteils ) we had lots of fun singing!
Star of the Week - 10.11.17
Congratulations to the children chosen to be Star of the Week this week, they were chosen for their fabulous attitude in everything they do and for trying hard to write their name. Keep up the great work.
We went on our travels this week and had lots of fun involving trains. We really enjoyed playing some parachute games and making our musical instruments sound like trains travelling along a track.
In French this week we have continued working on colours. The children are trying really hard and enjoy playing lots of different games to help them remember the names in French...
Star of the Week - 3.11.17
Congratulations to the children chosen to be Star of the Week this week, they were chosen for their attitude to learning and for trying hard to write their names. Keep up the great work.
We had lots of fun this week in Caterpillar Music and thought about the things happening on Bonfire Night. We pretended we had Fireworks, worked together to make a Team Work Tunnel and enjoyed our musical instruments and bubbles.
In French this week we have been learning colours...
rouge - red
violet - purple
vert - green
jaun - yellow
blanc - white
orange - orange
bleu - blue
rose - pink
We played a fun game where we had to match the colours to the French names...
Star of the Week - 20.10.17
Congratulations to the children chosen to be Star of the Week this week, they were chosen for coping so well on our trip to Meadowhall and for fabulous behaviour. Keep up the great work.
We had lots of fun in Caterpillar Music, we sang and danced and really enjoyed playing on the drums. After we played on the instruments and had fun popping the bubbles.
Meadowhall - Build a Bear
We had a fabulous trip to Meadowhall to make our class mascot. We took a vote and chose a cat and were able to choose an outfit for it to wear. We enjoyed our packed lunches, drew pictures of our mascot and chose a name for it. Our new mascot is called Kitty Batcat and each week she will spend the weekend with someone from our class.
Star of the Week - 13.10.17
Congratulations to the children chosen to be Star of the Week this week, they were chosen for trying hard with name writing and for coming into class sensibly. Keep up the great work.
This week in Caterpillar Music we travelled to the moon, we had lots of fun flying in a rocket and travelling in our moon buggies, after we tried to catch a falling star...
In French this week we have been learning some of the colours.
Bleu - blue
Rouge - Red
Vert - green
We played a game and tried to choose the correct colours when spoken in French.
Star of the Week - 29.9.17
Congratulations to the children chosen to be Star of the Week this week, they were chosen for making sensible choices and for trying to eat all their dinner up! Keep up the great work.
This week in Caterpillar Music we travelled to the circus. We walked the tightrope, jumped through a hoop and tried some our circus skills out in our Grand Finale! We had lots of fun.
Men Behaving Dadly
We held our first Dadly Challenge this week. Our families were asked to create their own fidget spinner which had to spin for as long as possible. It was lovely to see our families participating, the worthy winner was from Puffin Class.
Star of the Week - 22.9.17
Congratulations to the children chosen to be Star of the Week this week, they were both chosen for being fabulous role models in Kingfisher Class. Keep up the great work!
Our Busy Week...
We have had a busy week in Kingfisher Class, we have been looking at rhyming words and tried to create our own repeating patterns. We are working hard on recognising and writing our names too...
In P.E this week we worked on the apparatus practicing lots of different skills including climbing, jumping, landing safely and listening to instructions...
Books on the Bus
We enjoyed our first reading session on the bus this week and enjoyed looking at lots of lovely books.
Star of the Week - 15.9.17
Our children chosen to be Star of the Week this week were chosen for settling in well and Riley was chosen for making sensible choices. Well done!
The children took part in their first Caterpillar Music session in Kingfisher Class and had a great time. They danced, sang and played with the musical instruments.
The children are settling in really well in Kingfisher Class, so far we have enjoyed talking about ourselves, had a session of Caterpillar Music with Ali and a fabulous session of P.E with Mr Scott. What a busy couple of days we have had!