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Mrs Stopher

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Our learning this Half Term


A warm welcome back to school after the summer holidays. Although the weather was not what we had wished for, I hope that you all had a restful time and at least saw some sunshine. Our new Kingfishers have settled to the class routines well and have joined in with the older children in making a super start to the year. In English, they have already mastered prepositions and have written a beautiful setting description using them. All of the children have been very keen and diligent to complete TTRockstars challenges daily which is lovely to see. Well done for an impressive start Kingfishers.

Moving on to this half term, we are learning about the following topics:

English: Using film as a writing stimulus (Taking Flight), the children will be learning to use ambitious vocabulary when writing character and setting descriptions.

Maths: This half term as is usual at the beginning of the year the children will be learning about place value,. Then, once they are secure they will be moving on to learning addition and subtraction.

History: The topic for this half term is ‘How children’s lives have changed’, the children will look at a range of times across history to see how children’s life is different from that of today .

Art: the children will be creating 3D structures from various materials.

RE: Christianity: How does believing Jesus is their saviour inspire Christians to save and serve others?  

Computing: Networks and the internet.

PSHE: Families and relationships.

French: Where is France and then moving on to colours.

Science: This half term, the children will learn about Forces and Magnets.

PE: Basketball skills.

If you would like to talk to me about your child, please feel free to contact me or see me in the playground.

Mrs Stopher


Home Learning Projects



Imagine that you are a child in the past who has been sent of to work as a chimney sweep or a factory worker. Write a recount of your day.

What time did you have to get up? What did you have to do at work? Was it dangerous?


Have a try at learning to tell the time. What time do you get up? How long does it take you to get dressed? What time is it when you leave for school?

Keep practising your times tables! Tell us what you have worked on & your speed to collect your stickers! Where will you be on our Times Table Rockstars board? Can you reach Rock Hero?

Please see the school website for other home-learning options


On-going Learning for the Term

Times Tables through TT Rock Stars

Focus on oracy – getting what you want to say out in the right way

Daily Maths Meeting Activities

Lots of discussion of the meaning of words and how they connect to other words

Developing and practicing hand-writing to include effective, neat joined handwriting by all pupils

Reinforcement of community and Christian values along with good citizenship in a school context.


Reminders—key dates and routines to remember

Monday – Weekly spellings

Tuesday –

Wednesday – PE with our PE coach or Mrs Stopher

Thursday – Music with Mr Garrido, please ensure your child has their instrument in school on this day.

Thursday—Times tables tests– each week children will bring home their times tables book with the tables that they need to learn each week. These may not change every week as the children need to be secure on their current learning before moving to the next set.

Friday – Children have Music with Mrs Clark, RE with Mrs Derrett, Computing with Mrs Cocksedge, French with Mrs Derrett and PE with our PE coach.

The children are welcome to bring items for show & tell on a Thursday – We will have a rota so that all children will get the chance to share their news or objects, but this may not be every week. Please do encourage your child to share any recent achievements such as a new swimming group, trying something new, a certificate.

Miss Daines  continues on her maternity leave.




Useful ways to share learning at home

Enjoy books with your child – even 5 minutes a day is fine. Let them see you reading & highlight the purpose of reading i.e for pleasure, to read menus, to buy tickets, to find information out.

Encourage your child to look at clocks and learn how to tell the time on both digital and analogue clocks. Ask you child questions like how many minuets until bedtime? How long did you take to brush your teeth?

Practice your child’s spellings with them each day for their weekly test on Monday.

Go on a nature walk; focus on the texture of things, the noises they hear, the different habitats.

If your child is reluctant to do home learning then consider a different time/day.

Allow your child some ‘down time.’ This means evenings or weekend days where they do nothing structured. Academics believe that an element of boredom helps to develop a child’s creativity, resilience and independence.

Turn off all electronic devices at least one hour before bedtime. This includes TV. Encourage your child to read in bed or read/make up bedtime stories with them.


Welcome to Kingfishers!


In English, we are starting the summer term with the book Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx. This is in a series with a book that the children previously studied and very much enjoyed, Arthur and the Golden Rope. Alongside this book, we will be exploring the topic of Ancient Egypt. . Below you will find a homework sheet with ideas for challenges to complete. We ask for the children to complete 3 pieces of homework per half term but the choice of what subjects they decide to complete their homework on is up to them.  If you are unable to print the worksheets needed then please ask your child to collect some from Miss Daines or Mrs Stopher as we have some printed. 


The spelling grids are below & will be tested on Friday 12th May. 


Below is also a KIRF sheet per year group. These are given out half-termly & they support something we have introduced across the school to help develop your child’s fluency and mental maths skills. KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) are a way of helping your child to learn by heart, key facts and information which they need to have instant recall of.







































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Kingfishers Homework Autumn Term 1 - September to October Half Term 2020

Some of the things Kingfishers have been up too!!!

Kingfishers Homework w/c 13th July 2020

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Kingfishers Homework w/c 29th June 2020

Kingfishers Homework w/c 22nd June 2020

Kingfishers Homework w/c 15th June 2020

Kingfishers Homework w/c 8th June 2020

Some of our newest home learning highlights!!

Kingfishers Homework w/c 1st June 2020
Kingfishers Half Term Activities 25th May 2020

Look at what Kingfishers have been up too!

My Dear New Friend from the Literacy Trust

Kingfishers Homework 18th May 2020
Kingfishers Homework 11th May 2020

English, Science and History Worksheets

Kingfishers Homework 4th May 2020

D & J's Ultra Marathon Challenge

OW's hieroglyphic Challenge

O RN's Tudor Project

OW's Nutrition Matching Activity

LA created a reflective acrostic poem

Kingfishers Homework 27th April 2020
Kingfishers Homework 20th April 2020
Easter Homework week commencing 6th April 2020
Spring Homework 30th March 2020

Spring 2020


Week beginning 23rd March 2020

Homework Spring 2

Autumn 2018 - Summer 2019



Autumn 2017 -Summer 2018



Kingfishers 2 Year Rolling Curriculum

Kingfishers topic overview 2017/18

From April 2018, there will be a whole school newsletter sent out on a monthly basis.  Each class will contribute to this newsletter.  It can be found in "whole school newsletters".
Class Newsletters Spring Term

Science Museum 14/3/18

Tattingstone Science Fair

Parents Take Part

Lego Build

Ancient Egypt Display

Ancient Egyptians

Music Lessons

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Roman re-enactment day

Autumn 2016 - Summer 2017

Reading Comprehension Questions

Spelling List Year 3 & 4