Kingfisher Class 18-19

Welcome to Kingfishers!
Times Tables
In KS1 we work really hard to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and know them by heart for the end of year 2. Here's a link to a really fun video that will help you learn them. 
Reading High Frequency Words
Reading is an important part of all children's education and we are using many different strategies to develop this skill. One strategy is to build up sight recognition of words which are most commonly used in a text. 
The link below will take you to a game which promotes this skill. At the moment we are working on the first 100 High Frequency Words. Start off with the phase 2 words and then if your child can read these quickly and fluently then move onto phase 3. Once your child can read the phase 3 words move onto phase 4 etc.
We will be sending home a list of 10 spellings which are linked to the phoneme that your child is learning every Friday. The children will be tested on the spellings the following Friday. This is just an opportunity for us to check your child's understanding of the sound but we would appreciate your support at home to learn these. Please note that this is for Mr Ormiston and Mrs Swan's phonics group only. 
During the term we will be working on the children's writing targets alongside the curriculum. These have been stuck into their learning journals. We will up date them when necessary. Please click on the link below to the glossary of terms for clarification of any terms.
Thursday 15th November
All the children have had a wonderful time dressing in brown and yellow ready for Children In Need tomorrow. We have managed to raise over £200- Well done everyone!!
Wednesday 14th November
What a great performance of Pinocchio. The children loved watching the theatre performance and have used it to help them understand traditional and classic tales.
Friday 21st December
We had a great time during our Christmas Craft Morning.
Wk Beg 7th Jan
This week we did some outdoor learning in phonics.
15th January 2019
This week in maths, we have been using arrays to help us solve multiplication calculations.  For more information, visit
22nd January 2019
This week we have been learning our 2x, 5x and 10x tables.  The children have been using the videos below, you may enjoy sharing these at home.
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Please use the above link and the passwords and usernames in your child's learning journal to log into Spelling Shed. This is a new online resources that we have signed up to as a school to help children practice their spellings and common exception words. It has fun games and the children can look at how well they are getting on by checking out the league tables.