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Kingfishers - Yr4

poopy birdWelcome to Kingfisher Class! 

 

We are a gang of keen, hard working kids that belong to the Kingfisher Class!

Mr Good is the teacher who leads our flock. He has led us from Year 3 to Year 4, so he knows us really well, which has helped us get off to a flying start!!

 

 

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Kingfishers – The Expert Fishermen Birds  

If you guessed because they’re expert fishermen, you’re right!

Kingfishers eat fish and crustaceans. They live in burrows on the edges of streams, lakes and ponds. To catch fish, they lazily fly over the water, swooping down to spear a fish with their sharp beaks. Sometimes they perch in a branch near a river and dive when they see a fish.

 

 We have researched kingfishers to find out more about them and their habitats.

Pop into Year 4  and take a closer look at our Kingfisher display board to find out more!

 

 

 

  

    Year 4 Kingfisher Information Display

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Spellings

The kingfishers are now working from the year four national curriculum word list. The children will now be choosing four or five spellings to include in a paragraph to support them with their writing and grammar development.

In addition to this, it gives an opportunity for the children to further practice their cursive handwriting skills.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf

Maths Homework

Maths homework for half-term is to practise multiplication tables. Remember there are lots of activities in the booklet given out last week to help you. Why not test yourself by playing online games like:

Hit the Button (Also available as an app)

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Times Tables Grids http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/ma13time/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find/timestables_2.swf

For 8x table

 http://www.mad4maths.com/8_x_multiplication_table_math_game/

 

Topic

For our topic this term we have been looking at the Blue Abyss. This has allowed us to have a lot of discussion and cross circular activities, about the wonderful wildlife that lives in the coral reef, around our shorelines and much more! From this the children have been able to learn about food chains and how to create classification keys. In addition to this, the children have been researching submarines and in doing so have designed their own submarines. Thus giving the children the opportunity to discuss different materials, buoyancy, structural features and even finding a use for fidget spinner as propellers!

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