Summer Night Poem by Louisa Tompkins
The lights went shimmer shine on the trees and more.
My brother and I fled through the weeds and the light flickered once more.
I took his hand and held it tight as we disappeared into the night;
I was scared but there was nothing I could do but dream of home
And the midnight blue.
This term Kingfisher Class are one of the classes in charge of looking after some baby eels. This is a project we are doing with Kier construction and Avon Wildlife Trust so that we can learn more about these fascinating creatures. So far we have learnt about the long journey they have made from the Sargasso Sea in Bermuda in order to reach us! We have also learnt about the hazards they face as they journey up the river and played a game to see how tough it is being an eel.
We are taking it in turns to feed and care for the elvers each day and will be taking them to Blagdon Lake to release them back into the wild when they are a bit older. The tank is outside the staff room so come and take a look!
Whole School Focus
This term we are having a real focus on getting back to basics in maths, making sure that all the children in the school are confident with key skills like times tables and number bonds. We are also working on improving children's reading comprehension; using Guided Reading and whole class reading sessions to work on our reading skills.
This term is also full of lots of fun sports activities with our Fun Run and Sports Day to look forward to.
The whole school theme for this term is 'What makes our world wonderful?' and Kingfisher Class will be learning about our Extreme Earth including: volcanoes, earthquakes, climate change and biomes.
This term is also when Kingfisher Class go swimming every Friday afternoon so please make sure your child has their swimming kit in school on those days.
For English this term, our class text is 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman. The children will be exploring this text and using the story to support them in writing newspaper reports.
Also in Terms 5 and 6, Kingfisher Class will be rehearsing for the KS2 End of Year Production- what this space for more details...!