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St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
Kingfisher Class: Year 1
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7th July 2019

Caleb When I was playing hit the button 20 number bonds my best score was 13 out of 14. I've been doing a good picture of my rocket with George and me being a superhero.


Miss Bullard I was very impressed with you weighing skills today Kingfishers. You worked well as teams to make rice cripsy cakes, using the equiptment carefully to weigh your ingredients and following your instructions. I hope you all enjoyed eating your cakes at the end of the day! Have a lovely weekend in the beautiful sunshine that is forecast. See you all on Monday!

Miss Bullard Well done to those of you who are remembering to hand in your reading book and reading record. I will be changing books tomorrow so please remember to hand them in, in the morning, with a comment from someone you read with at home.

Miss Bullard What a fantastic start to our final term together in Kingfishers! We have been working really hard with our phonics this week, reading alien words and spotting special friends in texts we are reading.
We also had a visit from the firefighters as part of our learning regarding people we trust and can talk to. The firefighters explained to us all of the different jobs they do and all the people and animals they help. We then had a look at the fire engine and even got to spray the water using one of the hoses. Look at our gallery to see some pictures!


Miss Bullard We have been working really hard this week, learning how to tell the time. Here is a link to the game we have been playing this week:

Miss Bullard In English today we started to think of words to describe (adjectives) our aliens. We came up with some amazing adjectives including electrifying! Well done Caleb! If you think of a word to describe your alien write it on our blog or tell me in the morning. I'm looking forward to filling our wall with amazing adjectives.


Miss Bullard We have been working really hard this week in phonics to read real and alien words. Here is a link to a game that we play were we have to read the real and alien words and then decided which alien is going to eat them.

Miss Bullard We had a super first day back to school after our Easter holidays. I was very impressed with your maths work. You worked very hard to partition 2 digit numbers into tens and ones. Here is a link to a game we play to help us with our place value learning.

Miss Bullard What a fantastic Red Nose Day! It was great to see you all wearing something red and raising lots of money for comic relief. The lunch time activities were a great success and it was good to see you all having a go at the games. I hope you all enjoyed splatting a teacher after school and I am very impressed with your aim, I definitely got well and truly soaked!
Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Bullard That's brilliant George, keep up the good work! I am glad you had a brilliant time at the wildlife park yesterday. My favourite part was seeing the giraffes!

George I did my 5 x table to my mum I only got a little bit stuck. I had lots of fun today at the zoo, my favourite bit was playing on the park with my friends

Miss Bullard Remember to bring sensible footwear for walking tomorrow, a water bottle, packed lunch (if you are bringing one) and a waterproof coat for our trip. See you all in the morning!

Miss Bullard We had a brilliant afternoon today on the iPads learning how to program a rocket to visit different planets. In computing this term we will be learning how to create algorithms and read codes in computer programs. By the end of term we will be creating games to play with each other!

Miss Bullard Good persuasive writing George, I'm sure your mum will love your poem.
Excellent research Caleb, I am pleased you found out lots of new facts about Africa from your trip to the museum.

Faith We have been writing poetry in class and you will enjoy reading the wonderful poems.
We have been writing poetry about birds that everyone should find in the poetry book.
Each of the poems are a one of a kind poetry that we have written by ourselves and we are proud of our accomplishment.

Faith Hi miss Bullard we saw a lot of sparrows and some greedy pigeons!

Caleb I went to the museum and found some things from Africa, I saw an African elephant skeleton, some African drums and some weapons that people in Africa used for hunting a long time ago.

George Mum should read my poetry because my circus book is in there, because my pictures are in there and my colouring is in there.

Miss Bullard I am glad you enjoyed making a bird feeder Faith. Do you know what types of birds you have seen?

Faith I really enjoyed making a bird feeder we've been looking out for the birds we have seen a few. I like looking after them.

Celine Miss Bullard you write so many blogs i love you Miss Bullard

Miss Bullard We have had a fantastic day in the snow today at school! We have built snowmen, made snow angels and best of all, thrown lots of snowballs! Kingfishers, I am very impressed with your aim, I had to do my best snow ball dodging today! Enjoy your weekend and keep warm.

Miss Bullard We have been working really hard in our guided reading sessions this week and I am very proud of the endurance some of you have shown with your reading. Well done Kingfishers, keep it up! Remember to write a comment in your reading diaries when you read at home. You should aim to read at least 4 times a week.

Miss Bullard Caleb, you showed real endurance with all the skills that we were show on the circus days. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the diabolo!
Fantastic to hear George! I would agree, you would make a brilliant juggler!

George My best thing about the circus was the juggling i was good at it

Caleb I liked the thing that you spin with the sticks and the string because it wasn't too tricky for me like the other things.

Miss Bullard I have been so impressed with your circus skills this week! You have all shown great endurance when learning tricks which have been very challenging. What was the best trick or skill you learnt this week?

Miss Bullard What a fantastic start to 2019 Kingfishers! We have been learning about online safety and you have all shown a great attitude to learning. We have discovered what personal information is and how we do share it with people who we do not trust. Here is a link to the videos we have been exploring:

Merryn Just wanted to say Well Done to all the children in the nativity today - you were all amazing :-) What a great job all the teachers & helpers did to put on a spectacular show. I feel all Christmassy now! Have a great Christmas & see you all in the new year.

CELINE blue and yellow make green

CELINE I rely enjoy doing fonics English maths art
Miss Bolard have a good Christmas sory i am not aloud to celabrat Christmas because i am going to ed so have a lovly time on Christmas and i will miss you see you soon

Miss Bullard Our Nativity performance will be Monday 17th December at 2:30pm and Tuesday 18th December at 9:30am.

Miss Bullard Brilliant work Caleb! I am pleased that you are enjoying having Bamboo to stay as well, I can't wait to hear about what you have been up to on Wednesday.

Caleb I liked playing the number bonds game I got 9/9 on one go and 10/11 when I did it again. Bamboo played with me, I love having him to stay.

Miss Bullard George that is fantastic! I am pleased that you are enjoying playing the number bonds game and have improved your score. Keep it up!

George Thank you pudsey - George wanted to write this himself! We played number bonds today & I scored 11 out of 18 on my first go then I got 15 out of 18 I love playing number bonds.

Miss Bullard Art Day
We had a fantastic art day on Monday in Kingfishers. We explored colour mixing and made colour wheels. We then used our colour mixing skills to create autumn leaf paintings thinking about the colours we needed to mix.
Caleb - Red and yellow make orange, I know from my mixing.
George - White can make it lighter.
Leona - Blue and yellow will make the colour green.

Miss Bullard I hope you have all had a lovely weekend! This week in maths we are looking at number and place value. The links below will take you to some fun games which you can play at home.

Miss Bullard Thank you George and Caleb for telling us what your have learnt about mercy dogs. This week we will be making purple poppies to help us remember the animals which lost their lives in the war.

Caleb Flo saved people who were injured in the war. When the war ended poppies grew.

Miss Bullard We have had a fantastic week in Kingfishers to start Autumn term 2. Well done to those of you who have handed in your reading book and reading record each day. Can you make sure you write a small comment with whoever you read with so we know that you have read at home. It is also helpful to write the pages you have read in your reading record as well. This means if you have not finished reading the book we will not change it. Keep up the fantastic reading, you are doing a great job! Have a lovely weekend and remember to wrap up warm and stay safe if you are going to any firework displays.

George The mercy dogs saved lives, because they helped people . They helped people by barking to tell people they were injured. They healed people.

George I cant wait for Halloween because I am going to a party and dressing up. I am going to a BIG fireworks display at Blenheim it's a big palace I can't wait to see lots of pretty fireworks. I can't wait until Christmas we are going to see a pantomime and we eat lots of food and get lots of presents. I love doing maths the best.

Miss Bullard I am really pleased that Caleb is enjoying learning about WW1. We will continue to learn about the war next week and after half term. That's really great to hear, I am glad you are enjoyed our reading time with year 4 as well.

Caleb Caleb has been enjoying history this week and told us that he's been learning about the war. He's also been enjoying reading with the year 4 children over the last few weeks.

Mrs Thom Today was a whole school WW1 day. Y2 and Y1 found out about how it all started in Sarajevo. See the pictures on our gallery page!
In the afternoon, we learnt about the Home Front back in Britain. We saw what little food people had to eat each week and we learnt about bombs being dropped on civilians. Well done Isabelle, who showed good knowledge by asking about suffragettes during our Home Front session. The final session was about soldiers and how they survived on the front line. We learnt lots and are now ready to start our WW1 topic next week.

Miss Bullard Kingfishers your homework has been amazing this week, and I can see you have been trying really hard with your home learning. Caleb, your parts of the body booklet is brilliant, well done! I look forward to seeing your homework next Wednesday. Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Bullard I am very impressed with those of you who have got full outdoor learning kits in school. Please make sure you always have a full kit, which includes waterproof trousers, waterproof coat and wellies in school all the time.

Miss Bullard Hello Kingfishers! We have had a brilliant start to the term! I was very impressed with your art skills on Monday when drawing your portraits. We also had fantastic day yesterday dressing up as fictional super heroes and everyday super heroes to start our new topic, Super Me, Super You!

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