Welcome to the Kingfisher Class page!
This page will be updated with photos, news, events, useful resources and links.
Kingfisher Class is taught by Miss Inkpen.
Dear Parents and Carers,
What a strange end to the year!
We know that many children across the school have enjoyed the weekly learning projects so we have prepared some Summer Activity suggestions for Kingfisher Class. These are optional. The activities are in the document below.
I hope you have a lovely summer break and enjoy a well earned rest!
Home Learning - Updated on 17/7/20 for the week beginning 20/7/20
The final learning project is an opportunity for the children to reflect on their year in and out of school.
This week’s home learning:
Dear parents and carers,
This home learning is designed to support and aid you as parents and carers. Please use it to help your child, and support their learning in the best way you can. That said, at the current time, we are all experiencing pressures and needs within our own families not know before. Therefore, please do not put undue pressure on yourselves or children to complete everything. Home learning can be done in many ways, and should be a positive experience. The most important thing right now is that all families are able to be safe, look after one another, and maintain the positives at this challenging time. We are here to help and we understand that you know you child best and can strike the balance between using the home learning and providing the care and attention that all of our children need at this time.
If you need any further support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to advise and support.
The Upottery Teaching Team
Useful Links and Ideas
Body Beats Music - A useful home learning resource - A Youtube link - Only access this with adult supervision.
Bitesize Music Ideas - Another musical resource that is available online
The East Devon Games Portal,
BBC Supermovers - have a range of active learning ideas that promote classroom learning combined with physical activity:
Go Noodle - movement and mindfulness activities available at:
Premier League Primary Stars - Home learning resources at:
Well done to one of the year two children in our class, who has been very busy making word searches and finding out interesting facts!
Great use of the computer.
Have a look and try the word searches. They look great fun!
Home Learning Update 16.04.2020
Hello Kingfishers! It has been lovely to hear how you have all been getting on with your home learning packs. I can see lots of you have been busy using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars.
You will now find the project all about 'Your Family', towards the top of our class page. If you have any questions about any of the suggestions please email email@example.com and I will get back to you.
When you have a go at the home learning activities, always consider how you are going to present your findings. Just like in school, try to remember your capital letters, full stops, commas to list, exclamation marks and question marks. How about trying to use adjectives? Finally, don't forget to check through your work and make any corrections. Remember - this is evidence of your learning and not a mistake!
Try your best and have fun!
Hello Kingfishers and welcome to the 'Home Learning' section of our class page. This area will be updated regularly with suggestions of things to do whilst you are learning from home.
If you have any questions or would like to share anything with us, then please email the school office.
To start I have attached the Home Learning ideas sent home in packs last week. The activities suggested should cover weeks beginning 23/03/20 and 13/04/20. These learning ideas are all linked to our project 'The Scented Garden'.
Please continue to read daily, go on 'Mathletics', 'Timestable Rockstars', 'Phonics Play', 'Phonics Bloom', 'The Literacy Shed' and 'Top Marks'.
Should the school remain closed, then please check the class page for further weeks of learning.
Look after yourselves and stay safe!
Kingfisher Class Update: Tuesday 14th April 2020
What a busy Easter break everyone has had! Thank you for all of your emails. I have received lots of pictures and letters about everything you have been doing at home. It has been lovely to read and share this with you. Please see below.
Well done everyone! Please keep sending in your pictures and examples of your learning at home.
Kingfisher Class Update: Friday 27th March
Thank you to those of you who are working hard on your Mathletics and Times Table Rockstar tasks! It is great to see how much you are completing.
It has been lovely to see so many of you out in your gardens, carrying out a bug hunt etc. Keep up the great work!
Enjoy the Easter break everyone!
Kingfisher Class Update: Wednesday 25th March
Good afternoon Kingfishers.
What a lovely sunny day! It's been perfect for our project work for 'The Scented Garden'.
I have had a busy morning marking your stories and they have really made me smile - thank you for always working so hard!
It really would be lovely to hear from you, to see how you are getting on and what you have been up to. So if you have anything you would like to share with the class, please send it in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be great to see the learning you are doing at home.
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Kingfisher Class Update: Tuesday 24th March
Hello Kingfishers – I hope you are all well and keeping busy at home. Today I have been busy looking at your quizzes and I am really impressed! You have all worked really hard throughout the last week of school and should be really proud of yourselves. Keep up the excellent work at home. I hope you are finding the packs and resources useful when organising your day.
If you have anything you would like to share with the class, please send it in. It would be great to see the learning you are doing at home, whether it's you: working hard on your packs; doing some exercise; helping around the house; cooking or something you have made that you are proud of.
Finally, below is a link to the 'Joe Wicks Kids Workout.' It’s live every weekday at 9am but you can watch it anytime.
Have a go and start your day with some exercise at home.
Children's Mental Health Week - February 3rd-9th
'Find Your Brave!'
This week the children have been talking about: resilience; perseverance; having a growth mindset; being positive and how to over come challenges and find ways to get out of the 'learning pit/dip'.
Everyday, we have watched a 'Dojo' clip of the character 'Mojo' who over came different challenges and learnt new ways to persevere and try again.
The children had great fun creating their own animal stories, inspired by 'Giraffes Can't Dance - by Giles Andreae'.
On Friday the children all enjoyed a Yoga session with Abi.
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets!
This term our new topic 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'. The children have already been learning about different castles from across the ages and can identify and name key features. We will be deepening our knowledge of towers and tunnels in the next few weeks and will keep you informed about our next express event.
During the first term, the class worked well to create different foods, research healthy diets and find out about foods from around the world.
Thank you to all the people who came to visit the class during our express event! They absolutely loved sharing their work with you can are looking forward to doing this again in the spring term with our next topic.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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