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Kingfishers Class

Stories we will be exploring this term

Welcome back! 


I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break.


This term our class topic is colours! We will be exploring a range of books including Rainbow Fish and Elmer and also looking at being kind and a good friend. 


Please see the our key texts for the term above and check out our class Topic Map! 


Kingfisher Team 

Christmas Trip to Madley

KS1 Nativity

Planting bulbs 


We were donate lots of different bulbs by Bulbs 4 kids! We had a great morning planting the different bulbs in our courtyard planter and in our class pot for the front of school. We look forward so seeing them grow in the spring. 

Roaming Reptiles! 


Today we had the most amazing experience in Kingfisher class. We had a visit from Lyndsey and her exotic pets, all the way from Rainforest Exotics in Ross-on-Wye! The children met a bearded dragon, a corn snake, a tortoise, a scorpion and a tarantula! The children loved it and were so calm and gentle. What a way to end our pet topic! 

Making Pudsey cookies for Children In Need



This term we are exploring colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. We are going to be recreating a range of different artwork created by different artists. We will be displaying our amazing creations on our class display. Last week we focused on primary colours, line, squares and rectangles. 

Looking for colour changes in the natural environment around us

Making slime! 


The children all explored slime this week. We made this slime by mixing cornflour and water together. The children observed the materials changing as they mixed together. After making the slime some of the children completed an experiment to see if their slime could protect and egg from breaking when dropping it. We all got very messy this afternoon! 

Science week! 


We have had an super first week back at Blackmarston. This week has been science week and every children has had lots of opportunities to take part in some amazing hands on science activities and experiments. Check out all the different things Kingfisher class got up to! 

Key Texts This Term

Autumn term 2 


Welcome back! 

We hope you all had a lovely half term break. This term our topic is Pets! We have some lovely books to share with the children and some fantastic activities planned. Above you will see some of the key texts we are using this term.


Yes, some are Christmas books.. Yikes! that time of yeah already?! 


Kingfisher team 





Last week we made the puppets of Goldilocks and the Three Bears! 


We were very lucky, as Wrens class let is borrow their amazing puppet theatre. The children had a great time retelling the story and enjoying watching the show! 

At the end of our week we made porridge, just like the three bears had in the story. 


The children explored all the different ingredients and decided it would taste better with chocolate and strawberries. We then enjoyed it for our snack! 

Our next traditional tale was Goldilocks and the Three bears!


We told the story using props from our story sacks. The children loved making the story come to life. We also changed our Role-Play are into the three bears house! 

Physical Education 


This term we are focusing on Gross Motor movements and development in P.E. We are exploring the different ways we can travel across the room. Last week we used the equipment to create a circuit to travel around. 


The children all challenged themselves to climb up onto the large piece of equipment and jumped off!

Building a bridge for a toy to cross the river!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff


The first traditional tale we explored was The Billy Goat Gruff. The children loved exploring the story using sensory resources and small world characters.  Later in the week the children retold the story using our small would tuff spot!


Everyone loved shouting 'Who's That Trip Trapping Over My Bridge?!' 

Painting in Forest School


Every Monday morning we will be using our forest school area for lots of fun activities! We will try and go out come rain or shine, so the children can make the most of our outdoor resources. 


Today the children search for natural resources, such as sticks, leaves and stones and used the instead of paint brushes. We have lots of fun and it was a great start to the week! 

Making Music

Fine Motor Fun!

Making Rice Krispie Monsters!

Wonderful stories we will be exploring this term!

Welcome back! 



Hello from the Kingfisher team! 


We have had a wonderful time getting to know and settling in the children. Over the past two weeks the children have loved seeing their old friend the Colour Monster and meeting new friends like the Dragon who went to school! We have enjoyed lots of getting to know you sessions and taken part in lots of play, music, art and communication activities. 


This term we will be exploring different traditional tales. The children will have lots of opportunities to explore the stories through role-play, small world/construction and messy play/sensory activities. We will also compare different versions of the traditional tales, discuss what's different and vote for which one the children liked the most. 


Above you will see two subheadings where you will find useful weblinks to support your child at home and where you can see the termly topic map. The topic map is a great way to get and inside of what we are doing over the term. 



Kingfisher Team