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Listening to a story about Ossiri and the ogre!

 

We wrote a sentence about why we liked the story and gave it a score out of 10. We will be writing a diary entry from Ossiri’s point of view.

Marwell Zoo

We had a great day at Marwell this week (despite the rain). Here are a few pictures…

Art Week.

Kingfishers have had great fun this week but it’s not been easy! We have made some very ambitious sculptures, but just as I knew they would, Kingfishers demonstrated fantastic perseverance! Our theme was people in the past, and we chose to focus our work around Mityana. We looked at the work of Alberto Giacometti to get our inspiration.

 

First we made our wire frames which we found really difficult as after a while the wire hurt our hands. Kingfishers did not give up and managed to produce some fantastic looking wire sculptures.

After this we wrapped our sculptures in newspaper and then in Mod-Roc.

Once they were dry we painted, decorated and accessorised them and I’m sure you will agree that the final outcomes are amazing!

Well done for all your hard work and creativity, Kingfishers 🙂

 

 

Abi Elphinstone

On Tuesday the 14 March we met Abi Elphinstone the author of the series including Dream Snatcher, Shadow Keeper, Night Spinner. She spoke to us about her adventures and how she made her books and why she made her books. Her books are mainly set in Scotland ( her home country). She inspired all of us to write books and go on exciting adventures. We created our own story map( it was so fun ). Some people got books signed by Abi. We really enjoyed  her visit.

 

Thanks Abi from Kingfishers

 

By Doug + Finn

Riverbird Restaurant!

This topic we have been learning about Master Chef.  One of the fun things that we have done is Riverbird Restaurant. It took some preparation but we managed to make some delicious food to serve to our wonderful customers. Before  the action happened, we were given jobs out of a maître D , a waiter /waitress or a chef. With lots of the help with adults we managed to cook spectacular pizza and amazing  Fruit Tarts. With the looks on our customers faces it looked like our food was divine. As we walked into the restaurant the tables were perfectly layed out with beautiful table cloths. Over all we think that the restaurant was a massive hit. Once it was all over we were all proud of our selves and were very happy of the results .

p.s we got the extra pizza !!!!!!

by Amelie, Evie and Grace.

Year 5’s perfect pizza day

A week and a half ago, Year 5 were making pizzas for our Masterchef topic. We made our dough with a mixture of water,flour,yeast and salt. After we made it into a circular base, we added our toppings. There was a choice of sweetcorn, pepper(red and green) pepperoni, ham, chicken and cheese. Then we put it in  the oven and whilst we were watching Newsround, we ate them. Reilly and I topped ours with ham, sweetcorn, pepperoni, cheese and chicken. We all had a great time and really good fun even though it was very messy!

by Oliver Clarke

Pictures from our Masterchef Mystery Box Challenge (Kingfisher update to follow)

Iron Age Day

A few pictures from our fantastic Iron Age day. We had loads of fun and I’d like to thank Year 5 for being so beautifully behaved!

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Black Powder

Last Friday, year 5/6 were visited by the author of Black Powder, Ally Sherrick. Ally is very adventurous with her writing and inspired lots of us to get writing ourselves. During the morning , year 5/6 took part in an assembly where she talked about her amazing book. This exciting book features a 12 year old boy called Tom who meets a mysterious figure known only as The Falcon. Tom must use his wits and courage as his loyalty is pushed to the limit. Year 5/6 had a wonderful time with Ally and really enjoyed reading her book.

Thank you Ally!

 

By Amelie Oakton and Eva Kelly

 

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Half Term Round Up – Kingfishers

This half term we have been studying Mityana and thinking about the similarities and differences between their lives and ours.  We were very lucky to have a visit from Dodie Marsden who has visited Mityana on many occasions.  She played a game to teach us about fruit and vegetables in Uganda and she brought lots of artefacts for us to study.

We have also had the opportunity to sew a Ugandan-style piece of textile.  Thank you very much to all the parents who have come and helped!

This week we have enjoyed being out on our bikes, learning new skills and road safety.

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