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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



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.



We have had an action-packed couple of weeks in Year 5.

We have had a visit from Dodie who talked to us all about Mityana. She is also taking our letters that we wrote to the children of Mityana Junior School- we are keeping our fingers crossed in the hope that we will get some letters in reply!

We have also had a Judo demonstration where we were taught and shown some Judo moves!

We have finished our sewing and we are hoping to put the final pieces up on display in the library for everyone to see as they are fantastic and need showing off!

Next week will be exciting too as Year 5 are doing Bikeability and there are lots of other activities planned for in between sessions.

The year group will be split into 2 groups for this week (mixed classes) and they will stick with these groups for each Bikeability session. One session will take place in the morning, and the other in the afternoon.


Please remember to bring your bikes around to the garden outside of Kingfishers in the mornings!

Miss Haighton 🙂

Air Resistance Egg Drop

This week we have been writing narratives in English,  using an African  video as a stimulus. The children have written some incredibly descriptive paragraphs using loads of adjectives and adverbs.

In Maths we have been practising formal written methods of addition and subtraction, as well as completing some very challenging word problems.

In Science we have been learning about air resistance,  and last week we planned and designed egg parachutes to find out which group could manage to make the most air resistance. This week we tested them.

Thank you for my team of helpers during this experiment!

The whole class were awarded a dojo point for teamwork, as well as a second point as no eggs were broken during the parachute drop.


Well done Kingfishers 🙂


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A mysterious footprint

We have had a jam-packed week in Year 5!

On Monday we investigated a mysterious giant footprint that was left on the playground, as in English we have been reading ‘King Kong’. It’s a fantastic book that has us all gripped!

In Science we are learning about forces so on Thursday we carried out an investigation to find the surface with the least amount of friction using toy cars.

On Friday we will be continuing with a our Topic- Mityana and our brilliant African patterns in Art.


I am pleased that my new Kingfishers are settling in so well, and I look forward to another wonderful week with you all.

Miss Haighton 🙂


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Rainforest fruit



Last week we tried some fruit that grows in the rainforest as part of our work on rainforest tribes.

Lots of Kingfishers tried fruits they have never tasted before such as papaya and passion fruit so it was a great afternoon all round!




Our fantastic day at Marwell Zoo

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I hope there will be some more pictures to follow 🙂

Class Worship

A huge thank you to everyone who came to our class worship- what a turn out!

I was so incredibly proud of every one of Kingfishers as we all worked so hard to pull our worship together. It wouldn’t have been so successful without Kingfishers’ fantastic ideas and enthusiasm. There really are some stars among you and I look forward to seeing what you can come up with in the future. Well done!!

Miss Haighton 🙂

Our special visitor

Today we were very lucky in Year 5 as we were visited by a very special guest from Mityana- Michael Lubowa. Michael is a priest in Mityana. It was such a fantastic, eye opening experience and the children asked some excellent questions and were very welcoming!


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Online spelling task

I know that children have found it quite difficult to access the spelling homework game so I thought I would put a link to it on the blog.


Here we are…