The children collected fruit and vegetables from the school allotment then sold them to the parents after school!
Our visit to St. Barnabas Church. The children enjoyed listening to religious stories and finding out about the different religious artefacts inside the church!
We had a very successful 'rag bag' week. Thank you to everyone who supported it!
Year 3 children visited the Year 2 children to tell them all about the junior school.
Year Two have been busy harvesting the strawberries growing in the allotment area. They couldn't resist eating them!
In Design technology we have been looking at a range of logos and where we might see them. The children will be designing and making logos of their own!
Kingfishers have been welcoming a new child to their class!
Big Brum Bus Tour incorporating many amazing sights of Birmingham! We all learnt so much about our home city!
As part of the tour we stopped at Birmingham Art Gallery to visit the Gallery all about Birmingham in the past. We also saw Mrs Ricketts favourite painting 'The Blind Girl.
In History we have been learning about Florence Nightingale and her work during the Crimea War. The children took on the role of injured soldiers lying on the hospital floors in Scutari!
In Gymnastics we have seen some very impressive sequences involving travel, balance, jump and roll. The children then transferred these skills onto the apparatus!
The Birches Green Infant School Business Award for 2015 was awarded to Kingfisher Class for their company 'Sticky Wicky Reindeers'. The children really impressed the judges with their confidence and knowledge! We would like to extend our congratulations to each class for their amazing business ventures so well done Birches Green Infants!
Summer Term 2015
Our new topic for this half-term is called 'The Scented Garden'. The children will be learning about plants that grow in contrasting localities. They will gather information about the effect of the climate upon plants, as well as the requirements for healthy growth! To engage the children in the topic they have been asked to enlist the support of their parents for designing and making a garden. Some very impressive gardens are starting to appear in the classroom-Thankyou!
Please take time to read our curriculum plan for this half-term!
We have been learning about plants in the environment and what they require for healthy growth. The children have also looked closely at different plants and recorded their main parts.
The General Election proved to be a good time for the children to ask questions about David Cameron. They used newspaper articles and the computer to find out some interesting facts about him.
Great Mathematicians at work! Exchanging coins for the same value before solving money problems involving change!
As part of our Year Two writing project some children wrote their own stories and read them to different year groups. Let's hope they will be future well known authors!
During a Maths/Science Lesson the children thought of their own criteria for sorting 'bugs', then decided how they were going to record their data.
We identified the different parts of plants and learnt about where the seed grows on a plant. We compared different seeds and were very keen to start planting some. Super following of instructions Kingfishers.
We love peas.
Marking out a drill for peas.
Grow well please!
Congratulations- 97% plus Attendance since September 2014! Thank you- This will have a positive impact upon your child's education.
Today we visited the Junior School as part of Transition from the Infants to the Juniors. Everyone enjoyed it- especially the Parents!!
On Thursday 30th April we met Cielo - A Bearded Dragon. The children found out lots of interesting facts about its appearance, habitat and diet from his owners Victoria and Luke!
Taking notes in the school garden! The children looked closely at the plants and thought of adjectives to describe them! These adjectives were used to describe a garden and up level sentences!
Creating a collage of a 'Scented Garden' to display in the Classroom
Well done to these children for creating their very own gardens!
Children are surrounded by technology, both within and out of school. Recognising this shows that children are aware of the distinction between technology and objects that are not classed as ‘information technology’. In Computing the children have been learning a step-by-step procedure for programing a game!
Welcome back to all our children and their families! The sun is beginning to shine and there is evidence of new life appearing in the school garden. Our topic for Spring Two is 'Wriggle and Crawl'. Please take time to read our curriculim overview for this half term!
Our new topic 'Wriggle and Crawl' has inspired the children to make these super models:
We had a wonderful Easter Celebration to end the Spring Term!
Celebrating World Book Day with a favourite book and a cup of hot chocolate!
Our first planting in the allotment got us really using our muscles.
First we cleared the soil of large stones . Next we made deep holes using a special tool, called a bulb planter. Then we checked the seed potatoes had 'chitted' enough for them to be planted and chose the best ones. After that we put them in the prepared holes.
Finally we covered the potatoes over with soil. We had different ideas for what would make them grow well. Aisha said ' Lots of water'. Anisha said 'Some sunshine'.
Turning the tool.
Is this a good potato to choose?
Going on a 'bug hunt' helped the children to develop a deeper insight into the natural habitat of some bugs and mini beasts!
We know that worms live in the soil so we made a wormery to find out more about their life underground!
Kingfishers have found out how interesting snails can be! Not only do they have a spiral shell but they also eat cucumber and leave a slimy trail behind them!
We have a bug shop set up in our Role Play Area. These children were keen to visit it and rise to the challenges!
These children spotted daffodils out in full bloom! Spring is round the corner!!
The Life Education Caravan visited school this week and introduced the children to 'Harold' Harold was going to a party and needed the children to show how they would feel if they were going to a party!
Kingfishers learnt about the inside of the body and the importance of the main organs. Ask you child to tell you what they learnt!
We're looking forward to our new topic after half term, "Wriggle and Crawl", so we hunted for minibeasts in compost made from leaves. Ask us some facts about slugs!
Happy New Year Everyone!
We hope you've had a lovely holiday and that you return to school happy, healthy and full of excitement.
Visiting the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to watch 'The BFG' on the first day back is a great way to start the term!
Our Topic for this Half-Term is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.
Some children have already brought things to school about the topic!
Please help your child to research this topic at home so we can collect information from a range of different sources.
Well Done to all these children! 97% or more attendance.
The children have produced high standards of work for classroom displays and role play areas.
PE Lesson involving javelin throwing, ball skills and running are always challenging and competitive!
The children have been learning about special journeys people make. They asked lots of interesting questions to a parent who told us about her special journey 'The Haaj'
Bird Week: 2nd - 6th February 2015. We have been learning about our class bird 'The Kingfisher'. Watching a wildlife programme about a kingfisher helped us with our note taking skills.
During Art lessons the children have used a range of medium and developed skills when drawing and making 'Kingfisher Birds'
MrsDelaney was very impressed with the information we found out about the Kingfisher bird!
Learning about Division and Multiplication was both challenging and exciting during our Maths lessons! Well done to everyone who tried their best!
Throughout January the children have been learning about being responsible. During assembly our Site Manager and Catering Staff spoke to the children about the responsibilities they have within school to keep everyone safe!
These children attend Guitar Club every week. They impress Mrs Harvey by playing notes they have practised at home!
We learnt about different types of garden birds today and why it is important to care for them in wintertime.
We took responsibility by refilling the bird feeders in the wildlife garden.
Using the singing toy birds we hoped some birds would fly closer to us, but they seemed very shy today.
Parent Week: Olivia's mum came into school and shared her role as a children's nurse!
Parent Week. Mr Letman showed the children how Maths can be used through Music!
We enjoyed the story of The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde in Literacy so much, that we created a new and special garden for him to play in. The children used a range of natural materials to create different parts of the garden.
What could I use these seedheads for?
The Giant could climb on this log.
Our garden looks interesting.
Choosing just the right material.
Feeling excited about our visit to 'The Birmingham Repertory Theatre'
The BFG used his trumpet when catching dreams. We have really impressed our teachers when playing the trumpet in class!
Researching the most Famous Towers around the World!
Using different materials to build the tallest tower!
Making Paper lanterns for the border of our 'BFG' display
The children have been learning how to make a structure for their dream lanterns, We have some creative dream lanterns hanging in the corridor
This week the children are learning to write formal and informal letters. They have witnessed Sophie's kidnapping by the BFG, written notes,made urgent telephone calls to the police and written a letter informing the police of what they witnessed!
We watched the 'BFG' film and witnessed Sophie's kidnap. We made notes to use when writing a formal letter to the police!
Painting 'stone walls' for the castle in 'The Role Play area'
In Maths we have been using Arrays for recording Muliplication
Our new topic for this half term is Celebrations'. The children have shared ideas and worked together to make a display in the classroom.
Celebrating and Respecting Everyone!
In Design Technology we designed, tasted different breads, prepared and made sandwiches for the Christmas party!
Singing and Playing Instruments at a special Christmas Assembly
In Art the children have been designing, printing and evaluating their own impressive wrapping paper!
Kingfishers thought this paper had the best design
Well done to the Writing project children who presented their work to Kingfishers, parents, Mrs Ricketts and Mrs Plaha. They were super confident and passed on lots of facts about their chosen topics and really impressed the audience! Well done again!!
In Science we have been learning about Electricity and how to make a Circuit so a bulb lights up!
Welcome to our 'Sticky Wicky Reindeer Business'. The children have been busy launching, promoting and marketing their business to a wide audience! Don't forget to come and buy! We will have a stand at 'The Winter Fayre' on Friday
Requesting £20.00 loan to set up our business
Mrs Ricketts agrees to the loan!
Promoting 'Sticky Wicky Reindeer ' business
A very attentive and interested audience!
Production work begins...
First batch completed!
Time for the bows!
Will quality control be satisfied?
First day of sale!
Customers kept on coming!
Junior school children were good customers too!
Happy parent customers!
Loan repaid within 1/2 hour of business!
Nearly sold out!
Production team at work again!
Customers keep on coming!
The counting begins!!!
The Sticky Wicky Reindeer Business celebrate after a very successful week! Mrs Delaney and Mrs Terheege are very proud of the children who have worked with great enthusiasm selling their 'Sticky Wicky Reindeers'. In just one week a really amazing £186.00 profit was made! Thank you everyone for supporting a fantastic business enterprise!!
What Amazing Gymnasts we have in Kingfisher Class! They have been creating sequences using balance, shape, jump and travel. we have some super role models for our class showing focus, discipline and determination when practising gymnastic skills!
In Mathematics the children have been predicting how long it takes to do an activity! This proved quite challenging for the children. They found cutting out pictures took longer than walking to the teacher's room and back! Some children are very good at reading the time involving o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour. Daniel was awarded the Celebration Certificate for reading all different times on the clock!
During a History lesson the children were taken back nearly 400 years to 1666 when they had a visit from Samuel Pepys. Samuel Pepys was able to answer questions about 'The Great Fire of London' referring to extracts from his diary!
Our classroom display depicting the 'Fire of London'
Road Safety Week: 17th - 23rd November
This year, Road Safety Week is focused on looking out for each other.
The idea is to encourage people to think about road safety and avoid distractions. If everyone is looking out for each other then this can become a lot easier and safer!
Thank you to Everyone who donated money for 'Children in Need'. We were able to put our numeracy lesson on money into a real context.
What a lot of Super Heroes we had in school donating money for 'Children in Need'.
During our numeracy lessons the children were challenged to identify coins, find the total and give change. I was very impressed with the way they supported each other, discussed their challenge and persevered until they succeeded.
In Computing the children have been learning about E-Safety, especially when receiving e-mails. They know that an e-mail or attachment must never be opened unless they know the person who has sent it. This week the children have been busy helping MrsHughes to solve the mystery of the missing cake. They have listened to witness accounts, audio files as well as studying fact files. After solving the investigation and sending Mrs Hughes an e-mail she was happy to inform the children that the cake had been returned to the kitchen, Not only did the children learn about E-safety but they learnt it is important not to make accusations before listening to everyone involved in the situation!
During our 'Remembrance Day Assembly' the children showed great empathy and respect. In class they have been finding out what it must have been like to live during the war. One of us took on the role of a soldier while the children asked him questions.
Celebrating Amazing Attendance!
We would like to introduce you to these two children who represent Kingfisher Class as our School Councillors. At the meeting the councillors decided it would be good if each class could have a suggestion box.
It is good to see so many children wearing poppies. Thank you for buying the poppies and helping such a good cause!
Looking very proud wearing a poppy!
In Numeracy we have been Investigating Shape! These children worked hard at creating shape pictures.
The children have made some amazing musical instruments at home. Thank you to the parents who have helped their child!
Kingfishers are very proud of their instruments so we hope you enjoy their performance!!
Thank you to all our families who supported the 'Year Two Impact Workshop'. Your continuous support and co-operation is always appreciated and together we can ensure the children achieve their best! We are looking forward to reading the children's stories on 7th November!!
As part of Black History Month we have been learning about Nelson Mandela. The children have learnt lots of facts about his life and they have enjoyed using drama to re-enact key events. The children shared 'The life of Nelson Mandela' with the rest of the school during a special assembly.
This week the children have been developing Afro-Caribbean dance moves with the support of a teacher from 'Ace Dance'.
Mrs Harvey was most impressed with the children's 'Recital and Performance' of Caribbean Poetry.
Kingfishers have been learning about Perspective and how it can be included in their Art Work. These children really impressed us!
Singing while busily planting.
Eid Mubarak to all our families and friends celebrating Eid this weeekend!
This week Visual Literacy came alive in Year Two. The children have been exploring the story of 'The Lucky Dip' through drama, role play, listening and responding to questions. On Thursday the children had a visit from 'The Pinman' who is one of the main characters- although a little bit scary he has a very caring nature!
Bringing our own book to school has been very successful! These children have all shown how much they enjoy 'Reading for Pleasure'.
These children have found a fun way to practise their Number Bonds!
Kingfisher Class have been learning how to Partition Numbers and then Recombine them. Faith, Kela, Cameron, Tyler and Zeenat really impressed Mrs Delaney! Well done Children
Our autumn harvest.
Digging up potatoes.
My first time at harvesting beetroot.
Sorting the beetroot by size.
Cabbages munched by caterpillars.
Any minibeasts hiding in here?
Our challenge for the day was to investigate numbers and find the value of each digit in a number!
Free Radio and 'Humfree' the hamster came to school today to promote their Christmas singing competition!
This half-term Year Two will be finding out all about 'The Seaside'.
To support their work the children visited a man-made beach at Bosworth Water Trust.
Year Two Visit to Bosworth Water Trust
Exploring the Playground at Bosworth!
Playing on the Beach, Building Sandcastles and Paddling in the Water was Great Fun!!
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