Kingfisher Class (Year 3)

Kingfisher Class Teacher: Miss Murphy

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Yeates

Kingfisher Class – Annual Overview 2017 – 2018

Kingfisher Class – Summer Term 2 2018

Dental Talk from BUPA – 24th May 2018

Kingfisher Class really enjoyed their visit from the BUPA dental team today.  Following their talk, the children created some wonderful posters to show what they had learnt.  Here are a couple of them…

Gem Jar Treat Pizzas and Cupcakes! – 17th May 2018

On Thursday of this week, Kingfisher Class had their gem jar treat.  They each made a pizza puff topped with vegetables (many in the shape of a face!) and a mini cupcake.  They had a great time!


Light, Shadow and Reflection – 15th May 2018

Kingfisher Class have been learning all about light, shadow and reflection this half term.  Today they conducted an experiment to see how the size of the shadow changes depending on how far away the object is away from the light source (torch).  They had great fun and worked well in their small teams. 



Gillingham Family Multiskills Festival – 9th May 2018

Some of the children from Kingfisher Class took part in the Gillingham Family Multiskills Festival this week.  This took place at Gillingham School.  They had 4 excellent Sports Leaders who taught them lots of fun games and led activities involving running, jumping and throwing.  They ended the afternoon with some relay events before being presented with a certificate.
The children represented the school brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves. 
Well done Kingfishers! 

Wednesday 21st March 2018 – Easter Egg Hunt at The Mellowes

Kingfisher Class were very lucky to be invited to The Mellowes care home this week for an Easter Egg Hunt!  When we arrived, the children worked in pairs to solve the riddles and find the next plastic egg.  The last clue asked us to sit down in the lounge with the residents.  Then we had a visit from the Easter Bunny who very kindly gave us ALL an Easter egg!  We also had a drink and a biscuit and had the chance to share some snow poems we had written with the residents.  Everyone at The Mellowes made us feel very welcome.  Many staff from The Mellowes also commented on how polite and well behaved our children were.  Well done Kingfisher Class! 

Monday 22nd January 2018 – Town Walk

Kingfisher Class had a very interesting afternoon on Monday.  We walked down into Gillingham and met Mr Woodcock who volunteers at the Museum.  He taught us all about how Gillingham first came about and why the first families decided to set up their home here.  We looked around the museum at all of the ancient artefacts and even saw the skeleton of one of the first people who lived in Gillingham!  

We then went for a walk by Chantry Fields and learnt about the three rivers in Gillingham, as well as spotting two of the oldest houses in the town that still had a thatched roof!

The children will be doing some follow-up learning in their Geography lessons about how Gillingham has changed over time.  We are very grateful to Mr Woodcock for giving up his time to take us on the guided tour. 

Journey to the Stable – Tuesday 5th December 2017

Kingfisher Class really enjoyed their ‘Journey to the Stable’ visit on Tuesday afternoon.  The Methodist church kindly invited us to take part in a variety of different activities linked to the Christmas story.  At each activity, the children learnt part of the Christmas story as well as collecting a special object to keep in their own bag. 

We would like to say a big thank you to the staff and volunteers from the Methodist Church for making us feel so welcome.  We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Some of the children said it was the most beautiful church they had ever seen! 

Thank you also to our wonderful children for having fantastic manners and being so respectful whilst at the church. 


Monday 13th November 2017 – discovering Victoriana

The children explored with quill style ink pens this afternoon and a range of different Victorian toys such as marbles, dibs, flick books and Jacob’s ladders.   They found the ink pens hard to use as the ink ran out quickly!

Friday 10th November – Playing hockey

We have just started learning hockey.  We now know how to hold the stick correctly and what body position we need. 

We have learnt how to dribble, keeping the ball close to the stick, and shoot at a target.  The children are already impressing us with their skills!

Well done Kingfisher Class. 

Wednesday 1st November 2017 – PE Balances

In PE this week we have been learning how to do partner balances. We needed to keep a strong body tension and stay very still. Here are some of our balances, they were very tricky!

Friday 29th September 2017 – Macmillan Coffee Morning

Kingfisher Class really enjoyed visiting our school MacMillan Coffee morning recently. They were very grateful for their drink and biscuit!

Monday 11th September 2017 – Archery Taster Session

Children in Years 1-6 had the opportunity to have a taster session in archery this week.  Each class experimented using the catapult and two different types of longbow.  Children in Kingfisher Class aimed at a target board worth different points and also tried to knock over balls and cones.   They had a fantastic time!