Preston Primary School

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Kingfisher Class

Welcome to Kingfisher Class.


                                                                       Term 2

Survival is the theme and the children in Kingfisher class are learning skills that would enable them to survive if stranded on a desert island like Michael in Kensuke's Kingdom. So far they have learnt about first aid, that is both pet and human. 

Survival Days with Steve Clifford AKA Commando Stevelaugh


Day 1- 'One man's rubbish is another man's treasure!' That was the motto of the day as Kingfishers set out on their journey of survival. They started the day by creating solar cookers out of used Pringles cans that on a sunny day could get hot enough to cook a sausage. Next, the children learnt how to gut and fillet a fish and how to prepare it for cooking on a fire. Many of the children particularly enjoyed handling the fish after the guts had been removed!surprise The children gained excellent knowledge about the anatomy of a fish and were able to confidently recall key information. After that, the children had a go at starting a fire using flint and steel and a cotton pad. This was the basis of the class fire over which they cooked both fresh mackerel and sea bass.

Day 2- The children returned to school the following day with fresh clean faces ready to go out into the wild! The challenge today was to build a leaf shelter. Once the structure was complete and after a quick regroup, they went off in search of leaves. After numerous piles of leaves were carefully added to the shelter, the children had successfully built a working leaf shelter, their faces awash with mud!


                                                                       Term 1
The children have been exploring light in their science lessons.  The children have been demonstrating their scientific enquiry skills by asking lots of questions and experimenting. Here is one of the experiments, perhaps ask your child what is happening in the picture and see if they can explain. enlightened
The children will be making their own periscopes , so watch this space ...............
In Kingfisher class the children are learning to play the ukulele.