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Mystery Skype- Can you guess our places?

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Can you guess the places we are describing? Leave your answers in your comments box and you may want to use an atlas to help you. Thanks

Group 1:

It ends with the letter ‘I’.
It’s one of the largest rivers.
Its connected to the gulf of Mexico.
Its in the northern Hemisphere.
Its North of New Orleans.
It also connects to Lake Superior.
It runs through ten states.
Its in North America….Who am I?

Group 2:

Its North of the equator
The country this city is in runs through the tropic of cancer line.
This city is definitely not in North America.
Sudan is one of this countries neighbours.
Its on the bank of a famous river.
There’s 5 letters in this city’s title.
There is a U and an R in the name of this city….Who am I?

Group 3:

We are in the tropical continent.
Our city begins with an ‘R’
We are in South America
We are very close to Bolivia.
We have one of the seven wonders of the world.
One of our country’s borders touches the Atlantic Ocean
Our city is made up of 3 words…Who am I?

Group 4:

This is a country which is a little larger comparing to Sierra Leone.
We are in the Northern Hemisphere.
We have a very rich culture.
The name of this country has 2 ‘A’s in it and 1 ‘H’.
We are in West Africa.
Our neighbouring country starts with a T…Who am I?

Group 5:

We are a city who is sometimes on the news.
We have a river flowing through our country.
We are in the Northern hemisphere.
Our continent start with the letter ‘A’.
Our flag has the colours, red, white, black and with green detail.
The country we are in has four letters.
Its definitely not in Australia.
We are land locked…Who am I?

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Our History: Prospectus for The House of Wisdom

As part of our history topic, we have been focusing on the Ancient Islamic World with special focus on Bhagdad. Here, we learnt about the House of Wisdom and why it was so famous many years ago. We were given a task of creating an advertising video to show how much we’ve understood about the importance of the place. See what you think, remember to leave your comments. Enjoy…

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Numeracy – difficult fraction challenges for parents

We have been working hard solving missing numbers in fractions, in fact we think we can solve fraction problem better than our parents. Why don’t you try to see if you can solve any of the questions we’ve been doing in class. All the work is the children own. Just click on this link and all the posts will open up.

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General Knowledge Quiz 2

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Here another Quiz to test your brains.

  1. What does your diet require the most? Fibre, Fruit or Dairy?
  2. What was Cerberus?
  3. What is at the centre of the Canadian flag?
  4. Indiana Jones’ real name is Henry Jones’ Jnr. So who was Indiana?
  5. What two colours are blood cells?
  6. In what sport do you like ‘birdies’ and hate ‘bogeys’?
  7. How many labours did Hercules have to face?
  8. How many teams are there in the NBA (National Basketball Association)
  9. What was the highest grossing movie of 2010?
  10. Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia originated from which country?

YOU ARE ALLOWED TO USE THE INTERNET IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER…OTHERWISE HOW ARE YOU MEANT TO LEARN NEW THINGS?

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General Knowledge Quiz

quizDo you know the answers to this general knowledge quiz I have prepared for you? Prizes for the first 4 people with correct answers.

  1. Which country has the largest population in the world?
  2.  Is Jamaica North or South of the Equator?
  3. Which three colours make up the Norwegian Flag?
  4. What is a bobsled track made of?
  5. What famous tennis tournament takes place every summer in South West London?
  6. Who sold more records, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Madonna?
  7. What animal appears at the start of MGM films since April 1924?
  8. What was the name of the Great White Shark in ‘Findin Nemo’?
  9. How many pieces do you cut a pie into if you bisect it?
  10. How many minutes can the Giant Armadillo hold its breath?

GOOD LUCK PEOPLE

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Michael Morpurgo is making headlines in Kingfisher Class

michaelMany of the children in the class have taken a big interest in Michael Morpurgo books. They are reading them daily every chance they get. They even come to school holding them in their hands in case they get a cheeky 5 minutes to have a quick read. Why do you like these books so much? What makes them exciting? What makes you recommend them to friends because I can see more and more of you choosing to read them. Do they take you long to read? What questions do you have for Michael? Let’s see if we can get him to answer some of your comments.

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Riddles Written by Kingfisher & Nightingale

How many of these riddles can you answer?

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  1. Q. What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
  2. Q. What is the easiest way to double your money?
  3. Q. What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
  4. Q. What has a neck but no head?
  5. Q. What has to be broken before you can use it?
  6. Q. What gets wetter as it dries?
  7. Q. What goes up and doesn’t come back down?
  8. Q. What belongs to you but is used more by others?
  9. Q. Everyone has it and no one can lose it, what is it?
  10. Q. It’s been around for millions of years, but it’s no more than a month old. What is it?
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Science- How well will you do on this Earth & Space Quiz?

Here’s a quiz on our ‘Earth & Space’ topic. There’s a prize if you get 19 or 20 correct. Goodluck People…may the force be with you.
1. What is the closest planet to the Sun?
2. What is the name of the 2nd biggest planet in our solar system?
3. What is the hottest planet in our solar system?
4. What planet is famous for its big red spot on it?
5. What planet is famous for the beautiful rings that surround it?
6. Can humans breathe normally in space as they can on Earth?
7. Is the sun a star or a planet?
8. Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
9. What planet is known as the red planet?
10. What is the name of the force holding us to the Earth?
11. Have human beings ever set foot on Mars?
12. What is the name of a place that uses telescopes and other scientific equipment to research space and astronomy?
13. What is the name of NASA’s most famous space telescope?
14. Earth is located in which galaxy?
15. What is the name of the first satellite sent into space?
16. Ganymede is a moon of which planet?
17. What is the name of Saturn’s largest moon?
18. Olympus Mons is a large volcanic mountain on which planet?
19. Does the sun orbit the Earth?
20. Is the planet Neptune bigger than Earth? Continue reading

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Recommend a read…

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Kingfisher's Class Book review

Hello Class, I love reading and would love for you to recommend me some good reads. If you could leave a book review of the book you are reading then this would help me loads. You may want to recommend a book or you may just want to let me know what books to stay clear of.
  • Add the title of your book here
  • Who is the author of your book?
  • Was it good or bad book and why? What characters did you like or dislike? Did it have a good introduction? What genre is it? How long would it take me to read the book? Who would this book be ideal for? Who should stay clear of this book?
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MineCraft…..What is all the fuss about people?

Hello everyone, Mr Lathia. Since having my new classminecraft this year, I have observed that soo many of you are crazy over this new game minecraft. You need to help me understand it…..

What is it about?  What do you have to do?  Is there any characters in it?  Can you complete the game?  How do you play with your friends?  Can two people on one computer?

These are all questions I have about the game because I really don’t understand what the fuss is about. Is it really as good as you all are making out? Help Mr Lathia understand this please Kingfisher Class……

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