Welcome to Kingfishers
I would like to say a warm welcome to the Kingfishers class and Year 2. We are a class of 29 children.
The class teacher is Mrs Agnew and the teaching assistants are Mrs Bolt and Mrs Khanporia. Mrs Bolt is in class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Khanporia is in class every Thursday and Friday.
Our PE lessons are every Wednesday this half term so please ensure that your child has a full, named PE kit in school and that we are not wearing earrings on those days.
Homework is given out on a Friday and it will always be linked to what your child is learning about in class. It will be an English and a Maths task :) This will be uploaded to Seesaw.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and the children will be tested on them the following Friday. Please help you children to learn their spellings.
We really like reading in Kingfishers so we ask our grown ups to listen to us read and comment in our reading diaries so that we can get our book changed – just a small comment and signature is fine. Books can be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Important dates this half term!
Tuesday 19th April- School re opens
Friday 27th May - Break up for May half term
Friday 27th May - Celebrating the Queens Jubilee (Wear red, white and blue)
In our maths work we will look at a range of subjects including number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication, division, shape, measure, money and LOTS more. We will really concentrate on our methods of calculation and using jottings, part-part whole and ten frames to help us solve different calculations. We will strengthen are knowledge and understanding of numbers to 100.
Theme – Great Explorers
This half term we will be learning about the theme 'Great Explorers'. We will focus our learning on Antarctica and explore what it is like. We will also learn about the significant explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his achievements. In art we will learn about the famous artist Roy Lichtenstein and create a painting using the technique of pointillism.
Science – Habitats
Our theme for this half term in science is 'Habitats' so we will be learning all about where animals live and why their habitat is suited to them. We will also learn about food chains and whether an animal is a herbivore, omnivore or carnivore. We will look at the continent Antarctica and explore what is is like there. We will learn about the animals that live in Antarctica such as penguins, killer whales and seals.
RE- Christianity (Church)
This half term we will be learning about Christianity in RE. We will investigate Christian worship – including the importance of prayer and reading from the Bible. We will also look at a church and label the different parts.
In Computing, we will use laptops, computers and IPads to learn more about a range of programs and tools. We will be exploring microsoft word to create internet safety posters and also develop more skills when using purplemash to create leaflets.
This half term we will be focusing on games and athletics in PE.