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 and Tuesday. Mrs Khanporia is in class every Wednesday,Thursday and Friday.
Our PE lessons are every Tuesday and Thursday 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 in a yellow homework book and must be returned to school by Wednesday the following week. It is really important that your child completes their homework on their own.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and the children will be tested on them the following Friday. Please help your children to learn their spellings. Spelling will be recorded in a purple pirate book and your child should use the week to practice them.
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.
We have a special reading scheme to encourage reading and we receive prizes for reading certain numbers of books. We really enjoy this! If you have any concerns please call in to see our teachers.
Important dates this half term!
Monday 5th September - school re opens
Tuesday 18th October - Parents evening
Wednesday 19th October- Parents evening
Friday 21st October - Break up for half term
Below is an outline of what we will be learning this half term.
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 – Superheroes
This half term we will be learning about the theme 'superheroes'. This is an exciting theme!
We will be looking at everyday heroes and learning more about what they do. In D&T we will be evaluating existing products, looking at capes and design our own before creating in using a range of materials. We will also be creating some superhero music!
At the beginning of the unit we will use our 'chatty box' to explore the theme and add some questions to the box that we want to find out about.
Science – Survival and Growth
Our theme for this half term in science is 'survival and Growth'. We use this theme to consider what living things need to survive also learn more about experiments to develop our scientific enquiry skills. We will explore germs and conduct experiments around that.
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 consider Christian beliefs and think about the world and how we need to look after it. Children will share their own experiences and understanding.
In Computing, we will be learning and recapping how to log on to Purplemash, staying safe online, how to save and retrieve our work and sort items on the computer. We will listening to the story 'Chicken Clicking' and making posters on how to stay safe online.
This half term we will be focusing on games and dance in PE.