Welcome to Kingfishers
I would like to say a warm welcome to the Kingfishers class and Year 2. We are a class of 30 children.
The class teacher is Mrs McGrath and the teaching assistant is Mrs Patel.
Our PE lessons are every Tuesday and 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. This half term, we will be doing gymnastics
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!
Friday 10th November - Diwali celebration day
Friday 17th November - Children in Need Day (come to school in something bright or spotty for a £1 donation)
Friday 1st December - Christmas fair - doors open at 2,30pm
Friday 8th December - Christmas jumper day and KS1 Christmas singalong
Wednesday 20th December - Christmas dinner
Thursday 21st December - Christmas party day
Friday 22nd December - School finishes at 3.15pm
Below is an outline of what we will be learning this half term. Any questions, please ask!
This half term we are learning about writing instructions. To help us, we will be making a pizza.
We will also be reading the story of Alice in Wonderland, and writing our own adventure story.
In our maths work we will look at a range of subjects including number and place value, addition and subtraction, 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, and will be using rekenreks to help us to subitise.
Theme – The Victorians
Our theme this half term is ‘Victorians’. It will have a focus on the subjects History and DT
Science – Materials
This half term we will be learning about materials and their properties, and using this knowledge to explain why a material has been used for a particular purpose. We will also be looking at how some solid objects can be changes by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching them
Throughout the year, we will be learning about plants and what they need in order to remain healthy. We will be planting some bulbs at the beginning of this term and looking to see how they have grown in the Spring term
This half term we will be learning about Christianity and why light is important to Christians. We will find out how Christians use light in their celebrations, particularly during their Christmas celebrations.
In Computing, we will be recapping how to stay safe online. We will then be looking at how to create our own spreadsheets.
This half term we will be focusing on gymnastics in PE.