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 Tuesday & 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 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 to remember
Thursday 2nd September 2021- School re opens
Friday 22nd October 2021- Break up for October half term
This half term we are learning about the stories 'Silly Billy' and 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'. We will be writing lots of sentences and remembering the skills needed to write a sentence. We will be thinking of how we can extend our sentences using conjunctions and different punctuation etc. We will build up to writing our own story as well which will be very exciting!
Towards the end of the term we will also be learning about persuasive writing and also poetry!
In our maths work we will look at a range of subjects including number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication, 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 our understanding of numbers to 50 and also number facts with those.
Theme – My World and I
This half term is very exciting as we are learning about 'My World and I! We will learn more about where we live in the UK, locating human and physical geographical features. We will locate and name the countries in the UK and observe some aerial photographs. We will also create a map of our school! In art we will learn about the famous the artist Clarice Cliff. We will observe their work and create our own plate in the style of the artist.
Science – Survival and Growth
In science we will be learning about survival and growth but also germs! We will be considering what living things need to survive and also learn more about types of germs and how they can affect our bodies. We will also be conducting some exciting experiments on germs and hygiene!
This half term we will be learning about Christianity in RE.
In Computing, we will use laptops, computers and IPads to learn more about a range of programs and tools. We will be exploring algorithms to follow and create codes for games. We may also even start to de-bug codes where errors are made.