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 Agnew and the teaching assistants are Mrs Bolt and Miss Ekins. Mrs Bolt is in class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Miss Ekins is in class every 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!
Friday 24th February- Library service visit to school
Thursday 2nd March 2023- World Book Day (children to come into school dressed in pyjamas)
Tuesday 28th March - Parents Evening Day 1
Wednesday 29th March - Parents Evening Day 2
Friday 31st March- Break up for the Easter holdiays.
Below is an outline of what we will be learning this half term. Any questions, please ask!
This half term we are learning about the story 'Up and Down'. We will be focussing on sentence writing, ensuring that we use the correct punctuation and extending our sentences using adjectives and conjunctions.
We will also have a week learning all about our schools chosen book for Book Week. This book is called 'The Girl and the Dinosaur'. Towards the end of this half term we will learn about poetry and non-chronological reports.
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 – Paddington
Our theme this half term is ‘Paddington’. It will have a focus on the subjects Geography and Art.
We will be learning about Paddington’s journey around the UK, learning countries and capital cities. We will be focussing on a new artist in Art called Georgia O'Keeffe and use new techniques to develop our sketching and shading skills.
We will finish the theme by sketching a flower from the UK and use oil pastels to blend colours together to create light and dark shades.
Science – Green Fingers
This half term we are learning about plants in science. We will be experimenting with growing our own seeds, bulbs and vegetables and see what helps these to grow best and learning about different parts of a plant. half term we are learning about plants. We will be experimenting with growing our own seeds, bulbs and vegetables and see what helps these to grow best.
This half term we will be learning about Islam. We will listen to a range of stories and consider important routines or rituals. We will learn more about showing gratitude and how Muslims show respect to God.
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 be following the purple mash units on 'effective searching' and 'making music'.
This half term we will be focusing on athletics and dance in PE.