This term the whole school topic is Digging up the Past.
Kingfisher class will be looking more specifically at castles and the monarchy.
In English lessons we are building on last term's 'basics' and beginning to think about more complex sentence structures. Year two's will be using conjunctions, lists and adjectives to extend their ideas in writing. As always we will link to our topic of 'castles' when we can but I am also hoping to see lots of lovely story writing emerging this term.
Our maths topics this term are money, multiplication and division. You can support at home by: looking at notes and coins and using these in shopping experiences (real or imaginary) with your child, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s (year twos can start learning the times table facts in order too), sharing things out into equal groups.
Science this half term will focus on materials. We will find out what properties different materials have and how this makes them suitable for different purposes. There will be lots of hands-on, practical investigations linked to fairy tales.
PE days are timetabled for Wednesdays (swimming) and Thursdays (Tag Rugby) but if sessions are missed due to bad weather we may switch days so please keep your kit in school all week. We would suggest that warm clothes (preferably blue or dark in colour) and sturdy trainers are worn for Tag Rugby, plimsolls/pumps are not suitable.
We are enjoying our computing sessions on Purple Mash - which this term will look at technology beyond the classroom and effective search techniques. Don't forget you have free home access to PurpleMash so feel free to have a look around and try some things out. If children do complete work at home they can save it so we can see it in school.
We are delighted to welcome Miss Walton to the Kingfisher's team. As a third year student she will be undertaking much of planning the teaching in Kingfisher's class alongside Mrs Stead and Mrs Gorry.
We look forward to seeing you at Parents' Evening but please remember that our door is always open and we are more than happy to discuss work or personal issues to make sure that your child has the best possible time at school.... there isn't much we can't help with, unless we don't know about it. If you need us, leave a message with the teacher on the gate in the morning or speak to us after school. We have new safeguarding procedures in place but these will not affect our open door policy.
Please enjoy looking through photos on the website to share our learning experiences with us.