This term the whole school topic is Fire and Flight and Kingfisher class will be learning lots about the Great Fire of London and Fire Safety.
In English lessons we will be developing new writing skills in line with our year group expectations. At the start of this year we will have a particular focus on - using capital letters and full stops to write in sentences; using our sounds to help us spell; forming our letters correctly and consistently. There will be lots of beautiful books shared in whole class reading and writing sessions, guided reading groups and reading for pleasure time. Through these books we will magpie great story ideas, new vocabulary and clever ways to engage our readers.
Our maths topics for this term are place value, addition and subtraction. These are key areas of the maths curriculum and as the year ones become secure in their understanding of numbers to 20, year twos will be busy mastering numbers to 100. A range of strategies will be introduced to help children add and subtract these larger numbers pictorially with sound reasoning. If you would like to see these methods then please let me know and nearer the time I will arrange a demonstration session.
Science this half term will focus on ourselves - our bodies and our senses. We will then move onto to look at materials with investigations linked to our Great Fire of London topic.
PE days will be a mixture of Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays but if sessions are missed due to bad weather we may switch days so please keep your kit in school all week. Where possible this half term, we will be following a dance programme on Tuesdays and enjoying gymnastics sessions led by our qualified coach Caroline George.
We will have lots of different topics to cover in our computing sessions - E-Safety, Understanding Purple Mash, Effective Searching, Technology beyond School and 'Lego Builders'.
The children in Kingfisher class are lucky to be taught by a committed team - Mrs Stead will teach every morning as well we Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Mrs Gorry will Wednesday and Friday afternoons and Ms. Redfern-Pugh will support the class every morning and Monday afternoons. Madame Morris will teach French every Monday and Ms Summers will teach music and singing on Monday afternoons too.
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 which will not affect our open door policy.
We look forward to meeting you all and keeping the website full of photos of our exciting adventures.