Welcome to Kingfishers' Class
Welcome to Kingfishers' class page.
We have another exciting term planned with Science as our focus.
Please have a little read about what we will be doing this term.
After some fantastic story writing last term we will finish our poetry work before beginning to learn about non-chronological reports. These will be linked to Tudor sea-faring where we will organise and write our information. We will then move on to instruction writing as we follow instructions and look for different features before comparing a range of instructions including layouts and features.
Multiplication and division will be a big focus for us after we finish our addition and subtraction work as we welcome Mr Vincent from Shanghai who will be sharing his excellent maths teaching as we learn how to check our work and how to use multiplication and division in practical situations. We will also be recognising coins in money work and using these to 'buy' items and work out change.
With our main focus on science this term we will be investigating the properties of everyday materials and their suitability for a task. We will be learning about how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. We will present our findings at the Science Fair at the end of term.
Topic- The Queens
We will be learning about two significant individuals; Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. We will compare aspects of their lives and achievements and the periods they lived in. We will begin by researching and comparing these two queens, before learning about Tudor sea faring and the Victorian empire. We will finish the term by discovering what Christmas was like in each period and comparing to Christmas today.
Design & Technology
Linked to our topic of Tudors and Victorians we will be constructing Elizabethan galleons. We will be researching about the ships and design and make one in small groups. We will consider the different features of the galleons and look at amending and improving our work in each session. Any small boxes or resources that may be useful for decoration would be appreciated!
Each Tuesday we will be working on our PE skills with instructors from MSP (Multi Sports Pro) and the focus this term will be gymnastics. The second session each week will practise and extend these skills where they will travel, jump and balance in different ways.
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school during the term. Thank you.
In R.E. we will continue to learn about Divali and consider how it is celebrated in
comparison to Christmas.
We will use the Bible to learn more about the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus. We will reflect on what we can learn from these celebrations.
We will be thinking about our school value 'Caring' this term. We will consider all those who care for us in different ways and those who we care for. We will explore how we can be caring to others in different situations. We will also discuss how sometimes things change in our lives and that can seem unfair.
We will be listening to and appraising songs as we learn different ones- including about the queens of England! We will also be improvising and using our voices and musical instruments within the songs.
Work at Home
A piece of homework, either maths, english or topic will be given out on a Friday. This will always add to and link in with what we are learning in class. This homework is due back on the following Wednesday. The spellings will also be given out on a Friday, ready for testing the following Friday, these words link directly with the Year 2 English curriculum.
Please, please , please keep reading with your child as this has a massive effect on their school work and helps them in all areas of their education.
Please speak to me if you have any questions or concerns.