Welcome to Kingfishers' Class
Welcome to Kingfishers' class page.
Enterprise is our school focus this term which fits brilliantly with
our learning behaviour of collaboration.
Please have a little read about what we will be doing this term.
We will begin by reading George's Marvellous Medicine and creating our own potions as we write instructions, considering carefully the different features. There will be more of a non-fiction focus this term and we will be reading different books about inventing things, including 'Papa's Mechanical Fish'. We will be writing non chronological reports as the children find out about different inventions through history and design their own amazing inventions.
We will begin our term with position and direction as we use mathematical vocabulary to describe turns including right angles, clockwise and anti-clockwise. Next we will order and arrange patterns and sequences. We will be looking at efficient methods for solving problems and will revisit our times tables this term before going on to telling the time where we will compare and sequence times.
This term we will be observing plants, how they grow from a seed or bulb to a plant that we can eat or enjoy as a flower or tree. We will grow our own plants to find out what plants need to grow and predict and observe how different conditions have an effect on a plant's growth.
Our history topic this term is 'Changes within Living Memory' and we will be looking at toys and how these have changed since World War 2. We will be inviting children to bring in their favourite toys as well as examining some toys throughout recent history. If parents and grandparents would like to lend us their own toys from childhood this will add a more authentic experience for the children as they compare and contrast toys from different times.
Design & Technology
Our D&T work will have a focus of 'flowers', linked to our Science and we will create textile squares for October's Sturton Village Show. We will be looking at the work of Australian artist Julie Ryder and her paintings and collages of flowers. After planning our textiles we will use a range of skills as we paint and sew. There will also be time to evaluate & consider our work.
Multi-Pro Sports will continue their sessions on a Tuesday. This term the focus will be athletics. The second session will be games which will include attacking and defending as well as working in a team and passing accurately. We will also develop our skills in striking, dribbling, rolling and hitting a ball.
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school during the term. Thank you.
In R.E. we will be learning about Churches and the symbolism of the things inside them. We will be visiting a local Church and looking at and describing some religious artefacts inside and how they are used by worshippers.
The subject for this term is 'Friendship' and we will be learning about getting on and falling out. We will continue learning about different emotions and recognising them in different situations. We will also try to understand things from someone else's point of view to help us try to understand each other better.
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.