Welcome to Kingfishers' Class
Welcome to Kingfishers' class page.
Storytelling is our school focus this term, which links in beautifully with World Book Day on March 1st.
Perseverence and Resilience are our learning behaviours this term
Please have a little read about what we will be doing this term.
This will be on the second week of the term. We will be reading C.S Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as we find out about wolves, create a tea tray for Lucy, navigate around maps of Narnia and retell the story with puppets we have made. There will also be a maths theme as we solve different problems to find Aslan the Lion! Just a reminder that it is World Book Day on the Thursday (1st March) so remember to get your costume ready.
Non-fiction non-chronological reports will be our starting point as we find out about wolves. We will organise and write up our information in our own fact books. With storytelling as our theme we will read 'traditional tales' like 'Little Red Riding Hood' before comparing them to modern versions with a twist! We will use puppets to tell our stories and write our own 'traditional tale' including a range of features and working hard to improve our writing.
We will start with multiplication and division before using our calculation skills to solve problems about Narnia. We will begin with finding out about fractions. We will be finding, recognising, reading and writing fractions including 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/4, and 3/4. We will be using these with shapes, lengths and quantities. Knowing your multiplication tables really helps with this- so please keep learning.
In Science we will be investigating animals and humans by classifying them into groups such as birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates, also carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will consider the structure of their bodies, life cycles and their basic needs.
Topic- GeographyThe topic is a geography theme this term. We will be building on what we learnt last term about the UK human and physical features. We will be learning about the four capital cities of the UK. We will use our ICT skills to research about the individuality of these capitals cities and how the UK is unique as an island.
Design & Technology
We will be planning and cooking food that we associate with the United Kingdom this term. Communicating is our focus skill so we will be working in teams to prepare and cook different dishes, before the ever popular tasting and evaluating!
MSP will continue their weekly sessions with Games with an invasion focus.
In our second session we will be learning skills linked to invasion games, including keeping possession of the ball and intercepting.
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school during the term. Thank you.
We will be developing our singing skills by singing songs linked to our geography and science topics. We will be singing melodies accurately as we sing songs about animals and will sing different 'rounds' as we learn songs about London and Scotland.
We will continue to learn about the Jewish community and how Shabbat is celebrated at home and in the Synagogue. We will also find out about the role of the Rabbi and learn about Jewish places of worship.
We will be thinking about our school value 'Aiming High' in particular. We will think about goals we might like to achieve and breaking these down into smaller achievable steps. We will also try some group goals and work as teams.
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.