Welcome to Kingfishers' Class Term 1
'Step Back in Time'
Welcome to Kingfishers' class page.
We have an exciting term planned and look forward to welcoming you into class in September.
Please have a little read about what we will be doing this term.
In English we will start by looking at stories with familiar settings beginning with a story about a day at the seaside. We will be reading and re-telling stories, thinking about the order of them and predicting what might happen. We will be writing our own stories step by step, about a lost toy, and learning to choose our words carefully as we work on learning and using more vocabulary. We will finish off the term with some poetry, focusing on a range of patterns.
In Maths we will begin with place value- reading, recognising and understanding what each digit is worth. We will be counting forwards and backwards in 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's and any practice you can do with this at home would be helpful. We will be adding and subtracting numbers up to 20 so we can confidently work with larger numbers and will investigate the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Topic- The Romans
We will be learning about the Romans this term. We will discover when the Roman Empire was and where they came from. We will find out about the power and efficiency of the Roman army. We will research their homes- especially the villas belonging to the rich. We will discover what Roman children did and compare to our lives as well as what they ate also focusing on the local history side of this fascinating subject.
This term we are concentrating on scientific investigation skills. We will be predicting, observing, reflecting, explaining and suggesting conclusions all within the context of some exciting investigations. These will include dissolving sugar, making musical sounds with water and making things float!
Linked to our Romans topic, printing will be our focus and we will collect and use a range of different materials to make print blocks so that we can plan and print our own mosaic patterns. We will be able to repeat patterns and also try overlapping shapes.
Each Tuesday we will be working on our PE skills with instructors from MSP (Multi Sports Pro). The second session each week will practise skills throwing, catching, rolling and hitting a ball then apply these in invasion games.
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school including suitable outside PE shoes as most lessons will be outside through the Autumn. Thank you.
We will be studying the Hindu festival of Divali and discovering the teachings behind it. We will make our own rangoli patterns and discuss the significance of these. We will also find out about Rama and Sita and look at them as role models.
The school value we will begin to focus on is 'Learning'. We will consider how we can make our classroom a fair and happy place, what we learn at home and school, who teaches us in all areas of our lives and what we can do to become more confident and independent learners.
As well as using ICT skills within our other subjects we will also focus on E-safety this term as we find out about how to keep ourselves safe on the internet. Please speak to me if you have any questions about this vitally important subject.
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 speak to me if you have any questions or concerns.