Welcome to Kingfishers' Class
'Putting on a Show'
Welcome to Kingfishers' class page.
Putting on a Show is our school focus this term and our learning behaviour is Creative and Critical Thinking.
Please have a little read about what we will be doing this term.
This term we will link our English to our Geography topic of seas and continents. We will start off with reading and watching the film of 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. We will use this to write our own journey stories and will learn more about Oliver Jeffers as a significant children's author. We will also be using extracts from J K Rowling's Harry Potter as we consider the 'Forbidden Forest' as we journey on in our writing! Drama will also be an important focus throughout the term. We will finish by reading and writing poetry about the sea.
We will continue our work on telling the time and solving problems about time. Measurements including mass, temperature and capacity will give us plenty of scope for investigating measuring in a range of different ways. We will finish the year looking again at position and direction as well as investigating mathematical patterns and creating our own patterns for others to solve.
This term our focus will be scientific investigations including asking questions, observing closely and performing a range of simple tests. They will gather and record data in their experiments and use observations from these to suggest answers to questions they may have asked.
For our final term the topic is a geography theme. We will be learning about the different continents and seas and oceans. The children will spend time discovering where these are and some of the unique features for each of the continents. Linked to our Geography work we will be investigating continents and oceans using powerpoints and the internet. The children will be explaining and presenting their findings to each other.
We will be drawing and painting flowers ready for October's Sturton Village Show and will use a range of drawing and sketching skills. We will spend some time becoming more accurate with colour mixing and will then apply this as we carefully use different techniques in our painting work. We will be studying the fascinating work of George Seurat and his pointillistic approach (painting dots).
Multi-Pro Sports will continue their sessions. This term they will focus on 'athletics' on a Tuesday morning. The second session will be very exciting as MSP will be teaching us archery skills in our second session on a Thursday each week.
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school during the term. Thank you.
In R.E. we will be continuing with our learning about Churches, particularly Lincoln Cathedral. We will be inviting a vicar and a regular church goer in to talk to the children about their role in the church and what makes the church special to them.
Our final term's focus will be changes. We will consider habits, what these are and how they can be hard to break. We will discuss times when we make wrong choices and will read about a child who wants to change their behaviour. The children will suggest how this could be done. We will finish be considering consequences of right and wrong choices.
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.