Children in the Kingfishers class are taught by Mrs Anstey and Mrs Bolton and are supported by Mrs Langmead.

Spring 2019 

Our learning theme:

This term our overriding learning theme is ‘Social Injustice’. We will explore what this means in Kingfisher Class by using the book ‘We Are All Born Free’ a book published by Amnesty International. We will also be asking the question ‘What makes a hero?’ as we think carefully about how we all have our own super powers!

English We will create our own ‘If I were a Superhero’ poems using some amazing vocabulary. We will learn how to write persuasive letters as we find out about Social Injustice. We will also explore a range of Fantasy stories and write our own based on becoming a hero. We will continue with our daily phonics sessions and Year 2 will also have a spelling session each day exploring tricky words and developing our spelling decision making skills.
How you can help: Read with your child every day, help with learning personalised spelling lists. Log on to IXL and complete AR quizzes.
Maths We will continue to develop our counting skills (2s 3s 5s 10s) and develop our problem solving skills. We will learn about telling and measuring time and then move onto calculating with money.
How you can help: Support with key number skills, memorising times tables, log on to IXL  and complete set tasks to develop confidence with applying number and calculation skills. Look for numbers in the environment. Play games with dice/top trumps cards to practice reading/sorting and ordering numbers.
Curriculum: As scientists we will find out more about our super senses and amazing bodies. As creators we will explore a range of different music styles and use instruments to create our own compositions. As theologians we will learn about the Gospels in the Bible and how Christians believe that Jesus brings Good News of friendship, forgiveness and peace. We will also be developing our ICT skills by exploring a range of different websites and sending a class email around the world whilst remember our e-safety rules. We will also be exploring a range of super gadgets.
How you can help: Please see our attached Homework grid for ways in which you can support your child’s learning across our curriculum.

 

Other additional notes and key dates:

It is essential that your child brings in the following every day:

●       PE kit with appropriate footwear

●       Book Bag and Reading Record Books

●       A waterproof coat

●       A named drinks bottle with water

 

PARENTS EVENINGS will be held on 26th and 27th February – please sign up with class teachers

PANCAKE RACE - Tuesday 5th March  - more information to follow

WORLD BOOK DAY – Thursday 7th March

EASTER SERVICE AND EASTER BONNET PARADE – Monday 1st April