Welcome to Kingfishers
I would like to say a warm welcome to the Kingfishers class and Year 2. We are a class of 29 children.
The class teacher is Mrs Agnew and the teaching assistants are Mrs Bolt, Mrs Khanporia and Miss Slee.
Our PE lessons are every Thursday and Friday this half term so please ensure that your child has a full, named PE kit in school and that we are not wearing earrings on those days.
Homework is given out on a Friday and it is due in no later than the following Wednesday. We have changed our homework so that it links to our new themed learning and is more exciting for the children.Each half term we will introduce a new theme and the homework will have a number of different activities for the children to choose from.They will not need to do all of the activities, they can pick which one they would like to do each week. Please tick the activity when it has been completed. Where possible, it can be stuck in their homework book or handed in to class. Some activities may just be a talking activity or some may be a visit somewhere so please just tick these when completed.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and the children will be tested on them the following Friday. Please help us to learn these so we can get them all right!
We really like reading in Kingfishers so we ask our grown ups to listen to us read and comment in our reading diaries so that we can get our book changed – just a small comment and signature is fine. Books will be changed in class on; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If your child is ready to change their reading book they must place it in the basket ready to be changed.
Important dates to remember!
Monday 6th January- Back to school after the christmas holidays.
Friday 14th February- Break up for February half term.
We will begin this half term by looking at traditional tales and looking at those ones with a twist! We will read the stories, Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella and some interesting new twisted tales! We will build up to writing our very own traditional tale. We will also look at letter writing this half term
In our maths work we will look at a range of subjects including number and place value, measurement, shape, money, addition and subtraction and LOTS more. We will really concentrate on problem solving and word problems and will be using our understanding of jottings etc to help us. At home try and practice your sticks and dots!
Theme – Carnival
Our theme for this half term is 'Carnival'. This a whole school focus and will be really exciting! We will look in Year 2 at the Rio carnival and learn all about the celebartions, food, etc. We will make masks, head pieces and do some exciting moving art work! In Geography we will look at the 7 continents and 5 oceans, we will compare Preston to Rio de Janeiro and explore weather patterns in relation to the equator. We will listen to Brazillian music and use the musical instruments to make our very own music for a carnival.
Science – Magic Materials
Magic Materials is our topic for Spring 1. We will learn about lots of different materials and look at their properties. We will carry out different science experiments using different materials considering their properties, ie. waterproof.
In RE, we are learning all about Hinduism.
PE this half term will be dance with the PNE coach on a Thursday and gymnastics on a Friday.
Attached is the theme overview for Spring 1, 'Carnival'