This year the Kingfishers is a class of 26 and our teacher is Miss Hatton. Mrs Holmes and Miss Calton will be our teaching assistants. Mrs Holmes will be with us from Monday to Thursday in the mornings and Miss Calton will work in our class every afternoon and on Friday mornings too. There are lots of exciting things planned for this year and you can find out about them by looking at our class page or even better by following us on Twitter. Send a follow request to @Kingfisherskett to keep up to date with things in the classroom as they happen!
P.E. in the Kingfishers:
Please make sure you remember to bring your P.E. kit to school on the days we have P.E. We will try to be outside for our lessons as much as possible this term so you will need to have your trainers. Bring your plimsolls too, just in case we are inside. Our P.E. days will be: Monday and Tuesday.
Reading in the Kingfishers:
Reading takes many forms in the Kingfishers. To enable us to progress with our reading we will have opportunities to do whole class, group reading, paired reading and individual reading. It is important to read at home too! We need to take our reading books home and try to read aloud to someone as often as we can. It is up to us to remember to put our reading book into the tray in the classroom if it needs to be changed! We will change our books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
We will continue to think about the 6Rs in our learning this year and as always in Term 2 our focus will be on being RESPECTFUL. Remembering to be READY for learning is also important too. Each time we demonstrate the learning behaviours associated with this term's R we have the chance to earn a dojo point and we will continue to work together to earn 100 Barry points this term which we can exchange in the Dojo Shop for a class treat. We can still collect our individual points and trade those in the Dojo Shop for exciting goodies every Wednesday playtime.
This term is going to be a busy one! There is lots for us to fit in. Our topic is Remember, remember... and has History as a primary focus. We will start by learning about the history of Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot before focusing in on Remembrance Day and completing activities linked to the centenary of the end of World War 1. As this is the Christmas term, it won't be long before rehearsals for our Christmas production are in full swing. Our scripts will be coming home very soon! How exciting! We will also finish the term with a mini-topic related to Christmas.
In English our first unit will be a poetry writing unit and we will be writing poems linked to Bonfire Night and then we will look at writing recounts. In Maths our work will be focused on addition and subtraction before finishing the term with a focus on money and data handling.