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 3 our focus will be on being RESILIENT. Remembering to be READY for learning and RESPECTFUL is also important too. Each time we demonstrate the learning behaviours associated with this term's R and our previous Rs we have the chance to earn a dojo point. We can trade our individual dojo points in the Dojo Shop for exciting goodies every Wednesday playtime. We managed to earn 100 Barry points just before we finished the term and enjoyed our class treat of a film afternoon with popcorn. The counter has been reset for this term and we will start again to work together to earn 100 Barry points.
Happy New Year to you all! We have a very busy term coming up with lots of interesting and exciting things planned. This term's topic has a Science and Geography focus. Watch this space to find out extra information once we get started!
In English our first unit will be a non-fiction unit. We are going to be researching and writing animal fact files, focusing on writing and punctuating questions, using expanded noun phrases and linking ideas within our sentences using conjunctions. In Maths our main focus for this term will be on multiplication and division. We will start the unit off by learning what multiplication is before the times table facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables are introduced. One of the focuses for our homework this term will be on learning these times tables. We will also have a list of common words we spell incorrectly in our writing to bring home to practise. We will be tested on these throughout the term and words will be removed and added to our list as we apply the correct spellings in our writing.